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  • Glen Ellyn teen a 'born performer' Mar 28, 2013 5:27 AM
    In many ways, Serena Harnack is a typical teenager who loves Uggs, shopping and amusement parks. With a violin in her hands, however, she's anything but typical. The 14-year-old from Glen Ellyn is earning solo performances with several symphony orchestras. "You only have to hear her play for 30 seconds to realize she's a born performer," said Jim Setapen, director of the Academy at the Music Institute of Chicago.

  • Low temperatures mean winter sports in Palatine Jan 3, 2013 3:19 PM
    If you're seeking any sort of silver lining to the plunge in temperatures we're bound to experience before winter is done, look no further than the Palatine Park District's winter sports offerings. The park district runs two unsupervised ice-skating rinks — one for public skating and one for hockey — at Community Park, 250 E. Wood St.

  • Harper employees organize pet food, children’s book drives Dec 7, 2012 7:58 AM
    Instead of echoing the widespread call for canned goods, some Harper College employees have organized two holiday fundraising drives benefiting furry four-legged residents and young students.

  • Palatine mom writes children’s book about pet’s escapades Dec 1, 2012 11:27 AM
    When Kristie the hamster accidentally went through a laundry cycle and somehow lived, Geri McNeely Schultz figured she might as well turn to fiction to tell the family pet's real-life tale. The first-time author from Palatine wrote "Laundry Day," the first book in her new children's series Kristie's Excellent Adventures. It chronicles the curious hamster using colorful illustrations and rhyming text.

  • Apple products a hit with Dist. 15 grant program Oct 12, 2012 8:14 AM
    It’s a safe bet that Apple is a fan of Palatine Township Elementary District 15. The 12,000-student school district’s educational foundation this week announced it will purchase 61 new iPads for recipients of its Mini-Grant program.

  • Palatine Twp. starts to promote holiday programs Oct 5, 2012 1:20 PM
    When the holidays roll around, there's rarely a shortage — especially in this economy — of families who could use a bit extra. With that in mind, Palatine Township officials have already started promoting a bevy of programs aimed at assisting those who are struggling financially.

  • Hanover Twp. health expo dedicated to late director Sep 14, 2012 7:49 AM
    Hanover Township is gearing up to host a community health and wellness expo that will also honor the memory of the woman who started it, Trish Simon.

  • Palatine cancer organization launches suspender campaign Aug 3, 2012 8:05 AM
    Few garments offer support the way suspenders do, so Palatine-based SuperSibs! is launching a new movement built around the classic accessory that also aims to help the brothers and sisters of children with pediatric cancer feel recognized, honored and supported.

  • Palatine Chamber to host Rockin’ the Blocks party July 28 Jul 13, 2012 8:03 AM
    The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce will put on the Rockin' the Blocks community block party July 28 in downtown Palatine.

  • Hanover Park to celebrate 20th anniversary with Sister City Jun 29, 2012 9:20 AM
    Next month marks the 20th anniversary of an unlikely bond between Hanover Park and a West African nation. In July 1992, the village signed the Hanover Park Sister Cities Friendship Agreement with Cape Coast, the capital of the Central Region of Ghana. Since then, officials from both municipalities have forged an international friendship with occasional visits.

  • Palatine Chamber to host Community BBQ and Pig Roast Jun 8, 2012 12:29 PM
    If you fancy meat, music and mingling, you'll want to check out the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce's first Community BBQ and Pig Roast later this summer.

  • Palatine's Little City launches Going Green Initiative May 4, 2012 1:04 PM
    The Little City Foundation is working to reduce its carbon footprint while also educating staff and the children and adults it serves. The Palatine-based agency, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, rolled out its Going Green Initiative just in time for Earth Day.

  • Palatine orders former Idol's Sports Bar building to be razed Apr 6, 2012 12:39 PM
    Nearly 18 months after Palatine officials forced Idol's Sports Bar and Grill to close it doors, thousands of motorists who pass through the intersection of Rand and Dundee roads each day finally will see some activity on the corner. Property owner Dina Kritsas must demolish the vacant building sometime this month or face a fine, under an order the village issued in February.

  • Internet sensation headlines Rolling Meadows school fundraiser Mar 29, 2012 3:54 PM
    Internet sensation Abby Miller will perform several songs at assemblies kicking off Plum Grove Junior High's annual Pennies for Patients campaign. The fundraiser, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, was inspired by Teagen Reid, the daughter of a history teacher there who underwent a successful bone marrow transplant 10 years ago.

  • Palatine police release results of traffic safety crackdown Mar 24, 2012 8:30 AM
    Palatine police made six arrests for driving under the influence, four for suspended/revoked/no valid drivers license and three for possession of drugs during an eight-day traffic enforcement campaign conducted earlier this month. Officers also issued 72 tickets for seat belt violations, seven for speeding, four for no insurance, one for open alcohol in a vehicle and 24 others.

  • Hanover Park recognizes citizens, businesses at Awards Night Feb 5, 2012 6:00 AM
    It’s not often that a community bestows a humanitarian award on someone well short of voting age, but that’s just what the village of Hanover Park did this year at its annual Awards Night. Mariah Reeves, 12, was recognized Jan. 27 for helping 3-year-old Nathan Saavedra, a Carpentersville boy who suffers from prune belly syndrome.

  • Palatine police laud resident for aiding reservoir rescue Jan 27, 2012 11:59 AM
    Palatine police say they’ll likely alert the village’s awards committee to a recent citizen rescue. The committee will determine how to recognize Palatine resident Marie Thurston, who called 911 and helped encourage a victim who had fallen through the ice at Hamilton Reservoir.

  • Palatine promotes eight, welcomes six firefighters Jan 20, 2012 2:44 PM
    Whenever attendance for Palatine village council meeting is standing room only, it’s typically due to a controversial topic. That wasn’t at all the case Monday night, when Fire Chief Scott Andersen led a badge-pinning ceremony for eight newly promoted Palatine firefighters and six recent hires.

  • Palatine alumna featured on “My Fair Wedding” Dec 2, 2011 12:28 PM
    The wedding of Palatine High School alumna Jane Torgersen to actor Chad Goodwin will be featured in an upcoming episode of David Tutera’s popular TV show, “My Fair Wedding.” It will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, on the Women’s Entertainment cable network.

  • Palatine kicks off holidays with shopping, Santa Nov 18, 2011 12:19 PM
    Thanksgiving may not be until next week, but that’s not stopping Palatine from kicking off holiday festivities this weekeend. The Downtown Palatine Business Association’s A Very Merry Shopping Event is Nov. 18-19, followed by the village’s tree-lighting ceremony in Towne Square Saturday.

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