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  • Harper adds program to help low-income studentsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    One Million Degrees, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that assists low-income, highly motivated community college students, will be expanding its scope into the Northwest suburbs through a partnership with Harper College.

     
  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

     
  • Gun owners rallied at the Illinois Capitol Wednesday, asking lawmakers to loosen concealed carry rules.

    Gun owners march on state Capitol, want to 'liberalize' concealed carryMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The same week Illinois gun owners are getting in the mail their first licenses to carry a handgun in public, advocates are demanding lawmakers loosen the restrictions on where they can do so. “It's designed to fail,” said McHenry County Sportsman Association member Mark Gampl, 54, of McHenry. “You get the right to carry in approved areas, none of which are high-crime areas.”

     
  • Men from Elk Grove, Rosemont charged with drug crimesFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Northwest suburban men are facing drug charges after police discovered cocaine worth about $9,000 in their car this week in McHenry, authorities said.

     
  • Jaclyn Fowler is the winner of the 2014 Virginia M. Wagner Educational Grant from Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago.

    McHenry resident wins Soroptimist grantFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jaclyn Fowler of McHenry won the Virginia Wagnenr Educational Grant from the Soroptimists. She will be recognized with check and certificate at the May awards ceremony.

     
  • What is Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)?Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound; this procedure allows a doctor to obtain detailed images of the digestive track.

     
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is Hosting Community Blood Drive on March 5Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, 10 am – 4 pm in the Prairie Room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 West Highway 22 in Barrington, Illinois.

     
  • The Choral-Aires Chorus invite you to its 27th annual fashion show and luncheon with the theme “Singin’ in the Rain.”

    Local chorus hosts annual fashion showFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Looking for a way to warm up at the end of a long, cold winter? Preview spring and summer fashions at the 27th annual fashion show and luncheon hosted by award-winning chorus the Choral-Aires Chorus and Zzazz Productions.

     
  • Zachary Self, Alex Raymundo, and Cristobal Morales represent the Tigers at the AKA Grand Nationals tournament in Chicago. Tiffany Self and Kathy Raymundo

    Warrenville karate team places at national tournamentFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Members of the Baekwoon Mu Sul Tigers, led by Senseis Jeremy and Elijah Talbott, have made their mark again.

     
  • 1932 Ford Roadster Cremation Urn by Steve Shannon

    Roselle Artisan Handcrafts Hot Rod Cremation UrnsFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Steve Shannon is filling the need for personalized custom cremation urns.

     
  • This stunning stat-of-the-art kitchen will be one lucky winner’s in their new $1.6 million Chicago Dream Home. The Hope Institute

    First Early Bird Drawing Deadline is February 21 for $1.6 Million Dream Home or $1.3 Million in CashFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some lucky person with a $150 raffle ticket will have a chance to win a magnificent $1.6 million Chicago dream home or $1.3 million in cash in the 3rd Annual Chicago Dream House Raffle to benefit The Hope Institute for Children and Families. Individuals that purchase their $150 raffle tickets by February 21 will be entered to win a car or $25,000 cash, as well as the dream house, and over 550 other prizes, including vacations, cars and electronics. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagoraffle.com or by phone by calling 800-697-7734. The early bird drawing will take place on March 5.

     
  • The Fox Waterway Agency in Fox Lake would be abolished if a pair of state lawmakers from Lake County get their way. They say the agency is redundant.

    Lake County lawmakers want to dissolve Fox Waterway AgencyFeb 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Lake County lawmakers want to abolish the agency that oversees the Chain O' Lakes and Fox River in what they say is an effort to reduce redundant government services. If approved, the measure would dissolve the Fox Waterway Agency and send its assets to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

     
  • Al Wagner raises queen bees in Fox Lake.

    Introductory beekeeping class creates buzzFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Relaxed rules for beekeeping has created a bit of a buzz in Lake County. The changes have prompted the Lake County Beekeepers Association for the first time to offer an introduction to beekeeping class.

     
  • A sample banner for the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission’s newest art banner project illustrates one interpretation of the theme, The (Bi)Cycle of Life. City of West Chicago

    West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Extends Deadline for Art Banner Submissions Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Extends Deadline for Art Banner Submissions Juror Selected for Annual Competition

     
  • If you like your president, you can ... Feb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: Liberals exist in a fantasy world, somehow convinced that just one more mindless government program will make life fair. Conservatives deal with reality, seeking to reduce the horrific waste, widespread fraud rampant throughout obscenely obese bureaucracy.

     
  • Incarceration needs reform, lower costs Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: According to Wikipedia, “The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world, Russia is second, then Rwanda.” Our prisons are private businesses paid for by taxpayers. It costs $39,000 a year for one federal prisoner. Education and/or mental health care would be cheaper.

     
  • Sam Malambri spent more than 30 years teaching jazz to teenagers who called him the “Pied Piper of Palatine.”

    Longtime Walter Sundling Junior High band director diesFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sam Malambri, known to his Walter Sundling Junior High students as the "Pied Pieper of Palatine," has died. The Inverness man spent more than 30 years at the school as a band director and played gigs with some of the biggest names in jazz. “He always wanted to make people happy,” his daughter Julie Malambri said.

     
  •  Jack Ablin, chief investment officer for BMO Private Bank, speaks at the economic outlook breakfast at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College on Thursday in Palatine.

    Analyst talks at Harper about economy, housing Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer for BMO Private Bank in Chicago, spoke Thursday on the economy and investing as well as his forecast for this year at the 2014 Economic Update and Outlook Breakfast at Harper College in Palatine. Speaking to a reporter before the event, he said the frigid, snowy winter is hurting the economy and the stock market. Bit with low interest rates, consumers should be seeing one of the most affordable housing markets in a generation, he said.

     
  • No Winter Blues HereFeb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    GreenFields residents and associates joined a group from their sister community, Friendship Village of Schaumburg, for a fun afternoon of snow-tubing on the slopes of Villa Olivia in Bartlett.

     
  • Group Encourages Familiarity With Concealed Carry RestrictionsFeb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Clergy and Laity for Non-Violence, a group open to any clergy or lay members of congregations and religious groups McHenry County, is concerned that the public may not be fully aware of what public places such as schools and hospitals may prohibit fire arms under the new Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act which went into effect in January.

     
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