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  • Music notes: Drive-By Trucker Hood plays solo show at SPACE Dec 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Patterson Hood, a stellar singer-songwriter who helps lead the Drive-By Truckers, will perform a solo show Friday at SPACE in Evanston. Born of Osiris, a metal band that formed in the suburbs, will play a show Saturday at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.

     
  • ‘Real Downton Abbey’ DAR tea successful fundraiser Dec 19, 2014 2:14 PM
    The annual English High Tea and Drama hosted by the Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was the most successful fundraiser in its five-year history.

     
  • Palatine library to begin Winter Reading Program Dec 19, 2014 1:58 PM
    The Palatine Library Winter Reading Program, “Snow is Falling, Books are Calling,” begans Monday, Dec. 22, and will run through Saturday, Jan. 31.

     
  • Accept that global warming will affect you Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Why deny global warming? People distrust politicians and media. Some can’t accept the possible impact on them, so they go into denial. People see climate as what is happening to them where they are at any one time.

     
  • Former teacher pleads guilty to obscenity Dec 19, 2014 4:40 PM
    A 30-year-old Palatine man who had worked as a physical education teacher at Wheeling High School, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obscenity charge this month, court records show. in exchange for his guilty plea, Brian Rossetti was sentenced to 18 months supervision and ordered to pay $334 in fines.

     
  • Lake County Center for Independent Living to celebrate 25 years Dec 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990.

     
  • Separation of church, state a value to keep Dec 18, 2014 1:50 PM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: The religious right’s continuous efforts to inject their brand of religion into our schools, government and way of life is both disturbing and dangerous. It has created a backlash causing the pendulum to swing from a comfortable “reasonably acceptable” to an annoying “politically ridiculous.”

     
  • Rotary Club of Palatine allocation applications available Dec 17, 2014 1:38 PM
    The Rotary Club of Palatine is currently accepting applications from organizations for possible donations from the club.

     
  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

     
  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

     
  • Legion to hold Santa Breakfast Dec. 20 in Palatine Dec 16, 2014 2:43 PM
    The Sons of the American Legion are holding a special holiday pancake breakfast with Santa, which is open to the public from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the American Legion Hall 122 West Palatine Road in Palatine to raise funds for Legion Family Charities.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 16, 2014 6:12 PM
    Police reported three more burglaries in north Arlington Heights after a string of them in late November, when more than $5,000 of electronics was taken from five homes in the 4100 and 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue, 4200 block of Mallard Lane and 4000 block of Newport Lane.

     
  • 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

     
  • Palatine rejects 2nd medical marijuana dispensary Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Palatine village council rejected a proposal Monday night that would have converted the old Peko Tile building at 310 W. Colfax Road into a medical marijuana dispensary, citing the facility’s limited parking spaces, proximity to residents and potential to harm property values. The proposal, brought forward by a company called Nature’s Care, is the second medical marijuana dispensary to be rejected by the council.

     
  • Police seek help in ID of Palatine area armed robber Dec 16, 2014 4:53 PM
    Cook County Sheriff’s police have released a photo of a suspect as they seek to identify the man who robbed a gas station in unincorporated Palatine about 2 a.m. Monday.

     
  • Oak Brook-based IMRF Receives Excellence Award Dec 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award for “Progress toward Excellence” for demonstrating effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Criteria. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn. “Congratulations to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “IMRF is taking the lead in its industry to address organizational performance and process/resource alignment with the outcome for better efficiencies, focus and overall results.” Recipients of the ILPEx Silver Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) was created by the Illinois General Assembly. Since 1941, IMRF has partnered with local units of government to provide retirement, disability and death benefits for public employees. With a funded status of 96.7 percent and $33 billion in assets, IMRF is well-funded and sustainable. Today, IMRF has about 400,000 members and retirees, and serves nearly 3,000 different units of government, including towns and villages, libraries and park districts, and counties and school districts (non-teaching personnel). The average member who retired in 2013 had 22 years of service and received an annual benefit of about $16,500. “For any organization committed to excellence by improving the products or services it provides its customers, clients or members, the task of identifying and implementing the best approach can appear daunting. There are innumerable books and videos on the best management practices. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has found the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as implemented by ILPEx to be the most successful and comprehensive approach for developing the culture and infrastructure necessary for meeting our customer service goals. Our members deserve the best and ILPEx is helping us to meet that challenge. IMRF is honored to be recognized for its progress toward excellence as it receives a Silver Award. This recognition and the feedback report support and reinvigorate our efforts to become a world class organization,” said Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. About Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501 (c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 630-637-1595. For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

     
  • WIBAF Enjoys Holiday Luncheon and Meeting Dec 16, 2014 9:11 AM
    WIBAF Enjoys Holiday Luncheon and Meeting

     
  • Looking for a Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve? Dec 16, 2014 9:37 AM
    Finding a family-friendly and safe New Year’s Eve option can be quite a trick for Moms and Dads... The Lake Zurich Holiday Inn Express and Suites is providing an option for area families. Join others for an overnight stay, where you can enjoy a pool party, pizza and soda, a visit from Elsa and Olaf from Frozen and a complimentary breakfast the next morning! Simply call 847-726-7500 or email LakeZurichSales@mphhotels.com for rate information. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lake Zurich is located at 197 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.

     
  • All invited to Blue Christmas at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Palatine Dec 15, 2014 3:47 PM
    Blue Christmas: it’s all about experiencing the reassuring touch of Jesus when no one else seems to understand.

     
  • Rowers raise awareness, funds for American Brain Tumor Association Dec 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    It seemed only fitting that three Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights athletes who contributed in excess of 30,000 meters each were part of the group rowing just after sunrise Nov. 22, when the odometer rolled past 1 million meters during The Million Meter Marathon to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

     
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