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  • Place a bid at auction: Oct 21, 2014 6:20 PM
    An online auction benefiting various Stevenson High School groups and clubs is underway.

  • Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 12 for special Haiti project Oct 21, 2014 6:21 PM
    Jamie Schumacher, a Batavia teacher, North Aurora resident and New Hope/Nueva Esperanza Lutheran Church member, continues to be involved in very special projects, including equine therapy, with orphans and special needs children in Haiti. She has made frequent trips to Haiti, raised funds to buy the land for a special facility, and continues to serve an underserved population still suffering from the effects of devastating hurricanes in Haiti.

  • Seafood sustainability: Oct 21, 2014 6:16 PM
    Reid Bogert, coordinator of Great Lakes and Sustainability at the Shedd Aquarium, talks about being done for seafood sustainability at the Lake County Audubon Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. It will be held at Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave.

  • Take precautions to prevent enterovirus infection Oct 20, 2014 5:45 AM
    Q. I’m very worried about the new enterovirus I’m hearing about. What can I do to protect my kids against it?

  • What’s All the Hoopla? Oct 20, 2014 7:36 AM
    The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library, and the Des Plaines Park District will host the annual Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, October 25. Spooky fun begins with a costume parade for kids, in and around Metropolitan Square and on Miner Street, and a day of safe trick or treating at participating businesses in Des Plaines, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 parade steps off at 10:00am from the center of Metropolitan Square, and is led by Jewels the Clown. Children participating in the parade and wearing a costume will receive a special trick-or-treat bag and a prize. From 11:00am until 4:00pm, the History Center will present its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a sugar skull-painting and decorating workshop. The workshop is recommended for children ages 5-12 with an adult; the cost for members is $2, non-members $3. No registration is required. Visitors can also view the History Center’s current display, Greetings from Des Plaines, an exhibit on travel to and from our city. New for 2014, the Des Plaines Optimist Club is sponsoring Pumpkin Drag Races outside the Kinder House. Bring your own pumpkin racer to compete or borrow one from our scrapyard. Pumpkin racing is scheduled from noon until 3:00pm. Join Des Plaines Park District staff and make a Spooky Halloween frame from 1:00-3:00pm at the Des Plaines Public Library. This will be followed by live family entertainment at 3:00pm from Magic Matt’s Spooky Fun Magic and Balloon Show. Space is limited, free tickets will be passed out beginning at 2:30pm. Friends of the Library sponsor this show. For more information about the event, contact any of the hosting agencies. Des Plaines Park District: www.DPParks.org /847-391-5700 Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce: www.dpchamber.org / 847-824-4200 Des Plaines Public Library: www.dppl.org / 847-827-5551 Des Plaines History Center: www.desplaineshistory.org / 847-391-5399

  • Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois Oct 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois

  • 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.

  • The healing process: How the body responds to scrapes and cuts Oct 20, 2014 2:27 PM
    “When you get a cut, how does the body heal? How does your skin heal?,” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee. 

  • Chicago names 4 hospitals readying for Ebola Oct 20, 2014 5:48 PM
    Four Chicago hospitals have agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for Ebola patients if the deadly virus emerges in the city. Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center would take adult and pediatric patients, Northwestern Memorial Hospital adult patients only and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital pediatric patients.

  • Noted author and cultural historian to speak at Batavia library Nov. 12 Oct 20, 2014 4:33 PM
    Nicholas A. Basbanes, noted Massachusetts author and cultural historian, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Batavia Public Library. His presentation, “Pondering Paper — 2,000 Years Young” will highlight how paper has influenced and revolutionized civilization since its invention during the Han Dynasty in China (206 BC-220 AD).

  • Images: Oscar de la Renta's fashions Oct 21, 2014 12:32 AM
    Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. His specialty was evening gowns, and celebrities from Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker to former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton wore his creations.

  • Family fun, wellness night: Oct 20, 2014 6:15 PM
    Free health screenings and family fun fitness activities are planned Friday, Nov. 7, for adults and children during the Family Fun and Wellness Night. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West.

  • Fashion guru Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 Oct 21, 2014 12:28 AM
    Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday, the New York Times reported. He was 82 years old.

  • What you might not know about heart health Oct 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the U.S., ending the lives of nearly two million people every year. Most people have some knowledge about maintaining heart health, but following are a some tips to help you stay well.

  • 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.

  • Your health: Dealing with fall allergies Oct 20, 2014 5:45 AM
    Are you fighting fall allergies? Here are some simple and practical allergy tips to help you. Plus, the American Medical Association says Illinois has made its first appearance on the group's annual list of 10 states with the least competitive commercial health insurance markets.

  • Strong or skinny: What do women want? Oct 20, 2014 5:45 AM
    Forget craving runway models’ stick-thin figures: Women now want Michelle Obama’s arms, Jillian Michaels’ abs and Lolo Jones’ legs. Today, says Nancy Burnham, a gym general manager, “having a strong body and a positive body image is cool.” But women’s health experts worry that the trend isn’t as positive as it seems because the focus is still on women’s appearance, not achievements. Equally discouraging, they say, is evidence that women are no more satisfied with their bodies today than in decades past.

  • Study: Some kids spend 2 hours a day as adult caregiver Oct 20, 2014 5:45 AM
    A new study found that kids who are called on to care for adult family members suffering from diseases or aging-related disabilities spend nearly two hours per weekday providing help, often at the expense of the child’s own school work and well-being. The young caregivers — 62 percent of whom were girls, compared with 38 percent who were boys — assisted adults in their households by helping them to get around, dressing them, feeding them, giving them medications or performing other tasks.

  • Streamwood facility plans activities to combat childhood obesity Oct 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Recognizes National Childhood Obesity Month with a variety of activities during September.

  • Family fun, wellness night in Highland Park Oct 19, 2014 4:34 PM
    Free health screenings and family fun fitness activities are planned Friday, Nov. 7, for adults and children during the Family Fun and Wellness Night. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West.

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