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  • Wheeling Park District, village planning rec center project Jan 22, 2015 7:35 PM
    Wheeling trustees and park district commissioners have hired an architectural consultant to help plan a proposed addition onto the Community Recreation Center to accomodate retirees who would move from the village's senior center. “What we need to do is make sure we’re serving the needs of seniors today as well as seniors 20 years from now,” Village Manager Jon Sfondilis said.

     
  • Make Your Own Maple Syrup at Sundown Supper in the Sugar Bush Jan 22, 2015 7:29 AM
    Make Your Own Maple Syrup at Sundown Supper in the Sugar Bush

     
  • Take Time for Relaxation at the Schaumburg Park District Jan 22, 2015 7:38 AM
    Take Time for Relaxation at the Schaumburg Park District

     
  • Enjoy a dad and daughter date night at the Schaumburg Park District Jan 22, 2015 7:19 AM
    Enjoy a dad and daughter date night at the Schaumburg Park District

     
  • Get fit for less at the Schaumburg Park District Jan 22, 2015 7:22 AM
    Get fit for less at the Schaumburg Park District

     
  • Get ready for the biggest game of the year with the Schaumburg Park District Jan 22, 2015 7:24 AM
    Get ready for the biggest game of the year with the Schaumburg Park District

     
  • Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills to get more parking Jan 21, 2015 9:16 PM
    Aspen Drive Library patrons who’ve been frustated by an occasional shortage of available parking spots, rejoice: the lot is about to expand.

     
  • Register for 2015-16 preschool at the Schaumburg Park District Jan 19, 2015 1:51 PM
    The Schaumburg Pak District offers an exciting preschool program that is educational and fun for children.

     
  • Home-schoolers to learn about life during WWII Jan 19, 2015 1:55 PM
    Homeschool families are invited to imagine what life was like during World War II at the Homeschool Adventures program, “War Factories in Des Plaines,” from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

     
  • Snowshoe and cross country skiing at the Bartlett Nature Center Jan 19, 2015 1:24 PM
    Come and have an exhilarating time with nature and exercise at the Bartlett Nature Center. The nature center has snowshoes and cross country skies.

     
  • Des Plaines History Center Book Group to discuss WWII bombers Jan 19, 2015 9:35 AM
    In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, residents are invited to pick up a copy of “The Arsenal of Democracy” and join a book discussion from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

     
  • Free strength training class: Jan 19, 2015 5:17 PM
    The Mundelein Park & Recreation District is offering a free total body strength training group class that tones your body at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, at Park View Health and Fitness, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.

     
  • Outdoor fitness area to overlook Schaumburg lake Jan 19, 2015 5:31 PM
    The Schaumburg Park District hopes to help residents not miss the great outdoors this year by working out only in gyms and fitness centers. The district is preparing to install 20 pieces of fitness equipment in a 3,000-square-foot area overlooking Volkening Lake, next to the Schaumburg Police Department.

     
  • Plenty of cold-weather fun at Vernon Hills’ Winter Fest Jan 17, 2015 11:28 PM
    Sometimes, the best way to tackle winter is to enjoy it. That’s exactly what the Vernon Hills Park District did Saturday by hosting its annual Winter Fest.

     
  • Rosemont to install hundreds of security cameras at village venues Jan 17, 2015 7:31 AM
    Rosemont will spend about $571,000 a year to lease hundreds of security cameras that will be installed at several public venues. The cameras will be placed throughout the village’s 200,000-square-foot entertainment district and multilevel parking garage, village hall, Allstate Arena, convention center, Rosemont Elementary School and Lange Park.

     
  • Enjoy winter again at Schaumburg’s Spring Valley Jan 15, 2015 3:11 PM
    If last winter and the start of this one have left you snow-shocked and frostbitten, now is the time to show Mother Nature you’re not afraid. The great outdoors is something that should be enjoyed all year round, and the Schaumburg Park District knows just how to help.

     
  • Improvements on tap for Mt. Prospect Park District park in Des Plaines Jan 15, 2015 7:10 PM
    A neighborhood park in the Des Plaines portion of the Mount Prospect Park District stands to get a facelift later this year courtesy of a state grant. The park district has received $376,000 for a series of improvements to Einstein Park.

     
  • Reasons (and places) to love snow, ice and cold Jan 14, 2015 2:26 PM
    Local TV news anchors are aghast, reporting on the recent cold snap as if it were a wild freak of nature that’s descended upon us without warning. Pardon me, but … isn’t this typical January weather? It’s a time of snow, ice and cold that is best greeted with skis, sleds, snowshoes and skates. If it’s going to be cold, that’s how you make the best of it.

     
  • Dundee Township accepts used Christmas trees for recycling Jan 15, 2015 6:13 AM
    The end of the Christmas holidays is not depressing for everyone. Workers at the Dundee Township Highway Department have a few good laughs watching how and when people bring to them their fresh-cut Christmas trees to be recycled.

     
  • Cardboard sled races to help highlight Addison’s Winterfest Jan 13, 2015 12:27 PM
    Cardboard sled races, snow golf and volleyball, horse-drawn wagon rides and more will highlight Addison Park District's Winterfest celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, in Community Park.

     
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