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  • Volunteers help ship about 120,000 pounds of comfort items to U.S. troops serving away from home every year as part of Operation Support Our Troops America’s Care and Comfort Package program.

    Operation Support Our Troops provides a taste of homeMay 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    With two sons in the military, Deborah Rickert knows all about worry. She started Operation Support Our Troops with a few moms gathered around her kitchen table putting together care packages for their sons in the armed forces. Soon other families started asking the group to send boxes to their service members. Now the Naperville-based organization has grown into Operation Support Our Troops America with requests from all over the nation.

  • CLC Foundation fundraiser:May 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The College of Lake County Foundation hosts its annual Joan Legat Memorial Golf Outing on Monday, June 9, at the Glen Flora Country Club, 2200 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan.

  • Lambs charity car, bike showMay 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lambs Farm’s 2nd Annual Charity Car & Bike Show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, featuring various makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes.

  • Gov. Pat Quinn hugs an athlete before the start of the 11th annual Salute Inc. Got Freedom? run/walk Sunday in Arlington Heights. The event raises money for military personnel and their families.

    Arlington Heights run raises money for military families May 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    More than 1,000 people participated Sunday in the 11th annual Salute Inc. run/walk in Arlington Heights. The event honors and raises money for military service personnel and their families.

  • Housing authority hosts galaMay 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Housing Authority, in conjunction with Aim North Development Corporation, will host an evening of dinner, live entertainment, and dancing at its Annual Black Tie Gala on Friday, June 27.

  • Streamwood Kiwanis hold shopping eventMay 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Kiwanis Club of Streamwood and Hanover Township Senior Services will hold the 6th Annual Spring Shopping Faire and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Rte. 59, Bartlett.

  • Book sale coming at Palatine LibraryMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Friends of the Palatine Library will hold a used book sale from June 20-22.

  • The first Ross K. MacNeill Foundation Hockey Tournament will be Saturday, June 7, at the Center Ice of DuPage skating rink in Glen Ellyn. Ross, of Wheaton, died last May at age 11 from pediatric brain cancer.

    Hockey tournament raising money for brain cancerMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ross MacNeill of Wheaton will be memorialized during a hockey tournament on Saturday, June 7, at Center Ice Rink in Glen Ellyn. The 11-year-old played hockey at the rink until two months before his death last May from pediatric brain cancer. The first Ross K. MacNeill Foundation Hockey Tournament will be dedicated to raising awareness and funding for research to end pediatric brain cancer.

  • Angelo Bravos holds the book that inspired fourth-graders at Forest View School in Mount Prospect to raise money for the Malawi Heart Fund, which will provide hygiene kits for orphans at the Malawi Children’s Mission.

    Students seize chance to help orphans in MalawiMay 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lori Fitzgerald’s fourth graders at Forest View Elementary School in Mount Prospect are passionate about their latest project, funding an orphanage in Malawi. Last month they hoped to raise $1,550 to fund $10 hygiene kits for each of the 155 children at the orphanage, but as of last week had more than $2,100.

  • Lambs Farm charity car show:May 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lambs Farm hosts its 2nd Annual Charity Car & Bike Show on June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a variety of makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes.

  • Former Lombard Fire Chief George “Ed” Seagraves recently was named the 2013 Lombard Man of the Year.

    Former fire chief named 2013 Lombard Man of the YearMay 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lombard's longest serving fire chief, George “Ed” Seagraves, was recently named the 2013 Lombard Man of the Year. Since retiring in 2010, Seagraves has been active with Lombard Rotary Club, the Tri-Town YMCA, Boy Scouts, the Lombard Historical and other organizations in town.

  • Collectibles were among the items offered at a previous Prince of Peace rummage sale.

    Prince of Peace ready to host annual rummage saleMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    At routes 83 and 132 in Lake Villa, the Prince of Peace Rummage Sale runs June 5-6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and June 7 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Letter from the Editor: An inspired vow to cover suburban challengesMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    In a letter to readers, Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen says it's hard to predict yet whether the On The Table conversations the paper hosted will spawn any concrete civic initiatives but that there's no doubt that they will influence newspaper coverage of several challenges facing the suburbs.

  • Advocate’s 5K to support Adult Down Syndrome CenterMay 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hundreds of Chicagoland residents are expected to move in the name of health and wellness at the second annual Fitness, Fun for Everyone 5K Run/3K Walk, 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 31, at the Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. The Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Fitness Center is organizing the event to raise awareness and funds for the ADSC.

  • Island Lake saying thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts for Special Olympics supportMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Island Lake trustees on Thursday plan to formally praise Dunkin’ Donuts for supporting the Special Olympics and the police department with an upcoming promotion. On May 31, officers will stay on the roof of a local Dunkin’ Donuts to raise money for the Special Olympics.

  • Blackhawk great Jeremy Roenick, honorary chairman of the Special Kids Network annual golf tournament is interviewed during last year’s event Jeremy Roenick

    Long Grove’s Twin Orchard Country Club to Host Special Kids Network annual Golf TournamentMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Recognizing that there is fewer government funding sources to help kids with special needs, the Special Kids Network is holding its 15th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday July 21, 2014 at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, IL, to raise funds for local organizations. The beneficiary for this year’s event is the recreational programs of Keshet, which serves children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • William Glass, formerly of Lombard, recently was recognized by the Illinois Jaycees as one of eight Outstanding Young Persons of the year for the 750-mile “Flowers for Mom” Chicago to Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer's, which he completed last fall. Glass plans to drive the same route this fall to continue advocating for increased research funding for the debilitating disease.

    Lombard Alzheimer's advocate recognized as 'Outstanding'May 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    For William Glass, the Outstanding Young Persons award he received from the Illinois Jaycees was a platform. It was a platform for his message about the importance of funding for Alzheimer's research, and it gave one small way to make his mother's struggle with the disease less painful.

  • Wayne Mikes donates a bike to the Palatine Opportunity Center, received by Debbie Rohrwasser of Palatine, a volunteer with the Center.

    The gift of wheels: Needy kids benefit from donated bikesMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wayne Mikes, the second generation owner of Mikes Bike Shop in Palatine, goes about it quietly, but over the years he and his employees have restored and donated something like 3,000 bikes to needy families.

  • Schaumburg Village Trustee Frank Kozak and his wife, Char, barely survived a tornado that leveled down a family member's Oklahoma City home a year ago. Despite lingering scars, the Kozaks said the experience also boosted their faith in other people.

    Year later, scars from tornado remain for Schaumburg coupleMay 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A year after narrowly surviving massive tornado that ravaged the Oklahoma City area, Frank and Char Kozak still bear the physical and psychological scars. But despite their ordeal, the Schaumburg couple says the experience more than anything increased their faith in others. “There are so many ways people are reaching out to people in need,” Frank said.

  • As a planner for events in the city and suburbs, Mount Prospect native Shari Duffy always brings a great smile and an outfit to match.

    Champagne and caviar, heels and late nights: It's this Mount Prospect mom's jobMay 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    While many of us have gone from shoveling snow to mopping up flooded basements, Mount Prospect native Shari Duffy has been sipping champange, dancing the night away and hob-nobbing with beautiful people. Columnist Burt Constable writes that it's her job.

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