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  • Maine Twp. to appoint new assessor May 27 May 9, 2014 4:15 PM
    Maine Township trustees are expected to consider appointing a successor to longtime Assessor Tom Rueckert, who died Tuesday at age 73, at their next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at township hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge. Township spokesman Dick Barton said the law requires any appointee to be state certified to be an assessor and of the same political party as the person being replaced — in this case, Republican.

     
  • Maine Twp. assessor, former Dist. 207 board member Tom Rueckert dies at 73 May 7, 2014 9:38 PM
    Maine Township’s assessor of the past 29 years, Thomas E. Rueckert, died Tuesday at the age of 73 after a long battle with lung disease. First elected township assessor in 1985, Rueckert had previously served as president of the Maine Township High School District 207 board of education and chairman of the Oakton College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee.

     
  • Which suburban townships raised property taxes? Apr 30, 2014 9:04 AM
    Property values plummeted on average more than 20 percent from 2009 to 2012 across 50 suburban townships. Meanwhile, leaders of 36 of those townships increased property tax collections during those same years.

     
  • DEA Drug Take Back Day to Be Held April 26, 2014 Apr 24, 2014 7:19 AM
    The DEA, Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation, and local police departments are sponsoring a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26. Local Take Back sites are located at the Des Plaines Police Department (1420 Miner St.), Niles Police Department (7000 W. Touhy Ave.) and Park Ridge Police Department (200 Vine Ave).

     
  • Bullying prevention program on tap in Maine Township Apr 15, 2014 2:23 PM
    Maine Township will host a workshop Thursday on bullying prevention, intervention and reconciliation, officials said.

     
  • Recycling drive planned in Maine Township Mar 24, 2014 5:33 PM
    Maine Township officials are encouraging residents to collect aluminum cans and bring them to a recycling event later this year, with proceeds to benefit the Maine Township Food Pantry. A “cash for cans” event in September will support the pantry, which, in addition to the regular food donations it receives, also relies on financial contributions in order to purchase more food.

     
  • Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP race Mar 19, 2014 4:05 PM
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

     
  • Town hall on underage drinking scheduled Mar 4, 2014 6:49 PM
    A town-hall meeting is scheduled in Park Ridge to address underage drinking and drug use, organizers said.

     
  • Jarrett Payton to speak at anti-bullying event Feb 25, 2014 4:46 PM
    Jarrett Payton will kick off a series of Maine Township-sponsored programs about bullying on March 12 with a lecture at Maine West High School. He will be joined by Camille Paddock, a 15-year-old who was bullied at age 9 due to hair loss from an autoimmune disease. She founded a nonprofit organization, Cam’s Dare to Be Different.

     
  • Two vying to lead Maine Township GOP Feb 20, 2014 5:55 PM
    The race is on to replace the retiring Rosemary Mulligan as Maine Township Republican committeeman. The candidates are Maine Township Supervisor Carol Teschky and Park Ridge library board member Char Foss-Eggemann.

     
  • Char Foss Eggemann: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:43 PM
    Candidate information for Char Foss Eggemann, running for Maine Twp. Committeeman

     
  • Carol Teschky: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:43 PM
    Candidate information for Carol Teschky, running for Maine Twp. Committeeman

     
  • Laura Murphy: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:43 PM
    Candidate information for Laura Murphy, running for Maine Twp. Committeeman

     
  • Maine committeeman candidate hosts open house Feb 7, 2014 4:16 PM
    Carol Teschky, Maine Township supervisor and a candidate for township GOP committeeman, will host an open house at her campaign office on Saturday, Feb. 8.

     
  • Maine East students win video contest promoting teen voting Feb 4, 2014 4:17 PM
    Maine East High School students Andrea Garneata and Veronica Malesinski won a video contest sponsored by the Cook County Clerk to draw attention to the change in the law allowing 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the November 2014 general election to register and vote in the March 18 primary. “Veronica and Andrea produced a wonderful video that conveys the excitement 17-year-olds have about getting to vote,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a news release.

     
  • Cold won't stop 88-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer Jan 28, 2014 5:35 AM
    Samuel Grimes plans to be on his Meals on Wheels route Tuesday morning, just like any other day, even though temperatures are expected to remain well below zero. Completing his deliveries in the extreme cold is possible -- and it's something the 88-year-old Des Plaines man's clients, like Penny Jaworski, are grateful for. "I appreciate it, especially in this kind of weather, that they can get out.”

     
  • Images: IHSA competitive dance sectionals Jan 27, 2014 2:50 PM
    IHSA competitive dance sectionals took place at Glenbrook South High School and Huntley High School Saturday.

     
  • Bail set for Palatine woman charged in friend’s drug death Jan 11, 2014 3:30 PM
    A Palatine woman is being held in Cook County Jail on $250,000 bail Saturday following charges that she is responsible for the drug-induced homicide of a 34-year-old man that occurred in May. Michelle Johnson, 40, appeared in bond court Saturday morning in Chicago to answer for the charges for the first time.

     
  • Maine West meets Maine East’s challenge Jan 10, 2014 11:55 PM
    First place was on the line in the Central Suburban North on Friday night in Des Plaines when Maine West hosted Maine East in girls basketball. The 26-time conference champion Warriors were playing a Blue Demons team that has never won a league crown but is off to its best start in 20 seasons. “I don’t think we were intimidated by that,” Warriors senior guard Erin Ross said of the Blue Demons’ 10-4 and 3-0 record entering the game. “If anything, it fueled us. We were intense and really wanted to win bad.” Ross sure helped fuel the Warriors, connecting for four 3-pointers, en route to a career high 16 points, as West pulled away in the second half to a 47-26 victory.

     
  • Maine West hazing case delayed until January Dec 19, 2013 5:20 PM
    A legal issue related to the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse will delay until January the remainder of the trial of former Maine West High School soccer coach Michael Divincenzo, who faces misdemeanor charges of hazing, battery and failure to report abuse.

     
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