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  • Excess funds one day; a tax hike the next? Dec 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Debbie Papreck of Wheeling says it seems outrageous that District 214 could have $45 million in excess funds on month and is asking for a 2.4 percent tax levy increase the next.

  • Arlington Heights man gets 45 years for killing dog walker Dec 9, 2014 1:04 AM
    A 20-year-old Arlington Heights man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison for killing Rafael Orozco, a Wheeling resident who was walking his dog when he was struck in the back by a bullet prosecutors say was meant for another man.

  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

  • Two juveniles charged in Wheeling home burglaries Dec 5, 2014 8:16 PM
    Two juveniles have been charged in a string of residential burglaries in Wheeling, police said. The suspects forced their way into homes on the village’s east side Nov. 22-23 and stole numerous items, according to a news release from the Wheeling Police Department.

  • Teenage gang members charged in Wheeling home burglaries Dec 5, 2014 1:26 PM
    Two Wheeling teenagers who police say belong to a street gang face felony charges in connection with a string of home burglaries on Wheeling’s east side. The suspects, ages 14 and 15, are accused of breaking into homes and stealing undisclosed items, police said Friday.

  • Palatine area chamber announces Key to Success Award winners Dec 15, 2014 9:40 AM
    The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce held its Key to Success Awards and Installation Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Cotillion Banquets in Palatine.

  • Wheeling athletic administrator honored nationally Dec 3, 2014 7:23 AM
    A Wheeling school administrator is one of 10 education officials recognized nationally for service to interscholastic athletics. Stephen May is assistant principal of student activities at Wheeling High School. He was awarded a 2014 distinguished service award Tuesday by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. May has served Cook County schools for nearly 30 years. He has been a coach, dean of students and at Wheeling since 2001. There he has maintained the Wheeling Athletic Hall of Fame and a student spirit group called “The Cat Pack.” May and nine other award winners will be honored Dec. 16 in National Harbor, Maryland during the 45th annual National Athletic Directors Conference banquet. Awards are based on service, accomplishments and contributions to athletics. State athletic directors associations make nominations.

  • Former Comcast employee pleads guilty to 2012 Wheeling home invasion Dec 3, 2014 7:01 PM
    Former Comcast employee Nicholas Puccio was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in a 2012 home invasion, court records show. Prosecutors say Puccio, 25, used his knowledge as a cable company employee to gain entrance to the home of a then 23-year-old woman who called about an outage.

  • Candy Cane Classic basketball tournament to be held this week at Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Prospect Heights Dec 4, 2014 7:26 AM
    Candy Cane Classic basketball tournament to be held this week at Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Prospect Heights

  • Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture Dec 3, 2014 7:40 AM
    Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture

  • Buffalo Grove Bills Lightweight team wins National Championship Dec 11, 2014 11:41 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Bills Lightweight Football Team won a National Championship at the National Youth Football Championship Tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

  • Recycle your old, broken holiday lights Dec 1, 2014 12:55 PM
    Recycle your old or broken holiday lights at no cost, thanks to the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and its member communities. All holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off at various locations around the Northwest suburbs.

  • Message of religion went off track Nov 30, 2014 5:01 AM
    A letter to the editor: The world seems full of strife and discord in our day. Religious conflict seems to be spreading as fast (or faster) than those deadly diseases we see popping up everywhere. How did religion become deadly?

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 28, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of November 24.

  • Lesson learned through watching horse’s journey Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: This holiday season I’m thankful for Samson, the last chance mustang, who taught me that after years of unspeakable horror, even the most hateful and maladjusted can start anew. Samson was a wild horse who, after his capture, spent years with owners who schooled him with pain and punishment.

  • Extend our thankfulness beyond this season Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: It can be easy to get caught up in the trappings of the holidays and overlook what is really important. Remember that life is a gift and we all should be thankful each day for it.

  • For 100 years, mother has stood strong Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: She knows there is nothing more important than peace after living through two world wars. Life was full of promise when she married our dad, a military hero in Eastern Poland. Then the greatest evil the world has known destroyed it all — the barbaric Soviet invasion.

  • Woodlands Academy names new head of school Nov 26, 2014 9:38 AM
    Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Margaret (Meg) Steele to become the next head of school, succeeding Gerald Grossman July 1, 2015.

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