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  • Diversity leader Brooks: Ferguson another reason to diversify police Nov 25, 2014 5:57 AM
    The Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, chairman of the Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations, reacted to the decision on the Ferguson shooting by saying perception in this case is more powerful than facts given “the historical problem that young men of color face in this country.” "It seems like we never learn. It seems like this happens almost constantly. The newspapers and the TV cameras cover the problem, but nothing happens.”


  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

  • Missing Hoffman Estates girl found in Mount Prospect Nov 24, 2014 11:18 AM
    A missing 12-year-old girl from Hoffman Estates has been found at a friend's house in Mount Prospect, according to authorities. Police said they believe Jordan Sumlin ran away on Saturday. She was found uninjured.

  • Mount Prospect denies officer's discrimination complaint Nov 24, 2014 5:48 AM
    A Mount Prospect police officer has lost his appeal on discrimination claims filed earlier this year, but a village official said police department leaders hope to work with the officer to address issued raised in his complaint. In a four-page ruling handed down Nov. 13, Assistant Village Manager David Strahl writes that an investigation into the claims by Officer Johmel Henderson found no evidence that he was assigned an unsatisfactory patrol car and denied a place in the department's investigations rotation because he is black.

  • Arlington Hts. church kids’ Living Market aids Heifer group Nov 25, 2014 3:09 PM
    On Sunday, Nov. 16, the Sunday school children (preschool through grade five) of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights held the church’s second annual Living Gift Market to benefit Heifer International.

  • Mount Prospect library collecting books for needy children Nov 23, 2014 4:06 PM
    Give the gift of reading this holiday season by bringing new, unwrapped books for local children ages 6 and younger to the Mount Prospect Public Library through Sunday, Dec. 7. There also will also be a collection box available at the Village of Mount Prospect’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christkindlmarket on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

  • Des Plaines Park District invites you to get moving Thanksgiving morning Nov 25, 2014 12:39 PM
    The Des Plaines Park District is encouraging a healthier holiday by offering three complimentary activities on Thanksgiving morning. The park district also wants to kick off the holiday season by giving back.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 25, 2014 10:00 AM
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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