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  • Mt. Prospect awards engineering contract for Kensington detention ponds Nov 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Mount Prospect will benefit from economies of scale as it prepares to rehabilitate four retention basins at the Kensington Business Center. This week, the village board approved a contract with the Ciorba Group Inc., which has worked with the village in the past, to provide engineering design services, at a cost not to exceed $96,759.

  • Holiday tree arrives in Mount Prospect Nov 21, 2014 11:37 AM
    The tree that will light up downtown Mount Prospect arrived outside village hall Thursday. Work crews hoisted the large Colorado blue spruce, which was donated by a Mount Prospect family, into the air and installed it. A formal tree-lighting ceremony will take place Nov. 26.

  • Science Fair Judges Needed Nov 21, 2014 5:46 PM
    Saint Mary School Science Fair Wants You to Get “Blinded” By Science If you enjoy science and are a good listener, you have the “chemistry” to be a judge! This year’s 7th grade Science Fair will be held 6 - 8pm on Thursday, December 11, 2014 and 8 - 11am on Friday, December 12th.

  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 20, 2014 8:11 PM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

  • Rolling Meadows men charged in Mt. Prospect drive-by shooting Nov 19, 2014 6:09 PM
    Two Rolling Meadows men were arrested on charges related to a driveby shooting earlier this month in Mount Prospect. A Cook County judge set bail at $300,000 for 21-year-old Julio Avila, and $150,000 for co-defendant Eduardo Castro who face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the class X felony.

  • Mt. Prospect sign maker White Way files bankruptcy Nov 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Mount Prospect-based White Way Sign, which has made iconic signs for Wrigley Field, Kohl's and Hollywood Casino, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

  • Final gap filled in Levee 37 along Des Plaines River Nov 19, 2014 5:00 PM
    Mount Prospect Public Works Director Sean Dorsey announced this week that the final gap in Levee 37 along the Des Plaines River has been completely and permanently filled. The $30 million project began in March 2009.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Nov 19, 2014 4:13 PM
    A security agent saw two women take several coats valued at $1,000 between 10:40 and 11:05 a.m. Nov. 14 from Dick’s Sporting Goods, 401 E. Palatine Road, Arlington Heights. Two days later, offenders attempted to remove several coats and succeeded in taking various unknown items from Dick’s.

  • Suburban bars embrace moonshine as 'the next big thing' Nov 19, 2014 2:54 PM
    In July 2011, Tennessee's Ole Smoky Distillery began selling moonshine in the Chicago area. The unaged whiskey proved so popular that five spots that opened in the last two years made it the focus of their drink menus: Rack House Kitchen & Tavern in Arlington Heights, Old Crow Smokehouse in Schaumburg and Chicago, Whiskey River BBQ & Honky Tonk in Mount Prospect, and The Still Bar and Grill in Bartlett.

  • Mount Prospect man charged with child pornography Nov 18, 2014 6:50 PM
    A 19-year-old Mount Prospect man faces charges of child pornography after authorities recovered 200 images and 10 videos containing child pornography on a laptop they say belongs to him. Fernando Devegas was ordered held on $500,000 bail.

  • McHenry County honors heroes of Holiday Hills shootout Nov 18, 2014 6:57 PM
    It was a day of firsts for the McHenry County sheriff's office. The department awarded two purple hearts, an award of valor, and unit citations for the entire detective and patrol divisions. The awards honored the first responders and supporting officers who saved the day on Oct. 16 when a domestic dispute call in Holiday Hills turned into a shootout. “We have so much to be thankful for this season,” Sheriff Keith Nygren said.

  • How can we deny we have a spending problem? Nov 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I wonder if my fellow Americans are aware of the financial threat we are in? Our president at one time (2006) lambasted the Republican Party for raising the debt by $3.5 trillion over five years. It is a sign that the government spending is way out of control. Six years later he and his party state that debt and deficits no longer matter.

  • Many other veterans deserve recognition, too Nov 17, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: There are thousands of heroes in the military, most unknown, unrecognized and suffering daily from injuries physical and mental from their service to this nation. I do not understand why the Herald has chosen Tammy Duckworth to be on the front page of the paper for two days in a row. Yes, she was injured, she survived, she has made a success of her life.

  • Women misdirect their ‘enhancements’ Nov 17, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: I am barely on the sunny side of 80, so I have seen many goofy trends come and go in my lifetime. The article in today’s paper titled “Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts” left me with one overwhelming thought: How greatly it would benefit society if these women put as much effort into enhancing their minds as they seem willing to invest in bulking up their behinds!

  • Mt. Prospect OK with officials taking village vehicles home Nov 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Mount Prospect trustees declared their support at a recent board meeting for a policy allowing some employees to take home village-owned vehicles, especially for emergency response situations.

  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

  • Boy raises nearly $1,000 for restoration of Mt. Prospect's Central School Nov 18, 2014 10:42 AM
    At the tender age of 8, Nolan Hahn of Mount Prospect is one of the leading donators to a village cause: the renovation of the 19th century one-room schoolhouse, Central School. “It's part of Mount Prospect's history,” Nolan says. “We have to save it.” His method? He and his grandmother, Janet Kirch of Arlington Heights, have developed a business selling jewelry.

  • Daily Herald column rekindles long-lost friendship; now they're married Nov 16, 2014 6:57 PM
    A widow in Mount Prospect reached out to an old aquaintance after seeing his name pop up in a Daily Herald column about the 80-year-old bicyclist. They rekindled the friendship and got married earlier this year. They leave soon for Florida, where the now 87-year-old still participates in bike races. “I had no intention of ever getting married again,” she says. Then came that day in 2007.

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