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  • Mundelein church takes Ash Wednesday to the streets Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    On Ash Wednesday, February 18, Ivanhoe Congregational Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Not Too Late-Register for NAMI Family to Family Class Feb 3, 2015 7:11 AM
    Not Too Late-Register for NAMI Family to Family Class

     
  • Lake in the Hills Historical Society taking donations for April 24-26 fundraiser Feb 2, 2015 10:59 PM
    The Lake In The Hills Historical Society is seeking donations that will be sold on April 24-26. The proceeds will go towards the restoration of the Ford School, which is a one-room school house built in 1886. The fundraiser will be held at the school house so that the historical society may bring attention to the project.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Join Green Drinks Feb. 4 in Crystal Lake Jan 29, 2015 8:38 PM
    In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday! The public is invited to McHenry County Green Drinks on Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake. Michelle Dare and Linda Haman will be presenting a quiz show, titled “Eco Stars,” complete with prizes, discussing general recycling facts and hopefully dispelling a myth or two.

     
  • 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).

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together. Families, couples, and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • Motorist finds rifle of Lake County Sheriff's sergeant in street Jan 28, 2015 6:00 AM
    The actions of a Lake County Sheriff's police sergeant are under administrative review after a rifle placed on the trunk of the sergeant's car fell off while driving and later was found on a Volo residential street by a motorist.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Victory Rock Fellowship to broadcast on Marengo’s newest radio station, 94.3 FM Jan 23, 2015 10:13 PM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will broadcast worship services on Marengo’s newest radio station, Marengo Community Radio, 94.3 FM beginning in January 2015. The broadcast times will be 11:30 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Both of these time slots are meant to appeal to those who are not able to attend a service but still have a desire to worship remotely.

     
  • Two charged in Barrington church break-in Jan 21, 2015 6:53 PM
    Two men who police say attempted to break into a safe at a Barrington church Sunday have been charged with felony burglary to a place of worship. Barrington police officers responded to a call of a burglary about 4:20 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne Catholic Church, police said in a news release.

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

     
  • Lindo Theatre presents classic Cold War thriller “Fail Safe” Jan 20, 2015 6:03 PM
    The Cold War Film Series continues at the Lindo Theatre with the thriller “Fail Safe” (G-112 min) on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 1 and 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and tickets are on sale at the Lindo Theatre box office, located at 115 S. Chicago Ave. in downtown Freeport, or online at www.classiccinemas.com. A brief introduction before each movie and a discussion will follow the film presentation, led by Dr. Ed Finch and Alan Wenzel. The film takes place during the Cold War; U.S. bomber jets are equipped with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when and if to attack. When an attack order is inadvertently administered due to a system malfunction, the president played by renowned actor Henry Fonda must scramble to fix the mistake before the bombs are dropped on Moscow. He manages to stop almost all the bombers headed for Moscow, except for one determined pilot who manages to complete his mission, with deadly consequences. The film also stars Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman and Don DeLuise. The Cold War Film Series, which is co-sponsored by Highland Community College and the Stephenson County Museum, continues with “Dr. Strangelove” on March 4, “October Sky” on April 1, and concludes April 29 with a bonus movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.” Admission to the “Russians Are Coming …” film is $5 per person or complimentary to those who purchased tickets for the entire film series.

     
  • Essay contest winner to be named at Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Jan 16, 2015 3:28 PM
    FaithBridge is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s MLK Essay Contest is from Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake District 47. This year’s topic: “How do you bring about peace in the midst of challenge and controversy?” Based on this quote: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre auditorium to be dedicated in honor of Harold Ramis Jan 15, 2015 6:17 PM
    An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of writer/director Harold Ramis at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, immediately prior to the showing of “Groundhog Day.” The 1993 film, which was directed by Ramis, will be shown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1.

     
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