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  • Lincolnshire man proposes at Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show Dec 17, 2014 12:29 PM
    Lincolnshire resident Vincent Baran pulled off a big surprise last week when he popped the question to his girlfriend, licen Keaskowski, at the drive through holiday light show in Vernon Hills. The pair grew up in the area and have attended the event for years.

  • Free choir concert: Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    Stevenson High School’s choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lincolnshire school’s performing arts center. Admission is free.

  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

  • Stevenson students caught in sexting investigation Dec 16, 2014 12:42 PM
    Several Stevenson High School students are under investigation for sexting lewd selfie images, school and police officials said Tuesday. Stevenson High School District 125 spokesman Jim Conrey said administrators became aware this week that juvenile students were texting lewd images of themselves.

  • New HVAC Installer Technician Certificate to be offered at CLC Dec 15, 2014 3:54 PM
    A new 18-credit, flexible Fast Track-HVAC Installation Technician Certificate is being launched by the College of Lake County’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in January 2015 (pending approval by the Illinois Community College Board).

  • American English, U.S. Army Field Band and Mark Nizer and added to CLC’s spring lineup Dec 16, 2014 2:28 PM
    Three new events have been added to the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts Professional Touring Series at the College of Lake County for Spring Semester 2015.

  • Lincolnshire looking for volunteers Dec 14, 2014 4:27 PM
    Lincolnshire is seeking volunteers to help plan the 2015 4th of July community celebration.

  • Stevenson improv troupe to perform Tuesday, Dec. 16 Dec 12, 2014 12:48 PM
    Stevenson High School’s improv troupe, the Failed Presidential Candidates, is named on behalf of the school’s namesake, Adlai E. Stevenson II — who failed not once, but twice — to become president of the United States.

  • Fine-tune your swing at Royal Melbourne Golf Academy Dec 10, 2014 6:49 PM
    Opened in 2013, the Royal Melbourne Golf Academy has given the opportunity for golfers to improve their swing, even in winter.

  • The Season of Giving? Dec 15, 2014 3:45 PM
    Just like the holidays, it’s never too early to begin planning for the 2014 income tax filing season. The following are several tax savings strategies aimed at helping taxpayers minimize their income tax bills. As always, please remember to speak with a qualified tax professional about your specific tax situation. Defer your income The basic idea is to shift income out of this year and into next year, thereby allowing you to postpone paying tax on the income for the time being. Here are several common examples of the application of this strategy: • Ask your boss to hold off on paying your bonus until January 2015. • Put more money into your tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan before year end. • Make tax-deductible contributions to your IRA for the 2014 tax year by April 15, 2015. • Hold off on selling certain “appreciated” assets that will generate a capital gain until after the new year. • If you’re self-employed, delay sending customer invoices for year-end projects until after the new year. Accelerate tax deductible home expenses Owning your home provides two key tax deductions which you can use by year-end to reduce your current year’s tax bill. Make your January mortgage payment by Dec. 31 and deduct the mortgage interest on the extra payment on your 2014 tax return. The same is true for early property tax payments. Be sure to consider the impact, if any, of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) on the accelerated property tax payment strategy as property taxes are not deductible under the AMT rules. Use a “bunching” strategy for certain types of deductible expenses Medical and dental expenses, to the extent they exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI) and miscellaneous expenses, to the extent they exceed two percent of AGI are deductible. The most common miscellaneous expenses are unreimbursed employee business expenses and investment management fees. To get over this deduction “hurdle,” consider combining eligible expenses. This strategy, known as bunching deductions, will push them into one tax year where you can make maximum tax use of them. Accelerate other deductible expenses into 2014 Unlike medical, dental and miscellaneous expenses, charitable donations are fully deductible without any AGI limitations. Consider making large charitable donations (either cash or non-cash) before year end to obtain the benefit of the deduction on this year’s return. Make sure that you maintain copies of all receipts for your charitable donations in the event of a tax audit. A donor advised fund is an excellent tool for coordinating your charitable giving program.

  • Trinity announces new scholarship initiative Dec 15, 2014 3:45 PM
    Deerfield, Ill. — Trinity College will host the inaugural Kenneth Kantzer Honor Scholarships Competition Feb. 6-7 to give invited students opportunities to receive one cost-of-attendance award, two full-tuition scholarships and a limited number of $20,000 and $15,000 awards. The invited students will have met specific scholarship requirements, received acceptance to Trinity for fall 2015 and gained acceptance to the honors program. They also must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly referred to as a FAFSA form) by Feb. 1. Invitations to the competition will go out in January and must be accepted no later than Feb. 1. The decisions of the judges will be released no later than Feb. 15. The competition is named in honor of Kenneth Kantzer, who was a professor of biblical and systematic theology and academic dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from 1960-1978. Kantzer earned a doctorate at Harvard and provided leadership that enhanced Trinity’s academic reputation. “Trinity College has through the years attracted outstanding students from all across the country,” President David S. Dockery said. “As a part of our institutional commitment to the themes of heritage and hope, we want to ensure that the heritage of attracting top notch students continues, while also providing a sense of hopefulness for these and other students to consider preparing for the future under the guidance of the capable teaching faculty at Trinity. The new academic scholarship initiative is certainly a major step forward in this regard.” After several social events on Feb. 6, the competition on Feb. 7 will include time for personal interviews, group discussion and community building. An option to participate on Skype will be offered to students who cannot visit the campus. Tours of campus can be arranged for interested visitors. For information about participating in the competition, contact Jordan Bryant at 847-317-7076.

  • New Lincolnshire utility bills: Dec 9, 2014 5:02 PM
    Effective Jan. 1, Lincolnshire residents and businesses will no longer receive the post card-style utility bill currently used, village officials said.

  • Stevenson varsity poms team dance has inspirational message Dec 10, 2014 9:53 PM
    The Stevenson varsity poms competition season starts this winter. It will end, if they qualify for the state competition, on Jan. 30, 2015.

  • Lincolnshire could handle some tickets with administrative hearings Dec 9, 2014 3:01 PM
    Lincolnshire officials are considering hiring an administrative hearing officer to handle parking tickets and other village ordinance violations.

  • Northwestern Mutual Honors Spengel with Forum Membership Dec 15, 2014 3:23 PM
    Northwestern Mutual is honoring Skokie financial representative Keith P. Spengel, CLU®, CLTC, CFP® with membership in its 2014 Forum Group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security.

  • NOAH’S Event Venue opens two new wedding, event venues in Chicago Dec 15, 2014 3:13 PM
    Two new NOAH’S Event Venues will open their doors in the Chicago area in March. The two new venues are under construction in Naperville and Lincolnshire and will be Chicago’s newest locations for weddings, meetings and social events. Noah Corporation is a national company with event venues across the country.

  • Resident survey planned in Lincolnshire Dec 10, 2014 3:34 PM
    Lincolnshire residents soon could have an opportunity to tell village leaders what they think about the local police services, communication efforts, parks and other aspects of life in town.

  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

  • SHS band’s free holiday concert Dec 8, 2014 6:47 PM
    Stevenson High School will host a holiday band concert Tuesday. The show is set for 7 p.m. in the performing arts center at the Lincolnshire school, which is on Route 22 west of Milwaukee Avenue. Admission is free.

  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

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