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  • November Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild Oct 20, 2014 7:39 AM
    November Meeting of the Des Plaines Art Guild

  • TheStationeryStudio.com Hosting Coat Drive Oct 20, 2014 7:33 AM
    TheStationeryStudio.com Hosting Coat Drive

  • From Australia to Schaumburg, RTA exec still on track Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Leanne Redden and her trek from Syndey, Australia, where she was born and raised, to Illinois, where she got married, raised a family and is now the RTA executive director.

  • Halloween Party to feature creatures, puppets, games and more Oct 20, 2014 7:26 AM
    Palatine Park District presents the annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25 from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL. This event for ages 1 to 10 includes the jack-o-lantern gym for the wee ones, carnival games, ghoulish goodies, and a creative crafty table. Mr. Magic will be on hand to amaze the crowd, puppet show entertainment will be provided by the Palatine Public Library, and Jim Nesci brings back his popular Cold Blooded Creatures show at 10:00am. Tickets are $5 Resident/$6 non-resident in advance and $7 day of event, if available. Adults are required to purchase a ticket as well for $1 each. An adult must remain with and supervise all children throughout the party. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, or Falcon Park Recreation Center, or online at www.palatineparks.org. This year’s event is made possible through community partnerships with A+ Day School, Alexian Brothers Medical Group, CristalMe Rhinestone Apparel Inc., Daily Herald Media Group, Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC, GradePower Learning, Loving Care Animal Hospital, Mathnasium, Palatine Public Library, Photos Hotdogs, Premier Credit Union, SportClips – Palatine, and Whole Foods Market – Kildeer. For more information, contact Lisa Schroeder at 847-496-6229 or lschroeder@palatineparks.org. The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.

  • Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit Oct 20, 2014 7:28 AM
    Mary Olson Artwork Exhibit

  • Electric Christmas Parade entries due by Oct. 24 Oct 20, 2014 11:19 AM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is now accepting entries for the annual Electric Christmas Parade, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, along Main Street in St. Charles. Local businesses, community groups, and nonprofits are encouraged to participate. The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 24.

  • Depression-era vehicle gets third-generation makeover Oct 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Very few American families were making big purchases during the Great Depression of the 1930s, especially for costly items like automobiles. But despite the extreme economic conditions, Jeff Kelch’s great uncle Bill Grebble saved enough to purchased a new Chrysler for him and his wife, Essie.

  • Sears to lease retail space to U.K.’S Primark Oct 20, 2014 10:16 AM
    Sears Holding Corp. will lease seven standalone stores in the U.S. to the U.K.’s Primark budget- clothing chain as the department-store owner seeks to better leverage its selling space.

  • Cary Park District to hold blood drive Oct 20, 2014 11:13 AM
    The Cary Park District and Heartland Blood Centers will host a “Guns and Hoses Blood Drive” to show support for the community’s police and fire departments. The blood drive will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Community Center. All donors will receive a “Give a Pint — Get a Pint” Culvers coupon and a “Guns and Hoses” T-shirt.

  • Sample the best of the area at TasteFest Thursday Oct. 23 Oct 20, 2014 3:40 PM
    The 11th annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest , from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, promises to be the best “foodie” event of the season, with 20 purveyors of food and spirits already signed up to share samples of their fare. TasteFest is hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and open to the public.

  • $500,000 grant allows for expansion of Lombard pond Oct 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lombard has been awarded a $500,000 state grant for the expansion of Vista Pond to ease flooding for residents living in the northeast corner of the village. Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith said the village has been trying for years to address flooding near the pond.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 20, 2014 2:04 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of autumn colors, charity walkers, and zombies, representing about 20 different area communities.

  • MCC offers information on college financial aid Oct 20, 2014 11:11 AM
    Figuring how to pay for college can be a scary thought that may leave some students hesitant to even apply for college. To ease students’ fears about getting money for college or to get their questions answered, the McHenry County College Financial Aid Department has launched free Financial Aid 101 information sessions at area high schools.

  • Fox River Bluff West closed until Oct. 24 for parking lot work Oct 20, 2014 11:25 AM
    Fox River Bluff West Forest Preserve will be closed to the public Oct. 20-24 due to scheduled parking lot improvements at the St. Charles preserve.

  • Schaumburg hosts shredding event Nov. 1 Oct 20, 2014 2:38 PM
    The Village of Schaumburg is hosting a document shredding event for residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Public Safety Building, 1000 W. Schaumburg Road. The event is open to Schaumburg residents only; those participating will be asked to show identification verifying residence in the village.

  • Royals' run to Series sparks memories of Arlington Heights' Splittorff Oct 20, 2014 2:56 PM
    As the Kansas City Royals revel in their first trip to the World Series in 29 years, Arlington Heights friends of the late Paul Splittorff recall his remarkable career — and where it all began. Splittorff's former American Legion coach, Lloyd Meyer, will be rooting for Kansas City this week, in memory of his former player who contributed so much to the Royals' organization. “He was a steady pitcher,” Meyer says, “who sort of came out of nowhere to make the major leagues.”

  • Sears up for sale? Not this year at least Oct 20, 2014 10:13 AM
    The embattled Sears has been facing losses, critics on Wall Street, and now vendors who reportedly are worried about getting paid. But leaders of the Hoffman Estates-based parent of Sears and Kmart stores said they have enough money to pay vendors and complete its transformation into a new and better company.

  • Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies Oct 20, 2014 5:28 PM
    A Lombard dermatologist was found guilty in federal court of defrauding insurance companies by billing cosmetic treatments as pre-cancerous lesions on the skin, officials said.

  • Wonder Lake man ID’d in Bull Valley crash Oct 20, 2014 6:25 PM
    A Wonder Lake man was found dead in his vehicle after a crash Sunday afternoon in Bull Valley, according to the McHenry County coroner's office.

  • Zion teen sentenced to 23 years for killing infant son Oct 20, 2014 6:41 PM
    A Zion teen was sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his 5-month-old son when the child wouldn’t stop crying. Victor Salinas-Corona, 18, must serve 100 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Matt DeMartini said Monday.

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