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  • Kris Howard Jensen

    Hidden Gems in Our CommunityApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hidden Gems in Our Community is a program, sponsored by Illinois State Representative Michelle Mussman, as a women’s issues advisory committee meeting. “It was developed based on the idea that there are many women living within the area, who have inspiring and unexpected stories to share,” said Magdaleno.

  • The Hawks performed admirably at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships. Jim Cummins

    Hawks Perform Admirably at Chicagoland Outdoor ChampionshipsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Facing tough wind conditions and several four-year universities, the Harper College men's track and field team performed admirably at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships hosted by Lewis University. Two athletes met national-qualifying standards, and several others set PR's.

  • Hurwitz (right) qualified for nationals in both the 100 and 200. Jim Cummins

    Harper Women Overcome Difficult ConditionsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite a very breezy day, the Harper women's track and field team posted outstanding results at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships hosted by Lewis University. In total, two Hawks qualified for nationals in their events and five set PR's.

  • Boston: Fear, then relief, after finding group memberApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: I sat in the noisy family reunite area, about a block from the finish line, waiting for the other Palatine runners. I heard the first explosion, naively wondering if a transformer blew up. The second explosion occurred seconds later, and this usually noisy area was eerily silent.

  • Susan Strunk

    Palatine library director retiring in AugustApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The director of the Palatine Public Library District is retiring later this year, the library announced Tuesday. Susan Strunk, who has been at the library since July 2007, will retire in August, ending a 26-year career in libraries.

  • Palatine council OKs plans for four businessesApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Four businesses — a limousine service, a day spa, an optometry office and a dog groomer — had their petitions to establish themselves in Palatine or move to a new location within the village approved by the village council this week.

  • Author of a new book about mob murders, Harper College professor Wayne A. Johnson points to his grandfather Albert “Abby” Kelfstrom, who happened to be a witness in the background of this photograph taken in 1930 after a mob hit on Alfred “Jake” Lingle.

    Harper prof squeezes century of local mob hits into bookApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    What is it about the Chicago mob that still fascinates us? Harper College professor Wayne Johnson shares his thoughts in his new book detailing more than 1,400 mob hits since the 1920s. “You know what makes it so insidious? Their ability to get into places that affect every aspect of our lives,” says Johnson, who notes cases where politicians, judges and police officers cooperated with mobsters.

  • Call for Distinguished Alumni nominationsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

  • The Chicago Skyliners Big Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

    Chicago Skyliners Big Band to play in PalatineApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Skyliners Big Band to perform at Cutting Hall on April 27.

  • Jim Cummins

    Becker Bringing it in Sophomore SeasonApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper sophomore Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) had a great freshman year, hitting .377 and earning All-Region honors. So far in the spring 2014 baseball season, Becker is on another planet with his production. The third baseman is fourth in the nation in batting average and is already cementing his legacy as an all-time great at Harper. Becker was recently named NJCAA Div. III Player of the Week and now can lay claim to the 17th Harper College Athlete of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Owner Bill Kaiser cuts the ribbon at Lee Donuts with Mayor Terry Weppler. From left, Bill’s wife Francine Kaiser, MainStreet Libertyville Executive Director Pam Hume and GLMV Executive Director Ray Mullen looking on.

    Business owner left behind Wall Street for Libertyville streetsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Bill Kaiser, who was a broker for 36 years, owning William S. Kaiser Corp. since 1978, which then morphed into Zap Futures Inc. when he introduced electronic trading in 1994. He had 24 brokers and 12 support staff and even did live 5-minute reports from the Mercantile Exchange daily for CNBC. Now, he owns two family-oriented businesses in Libertyville. What made him change?

  • Drop notices sent to residents by mistakeApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    An “Confirmation of Drop” letter that was recently sent from ComEd to residents of several Northwest suburban communities that participate in electric aggregation was a mistake. It is causing confusion among residents and forcing each community to clarify the future of the program.

  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

  • From left, Rey and Chrissie Mena, Sue Morris and Don Wolford, all of Barrington, enjoy the fourth annual WINGS Taste Takes Flight gala held April 3 in Hoffman Estates.

    WINGS’ Taste Takes Flight gala soars with successApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Guests sampled cheese puffs, tacos, ravioli and more at the fourth annual Taste Takes Flight, Thursday, April 3, at the Chicago Marriott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Blvd, Hoffman Estates. Tasting stations were set-up throughout the ballroom with amply time to sample and savor throughout the evening.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Harper to host etiquette dinnerApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Don’t underestimate the importance of knowing which fork to use for the salad course. How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts.

  • Get info on returning to collegeApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Though she earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in her native Bolivia, Cecilia Marchant knew landing a good job in the U.S. would likely require another higher education credential.

  • Free College and Career Expo for KidsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities will be available at this year’s College and Career Expo, put on by Harper College to inspire area students and their parents to prepare earlier for higher education.

  • Antonio Vargas of Palatine chants as he walks with parishioners in a Palm Sunday procession from St. Thomas Villanova in Palatine to Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights.

    Arlington Hts. church recreates the march into JerusalemApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights doubled for Jerusalem on Sunday, as the Rev. Claudio Diaz, Jr. recreated Jesus’ march into the city during a Palm Sunday procession from St. Thomas Villanova in Palatine to his home church of Mision San Juan Diego. Dressed in a robe of gold and red and riding atop a horse, Diaz was accompanied on his journey by a huge crowd of parishioners wearing period costumes as Jesus’ followers.

  • Another morning in the life of a retireeApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Outside, the weather seems to be in conflict as to the directions the early April winds want to travel. One day it’s warm, the next day it’s cold. I think we’ve had enough of the latter. It’s Tuesday, but the days of the week just seem to flow together. When you’re retired, it happens.

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