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  • Sixth graders listen intently as Fern Schumer Champman tells the inspiring story of her mother's imagration from Nazi-Germany through a little-known American program during a presentation at Gavin South School in Ingleside Thursday.

    The week in picturesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids doing charity work and fundraising, charity, give-away prom dresses, and people starting to relax outside in warming temperatures.

     
  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

     
  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

     
  • Dog tries unsuccessfully to follow a ground squirrel in Angola, Indiana on August 26th, 2012.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 31.

     
  • Prosecutors: Wheeling man stole car from Waukegan dealership during test driveApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Cook County judge set bail at $50,000 for a Wheeling man charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Authorities say Martin Heydenburg, 51, failed to return a car to a Waukegan dealership after saying he wanted to take it out for a test drive.

     
  • Regulators shut down trucking company involved in fatal crashApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Saying it’s an “imminent hazard to public safety,” federal regulators shut down the Naperville trucking company responsible for a semi involved in a fatal I-88 crash in January. A tollway worker from Wheeling was killed, and a state trooper from Oswego was injured.

     
  • Delfin and Piltaver placed second and third in the 5k. Jim Cummins

    Hawks Make Progress at DuPage InviteApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Harper College women's track and field team set more PR's at the College of DuPage Invite on Saturday while taking seventh place as a team.

     
  • Harper Seminar to Help Manage Your PrioritiesApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College for Business will put on “Managing Your Priorities,” a seminar aimed at giving workers the skills to make better decisions about their daily work.

     
  • The Chicago Executive Airport plans to hire a search firm to help find a new executive director, the airport board’s chairman said this week. The new director will replace former manager Dennis Rouleau, who worked 24 years at the airport.

    Chicago Executive Airport seeks new directorApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Executive Airport will hire a search firm to help find a new executive director, the chairman of the airport’s board said this week. The help of specialists is necessary to hire someone with the qualities needed to fill a position at this high level, said Robert A. McKenzie, adding that while there is no timetable for a director he hopes “to move it along quickly.”

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotterApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burglars stole a snow thrower, two chainsaws, and an electric hedge trimmer between 5 p.m. March 19 and 8 a.m. March 20 out of a maintenance storage shed at 600 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Value was estimated at $2,860.

     
  • Original pieces available at Harper Clay Guild saleApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Just in time for Mother’s Day, Harper College ceramics students and instructors will showcase hundreds of original, one-of-a-kind clay pieces at the semiannual Harper Clay Guild sale.

     
  • Champion Harper speech team hosts Night Before NationalsApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Before they head to this year’s national competition in Denver, the Harper College speech and debate team will give the public a preview at the annual Night Before Nationals performance.

     
  • Sabrina Poulsen of Wheeling is at the controls of a space shuttle simulator aviation program that reinforces leadership, teamwork and decision-making while building realistic piloting skills.

    Local students laud learning experiences at Honeywell space campMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nine high school students from the North and West suburbs who attended a week-long camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., say it helped teach them leadership skills and how to work together with people from around the world. The camp also deepened their interest in pursuing careers in science. “By the first day, we were already a family,” said Sabrina Poulsen of Wheeling, a student at Buffalo Grove High School.

     
  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
  • Harper students to get sobering look at impaired drivingMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College students will get a lesson in the dangers of impaired driving when the national Save a Life Tour pays a visit to the Student Center on April 2.

     
  • Some homeowners required to have federal flood insurance like Cheryl Brady of Wheeling have seen their premiums jump. A new law approved this month limits the size of annual increases.

    Suburbs hit with flood insurance rate increasesMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Homeowners in suburbs like Des Plaines, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Addison and Aurora who have to keep a close eye on rising waters nearby will also have to worry about rising flood insurance rates. How far or for how long the rates will climb is unclear. “With all these hurricanes and tornadoes, I’m sure FEMA’s struggling, but do you have to take it out on us?” one homeowner said.

     
  • Suburban managers attend conference on the cheapMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald analysis of costs of local administrators attending a four-day conference in Boston last year showed some made a concerted effort to save money. One from Lisle attended virtually. Others such as from Wheeling, Fox Lake and Villa Park shared rooms, won contests or paid some of their own expenses. “I thought that it was in the best interest of the city that I share in the expenses," one leader said.

     
  • Wellness Fair returns to Wheeling Township School District 21Mar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheeling Township Elementary School District 21 will host a Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at London Middle School. The event is free and open to community members of all ages. “The Wellness Fair is a great event for our families and community members and provides opportunities to learn about the healthy lifestyles that we all strive to live,” District 21 Superintendent Kate Hyland said.

     
  • Patrick Tannous, left, and Dan Klein hold samples of their products at their Rosemont facility.

    Suburban entrepreneurs build tea business from the leaf up Mar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Patrick Tannous and Dan Klein, both 25 of Arlington Heights, founded Tiesta Tea in 2010 while still in college. Now the loose leaf tea is sold in more than 3,500 restaurants and grocery stores across the country. “It shows that if you put your all into something, believe in it, and go after it every day, you can make it happen,” Tannous said.

     
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