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  • The Soapbox Dec 21, 2014 8:25 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on local elections, the Bears, and a few lessons learned, among other suburban topics.

     
  • ‘Real Downton Abbey’ DAR tea successful fundraiser Dec 19, 2014 2:14 PM
    The annual English High Tea and Drama hosted by the Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was the most successful fundraiser in its five-year history.

     
  • Enjoy festive train displays at Sun City through Dec. 28 Dec 19, 2014 3:00 PM
    The Model Railroad Club of Sun City Huntley will be running model trains this holiday season through Dec. 28. Each year, the club raffles off three model train sets. This year’s raffle is a Canadian Pacific Passenger Train set that includes engine, cars, track and a transformer.

     
  • COD Board of Trustees Approves Tax Abatement Dec 19, 2014 5:23 PM
    The COD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Thursday night to approve a tax abatement in District #502, essentially declining a $1 million dollar increase in next year’s operating budget. Prior to voting, members of the board expressed confusion about the proposal presented to the board by the College’s Chief Financial Officer, Tom Glaser. In brief remarks, he explained the measure would freeze the property tax levy for the school district in the coming year. The nearly five hour meeting included a lengthy closed session, and board members continued to squabble about the Trustee’s policies for public comments. Board vice chair Kathy Hamilton reiterated her objections to assigning agenda-related comments to the start of the meeting and general comments to the end of the meeting, stating “It is a sad commentary on the Board’s regard for First Amendment Rights.” The administration also reported on a survey project outsourced to Comiskey Research, which compared District #502 community perceptions about the College of DuPage to survey results from a previous study. Comiskey reported on results from 400 respondents, including their views about four year bachelor’s degrees at COD. After the presentation, Trustee Hamilton questioned the survey methods and how its questions were framed. Hamilton stated that she rejected the results and Comiskey’s conclusions. The Board also approved a contract with the Scott Marquardt group for lobbying services, and discussed and approved in a 6 to 1 vote an audit of WDCB, the campus radio station (Hamilton voted no). During the meeting, more than a dozen community members and college employees spoke during public comments, based on concerns about expenditures, transparency, and the size of the boardroom and seating provided for the public. Several speakers responded to a November speech by Trustee Dianne McGuire in which she defended the COD Board of Trustees and read a poem by Martin Niemoller. Matthew Tyrmand, Deputy Director of American Transparency, stated that he visited from New York in order to address her comments. He said, “McGuire used rhetoric evoking Nazi Tyranny in a comparison with those who would demand honesty and integrity in government. Those that invoke Nazis in a spending debate have no place IN government and especially in a position of trust in a public educational institution.”

     
  • Barrington High School alum in ‘Amazing Race’ final four Dec 19, 2014 7:06 AM
    For 12 weeks, millions of viewers have watched Amy DeJong as she navigated a boat at Oxford University in England, crossed a canyon on a rope bridge in Morocco, and plowed a rice paddy in the Philippines. On Friday, viewers might see the 24-year-old Barrington High School alum win a share of a $1 million prize. DeJong has made it to the final episode of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race,” which will air at 7 p.m. Friday night.

     
  • Barrington grad, partner win million in 'Amazing Race' Dec 20, 2014 3:42 PM
    Barrington college student Amy DeJong and her teammate Maya Warren, tasted sweet victory in the final leg of CBS' “The Amazing Race.” The pair won the CBS reality show and will split a million-dollar prize.

     
  • Lake County Center for Independent Living to celebrate 25 years Dec 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990.

     
  • Barrington 220 nearing $2.35 million land acquisition deal Dec 18, 2014 11:42 AM
    Barrington Area Unit School District 220 has until the end of the year to finalize a $2.35 million deal to buy 21 acres of open land across Hart Road from Barrington High School. The school board this week authorized a 15-day extension of the deadline.

     
  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

     
  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

     
  • Three challengers file to run for Barrington village board Dec 16, 2014 10:20 PM
    A slate of three challengers, including former village president hopeful Mike Kozel, filed paperwork this week to run for the Barrington village board. None of the three incumbent trustees — Robert Windon, Paul Hunt and Jim Daluga — have filed for re-election.

     
  • Advocate Good Shepherd honored with award for stroke care Dec 16, 2014 3:11 PM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

     
  • BACOA’s respite program expands ‘A Day Out’ Dec 16, 2014 3:23 PM
    The Barrington Area Council on Aging is now offering an additional day of “A Day Out,” its adult day respite program offered at Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Barrington. The program is now held on Mondays, as well as Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

     
  • Barrington pledges holiday drunken driving crackdown Dec 16, 2014 1:05 PM
    Starting Friday, Barrington police officers will be out in force as part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign cracking down on drunk drivers, the police department announced Tuesday. Barrington Police Chief Dave Dorn said in a news release that officers will be looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 16, 2014 6:12 PM
    Police reported three more burglaries in north Arlington Heights after a string of them in late November, when more than $5,000 of electronics was taken from five homes in the 4100 and 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue, 4200 block of Mallard Lane and 4000 block of Newport Lane.

     
  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

     
  • Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral Dec 16, 2014 11:05 PM
    Jack Lenihan may not be destined for the NFL, but the backup wide receiver for the Barrington High School varsity football team might have a future in comedy. A mock “recruiting” video Jack made highlighting his junior season — mostly showing him standing on the sidelines watching his teammates in action — went viral this week, earned him national attention and even a pair of college offers.

     
  • Oak Brook-based IMRF Receives Excellence Award Dec 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award for “Progress toward Excellence” for demonstrating effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Criteria. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn. “Congratulations to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “IMRF is taking the lead in its industry to address organizational performance and process/resource alignment with the outcome for better efficiencies, focus and overall results.” Recipients of the ILPEx Silver Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) was created by the Illinois General Assembly. Since 1941, IMRF has partnered with local units of government to provide retirement, disability and death benefits for public employees. With a funded status of 96.7 percent and $33 billion in assets, IMRF is well-funded and sustainable. Today, IMRF has about 400,000 members and retirees, and serves nearly 3,000 different units of government, including towns and villages, libraries and park districts, and counties and school districts (non-teaching personnel). The average member who retired in 2013 had 22 years of service and received an annual benefit of about $16,500. “For any organization committed to excellence by improving the products or services it provides its customers, clients or members, the task of identifying and implementing the best approach can appear daunting. There are innumerable books and videos on the best management practices. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has found the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as implemented by ILPEx to be the most successful and comprehensive approach for developing the culture and infrastructure necessary for meeting our customer service goals. Our members deserve the best and ILPEx is helping us to meet that challenge. IMRF is honored to be recognized for its progress toward excellence as it receives a Silver Award. This recognition and the feedback report support and reinvigorate our efforts to become a world class organization,” said Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. About Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501 (c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 630-637-1595. For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

     
  • WIBAF Enjoys Holiday Luncheon and Meeting Dec 16, 2014 9:11 AM
    WIBAF Enjoys Holiday Luncheon and Meeting

     
  • Looking for a Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve? Dec 16, 2014 9:37 AM
    Finding a family-friendly and safe New Year’s Eve option can be quite a trick for Moms and Dads... The Lake Zurich Holiday Inn Express and Suites is providing an option for area families. Join others for an overnight stay, where you can enjoy a pool party, pizza and soda, a visit from Elsa and Olaf from Frozen and a complimentary breakfast the next morning! Simply call 847-726-7500 or email LakeZurichSales@mphhotels.com for rate information. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lake Zurich is located at 197 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.

     
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