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  • Willow Creek Church hosting forum on human trafficking Mar 17, 2015 5:27 PM
    A panel discussion on human trafficking will be held at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Wednesday night. Representatives from several organizations, including the Salvation Army, New Name Ministry and Refuge for Women, will speak at the Human Trafficking Ministry Community Forum.

     
  • Lindenhurst seeks volunteers Mar 17, 2015 6:25 PM
    The village of Lindenhurst is seeking residents to fill positions on its environmental and lakes commissions.

     
  • Collecting kids books: Mar 17, 2015 6:26 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Interact Club is collecting children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank, a nonprofit organization that puts entire libraries in the homes of poor children.

     
  • Students and instructors at Gurnee school raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation Mar 18, 2015 8:08 AM
    The sound of buzzing barber clippers filled the student lounge Tuesday at Computer Systems Institute in Gurnee, as the school held its inaugural St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to benefit childhood cancer research.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for stocked backpacks for homeless people Mar 16, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Angela Golden of Fox River Grove for stocked backpacks for homeless people.

     
  • Bartlett Volunteer Fire Association to raffle off hams Mar 16, 2015 4:30 PM
    The Bartlett Volunteer Fire Association will raffle off more 40 spiral-cut hams and other prizes Saturday, March 28. The inaugural event plays off the nonprofit’s popular pre-Thanksgiving fundraiser, which raffles off free turkeys.

     
  • Stevenson club collecting kids books: Mar 16, 2015 4:47 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Interact Club is collecting children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank, a non-profit organization that puts entire libraries in the homes of poor children.

     
  • Lindenhurst seeks volunteers: Mar 16, 2015 4:48 PM
    The Village of Lindenhurst is seeking residents to fill positions on its environmental and lakes commissions.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for big brother who can't work but needs medication Mar 15, 2015 8:02 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Heather Thadikaran of Arlington Heights, who wants to give it to her big brother, who has medical issues and can't work.

     
  • Millburn Tree Farm wins award Mar 15, 2015 4:46 PM
    The Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association have presented a 2014 Community Service Award to the Millburn Tree Farm for its outstanding contributions to the Lindenhurst Park District.

     
  • Sled hockey to raise awareness, money for players with disabilities Mar 14, 2015 9:29 AM
    Sometimes a hockey game is about more than goals and saves. Sometimes it’s about helping others. That will be the case Saturday afternoon when the Glen Ellyn-based Admirals Hockey Club faces off against the Chicago Hornets, a youth sled hockey team for those with physical disabilities. “I think it’s great for a typical able-bodied hockey kid to kind of see what it’s like to be disabled for an hour," the Hornets GM said.

     
  • Mt. Prospect library a golf course for the day Mar 14, 2015 7:16 PM
    The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation turned the town’s library into an 18-hole miniature golf course Saturday as a fun, family fundraiser for the library.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for food pantry at a time when donations are low Mar 14, 2015 7:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Marian Scarbrough of Lincolnshire, who, with her daughter, buys food for a Waukegan food pantry.

     
  • Girl Scouts work with Peapod to donate food to the Lake Villa Township Food Pantry Mar 13, 2015 12:20 PM
    About a dozen Girl Scouts from Troop 40138 in Lindenhurst spent their day off from school Friday working to bring donated food to the Lake Villa Township Food Pantry.

     
  • Rita Canning stepping off Harper College board as Nancy Robb steps up Mar 15, 2015 3:57 PM
    Inverness philanthropist Rita Canning is stepping down after nearly a decade on Harper’s board of trustees, and Nancy Robb, former superintendent of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, is stepping in. The two share a vision for the college.

     
  • Lake County Community Foundation names executive director Mar 13, 2015 11:43 AM
    The Lake County Community Foundation has named Jon H. Teeuwissen as its new executive director. Teeuwissen joins the foundation with expansive leadership and management experience, and a strong commitment to the Lake County community.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to buy Easter baskets for kids who come from abusive homes Mar 13, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Debbie Rowells of Elk Grove Village, who will use the money to buy Easter baskets for kids who have left abusive home environments.

     
  • Suicide prevention volunteer meeting on Saturday Mar 12, 2015 7:44 PM
    Suburban families who have been touched by depression or suicide or those who want to volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention can attend the group’s annual volunteer gathering in Chicago on Saturday. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Magnificent Mile, 198 E. Delaware Place.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for young man who spent formative years helping dad with MS Mar 12, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Joanne Deller of Hawthorn Woods, who will give it to a young man who spent many years caring for his father, who was diagnosed with MS.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for clients in health department’s group homes Mar 11, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Debbie Pande of West Chicago, who would match it with her own $100 and give it to the group homes for people with mental illness operated by the DuPage County Mental Health department.

     
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