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  • 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.

     
  • John Sharpe walks Luther while Joanne Walker of Schaumburg, left, and Toni Higgins-Thrash of Arlington Heights encourage the pair. After an eight-week online class, students came to a Harper classroom in Prospect Heights Friday to work with the dogs directly.

    Humans’ turn to be trained, with comfort dogs’ helpApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students in a new Harper College course put their skills to the test Friday on some furry companions. A group of 20 worked with Addison-based Comfort Dogs on their way to becoming handlers to canines deployed to hospitals and natural diasters. "This is the payoff," Arlington Heights student Katie Wachlin said.

     
  • Can savings be found in insurance program?Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: We had our state income tax increased, supposedly to fund some part of the government and Blago’s child insurance program. Here comes the sunset — maybe, or maybe not. Or, now tax the rich. That is always popular.

     
  • Electronic recycling area at 2013 Spring Sweep event. Village of Arlington Heights

    Electronic Recycling, Document Shredding Event, April 26Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights' Special Events Commission hosts "Spring Sweep" at 1501 W. Shure Drive (campus of Nokia Siemens Networks) that includes the collection of many types of electronics, shredding of documents and collection of usable bicycles.

     
  • Ela Soccer Becomes the First Soccer Club in Illinois to Receive the 5-Star Competitive Club Award. Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    (April 10, 2014) LAKE ZURICH - Illinois Youth Soccer has awarded Ela Soccer Club with the 5-Star Competitive Club award. This designation complements the US Youth Soccer 5-Star Recreational Program award that Ela Soccer was awarded last year. Ela Soccer becomes the First soccer club in Illinois to receive the 5-Star Competitive Club designation and the only soccer club to have received both awards.

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

    Midwest Sports Academy 3 on 3 basketball tournament to help underprivileged kids and cancer patientApr 10, 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.

     
  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

     
  • IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

    Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

     
  • Hawks Slug Their Way to Sweep of McHenryApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Harper College softball team scored an incredible 44 runs in a doubleheader sweep of McHenry County College on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks took game one, 19-0, and won game two, 25-14.

     
  • The Hawks won four games over the weekend to run their winning streak to seven games. Jim Cummins

    Hawks Run Streak to Seven Games with Weekend WinsApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Harper College baseball team capped off a perfect 7-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Olive-Harvey College and Rock Valley over the weekend. The Hawks got four complete games from their starting pitchers and were led offensively by standout third baseman Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill./Palatine).

     
  • The Hawks had five athletes qualify for nationals in their respective events. Jim Cummins

    Five Hawks Qualify for Nationals at Wheaton InvitationalApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    In their third outdoor meet of 2014, the Harper College women's track and field team had five athletes qualify for nationals in their respective events.

     
  • Editorial: The rewards of persistence in a cold caseApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial praises law enforcement for not giving up on the case of Amber Creek or Palatine, brutally murdered 17 years ago. A Palatine man was charged Tuesday in the crime.

     
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