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  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Model railroad club invites kids to operate trains Nov 17, 2014 2:04 PM
    Watching trains run around a large model railroad layout is fun, but what’s even more fun is having a chance to operate the trains yourself. At the 65th annual Valley Model Railroad Club’s open house and food drive, kids — and adults — will have this opportunity.

  • Former Bartlett mayor, Hanover Twp. supervisor recognized with plaque Nov 14, 2014 7:48 PM
    Bartlett leaders are recognizing former Mayor Bill Tiknis with a plaque installed at Bartlett Park Saturday. It's an opportunity to reflect on how Tiknis left his mark on the village, organizers say. "People could count on Bill," said Ray Deyne, a village plan commissioner. "If Bill said he was going to do something, he'd follow through on it."

  • New Elgin U-46 leaders, Hanover Township host Nov. 18 reception Nov 13, 2014 5:39 PM
    Hanover Township residents can meet with new leaders in Elgin Area School District U-46 during a reception in Bartlett Nov. 18. Officials also will recognize three principals in the district.

  • FISH Food Pantry hopes for turkey donations Nov 12, 2014 2:50 PM
    This Thanksgiving, don’t expect to receive a frozen turkey from volunteers at the Carpentersville-based FISH Food Pantry. For the second year, the holiday’s centerpiece will not be given to needy families, said Mary Graziano, FISH president.

  • Man sentenced to 26 years for Mount Prospect slaying Nov 12, 2014 6:43 PM
    Edwing Paniagua, 19, convicted in August of the 2010 stabbing death of Jean Wattecamps in his Mount Prospect apartment, was sentenced to 26 years in prison Wednesday.

  • ComEd Grand Prairie approval to shutter Burlington business Nov 12, 2014 8:51 AM
    The approval of ComEd's Grand Prairie Gateway will put at least one area establishment out of business, a condition the owner hopes is temporary. “I'm so angry about the injustice,” Deborah Hirschberg said. “We went through all this garbage and the ruling completely disregarded that judge's recommendation. The ICC did not do what it was called to do, which is protect its citizens.”

  • New gated subdivision proposed in Barrington Nov 11, 2014 5:51 PM
    A national developer is moving forward with plans to build a 43-home gated subdivision on South Grove Avenue in Barrington, east of the former Barn of Barrington and west of the Park Barrington subdivision.

  • Letter from Robert Davis, the Philippines, shared by Bob Davis of Winfield Township Nov 10, 2014 12:11 PM
    Bob Davis of Winfield Township wasn’t quite 3 years old when he received this letter from his father, Robert Davis, who commanded the LSM 337 when it was involved in liberating the Philippines. He writes: My mother received the letter in San Diego and tucked it away and forgot about it, just happy that he came back from the war. I never knew about it until shortly after my father’s death in 1991 when my mother found it while going through all their documents. She had it mounted and framed and gave it to me as a Christmas present. Probably the finest gift I have ever received!

  • Schaumburg Offers Free Memory Screenings on November 18 Nov 7, 2014 8:55 AM
    Schaumburg Offers Free Memory Screenings on November 18

  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 6, 2014 4:17 PM
    Michael F. Gruesen, 23, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater after authorities were called to the 1300 block of Simms Street near Aurora at 5 a.m. Sunday for a parked sport utility vehicle with a driver sleeping inside, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Top Elgin headlines 50, 75 and 100 years ago Nov 6, 2014 6:24 PM
    Jerry Turnquist looks at the history of Elgin -- through newspaper headlines from 50, 75 and 100 years ago.

  • Voter-backed tax hike will end deficit spending for Palatine Rural Fire District Nov 5, 2014 7:08 PM
    The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District will have about $180,000 in additional funds to operate late next year thanks to voters who backed a 0.05 percent tax hike referendum Tuesday, Chief Hank Clemmensen said Wednesday. Clemmensen said the district needs the money to avoid having to cut staff and training. “For the past several years we have been running a deficit."

  • No to ambulance tax may mean cuts in Antioch area Nov 5, 2014 5:24 PM
    The decision by voters in Antioch and Antioch Towsnhip to deny establishing a property tax levy for ambulance service has village and fire officials scrambling to determine what happens next. "Antioch has become a cultural anomaly to have a core service that was not funded in any way by tax money," Village Administrator James Keim said. "People are astoujdnded by that fact."

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