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  • 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.”

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Des Plaines Park District invites you to get moving Thanksgiving morning Nov 25, 2014 12:39 PM
    The Des Plaines Park District is encouraging a healthier holiday by offering three complimentary activities on Thanksgiving morning. The park district also wants to kick off the holiday season by giving back.

     
  • Emerson student on civic orchestra’s holiday program Nov 21, 2014 5:57 PM
    Regina Lee, age 12, is set to appear on stage with the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra in the Chicago area premiere of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”. The sketch features famed Chicago stage and film actor Tony Mockus as the Editor, and Miss Lee as the young girl writing to the newspaper inquiring as to the truth about Santa. The drama serves as introduction to the orchestral work by composer Mike Runyan.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 25, 2014 10:00 AM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • The Des Plaines Park District and the Forest Knights Chess Club host Tournament Nov 12, 2014 10:24 AM
    The Des Plaines Park District and the Forest Knights Chess Club host Tournament

     
  • McKay-Nealis Park in Des Plaines has a New Playground Nov 12, 2014 10:19 AM
    McKay-Nealis Park in Des Plaines has a New Playground

     
  • Thillens: Thank you for your support Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mel Thillens, the Republican candidate for House District 55, thanks everyone for their support and says he is encouraged, even with his loss, that the GOP is on the rebound in Illinois.

     
  • Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE Nov 10, 2014 7:45 AM
    Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE

     
  • Palatine young chef joins with Chef Paul Kahan for Healthy Lunch demo Nov. 15 Nov 7, 2014 5:42 PM
    Chicago chef extraordinaire Paul Kahan (Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star, Nico Osteria and others) will be teaming up with rising culinary artist Tess Boghossian of Palatine to do a cooking demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Green City Market’s indoor location, the Peggy Notebaert Museum.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents take part in own Ironman challenge Nov 7, 2014 8:41 AM
    The Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be among the most challenging athletic events in the world. Sedgebrook introduced a modified, but still impressive version of the Ironman/Ironwoman this summer, with approximately 40 residents signing on.

     
  • St Stephen Culinaires present the 3rd Dinner in the series; Italian Dinner Nov 6, 2014 7:42 AM
    St Stephen Culinaires present the 3rd Dinner in the series; Italian Dinner

     
  • Turning materials into memories Nov 4, 2014 11:56 AM
    Turning Materials into Memories

     
  • Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award Nov 4, 2014 11:37 AM
    Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award

     
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