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  • Mount Prospect to salute its Shining Stars Dec 19, 2014 11:58 AM
    Each year, the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission honors individuals and organizations that help make Mount Prospect a great place in which to live and work. They are celebrated as “Shining Stars” and recognized at a gala banquet. The 22nd annual Celestial Celebration will be held Friday, Feb. 6, at The Cotillion Banquets in Palatine.

  • Mt. Prospect Fire Department receives $4,175 grant Dec 19, 2014 11:54 AM
    The Mount Prospect Fire Department received a $4,175 donation from the Marathon Petroleum Corporation as part of its First Responders Grant Program on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Mount Prospect terminal manager Mike Whalen personally presented the check to the fire department.

  • Mount Prospect man admits driving on revoked license Dec 19, 2014 4:38 PM
    A Mount Prospect man pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended or revoked license, court records show. Dean McKinney, 50, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 30 months probation in exchange for his guilty plea to the class 4 felony.

  • Mount Prospect awards contract for flood relief Dec 19, 2014 1:32 PM
    The Mount Prospect village board awarded the contract for Isabella area sewer improvements to ALamp Concrete Contractors Inc. of Schaumburg for an amount not to exceed $8.8 million. The improvements were necessitated by the flood of 2011. The project could begin as early as February and is expected to be concluded by November, requiring some traffic adjustments on Route 83 and on Rand Road.

  • Lake County Center for Independent Living to celebrate 25 years Dec 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 18, 2014 4:47 PM
    Three Mount Prospect residents received separate voice mail messages Nov. 18 claiming they owed money to the IRS. They were told to buy money cards and call back with the card numbers. All three realized the call was a scam and refused to comply.

  • Mayor: Mt. Prospect manager getting ‘no special perk’ for leave of absence Dec 18, 2014 11:01 AM
    Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek took time at this week’s village board meeting to make what she called “a clarifying statement” regarding the village’s financial obligations to Village Manager Michael Janonis during his absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He's using accumulated time off and getting "no special perk," she said.

  • Rainbow Hospice Welcomes Head of Maryland Hospice as New CEO Dec 19, 2014 6:53 AM
    Rainbow Hospice Welcomes Head of Maryland Hospice as New CEO

  • Believe Project: $100 to instill the joy of giving to others in her grandkids Dec 18, 2014 5:59 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Ginger Bechtold of Mount Prospect, who will give the money to her grandkids so that they can give it to others in need.

  • Trustee race a popular one in Mount Prospect Dec 17, 2014 6:21 PM
    For the second straight municipal election, the village trustee race in Mount Prospect has attracted a crowd. So far, six people have filed candidacy papers for three seats on the village board. The filing period ends Monday, Dec. 22, so more candidates could still enter the race. Voters will decide who gets to fill the seats during the consolidated election on April 7.

  • Mount Prospect settles on compromise levy hike Dec 17, 2014 4:44 PM
    Mount Prospect village trustees ended recent haggling over the 2014 tax levy this week, approving a compromise plan that will boost the amount of property taxes the village collects by 2.48 percent, lower than the 4.42 percent proposed by village staff. The 2014 levy, to be collected in 2015, will be $17.7 million. For the owner of a property valued at $350,000, that will mean an additional $27 in taxes owed to the village.

  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

  • Mt. Prospect Fire Department honors 3 with award Dec 16, 2014 2:12 PM
    Three members of the Mount Prospect Fire Department were honored with the Special Recognition Award on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the 73rd annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon, hosted by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.

  • January Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Dec 16, 2014 9:01 AM
    A representative from Blick Art Materials will be advising members and guests about new art supplies at the next meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild (dpag.org) set for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and there is no fee, but donations are appreciated. To join the guild, download a membership form at dpag.org.

  • Mt. Prospect announced ‘Shining Star’ award winners Dec 16, 2014 6:26 PM
    The Mount Prospect Special Events Commission Tuesday announced this year’s “Shining Star” winners, who will be recognized at a gala banquet for helping make the village a great place in which to live and work.

  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

  • Oak Brook-based IMRF Receives Excellence Award Dec 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award for “Progress toward Excellence” for demonstrating effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Criteria. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn. “Congratulations to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “IMRF is taking the lead in its industry to address organizational performance and process/resource alignment with the outcome for better efficiencies, focus and overall results.” Recipients of the ILPEx Silver Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) was created by the Illinois General Assembly. Since 1941, IMRF has partnered with local units of government to provide retirement, disability and death benefits for public employees. With a funded status of 96.7 percent and $33 billion in assets, IMRF is well-funded and sustainable. Today, IMRF has about 400,000 members and retirees, and serves nearly 3,000 different units of government, including towns and villages, libraries and park districts, and counties and school districts (non-teaching personnel). The average member who retired in 2013 had 22 years of service and received an annual benefit of about $16,500. “For any organization committed to excellence by improving the products or services it provides its customers, clients or members, the task of identifying and implementing the best approach can appear daunting. There are innumerable books and videos on the best management practices. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has found the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as implemented by ILPEx to be the most successful and comprehensive approach for developing the culture and infrastructure necessary for meeting our customer service goals. Our members deserve the best and ILPEx is helping us to meet that challenge. IMRF is honored to be recognized for its progress toward excellence as it receives a Silver Award. This recognition and the feedback report support and reinvigorate our efforts to become a world class organization,” said Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. About Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501 (c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 630-637-1595. For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

  • Where it All Began Dec 16, 2014 9:09 AM
    Where it All Began

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of eagle and angel wings, secrets for Santa, and the annual Festival of Guadalupe pilgrimage.

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