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  • Mundelein fire blood drive: Jan 28, 2015 4:56 PM
    Mundelein Fire Department and LifeSource will team up to host the “Everyday Heroes Blood Drive” on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mundelein Fire Station #1 1000 N. Midlothian Road.

  • Believe Project: $100 to aunt who was full-time caretaker of parents Jan 27, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Gayle Politowicz of Elgin, whose aunt chose to be a full-time caregiver of Gayle's grandparents - her aunt's parents - for 20 years in lieu of a job with health benefits.

  • Lions invite all to ‘super’ fun bowling benefit Jan 27, 2015 2:14 PM
    Roll some games at a family-friendly bowling benefit and watch the Super Bowl at the same time. The Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club’s “SUPERBowling Party” on Feb. 1 raises funds for Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care, an Elgin facility offering round-the-clock skilled nursing and therapies for children and young adults who have severe disabilities and complex medical needs.

  • Heart of a Marine Foundation ball Feb. 21 Jan 27, 2015 4:40 PM
    The Heart of a Marine Foundation will hold its 10th anniversary Hearts of Valor Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, 50 N. Martingale Road in Schaumburg. The ball is intended to celebrate all branches of the United States Armed Forces.

  • Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 unit revived with donation to pay for three dogs and training Jan 27, 2015 5:25 PM
    A substantial charitable contribution will allow the Lake County Sheriff's Office to restore its K-9 program. The contribution will allow for the purchase and training of three dogs that are used to locate suspects, find missing people, detect illegal substances and other tasks.

  • Wheaton coffee shop owners prep for Africa trip Jan 27, 2015 5:38 PM
    Coffee, connection and community. That's what River City Roasters in downtown Wheaton has been all about since it opened in late 2013. Now, the owners are hoping to make that mantra even more real with a trip to Africa next month. They'll be visiting small farms in Kenya and Uganda in hopes of setting up direct trade with the coffee growers there, many who are the widows and orphans of HIV victims.

  • Believe Project: $100 to a couple suffering from mental illness Jan 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Liza Johnson of Wauconda, who would give the money to a mentally ill couple whose benefits were recently cut by the government.

  • Young leukemia patients, families enjoy a respite from treatment Jan 26, 2015 12:46 PM
    Leukemia isn't fun and games, except for once a year when children with the blood cancer gather for the annual Kids Party, sponsored by the Leukemia Research Foundation.

  • Schaumburg firefighters help fight cancer Jan 26, 2015 2:40 PM
    In October, the Schaumburg firefighter’s third annual Pink Tie Fireman’s Ball was held at the Marriott Hotel, in Schaumburg. Thanks to the families, the firemen, neighboring fire departments, event sponsor Erie Insurance and members of the community that donated and attended the event, the Schaumburg Professional Firefighters Association raised approximately $38,000 to help fight cancer.

  • ECC students launch food pantry for hungry peers Jan 27, 2015 5:33 AM
    Elementary schools and high schools have long fought the battle against hunger so students' nutritional needs are met and they can concentrate better in class. Yet that food insecurity doesn't vanish once students graduate, and colleges are starting to take notice. Elgin Community College students are launching a food pantry on campus to help their hungry peers. The Spartan Food Pantry will open Feb. 17.

  • Auto dealers give $2.5 million Valentine to local charities Jan 26, 2015 11:01 AM
    Looking for something different to do on the eve of Valentine’s Day? You and your date could get a first look at the Chicago Auto Show in an opulent event preceding the public opening that features more than 1,000 vehicles, music, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, all while raising millions for 18 local charities.

  • Fox Valley dentists offer free dental care in February Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    Open up wide -- and smile. The Dentists With a Heart program provides free dental care throughout the month of February at Fox Valley area dental offices.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help family wracked by cancer Jan 25, 2015 7:35 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Gladys Cruikshank of Hoffman Estates, who would like to help out a family wracked by cancer.

  • No snowshoes, no problem at Frozen Zucchini 5K in Barrington Jan 26, 2015 5:51 AM
    Runners braved a cold wind and lightly falling snow to take part Sunday in the 5th annual Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini 5K, which raises money to support area food pantries. While many of the participants were hoping for more snow on the ground so that they could race in snowshoes, as has become tradition at the annual event, organizers said Sunday morning's dusting wasn't enough to allow it.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help family of twins with ongoing health problems Jan 24, 2015 7:35 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Trudy Lewis of Des Plaines, who wants to help a Streamwood family whose twins were born severely premature and have costly ongoing health problems.

  • Making magic for a good cause in St. Charles Jan 25, 2015 6:12 PM
    Children stood with eyes wide and mouths agape Sunday in the lobby of the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, as at least four professional illusionists entertained them before they took their seats to see more magic onstage. It was all part of the annual "Believe in Magic" show to benefit the National Association for Down Syndrome.

  • Group that gives books to at-risk kids gets big donation from Goddard School Jan 23, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Goddard School donated 25,000 new and gently used books to Bernie' s Book Bank in Lake Forest on Friday to coincide with National Reading Day.

  • GiGi’s Playhouse gala March 14 at Drury Lane Jan 23, 2015 4:09 PM
    The 2015 international GiGi’s Playhouse “I Have a Voice” Gala will be held on Saturday, March 14, at The Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, to celebrate 12 years of giving to help individuals and their families with Down syndrome. Hosting more than 1,000 guests from the Chicago area and emceed by CBS news anchor Rob Johnson, the gala is the most important fundraiser of the year for the Hoffman Estates-based agency and key to expanding its voice in the world.

  • Believe Project: $100 to make a friend feel like a millionaire Jan 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Barbara Stark of Naperville, who'd like to give it to a friend who has cerebral palsy and lives in an assisted care facility. To her, she says, $100 would feel like a million.

  • Wheaton boy now the face of fight against childhood cancer Jan 23, 2015 5:23 AM
    Chase Ewoldt, 5, of Wheaton is a special face for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. A brain and spinal cancer patient, Chase was named one of five national ambassadors for the organization. His family hopes it will help them raise awareness about childhood cancer research funding. “There are quite a few pediatric cancer treatments where the side effects border on barbaric," his mom Ellie says.

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