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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of veterans on their day, a young chef with a new hamburger, and the first appearance of Santa to the gallery, representing more than 20 communities.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Des Plaines school hosts Scholastic Book Fair Nov 17, 2014 6:44 PM
    The Scholastic Book Fair at Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines is coming this week and the online book fair is now open!

     
  • Two-party system has run its course Nov 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: The elections are behind us for better or for worse. The campaign ads and debates were nasty and downright disrespectful. Many of the people who ran for office and incumbents too were accusing each other of dishonesty. So, we the voters probably select our party’s candidate, or the one we think lies the least. That’s not the way to run a country!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Sweets show to feature Harper students, instructors Nov 12, 2014 10:23 AM
    Sweets show to feature Harper students, instructors

     
  • The Des Plaines Park District and the Forest Knights Chess Club host Tournament Nov 12, 2014 10:24 AM
    The Des Plaines Park District and the Forest Knights Chess Club host Tournament

     
  • McKay-Nealis Park in Des Plaines has a New Playground Nov 12, 2014 10:19 AM
    McKay-Nealis Park in Des Plaines has a New Playground

     
  • There’s always risk to living abroad Nov 12, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Des Plaines letter to the editor: It must have been a slow news day or week during “Benghazi” as the reality of having U.S. personal overseas is that they cannot be completely protected. The State Department says there are 11,000 U.S. citizens working for us overseas, plus 45,000 foreign nationals as employees who are obvious targets. Plus families. Plus hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel stationed around the world.

     
  • CrossFit Arlington Heights Million Meter Marathon Set to Benefit American Brain Tumor Association Nov 12, 2014 10:06 AM
    CrossFit Arlington Heights Million Meter Marathon Set to Benefit American Brain Tumor Association

     
  • Thillens: Thank you for your support Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mel Thillens, the Republican candidate for House District 55, thanks everyone for their support and says he is encouraged, even with his loss, that the GOP is on the rebound in Illinois.

     
  • Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE Nov 10, 2014 7:45 AM
    Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE

     
  • Illinois Fencers Club successful in the 2014 Regional Open Circuit and Regional Junior Cadet Circuit Nov 10, 2014 7:40 AM
    Illinois Fencers Club members competed at the Remenyik Open on October 25th and 26th at Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer, who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but can not travel to all of the national Division I tournaments. Only the top eight fencers at the Remenyik Open qualify to the 2015 Division I-A event at the USFA Summer Nationals. IFC’s Maciek Zmyslowski won the Senior Men’s Epee by besting a challenging field of 74 fencers. This was Maciek’s second win of the event. Deon Bradford and Timothy Glass took 8th and 9th respectively in the same event. At the Remenyik Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit, IFC’s Zimo Zhu finished 3rd in Cadet Men’s Epee and 6th in Junior Men’s Epee. Jacob Nowak took 10th place in Cadet Men’s Epee. In the Cadet Women’s Epee sisters Nikita Jhangiani and Geeta Jhangiani got to receive medals together with Nikita placing 3rd and Geeta 6th. Isabelle Nasser took 5th place. The Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Junior and Cadet fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels. The Illinois Fencers Club promotes and teaches the Olympic sport of fencing to students of all ages and skill levels and provides a friendly venue for members to practice their sport. It is a member operated non-for-profit sports association that has been serving beginning, recreational, and competitive fencers for more than 40 years. The club meets in the Lions Recreation Center in Mount Prospect. Background information about the club can be found here: http://www.ifcfencing.org/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151541311928821&set=a.10150734527983821.414545.61075428820&type=1 For additional information you can contact: Jim Auchinleck jimauchinleck@yahoo.com

     
  • $50.4 million in suburbs’ money could be lost to scam Nov 8, 2014 7:35 AM
    About $50.4 milion in taxpayer money could be lost after suburban mayors and other local leaders learned this week that a potentially far-reaching scam hit an Oak Brook-based government investment firm. Some money invested by the village of Hanover Park, the Palatine Park District and the Des Plaines-based Northwest Municipal Conference is at risk.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Nov 8, 2014 7:13 PM
    Burglars in Des Plaines stole from an apartment on the 1300 block of East Howard Avenue jewelry, cash,silver coins and other items valued at $90,700.Burglars also stole from a home on the 500 block of East Polynesian Drive two TVs, record player, camera, .38 special revolver with ammunition, and other items valued at $15,000.

     
  • Prospect Heights woman pleads guilty to hit-and-run Nov 8, 2014 12:30 PM
    A Prospect Heighs woman involved in a hit-and-run accident in Des Plaines pleaded guilty to an amended charge recently, court records show, Karolina Maculewicz, 28, was sentenced to 12 months conditional discharge after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, court records show.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents take part in own Ironman challenge Nov 7, 2014 8:41 AM
    The Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be among the most challenging athletic events in the world. Sedgebrook introduced a modified, but still impressive version of the Ironman/Ironwoman this summer, with approximately 40 residents signing on.

     
  • Palatine young chef joins with Chef Paul Kahan for Healthy Lunch demo Nov. 15 Nov 7, 2014 5:42 PM
    Chicago chef extraordinaire Paul Kahan (Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star, Nico Osteria and others) will be teaming up with rising culinary artist Tess Boghossian of Palatine to do a cooking demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Green City Market’s indoor location, the Peggy Notebaert Museum.

     
  • Airline food processing plant proposed in Des Plaines Nov 7, 2014 6:10 PM
    Starting next year, your in-flight meals may be coming from the kitchens of a new state-of-the-art facility in Des Plaines. International Airport Centers Chicago LLC plans to build a $11.4 million, 130,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility at 200 E. Touhy Ave. on the city’s southwest side.

     
  • SUV driver extricated after crash with truck in Des Plaines Nov 7, 2014 7:55 PM
    The driver of an SUV had to be extricated from her vehicle Friday afternoon after hitting a truck at Mount Prospect and Rawls roads, officials said.

     
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