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  • Scheffler not guilty in Wheeling shooting Sep 9, 2014 6:04 PM
    A Cook County judge today found Collin Scheffler, of Prospect Heights, not guilty of murde charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Wheeling man last year. Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta found Scheffler, 20, neither aided nor abetted the death of Rafael Orozco, 23, who prosecutors say was killed May 1, 2013, while walking his dog Gizmo in the Winetree Apartments complex.

  • Night life events: Elmhurst Pub Crawl happening Saturday Sep 9, 2014 8:25 AM
    Follow the sound of the bagpipes at this year’s Elmhurst Barstool Open Pub Crawl from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Tailgate at Spears Bourbon Burger Beers throughout the month of September with live entertainment, including rock/reggae/pop band Dollar Giraffes Sunday, Sept. 13.

  • Study: Suburban police ranks don’t match racial makeup of communities Sep 8, 2014 11:05 AM
    The racial makeup of suburban police departments does not reflect the diversity of the communities those agencies serve. That’s according to figures from a 2007 study of American police forces by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sixteen of the largest police departments in the Northwest and West suburbs are overwhelmingly white, even in towns where the white population is a minority.

  • Wheeling teacher plays key role in bilingual education Sep 8, 2014 10:51 AM
    Children born to non-English speaking parents living in America have the added challenge of mastering a new language in addition to everything else they need to learn in elementary school. These are the children that Laurie Mason loves to teach. “She just puts 110 percent into everything she does,” colleague Jennifer Costa said.

  • 2014 APEX Awards – Buster Creative wins Award of Excellence Sep 8, 2014 1:40 PM
    With nearly 2,100 applicants, competition was exceptionally intense. Buster Creative captured the “Award of Excellence” for 2014 APEX Award for the Hollister Vapro Pocket integrated campaign launch won the “Marketing & Public Relations Campaigns, Programs & Plans” category.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edtition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos from 24 area towns, of rainy weather and it's effects on festivals and parades, as well as kids with kites, and a woodwind quintet performing a concert on a boat.

  • A poem a day Sep 8, 2014 7:09 AM
    Harper College Associate Professor Jessica Walsh will write a poem each day throughout September for the 30/30 Project, a poetry awareness initiative that benefits the nonprofit Tupelo Press.

  • Testimony begins in 2013 Wheeling shooting trial Sep 8, 2014 6:57 PM
    Trial began Monday for Collin Scheffler, of Prospect Heights. He is accused in the shooting death of Rafael Orozco, who was killed while walking his dog near his Wheeling home. Authorities say Scheffler, 20, drove the getaway car with shooter Jeses E. Sanchez.

  • Wheeling teen charged with sexual assault Sep 10, 2014 5:53 PM
    A Wheeling teenager faces charges that he sexually assaulted a 63-year-old woman Saturday. A Cook County judge on Monday set bond at $100,000 for 15-year-old Henry Vazquez.

  • Three fire departments honored: Sep 5, 2014 4:46 PM
    Three Northwest suburban fire departments were recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

  • Defendant’s statements allowed in Wheeling murder trial Sep 5, 2014 5:25 PM
    A Cook County judge on Friday ruled jurors can hear statements an Arlington Heights teenager made to police after the 2013 slaying of a Wheeling man. Jesus E. Sanchez, 18, is set to go on trial in November on charges of first-degree murder in the May 1, 2013, death of 23-year-old Rafael Orozco, who was shot while walking his dog in the 400 block of Pleasant Run Drive in Wheeling

  • Palatine’s J.P. Wood Martial Arts to Host Open House This Weekend Sep 4, 2014 8:03 AM
    Classes are appropriate for ages 4 and up. Raffles, skill contests, demonstrations and refreshments will be included at the upcoming event.

  • The sky, up close Sep 4, 2014 8:10 AM
    Summer may be winding down, but Harper College is still offering front-row seats for some blockbuster celestial shows

  • Northwest Water Commission votes to add Des Plaines as customer Sep 4, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Northwest Water Commission has approved a plan to sell up to 5 million gallons of water a day to Des Plaines — a deal city officials negotiated over the past year to try to lessen the impact of Chicago’s water rate hikes. “I think it’s a good venture for everybody,” said Palatine Village Manager Reid Ottesen, one of the commission’s five voting members. “Governments coming together and working together — it’s good for everybody.”

  • 4th Annual Family Picnic in Downtown Palatine Coming Up Sep 3, 2014 7:36 AM
    Local charity C.A.T.I.F. will be hosting their 4th annual Family Picnic, Rib & Chicken Cook-Off on Sunday, Sept. 14th from noon-5 p.m. Join the family fun!

  • Chicagoland Marching Band Festival begins competition season September 20th at Wheeling High School Sep 3, 2014 7:38 AM
    Wheeling High School Bands will host the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival September 20th.

  • Friendship Village of Schaumburg Introduces New Logo Sep 3, 2014 7:43 AM
    This creates a contemporary marketing presence and visually solidifies the relationship between Friendship Village and its parent organization, Friendship Senior Options.

  • Wednesday Healing Services at North Northfield Church Sep 2, 2014 12:11 PM
    The public is invited to a time of prayer, reading of God’s Word, and anointing with oil at North Northfield United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. starting on Sept. 3. These informal Healing Services will include singing, prayer, and meditation on the Word of God at the church, located at Sanders and Dundee in Northbrook. For more information, call (847) 272-2250. For more information about the church, visit or

  • Getting the Most Out of Internet Sep 2, 2014 12:14 PM
    Kristen McCallum will present “Getting the Most Out of” InternetArchive is a non profit digital library with the stated mission of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.”

  • Elite Athletic Development offers new strength & conditioning class Sep 2, 2014 11:14 AM
    Elite Athletic Development in Arlington Heights launches new class to optimize sports performance, enhance body composition, improve health & wellness, and more.

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