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  • 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.

  • Mount Prospect police seek witnesses to scooter crashApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect police are looking for witnesses who may have seen a 79-year-old man crash his scooter Thursday night on Euclid Avenue. Officer Greg Sill said Saturday police don’t yet know how the single-vehicle crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Euclid and Crabtree Lane.

  • Most of Irish Fest takes place under a big heated tent.

    Mount Prospect Irish Fest is April 12Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 2014 festival season kicks off in the Northwest suburbs with Irish Fest, from 2-11 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in downtown Mount Prospect. A huge heated tent in the Chase Bank parking lot, Emerson Street and Busse Avenue, will hose Celtic music, Irish food and beer.

  • An ARC Disposal truck slows down for a speed hump on South See Gwun Avenue in Mount Prospect.

    Mount Prospect may swap speed humps with colored asphaltApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect may be getting over the hump in its approach to slowing traffic on South See Gwun Avenue. About eight years after installing seven speed humps to address concerns over speeding and excessive traffic, officials are considering a new approach - colored asphalt.

  • This was taken at a friends house near Apple Canyon Lake, Ill. This little bird flew into the window and was sitting stunned on the deck. It didn’t move for a few minutes, and I was able to get up close to take pictures.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of April 7.

  • A sign announces the impending arrival of Bristol Palace, the business that will replace the recently closed Bristol Court banquet hall in Mount Prospect.

    Closed Mount Prospect banquet hall has new ownerApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bristol Court banquets, a well-known celebration spot in Mount Prospect that closed abruptly last month, has a new owner, according to village officials. Monty’s Elegant Banquets of Bensenville has acquired the building at 828 E. Rand Road and will open a new banquet hall there called Bristol Palace, Mount Prospect Community Development Director Bill Cooney said.

  • Electronic recycling area at 2013 Spring Sweep event. Village of Arlington Heights

    Electronic Recycling, Document Shredding Event, April 26Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights' Special Events Commission hosts "Spring Sweep" at 1501 W. Shure Drive (campus of Nokia Siemens Networks) that includes the collection of many types of electronics, shredding of documents and collection of usable bicycles.

  • Ela Soccer Becomes the First Soccer Club in Illinois to Receive the 5-Star Competitive Club Award. Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    (April 10, 2014) LAKE ZURICH - Illinois Youth Soccer has awarded Ela Soccer Club with the 5-Star Competitive Club award. This designation complements the US Youth Soccer 5-Star Recreational Program award that Ela Soccer was awarded last year. Ela Soccer becomes the First soccer club in Illinois to receive the 5-Star Competitive Club designation and the only soccer club to have received both awards.

  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

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