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  • Area Artists & Craftsatists Invited to Jury to Participate in May 9 25th Annual Park Ridge Show Feb 12, 2015 7:11 AM
    Area Artists & Craftsatists Invited to Jury to Participate in May 9 25th Annual Park Ridge Show

     
  • Local Soroptimist Club Offers GED Grant Feb 9, 2015 4:56 PM
    Chicago Suburbs —Women who currently attend G.E.D. courses and who are seeking financial assistance to complete certification can now obtain an application for this award. The G.E.D. Grant is Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago’s cash award that honors the women completing their equivalency to improve their lives and those of their family. Applications are available by contacting Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago (SISC) via e-mail at siofsuburban.chicago@soroptimist.net . SISC will give two cash awards that cover the cost of the test. Deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2015. The winners will be honored at a luncheon in May where their checks and grant certificates will be awarded. Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago is a volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Founded in 1989, the Suburban Chicago club is part of Soroptimist International which has over 90,000 members in more than 120 countries and territories who contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that benefit women. In addition to the G.E.D. Grant, Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago has three additional awards for women and girls. For more information about the awards, our local programs and Soroptimism visit our web site at si-suburbanchicago.org .

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Not Too Late-Register for NAMI Family to Family Class Feb 3, 2015 7:11 AM
    Not Too Late-Register for NAMI Family to Family Class

     
  • Lake in the Hills Historical Society taking donations for April 24-26 fundraiser Feb 2, 2015 10:59 PM
    The Lake In The Hills Historical Society is seeking donations that will be sold on April 24-26. The proceeds will go towards the restoration of the Ford School, which is a one-room school house built in 1886. The fundraiser will be held at the school house so that the historical society may bring attention to the project.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Motorist finds rifle of Lake County Sheriff's sergeant in street Jan 28, 2015 6:00 AM
    The actions of a Lake County Sheriff's police sergeant are under administrative review after a rifle placed on the trunk of the sergeant's car fell off while driving and later was found on a Volo residential street by a motorist.

     
  • 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

     
  • 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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