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  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

  • Recycle your old, broken holiday lights Dec 1, 2014 12:55 PM
    Recycle your old or broken holiday lights at no cost, thanks to the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and its member communities. All holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off at various locations around the Northwest suburbs.

  • Art show at Des Plaines Public Library Dec 3, 2014 5:16 PM
    During the months of December and January, members of the Des Plaines Art Guild will be featured in a group show in the third floor gallery area of the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  • Prospect High students lead community Hour of Code Dec 4, 2014 3:32 PM
    Prospect High School will host a workshop that helps children and parents learn the basics of computer coding.

  • Geneva woman creates non-profit to help with life’s transitions Dec 2, 2014 8:48 AM
    Kukec's People features Cynthia Wade, a single mother who quickly found herself an empty nester, facing shoulder surgery, and unemployed. Facing some of the most dramatic transitions in her life, she decided to help other people and started Do-over.me, a new non-profit to help others in major transition, such as job loss, divorce, among others.

  • Homes, holidays and history are a Mount Prospect tradition Nov 30, 2014 7:35 AM
    A hidden gem among Mount Prospect's scores of beautiful vintage neighborhoods will be on display Dec. 5 when the Mount Prospect Historical Society holds its 27th annual Holiday Housewalk -- Prospect Park and Prospect Highlands subdivisions.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Nov 30, 2014 1:01 AM
    Thieves stole a silver 2009 Toyota Camry in a driveway on the 1500 block of Yellowstone Drive in Streamwood after the owner left it running to warm up. Value was estimated at $21,000.

  • Arlington Heights Community Concert Band continues holiday tradition Nov 28, 2014 9:09 AM
    The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will present its annual, free holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium of Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

  • Northwest Choral Society to present ‘The Many Moods of Christmas’ Nov 28, 2014 11:26 AM
    The Northwest Choral Society, under the direction of Alan Wellman, will present its first concert of the season, titled “The Many Moods of Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at St. Raymond’s Church in Mount Prospect.

  • Mount Prospect board rejects giving themselves raises Nov 28, 2014 11:09 AM
    Mt. Prospect village board members have rejected the idea of voting themselves raises. “We’re at the bottom of the heap (compared to other communities' public officials compensation) ... and I’m very happy to stay at the bottom of the heap,” said Trustee A. John Korn.

  • Waiting in the cold for deals in the suburbs Nov 27, 2014 6:21 PM
    Whether it was to score deals on flat-screen television sets, or get last-minute supplies for entertaining guests, suburban shoppers were at stores Thursday afternoon. But they had mixed feelings. "I hate shopping on Thanksgiving," Rich Arment of Mount Prospect said, as he purchased chairs. "I would honestly feel better off sitting on the floor if people could be home."

  • Suburban businesses counter Black Friday with Small Business Saturday Nov 28, 2014 5:21 AM
    As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear this weekend, locally owned businesses are urging suburban shoppers to think small. Saturday is "Small Business Saturday," which encourages shoppers to patronize Main Street stores and restaurants when buying gifts.

  • Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A Success Nov 26, 2014 8:53 AM
    Des Plaines Garden Club Annual Fundraiser A Success

  • Mt. Prospect trustees leaning toward smaller levy increase Nov 26, 2014 3:16 PM
    A majority of Mount Prospect trustees appear willing to vote for a lower increase in the property tax levy to be collected in 2015. Now the question is how low they are willing to go. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Dec. 2.

  • Prospect Heights library hosts free homework help Dec 5, 2014 3:16 PM
    The Study Buddy Homework Center at the Prospect Heights Public Library provides additional academic support for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

  • Join Prospect Heights library’s Winter Reading Program Dec 10, 2014 6:50 PM
    The Prospect Heights Public Library is set to begin it Winter Reading Program for adults and high school students.

  • 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.”

  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

  • St. Emily School Food Drive Nov 26, 2014 9:08 AM
    St. Emily School Food Drive

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