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  • Believe Project: $100 to help friend buy diapers for her baby Jan 17, 2015 7:33 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is David Barnhill of Addison, who wants to help his friend Rebecca buy diapers and wipes for her son.

  • New Ronald McDonald House ready to open in Winfield Jan 17, 2015 7:34 AM
    The new Ronald McDonald House is scheduled to open Sunday across the street from Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The new 19,000-square-foot, two-story house will support families of hospitalized children at CDH, the CDH Proton Center in Warrenville, Delnor Hospital in Geneva and other area hospitals. "We are thrilled to provide a new place for families to stay and connect with others while they’re living through some of life’s most trying times," said Doug Porter, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

  • Harper students join Saturday in MLK Day of Service Jan 16, 2015 5:41 PM
    Harper College students are taking part in the community college’s first MLK Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 24. They’ll work on a service project, design a mural of King and hear from keynote speaker Noelle Jones, founding English teacher at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in Chicago.s

  • Bowling tournament fundraiser: Jan 16, 2015 5:05 PM
    The Lake County United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association will hold its final fundraiser all day Saturday, Jan. 24, at Hitz Pizza and Sports Bar, 700 Butterfield Road, Mundelein.

  • Believe Project: $100 to make blankets for cancer patients Jan 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Iris Kanter of Buffalo Grove, who wants to buy supplies for a volunteer effort to make blankets for cancer patients.

  • Believe Project: $100 to split between two struggling families Jan 15, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Gayle Lendabarker of Glen Ellyn,who wants to split it between two families she knows who are struggling to get by.

  • Geneva Idol karaoke event set for Friday at EvenFlow Jan 15, 2015 11:38 AM
    The Geneva Academic Foundation will return to EvenFlow Music & Spirits Friday, Jan. 23, to host the second annual GAF Geneva Idol Karaoke event.

  • Constable: Money gone, but new heart arrives Jan 15, 2015 6:53 AM
    Months of agonizing about whether their baby boy would get his new heart transplant in time became even more stressful for Tyler and Rachel Knickerbocker when donations collected by a relative never made it to the Huntley family.

  • Pet food pantry now open in Grayslake Jan 15, 2015 5:28 PM
    Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue is now operating a pet food pantry distribution site at Central Bark Doggy Day Care, 256 Commerce Drive, Grayslake.

  • Barrington Area Conservation Trust to host woodland clean up Jan 14, 2015 6:02 PM
    The Barrington Area Conservation Trust is hosting a work day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to help restore an oak woodland at the trust's new Far Field Preserve in Barrington Hills.

  • Naperville’s 360 Youth Services names operations director Jan 14, 2015 2:23 PM
    A certified public accountant with a background in finance, human resource management, staff training and development has been named operations director for Naperville-based 360 Youth Services. In her new role, Mary Kataura is responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting for the agency, as well as human resources, policy development and facilities.

  • Suburban firefighter's wife gives part of liver to another's toddler Jan 14, 2015 9:53 PM
    11-month-old Madison Casey will need medication every day of her life to keep her body from rejecting a liver transplant. But the Streamwood firefighter's daughter has her organ donor -- a Schaumburg firefighter's wife -- and a group of her dad's co-workers supporting her recovery with a benefit to help pay medical bills.

  • Bistro put ‘thanks’ in his Thanksgiving Jan 13, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Lloyd Levin of Mount Prospect felt the "thanks" in Thanksgiving because of the kindness of a local restaurant/

  • Hanover Twp. grateful for donations that poured in Jan 13, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: On behalf of Hanvoer Township, Supervisor Brian McGuire thanks everyone who contributed to the 2014 toy drive and adopt-a-family programs this past holiday season.

  • Chicago Bear delivers pro apparel to Allendale kids Jan 13, 2015 11:52 AM
    Imagine the confidence boost of going on your first job interview in a suit given to you by Bears’ middle linebacker D.J. Williams.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help friend with sick daughter get by Jan 13, 2015 5:16 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Diane Kronke of Palatine, who wants to help her friend Maria, who is now a single mom of a child with cancer and who has health problems of her own.

  • Mundelein blood drive: Jan 13, 2015 6:21 PM
    The Mundelein Fire Department is working with LifeSource to host a “special emergency blood drive” on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Mundelein Fire Station 1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road.

  • Wine Tasting Fundraiser to Benefit ICompete Program Jan 15, 2015 9:29 AM
    The fourth annual ICompete Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Pop’s Bar and Grill, 19 N. Bothwell St., Palatine.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help empower women of Zambia Jan 12, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Marge Hamberg of Huntley, who wants to contribute to Extending Hands, an organization that empowers vulnerable women in Zambia.

  • Four bands back Arlington Hts. music school that launched them Jan 12, 2015 7:52 AM
    Power pop girl band Serendipity headlines a lineup of up-and-coming bands that are gathering in support of the place where they were born — The El Rey Music Center.

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