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  • Helmer to seek second term Dec 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer said he would like another term as the city's top elected official "so we can finish the job that's been started." Helmer is the only person who has filed candidacy papers for the mayor's post so far, but the filing period remains open through Monday.

     
  • Lake County Center for Independent Living to celebrate 25 years Dec 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990.

     
  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

     
  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

     
  • January Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Dec 16, 2014 9:01 AM
    A representative from Blick Art Materials will be advising members and guests about new art supplies at the next meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild (dpag.org) set for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street in Des Plaines at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and there is no fee, but donations are appreciated. To join the guild, download a membership form at dpag.org.

     
  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

     
  • Oak Brook-based IMRF Receives Excellence Award Dec 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award for “Progress toward Excellence” for demonstrating effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Criteria. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn. “Congratulations to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “IMRF is taking the lead in its industry to address organizational performance and process/resource alignment with the outcome for better efficiencies, focus and overall results.” Recipients of the ILPEx Silver Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) was created by the Illinois General Assembly. Since 1941, IMRF has partnered with local units of government to provide retirement, disability and death benefits for public employees. With a funded status of 96.7 percent and $33 billion in assets, IMRF is well-funded and sustainable. Today, IMRF has about 400,000 members and retirees, and serves nearly 3,000 different units of government, including towns and villages, libraries and park districts, and counties and school districts (non-teaching personnel). The average member who retired in 2013 had 22 years of service and received an annual benefit of about $16,500. “For any organization committed to excellence by improving the products or services it provides its customers, clients or members, the task of identifying and implementing the best approach can appear daunting. There are innumerable books and videos on the best management practices. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has found the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as implemented by ILPEx to be the most successful and comprehensive approach for developing the culture and infrastructure necessary for meeting our customer service goals. Our members deserve the best and ILPEx is helping us to meet that challenge. IMRF is honored to be recognized for its progress toward excellence as it receives a Silver Award. This recognition and the feedback report support and reinvigorate our efforts to become a world class organization,” said Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. About Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501 (c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 630-637-1595. For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

     
  • Where it All Began Dec 16, 2014 9:09 AM
    Where it All Began

     
  • Looking for a Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve? Dec 16, 2014 9:37 AM
    Finding a family-friendly and safe New Year’s Eve option can be quite a trick for Moms and Dads... The Lake Zurich Holiday Inn Express and Suites is providing an option for area families. Join others for an overnight stay, where you can enjoy a pool party, pizza and soda, a visit from Elsa and Olaf from Frozen and a complimentary breakfast the next morning! Simply call 847-726-7500 or email LakeZurichSales@mphhotels.com for rate information. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lake Zurich is located at 197 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.

     
  • Rowers raise awareness, funds for American Brain Tumor Association Dec 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    It seemed only fitting that three Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights athletes who contributed in excess of 30,000 meters each were part of the group rowing just after sunrise Nov. 22, when the odometer rolled past 1 million meters during The Million Meter Marathon to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

     
  • Images: Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines Dec 12, 2014 3:04 PM
    An overnight celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, began with an opening Mass on Thursday, December 11, at 6 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Marco A. Mercado, Archbishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and Rector, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines and ends with a closing Mass at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12. Archbishop Blase J. Cupich was the main celebrant at the 12:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, December 12.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    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.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 12, 2014 11:29 AM
    Burglars entered four unlocked vehicles around 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Centennial School on the 200 block of Stearns Road in Bartlett and stole a GPS, CDs, cellphone charger, cash, debit cards, cellphone, wedding ring and a pair of earrings. Value was estimated at $3,100.

     
  • Watch ‘The Grinch’ free at Elk Grove Theatre Dec 9, 2014 1:34 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Elk Grove Theatre with a showing of the “The Grinch.” The film, starring Jim Carrey and directed by Ron Howard, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Admission is free, and the film is sponsored by Porte Brown.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Palatine Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser Hosted by C.A.T.I.F. Dec 9, 2014 1:50 PM
    C.A.T.I.F. [Celebrating All That Is Feminine] will be hosting their 2nd annual Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Wednesday, December 17 from 6-8pm at d'Vine Wine and Gifts. The Kappa Kappa Gamma GIRLS Academy is the beneficiary for the fundraiser. The organization provides support, mentoring

     
  • Mission Trip to Caribbean Orphanage a Big Success Dec 9, 2014 1:50 PM
    St. James Parish in Arlington Heights recently organized a hugely successful mission trip to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Orphanage in the Dominican Republic.

     
  • Prospect Hts. offers dollars for potholes Dec 7, 2014 4:46 PM
    The city of Prospect Heights is challenging residents to find potholes in local roads, and will award $10 to the first person who alerts the city to one it didn’t already know about.

     
  • John Hersey Honors Soldiers. Sgt. Jason Smith Dec 8, 2014 7:12 AM
    John Hersey Honors Soldiers. Sgt. Jason Smith

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 5, 2014 6:20 PM
    A Schaumburg man was charged with two counts of criminal trespass to land and disorderly conduct after he threatened to blow up a bar with a grenade, according to Schaumburg police reports. He also damaged his jail cell, stopping up the toilet and trying to stop up the sink, reports said.

     
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