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  • Don’t let the ‘1%’ take reins of governmentApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: We live in a world today in which it’s not what you do or what your character amounts to. It’s what your (known) bank account amounts to. It’s how much money a few individuals can spend to get the person elected to satisfy his/her ego or the master plan of the 1 percent.

     
  • Rose Kurutz, Emily Kulaga, Nell Jakoniuk, and Rohan Balchandani, carry the historical fact stuffed Easter eggs onto the filed at Prairie Lakes while the crowd waits. Lisa Haring

    Cracking the Mystery of Hometown HistoryApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    For six students in the District 62 Central School Children of High Intellectual Potential (CHIP) Program, the study of the history of their hometown has allowed them to time travel through the ages to better appreciate and understand the evolution of Des Plaines.

     
  • Elk Grove celebrates Arbor Day FridayApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The annual Arbor Day celebration hosted by the Elk Grove Park District is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. A new tree is planted every Arbor Day, and this year organizers are planning to plant a Quaking Aspen Tree.

     
  • New U.S. citizen Rukmini Punjabi stands proudly with her daughter while displaying her Certificate of Naturalization following the Citizenship Ceremony at the Schaumburg Township District Library. Susan Miura

    Immigrants Become Citizens At Schaumburg Township District LibraryApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 30 countries were represented by the 76 immigrants who took the U.S. Naturalization Oath Friday, April 11 at the Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) in Schaumburg, IL.

     
  • Privacy rights essential to a free societyApr 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: In an April 6 letter to the editor, Jeff Markarian, suggested that only people with something to hide would be worried about government surveillance. This cliché falsely conflates the defense of personal rights with being suspect. In the United States there should be nothing suspicious about demanding that the government respect the Fourth Amendment to show probable cause and obtain specific warrants before investigations.

     
  • Bring alternatives to Obamacare out of hidingApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: In reference to the April 4 cartoon on your Opinion page about never finding the GOP alternative to Obamacare, I know where you can find it! It is locked up in Harry Reid’s bottom desk drawer.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotterApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Thieves stole $10,117 between 2:30 and 2:57 p.m. April 4 in Des Plaines after the victim wrapped the money in a rubber band and placed it in his Jeep’s driver’s-side front door pocket. His assistant took the vehicle to get the car washed and the victim discovered the cash missing when the assistant brought the car back.

     
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    Schaumburg Township Mental Health Awareness FairApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Township Mental Health Committee and Township Board of Trustees are hosting their 2nd annual Mental Health Awareness Fair on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 2-6 p.m., at Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd., in Hoffman Estates. Admission is free and open to the public.

     
  • Footlighters Theatre Company Auditions for TarzanApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Footlighters Theatre Company is casting actors, singers, and dancers, ages five to adult, for their summer musical production of Tarzan.

     
  • Variety of Children’s Programs Coming to Schaumburg Township District LibraryApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Comedy, magic, stories and more are coming in April and May to the kidsZone of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg.

     
  • Three styles of T-shirts will be for sale from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

    Library sells Earth Day T-shirts to benefit Schaumburg Township Food PantryApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    4.60- with one photo -page 4 NO WEB Three styles of Earth Day T-shirts will be for sale from noon to 2:30 p.m., on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 in the lobby of the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg.

     
  • 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.

     
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