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  • Voters may decide on Wauconda Community Center expansion Jul 28, 2014 5:18 AM
    A $4.75 million expansion plan could nearly double the size of the Wauconda Community Center — but it would first need voter approval. The Wauconda Park District’s proposal calls for a 10,000-square-foot addition to the 21-year-old building in Cook Park.

  • Little Free Library debuts at Arlington Hts. community center Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM
    For Tyler Frank, 14, and Matt Barba, 13, what started out as an assignment for their Genius Hour class at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights recently became a reality. They have created and built the very first Little Free Library in Arlington Heights.

  • Foundation’s golf outing to benefit Cosley Zoo Jul 28, 2014 12:51 PM
    Bobcats and bogeys may not seem to have anything in common, but they come together once a year in Wheaton to celebrate and support the Cosley Foundation’s Mike Williams Cosley Classic Golf Outing.

  • Signs, audio to assist Knoch Knolls Nature Center visitors Jul 26, 2014 7:00 AM
    The new Knoch Knolls Nature Center property will have seven signs and audio tours designed to help people with vision or hearing difficulties thanks to a $35,000 donation from the Naperville Noon Lions Club. “These signs are to assist visually impaired and hearing-impaired individuals who will be visiting Knoch Knolls park,” said Bob Hull, the club’s publicity chairman.

  • Chili fans attend cook-off championship in Batavia Jul 26, 2014 7:35 PM
    The 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off along the Batavia Riverwalk on Saturday featured 34 entrants. The event was hosted by the Batavia Park District and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Senior activities abound at the Schaumburg Park District Jul 25, 2014 7:46 AM
    Seniors have more opportunities than ever to get involved and have fun through the Schaumburg Park District.

  • Show off your talents at the Schaumburg Park District Jul 25, 2014 7:49 AM
    Juggling, singing, dancing and acrobatics are just a few of the acts that will be available at the annual Schaumburg’s Got Talent competition at 7 p.m., Aug. 8 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

  • Oak Brook lifeguard receives Golden Guard Award Jul 25, 2014 1:30 PM
    For the second time in just four months, an Oak Brook Park District lifeguard has received the Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. Golden Guard Award. Katie Klemp, 19, has been named one of the top lifeguards in the nation, an honor that is reserved for one in 1,000 guards across the country.

  • Oak Brook 10 & under junior tennis team takes district championship Jul 25, 2014 1:30 PM
    Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center’s 10 & Under United States Tennis Association Junior Team finished the West Suburban League’s 6-month tennis season with a perfect record, defeating teams from Elmhurst, Wheaton and Schaumburg.

  • Celebrate summer during a picnic with the Schaumburg Park District Jul 24, 2014 8:02 AM
    The Schaumburg Park District is hosting the final summer picnic of the season!

  • Bloomingdale Park District seeks feedback on playground improvements Jul 24, 2014 10:40 AM
    A new playground at Seasons Four Park in Roselle will reflect the preferences of the children and parents who use it. That’s because Bloomingdale Park District is sponsoring an open house next week to get feedback from the community about what color schemes and activity panels should be used when the park’s playground structures are replaced later this year.

  • Event honors Streamwood volunteers Jul 24, 2014 6:14 PM
    Streamwood residents are invited to a gathering honoring five longtime volunteers Aug. 3. Park District Commissioner Rich Janiec will act as emcee for the ceremony outside the village's 110-year-old schoolhouse at Hoosier Grove park. Several state lawmakers also are expected to attend.

  • Fox Valley Park District board to be elected, not appointed Jul 24, 2014 6:00 PM
    Commissioners for the Fox Valley Park District, the second-largest in the state, will be elected rather than appointed by county board chairmen. "I would never argue against democracy," Kane chairman Chris Lauzen said, while expressing some misgivings about the change, which takes effect in 2017.

  • Get certified through American Red Cross Jul 23, 2014 7:31 AM
    Become the most valuable babysitter in just a few hours!

  • Disco in Town Square this summer Jul 23, 2014 7:24 AM
    Put on your platform shoes, grab your partner and spend an evening dancing to live music in Town Square.

  • Spend a day on the tees during the Links Technology Cup Jul 23, 2014 7:36 AM
    NO WEB Register now for the Seventh Annual Links Technology Cup golf outing benefiting the Schaumburg Park Foundation.

  • Buffalo Grove moves Night Out back to Willow Stream Park Jul 23, 2014 4:41 PM
    Buffalo Grove is moving its annual National Night Out back to Willow Stream Park this year, scrapping earlier plans to hold the Aug. 5 event at Mike Rylko Community Park. The Night Out will feature free food, live music, a business expo, games and attractions for children, and interactive displays by the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire departments.

  • Float your way to the Barracuda Swim Team tryouts Jul 23, 2014 7:27 AM
    The Schaumburg Park District’s competitive swim team will host tryouts for the upcoming fall season. The team’s season begins Sept. 8 and swims until Nov. 21. Children ages 5 to 18 may try out for a spot in the 11-week program from 4 to 6 p.m., Aug. 29 at the Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road. Practices are held at Schaumburg High School and the YMCA. “The Barracudas Swim Team is a fun program with plenty of chances to compete throughout the season,” said Stacy Johnson, assistant aquatics supervisor. “With 200 swimmers each season, it is the biggest team we have ever had.” The Barracudas program offers skill development and competition for young swimmers. Participants will be assessed and placed in one of five levels during tryouts. Each level is organized by age and emphasizes different concentrations and abilities. Ages are used as guidelines. Meets are held Wednesdays and Saturdays. Swimmers are expected to attend at least two meets and championship competitions throughout the season. Team members are required to buy a team suit at registration where order forms will be provided. For more information, call 847/490-4515 or visit

  • Celebrate National Night Out with the Schaumburg Park District Jul 24, 2014 7:58 AM
    Celebrate safety and your community at National Night Out, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way.

  • Food Truck Frenzy to precede free 7th Heaven concert Jul 25, 2014 2:24 PM
    Food Trucks will be on hand from 5pm to 8pm on August 1st, leading up to the free annual Sounds of Summer 7th Heaven concert at 8pm at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater.

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