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  • Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage Nov 17, 2014 7:32 PM
    If she had Medicare instead of her retired teacher's insurance, Mary Ellen Karp would be able to get the infusions from a St. Charles clinic to keep her healthy. But people with immunity issues often battle with insurance issues. “I get a sinus infection and my body can’t fight it off, so I end up with bronchitis or pneumonia,” says Karp, who last had pneumonia in August. “Sometimes, I think I should just stop subbing, but I truly miss the kids.”

     
  • Share the word about volunteerism Nov 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: In McHenry County, there are more than 58,000 volunteer needs met annually. It’s the passion and will to give of the volunteers that keep our community running. But when’s the last time you spoke about it? We all have volunteered in some way or the other. Whether it was for a food pantry or just your neighbor, you volunteer ... now talk about it!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • O’Hare runway plan ignores our weather Nov 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: Brisk, steady north winds brought mayhem and gridlock to O’Hare on Halloween with more than 700 cancellations nationwide due to an inoperable runway layout, the net result of a misguided modernization plan.

     
  • The Land Conservancy taking nominations for Living With Trees Award Nov 13, 2014 7:24 PM
    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is taking nominations for its Living With Trees Award through Dec. 15. The program was started to recognize those individuals, businesses, local governments and others who go above and beyond to ensure that our McHenry County community will have oaks in the future.

     
  • Local club seeking applicants for educational grant Nov 13, 2014 6:27 PM
    The Suburban Chicago Club of Soroptimist International is seeking applicants for educational grants.The Virginia Wagner Educational Grant is specific to these states in the Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need.

     
  • FaithBridge to hold interfaith Thanksgiving service Nov. 23 Nov 11, 2014 8:56 PM
    Members of various local faith communities will come together at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Blue Lotus Temple, 221 Dean St. in Woodstock, for the eighth annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. The theme of this year’s event is “Melodies of Gratitude.”

     
  • Rockin’ around the Christmas tree with NISRA Foundation Nov 7, 2014 11:07 PM
    Send a child with a disability to day camp, a Special Olympics athlete to tournaments, or help purchase a wheelchair-accessible bus to transport a disabled adult to a fitness center program. The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association Foundation’s 19th annual Holiday Fashion Show & Christmas Tree Raffle benefits these purposes and more. This popular event will be held Saturday, Nov. 22.

     
  • ESO to perform “America’s Musical Treasures” Nov. 15-16 Nov 7, 2014 9:17 PM
    Andrew Grams will be returning on Nov. 15-16 to conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concert, "America's Musical Treasures." Joining Maestro Grams and the ESO onstage will be pianist William Wolfram. This ESO concert will feature music from some of our nation’s favorite composers, including Aaron Copland, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein.

     
  • Samaritan Center Awarded Standard of Excellence Nov 6, 2014 7:29 AM
    Samaritan Center Awarded Standard of Excellence

     
  • Learn about “Hobo Quilts and Railroads” Nov. 12 Nov 6, 2014 7:43 PM
    Quilt aficionados and rail fans will have an opportunity to satisfy both passions, during a special “Hobo Quilts and Railroads” presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union. Also, buy a chance to win the botanically themed “Mostly Morris” quilt sewn by the historical society’s Heritage Quilters. This homage to the elebrated British wallpaper designer William Morris features a card trick pattern.

     
  • Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award Nov 4, 2014 11:37 AM
    Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award

     
  • CLC Board of Trustees News: College earns gold award for going green Nov 4, 2014 5:34 PM
    The College of Lake County has received a gold award for campus sustainability from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CLC Board Chairman Amanda Howland announced at the Oct. 28 Board of Trustees meeting on the Lakeshore Campus.

     
  • Haystacks Coffee House hosts open mic and jam Nov. 7 Nov 5, 2014 2:11 PM
    The popular Open Mic and Jam Night returns to Haystacks Coffee House at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry on Friday, Nov. 7. The evening will feature local performers showing their skills as folk, rock and roll, jazz, and classical musicians, as well as performances by storytellers and spoken word artists.

     
  • Hair Cuttery’s Share-a-Haircut program to benefit veterans Nov 3, 2014 9:49 PM
    This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

     
  • Listening Room presents “A Jazzy Holiday Show” Nov. 5 Nov 3, 2014 8:10 PM
    On Friday, Dec. 5, the Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy is proud to present “A Jazzy Holiday Show” with two of Chicago’s finest theater talents Kim Shriver and Jeremy Kahn, at 8 p.m. They will perform classic Christmas songs as well as some wonderful jazz standards.

     
  • Classic Cinemas to honor veterans with free movie Nov. 11 Nov 3, 2014 4:02 PM
    Classic Cinemas will honor the nation's military veterans by inviting them to a free movie on Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The offer is open to all veterans who have served in any branch of the military. Veterans are asked to present their military IDs at the theater of their choice.

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct 31, 2014 7:36 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

     
  • Suburban teen releases song/video for Chronic Pain Awareness Nov. 2 Oct 31, 2014 6:12 PM
    A local 14-year-old girl wrote, recorded and released a song on iTunes and a music video on YouTube to create awareness for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome. The song, written by Danielle Stratton, is about her struggle with chronic pain over the last four years.

     
  • Lake County Center for Independent Living's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration Oct 31, 2014 3:22 PM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990.

     
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