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  • 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.

  • Hoffman Estates officials take on ice bucket challenge Aug 28, 2014 4:36 PM
    The ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association has reached the village government of Hoffman Estates, where it was recently accepted by Mayor Bill McLeod, Village Manager Jim Norris and Police Chief Mike Hish. “I think everyone likes to see a politician all wet,” McLeod said. “A lot of people think we’re all wet anyway.”

  • Wheaton to light the way for nighttime run Aug 28, 2014 12:10 PM
    Wheaton runners will have a chance to help change lives, both locally and nationally, by participating in the community’s inaugural FT Cares Light the Torch Night Run. The run will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and will be designed for both experienced and novice runners and walkers who will help illuminate their community during the nighttime race.

  • Bands come together to Jam for Autism Sept. 6-7 in Round Lake Beach Aug 28, 2014 1:57 PM
    Live Chicago Music is bringing top Chicago bands together on Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, for the Jam for Autism at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way.

  • Medieval Times donates retiring horse to Partners For Progress in Wauconda Aug 27, 2014 12:38 PM
    A team from Medieval Times in Schaumburg recently donated a retiring quarter horse to Partners For Progress in Wauconda.

  • Spirit Fest to help special needs kids: Aug 27, 2014 6:06 PM
    The Lexi Kazian Foundation’s annual Spirit Fest will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Stevenson High School football stadium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire.

  • Annual Ryan’s Run to take place in Vernon Hills Aug 26, 2014 12:14 PM
    Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital will partner with The Ryan Briere Foundation for the fourth annual Ryan’s Run. Proceeds from Ryan’s Run will support children’s activities and programming for pediatric patients in the new Lake Forest Hospital.

  • Tip-a-Cop events in Lake County: Aug 26, 2014 4:36 PM
    Lake County Sheriff’s corrections officers, deputies, explorers and reserve deputies will host and assist food servers on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m., to help raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. The Tip-A-Cop fundraiser will be at the California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant, 20502 N. Rand Road, Deer Park.

  • Labor Day blood drive: Aug 26, 2014 4:22 PM
    The Mundelein Fire Department will host the “Everyday Heroes Labor Day Blood Drive” on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from noon to 7 p.m. at Mundelein Fire Station #1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.

  • Food bank trying to help suburbanites struggling even with jobs Aug 25, 2014 5:19 AM
    Leaders of the Northern Illinois Food Bank say the organization provides about 50 million meals a year to hungry people all over the suburban areas it serves. But the Geneva-based Food Bank wants to increase the number of meals it provides to 75 million annually by the year 2020. "We’re trying to spread the word about how many of our neighbors need food assistance," CEO Julie Yurko said.

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