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  • Leaders’ politics betray us all Dec 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheeling letter to the editor: Sleep deprivation, simulated drowning, slapping, ice baths, waterboarding, diaper-wearing of terrorist murderers, humiliations. Now compare this with 2,995 horrific deaths of innocent victims on 9/11 and the ever-growing number of beheadings and deaths of additional innocents. Which of these scenarios should produce the greatest revulsion, the greatest indignation and horror?

     
  • Rowers raise awareness, funds for American Brain Tumor Association Dec 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    It seemed only fitting that three Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights athletes who contributed in excess of 30,000 meters each were part of the group rowing just after sunrise Nov. 22, when the odometer rolled past 1 million meters during The Million Meter Marathon to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

     
  • Former Wheeling mayor, milkman dies at 92 Dec 14, 2014 7:31 AM
    Wheeling officials are remembering former Village President Ted Scanlon as a likable, down-to-earth leader who also worked as the town's milkman. The 92-year-old died Wednesday surrounded by family, Mayor Dean Argiris said. “You meet him, he was just the most kind, gentle, just non-assuming man,” Trustee Ken Brady said.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Images: Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines Dec 12, 2014 3:04 PM
    An overnight celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, began with an opening Mass on Thursday, December 11, at 6 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Marco A. Mercado, Archbishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and Rector, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines and ends with a closing Mass at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12. Archbishop Blase J. Cupich was the main celebrant at the 12:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, December 12.

     
  • Fine-tune your swing at Royal Melbourne Golf Academy Dec 10, 2014 6:49 PM
    Opened in 2013, the Royal Melbourne Golf Academy has given the opportunity for golfers to improve their swing, even in winter.

     
  • Watch ‘The Grinch’ free at Elk Grove Theatre Dec 9, 2014 1:34 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Elk Grove Theatre with a showing of the “The Grinch.” The film, starring Jim Carrey and directed by Ron Howard, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Admission is free, and the film is sponsored by Porte Brown.

     
  • Local Mom Develops Spiritual Website For Her & Kids Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM
    The struggle of a small group of suburban Chicago mothers looking to find a spiritual outlet for themselves and their children has led to the introduction of Spiritual Playdate, an interfaith website that provides age-appropriate tools to foster dialogue and exploration of spiritual concepts and beliefs.

     
  • Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk from Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights Has Achieved Invisalign Premier Provider Status Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM
    Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights is proud to announce that Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk is now a Premier Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Provider.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 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

     
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