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  • Calling All Party Animals to Clearbrook’s Pet Festival Sep 4, 2014 7:38 AM
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 26, 2014) – Wag those tails and jump for joy because Clearbrook’s first-ever Raise the Roof Pet Festival is coming to Melas Park in Mount Propsect on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

     
  • Work poised to start on Roselle Veterans Memorial Sep 4, 2014 10:34 AM
    While additional fundraising is needed, the group working to bring a Veterans Memorial to downtown Roselle is moving ahead with plans to break ground next month.

     
  • ‘Fill the Drums’ event: Sep 4, 2014 5:33 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50’s Middle School Marching Wildcats band will join forces with the Warren Township High School Marching Blue Devils and the Viking Middle School band to perform their marching routine in exhibition style at 7 p.m., Sept. 9.

     
  • Multicultural fundraiser dinner in Schaumburg Sept. 13 Sep 3, 2014 10:49 AM
    Metropolitan Asian Family Services, a nonprofit multicultural and multiethnic organization, will hold its annual fundraiser dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at India House Banquet Hall, 1521 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The evening will include a fashion show by Prinbyprina and music.

     
  • Hoffman police, fire softball fundraiser Sept. 27 Sep 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    Hoffman Estates’ police officers and firefighters will hold their second annual Shootz & Ladderz Softball Fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cannon Crossings, 1675 Nicholson Drive, in Hoffman Estates. Proceeds will go toward new Citizens Fire Academy equipment for the fire department.

     
  • Hanover Township seeking volunteers for creek cleanup Sep 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    Volunteers are needed to clear debris from a stretch of Willow Creek through east Elgin and a nearby park Sept. 13. Hanover Township, the Elgin chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Fox Valley are hosting the cleanup. “This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and really make a difference,” league President John Ziegler said.

     
  • Dist. 62 Foundation reports at school board meeting Sep 3, 2014 3:27 PM
    Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 Foundation officers Susie Adams and Julie Luck Jensen reviewed the grants that were funded during the 2013-2014 school year and presented the goals for the 2014-2015 school year at a recent school board meeting.

     
  • Saturday’s Campton Hills United Fall Fest continues growth Sep 3, 2014 5:52 PM
    The fourth annual United Fall Fest will be held Saturday in Campton Hills. What began as an effort to bring residents together after the divisive push toward incorporation has now grown into an all-day festival, highlighted by bands, food, a bags tournament, 5K run, car show and huge area where kids can play on inflatable obstacles.

     
  • Palatine Legion hosts casino night fundraiser Sept. 12 Sep 2, 2014 6:43 PM
    The Palatine American Legion Post 690 is holding a casino night on Friday, Sept. 12, to raise funds for Legion Family Charities. The fundraiser takes place from 5 p.m. to midnight at the newly renovated American Legion Hall, 122 W. Palatine Road in Palatine.

     
  • Scholarship group has great first event Sep 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Donna Epton says the new scholarship organization, Excel Beyond 211 Dollars for Scholars, had a great first fundraising event at Wolff's flea Market in palatine.

     
  • Paradise Park hosts fundraiser: Sep 1, 2014 4:30 PM
    Paradise Park Assisted Living & Memory Care in Fox Lake hosts its free Annual National Grandparent’s Day Picnic in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 7, to promote awareness and raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Association.

     
  • Memorial run planned near Wauconda Aug 31, 2014 4:26 PM
    The Jeremy Stom Remembrance Foundation will hold its annual 5-kilometer run Sept. 14 at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The organization is named after a Stevenson High School graduate who died in 2009 of a drug overdose.

     
  • Four Boy Scout councils consolidating to increase membership, donations Aug 31, 2014 6:37 AM
    A plan to consolidate four Chicago area Boy Scout councils is underway. "The purpose to doing this is to enable us to have more funds and more of an intelligent use of our resources to bring more kids to programs and bring in demographic areas where we’re underserving and make programming bigger and better,” said Mike Duffee, area president.

     
  • District 214 considers building community help center Aug 31, 2014 6:42 AM
    One of the projects included in a proposed $45 million worth of capital projects is an idea to work with a church next door to the District 214 administrative office to build a warehouselike community closet that can be used as a food pantry/clothes closet for the needy in the community. Students from all six high schools would go there for community service hours. “We view it as a win for everyone,” Superintendent David Schuler said.

     
  • Glen Ellyn playground project also will help others Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District is on the verge of giving children a chance to play not only here, but abroad. The district is scheduled to begin work Sept. 8 to install a new playground at its Danby Park. But instead of discarding the old playground equipment, the district already has donated it to an organization called Kids Around the World. The group provides equipment — both new and used — for use by children in other countries who otherwise might not have playgrounds. The organization also gives new equipment for kids in the United States.

     
  • Heart of a Marine Foundation paints home for veterans Aug 29, 2014 2:14 PM
    The Heart Of A Marine Foundation, serving all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and headquartered in Elk Grove Village, is helping our active duty military and veterans, all while having fun along the way. Recently, the group painted the Eddie Beard Transitional Home for Veterans in Chicago.

     
  • Tilted Kilt raises money for soldiers’ families Aug 29, 2014 4:42 PM
    The Tilted Kilt in Schaumburg will host a formal check presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after becoming the sports bar chain’s single largest contributor to its fourth annual “Here’s to Heroes” national fundraiser. The Schaumburg location itself raised $20,320 of the $115,424 raised nationwide for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

     
  • District 211 Foundation 5K fundraiser steps off Sept. 14 Aug 29, 2014 1:42 PM
    The District 211 Foundation will host its annual D211 Fun(d) 5K Run/Walk Race on Sept. 14 at Palatine High School starting at 8 a.m. Registration is open and individuals can sign up online until Sept. 10. The pre-race fee for adults is $25 and the race day registration is $30.

     
  • New pet rescue plans open house in Palatine Aug 28, 2014 2:56 PM
    Barb’s Precious Rescue and Adoption Center, a new not-for-profit animal rescue in Palatine, will begin offering pets for adoption Monday, Sept. 1, and plans an open house for Saturday, Sept. 6. Located at 313 N. Quentin St., the rescue officially opened on Aug. 11.

     
  • Construction to begin soon on memorial for late Lombard village president Aug 28, 2014 5:01 PM
    Everything has lined up for a memorial to be built in honor of late Lombard Village President William “Bill” Mueller. The memorial will consist of a garden-like gathering place with a gazebo, which is set to be delivered within the next few weeks to the Victorian Cottage Museum, 23 W. Maple St. “The order’s in, everything is done and we’re ready,” said Carl Goldsmith, the village’s director of public works.

     
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