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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Celebrate “Love and Lincoln” Feb. 14 Feb 6, 2015 11:36 PM
    In celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's Day, the Village of East Dundee is putting the recent snowfall to good use as it prepares for a new "Love and Lincoln" event on Saturday, Feb. 14. Professional snow sculptors will begin work on a 10-foot bust of Abraham Lincoln beginning Wednesday, Feb. 12. The culmination of their efforts will be officially completed and dedicated by a Lincoln impersonator on Saturday, Feb. 14, at The Depot in East Dundee.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

     
  • Mundelein church takes Ash Wednesday to the streets Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    On Ash Wednesday, February 18, Ivanhoe Congregational Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

     
  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

     
  • GreenRoom Improv signs on for extended stay at Hemmens Feb 3, 2015 3:26 PM
    GreenRoom Improv has extended its stay as resident improv group at The Hemmens Cultural Center through December 2015! For over 14 years GreenRoom has been performing their unique, family-friendly improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike and they will continue to hold the popular First Fridays Improv each month at the Hemmens’ lower level 200-seat Cabaret Theater in the Round.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    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. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Join Green Drinks Feb. 4 in Crystal Lake Jan 29, 2015 8:38 PM
    In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday! The public is invited to McHenry County Green Drinks on Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake. Michelle Dare and Linda Haman will be presenting a quiz show, titled “Eco Stars,” complete with prizes, discussing general recycling facts and hopefully dispelling a myth or two.

     
  • County fairs contribute to local economies Feb 2, 2015 1:41 PM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together. Families, couples, and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Victory Rock Fellowship to broadcast on Marengo’s newest radio station, 94.3 FM Jan 23, 2015 10:13 PM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will broadcast worship services on Marengo’s newest radio station, Marengo Community Radio, 94.3 FM beginning in January 2015. The broadcast times will be 11:30 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Both of these time slots are meant to appeal to those who are not able to attend a service but still have a desire to worship remotely.

     
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