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  • Believe Project: $100 to a friend with disabilities who needs a new pair of custom shoes Feb 23, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Lynne Bryant of Palatine, who wants to help a friend with disabilities buy a new pair of custom shoes.

  • Clearbrook Guardians to host Spring Casino Night Feb 23, 2015 1:14 PM
    Clearbrook Guardians to host Spring Casino Night with games and raffles.

  • Catholic Charities dinner continues a tradition of helping families in need Feb 23, 2015 11:00 AM
    The 26th Annual Hearts for Homeless Families Dinner & Auction returns to the historic Chevy Chase Country Club for an evening of "Dancing Through the Ages" featuring the Stu Hirsh Orchestra, one of Chicago's premier dance bands.

  • Student-run fashion show to benefit 360 Youth Services Feb 23, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Event Planning and Fashion Show class at the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is producing its annual fashion show at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, on Thursday, March 12. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the fashion show begins promptly at 8 p.m.

  • AARP volunteers at Warren-Newport library help preparing income tax returns Feb 23, 2015 5:07 PM
    The room was full as 12 volunteer tax preparers helped individuals complete their income tax returns Monday at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee. Volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide began helping low- and middle-income taxpayers Feb. 2 and will continue doing so until Apr. 13.

  • Band group raising cash: Feb 23, 2015 4:19 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Band Parents Organization will launch a month-long fundraiser Tuesday at Culver’s, 450 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove.

  • Barrington volunteer proves that age really is just a number Feb 24, 2015 5:57 AM
    Walking into a bar and finding a 103-year-old woman sipping a beer probably happens once in a blue moon. Yet on Sunday at Barrington's Wool Street Grill, Marie Schaack, who was born four years after the Cubs last won a World Series, was seated at a table sipping on a glass of Blue Moon and being honored for her continuing volunteerism.

  • Believe Project: $100 for an end-of-year party for poor students Feb 22, 2015 7:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Jackie Beegun of Lake Zurich, who wants to throw an end-of-year party for her fourth-grade students who have next to nothing.

  • Constable: From convent to Sisterhood of Honey Bears Feb 24, 2015 9:43 AM
    A reunion of the Honey Bears, who've been in hibernation from Chicago Bears games since Super Bowl XX, will raise money for a charity in Addison on Friday. Once on the path to be a nun, Wheaton's Cathy Core founded that group and directed the Luvabulls.

  • Prosect High School raises funds selling mattresses Feb 21, 2015 6:50 PM
    Members of the Prospect High School track and cross country teams held a mattress sale Saturday to raise funds for equipment and transportation. “Why go all the way to Chicago? I knew what I wanted,” said Erma Pacheco of Wheeling, who found what she was looking for in the high school cafeteria.

  • Arlington Heights honors its Hearts of Gold Feb 21, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Rev. Arnold Perham, 85, found himself front and center before the sold-out crowd at Arlington Heights’ Hearts of Gold dinner, as the first award winner of the evening, Mentor of the Year. “Someone noticed you doing something out of the ordinary,” said Steve Fromm, chairman of the Special Events Commission. “But your actions weren’t ordinary; they’re exceptional.”

  • Believe Project: $100 to buy supplies for a school in Jamaica Feb 21, 2015 7:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Pam Byrne of Gurnee, who will match that $100 and send it to a school in Jamaica for supplies.

  • Wheaton Rotary helps fund two pediatric brain cancer studies Feb 20, 2015 10:35 AM
    New pediatric brain cancer research will soon be underway in Chicago and San Francisco, thanks in large part to a recent donation from the Wheaton Rotary. The organization presented a $25,000 check to the Ross K. MacNeill Foundation last week. It was the largest gift ever given by the club.

  • Believe Project: $100 to daughter, a music therapist for people in hospice Feb 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Craig Johnson of Palatine, who will give it to his daughter Amber, a music therapist for people in hospice who put 60,000 miles on her car last year and needs new tires.

  • Woodlands Academy’s Lenten service project aims to start music program at African school Feb 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    Traditionally the Ash Wednesday liturgy at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart marks the start of a major service project.

  • Believe Project: $100 to friend whose fiance was killed Feb 19, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Tina Murray of Lake Zurich, who wants to give it to a family friend whose fiance was killed.

  • Fundraiser for vet planned: Feb 19, 2015 5:13 PM
    Wauconda Moose Lodge No. 1969 and Wauconda American Legion Post 911 are sponsoring a fundraiser for a local Navy veteran with cancer who needs a stem cell transplant.

  • Cary bass player’s heart condition inspires suburban band Pulsebeat Feb 19, 2015 5:28 AM
    For the young members of the band Pulsebeat, the thrill of playing onstage is not just about getting lost in the music while crowds cheer them on — there’s also the reward of doing it for a great cause. “It brings our gift of music into something that’s worth it,” adds bass player Matt Jazwinski, 12, of Cary, whose heart condition inspires the band.

  • Fox Lake hosts Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Sunday Feb 18, 2015 2:56 PM
    Brave swimmers will leap into the chilly waters of Fox Lake on Sunday to help raise money to support Special Olympics athletes. The 2015 Polar Plunge will take place at 1 p.m. at Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd.

  • Believe Project: $100 for gas money for sister Feb 18, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Sheryl Dugo of Elk Grove Village, who wants to help her sister, who has an 80-mile daily commute, with gas money.

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