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  • 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.

  • Lindenhurst seeks volunteers: Mar 18, 2015 4:14 PM
    The village of Lindenhurst is seeking residents to fill positions on its environmental and lakes commissions.

  • HandsOn Suburban Chicago’s ‘Be the Change’ event to salute volunteers Mar 17, 2015 2:28 PM
    HandsOn Suburban Chicago, a volunteer connector organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes people to volunteer, will host its annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights.

  • Lindenhurst seeks volunteers Mar 17, 2015 6:25 PM
    The village of Lindenhurst is seeking residents to fill positions on its environmental and lakes commissions.

  • Lindenhurst seeks volunteers: Mar 16, 2015 4:48 PM
    The Village of Lindenhurst is seeking residents to fill positions on its environmental and lakes commissions.

  • Millburn Tree Farm wins award Mar 15, 2015 4:46 PM
    The Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association have presented a 2014 Community Service Award to the Millburn Tree Farm for its outstanding contributions to the Lindenhurst Park District.

  • Volunteers needed in Mundelein Mar 11, 2015 5:42 PM
    The village of Mundelein and the Mundelein Police Department are seeking local residents, organizations and businesses to volunteer their time for A-May-Zing Mundelein’s Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, May 16.

  • 4th of July help sought Mar 1, 2015 5:58 PM
    The Vernon Hills July 4 Parade Committee is seeking members to assist with the coordination, set up and launching of the annual parade.

  • AARP volunteers at Warren-Newport library help preparing income tax returns Feb 23, 2015 5:07 PM
    The room was full as 12 volunteer tax preparers helped individuals complete their income tax returns Monday at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee. Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide began helping low- and middle-income taxpayers Feb. 2 and will continue doing so until Apr. 13.

  • Arlington Heights honors its Hearts of Gold Feb 21, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Rev. Arnold Perham, 85, found himself front and center before the sold-out crowd at Arlington Heights’ Hearts of Gold dinner, as the first award winner of the evening, Mentor of the Year. “Someone noticed you doing something out of the ordinary,” said Steve Fromm, chairman of the Special Events Commission. “But your actions weren’t ordinary; they’re exceptional.”

  • Woodlands Academy’s Lenten service project aims to start music program at African school Feb 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    Traditionally the Ash Wednesday liturgy at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart marks the start of a major service project.

  • Arlington Heights knitting class helps mothers in need Feb 16, 2015 1:00 PM
    The women who meet every Monday morning in the arts and crafts room at the Arlington Heights Senior Center think of their classes as something of a knitting circle. Sure, they registered for a knitting and crocheting class through the Arlington Heights Park District, but most of them also enjoy the weekly camaraderie of being together and working for a cause.

  • Bartlett school, Elgin church help students, orphanage in Ghana Feb 16, 2015 5:33 AM
    Two ongoing fundraising projects at a Bartlett elementary school and an Elgin church will help feed 300 schoolchildren in Ghana and support an orphanage in that West African nation. “Our goal is to be able to raise funds to pay for a trimester worth of lunches for the school,” said James Reed, fifth-grade gifted program teacher at Sycamore Trails Elementary School spearheading the project. Reed, 40, of Elgin, also is leading the effort to fund an orphanage built through his charity — Two Pennies Ministry.

  • Maine West students stage anti-violence flash mob Feb 13, 2015 8:49 PM
    Several student groups worked together to create a flash mob Friday in the Maine West High School cafeteria as part of the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women.

  • Volunteers to clear buckthorn in Prospect Hts. Feb 13, 2015 6:18 PM
    The Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission is holding a Volunteer Work Day 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Prospect Heights Slough, along Hillside Avenue east of Elmhurst Road.

  • Treat your valentine to free pasta at Elgin Have a Heart dinner Feb 11, 2015 3:16 PM
    If you’re a pasta lover with no plans for Valentine’s Day, consider attending the Have a Heart community dinner in Elgin. The sixth annual meal, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Elgin’s First United Methodist Church, will feature a new twist this year — a spaghetti cook-off.l

  • The man behind the mask: Vernon Hills man becomes an Iron Hero Feb 7, 2015 9:11 AM
    When James Speers of Vernon Hills walks into a room dressed as Iron Man, people's faces light up. Kids and adults alike fight to have their picture taken with him. Speers, who builds Iron Man suits and makes public appearances for charity, says this is his way of making a difference. “It’s not about the money or the power,” he says. “It’s about the decision to help others.”

  • Demand is up for FISH Food Pantry Feb 4, 2015 3:41 PM
    Grateful is only one adjective volunteers at the FISH Food Pantry are using to describe the outpouring of support area residents showed during the recent holiday season. Overwhelmed, appreciated, and thankful are others.

  • People get barefoot in Bartlett for park project Jan 31, 2015 5:52 PM
    Inspired by the ice-bucket fundraising challenge that went viral last year, about 20 people shed their shoes and socks and stood in snow Saturday to support a Bartlett park project.

  • 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.

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