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  • 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.

     
  • A standout pilot flying B-52s for the Air Force, William R. Norwood was hired in 1965 as the first African-American pilot at United Airlines, where he soared in an award-winning career.

    Racial turbulence couldn't ground suburban pilotApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Knowing longtime suburban resident William R. Norwood as the groundbreaking pilot whose name graces the Boeing 727 United jet on permanent display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, it's shocking to hear him tell how his esteemed career suffered some early turbulence. Growing up in downstate Centralia, the teenage Norwood did something deemed so egregious during the summer of 1952 that he was kicked out of high school for a year. He dated a white girl.

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

    Midwest Sports Academy 3 on 3 basketball tournament to help underprivileged kids and cancer patientApr 10, 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.

     
  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

     
  • IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

    Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

     
  • Antioch teen admits to abusing young girlApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Antioch man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting a young girl. In exchange for his guilty plea, Sean P. Hayes, 18, was sentenced to 6 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender upon his release.

     
  • From left, Steve Harris, vice president of Data Center Development, Forsythe Data Centers; Bill Brennan, president and CEO of Forsythe Technology; and Al Weiss, president of Forsythe Data Centers, prepare to break ground Wednesday for the new 221,000-square-foot Forsythe Data Center in Elk Grove Village.

    Forsythe building $130 million data center in Elk GroveApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Skokie-based Forsythe Technology is spending about $130 million to build a 221,000-square-foot data center at Touhy Avenue and Busse Road in Elk Grove Village. Forsythe broke ground Wednesday and plans to have the building ready for occupancy early next year.

     
  • A house sits with windows boarded on Aug. 30, 2013, after the Elk Grove Village Police Department conducted a drug raid on the building Thursday. Such a drug raid is what inspired the village's crime-free rental housing policy.

    Elk Grove Village passes crime-free housing policyApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson says the impetus for the adoption of a crime free rental housing policy Tuesday by the village board came as he and other residents watched police conduct a raid on a suspected drug house on Aug. 29, 2013. “As long as this board is up here, we will never allow anyone to be afraid to walk on the streets here in Elk Grove Village,” he said.

     
  • A Scholarly ExampleApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glenbard West graduate Janet Vazquez is currently in her second semester at the College of DuPage thanks to a full two-year scholarship presented to her by Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare. Each spring the GEIW scholarship committee works closely with the counseling staffs at Glenbard West and Glenbard South to award full time two year scholarships to graduating seniors.

     
  • The subject of “Out of the Depths - A Survivors Story of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis” will be speaking at The Orchard.

    USS Indianapolis Survivor Speaks at The OrchardApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Orchard Evangelical Free Church will host Ed Harrell, a survivor of the USS Indianapolis in WWII, on May 1 at 7 p.m.

     
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