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  • Learn how to plan reunions or retreats Nov 26, 2014 10:51 AM
    Meet Chicago Northwest will host a free workshop Dec. 6 in Schaumburg for those planning family reunions and church retreats in the region. Workshop topics include tips on planning a reunion or retreat, scheduling an event, budget planning, selecting a venue and hotel, how to plan group outings, and activity and game suggestions.

  • While holiday shopping, don’t forget your dog Nov 26, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Christmas season is upon us. While you are out shopping for yourself and family, don't forget about your dog.

  • Barrington Countryside Fire accepting Toys for Tots donations Nov 26, 2014 1:33 PM
    The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will accept donations for the Toys for Tots collection drive at their fire stations from now through Dec. 15. “Our organization believes strongly in giving back to the community. We are proud to partner with the Marines to make the holidays brighter for children in need,” Battalion Chief Scott Motisi said.

  • Run in Wauconda for charity Nov 26, 2014 3:31 PM
    The 4th annual Wauconda Turkey Trot races will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday in downtown Wauconda. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bliss Wine & Gifts, 201 S. Main St.

  • District 214 surpasses goal, collects 120,000 cans for area pantries Nov 26, 2014 10:16 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 reached, and surpassed, its ambitious goal of collecting 100,000 cans of food this month as part of the district’s centennial celebration. In all, 120,350 cans of food were collected and donated to food pantries within District 214 boundaries.

  • Warren High clothing drive Nov 26, 2014 3:27 PM
    Warren’s Future Business Leaders of America hosts two drives to benefit those in need.

  • Antioch food pantry seeks sponsors Nov 26, 2014 3:23 PM
    Open Arms Mission Food Pantry is seeking sponsors for children in need of Christmas gifts this season.

  • 5 free things in suburban Maryland just outside D.C. Nov 26, 2014 6:00 AM
    For visitors who've already checked off Washington, D.C.'s museums and monuments, the Maryland suburbs have much to offer on their own: lively downtowns, parks, historic sites and attractions connected to government agencies, like a NASA visitors center and a museum where you can see the bullet that killed Abe Lincoln. Best of all, many are free.

  • Elgin woman dedicated to helping young volunteers Nov 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Judy Cabrera says one of the most rewarding things about running the Youth United Way program in Elgin is seeing her high school mentees carry the volunteerism torch into their adult life. “I think every person who volunteers, they learn as much as they give,” said Cabrera, who co-founded the group in 1997. “There’s such a wonderful trade off.”

  • Elk Grove nonprofit CEO makes a difference in the community Nov 26, 2014 10:45 AM
    A college English major, Kenneth Young Center CEO Mitchell Bruski so loved literature that he went to work for a bookstore after graduation. But it was through conversations with other book-lovers about the stories contained in those pages that he learned about his true passion in life. “The things I liked about literature was that it dealt with the human condition. Rather than doing it secondhand, I thought maybe it’s better to do it firsthand."

  • Editorial: For every golden note of life, give thanks Nov 27, 2014 6:21 AM
    In this Thanksgiving message, the Daily Herald reflects on gratitude, embracing it as an essential characteristic of a happy life. It is, the editorial says, an attribute more powerful than wealth or fame or accomplishment.

  • Bring food to Glen Ellyn Turkey Trot to aid local pantry Nov 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District will sponsor its annual Turkey Trot Thursday, where residents of all ages can run, walk or jog five miles before they fill up on turkey and mashed potatoes.

  • Volunteers needed for Prospect Hts. prairie seed planting day Nov 25, 2014 9:52 AM
    Like getting your hands dirty? Prospect Hts. residents are invited to help with a Prairie Seed Restoration Project Day on Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

  • Brown bag or cafeteria, kids don’t eat healthy at school Nov 25, 2014 12:18 PM
    Schoolchildren aren’t exactly gobbling up the healthy lunches they were meant to eat under a national nutrition program, two new studies suggest. Students purchasing school lunch only select a fruit or vegetable about half the time, and even then, the majority of them don’t eat even a single bite, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights features new displays Nov 25, 2014 2:39 PM
    Back for its fifth year, Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights show has become a family tradition, not only for communities in Kane County, but for individuals and families who enjoy a break from the frantic pace associated with the holidays.

  • Harper College goes smoke-free as of Jan. 1, 2015 Nov 25, 2014 1:19 PM
    Harper College campuses will go smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2015, six months before a law goes into effect banning tobacco on all Illinois’ public college campuses.

  • Cary Physical Therapy continues partnership with Norge Ski Club Nov 25, 2014 4:33 PM
    For a second year, Cary Physical Therapy continues to partner with Norge Ski Club of Fox River Grove. The ongoing mission is to increase performance and improve safety of the junior program members.

  • Autumn Leaves of South Barrington Provides Support for Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s Nov 26, 2014 8:47 AM
    Autumn Leaves of South Barrington Provides Support for Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s

  • Wheaton Reindeer Run raising money for Ronald McDonald House Nov 25, 2014 12:52 PM
    Wheaton's third annual Reindeer Run and Walk -- a 5K race through downtown -- steps off Dec. 6 and raises money to support the Ronald McDonald House opening in January near Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Ron Austin will be one of the runners. This is his story.

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