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  • Elk Grove group sends 5,000 pizzas to Afghanistan Jan 29, 2015 3:45 PM
    Elk Grove Village-based Pizzas 4 Patriots is shipping 5,000 pizzas to Afghanistan so that soldiers can enjoy a taste of home while watching the NFL championship game. DHL Express is donating the resources of its global express shipping network to send enough pizza to feed every U.S. soldier stationed in the country.

  • Mundelein fire blood drive: Jan 28, 2015 4:56 PM
    Mundelein Fire Department and LifeSource will team up to host the “Everyday Heroes Blood Drive” on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mundelein Fire Station #1 1000 N. Midlothian Road.

  • Group that gives books to at-risk kids gets big donation from Goddard School Jan 23, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Goddard School donated 25,000 new and gently used books to Bernie' s Book Bank in Lake Forest on Friday to coincide with National Reading Day.

  • Stevenson High students honor MLK through public service Jan 19, 2015 5:35 PM
    About 200 Stevenson High School students traveled to eight sites across Lake County for volunteer projects on Monday, completed the Lincolnshire school's second annual Day of Service. It was again scheduled to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Harper students join Saturday in MLK Day of Service Jan 16, 2015 5:41 PM
    Harper College students are taking part in the community college’s first MLK Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 24. They’ll work on a service project, design a mural of King and hear from keynote speaker Noelle Jones, founding English teacher at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in Chicago.s

  • Geneva Idol karaoke event set for Friday at EvenFlow Jan 15, 2015 11:38 AM
    The Geneva Academic Foundation will return to EvenFlow Music & Spirits Friday, Jan. 23, to host the second annual GAF Geneva Idol Karaoke event.

  • Barrington Area Conservation Trust to host woodland clean up Jan 14, 2015 6:02 PM
    The Barrington Area Conservation Trust is hosting a work day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help restore an oak woodland at the trust's new Far Field Preserve in Barrington Hills.

  • Chicago Bear delivers pro apparel to Allendale kids Jan 13, 2015 11:52 AM
    Imagine the confidence boost of going on your first job interview in a suit given to you by Bears’ middle linebacker D.J. Williams.

  • Mundelein blood drive: Jan 13, 2015 6:21 PM
    The Mundelein Fire Department is working with LifeSource to host a “special emergency blood drive” on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Mundelein Fire Station 1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road.

  • 8 named Eagle Scouts in St. Charles ceremony Jan 3, 2015 7:25 PM
    More than 300 people attended the Convocation of Eagles at the Riverwoods Family Campus in St. Charles Saturday, recognizing the achievements and service of eight new Eagle Scouts. Many of the new Eagle scouts are current or prior students of St. Charles North High School or St. Charles East High School. “All who know you rejoice in your achievements,” said Scoutmaster Andy Rollins.

  • How to help your suburban neighbors in need Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Charitable organizations across the suburbs can use any skill or interest you have — things like fixing houses, making quilts, playing guitar, baking cookies, caring for animals, or teaching people to read — and they need your help. Here are some tips to help you decide how to best channel your desire to help others.

  • Elgin firefighter — ahem, Santa — surprises kids at Advocate Sherman Dec 25, 2014 6:50 PM
    Elgin firefighters make it a tradition each year to play Santa to any children who happen to be in Advocate Sherman Hospital over the holiday. But Santa makes an unusual entrance -- on the ladder of a fire truck. “The thing that we never know until Christmas morning is how many kids, or if there are even going to be any kids,” Assistant Fire Chief Tim Maroder said. “We always say if we don’t do this, it’s a good thing."

  • Suburban volunteers reunite dogs with returning soldiers Dec 24, 2014 7:30 AM
    Suburban volunteers are planning come sprig to welcome a group of dogs who made the long – and expensive – trip from Afghanistan to O'Hare. The team behind Puppy Rescue Mission also will prepare the pooches for reunions with the returning soldiers who adopted the companions in war. “There’s thousands of animals over here that deserve good homes, but you form a special bond over there that really can’t be equaled,” says Garrett Rogers, a Navy petty officer from Lindenhurst.

  • Open house for volunteers in Lake County Dec 23, 2014 4:56 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District will hold an open house for interested volunteers on Jan. 7. The gathering will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the district office, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

  • Waukegan blood drive Dec 23, 2014 4:59 PM
    The Waukegan Public Library is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, Dec. 30, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Bradbury Room at the library at 128 North County St., Waukegan.

  • New year marks 40 years of service for People’s Resource Center Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    From food, clothing and rent assistance to computer training, tutoring and socials services, struggling DuPage county residents can find all the resources they need in one visit to the People's Resource Center. Since 1975, the Wheaton-based organization has been “bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County,” says executive director Kim Perez. The ringing in of the new year will mark some special achievements for the center — a 40th anniversary and the opening of a bigger center in Westmont.

  • Cookie care packages sweeten holidays for military Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    In 2004, Diane and Roger Ahrens started “Operation Sweettooth” to sweetly let U.S. military men and women know the country has not forgotten them or their sacrifices. Ten years that have passed and the East Dundee couple, who own Piece-A-Cake Bakery, continue to bake and individually wrap cookies and Rice Krispie treats to thousands of troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and U. S. military hospitals around the world.

  • Lake County students pack gifts for Operation Christmas Child Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Every year for the past five years, Wendy Mills, a Business Ed. Teacher at Wauconda High School, has organized a trip to volunteer at an Operation Christmas Child processing center.

  • District 57 students take on multiple charitable efforts for holidays Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The four schools of Mount Prospect School District 57 have taken on at least 10 projects in recent weeks to help those in need. “Our students, families and staff have really made a difference in the community this holiday season,” says Elaine Aumiller, superintendent of schools.

  • Patton School students inspired to help Arlington Hts. family Dec 15, 2014 1:12 PM
    Fifth-grader Liam McGuffin of Arlington Heights and nearly 60 other children enrolled in the Children At Play program at Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights worked with their supervisor, Agnes Roberts, to adopt a local family this holiday season. “I wanted to help people get gifts over the holidays,” Liam said. They were one of the younger groups who participated in the program that is now 30 years old.

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