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  • Suburban leaders meet to discuss O’Hare noise Feb 5, 2015 12:39 PM
    Members of the Suburban O’Hare Commission met recently with representatives of five other towns to discuss the issue of airport noise. The commission, composed of 11 governmental entities in Northwest suburban Cook County and northern DuPage County, is expected to hire a panel of experts this month to provide advice on ways to make the skies less noisy.

     
  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

     
  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

     
  • Redhawks Registration is Now Open Feb 5, 2015 7:21 AM
    - Open to residents of ALL Northwest suburbs - Practice starts August 1st - All coaches are ASEP certified - All kids welcome - NO tryouts, NO cuts! - Feeder program for all District 211 High schools - Mandatory play time - Little Scholars Program rewards for academic success - Payment plans available - Free camps on Sundays in June and July - Games on Saturdays and Sundays

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

     
  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

     
  • Bensenville Approves New Comprehensive Plan Feb 3, 2015 5:00 PM
    After months of dialogue with Stakeholders, the Village of Bensenville Board of Trustees approved a new comprehensive plan to guide growth and development within the community. The previous comprehensive plan was approved in 1980 and was dated in terms of the planning area and changing regional transportation infrastructure. Typically a comprehensive plan is written to provide guidance for a community to work towards its vision over the next 10 to 20 years. The Village capitalized on an opportunity offered by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), when it was awarded a Local Technical Assistance grant. CMAP and Village staff worked together on a collaborative planning process to refine the future land use vision in Bensenville. “I would like to thank CMAP for awarding Bensenville their Local Technical Assistance grant.” said Village President Frank Soto “This plan creates the framework to guide the Village in redevelopment decision-making. It is also a valuable economic development tool that will communicate our vision for re-investment by the development community.” The Bensenville Comprehensive Plan process benefited significantly from recent planning grants, including the 2011 RTA Transit Improvement Plan and Station Area/Corridor Study and the 2013 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy funded by the FAA to ensure the Village leverages benefit from the expanding O’Hare International Airport. The Comprehensive Plan will help strategically implement the recommendations of these independent planning studies. Topic areas addressed in the comprehensive plan include land use, transportation, infrastructure, parks and open space, housing, retail/commercial development, and community image and identity. The planning process included three phases, with public input being a key component of each phase. The first phase involved a thorough analysis of the existing conditions within the community using information gathered through one-on-one stakeholder interviews, steering committee meetings, focus group workshops, public meetings, review of previous studies, and available data. Phase two focused on creating a vision for the future of Bensenville by identifying goals and objectives based on findings from the Phase 1 analysis and a public visioning workshop. The final phase combined efforts from previous phases to create the comprehensive plan document containing policies, programs, and action steps to be undertaken in order to achieve the community’s future vision for the Village of Bensenville. “This planning process will position our community to be ready for new private sector investment. Our preparation and exceptional location will differentiate the Village of Bensenville as new redevelopment opportunities gain traction in an improving economy,” stated President Soto. The plan can viewed on the Village website at www.bensenville.il.us

     
  • American Litho Hockey Dads Coach & Cheer Next Generation Feb 2, 2015 4:41 PM
    Walk into a conference room at American Litho in Carol Stream, Illinois and you’re just as likely to hear a breakdown of last night’s Hawks game as a discussion of what’s on the presses today. Several of the company’s executives and sales staff played competitive hockey in their younger days and now spend hours at local rinks coaching and cheering on the next generation. ALitho President Mike Fontana, who played for Addison Trail High School and his college team, now coaches his son, Michael, who plays for the Chicago Blues U-18 youth squad. The Blues recently blew away the rival St. Charles Cyclones at the Fox Valley Invitational Tournament, Fontana reports. Fontana’s colleague and company co-founder Chris Joyaux laced on his first pair of skates at age 5. A youth hockey standout, Joyaux skated for Lake Park High School in Roselle. He now coaches the U-12 Chicago Bruins – that is, when he and his wife, Juanita, aren’t watching their three sons play in college and USHL games. Christopher Joyaux, the oldest, skates for the RedHawks of Miami University (Ohio). His brother, Matt, is currently with the USHL Omaha Lancers and has just committed to play as a junior for Colorado College next year. The youngest, Michael, a student at Lake Park High School, plays for the USHL Chicago Steel. Two years ago, Matt joined the British Columbia Hockey League team in Powell River, B.C. The Powell River Kings are sponsored by Catalyst Paper, a local business. When Chris and Juanita visited Powell River, they fell in love with the area. Chris toured the Catalyst mill and discovered that the company made quality paper stocks ALitho customers might favor for their commercial printing projects. Since then, ALitho has purchased more than $400,000 in stock from Catalyst. Another ALitho hockey dad is Sam Dentino of Bloomingdale, whose sons have both skated in youth leagues. “It feels like I’ve spent most of my life at the rink,” Dentino says with a laugh. He began skating at age 5 in Burr Ridge, going on to play in youth rat and men’s hockey leagues from his teens into his 30s. His youngest son, Joey, 14, attends Westfield Middle School and plays goalie for the Chicago Bruins youth team. “Joey works hard and I’m really proud of him because as you move up, it takes more and more energy to balance school and athletics. But he’s proving he can handle it all and play like a champion.” Joey’s older brother, Sammy, who played until age 14, attends Lake Park High School. “He is totally focused on his academics now, with the goal of attending a top-ranked university,” says Dentino. ALitho’s love of hockey will play into the company’s community outreach campaign for 2015, says Mike Fontana. “We recently announced our goal to raise at least $20,000 for the American Cancer Society this year,” he says, “and one of our ideas is to host a skating party right at the start of the youth hockey season in August. We hope to invite other businesses from the St. Charles, Bloomingdale and Carol Stream area to join us.” American Litho (www.alitho.com) is one of the area’s fastest-growing employers, with a staff of over 300 at its Carol Stream, Illinois plant and a sales-service team supporting customers in the Detroit area. The company provides a full range of commercial printing, direct marketing, warehousing, postal logistics, data management and digital marketing services for major brands across the U.S.

     
  • Carol Stream’s American Litho Launches Year-Long Campaign to Fight Cancer Feb 2, 2015 4:37 PM
    American Litho, one of the region’s fastest-growing commercial printing and direct marketing firms, has announced its goal to raise $20,000 for the cancer fight in 2015. Proceeds of the year-long campaign will benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS), says campaign leader Frank Arostegui, himself a cancer survivor and member of the ACS Regional Leadership Board for the DuPage (Illinois) County area. “ACS is a leader in funding research, patient support and education aimed at ending all forms of cancer,” says Arostegui. “We’re proud to be their partner in the fight to save lives.” With more than 300 staff members in Carol Stream, Illinois and a sales and customer service team in Detroit, ALitho will tap the full power of its workforce to raise funds at Relay For Life of Carol Stream on Saturday, June 27. The event takes place at Ross Ferraro Town Center, at the corner of Gary Avenue & Lies Road. Joe Bulgarelli, a member of ALitho’s sales team and resident of St. Charles, Illinois, has volunteered to serve as co-captain of the Relay team. “We can’t wait to get started and we know there will be plenty of support from employees, friends and the community,” Bulgarelli says. But raising funds is just the start, says ALitho President Mike Fontana. “We’re going to make sure employees and their families know how to reduce their own risks for developing cancer,” he adds. “We’re hoping to share some of the tools we create with other businesses in the Carol Stream, St. Charles and Bloomingdale area.” “All of us have been affected by cancer in some way – whether we’ve faced a diagnosis ourselves or watched a loved one struggle with it,” Fontana points out. “We need to support wellness education and programs that provide real help for cancer patients.” Fontana said the company is proud to support ACS programs such as Road to Recovery, which provides free rides to cancer treatment for patients who can’t get there on their own, and the 24/7 hotline (800-227-2345) for cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends. To help employees learn more about cancer prevention, ALitho will host a series of wellness events, including an April lunch-and-learn focused on simple steps to reduce risks. A cookbook featuring healthy recipes will be published this summer, followed by an ice skating event organized by ALitho employees who play and coach hockey. The company also plans to field a team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a morning walk that will take place Sunday, October 18 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. “We’re planning a series of ‘wear-your-jeans-to-work’ days and a special pink-out event to get people involved in Strides,” says Arostegui. “Throughout the fall we’ll share information about nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation and other ways that women and men can stay healthy for life.” Arostegui is a frequent contributor to ALitho’s company blog, where he recently shared the story of his cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. He will serve as a leadership host of the ACS Black & White Ball on Saturday, February 28. More information about ACS programs, services, and fundraising events is available at www.cancer.org or by calling 800-227-2345 anytime, day or night. American Litho (www.alitho.com) is a leading provider of commercial printing, direct mail and packaging solutions for top brands across the U.S. The company provides a full range of web, sheet-fed, wide-format and digital printing services from its plant in Carol Stream, Illinois, along with data analytics, postal logistics, warehousing and multichannel programs for integrated marketing needs.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Hanover Park police form coalition to apply for National Safety Council award Jan 30, 2015 10:14 AM
    A coalition led by Hanover Park police is trying to become the fourth Illinois town with a “safe community” distinction from a nonprofit group with close ties to the World Health Organization. They have an ambitious agenda, one that will require village leaders to get on board and months of study. “We’re looking for long-term partnerships here,” Deputy Police Chief Andy Johnson said during the coalition’s kickoff meeting.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • ArtReach Educational Theatre stages ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Feb. 6, 7 Jan 29, 2015 12:27 PM
    ArtReach Educational Theatre is staging “Charlotte’s Web” as part of its Winter Theatre Workshop. Shows will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Bethel Luthern Church, 3839 W. Frontage Road, Palatine. Tickets can be bought through the box office, call (630) 808-5852 or visit artreachspotlite.com.

     
  • County fairs contribute to local economies Feb 2, 2015 1:41 PM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Sedgebrook jump-starts its residents’ fitness goals for 2015 Feb 2, 2015 1:35 PM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Itasca teen sets sights on becoming top-tier NASCAR driver Jan 20, 2015 10:15 AM
    Camden Murphy of Itasca, a 2014 high school graduate, is an alum of the automotive technology program at Technology Center of DuPage, but he would rather race cars than fix them. Murphy got a start on his dream of becoming a top-tiered NASCAR driver by making his NASCAR debut at the Camping Truck World Series Kroger in October.

     
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