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  • Brooke Martin and her mother Esther, of Woodstock.

    The journey back from an eating disorderApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Esther Martin describes the day she discovered her daughter Brooke needed help: Brooke had flown home from college for a visit. She was shocked by Brooke's appearance. In just a few short months, Brooke had lost so much weight that she was “almost unrecognizable.”

  • Tours of historic cemetery in Hoffman EstatesApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The village of Hoffman Estates Historical Sites Commission is offering guided small-group tours of Greve Cemetery, weather-permitting, at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The tours explore the interrelated Greve, Meyer, Ottman and Sunderlage pioneer families buried in the 19th century at the cemetery.

  • Drug disposal event at Hoffman police departmentApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for a drug disposal event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at tge Hoffman Estates Police Department, 411 W. Higgins Road.

  • 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.

  • IFC fencers sweep Division III epee with (from left) Tony Coonrod, gold; A.J. Mikkelson, silver, and Jakub Nowak, bronze. Agnieszka Wiosna

    IFC Fencers compete around the region earning medals, ratings and qualifying for the summer national championship. IFC sponsors upcoming Dominick Epee Challenge

  • Adam and Alison Leja

    Hoffman entrepreneur raises bar with new non-alcoholic drink productApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People column features Adam Leja of Hoffman Estates who survived a crash involving a drunk driver and had to let go of his dream to becoming a baseball star. Instead, he has become an entrepreneur and founded a company that produces a non-alcoholic drink.

  • Hoffman Estates hosts drug disposal dayApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will take your unwanted prescriptions and drugs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the police station, 411 W. Higgins Road.

  • Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, right, and several other mayors and village presidents from across Illinois, including Mount Prospect's Arlene Juracek and Wheeling's Dean Argiris, holding the graphic at left, call for state lawmakers to overhaul local pension systems for police and fire departments during a news conference Monday in Chicago.

    Mayors push for Illinois pension cuts this yearApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban mayors joined counterparts from across the state Monday to reiterate their call for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.

  • Early 1900s in the living room of the Pfingsten Farm home in Schaumburg. Fred Pfingsten, in the foreground, also took the picture. The camera was set on a fixed object. Some flash powder was given a length of fuse, the room was darkened, camera shutter was opened, fuse was ignited, and Fred would then dash over and sit on the floor until flash powder was ignited. The camera shutter would then be closed.

    Images: Conant’s restoring Pfingsten picturesApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Linda Patino-Goergen, a teacher at Conant High School, and her photography club students developed glass plate negatives from about 1905 of scenes from the Schaumburg area's rural past.

  • Conant High School teachers Denise Mitchell, left, and Linda Patino-Goergen, with some of the more than 100 glass plate images.

    Conant High School develops old glass-plate images of SchaumburgApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students and teachers at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates recently applied their “old-fashioned” photo-developing skills to bring to life images from more than 110 years ago in neighboring Schaumburg. The pictures were preserved in recently rediscovered glass-plate negatives of local farmer and budding photographer Fred W. Pfingsten. “It's right at the time Schaumburg becomes a city,” teacher Denise Mitchell said.

  • Romualdo Alvarado, center, portrays Jesus in Via Crucis, The Way of the Cross, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

    Moving Picture: Hoffman Estates man portrays Jesus every Good FridayApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    For the past twelve years on Good Friday, tens of thousands have watched and walked with Hoffman Estates resident Romualdo Alvarado, who portrays Jesus in the final moments of his life before his crucifixion. Via Crucis, The Way of the Cross, takes place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the Maryville Campus in Des Plaines. “Now, I’m ready for the cross. I love the cross,” Alvarado says, “I don’t follow Jesus for the milk or the bread. I follow Jesus because he promised me eternal life. I believe in his words, that’s why I follow him.”

  • Mark Seigle, president of Seigle’s Cabinet Center, will be featured at the Elgin Area Chamber CEO Unplugged series.

    Elgin Area Chamber CEO Unplugged-All in the Family featuring Mark Seigle Apr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    How does an accomplished family business owner reinvent himself after its long-standing Elgin business is sold? Why would he start a new business after being retired? How did market conditions and changes affect the business, the family and its employees?

  • Schaumburg Township

    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.

  • Free Kite Fly in PalatineApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ninth annual Flying 4 Kids event to be held April 26 at Riemer Reservoir.

  • 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.

  • Chandelier Boutique is one of many business participating in Girls on the Town 2014. Downtown Palatine Business Association

    Girls on the Town Event Coming to Palatine April 25Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The evening offers extended hours from select local merchants, with opportunities to shop, pamper, dine and learn.

  • Free Screening of Documentary That Explores Economic InequalityApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    In partnership with A Just Harvest, Congregational United Church of Christ will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Inequality for All” at 1pm on Wednesday, April 23. A lively discussion led by congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will follow the viewing.

  • College readiness seminar in Hoffman EstatesApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Youth Commission will present a College Readiness Seminar and Scholarship Panel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Hoffman Estates village hall, 1900 Hassell Road, to help residents understand and combat the ever-increasing costs of higher education. Learn about how families can get their children through college without any major out-of-pocket expenses or student loans.

  • ‘Cupcakes for Autism’ at Conant H.S. April 26Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Autism Society of Illinois is partnering with Conant High School’s student clubs for Cupcakes for Autism and Special Olympics, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the school, 700 E. Cougar Trail in Hoffman Estates. Cupcakes are $2 each or $20 for 12. There also will be free entertainment, crafts, face painting, a DJ for dancing, balloon artist, meet-and-greet with the band 7th Heaven and much more.

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