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  • Help support “Diaper Drive” this month Feb 17, 2015 8:50 PM
    Senior Care Volunteer Network, in partnership with the Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois, is hosting an adult diaper drive to help support local seniors in need. Did you know healthy but incontinent seniors often become home bound if they cannot afford products? $100 will provide these much needed products to a senior for an entire month! The drive will be held Feb. 16-27.

     
  • Group works to help veterans return to civilian life Feb 17, 2015 2:57 PM
    The first Meet-Up and fundraiser for A Warriors Mind is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill in Algonquin. “Operation Rally Point” will feature Bomber Betty Girls, giveaways, massages from Fox River Spa, dicounts from local shops and more.

     
  • Learn about beekeeping at gardening program Feb 16, 2015 10:12 AM
    The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled, “Beekeeping for the Home Gardener.” The program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, via computer at the McHenry County Extension office in Woodstock.

     
  • Learn what it takes to get ideas into laws Feb 16, 2015 8:58 PM
    4-H members in Illinois will learn how ideas become law during a mock debate in the Chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives March 27-28 in Springfield. Delegates will debate mock bills using the same process used by real legislators in the Illinois House and Senate, including use of the House microphones and voting buttons to determine the fate of various bills. 4-H members who were at least 14 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 may register online at go.illinois.edu/4hgreatdebate by March 13.

     
  • Unidentified Body Found in North Carolina Has Streamwood Connection Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM

    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Facebook site, Help ID Me, recently contacted Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System to help spread the word to local resources in hopes that the young man might be identified. New technology helped to produce an image to show what the unidentified teenager may have looked like. Help give him back his name. John Doe is a Caucasian male between the ages of 15-20, who had short, light brown hair, stood five feet nine inches tall and weighed 171 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a blue plaid long-sleeved shirt, a brown jacket and sneakers. Investigators believe he was transient for some time prior to his death, and may have lost touch with relatives. They believe he spent time in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee before arriving in North Carolina. If you have any information, please call 1-800-THE-LOST. A complete story can be found by the Crossroads Chronicle here: http://www.crossroadschronicle.com/pages/full_story_free/push?article-Body+still+unidentified+after+31+years%20&id=26459663&instance=top_stories Link to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelpIDMe

     
  • TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel Feb 16, 2015 7:20 AM
    TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel

     
  • Fox River Grove candidates weigh in on downtown redevelopment Feb 12, 2015 5:30 AM
    Fox River Grove’s downtown redevelopment and shaping the next 100 years of the tiny McHenry County town are top priorities for candidates vying to become village trustees. Five candidates — incumbent Steve Knar, and challengers Patrick Wall, Jennifer Curtiss, Christopher Russell and Chester Olencheck — are running for three, 4-year term seats on the village board April 7.

     
  • First Detector workshops share key insights on invasive species in Illinois Feb 12, 2015 8:13 PM
    More than 40 horticulture industry professionals and experienced gardeners learned about critical pest issues during the 2015 Illinois First Detector Workshop in Wheaton. Each year, the Illinois First Detector Program presents key information on invasive pests, diseases and plants through workshops in eight locations across Illinois, including the Feb. 3 event at Cantigny Gardens.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre dedicates Ramis Auditorium as part of Groundhog Day celebration Feb 12, 2015 6:21 PM
    The movie “Groundhog Day” was shot in and around Woodstock and an annual citywide festival is staged to honor this memorable film.

     
  • Get your tickets for Home of the Sparrow luncheon Feb 12, 2015 10:44 AM
    Home of the Sparrow invites you to the annual women’s luncheon, “There’s No Place Like Home,” Friday, March 6, at D’Andrea Banquets & Conference Center in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award $400,000 in scholarships Feb 12, 2015 10:59 AM
    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.

     
  • Senior Care Volunteer Network to host painting fundraiser Feb 12, 2015 10:53 AM
    Join the Senior Care Volunteer Network for a “Paint & Sip Fun-Raiser” event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Muse Art Studio in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Area Artists & Craftsatists Invited to Jury to Participate in May 9 25th Annual Park Ridge Show Feb 12, 2015 7:11 AM
    Area Artists & Craftsatists Invited to Jury to Participate in May 9 25th Annual Park Ridge Show

     
  • Explore ‘Music of the Civil Rights Movement’ on Sunday Feb 11, 2015 11:41 AM
    The Algonquin Area Public Library invites the community to hear “Music of the Civil Rights Movement” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Eastgate Branch. Award-winning folk singer Chris Vallillo performs essential songs and discusses the importance of music to this vital chapter in American history.

     
  • Call for artists for “Art for the Paws” Feb 11, 2015 6:21 PM
    Helping Paws Animal Shelter will host “Art for the Paws,” a fundraiser and community outreach project for the arts in McHenry County. People of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate to create small works of art in a variety of mediums. Just 300 6-inch by 6-inch canvases will be made available to the public to create art in any subject matter, not just animal related.

     
  • Girl Scout Cookie Delivery Day at Lake County Fairgrounds Feb 16, 2015 3:43 PM
    Lake County Fairground management has graciously donated the use of their facility located at 1060 E. Peterson Road in Grayslake to the Girl Scouts for their annual cookie delivery day taking place on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

     
  • St. Margaret Mary 7th Annual Shamrock Shave Feb 10, 2015 9:43 PM
    Introduced seven years ago with low expectations, the Shamrock Shave benefit has quickly grown to become a major area fundraising event at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Algonquin. On Saturday, March 14, organizers estimate that more than 60 men, women and children will shave their heads to raise money for community families in need and for cancer research.

     
  • Victory Rock Fellowship to host a free Family Movie Night Feb 10, 2015 8:55 PM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will host a free Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The movie will be “When the Game Stands Tall,” rated PG. Based on a true story of the most winning team in sports history, this movie delivers a message of inspiration, hope and overcoming tragedy.

     
  • Presidents’ Issue New Report on Granting Baccalaureate Degrees for Various Fields Feb 5, 2015 4:17 PM
    Illinois Council of Community College Presidents NORMAL Illinois community college presidents approved a recommendation urging the community college system be allowed to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees for nursing and other applied career areas at their meeting on Friday, January 30. “This recommendation, which took nearly one year to study and prepare, shows our community colleges can be the place where students can earn the degrees close to home which is important to their families and communities,” said Thomas Choice, the president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. The study recommends community colleges be authorized to grant four-year degrees for applied careers and nursing degrees. Illinois would join 21 others states already offering these four-year degrees. Illinois officials have discussed the concept and experiences for families in other states for several years. “Our study indicates many employers across the state need a workforce with a higher level of education. Community colleges are uniquely positioned with their strong industry and workforce relationships to provide these programs” said Carl Sandberg College President Lori Sundberg. Sundberg chaired the committee that wrote the report. The Council will work with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the legislature to ensure the necessary steps to move forward. Choice, who is president of Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, noted the report recommends the addition of these programs be managed without any additional state funding. It is anticipated that the variable tuition program already used by many community colleges for career and technical degrees would be used for these four-year degrees. The applied baccalaureate degrees would cover fields like automotive, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene among others.

     
  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

     
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