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  • Buffalo Grove native wins Union Station design contest Sep 23, 2013 12:08 PM
    Buffalo Grove native Corey Nissenberg fondly remembers growing up in the suburbs, playing games like tetherball and bocce ball in his yard. Those memories of unstructured, outdoor play in the suburbs drove his latest design concept — for the Great Hall at Union Station — which became TrainYARD, a winning entry in a contest. “This was my first competition outside of school,” Nissenberg says. “The whole thing has been surreal.”

     
  • Schaumburg family’s transformation into Guatemalan missionaries Sep 18, 2013 12:45 PM
    Little did John and Judy Prim know, more than 25 years ago now, the impact adopting a 4-year old girl from Guatemala would have on their lives — and the lives of those they would serve. The former Schaumburg couple, who now live in Guatemala and have turned their lives over to being missionaries, returned to Living Hope Church in Elk Grove Village recently — with their daughter, Joy, who is now 30 — where the congregation threw them a fifth successive fundraising dinner.

     
  • OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselves Sep 13, 2013 12:25 AM
    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

     
  • Prospect teen wins recognition for cancer research Sep 4, 2013 6:00 AM
    Apurva Belsare, 16, of Mount Prospect was one of 35 teens to be named a winner for excellence in research after he completed the six-week STARS program last summer for aspiring science researchers. “I thought research would be pretty individualized, but it turned out to be a team effort,” says Belsare.

     
  • Arlington Hts. figure skater, 64, is cleaning up on the 'silver' circuit Aug 26, 2013 1:43 PM
    Mary Ellen Gabler of Arlington Heights didn't start figure skating until she was 41, but today she's a champion on the ice. She took first place in the Adult Silver division of the Chicago Open, and this December she will be a featured soloist at the Hoffman Estates Park District's winter ice show. “My original goal was to be able to skate backward,” Gabler says. “That fascinated me.”

     
  • Suburban band Mike & Joe more than 20 years of success Aug 13, 2013 9:33 AM
    Mike Notaro of Arlington Heights never thought staying up late and playing guitar would lead to anything. Instead, it was the catalyst a career. He and his band, Mike & Joe, headlined the Mane Event in Arlington Heights last week, playing to 10,000 people. “I’m so lucky to be able to play for my hometown,” Notaro said. “It’s fantastic.”

     
  • K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry recharged by convention in Roselle Aug 5, 2013 2:47 PM
    Seventy dogs and handlers from around the country gathered last week in Roselle to learn and recharge at second national convention of the K9 Comfort Dogs ministry. “I’ve been to so many disaster areas that it’s nice to be together with everyone at a happy occasion,” Lynn Buhrke of Palatine said. “There’s so much camaraderie here. Occasionally, we have to build each other up.”

     
  • Students are able to immerse themselves in the culture Jul 31, 2013 6:00 AM
    Spanish students from Schaumburg High school had the chance to travel to Costa Rica to immerse themselves in the Hispanic culture. The students stayed with local families, visited a coffee plantation and did some white water rafting.

     
  • Interns spread conservation message at Flint Creek Jul 22, 2013 2:34 PM
    Citizens for Conservation's “Botany on the Prairie” program is one in a series of hands-on outings for students that immerses them in the CFC’s mission of restoring native wetlands and prairies — and growing the next generation of conservationists.

     
  • Hersey sophomore ready to take over the airwaves Jul 17, 2013 2:22 PM
    How many high school sophomores know what they want to do in life? Daniel Gerardi does, and his teachers and coaches at Hersey High School are giving him every oppportunity to ply his sports broadcasting trade, now.

     
  • Mt. Prospect siblings take national titles in speech and debate Jul 8, 2013 2:58 PM
    Jimmy and Molly McDermott of Mount Prospect are turning heads in the national speech and debate circuit, and they haven’t started high school yet.

     
  • Willow Creek Garden grows spirit, along with the vegetables Jun 24, 2013 2:20 PM
    Members of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington have been gardening for more than 15 years, but with the opening of the Care Center on its campus this month, the stakes have risen. “It’s given us more visibility,” says Sandra Aussem of Palatine, who coordinates volunteers for the church’s Giving Garden.

     
  • NSSEO honors people, businesses that aid its special education efforts Jun 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    During a reception last week, students gave tours of a greenhouse and sustainable vegetable garden in Arlington Heights that was created for special education students with help from individuals, businesses and local units of government. "It’s a huge asset to our students, to have this kind of collaboration,” said Maureen Daly.

     
  • Rolling Meadows firefighters help 8-year-old burn victim Jun 3, 2013 1:51 PM
    Rolling Meadows firefighter Rick Acosta made a return visit to La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago last month, only to find a refreshing sight: an iPad charging next to a young patient's bed. It reassured Acosta that 8-year-old Adorian Fentry of Rolling Meadows was using the gift that he and members of Rolling Meadows Firefighters Local 3075 had purchased for him after coming to his rescue in March.

     
  • Mt. Prospect store to donate part of proceeds to brain cancer group May 28, 2013 10:00 AM
    Owners of Capannari's Ice Cream in Mount Prospect hold multiple fundraisers throughout the year, but an event coming up on Sunday truly comes from the heart. Capannari's will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from 6-10 p.m. to raise money for Harley Helping Hands, an organization that helps adults living with brain cancer. A donation basket also will be available for more contributions.

     
  • Haiti Relief Jam II in the suburbs on June 2 May 20, 2013 1:52 PM
    Brian Reynolds of Arlington Heights has pulled together Haiti Relief Jam II, and it's set to roll on June 2. He hopes the Relief Jam will raise both awareness and funding for their next series of mission trips to Haiti.

     
  • Palatine’s Kirk School prom a night to remember May 13, 2013 3:07 PM
    At the Kirk School prom, seniors arrived in a stretch limousine, decked out in stylish dresses and suits. Excitement was running high. "Our students look forward to this night all year," says Kim Dungan, principal of the school that teaches students with disabilities.

     
  • St. James School's fifth grade is home to 6 sets of twins Apr 29, 2013 11:59 AM
    There is a lot of giggling going on in the fifth grade at St. James School in Arlington Heights. What else would you expect when you have six sets of twins in one grade? "It's an interesting dynamic," says Brenna O'Hearn, one of the teachers. "They're very competitive; they challenge each other. When one puts their hand up, the other does too."

     
  • Buffalo Grove High School senior wins volunteerism award Apr 22, 2013 2:11 PM
    Among all those honored by officials with HandsOn Suburban Chicago earlier this month was a Buffalo Grove High School senio. Michael LaRue was singled out for his more than 100 hours of volunteering as an after school mentor at London Middle School in Wheeling. "The most part I've worked with the same student," he says, "however, there were times when I worked with up to four at a time."

     
  • Northbrook hotel employee honored for life-saving role Apr 15, 2013 12:45 PM
    Hotel employee Robert Smith's actions may have saved a man's life. And Prospect Heights Fire Chief Donald Gould Jr. visited the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook to express his appreciation. "Your quick action shows how important CPR training and proper action by people trained to provide basic life support skills is," Gould said in a commendation letter.

     
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