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  • ‘Diaper derbies’ serve only the parentsApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I am just an old grandma, but I personally fail to see the sense in subjecting tiny crawling infants to those “diaper derbies.” The little 10½-month-old girl in last week’s paper is obviously terrified realizing that her mommy is so far away and that she is surrounded by a group of strangers.

  • Mount Prospect residents Amy and Scott Bell “love the finished product” that is their new pondless waterfall from Aquascape Designs of St. Charles and Lisle.

    Lucky homeowners get landscaping makeoversApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Last summer six readers were chosen as winners in our “Get Your Summer On” outdoor makeover contest. Now, you can see the results of their winnings, with the prizes from the contest sponsors in place in their yards.

  • Mount Prospect pizza place expandingApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Crave Pizza, 106 E. Northwest Hwy., has acquired the space formerly occupied by Anna’s Alure salon, allowing the business to expand from 1,600 to 2,500 square feet. With the new space, Crave will be able not only to continue to offer casual family pizzeria dining with carryout on one side, but also introduce a lounge with a sports entertainment component on the other side. “It is still going to be an awesome family place,” owner Rafael Dickson said.

  • Mount Prospect officials this week approved plans for new signs at the Randhurst Village shopping center. Randhurst's owners say the signs, two of which will include animated video boards, are meant to attract more shoppers to the center's interior.

    Randhurst hopes new signs draw more shoppers to center's interiorApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Randhurst Village is giving its signage a boost as it tries to entice more traffic into the center's interior. The Mount Prospect village board this week approved a request from Casto Lifestyle Properties, the shopping center's owner, for new electronic signs, as well as signage that more prominently displays Randhurst's tenant mix.

  • Northwest suburban police blotterApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Thieves stole $10,117 between 2:30 and 2:57 p.m. April 4 in Des Plaines after the victim wrapped the money in a rubber band and placed it in his Jeep’s driver’s-side front door pocket. His assistant took the vehicle to get the car washed and the victim discovered the cash missing when the assistant brought the car back.

  • Michael Semkiu

    Janowick to replace Semkiu as Mt. Prospect police chiefApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect Deputy Chief of Field Operations Timothy Janowick is in line to replace Chief Michael Semkiu, who will retire on June 17, Village Manager Michael Janonis announced Thursday.

  • Footlighters Theatre Company Auditions for TarzanApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Footlighters Theatre Company is casting actors, singers, and dancers, ages five to adult, for their summer musical production of Tarzan.

  • Free Screening of Documentary That Explores Economic InequalityApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    In partnership with A Just Harvest, Congregational United Church of Christ will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Inequality for All” at 1pm on Wednesday, April 23. A lively discussion led by congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will follow the viewing.

  • Get help with energy bills SaturdayApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines and Mount Prospect residents looking for help with their energy bills are invited to an energy fair Saturday at the Mount Prospect Public Library. Residents can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and other energy assistance programs through the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, ComEd and Nicor Gas.

  • Des Plaines, Mount Prospect to host Energy FairApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The city of Des Plaines and the village of Mount Prospect invite Des Plaines and Mount Prospect residents to an Energy Fair, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Mount Prospect Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect.

  • Call for Distinguished Alumni nominationsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

  • Julia Krecu, 11, and her mom share a cup of tea at the annual Tea for Two on April 12 at Prairie Lakes Community Center. Lisa Haring

    How About a Lovely Cup of Tea?Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sixty little ladies and their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, dressed up in spring florals and straw hats, enjoyed a spot o’ tea and sweets at the 10th annual Des Plaines Park District Mother Daughter Tea on April 12, 2014, at Prairie Lakes Community Center.

  • Jim Cummins

    Becker Bringing it in Sophomore SeasonApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper sophomore Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) had a great freshman year, hitting .377 and earning All-Region honors. So far in the spring 2014 baseball season, Becker is on another planet with his production. The third baseman is fourth in the nation in batting average and is already cementing his legacy as an all-time great at Harper. Becker was recently named NJCAA Div. III Player of the Week and now can lay claim to the 17th Harper College Athlete of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Richard J. Vanecko

    Daley nephew released from jailApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been released from jail after serving a 60-day sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to Host Blood Drive on May 3rdApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Des Plaines will host a blood drive on Saturday, May 3rd in memory of Sadie Elizabeth McCann, a 3 1/2 year old girl who passed away in November 2013.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Harper to host etiquette dinnerApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Don’t underestimate the importance of knowing which fork to use for the salad course. How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts.

  • Get info on returning to collegeApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Though she earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in her native Bolivia, Cecilia Marchant knew landing a good job in the U.S. would likely require another higher education credential.

  • Free College and Career Expo for KidsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities will be available at this year’s College and Career Expo, put on by Harper College to inspire area students and their parents to prepare earlier for higher education.

  • Dancers from Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, including Colin Olsen of Poplar Grove, entertain during Irish Fest Saturday in Mount Prospect. Colin, 15, is one of three boys among 60 girls in the troupe.

    Everyone’s Irish at Mount Prospect festApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    With temperatures finally in the 70s and the rain holding off, people came out in droves Saturday afternoon for the 3rd Annual Irish Fest in downtown Mount Prospect. The crowd was entertained by some of Chicago’s top Celtic musicians playing Irish music along with traditional dancing by Trinity Academy of Irish Dance.

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