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  • Believe Project: $100 for handrail for Grandma to get into the house Mar 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Reid Coyle of Gilberts, who will buy supplies to build a handrail for his grandma so she can safely get in and out of the house.

  • Mazda dealers donate money to Greater Chicago Food Depository Mar 23, 2015 1:48 PM
    Representatives of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Mazda Dealers donated over $28, 050 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

  • Celebrity bowling event raises $18,000 for anti-bullying programs Mar 23, 2015 1:41 PM
    Jarrett Payton partnered with Kings Bowl for the first “Strike Against Bullying” celebrity bowling tournament held at Kings in Rosemont, 5505 Park Place, in MB Financial Park, Thursday, March 5.

  • Palatine American Legion to host wine and beer tasting fundraiser Mar 23, 2015 6:11 PM
    The Palatine American Legion Auxiliary Post 690 is holding a beer and wine tasting Saturday, March 28, at D’Vine Wine and Gifts to raise money for Legion Family Charities.

  • Woodland Educational Foundation to hold casino night Mar 23, 2015 6:13 PM
    Woodland Educational Foundation’s seventh annual benefit auction will feature a new twist this year with a casino night at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Hunt Club Community Center, 920 N. Hunt Club Road in Gurnee.

  • Lombard nonprofit Watts of Love delivers lights to poorest areas of the world Mar 23, 2015 11:00 AM
    It’s been a little more than five years since Nancy Economou went to the Philippines and saw the face of a girl who would change her life. The preschooler’s skin was mutilated by fire, the result of a burn from kerosene lanterns that are still used as the primary source of light in her village. As a mother of five, Economou was sickened. She quickly realized that providing light to people living without electricity was her calling in life and in 2012, created a Lombard-based non-profit called Watts of Love that has since provided thousands of solar lanterns and headlamps to people in the poorests parts of the world.

  • Loop the Lakes 5K run Mar 22, 2015 4:38 PM
    The 15th Annual Loop the Lakes 5K Run / Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25 in Vernon Hills. The race begins at the Century Park boat dock shelter north of Route 60 on Lakeview Parkway.

  • Believe Project: $100 for developmentally challenged man who needs a new wagon Mar 22, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Diana Lloyd of Bartlett, who'd like to help a developmentally challenged Villa Park man buy a new wagon for delivering newspapers.

  • 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.

  • Rolling Meadows woman helps organize hundreds of dog adoptions Mar 23, 2015 6:09 AM
    When Cathy Maloney started Foster 2 Home in 2010, she hoped to get dogs out of shelters and into the care of loving foster families before finding their forever homes. Five years later, the organization is close to adopting out its 1,000th dog. “I had no idea what we were capable of,” said Maloney who runs the nonprofit out of her Rolling Meadows home. “The more people you meet, the more you realize that there are so many other true dog lovers out there.”

  • Believe Project: $100 for art teacher to create a mural in Bensenville school Mar 21, 2015 7:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Rosario Garcia of Bensenville, who would give it to an art teacher at Tioga Elementary School.

  • Believe Project: $100 for helpful retiree with cancer who never asks for help in return Mar 20, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Kathy Rohrbach of St. Charles, who wants to help a retiree with cancer who always helps others but never asks for help himself.

  • Barrington White House renovations should be done by July 4 Mar 20, 2015 5:15 AM
    With 105 days to go before the public unveiling, work crews at the Barrington White House are busy raising the roof, along with a litany of other tasks, on the 117-year-old building. Despite Mother Nature's wintertime obstacles, “it's doable,” said Chet Busse, a senior project manager with Pepper Construction.

  • Illinois state troopers raise $22,000 for cancer research Mar 20, 2015 2:22 PM
    Illinois State Police troopers shaved their heads this week and raised $22,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and childhood cancer research. State Police employees, their friends and families joined Team Trooper at a St. Baldrick’s event in Willowbrook, where more than $63,000 was raised altogether.

  • St. Baldrick’s event a celebration of Madison Elementary survivors Mar 20, 2015 6:29 PM
    Friday was a day of celebration at Madison Elementary School in Wheaton. Students, teachers, parents and other family members gathered in the school’s gym to watch 60 participants get their head shaved or hair partially cut off to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Principal Tim Callahan announced that the school had raised more than $20,000 for the foundation. “You’re doing your best to make sure other kids don’t have to go through what our friends went through,” he said.

  • Aaron Lawlor vs. Michael Nerheim in race to benefit two Lake Co. food pantries Mar 20, 2015 4:50 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerherim went head to head in the 17th annual Race for Hunger.

  • Believe Project: $100 for friend who lost her marriage, mother and home Mar 19, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Barb Mabbs of Batavia, whose friend separated from her husband and lost her mother. Then her home burned down.

  • Mary’s Mission fundraiser: Mar 19, 2015 5:29 PM
    Mary’s Mission & Shelter Care is hosting a fundraiser luncheon honoring the birthday of shelter president Mary Lacey on Saturday, March 21.

  • Close shave: Hersey staff raises money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation Mar 18, 2015 6:40 PM
    Hersey High School in Arlington Heights raised more than $21,000 Wednesday when teachers — including women — and a school board member all had their heads shaved by cosmetology students. The money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity that raises money to fight childhood cancers.

  • Adler seeks clean up, fundraiser volunteers Mar 18, 2015 12:20 PM
    The David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville, is seeking volunteers to help with spring cleaning on April 12, as well as the A-list Speakeasy, its annual fundraiser.

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