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  • Fatal crash's impact will resonate beyond the courtroom Feb 23, 2015 1:18 PM
    The impact of a January 2014 crash along Interstate 88 that killed a tollway worker and seriously injured a state trooper will likely resonate beyond this week's trial thanks to legislation now being pushed in Springfield. Renato Velasquez, 46, of Hanover Park is set to stand trial Tuesday on charges he drove while fatigued or impaired and falsified driving records.

  • Author appearances: Nigel Barker talks ‘Models of Influence’ in Naperville Feb 21, 2015 7:00 AM
    Fashion photographer and TV personality Nigel Barker, of the Oxygen channel’s “The Face,” discusses his new book, “Models of Influence,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Meiley-Swallow Hall, on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. New York Times best-selling author Allison Pataki discusses her new title, “The Accidental Empress,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka.

  • Woodlands Academy Students to Help Bring Music to African School Feb 23, 2015 10:16 AM
    Traditionally the Ash Wednesday liturgy at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart marks the start of a major service project. This Lent students at the all-girls college prep high school in Lake Forest will help start a music program at the relatively new Sacred Heart Secondary School that’s educating and empowering some poor and orphaned children in Tanzania, Africa.

  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • Olympian visits with kids in martial arts class Feb 26, 2015 11:04 AM
    Olympic Bronze Medalist Terrence Jennings made a special appearance at the White Tiger Martial Arts Center in Wheeling recently, spending time with young athletes from the local area.

  • Rhonda Popko Art Exhibit Feb 19, 2015 7:45 AM
    Rhonda Popko Art Exhibit

  • Wheeling will be forced to move fireworks show Feb 19, 2015 5:21 AM
    Wheeling is reinventing its Fourth of July celebration, and prime among the changes is a new venue for fireworks. Trustees this week approved a $25,000 contract with Melrose Pyrotechnics to run the show from the former 94th Aero Squadron restaurant at Chicago Executive Airport.

  • Wheeling High School Jazz Bands to perform at the 30th Jazz in the Meadows Competition Feb 20, 2015 7:40 AM
    .Wheeling High School Jazz Bands to perform at the 30th Jazz in the Meadows Competition

  • Two more charged with Wheeling robbery, shooting Feb 19, 2015 6:57 PM
    Two more teenagers face armed robbery and aggravated battery charges stemming from a soured drug deal that concluded with a shooting last week in the 400 block of McHenry Road, in Wheeling. A Cook County judge on Thursday set bail at $500,000 for Charles Henderson, 17, of the 1200 block of N. Wilke Road, Arlington Heights, and $200,000 for Jordan Cruz, 17, of Schaumburg.

  • Wheeling man pleads guilty to abusing teen Feb 18, 2015 6:09 PM
    A 23-year-old Wheeling man hired to take care of a 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the teen and was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.

  • Cadwell’s Grille In Deerfield Rated #1 By TripAdvisor Feb 20, 2015 2:41 PM
    Cadwell’s Grille, 1445 Lake Cook Road, inside the award winning Embassy Suites in Deerfield, has been named #1 restaurant in that community by contributors to the well-respected TripAdvisor online rating site.

  • Create Your Own Pasta/All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar Enhances Weekday Lunch Experience At Cadwell’s Grille In Deerfield Feb 20, 2015 2:41 PM
    Cadwell’s Grille, 1445 Lake Cook Road, inside the award winning Embassy Suites in Deerfield, has introduced a Create Your Own Pasta/All You Can Eat Salad Bar combination lunch special.

  • Three charged in Wheeling shooting Feb 17, 2015 9:36 PM
    Three people have been charged in light of a drug deal gone bad, Wheeling police said Tuesday.

  • Measles shot rate varies widely by school Feb 17, 2015 5:38 AM
    Measles vaccination rates at schools across the North, Northwest and West suburbs range from 100 percent to less than 75 percent, with schools at the lower end of that range having larger numbers of students exempted because of religious objections to getting the shots, state records show.

  • Learn what it takes to get ideas into laws Feb 16, 2015 8:58 PM
    4-H members in Illinois will learn how ideas become law during a mock debate in the Chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives March 27-28 in Springfield. Delegates will debate mock bills using the same process used by real legislators in the Illinois House and Senate, including use of the House microphones and voting buttons to determine the fate of various bills. 4-H members who were at least 14 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 may register online at by March 13.

  • Unidentified Body Found in North Carolina Has Streamwood Connection Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM

    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Facebook site, Help ID Me, recently contacted Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System to help spread the word to local resources in hopes that the young man might be identified. New technology helped to produce an image to show what the unidentified teenager may have looked like. Help give him back his name. John Doe is a Caucasian male between the ages of 15-20, who had short, light brown hair, stood five feet nine inches tall and weighed 171 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a blue plaid long-sleeved shirt, a brown jacket and sneakers. Investigators believe he was transient for some time prior to his death, and may have lost touch with relatives. They believe he spent time in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee before arriving in North Carolina. If you have any information, please call 1-800-THE-LOST. A complete story can be found by the Crossroads Chronicle here: Link to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Facebook page:

  • Wheeling village hall to host blood drive Feb 13, 2015 5:28 PM
    Wheeling will host a blood drive Wednesday, March 11. Donors of all blood types are needed for the drive at village hall, 2 Community Blvd.

  • TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel Feb 16, 2015 7:20 AM
    TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel

  • Kohl’s Cares to award $400,000 in scholarships Feb 12, 2015 10:59 AM
    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.

  • Health care enrollment events in Des Plaines and Wheeling through Sunday Feb 12, 2015 4:28 PM
    Residents will be able to enroll in federal health insurance at special events scheduled through Sunday at libraries in Des Plaines and Wheeling.

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