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  • Trivia fundraiser to benefit literacy group Jan 30, 2015 2:15 PM
    The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. They are looking for raffle donations and 30 teams to participate in this year’s competition. Teams are comprised of up to four members. Registration is $500 per team. The event is open to the public.

  • ‘Soup and Stories’ offer warmth, comfort to JourneyCare patients Jan 30, 2015 3:41 PM
    JourneyCare is offering area youth an opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther King’s Day of Service and actively engaging in a community project to honor this legacy. Through the "Soup & Stories" initiative developed last year, volunteers from fourth grade through high school delivered warmth and comfort to the homes of JourneyCare patients and families on Martin Luther King Day, delivering care packages containing homemade fleece blankets, conversation cards and a container of homemade chicken soup.

  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

  • Cut pensions to fix pensions Jan 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    If our Illinois elected officials really want to show a commitment in helping to lower the unfunded pension crisis, they can pass a law that all past and present elected officials forward half their pensions to reduce the deficit until the unfunded problem is resolved. They could also work on passing a law that all persons collecting a pension over $50,000 only receive 60%. If the rest of us have to pay to resolve the mess we did not create, Those who receive monies need to be part of the solution too. Steve Grossman Schaumburg

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Jan 30, 2015 2:40 PM
    Super Bowl parties don’t have to be the only activity you pencil in this weekend. There are a number of options for suburban fun — from a comedy on stage in Oak Brook to a weekend of Groundhog Day fun in Woodstock.

  • Fishing show continues through Sunday in Schaumburg Jan 30, 2015 6:40 PM
    The Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo runs through Sunday in Schaumburg. The show features more than 100 travel-related exhibitors including guides, lodges, resorts and regional promotion agencies, plus most major fishing tackle manufacturers, local fishing retailers, and nearly 100 fishing boats.

  • Editorial: Let’s keep contracts out in the open Jan 30, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says while Rosemont has gotten the bulk of the publicity, it isn’t the only town that incorrectly prefers not to disclose financial information regarding its entertainment and convention businesses.

  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

  • Nominees sought for Schaumburg Volunteer of the Year Jan 29, 2015 11:37 AM
    It’s that time of year again — time to acknowledge the unsung heroes without whose efforts Schaumburg just wouldn’t be the strong community that it is. The village is accepting nominations its Volunteer of the Year awards, which will be given in three categories: Adult Individual Volunteer, Youth Individual Volunteer and Volunteer Organization of the Year.

  • Schaumburg mayor joins national transportation committee Jan 29, 2015 11:37 AM
    Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2015 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Policy and Advocacy Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing the league’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation.

  • Key question about tax reductions Jan 29, 2015 1:48 PM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Although I've been voting in all general and midterm elections in the past half century, during the last 35 years I've carefully scrutinized them, discovering that Democrats usually proposed tax increases for high income earners and Republicans consistently opposing them.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jan 29, 2015 3:51 PM
    Burglars broke into a garage between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 on the 100 block of Golf Terrace in Arlington Heights and stole six tires and wheels, two hand tool boxes, and a latex printer. Value was estimated at $15,750.

  • ECC to host 2015 Founders’ Day celebration Jan 29, 2015 3:23 PM
    The Elgin Community College Foundation will assist students who need help in achieving their academic goals during the 17th annual Founders’ Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 15. It commemorates the 1949 founding of the college, as well as recognizing distinguished achievements made by ECC students, alumni, employees, retirees and other community partners and supporters who have made an impact at ECC and played an integral part in fulfilling the college’s mission.

  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

  • Suburban attorney and DePaul Hall of Famer mourned Jan 29, 2015 5:25 PM
    Schaumburg attorney Michael Norris held a unique spot in the annals of men’s basketball at DePaul University. Not only did he lead the team in scoring his senior year, but he captained a team that played in one of the most weather-impacted games in school history, during the historic 1967 blizzard. Norris died Saturday at age 70.

  • Schaumburg sets medical marijuana impact fee Jan 28, 2015 5:02 PM
    Schaumburg officials Tuesday set an annual impact fee of $37,752 for any medical marijuana dispensary that may locate within the village. The impact fee reflects the presumed cost of one police call and one paramedic call per week to the dispensary, officials said.

  • AOII alums to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Crystal Lake Feb. 11 Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM
    With the theme of “Focus on Love,” local AOII alums will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Crystal Lake. President Pat Juza will lead an interactive program centered on the ritual of Alpha Omicron Pi.

  • Game on: Watch Super Bowl at suburban sports bars Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Got your game plan in place for the Super Bowl? If not, consider watching the game at a suburban sports bar where half-time buffets and beer specials will give even Bears fans something to cheer about.

  • Schaumburg sets renewal policy for tax break Jan 28, 2015 1:53 PM
    Schaumburg trustees have approved specific criteria to consider the growing number of renewal requests for Cook County’s Class 6B property tax incentive for industrial businesses. These require a demonstration of significant employment and business growth, substantial capital improvement, ongoing community involvement and the need for another 12 years of reduced taxes.

  • Are you speaking your child’s love language? Jan 28, 2015 6:01 AM
    Understanding your child’s preferred method of receiving love is key, said Gary Chapman, co-author of “The 5 Love Languages of Children.” Chapman believes everyone has a primary love language or way of receiving love, including words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch.

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