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  • Hoffman Estates tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 22 Nov 11, 2014 5:17 PM
    Hoffman Estates will open the holidays by lighting the Friendship Tree, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in front of the main entrance of village hall, 1900 Hassell Road.

     
  • What is Duckworth’s future in politics? Nov 11, 2014 6:44 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth signature TV ad in her campaign for re-election featured Black Hawk helicopters flying and focused on legislation to help veterans. “I used to fly to work at 140 mph,” she says in the spot. Being a veteran is a key part of Duckworth’s political identity and one that can appeal to independent voters as she pursues politics in the future. Yet, her own history shows it doesn’t make her immune to political defeat,

     
  • Speeches, music mark Veterans Day in Hoffman Ests. Nov 11, 2014 4:16 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Veterans’ Memorial Commission held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday morning at the veterans memorial site just outside the police department at 411 W. Higgins Road. The Hoffman Estates High School marching band performed. Speakers included Mayor Bill McLeod, Veterans’ Memorial Commission Chairman Les Montag.

     
  • How two helicopter crews got Duckworth out of Iraq Nov 12, 2014 12:33 PM
    In a damaged Black Hawk helicopter in enemy territory in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth and her crew were easy targets. The person who fired the rocket-propelled grenade could not be more than a half mile away, and three of the four crew members were injured, Duckworth severely. “I am a warrior and a member of a team,” says the Soldier's Creed. Together, they all made it out.

     
  • 10 years after losing her legs, Duckworth returns to flying Nov 13, 2014 5:49 AM
    “When I got back in a helicopter, it felt like home.” Ten years after she lost her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade hit her helicopter in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth is beginning to fly again. This has been a year of many changes for Duckworth, who said she misses being a soldier but finds strength in her friendship with the soldiers who saved her life.

     
  • The day Capt. Tammy Duckworth was shot down Nov 14, 2014 11:04 AM
    "We were almost home." Captain Tammy Duckworth and her crew were minutes from their base in Balad, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit their Black Hawk helicopter and forced it down in enemy territory on Nov. 12, 2004. It was 10 years ago today when Duckworth lost her both legs and partial use of one arm and launched a career in politics. This is the story of that critical moment and of the soldiers who saved her life.

     
  • Sears to revamp Florida store to preview strategy Nov 10, 2014 9:59 AM
    A mixed-use retail development in South Florida may provide a glimpse at the future of Hoffman Estates based-Sears Holdings Corp. The department-store chain said today that it will convert its location in Aventura, Florida, into an open-air development that includes dining, other retailers and a scaled-down Sears store.

     
  • Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE Nov 10, 2014 7:45 AM
    Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE

     
  • Hoffman Estates Harvest Lunch for seniors Nov. 20 Nov 10, 2014 7:43 AM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates Commission for Senior Citizens will host its largest annual event, the Harvest Luncheon, at noon Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $20 per person.

     
  • Schaumburg Camera Club meetings Nov 10, 2014 7:42 AM
    Schaumburg Camera Club meetings

     
  • Illinois Fencers Club successful in the 2014 Regional Open Circuit and Regional Junior Cadet Circuit Nov 10, 2014 7:40 AM
    Illinois Fencers Club members competed at the Remenyik Open on October 25th and 26th at Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer, who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels but can not travel to all of the national Division I tournaments. Only the top eight fencers at the Remenyik Open qualify to the 2015 Division I-A event at the USFA Summer Nationals. IFC’s Maciek Zmyslowski won the Senior Men’s Epee by besting a challenging field of 74 fencers. This was Maciek’s second win of the event. Deon Bradford and Timothy Glass took 8th and 9th respectively in the same event. At the Remenyik Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit, IFC’s Zimo Zhu finished 3rd in Cadet Men’s Epee and 6th in Junior Men’s Epee. Jacob Nowak took 10th place in Cadet Men’s Epee. In the Cadet Women’s Epee sisters Nikita Jhangiani and Geeta Jhangiani got to receive medals together with Nikita placing 3rd and Geeta 6th. Isabelle Nasser took 5th place. The Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for Junior and Cadet fencers who seek competitive opportunities beyond the local and division levels. The Illinois Fencers Club promotes and teaches the Olympic sport of fencing to students of all ages and skill levels and provides a friendly venue for members to practice their sport. It is a member operated non-for-profit sports association that has been serving beginning, recreational, and competitive fencers for more than 40 years. The club meets in the Lions Recreation Center in Mount Prospect. Background information about the club can be found here: http://www.ifcfencing.org/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151541311928821&set=a.10150734527983821.414545.61075428820&type=1 For additional information you can contact: Jim Auchinleck jimauchinleck@yahoo.com

     
  • Elgin students honored at Black Belt Extravaganza Nov 17, 2014 2:59 PM
    Students from Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin were promoted by the American Kyuki-Do Federation at its annual Black Belt Extravaganza, held by the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on Nov. 7-9.

     
  • Watch for fraud in Democratic wins Nov 9, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: As Election Day neared, fraud by the liberals was already front and center. In Colorado, mail-in ballots were mailed to everyone whether they ask for them or not. A number of instances occurred where people (Democrat supporters) had been rifling through trash bins collecting discarded ballots and filling them in.

     
  • Real estate column wrong about Illinois Nov 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    A letter to the editor: This letter is in response to a real estate column posted on Oct. 24 by Barry Stone, titled, “Who is the buyer’s agent working for?” The writer misstates the law regarding real estate brokerage in Illinois. In deference to the author, his position might well be the case in California or other states, but is not the law governing real estate brokerage in Illinois.

     
  • Images: IHSA Class 2A boys soccer state finals Nov 9, 2014 2:52 PM
    The IHSA Class 2A boys soccer state championship game featured Wheaton Academy vs St. Joseph Saturday, Nov. 8 in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • U-46 schools to host special Veterans Day events Nov 8, 2014 12:22 AM
    For the second year in a row, U-46 schools will be open on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Schools across the district are holding special Veterans Day events to celebrate and learn more about America’s heroes.

     
  • ESO to perform “America’s Musical Treasures” Nov. 15-16 Nov 7, 2014 9:17 PM
    Andrew Grams will be returning on Nov. 15-16 to conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concert, "America's Musical Treasures." Joining Maestro Grams and the ESO onstage will be pianist William Wolfram. This ESO concert will feature music from some of our nation’s favorite composers, including Aaron Copland, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein.

     
  • St. Theresa School Students Make a Difference with Change-for-Change Nov 7, 2014 8:58 AM
    St. Theresa School Students Make a Difference with Change-for-Change

     
  • Schaumburg Township District Library Receives Five-Star Rating Nov 7, 2014 8:56 AM
    Schaumburg Township District Library Receives Five-Star Rating

     
  • Sedgebrook residents take part in own Ironman challenge Nov 7, 2014 8:41 AM
    The Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be among the most challenging athletic events in the world. Sedgebrook introduced a modified, but still impressive version of the Ironman/Ironwoman this summer, with approximately 40 residents signing on.

     
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