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Discover employees volunteer time to help nonprofit groups
By Steve Lundy
Aug 27, 2015 12:34 PM
Nearly 500 Discover Financial Services employees volunteered their time Thursday to support nonprofit groups through Chicago Cares.
Palatine church produce ministry celebrates 10 years
By Eileen Daday
Aug 19, 2015 6:17 AM
Presbyterian Church of Palatine members have been growing vegetables for 10 years now and donating all the produce to the Palatine Township food pantry. "It's wonderful," says Barbara Walsh, food pantry coordinator. "I'm amazed at the commitment of this church."
What kind of playground can you get for $550,000?
By Mick Zawislak
Aug 16, 2015 10:43 AM
The Vernon Hills Park District needs $550,000 to rebuild The Kids' Castle playground in Vernon Hills. One avenue they're trying: corporate sponsors.
Mentor, Harper student find success in bond
Submitted by Harper College
Aug 12, 2015 3:03 PM
OMD scholars, who benefit from free tuition, private tutoring, professional development workshops and financial literacy training, are graduating from community colleges at a rate of 70 percent -- three times the national average -- and transferring to four-year colleges and universities or entering the workforce in high-demand fields.
Elgin community has students' back at annual school supplies giveaway
By Marni Pyke
Aug 8, 2015 6:54 PM
Some people kept an overnight vigil to be first in line Saturday to benefit from Project Backpack, an initiative that has helped more than 10,000 students since 2010 thanks to donations from the Elgin community.
Volunteers spruce up Lambs Farm
By Steve Lundy
Aug 7, 2015 4:46 PM
Highland Park Target store employees volunteer to sand and paint picnic tables to help spruce up Lambs Farm
Prospect Hts. Eagle Scout dresses up city hall
By Erin Hegarty
Aug 6, 2015 6:48 PM
A Prospect Heights Boy Scout helped improve the entrance to the city hall by coordinating efforts to plant flowers, bring in new benches and install a handicap accessible ramp.
Lemonade Brigade raises money in memory of ‘vivacious' Hanover Park boy
By Erin Hegarty
Aug 6, 2015 7:57 PM
When the Lemonade Brigade found out the brother of one of the group's founding members died Saturday, members marched into action to raise money to help pay for funeral costs.
Adopt a highway
Daily Herald report
Aug 6, 2015 5:16 PM
The Lake County Division of Transportation is accepting applications through Friday, Aug. 28, for enrollment in the Lake County Adopt A Highway program.
Service, song at heart of St. Viator camp
Submitted by Saint Viator High School
Aug 4, 2015 1:15 PM
There was a buzz of excitement at Saint Viator High School for a week in July as more than 120 students gathered for the Service & Song Camp.
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