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  • Libertyville dentist and her staff heading to Kenya on mission trip to help orphans Sep 30, 2014 12:36 PM
    As a local dentist, Meagan Heilman of Libertyville regularly helps children with their dental hygiene, but it’s not every day that she gets to have the same impact on children half a world away. In October, she and two fellow staff members Park Avenue Dental Professionals in Libertyville will do just that.

     
  • Prospect Heights Police reach out to community Sep 30, 2014 2:56 PM
    Prospect Heights Police will be holding the last Community Outreach Field Trip of the 2014 Summer Program Sunday, Oct. 5. Volunteers made up of Prospect Heights police officer’s, city staff and elected officials and community volunteers will accompany about 40 youths to a Chicago Fire Soccer Game.

     
  • Oakton raises awareness about homelessness on World Habitat Day Sep 26, 2014 12:22 PM
    In honor of World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 6, Oakton Community College will call attention to the plight of the homeless by filling the Des Plaines campus courtyard through Friday, Oct. 10, with makeshift shanties built from discarded materials. The event is one of many the college is holding to highlight the problem.

     
  • Kitchen tours benefit Fox Valley Food for Health Sep 23, 2014 2:59 PM
    Kitchen envy isn’t always a bad thing. This Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., five new, beautiful kitchens in St. Charles and Geneva will be open for tours, with proceeds benfiting Fox Valley Food for Health, a charity that provides healthy meals to people with a serious illness.

     
  • Charity garage sale Saturday in Arlington Hts. Sep 22, 2014 11:24 AM
    The “Truly Priceless Garage Sale,” which over the last nine years has raised almost $17,000 for charities, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 303 N. Hickory Ave., Arlington Heights.

     
  • Sugar Grove teen’s advocacy gives her direction Sep 21, 2014 7:30 AM
    Sarah Feltes of Sugar Grove was just looking for a way to score free tickets to One Direction concerts when she signed up for Globalcitizen.org. She read a few articles and watched some videos about topics such as povertyto earn points for a prize drawing. It drew her in and now she's getting a free trip to a concert in New York City and being featured in a video.

     
  • Nominations open for BG ‘Heart’ awards Sep 7, 2014 4:30 PM
    The Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is still taking nominations for the 2014 Heart of the Community Awards, which will be presented at the Celebration Gala Event on Nov. 8 at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Wheaton man continues quest for clean water with Ironman Sep 7, 2014 7:00 AM
    Wheaton resident Steve Spear finished a run across America one year ago to raise money to bring clean water to African villages. On Sunday, he'll continue his mission to raise awareness by attempting his first Ironman. “I’m just going to keep stretching myself,” Spear said of finding the next challenge.

     
  • Help clean the river: Sep 5, 2014 4:53 PM
    Join the Illinois Water TrailKeepers for the fourth annual Des Plaines River Cleanup. The event is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Riverwoods village hall, 300 Portwine Road.

     
  • Dist. 62 Foundation reports at school board meeting Sep 3, 2014 3:27 PM
    Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 Foundation officers Susie Adams and Julie Luck Jensen reviewed the grants that were funded during the 2013-2014 school year and presented the goals for the 2014-2015 school year at a recent school board meeting.

     
  • Four Boy Scout councils consolidating to increase membership, donations Aug 31, 2014 6:37 AM
    A plan to consolidate four Chicago area Boy Scout councils is underway. "The purpose to doing this is to enable us to have more funds and more of an intelligent use of our resources to bring more kids to programs and bring in demographic areas where we’re underserving and make programming bigger and better,” said Mike Duffee, area president.

     
  • District 214 considers building community help center Aug 31, 2014 6:42 AM
    One of the projects included in a proposed $45 million worth of capital projects is an idea to work with a church next door to the District 214 administrative office to build a warehouselike community closet that can be used as a food pantry/clothes closet for the needy in the community. Students from all six high schools would go there for community service hours. “We view it as a win for everyone,” Superintendent David Schuler said.

     
  • New pet rescue plans open house in Palatine Aug 28, 2014 2:56 PM
    Barb’s Precious Rescue and Adoption Center, a new not-for-profit animal rescue in Palatine, will begin offering pets for adoption Monday, Sept. 1, and plans an open house for Saturday, Sept. 6. Located at 313 N. Quentin St., the rescue officially opened on Aug. 11.

     
  • Labor Day blood drive: Aug 26, 2014 4:22 PM
    The Mundelein Fire Department will host the “Everyday Heroes Labor Day Blood Drive” on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from noon to 7 p.m. at Mundelein Fire Station #1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.

     
  • Food bank trying to help suburbanites struggling even with jobs Aug 25, 2014 5:19 AM
    Leaders of the Northern Illinois Food Bank say the organization provides about 50 million meals a year to hungry people all over the suburban areas it serves. But the Geneva-based Food Bank wants to increase the number of meals it provides to 75 million annually by the year 2020. "We’re trying to spread the word about how many of our neighbors need food assistance," CEO Julie Yurko said.

     
  • Wounded veteran gets new truck at Cougars game Aug 25, 2014 2:32 PM
    Friday’s Kane County Cougars game offered more to celebrate than just the team’s win over the Clinton LumberKings. Members of the AFFI Warrior Program and local firefighters presented a new truck to a deserving Illinois wounded military veteran, Josh Kerber of West Chicago.

     
  • Volunteers sought to share skills: Aug 21, 2014 4:30 PM
    The Community Action Partnership of Lake County is seeking volunteers for its Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, a “placement service” for people 55 and older to share their experience, skills and talent.

     
  • Volunteer for Lake Zurich football Aug 17, 2014 5:27 PM
    Lake Zurich Quarterback Club members are seeking volunteer assistance on game days for high school football games.

     
  • Catholic Charities Lake County seeks volunteers to be youth mentors Aug 15, 2014 1:08 PM
    Catholic Charities Lake County Youth Mentorship Program has made a positive impact on a dozen children already, but more mentors are needed before the 2014-2015 school year begins.

     
  • 69 years, 151 pints: ‘Mr. Blood Drop’ keeps on giving Aug 13, 2014 11:45 AM
    If there was one thing that made the blood donation Palatine resident George Serena gave Tuesday morning different from the 150 he’s given in the past, it would probably be the puffy red costume paired with a pointy hat that make him look like a drop of blood. Serena, 86, said the costume has earned him many nicknames, including Mr. Blood Drop.

     
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