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  • ‘Soup and Stories’ offer warmth, comfort to JourneyCare patients Jan 30, 2015 3:41 PM
    JourneyCare is offering area youth an opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther King’s Day of Service and actively engaging in a community project to honor this legacy. Through the "Soup & Stories" initiative developed last year, volunteers from fourth grade through high school delivered warmth and comfort to the homes of JourneyCare patients and families on Martin Luther King Day, delivering care packages containing homemade fleece blankets, conversation cards and a container of homemade chicken soup.

  • Ex-Huntley man pleads guilty in $5 million pot bust Jan 30, 2015 7:06 PM
    An Elk Grove Village man faces between 12 and 60 years in prison after admitting to his role in $5 million marijuana bust in 2009. Joseph M. Lichay, 53, was set to go on trial in Kane County this week and will be sentenced on April 17. Four others have pleaded guilty and are done serving their sentences. A final defendant, William E. Santana, 46, of Elgin, is due in court Feb. 11.

  • Elk Grove police target DUI this weekend Jan 30, 2015 5:33 PM
    Elk Grove Village is among communities conducting special patrols this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators. “Drunk driving is completely preventable,” said Sgt. Matt FioRito.

  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

  • Police seek help identifying Elk Grove attacker Jan 30, 2015 5:44 PM
    Elk Grove Village police said Friday they’re looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted criminal sexual assault. They released a surveillance photo.

  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

  • Gateway signs to adorn Elk Grove Village business park Jan 29, 2015 5:48 PM
    Elk Grove Village’s business park is due to receive eight gateway signs at the entrance to its business park beginning this fall.

  • Elk Grove group sends 5,000 pizzas to Afghanistan Jan 29, 2015 3:45 PM
    Elk Grove Village-based Pizzas 4 Patriots is shipping 5,000 pizzas to Afghanistan so that soldiers can enjoy a taste of home while watching the NFL championship game. DHL Express is donating the resources of its global express shipping network to send enough pizza to feed every U.S. soldier stationed in the country.

  • Elk Grove Village man guilty in sexual abuse of girls Jan 29, 2015 9:30 PM
    An Elk Grove Village man faces a maximum 127 years in prison after being convicted of multiple sex offenses against two young girls. A 12-member DuPage County jury deliberated for almost seven hours Thursday before finding Scott Gates, 35, guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child. Gates was acquitted of three counts of home invasion.

  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

  • Blue Whiskey Cinema Announces 2015 Spring Lineup Jan 28, 2015 7:15 AM
    Blue Whiskey Cinema Announces 2015 Spring Lineup

  • AOII alums to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Crystal Lake Feb. 11 Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM
    With the theme of “Focus on Love,” local AOII alums will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Crystal Lake. President Pat Juza will lead an interactive program centered on the ritual of Alpha Omicron Pi.

  • Game on: Watch Super Bowl at suburban sports bars Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Got your game plan in place for the Super Bowl? If not, consider watching the game at a suburban sports bar where half-time buffets and beer specials will give even Bears fans something to cheer about.

  • Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says World Series prediction not 'completely crazy' Jan 28, 2015 5:51 AM
    Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Tuesday that a national sports publication's prediction of his team winning the World Series may not be that far off. And unlike previous years' prognostications, Ricketts brought a PowerPoint presentation to his address to suburban business leaders that explains why he thinks the Sporting News isn't “completely crazy.”

  • Schaumburg sets renewal policy for tax break Jan 28, 2015 1:53 PM
    Schaumburg trustees have approved specific criteria to consider the growing number of renewal requests for Cook County’s Class 6B property tax incentive for industrial businesses. These require a demonstration of significant employment and business growth, substantial capital improvement, ongoing community involvement and the need for another 12 years of reduced taxes.

  • Elk Grove officials want new group to focus on business park Jan 28, 2015 5:30 PM
    Elk Grove Village plans to disband its industrial and revitalization commission and replace it with a new group that officials hope will accelerate revitalization efforts in the village’s sprawling business park. The new group would include more owners of businesses in the park, officials say.

  • February Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Jan 27, 2015 7:14 AM
    A representative from The Great Frame Up will be giving pointers to members and guests of the Des Plaines Art Guild on how to frame your artwork and photos at the next meeting set for Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and there is no fee, but donations are appreciated. To join the guild, download a membership form at dpag.org.

  • Anti-noise groups must join forces Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Since O’Hare’s runways were reconfigured, noise levels have become unacceptable while air quality has deteriorated.

  • Hospital saving more stroke patients than before Jan 26, 2015 8:46 AM
    A procedure called intra-arterial therapy is proving effective at saving the most severe stroke patients, doctrors at Alexian Brothers Medical Center are discovering.

  • Pyke: Snow-covered paths leave cyclists, walkers on thin ice Jan 26, 2015 8:59 AM
    When it snows, drivers expect plowed streets as soon as possible -- and usually get them. Bikers and pedestrians, however, have to slog through snow-covered paths. “In general, walking and biking are treated as second-class forms of transportation,” said Ron Burke, executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance, a regional pedestrian/cyclist advocacy group.

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