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  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

     
  • Lake County offers screenings for sexually transmitted infections Feb 12, 2015 1:19 PM
    Valentine’s Day is an opportune time to remind residents that tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections are available at the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Woodlands Academy Honors Academic Excellence and Individual Achievements Feb 2, 2015 9:52 AM
    Woodlands Academy has officially closed the book on this year’s first semester by recognizing academic excellence as well as, in the tradition of all Sacred Heart schools, student accomplishments.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • County fairs contribute to local economies Feb 2, 2015 1:41 PM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Sedgebrook jump-starts its residents’ fitness goals for 2015 Feb 2, 2015 1:35 PM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Learn How to Become a Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Feb. 10 Jan 30, 2015 11:29 AM
    Lake County residents seeking a volunteer opportunity with free training for widespread emergency situations may want to join the Lake County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

     
  • Woodlands Academy’s Interfaith Prayer Service stresses shared values Jan 27, 2015 1:16 PM
    Students, faculty and staff at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart joined area representatives of the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Islamic faiths in a celebration of values they share during an interfaith prayer service Friday, Jan. 23.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Sign up with Health Insurance Marketplace before Feb. 15 Jan 26, 2015 8:58 AM
    With the Feb. 15 deadline approaching for getting health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Lake County residents have a variety of opportunities to sign up.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre auditorium to be dedicated in honor of Harold Ramis Jan 15, 2015 6:17 PM
    An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of writer/director Harold Ramis at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, immediately prior to the showing of “Groundhog Day.” The 1993 film, which was directed by Ramis, will be shown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1.

     
  • Still Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance Jan 15, 2015 5:44 PM
    If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty. Under the Affordable Care Act, 2015 is the first year Americans must prove they had qualifying health insurance (or an approved exemption) for the previous year (when filing 2014 taxes), or face a tax penalty. For 2015, if you don’t obtain insurance by February 15, 2015, the last day to of the Open Enrollment period, the penalty will be applied to your annual taxable income for each full month you don’t have health insurance in 2015. The penalty fee is $325 per adult, $162.50 per child - up to $975/family or 2% of family income, whichever is higher. And, without insurance, you will be financially responsible for all of your medical costs. The good news is based on household income and dependents, some individuals may qualify for financial assistance from the government - or subsidies - towards the cost of the premium and other financial obligations like co-pays or deductibles. “This is where Vista Health System can help the uninsured in our community,” said Barbara Martin, President & CEO of Vista Health System. “With many people lacking access to a computer or just need help maneuvering through the enrollment website, our application counselors can help. We can assist individuals and their families evaluate the available health plans and determine if they’re eligible for Medicaid or other insurance options.” Medicaid In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In some states, the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level. Illinois has chosen to expand Medicaid coverage. This expansion increases the eligibility limits for adults to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (equivalent to an annual income of $16,105/year for one person; $32,913 for a family of four in 2015). However, citizens must enroll in the program; it’s not automatic. Though a major function of www.healthcare.gov is assessing whether individuals and families qualify for financial help to lower the cost of health insurance, Vista’s application counselors can perform the same analysis and help with the sign-up process. To make an appointment to meet with an application counselor, call (847) 360-6955. Open enrollment for health coverage continues through Feb. 15, 2015 To make an appointment for sign-up help for the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid, call Vista Health System at (847) 360-6955.

     
  • Vista’s Sleep Centers earn national accreditation Jan 19, 2015 2:20 PM
    As an important step forward in providing care for people who suffer from sleep disorders, Vista Health System recently received national accreditation for its two comprehensive Sleep Centers in Waukegan and Lindenhurst.

     
  • Vista offers free Enrollment Fairs for health insurance Jan 21, 2015 12:22 PM
    Be prepared. Get health insurance. To make the process easy, Vista Health System is offering free Enrollment Fairs Thursdays through Feb. 15, at Vista Medical Center East, 1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan.

     
  • Advocate Condell recognized for excellence in stroke, heart care Jan 19, 2015 8:19 AM
    Advocate Condell Medical Center has received national accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center and a top heart care designation.

     
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