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  • Battle lines drawn in Campton Hills election challenge Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Campton Hills electoral board set rules and procedures Tueday night for a challenge to the nominating petitions of Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three people running for trustee. Village President Patsy Smith challenged the petitions. The board will met Friday to set a date to hear testimony and consider evidence and legal arguments. The earliest that can happen is after Dec. 19, when attorneys are done submitting legal papers.

     
  • Editorial: The need for openness on housing projects Dec 9, 2014 8:11 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the Lake County Housing Authority and PADS Lake County should have informed local officials about plans to operate a rental housing program in Ela Township for chronically homeless people with mental illnesses.

     
  • Helander honored by local GOP Dec 8, 2014 6:47 PM
    Former Lake County Clerk Willard Helander has received a newly created award from the West Deerfield Township Republican Party.

     
  • Hanover Township, Kid Care holding flu shot clinics Dec 6, 2014 12:52 AM
    Hanover Township and Kid Care Medical will host clinics where kids can get flu shots and immunizations starting Thursday in the township’s Senior Center in Bartlett. “The best way to protect yourself and others around you from getting and spreading the flu is to get the influenza vaccine,” township Trustee Steve Caramelli said.

     
  • Antioch, fire district will again seek tax for ambulance service Dec 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Antioch village and fire officials again will ask voters to approve a tax to raise $1.5 million per year to fund ambulance service. The question failed last month and in response the department this week reduced staffing. "We only asked for what was necessary that's why the question is the same," said Fire Chief John Nixon.

     
  • Donate $20 to toy drive, receive Riverwalk photo Dec 4, 2014 8:01 AM
    In an effort to help with Batavia's toy drive, Mike Hoag, an amateur photographer, has offered a Riverwalk photo that is creating quite a stir on social media. For a $20 donation to the toy drive, he will send the donor a JPEG file of the Riverwalk photo for printing at home.

     
  • Barrington Township’s Dawson wins state honor Dec 3, 2014 6:29 PM
    Barrington Township Supervisor Gene Dawson has won the Township Supervisors of Illinois’ Robert L. “Bob” Turner Award. The award is given by the president of the Township Supervisors of Illinois to a supervisor who shows the same attitude and work effort of former Belvidere Township Supervisor Bob Turner.

     
  • Campton Hills administrator back on the job Dec 3, 2014 8:50 PM
    Campton Hills trustees voted Tuesday night to reinstate Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen, who was put on paid leave by President Patsy Smith before Thanksgiving. Johnsen's reinstatement is effective immediately. Trustees also voted to extend the contract of Police Chief Daniel Hoffman through May 2015, when the village president's term ends.

     
  • Creative gifts abound at Fine Line holiday sale Dec 2, 2014 3:58 PM
    The holiday season shines at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s show and sale, set for Dec. 5-13 in St. Charles. This annual juried event showcases members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.

     
  • Barrington Twp. pantry grateful for BASA food drive Dec 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: "The Barrington Area Soccer Association held a food drive on behalf of the Barrington Township Food Pantry on Nov. 15 and what an outstanding food drive it was!" writes Gene Dawson and Barb Janssen

     
  • New Maine Twp. emergency management director named Nov 28, 2014 5:46 PM
    Dagmar Rutzen has been promoted as director of the Maine Township Office of Emergency Management. Rutzen, formerly the chief deputy director of operations, has been the acting director since the death of longtime director Bob Cohen last month.

     
  • Fire damages Campton Hills house Nov 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    A fire extensively damaged a house on Crestwood Drive in Campton Hills Thursday morning.

     
  • Carriage rides added to Dickens in Dundee festival Dec 2, 2014 3:08 PM
    The Dickens in Dundee festival may look easy and fun to put together every year, but it takes an army of volunteers and a dozen groups to make sure things go as smoothly as weather permits. The parade, the living windows, the breakfasts, the carriage rides and the gingerbread house-making festivities need coordinators, time and space. The Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in East and West Dundee need preparation along with dozens of cookies that will be served.

     
  • Antioch food pantry seeks sponsors Nov 26, 2014 3:23 PM
    Open Arms Mission Food Pantry is seeking sponsors for children in need of Christmas gifts this season.

     
  • Elk Grove nonprofit CEO makes a difference in the community Nov 26, 2014 10:45 AM
    A college English major, Kenneth Young Center CEO Mitchell Bruski so loved literature that he went to work for a bookstore after graduation. But it was through conversations with other book-lovers about the stories contained in those pages that he learned about his true passion in life. “The things I liked about literature was that it dealt with the human condition. Rather than doing it secondhand, I thought maybe it’s better to do it firsthand."

     
  • Plan would bring homeless to facility near Lake Zurich Nov 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    PADS Lake County plans to move rental housing for chronically homeless people with mental illness from a North Chicago hospital campus to a residential neighborhood just outside Lake Zurich. Under the plan, the nonprofit homeless agency would lease the 14-unit Midlothian Manor building owned by the Lake County Housing Authority.

     
  • 5 years prison for former St. Charles man in mail-order pot scheme Nov 21, 2014 7:41 PM
    A former St. Charles man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to running a mail-order marijuana operation out of California. Nicolas Salemi, 24, of San Diego, also must pay $41,500 in fines and fees. His girlfriend, Mary Kwiatkowski, 32, also faces felony charges. Salemi's parents, Anthony and Gina Salemi, of St. Charles, are charged with money laundering after their arrests over the summer.

     
  • Rolling Meadows courthouse engineer a friend to all Nov 21, 2014 8:21 PM
    James Patrick Sheehan was a fixture around the Third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, who helped with everything from aiding visitors in finding their way inside the building, to managing the physical plant. Sheehan, chief engineer of the courthouse since its construction, a former Democratic committeeman in Palatine Township and a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, died Tuesday at age 73. “Jim was a pillar of the Palatine, Hoffman Estates and Rolling Meadows area, and throughout the Northwest suburban area,” said Cary Collins, a former Hoffman Estates trustee.

     
  • Hanover Township to host Dec. 1 seminar on property tax appeals Nov 20, 2014 4:26 PM
    Hanover Township will hold a seminar on Dec. 1 helping taxpayers interested in appealing their property tax bills. “We understand navigating through the appeals process can be frustrating so we encourage residents to attend the seminar or come to the township office for help,” township Assessor Thomas S. Smogolski said.

     
  • Griffin: Video gambling blamed for casino attendance drop Nov 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    The Suburban Tax Watchdog column looks at Wayne Township taxpayers who don't want to keep covering the cost of an extra sheriff's patrol, Illinois gambling revenue that is up but leaves future revenue stability in question, and who pays for judges' robes in DuPage County. Spoiler alert: Taxpayers still do.

     
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