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  • Face N Time Rocks Local Audiences This Summer Jun 23, 2014 2:57 PM
    Face N Time has evolved into an eclectic group of very talented musicians with a library of songs ranging through every genre and style imaginable. Using an acoustic approach to songs from old to new, their sound is very organic and original. Come and see…they can play ANYTHING!

  • Backyards get their chance to shine Jun 22, 2014 6:00 AM
    Sometimes life doesn’t turn out exactly as you plan it. The backyard is a great example. Hidden from view, it languishes from year to year as you do your best to ignore the ugly old bushes, rusting furniture and uninviting atmosphere. That's what we learned from entries submitted for the 2014 “Get Your Summer On” outdoor makeover contest.

  • Pipers, knobbly knees highlight Scottish festival Jun 21, 2014 6:50 PM
    Kilts and bagpipes were among the accoutrements Saturday at the Scottish Festival in Itasca. Dave Pollock, a member of the Billy Mitchell Pipe Band, explained that judges were looking for more than just a loud sound. “Musically, bagpipes are quite simple,” he explained. “It’s much more about technique and precision.”

  • A half dozen ways to kick off summer this weekend Jun 20, 2014 6:37 PM
    If ever our area earned summer, it’s this year. So make the winter's polar vortex an even-more-distant memory by embracing the official start of summer this weekend. We have a few ideas to get you out -- and on your way.

  • Vehicle Show and Open House in Palatine to Benefit Local Animal Charities on June 21 Jun 19, 2014 8:14 AM
    BGV Motorsports and City Limits Harley-Davidson present the “Best in Show” Animal Rescue Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Fundraising Event and Open House, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at host venue, City Limits Harley-Davidson. The open house will occur from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the car, truck, and motorcycle show will occur from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event is free for community spectators. All show cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vehicle clubs are welcome. There will be a five dollar donation for each show vehicle. Event amenities will include food, vendors, a silent auction, live music, and five awards for the top vehicles and club. Donations will be accepted for canned dog food and treats made in the U.S.A., paper towels, blankets, collars, leashes, brushes, bowls, and toys at the event. All proceeds will benefit 501(c)3 charities Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue of Vernon Hills, Chicagoland Lab Rescue, Inc. of Oak Brook, and The Buddy Foundation of Arlington Heights.

  • Jewel-Osco plans galas when it opens 5 former Dominick's Jun 19, 2014 10:03 AM
    Jewel-Osco plans grand opening celebrations Tuesday for five stores it acquired from the now-defunct Dominick's Finer Foods, including those in Fox River Grove and Lake Zurich. “The store will have a fresh, new appearance with a variety of goods never seen before,” Jewel-Osco spokeswoman Allison Sperling said. “We've revamped all of the fresh departments with signature items and store-made specialties.”

  • Survey will document economic impact of county fairs Jun 19, 2014 11:59 PM
    Agricultural county fairs have a long tradition in Illinois, but the impact goes far beyond delightful squeals from children on the Tilt-A-World and sticky fingers from cotton candy. In a cooperative effort, University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, fair-goers in 15 counties will be surveyed to assess the economic impact of Illinois' agricultural fairs.

  • The Conservation Foundation awards environmental scholarships Jun 17, 2014 4:53 PM
    Area students receive environmental scholarships.

  • Gridlock Ministries Partners with Churches to Fight Human Trafficking Jun 17, 2014 8:12 AM
    Church leaders are invited to participate in Pastors Against Child Trafficking (PACT) meetings this summer held jointly by local churches and Gridlock Ministries.

  • Pipes will be piped and cabers will be tossed at Highland Games in Itasca Jun 18, 2014 2:49 PM
    Some of Scotland’s deepest traditions will be celebrated and most competitive games will be contested this weekend in Itasca. The 28th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be open 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 20, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Itasca’s Hamilton Lakes Business Park.

  • Gallagher broker buys plus to add sales for lawyers, architects Jun 16, 2014 8:35 AM
    Arthur J. Gallagher and Co., the Itasca-based insurance brokerage, bought Plus Cos. to add sales to clients including lawyers and architects. Robert Ciuffreda of Bridgewater, New Jersey-based Plus will work under Gallagher’s Joel Cavaness, according to a PR Newswire statement today from the buyer that didn’t disclose terms.

  • Itasca nature center to build animal exhibits with $335,000 grant Jun 16, 2014 5:44 PM
    Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca will be getting some new exhibits and building improvements thanks to a $335,000 grant from the state. The Itasca Park District learned Saturday it was one of seven DuPage County agencies to receive public museum capital grants. “It’s a very old building, and it really needs some upgrades,” a park spokesman said.

  • Library Bus Trips Head to Ravinia and Fireside Theater Jun 13, 2014 8:54 AM
    West Side Story and Smokey Joe’s Café will be the featured entertainment during separate Schaumburg Township District Library bus trips in July. Registration and prepayment are required for both trips. Register by visiting the Information Desk on the library’s second floor, or by calling (847) 923-3347 to pay with a credit card. The motorcoach will leave for Ravinia’s performance of “CSO Live: West Side Story” at 3:30 p.m., Friday, July 18 from the library’s parking lot, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, and return at approximately 11:30 p.m. The Oscar-winning film will be shown on the giant pavilion screens, while the score is played live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The $92 fee includes transportation, pavilion seating, and a buffet dinner in a tented space. Ravinia is located in Glencoe, IL. Those interested in seeing the critically-acclaimed musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” are invited to register for the bus trip that leaves the library parking lot at 8:45 a.m., Thursday, July 24 and heads to the Fireside Theater in Ft. Atkinson, WI. The bus will return to the library at approximately 5:30 p.m. The $87 fee includes transportation, ticket, and a plated lunch before the show.

  • Home Is the Heart of The Springs at Monarch Landing Jun 11, 2014 4:35 PM
    As with any new construction, excitement is building over the imminent opening of The Springs at Monarch Landing in Naperville. But even more than brand, spanking new quarters, staff and residents are positively giddy about the ground-breaking quality of life people will experience at The Springs.

  • Voice of Care “Mile for Mileage” Pledge Walk is Inclusive Family Fun Jun 11, 2014 4:31 PM
    Lace up your sneakers and head to Castaldo Park in Woodridge on Saturday, July 12… or don’t. Either way, people of all ages and abilities can participate in Voice of Care’s third annual Mile for Mileage.

  • Village of Bensenville Home Values Rise 9.7% Jun 11, 2014 4:28 PM
    Bensenville posted one of the highest percentage increases in single-family home prices in the northwest suburbs experiencing a 9.7% increase from 2012 vs 2013 tracked by CoreLogic Case-Shiller. CoreLogic Case-Shiller computes a single-family price index for each ZIP code by matching up repeat sales of the same property.

  • Global wealth inequality will be explored at June 23-26 Urban Ministry Conference Jun 11, 2014 4:15 PM
    Six globally known social justice-oriented religious scholars and activists are lined up to present analysis and inspiring vision for social and economic change when they appear as featured speakers for the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry in Chicago June 23-26.

  • Wildscreen Arkive Brings TV’s Jack Hanna to Chicago for fundraiser Jun 11, 2014 4:07 PM
    TV animal host Jack Hanna will promote Arkive’s “WildChicago” and conservation of endangered species in Illinois. "WildChicago" showcases the diverse natural world in the Windy City, Arkive, a global initiative of the nonprofit Wildscreen, is hosting a reception and dinner in Chicago.

  • World Class Basketball takes state campionship Jun 11, 2014 9:40 AM
    World Class Basketball's 16U National Team won the AAU Illinois State Tournament in Lake Zurich this spring

  • Suburban chorus headed to international competition makes stop at Cougars game Jun 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    Sweet Adelines International medaling chorus, the Choral-Aires Chorus, will kick off the Kane County Cougars game (Geneva) against the Wisconsin TimberRattlers with the national anthem at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 24.

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