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  • James Dunne

    Prospect Hts. close to hiring new administratorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prospect Heights Police Chief James Dunne will serve as acting city administrator until a permanent candidate can be hired, Mayor Nick Helmer said Monday. City Administrator Anne Marrin recently resigned after more than three years in the job to take a similar position with the village of Fox Lake.

  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

  • Harper students to get sobering look at impaired drivingMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College students will get a lesson in the dangers of impaired driving when the national Save a Life Tour pays a visit to the Student Center on April 2.

  • Some homeowners required to have federal flood insurance like Cheryl Brady of Wheeling have seen their premiums jump. A new law approved this month limits the size of annual increases.

    Suburbs hit with flood insurance rate increasesMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Homeowners in suburbs like Des Plaines, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Addison and Aurora who have to keep a close eye on rising waters nearby will also have to worry about rising flood insurance rates. How far or for how long the rates will climb is unclear. “With all these hurricanes and tornadoes, I’m sure FEMA’s struggling, but do you have to take it out on us?” one homeowner said.

  • Prospect Hts. police add security cameras in Piper Lane areaMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prospect Heights has installed 15 security cameras in the area that is the city’s highest volume source of police calls, city officials announced Friday. The city is inviting property owners to tie into its system. “This collaborative community effort exemplifies our commitment to address the concerns of the community while enhancing the safety of our residents and police officers,” police Chief Jamie Dunne said in a news release.

  • Creating a more sustainable future starts at homeMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    As a reminder of the small steps that everyone can take to save energy and conserve natural resources, ComEd will join the city of Chicago and the World Wildlife Fund to celebrate Earth Hour on March 29 with a symbolic "lights out" moment at the Chicago Cultural Center. Now in its eighth year, Earth Hour is the world's largest annual voluntary environmental action event to raise awareness about climate change. The highlight of every Earth Hour is watching local iconic landmarks go dark for one hour. This year, the city of Chicago and ComEd will commemorate Earth Hour with a lights out event outside the Chicago Cultural Center.

  • Artists & Craftsartists to Exhibit In Hodges Park, Park Ridge ASOA

    Area Artists & Craftsartists Invited to Jury to Exhibit in ShowMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Area Artists & Craftsartist are invited to jury to participate in Park Rdge May 10 show

  • Northwest suburban police blotterMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 92-year-old Mount Prospect man was scammed out of $1,900 March 14 after he received a phone call from someone claiming to be his grandson. The caller told him he was in an accident in Mexico and needed the money or he would be arrested because a police officer found drugs in the car. The victim was instructed to send money to someone in Haiti. The man sent the money and then had second thoughts. He contacted his grandson and discovered that the call was a scam.

  • Crown Service Systems Joins A Non ProfitMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Crown Service Systems Donating Free House Cleaning to Women With Cancer

  • Harper nursing alumni, students to gather at symposiumMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Past graduates of Harper College's nursing program will gather at the fourth annual Nursing Alumni Symposium to continue their goal of lifelong learning and pass along some words of wisdom to current students.

  • Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights Relay For Life planning beginsMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Planning for the Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event has begun, and organizers are encouraging community members to get involved.

  • Wheeling High School Jazz Band I Steve Donisch

    Jazapalooza at Wheeling High School, April 16Mar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheeling High School Bands host jazz concert with music performed by London Middle School, MacArthur Middle School, and Wheeling High School Jazz bands I and II.

  • Money Smart Week® @Prospect Heights Public LibraryMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Money Smart Week® Returns April 5-12, 2014

  • Prospect Heights man admits to sexual abuse chargeMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 30-year-old Prospect Heights man has pleaded guilty to attempting to solicit a 15-year-old boy for sex, court records show. Jesus Castillo-Vasquez, 30, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of criminal sexual abuse. In exchange for his plea, he was sentenced earlier this week to 180 days in jail and 30 months probation, records show. Additionally, he must pay $689 in fines.

  • How video games might actually help kids lose weightMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kids these days are often living a more sedentary lifestyle which has contributed to increasing obesity.

  • Northwest suburban police blotterMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burglars stole items valued at $8,515 out of two apartments in Wheeling. They pried rear doors between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the apartments on the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Forums Court and stole a video camera, laptop computer, TV, camera, and jewelry out of one apartment and an iPad, laptop computer, video game unit, and DVD player out of the second apartment.

  • Prospect Heights Dollars for Scholars applications now availableMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Now is the time to apply for a Prospect Heights Dollars for Scholars 2014-2015 scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, April 18.

  • Certified Master Life Coach Tina Haisman will lead an inspiring 4-week life-coaching group for moms and babies at Twisted Tree Yoga in Des Plaines. Moms will learn how to take control of their lives, live consciously and experience more joy and happiness every day.

    Life Coach Tina Haisman Offers New Life-Coaching Group for New Moms at Twisted Tree Yoga Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Certified Master Life Coach Tina Haisman will lead an inspiring 4-week life-coaching group for moms and babies at Twisted Tree Yoga in Des Plaines. Moms will learn how to take control of their lives, live consciously and experience more joy and happiness every day.

  • Government isn’t a businessMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: I would like to remind those voters who might be tempted to vote for a candidate who wants to run the government like a business that government is not a business. As a great Republican president reminded us, it is “Government of the People, by the People and for the People” — not of, by or for business.

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