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  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Dec 19, 2014 1:04 PM
    Unless you’ve gone all Grinch on the holidays, you can still enjoy a number of seasonal shows this weekend designed to get you in the Christmas spirit. Options include an alternative take on “A Christmas Carol” in Naperville, a multimedia Christmas concert in Rosemont and a Irish-themed musical celebration in Grayslake.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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

     
  • 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/.

     
  • Rosemont renews janitorial, parking contracts with mayor’s brother Dec 15, 2014 6:41 PM
    Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens says the village is getting the best deal and good service from a company owned by his brother Mark, recently awarded contract renewals for cleaning the publicly-owned Allstate Arena and Rosemont Theatre. “He better (do a good job)," Stephens said, “because it’s a direct reflection on me.”

     
  • Iggy Azalea to play Allstate in May Dec 15, 2014 2:56 PM
    Hip hop star Iggy Azalea brings her Great Escape Tour with supporting acts Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Friday, May 1.

     
  • Trip to North Pole helps families leave health battles behind Dec 13, 2014 6:44 PM
    After challenging times in hospitals and at doctors' offices, children with life-threatening diseases and their families escaped to the North Pole Saturday. Operation North Pole is a volunteer effort that takes kids on a not-to-be-forgotten train ride followed by a special visit with Santa.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Four-story “Polar Peak” snow hill opens Friday in Rosemont entertainment district Dec 11, 2014 5:31 PM
    There may not be any real snow on the ground, but Rosemont’s four-story tubing hill is ready for its inaugural ride Friday night. Polar Peak is the latest addition to the host of winter activities at the village’s MB Financial Park entertainment district.

     
  • Rosemont buys office building, but may not own it for long Dec 10, 2014 5:35 PM
    The village of Rosemont is buying a 7-story office building, but it may not own it for long. The village board on Wednesday approved the purchase of the former headquarters of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons at 6300 N. River Road for $4,675,000.

     
  • Gene & Georgetti picks Rosemont for first expansion Dec 10, 2014 10:01 PM
    The oldest family-owned steakhouse in Chicago is opening a second location — the first time the owners have done so in 75 years — in Rosemont. “We want to bring everything people love about Gene & Georgetti in, while also giving that location its own spirit and feel, ” said Michelle Durpetti, a third-generation manager.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Investigation continues into Rosemont hotel gas leak during furry convention Dec 8, 2014 6:14 PM
    Police continue to investigate how chlorine was leaked inside a Rosemont hotel this weekend, leading to an evacuation of hundreds of guests and sending 19 people to hospitals. Authorities believe the leak was an intentional act, but so far they haven’t identified who they believe responsible.

     
  • Keep the family entertained this winter Dec 7, 2014 1:42 PM
    Looking to keep the kids busy during winter break? Trying to plan something fun to get you in the mood for the holidays? The area offers plenty of holiday events, including outdoor activities perfect for a sunny day and indoor fun for when you need a break from the cold.

     
  • Wolves fall 2-1 to Rampage Dec 7, 2014 8:16 PM
    In the Chicago Wolves’ first trip to Texas this season, the team was given a rude welcome by the San Antonio Rampage and former forward Mark Mancari as the visitors were edged 2-1 Sunday at the AT&T Center.

     
  • Hotel evacuated after chlorine leak during furry convention Dec 8, 2014 5:18 AM
    Rosemont police are investigating an apparently intentional leak of chlorine gas that forced the evacuation of a hotel hosting a “furry” convention early Sunday morning, sending 19 people to area hospitals for treatment. Authorities went to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., at 12:43 a.m. in response to several 911 calls from hotel guests reporting a noxious odor spreading across the hotel’s ninth floor.

     
  • St Stephen Culinaires present the annual Bake Sale Dec 5, 2014 7:11 AM
    St Stephen Culinaires present the annual Bake Sale

     
  • St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa Dec 5, 2014 7:13 AM
    St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa

     
  • St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa Dec 5, 2014 7:13 AM
    St Stephen Pancake Breakfast with Santa

     
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