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  • With concealed carry, all must be cautiousApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: I could not agree more with Your Views friend Fran Puchli on March 17. She writes of her concerns of the implementation of concealed carry of firearms here in Illinois. What a step backward!

     
  • GLASA to host event to evaluate paralympic athletes for Team USAApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association announced today that it will be hosting a Gateway to Gold talent identification event on April 27 in conjunction with U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotterApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Thieves stole the catalytic converter between March 27 and April 2 from five Chevrolet Cavaliers and a Pontiac Sunfire in parking lots on the 900 block of Ridge Square, 900 block of Jefferson Square, and 400 and 900 blocks of Perrie Drive, all in Elk Grove Village. Value was estimated at $3,500.

     
  • Kris Howard Jensen

    Hidden Gems in Our CommunityApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hidden Gems in Our Community is a program, sponsored by Illinois State Representative Michelle Mussman, as a women’s issues advisory committee meeting. “It was developed based on the idea that there are many women living within the area, who have inspiring and unexpected stories to share,” said Magdaleno.

     
  • The Hawks performed admirably at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships. Jim Cummins

    Hawks Perform Admirably at Chicagoland Outdoor ChampionshipsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Facing tough wind conditions and several four-year universities, the Harper College men's track and field team performed admirably at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships hosted by Lewis University. Two athletes met national-qualifying standards, and several others set PR's.

     
  • Call for Distinguished Alumni nominationsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

     
  • Julia Krecu, 11, and her mom share a cup of tea at the annual Tea for Two on April 12 at Prairie Lakes Community Center. Lisa Haring

    How About a Lovely Cup of Tea?Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sixty little ladies and their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, dressed up in spring florals and straw hats, enjoyed a spot o’ tea and sweets at the 10th annual Des Plaines Park District Mother Daughter Tea on April 12, 2014, at Prairie Lakes Community Center.

     
  • Jim Cummins

    Becker Bringing it in Sophomore SeasonApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper sophomore Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) had a great freshman year, hitting .377 and earning All-Region honors. So far in the spring 2014 baseball season, Becker is on another planet with his production. The third baseman is fourth in the nation in batting average and is already cementing his legacy as an all-time great at Harper. Becker was recently named NJCAA Div. III Player of the Week and now can lay claim to the 17th Harper College Athlete of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.

     
  • Combine school districts to save taxpayers moneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: While it is difficult to be sympathetic to the property tax appeal by Medinah Country Club (Daily Herald, March 26), it is even more difficult to be sympathetic to the two school districts affected by this. Lake Park High School District 108 complains that it would lose $127,577. Yet, according to ISBE data, this district had no problem with doling out $309,000 in “retirement enhancements” to their retiring employees in 2012. One teacher alone received a $49,000 salary spike.

     
  • Retirees are entitled to ‘13th payment’Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: I was an elementary school secretary and am very aggravated that the IMRF pension plan is being attacked. It is the only pension plan I know of in Illinois that is solvent, and now there are those who are jealous and want to destroy it. Nobody is getting richer by this plan. Those who get a thousand-dollar 13th check are those who had a large salary when they were working. I’ll bet the people who are complaining are getting a lot more than that. The annual increase on my monthly pension check is about 83 cents.

     
  • Elk Grove hosts drug take-back April 26Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The public will be able to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications Saturday, April 26 at the Elk Grove Police Department.

     
  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

     
  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

     
  • Harper to host etiquette dinnerApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Don’t underestimate the importance of knowing which fork to use for the salad course. How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts.

     
  • Get info on returning to collegeApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Though she earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in her native Bolivia, Cecilia Marchant knew landing a good job in the U.S. would likely require another higher education credential.

     
  • Free College and Career Expo for KidsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities will be available at this year’s College and Career Expo, put on by Harper College to inspire area students and their parents to prepare earlier for higher education.

     
  • Elk Grove High School senior Ethan Hartowicz addresses the board as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and others look on.

    Elk Grove H.S. science students earn recognitionApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elk Grove High School Advanced Placement Environmental Science students were recognized by the Cook County Forest Preserve Board for collecting comprehensive data about the water quality of Salt Creek. After accepting the data, the board filed it with other water quality data.

     
  • Is aim of abortion really population control?Apr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Liberals and Democrats are the only ones looking at what really needs to be done about climate change. They call for everyone to have access to abortions, or should I say population control?

     
  • Electronic recycling area at 2013 Spring Sweep event. Village of Arlington Heights

    Electronic Recycling, Document Shredding Event, April 26Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights' Special Events Commission hosts "Spring Sweep" at 1501 W. Shure Drive (campus of Nokia Siemens Networks) that includes the collection of many types of electronics, shredding of documents and collection of usable bicycles.

     
  • Elk Grove paying $40,000 for fireworksApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Village is paying $40,000 for three fireworks shows scheduled for later this year. The village board approved a contract for shows scheduled to take place during RotaryFest in June, Fourth of July, and the village tree lighting ceremony in November.

     
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