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  • Attend Upcoming Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless Students at D211 Oct 24, 2014 7:41 AM
    During the 2012/2013 school year, District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates estimates that 200 students were in fact, homeless. So far this this school year, 170 students are experiencing the same hardship. According to Cates, officials predict the number of homeless students attending one of the seven District 211 high schools - which include Palatine, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Conant, Schaumburg and two alternative high schools - will again exceed 200 by the end of the school year. Given that families often do not report homelessness due to shame or embarrassment, the actual number of homeless students is suspected to be even higher. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: To combat the issue that became evident several years ago, a group of realtors joined forces in 2011 to provide assistance to students who go without one of the most basic human needs: a consistent place they can call home. They group is named Realtors Against Homelessness (R.A.H.). R.A.H. chose to do something proactive to address the problem. The organization, which is an affiliate of the D211 Foundation (a 501(c)(3)), has held fundraisers for the past three years to provide a number of immediate supports to homeless students and their families. To date, more than $50,000 has been raised by R.A.H., and all proceeds from the events are donated to District 211. The money is then allocated to school social workers who work directly with the students. The 4th annual R.A.H. Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chandler’s Banquets, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. The event will include an appetizer buffet, desserts, cash bar, raffles, a silent and live auction, and entertainment. Tickets are $40 and all are encouraged to attend to support this very worthy cause. For more information, or to purchase your ticket online, visit or call Cindy Eich at 847-255-1000. The homeless classification comes from the federal government, and includes an array of living situations that all result in the same experience: these young people do not have a stable place to call home. Many times these students live in shelters, stay at a friend’s house, or even sleep in vehicles. About R.A.H. and its Founders: Realtors Against Homelessness (R.A.H.) was founded in August of 2011 by ten local realtors who work for a variety of area real estate offices. They joined together with a mission to provide support to the growing number of homeless students attending District 211 schools. By increasing awareness and fundraising efforts, R.A.H. has been able to positively impact the lives of homeless students. Homeless Designation from the Federal Government: According to federal laws, students are considered homeless if they lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, share housing with other persons due to housing loss resulting from economic hardship, or if they are unaccompanied youth, including students who are unable to live in their home and are forced to find alternate shelter. R.A.H. Founding members include: Gail Bergstrom Sandie Boxleitner Bobus Maureen Brand Cindy Eich Marty Eich Sue Gould Maria Radwan Greg Smith Stephanie Szigetvari Basel Tarabein

  • 2014 Winners of Chicago’s Finest Painted Ladies Competition named Oct 24, 2014 6:10 PM
    “Chicago’s Finest Painted Ladies & Her Court” competition, sponsored by the Chicago Paint & Coatings Association, is pleased to announce its 2014 winners. This popular project, now in its 28th year, concluded on Labor Day with seven beautifully painted homes.

  • Northwest Choral Society announces 2014-15 season Oct 30, 2014 6:48 PM
    The Northwest Choral Society, under the direction of artistic director Alan Wellman, announces the schedule and music selections for its three concert performances during the upcoming 2014-15 season.

  • Let’s give the new guy a try Oct 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: There’s no doubt to vote Quinn out.

  • Jaycees host Halloween Kid’s Fun Fest Oct 23, 2014 12:41 PM
    Jaycees host Halloween Kid’s Fun Fest

  • Schaumburg Park District keeps woodstove tradition alive Oct 23, 2014 12:54 PM
    Schaumburg Park District keeps woodstove tradition alive

  • Schaumburg Library Displays World War I Exhibit Oct 23, 2014 12:52 PM
    Schaumburg Library Displays World War I Exhibit

  • Learn unique ways to repurpose pumpkins at the Schaumburg Park District Oct 23, 2014 12:43 PM
    Learn unique ways to repurpose pumpkins at the Schaumburg Park District

  • New workshops at Harper College to aid prospective adult students Oct 23, 2014 12:47 PM
    New workshops at Harper College to aid prospective adult students

  • NCH & Linden Oaks Announce Behavioral Health Services Management Agreement Oct 23, 2014 12:45 PM
    NCH & Linden Oaks Announce Behavioral Health Services Management Agreement

  • Schaumburg convention center to start $11.6 million renovation Oct 23, 2014 5:23 AM
    Already in its ninth year of operation, the Schaumburg Renassaince Hotel and Convention Center is being prepared for a three-year, $11.6 million renovation. The Schaumburg village board is scheduled to vote next week on approval of the first $33,000 of a proposed $159,500 contract for PMC-Property Management Consultants of Cleveland to serve as project manager.

  • Learn how to write realistic crime novels Oct 23, 2014 4:31 PM
    Want to write a crime or mystery novel, but worried about getting your details right because you don’t work for a police department? The Schaumburg Township District Library may be able to help. The library is hosting a full day of free writing workshops presented by Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and Mystery Writers of America Midwest on Saturday, Nov. 8.

  • AARP Driver Safety Class @ Hoffman Estates Police Dept Nov 10 & Nov 11 2014 @9:00 am Oct 23, 2014 12:04 PM
    AARP Driver Safety Class @ Hoffman Estates Police Dept Nov 10 & Nov 11 2014 @9:00 am

  • Get fit in a new way at the Schaumburg Park District Oct 23, 2014 12:16 PM
    Get fit in a new way at the Schaumburg Park District

  • Arlington Heights based electronic design firm Silicon Engines launches new, updated website Oct 23, 2014 12:06 PM
    Celebrating their 25th anniversary of electronic design engineering, Silicon Engines has officially launched their new website. The new website is streamlined to separate Silicon Engines’ services division from their products division, allowing users to more easily access Silicon Engines’ services and capabilities information. A favorite of Silicon Engines’ website visitors, the News section will remain at and continue to offer current and original content about electrical engineering and trends in the electrical engineering industry. Jeana Salomone, Strategy Consultant at ITS Marketing NOW and brand developer for Silicon Engines, noted the old site was trying to do too much. “Silicon Engines has two offerings – their services and their data converter products. But folks coming to their website usually want one or the other, not both, so we needed to simplify the message. To do that, we spun off the data converters to their own shopping site at and positioned Silicon Engines as the go-to site for information about their company, allowing visitors to take a deeper dive into the electrical engineering design industry. And this site redesign makes it easier for Silicon Engines staff to easily update their content and keep the site fresh for their visitors.” ABOUT SILICON ENGINES Silicon Engines is a full-service electronic design engineering company offering comprehensive electronic design, prototyping, testing, technical marketing, and manufacturing services. Our principals and associates have been engaged professionally in the design and manufacture of custom products for commercial and industrial customers since 1975. Silicon Engines was incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1989. Visit for more information about Silicon Engines.

  • Celebrate Halloween with the Schaumburg Park District Oct 23, 2014 12:08 PM
    Celebrate Halloween with the Schaumburg Park District

  • Help Spring Valley prepare for winter Oct 23, 2014 12:19 PM
    Help Spring Valley prepare for winter

  • Winter program guides being delivered Oct 23, 2014 1:13 PM
    Winter program guides being delivered

  • Boomers sign manager Bennett to multiyear deal Oct 23, 2014 5:16 PM
    The Schaumburg Boomers and manager Jamie Bennett have agreed to terms on a multiyear extension, team officials announced Thursday. “It’s hard to convince me that Jamie is not the best manager in all of independent baseball,” Boomers president and general manager Andy Viano said of Bennett, who led his team to back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014.

  • Holiday cards to support the Leukemia Research Foundation Oct 22, 2014 6:32 PM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation announces its annual Holiday Card Sale. This year’s catalog includes cards for many occasions — and all can be customized. Cards for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year are available in many styles from general to business, religious, multicultural, progressive and more. The cards can be personalized and customers are able to customize verses. Cards range in style from a watercolor reproduction to traditional holiday scenes.

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