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  • Muskie Expo draws 10,000 to Sears Centre Jan 11, 2015 8:39 AM
    Muskie fishermen are part of a special club. And that club is quite large, as about 10,000 muskie fishermen descended on the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates this weekend for the first Chicago Muskie Expo. The event, which began Friday, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. “We’ll be back next year,” said Doug Reuter, the event’s promoter.

     
  • Weekend picks: Music is king at Afterlife dance party Jan 10, 2015 8:18 AM
    United2Nite presents a Saturday night dance party at GRANDBAR Whiskey Lounge featuring the music of DJ Tsunami, Joes Domingo and more. If you're suffering from the post-Christmas season blues, laugh them off with “Mary Mack's Holiday Recovery Comedy Show” on Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Jimmy Nick has been turning heads in Chicago clubs with his blues-guitar work since he was a teenager. Now Nick and his band, Don't Tell Mama, are bringing their high-energy blues-rock attack to Lombard's Brauerhouse.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 10, 2015 1:29 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • Weekend picks: Pheasant Run shows off highlights of Canada Jan 9, 2015 12:56 PM
    The All Canada Show this weekend at the Pheasant Run Mega Center showcases all that Canada has to offer an outdoorsy vacationer. And speaking of outdoors, bundle up and head for an evening of winter family activities at Frosty Fest at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee. Director Carin Silkaitis teams up with students to adapt Leslea Newman's novel “October Mourning” for a new theater piece exploring the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard at North Central College's Madden Theatre in Naperville.

     
  • CEO Unplugged offers personal look at ESO leader Jan 9, 2015 6:04 PM
    How does a corporate executive transition from retirement to overseeing a leading local symphony orchestra? What prompted his decision? How has his business experience affected the direction of his new role? Find out how David Beardon, chief executive officer of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, defines his leadership style by attending the next Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce popular series, “CEO Unplugged.”

     
  • Kids Invited to Make Inuit Art at Library Jan 12, 2015 7:18 AM
    Kids Invited to Make Inuit Art at Library

     
  • Library Program to Target Women Business Owners Jan 12, 2015 7:19 AM
    Library Program to Target Women Business Owners

     
  • His Way: Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration Tribute Concert coming to the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts Jan 12, 2015 7:15 AM
    His Way: Sinatra’s Centennial Celebration Tribute Concert coming to the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts

     
  • Indie rocker Mikal Cronin coming to Prairie Center Feb. 21 Jan 12, 2015 7:16 AM
    Indie rocker Mikal Cronin coming to Prairie Center Feb. 21

     
  • Rotary International President Feted by Local Rotarians Jan 9, 2015 7:16 AM
    Rotary International President Feted by Local Rotarians

     
  • Free computer animation class in Hoffman Estates Jan 8, 2015 5:04 PM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates Youth Commission is offering two free sessions of the well-received “Project Alice” computer animation training class for children ages 7 to 13 who live in the village. Both sessions will take place on Saturday, Jan. 24

     
  • State must uphold its pension promises Jan 8, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: I started teaching in Michigan in 1960, after time in the military, for a bit over the poverty level for our family of four. I was told then and at schools in Illinois that my pension would help make up for what they could not pay me for my work. This is called “delayed compensation,” much like Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner collecting $34 million last year from previous work. Some of that may be from his fees from investing teacher contributions to the pension fund.

     
  • Palatine library announces driver’s ed practice help Jan 12, 2015 9:14 AM
    Palatine Public Library District is announcing a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offering free DMV practice tests to Palatine Library District cardholders.

     
  • Torture report was dishonest, irresponsible Jan 7, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: I find the recent release by Dianne Feinstein and the Democratic Senators of the report on enhanced interrogation totally reprehensible at best, intellectually dishonest, and irresponsible in the extreme.

     
  • NAMI Family-to-Family class begins early February Jan 7, 2015 3:38 PM
    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Barrington Area, will be offering its evidence-based course, Family-to-Family, beginning in early February. This class is designed to help participants understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 52 Recruits Jan 7, 2015 5:44 PM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 52 recruits representing 39 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past fall. Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Deputy Sheriff Justin Hill of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. Officer Gerard Gannon of the Round Lake Beach Police Department earned the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Brett Darst of the Northlake Police Department won the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award. Officer Jamie Goschey of the Batavia Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Andrew Switalski of the Evergreen Park Police Department earned the Leadership Award. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved. The graduating recruits are as follows: Eric Babczak, Willowbrook Police Department Chase Bending, Glenview Police Department Timothy Breslin, Streamwood Police Department Ryan Butcher, Arlington Heights Police Department Michael Dailly, Elk Grove Village Police Department Brett Darst, Northlake Police Department Melissa Douglas, Harper College Police Department James Etchingham, Palatine Police Department James Friel, Northbrook Police Department Seth Frontone, Deerfield Police Department Gerard Gannon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Antonio Garcia, Hoffman Estates Police Department Jamie Goschey, Batavia Police Department Ryan Grahn, Oak Forest Police Department Alexander Guevara, Evergreen Park Police Department Steven Guther, Elk Grove Village Police Department Fredrick Hailer, Carpentersville Police Department Justin Hill, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Zane Holland, Wheaton Police Department Mark Johnson, Elk Grove Village Police Department Christopher Jones, Bensenville Police Department Brett Kielbasa, Woodridge Police Department Henri Krueger, College of Lake County Police Department Jason L’Amas, Tinley Park Police Department Kevin Lamb, Buffalo Grove Police Department Crystal Marshall, South Holland Police Department James Martino, Willowbrook Police Department Michal Mazur, Glenview Police Department Michael McCullough, Montgomery Police Department Matthew G. McDonald, Crystal Lake Police Department Elizabeth McGuire, Wilmette Police Department Adam D. McMahon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Shannon McMillon, Buffalo Grove Police Department Thomas B. Molloy, Elk Grove Village Police Department Russell Monk, Wilmette Police Department Michael Munoz, Wheeling Police Department Patrick O’Donnell, Oak Lawn Police Department Alexandra Ovington, Round Lake Police Department Nathan Parks, Hoffman Estates Police Department Bhavik Patel, Oakton Community College Police Department Lidia G. Patitucci, Naperville Police Department Michael Pignato, Lincolnwood Police Department Alex Prafke, Cary Police Department Eric Quinones, Cary Police Department Nelson Rodriguez, Round Lake Police Department Joseph Salinas Sr., Kane County Sheriff’s Office Eric Sarat, Darien Police Department Daniel Schahczinski, Wilmington Police Department Christopher Stearns, Mount Prospect Police Department Andrew Switalski, Evergreen Park Police Department Bradley Vos, Skokie Police Department Quintana Ward, Evergreen Park Police Department College of DuPage Senior Vice President Thomas J. Glaser and Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute Thomas Brady offered their congratulations to the graduating recruits. Trustee Dianne McGuire represented the College’s Board of Trustees. The keynote speaker was Chief Stephen Schmidt of the Elk Grove Police Department. The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 7, 2015 5:31 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • “Annie Musical” Live Performance at Schaumburg Prairie Center 1/23 - 2/1 Jan 8, 2015 7:08 AM
    Come follow ANNIE as she and Schaumburg On Stage travel from the Municipal Girl’s Orphanage to the Warbuck’s Mansion with all the excitement 1930’s New York City has to offer. Now in it’s 18th season, Schaumburg On Stage, the Northwest Suburb’s Premier Theater Company for Young Actors, will be presenting, ANNIE, from January 23rd through February 1st at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Visit Showtix4u.com / 866-967-8167 for tickets. $17* online, $18 at door. * service fee. Orgnaized Group rates - 847-345-0092. Details visit schaumburgonstage.org.

     
  • Laugh away the winter blues with ‘Leading Ladies’ Jan 16, 2015 5:00 PM
    The dreary month of January can make for tough going, but Madeline Franklin, director of the Elgin Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies,” thinks she has a cure. “Not only is it a great show, but when we have the blah weather, it’s a real pick-me-up.” The comedy opens Friday, Jan. 9, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 18 at Elgin’s Kimball Street Theater.

     
  • Norge readies for International Ski-Jump Tournament Jan 6, 2015 8:57 PM
    Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove is prepping its hills and massive 150-foot high tower for its 110th annual Ski Jumping tournament and has been doing so every winter since its founding on the shores of the Fox River in 1905.

     
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