Melissa Silverberg

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Dist. 211 setting up private changing room for transgender student

Oct 12 2015 | 7:22 pm - Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is refusing to comply with a U.S. Department of Education rule that would allow a female transgender student access to a school locker room. Instead, the district said Monday, it will provide the student...

Arlington Heights woman loses 171 pounds on her journey to Chicago Marathon

Oct 09 2015 | 6:33 am - Michele Malo was 28 years old, weighed 310 pounds and had only about five years to live, according to her doctors, when she decided it was time for a change. Fifteen years and 171 lost pounds later, the Arlington Heights woman will run her first...

Dawn Patrol: Cubs take Cards rivalry into postseason tonight; second chance for heroin addicts

Oct 09 2015 | 5:45 am - Cubs taking Cards rivalry into postseason. Rolling Meadows police give second chance. Naperville man seriously injured after being hit by car. Officials: NIU classes expected to resume Friday after bomb threat. West Chicago man convicted of raping...

No school again Friday in McHenry

Oct 09 2015 | 9:19 am - McHenry Community High School is closed again on Friday as a teacher strike continues. Negotiations between the school board and teacher union in District 156 continued Thursday night, but no deal had been announced Friday morning.

Dawn Patrol: Cubs win, Cardinals up next

Oct 08 2015 | 5:57 am - Jake Arrieta pitches the Cubs to a division series berth. The arch-rival Cardinals come next. Suburban fans cheered in Elk Grove Village as well as Chicago. Neuqua Valley teacher accused of sending inappropriate emails. Elgin man accused of pointing...

Arlington Heights piano prodigy to study with Lang Lang

Oct 08 2015 | 10:59 am - Five years ago, Joshua Mhoon had never touched a piano. But next month the Arlington Heights 12-year-old will travel to Austria with nine other child prodigies to practice and perform with famed Chinese pianist Lang Lang.

Japanese pastor visits Arlington Hts. to raise money for nuclear disaster victims

Oct 08 2015 | 5:38 pm - An Japanese pastor visited Arlington Heights last week to raise money and awareness for those who live too close to a damaged nuclear power plant in his hometown of Fukushima. “The world has to know what’s going on,” the Rev.

Rolling Meadows police offer ‘Second Chance’ for heroin addicts

Oct 09 2015 | 5:31 am - Rolling Meadows Police Chief Dave Scanlon is tired of the destruction heroin is causing to users and their familes. So his department is launching a new initiative to give addicts a chance for treatment instead of an arrest record.

Elgin man pointed gun at driver trying to pass him, police say

Oct 07 2015 | 5:29 pm - An Elgin man was arrested this week after pointing a handgun at the driver of a car who tried to pass him.

Gallagher transforming Rolling Meadows office building

Oct 07 2015 | 5:31 pm - A multimillion-dollar renovation is underway at a large office complex along Golf Road in Rolling Meadows to make it home to insurance broker AJ Gallagher’s new headquarters.

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