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  • Hoffman Park District to debut new digital signs Oct 23, 2014 5:08 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District will complete construction this month of its new electronic signs in front of the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena, Willow Recreation Center, Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club and Vogelei Park. The digital, full color displays will replace old marquees at those locations.

  • Hoffman Estates puts the ‘scare’ in scarecrow Sep 17, 2014 3:17 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District hosts Scarecrow Fest, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Vogelei Park, 650 W. Higgins Road. In addition to a whimsical scarecrow display, country band Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm Band will perform from 1-2 p.m. in the pavilion. Admission is free.

  • Hoffman Estates officials counting on Sears staying Sep 16, 2014 4:41 PM
    Hoffman Estates government and business leaders said they’re confident about Sears Holdings Corp.’s continued presence in the community, despite news the company needed a $400 million loan from its CEO. “There would be a multiplier effect if we lost Sears,” said Keith Evans, chairman of the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “Would it be a blow to the community? Definitely.”

  • Mural at Vogelei Park to be dedicated Sept. 20 Sep 15, 2014 5:36 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District will dedicate a new mural of the original layout of the Vogelei Farm at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Vogelei Park, as part of the park district’s annual Scarecrow Festival. The mural was painted on the interior wall of the barn at Vogelei Park by volunteer artist Laura Troisen of Carpentersville.

  • Hi Infidelity to play Hoffman Estates Aug. 14 Aug 3, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to host Hi Infidelity as the final performers of the 2014 “Summer Sounds on the Green” concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. Hi Infidelity is a cover band from the Chicago area that makes ‘80s rock classics come alive.

  • Hoffman Estates Park District turns 50 Aug 2, 2014 6:51 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District threw a Party in the Park Saturday evening to celebrate the successes in the district’s first half century.

  • Looking back on 50 years of the Hoffman Estates Park District Jul 29, 2014 2:48 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District will mark its 50th anniversary with its Party in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Highpoint Park, and some of those who remember the entire long journey to this weekend’s celebration are sharing stories of how the district came to be. Among them are the wife and son of Joe Fabbrini — the visionary leader who did much of the legwork to establish the park district before and after the voter referendum that legally created it in 1964.

  • Creole Stomp to play Hoffman Estates July 24 Jul 21, 2014 6:29 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District will welcome Creole Stomp to the Village Green in the western part of the village at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 as part of the “Summer Sounds on the Green” concert series.

  • Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm plays Hoffman Estates Jul 9, 2014 6:15 PM
    Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm band will play a free concert at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17 as part of the “Summer Sounds on the Green” concert series.

  • ‘Beatolution’ to play in Hoffman Estates Jul 6, 2014 4:43 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District welcome Beatolution, playing tribute to the Beatles, to the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, as part of the “Summer Sounds on the Green” concert series. This concert is the third of a series of eight summer shows.

  • Hoffman Estates pool party to benefit disadvantaged kids Jul 4, 2014 4:52 PM
    A fundraising event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 18 at Seascape Family Aquatic Center in Hoffman Estates. The “Splish Splash Family Bash” is new in 2014 and will include activities such as swimming at the water park, a dinner buffet and music. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of HE Parks, which provides disadvantaged families with scholarships to Hoffman Estates Park District programs.

  • Golf outing to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Jul 1, 2014 7:33 PM
    Golfers and individuals who care deeply about GiGi’s Playhouse programs and mission will tee up for charity on Aug. 13 for the GiGi’s Playhouse National Achievement Center Golf Outing at The Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates.

  • Sunderlage family reunion celebrates Hoffman Estates’ history Jun 23, 2014 3:35 PM
    A 50th wedding anniversary is a grand celebration. But for the great-great-grandson of the first settler in Schaumburg Township, Warren Sunderlage and his wife Marilyn, that day was extra special -- it included a family reunion at Vogelei Park in Hoffman Estates, land that his family once farmed. The original Sunderlages helped establish the area and played a pivotal role in the creation of the park district.

  • Golf with a sports star June 25 Jun 2, 2014 5:11 PM
    Golf foursomes will be paired with a retired professional athlete at the Hoffman Estates Parks Foundation’s annual Scott R. Triphahn Celebri-tee Golf Outing June 25.

  • Softball / Northwest roundup May 14, 2014 11:47 PM
    Defending Mid-Suburban East softball champion Buffalo Grove clinched at least a tie for another title on Wednesday with a 5-3 victory over visiting Elk Grove. The Bison (17-8, 11-3) won their tenth straight game as Julia Camardo (14-4) struck out seven, walked one and also won her tenth straight game.

  • Hoffman Estates parks adding more security cameras Apr 23, 2014 5:30 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District is expanding the use of surveillance cameras at its facilities this spring, in an effort to keep patrons safe and business operations secure, officials said. Park district commissioners Tuesday approved a $21,190 contract with Downers Grove-based Current Technologies to increase the number of cameras at four of its sites.

  • Fish fry Fridays in full swing in Northwest suburbs Apr 2, 2014 2:35 PM
    Friday night fish frys are a suburban tradition for many during Lent, drawing hundreds of participants. Many of the fish frys put on by local groups charge $10 or less, with lower prices for children. And many of the organizations donate some of the proceeds to charity causes or use the money for good works.

  • Park Board Recognizes Joseph Fabbrini as Park Pioneer Mar 31, 2014 7:33 AM
    As part of its 50th year-long celebration, the Hoffman Estates Park District Board of Commissioners designated Joseph L. Fabbrini as a “Park Pioneer” at its regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 25. The Park Pioneer award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made major contributions to the park district over the years.

  • Hoffman parks to help fund Northwest Fourth Fest Mar 27, 2014 5:06 AM
    In the wake of Elgin and Hanover Park's withdrawal from the 2014 Northwest Fourth Fest at the Sears Centre Arena this July, the Hoffman Estates Park District is stepping up with a cosponsorship of $5,000 in cash and $2,000 in personnel time. Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod expressed gratefulness Wednesday for the recent decision by the park district board, saying the staffing help is especially welcome in the absence of Elgin and Hanover Park.

  • Hoffman Estates Park District to test video gambling Mar 26, 2014 11:05 AM
    Philosophical debate and a 5-2 vote Tuesday accompanied Hoffman Estates Park District commissioners' grudging approval of a one-year trial for video gambling in the restaurant of the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club. Virtually all commissioners expressed some sort of personal concern with the allowance of gambling in a park district facility, but the majority believed no harm would be done to test it as a way of making the club more competitive in attracting weddings and other group events.

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