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  • Inland Real Estate recognized for environmental efforts Jul 28, 2014 8:19 AM
    Inland Real Estate Group was honored with a Special Recognition Award by The Conservation Foundation for managing the sale of a sensitive area of land along the Fox River.

     
  • 8 new dancers join Miami City Ballet Jul 28, 2014 6:49 AM
    Eight dancers are joining the Miami City Ballet, including Raechel Sparreo of Buffalo Grove. Artistic director Lourdes Lopez says she wants Miami City Ballet dancers to be able to dance to anything, and she believes the new dancers’ experience and fresh perspective will enrich the company.

     
  • Harper professor releasing second rock album Jul 28, 2014 9:25 AM
    Harper College English professor Greg Herriges never expected his band Athanor to get a record deal. When that finally happened in 2013 – 40 years after recording their first collection of demos – he assumed that was as far as the band could go.

     
  • Dogs get their day at Cantigny Park on Aug. 2 Jul 28, 2014 9:36 AM
    Cantigny Park will play host to its sixth annual Dog Days festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. It’s the one day each year when guests and their pets are invited to enjoy the park together.

     
  • Wisconsin prisons struggling with inmate rehab Jul 28, 2014 8:52 AM
    Wisconsin’s criminal justice system is doing an average job, at best, at rehabilitating prisoners, according to most voters who responded to a recent Marquette University Law School poll.The poll released last week asked 804 registered Wisconsin voters to rate how they think the system is doing at turning inmates into contributing members of society.

     
  • Ridgway church rebuilding after tornado Jul 28, 2014 8:53 AM
    Every beginning has a foundation, and the building of a new Catholic Church to replace one destroyed in the Leap Day Tornado two years ago has its. “The foundation is going reasonably well,” said the Rev. Steven Beatty. “So far so good.” The new church, being built to replace the St. Joseph Catholic Church lost to the deadly tornado, is being built on the site of the former house of worship.

     
  • Developmental center closure could take time Jul 28, 2014 8:53 AM
    A week after a federal court ruled the state of Illinois could move forward with closing a developmental center in southern Illinois, state officials said there’s no timetable for shuttering it. The Warren Murray Developmental Center in Centralia serves about 250 residents.

     
  • Ebay to try selling auto mechanics’ services in new offeringc Jul 28, 2014 1:53 PM
    EBay Inc. plans to experiment with selling auto mechanics’ services alongside car parts, said Devin Wenig, president of the marketplaces business, in an expansion of the e-commerce company’s offerings. “EBay will start a small test this fall in a couple of U.S. cities” for providing mechanics’ services, Wenig said in an interview today at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York. He declined to be specific.

     
  • Pornography publisher Flynt selling his original Hustler Store Jul 28, 2014 1:53 PM
    Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is selling his original Hustler store on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.“We constantly review all of our businesses, and if a transaction makes sense strategically and financially, we will consider acting on it,” Arthur Sando, a spokesman for Flynt Management Group LLC, said in an e-mail. The store is in escrow, he said.

     
  • Little Free Library debuts at Arlington Hts. community center Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM
    For Tyler Frank, 14, and Matt Barba, 13, what started out as an assignment for their Genius Hour class at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights recently became a reality. They have created and built the very first Little Free Library in Arlington Heights.

     
  • District 211 saves millions fighting tax appeals Jul 28, 2014 5:31 AM
    Since 1998, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 has spent $1.06 million fighting the tax appeals of commercial property owners, winning back $12.25 million from settled and withdrawn challenges. "We believe it is our duty and our responsibility," Superintendent Dan Cates said.

     
  • Nationality of victims shouldn’t matter Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Schiller Park letter to the editor: In the wake of the passenger plane shot down in Ukraine, our president, the media and other Americans kept asking how many of the dead were Americans. I have been taught that a human life is important whether or not you are Dutch, Malaysian, African, whatever.

     
  • Many of our ancestors followed the law Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: This is in response to Mike Junge’s letter of July 11 regarding immigrants coming to the United States. He fails to mention that many are coming here illegally.

     
  • America’s best offensive is exporting energy Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: There is an alternative to wringing our hands at the lack of U.S. options or retreating to Fortress America and hoping for better days. This country is sitting on a geyser of oil and so much natural gas that many companies just flare it (i.e., burn it) off because they lack the means to transport it.

     
  • Cartoons provide just the right commentary Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: “Pictures are worth 1,000 words” — it’s true. I am sure I’m not the only reader who finds the humor, anger, pathos, agreement and just plain joy in the choice of cartoons, as I call them.

     
  • Letter defending Obama refreshing to read Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A Bartlett letter to the editor: I am surprised that the Daily Herald actually printed the letter from Mr. Nelson on July 20 (“Criticism of Obama was fantastical”). Ninety-nine percent of letters in print are anti-Obama, pro-Republican, anti-Democrat — and, sadly, frequently full of half-truths, misstatements of fact and delusions of the writer.

     
  • Our state needs a Godzilla-sized rescuer Jul 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    A letter to the editor: By removing the district map measure from consideration on the November ballot, Michael Madigan handed the gubernatorial election to Bruce Rauner. Madigan pretty much rendered Pat Quinn “irrelevant” by having the General Assembly overturn Quinn’s veto of ComEd’s “fast-track” rate increase legislation, making Quinn appear weak and an inadequate check to Madigan’s autocratic rule.

     
  • Indiana surgeon faces attempted murder charges Jul 28, 2014 12:12 PM
    A northern Indiana judge has set a February trial date for a surgeon accused of plotting to murder his ex-wife and make it look like a suicide. Forty-eight-year-old Gregory Konrath is being held on a $25,000 at the Miami County Jail on one count of attempted murder. A judge last week set a Feb. 2, 2015, trial date for Konrath.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District’s ‘Amazing Race’ returns Aug. 9 Jul 28, 2014 9:41 AM
    The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns Saturday, Aug. 9, with the sixth annual rendition of the event at 9 a.m. from the Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora.

     
  • Music, water fights highlight Lake Villa Days Jul 28, 2014 1:15 PM
    Lake Villa Days will take place from 6 p.m. to mignight Thursday, July 31, and Friday, Aug. 1; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 2; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Lehmann Park, 148 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa.

     
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