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  • Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Feb 1, 2014 11:20 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

     
  • Cold won't stop 88-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer Jan 28, 2014 5:35 AM
    Samuel Grimes plans to be on his Meals on Wheels route Tuesday morning, just like any other day, even though temperatures are expected to remain well below zero. Completing his deliveries in the extreme cold is possible -- and it's something the 88-year-old Des Plaines man's clients, like Penny Jaworski, are grateful for. "I appreciate it, especially in this kind of weather, that they can get out.”

     
  • Remarks about God were misconstrued Jan 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Niles letter to the editor: Words were misconstrued from my interview with the Daily Herald when put in print. As a candidate for Congress in the 9th District,

     
  • 18-year-old charged in fatal Glenview crash Jan 26, 2014 1:14 PM
    A Des Plaines area man is facing DUI charges in a fatal crash in Glenview. Dustin Aranda, 18, was charged Thursday with aggravated driving under the influence causing death and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after his car struck a 65-year-old pedestrian on Jan. 17. Aranda tested positive for THC and Benzodiazepine, police said.

     
  • Images: IHSA competitive dance sectionals Jan 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    IHSA competitive dance sectionals took place at Glenbrook South High School and Huntley High School Saturday.

     
  • Notre Dame snaps Carmel’s streak with OT decision Jan 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    The comeback wasn’t enough for Carmel Catholic’s boys basketball team Friday night. The Corsairs fell to Notre Dame 51-50 in overtime, despite erasing a 41-31 deficit midway through the fourth quarter. The loss snapped Carmel’s seven-game winning streak, as the Corsairs fell to 17-4 overall and 2-2 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference. They had not lost in January.

     
  • District 207 students selected for IMEA All-State Conference Jan 23, 2014 7:52 AM
    Ten Maine Township High School District 207 students have successfully auditioned and are participating in the Illinois Music Educators Association’s All-State Conference in Peoria, which began Wednesday and will run through Saturday, Jan. 25.

     
  • Lawyers perform in Oakton benefit Jan 22, 2014 6:21 PM
    The Chicago Bar Association will hold its 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, “The Merry Old Land of Lawz,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Dist. 207 board member appointed to state education board Jan 21, 2014 6:15 PM
    Maine Township High School District 207 board member Eric Leys has been appointed to the board of directors of the Illinois Association of School Boards.

     
  • Credit union CEO to help Hispanics, younger people Jan 20, 2014 7:38 AM
    Kukec's People features Jose Garcia, president and CEO of Northwest Community Credit Union, who has spent most of his career in finance and found his niche in credit unions, living by its philosophy of “people helping people.” That’s why he aims to boost awareness of how credit unions can help more people, especially Hispanics, aim to increase membership and even focus more on social media to draw in the younger generation.

     
  • Benet scores inside and out Jan 17, 2014 10:57 PM
    Benet took advantage of the much younger Notre Dame Dons to win 74-58 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference on Friday in Lisle.

     
  • Enjoy an evening in ‘The Merry Old Land of Lawz’ Jan 17, 2014 1:46 PM
    Enjoy an evening in The Merry Old Land of Lawz at the Chicago Bar Association’s 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Oakton exhibit showcases African-American cinema posters Jan 17, 2014 1:34 PM
    From the 1930s through the 1950s, the black movie industry expanded as its triumphs and struggles echoed the nationwide Civil Rights Movement that culminated in the 1960s. For February, Black History Month, Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art will exhibit Gems from the Koehnline: African-American Movie Posters.

     
  • Judge acquits ex-coach, saying he didn't know of Maine West hazing Jan 16, 2014 1:05 PM
    Former Maine West High School coach Michael Divincenzo was found not guilty of battery and hazing. The judge agreed that Divincenzo, 37, of Elk Grove Village, had no knowledge of the hazing. “It is obvious that some soccer players' conduct was bad and that's unfortunate,” said Divincenzo's attorney, Thomas Breen. “However, coach Divo had nothing whatsoever to do with that conduct.”

     
  • Gillespie, Deere help Warren stay hot vs. Maine S. Jan 14, 2014 10:43 PM
    When rising Warren star Eric Gillespie hit one of those NBA-range 3-pointers midway through the second quarter on Tuesday night, Maine South coach Tony Lavorato, Jr. had seen enough. He called timeout and did some major league screaming at his Hawks. “I just wanted them to play like the good team they are,’’ Lavorato said. His high-volume speech got through as Warren (10-6) never scored again before halftime. In a back-and-forth game at Warren, the streaking Blue Devils won their fifth game in a row, 48-43, and dealt just the third loss of the season to the visiting Hawks.

     
  • Maine West meets Maine East’s challenge Jan 10, 2014 11:55 PM
    First place was on the line in the Central Suburban North on Friday night in Des Plaines when Maine West hosted Maine East in girls basketball. The 26-time conference champion Warriors were playing a Blue Demons team that has never won a league crown but is off to its best start in 20 seasons. “I don’t think we were intimidated by that,” Warriors senior guard Erin Ross said of the Blue Demons’ 10-4 and 3-0 record entering the game. “If anything, it fueled us. We were intense and really wanted to win bad.” Ross sure helped fuel the Warriors, connecting for four 3-pointers, en route to a career high 16 points, as West pulled away in the second half to a 47-26 victory.

     
  • Judaic history comes alive in Oakton class Jan 9, 2014 12:28 PM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies (HIS 136 001) this spring at Oakton.

     
  • Shot Arlington Heights officer released from hospital Jan 8, 2014 1:27 PM
    Arlington Heights Officer Michael McEvoy started the new year out of the hospital, police said Wednesday. McEvoy, the officer shot in the face while responding to a domestic disturbance last month, was released from the hospital Dec. 27 and is continuing his rehabilitation. “He still has a long road of recovery in front of him,” said police Capt. Andrew Whowell.

     
  • Maine West offers students cardiac screenings Jan 7, 2014 8:06 PM
    Maine West High School will offer free cardiac screenings to students on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 as part of the Young Hearts for Life program.

     
  • A Chicago landmark in disrepair Jan 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Niles letter to the editor: What is happening to the iconic Marshall Field clocks? Has anyone noticed how they have deteriorated since Macy’s has come to State Street? The numbers are faded and almost unreadable.

     
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