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  • Rolling Meadows man charged with convenience store robbery Mar 27, 2015 4:36 PM
    A Rolling Meadows man was ordered held on $100,000 bail Friday after authorities said he robbed an Arlington Heights 7-Eleven. Giovani Tapia, 23, told police he did it to help support his family, prosecutors said.

  • Heart Sounds 2015 Symposium to highlight innovations in cardiology Mar 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    Medical professionals are invited to attend “Innovations in Cardiology: Heart Sounds 2015”, a one-day symposium hosted by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. The educational program for registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, doctors and other clinicians will be held Saturday, April 18.

  • 6-year sentence for Rolling Meadows man who sold drugs to officer Mar 25, 2015 6:21 PM
    A Rolling Meadows man pleaded guilty to the manufacture and delivery of cocaine. Juan Perez, 41, was sentenced to 6 years in prison, according to court records.

  • Palatine Township Rural Fire Board Opening Mar 26, 2015 7:47 AM
    Palatine Township Rural Fire Board Opening

  • Cause of 5-vehicle crash on Route 53 investigated Mar 25, 2015 3:43 PM
    Information on the cause of a five-vehicle accident on southbound Route 53 near Algonquin Road Wednesday morning and its number of non-life-threating injuries was not immediately available Wednesday, state police said. The crash occurred about 8 a.m. and lanes were closed for at least half an hour as police conducted their investigation.

  • Learn how to ‘echo weave’ at Fine Line Mar 24, 2015 4:23 PM
    Fine Line weaving instructor Beth Duncan will offer “Echo Weave, A Starting Point,” on Saturdays, April 4 and 18. “Learning to weave can seem daunting at the start; there is a lot of prep work before the actual weaving begins. As with all things worth learning, take your time and practice," Duncan said.

  • Displaced Rolling Meadows residents get $1,000 checks Mar 23, 2015 4:16 PM
    Residents who were displaced from 49 units of a Rolling Meadows condo building after a fire earlier this month each received a $1,000 check from the complex’s management company.

  • Rolling Meadows considers tax, fee hikes for roadwork Mar 24, 2015 5:54 AM
    Rolling Meadows officials are trying to find money to fix the city's aging road but might need to raise taxes or fees to do it. According to documents, the city has about $1.8 million available to fund $2.6 million in needed road construction. “The costs are great. If we are going to do a large amount of work annually, we're going to need to look at other revenue sources,” said Melissa Gallagher, city finance director.

  • ECC students spend spring break helping build home Mar 23, 2015 5:43 AM
    Eleven Elgin Community College students will help Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley remodel a historic Elgin home for an immigrant couple from Uganda. It's the second year ECC has partnered with Habitat for the Alternative Spring Break program. This year, the college had a waiting list of students wanting to volunteer, which might lead to the program expanding next year, said Olivia Vlahos, outreach manager for Habitat.

  • Rolling Meadows woman helps organize hundreds of dog adoptions Mar 23, 2015 6:09 AM
    When Cathy Maloney started Foster 2 Home in 2010, she hoped to get dogs out of shelters and into the care of loving foster families before finding their forever homes. Five years later, the organization is close to adopting out its 1,000th dog. “I had no idea what we were capable of,” said Maloney who runs the nonprofit out of her Rolling Meadows home. “The more people you meet, the more you realize that there are so many other true dog lovers out there.”

  • Rejected by Palatine, medical marijuana facility tries Rolling Meadows Mar 20, 2015 5:20 AM
    A medical marijuana dispensary that was licensed by the state, but denied in Palatine, is now looking to open in Rolling Meadows instead. Representatives from Nature's Care presented their proposal to open a dispensary at 975 Rohlwing Road to the Rolling Meadows city council Tuesday night and described how security, finances and sales would work if they receive approval.

  • Arlington Heights man admits robbing 87-year-old woman Mar 20, 2015 6:48 PM
    An Arlington Heights man charged with stealing $1,000 from an 87-year-old woman last June pleaded guilty to residential burglary and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

  • Muslim parents: Our kids are not terrorists, and we don't want them to fall prey to terrorists Mar 20, 2015 3:03 PM
    Muslim parents and leaders say they don't want their children being labeled “terrorists” by association with fanatics who use a shared religion to justify their fanaticism. They also recognize Muslim youth could fall prey to extremist elements online and via social media. “One of the things we talk about is responsible behaviors online,” said Gihad Ali, youth programs director for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. “What not to say. What things to look out for. What are some of the traps, some of the red flags of so-called online friends.”

  • Gurnee teen’s perspective on ISIS Mar 20, 2015 2:54 PM
    “For suburban kids, ISIS is actually brutal looking,” said Gurnee teen Rayyan Samdani, 15, a freshman at Warren Township High School. “If I catch myself reading things like sites saying ISIS is pure Muslim and they are implementing real Islam, then I just exit it because I know that’s not real Islam. I am living the real Islamic life, not what ISIS is saying it is.”

  • Mosque leaders to kids: Beware of ‘Google sheiks’ Mar 20, 2015 2:55 PM
    Sheikh Hisham AlQaisi, imam of Islamic Foundation in Villa Park, encourages face-to-face interaction between Muslim adults and youths about the perils of the Internet. “What we’ve been trying to do is promote a culture of, if you’ve got a question, talk to a person ... bring it to your imam, your parents, and talk about it there, rather than jumping on an open forum,” he said. Here is what he and other leaders are doing to combat fanatics from preying on Muslim youth.

  • Palatine Parks Presents Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble Mar 23, 2015 7:32 AM
    Palatine Parks Presents Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble

  • Salem Drive Improvement Project in Schaumburg Scheduled to Begin Week of March 23 Mar 23, 2015 7:34 AM
    Salem Drive Improvement Project in Schaumburg Scheduled to Begin Week of March 23

  • Who organized suburban PARCC boycott? Mar 20, 2015 10:24 AM
    Across the suburbs, hundreds of students are opting out of the new PARCC tests. While it's not clear if the objection is coming from students, parents or both, it does seem to be an organized effort. “It is our belief that the PARCC participation decision in some buildings was a parent- and student-led effort,” said District 214 Superintendent David Schuler.

  • Strong Start of 2015 for the Illinois Fencers Club Mar 19, 2015 7:25 AM
    Strong Start of 2015 for the Illinois Fencers Club

  • No update on vacant Rolling Meadows Dominick’s site Mar 18, 2015 5:30 AM
    No news is bad news for Rolling Meadows as officials keep waiting for development at the long-vacant Dominick’s property on Kirchoff Road. Representatives from Clark Street Development, which now owns the property, updated the city council on the project’s progress on Tuesday night, but didn’t have much to report. “There are no great announcements tonight, I’ll remove that expectation now,” said Fritz Duda, principal with Clark Street Development.

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