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  • Longstanding Christmas Traditions at East Lake Academy, Lake Forest

    Longstanding Christmas Traditions at East Lake Academy, Lake Forest

    Long-standing traditions can help us to prepare for Christmas and not to lose sight of its true meaning. At East Lake Academy in Lake Forest, many Christian traditions are woven into the fabric of the curriculum. Advent, meaning "coming" in Latin, are the four weeks and Sundays prior to Christmas...

  • Toys For Tots Donations Accepted at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in Libertyville Until December 13th!

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group's offices have had a long tradition of serving as collection sites for Toys for Tots. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation collects new, unwrapped toys each year, and then delivers the toys to less fortunate children. Berkshire Hathaway...

  • Laser Comedy Show at Fremont Public Library

    Laser Comedy Show at Fremont Public Library

    Looking for something for you and your family to do during Winter Break? Come to the Fremont Public Library for an interactive live comic book drawn with laser reactive technology and voice acted before your very eyes and ears. Characters are suggested by the audience and engineered into a story...

  • December Activities at Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, IL

    Advent Mid-Week ServicesDecember 6th, 13th, & 20th, 10 am Service. Communion offered after the service. Evening worship Service @7:15 pm. Mark your calendars: Sunday, December 10th at 10:30am. Come join us for the Children's Christmas Program. The theme this year is "Every Knee Shall Bow." Lessons...

  • Bands, choirs to combine for Holiday Concert closing with Handel's Messiah

    Bands, choirs to combine for Holiday Concert closing with Handel's Messiah

    The Mundelein High School bands and choirs will present their annual concert of holiday season favorites on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Mundelein High School Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.The concert will feature performances by the MHS Concert Choirs, Honors Bands,...

  • CLC’s Aaa bond rating paves way for new, student-friendly facilities

    CLC’s Aaa bond rating paves way for new, student-friendly facilities

    In the last 18 months, many students, faculty, staff and visitors have given the College of Lake County high marks for three new additions/renovations to the Grayslake Campus: Café Willow, the Welcome and One Stop Center and the "Student Street." But fundamental to the new projects is another high...

  • Know Someone who is Color Blind? Give the Gift of Color This Holiday Season

    Know Someone who is Color Blind? Give the Gift of Color This Holiday Season

    An estimated 300 million people in the world have color vision deficiency, more commonly known as color blindness. Eight percent of men-one in 12-have some form of color blindness as well as one in 200 women. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could give your loved ones or yourself the gift of being...

  • Composer premiers two works at MHS band concert

    Composer premiers two works at MHS band concert

    The Mundelein High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds welcomed renowned composer Dr. Dana Wilson from Ithaca New York to their Band Concert Nov. 30. With the financial support of the Mundelein High School Band Boosters, Wilson wrote two compositions in honor of Mundelein. The compositions...

  • Veterans Day ceremony inspires student to form new club at MHS

    Veterans Day ceremony inspires student to form new club at MHS

    On November 10, 2017, Mundelein High School hosted a Veterans Day assembly honoring vets from the area. Approximately 75 veterans took part in the ceremony which impressed school officials and the community as well. Sophomore Matt Pawlowski has been active in giving back to the US Armed Forces...

  • Lake County Sheriff, Health Department and TASC to Train At-Risk Inmates on Naloxone

    Lake County Sheriff, Health Department and TASC to Train At-Risk Inmates on Naloxone

    On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Lake County Health Department and Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) launched a Naloxone education program for Lake County Jail inmates. The program kicked off with a Lake County Health Department representative visiting...

  • Experience Delicious Mexican Specialities at Ixcateco Grill during Chicago’s Restaurant Week

    Experience Delicious Mexican Specialities at Ixcateco Grill during Chicago’s Restaurant Week

    Restaurant Week (January 26-February 8, 2018) allows local and visiting foodies a chance to discover some of the best eats-and great deals-in the city deemed the best restaurant city in America by Conde Nast Traveler. Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose, Chicago; 773-539-5887) is one of these excellent...

  • Sunday clinic, Monday recital for MHS Orchesis

    Sunday clinic, Monday recital for MHS Orchesis

    Pre-school children through eighth graders are welcome to take part in an Orchesis Clinic at Mundelein High School from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 to learn choreography from the Orchesis dancers. The fee is $15 and all participants will be encouraged to perform in the Orchesis Show on Monday,...

  • Woodland Elementary West Announces Its ROAR Kids for November

    Gages Lake--Woodland Elementary West would like to recognize the following students for becoming ROAR Kids. Students selected as ROAR Kids demonstrated Being Accepting during the month of November in a variety of ways throughout the school. The students will be formally recognized during the ROAR...

  • Mariano's to Donate One Million Pounds of Food to Northern Illinois Food Bank, Greater Chicago Food Depository

    Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), is leading a community effort to donate One Million Pounds of food to the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Greater Chicago Food Depository throughout the month of December. The food collected will help feed families...

  • MHS Shakespeare Slam Team advances to final competition

    MHS Shakespeare Slam Team advances to final competition

    For the second year in a row, the Mundelein Theatre Shakespeare Slam Team has advanced to the final round of competition. Roughly 50 teams from across the Chicagoland area participated in this program, sponsored by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Nine schools advanced to the final bout, which will...

  • Join us Tuesday, December 12th, for the North Shore Radio Club annual auction and buy-it-now event!

    Join us Tuesday, December 12th, for the North Shore Radio Club annual auction and buy-it-now event!

    The doors will open at 7:00 pm for access to the buy-it-now tables, filled with a variety of radios, parts and equipment, similar to a ham swap meet. An auction of high demand items will be held, and there will be a break for the annual election of officers and directors by club members. This event...

  • Early bird ticket offer Dec. 4-18 for CLC’s Salute to Gospel Music Concert

    Early bird ticket offer Dec. 4-18 for CLC’s Salute to Gospel Music Concert

    A buy one, get one free ticket offer for the Salute to Gospel Music Concert presented by the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus will be available Dec. 4-18. The 34th annual event will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St. in downtown Waukegan. The...

  • Jan. 5: Engineering Internship Job Fair at CLC

    Engineering students throughout Lake County are invited to the Second Annual Lake County Engineering Internship Job Fair, sponsored by Lake County Partners, the College of Lake County and Lake County Workforce Development. The event takes place from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 and is intended...

  • Holiday Donations Sought for Woodland Families in Need

    Gurnee--Woodland Schools will host a holiday food drive through December 11 to help children in our schools and their families. Business partners assisting with fundraising efforts this year include Boston Chicken, Chipolte, Penn Station, MOD Pizza, Target, Prairie Orthodontics, and Evereve Clothing...

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Receives Help from Santa!

    Greater Chicago Food Depository Receives Help from Santa!

    Santa and his reindeer from Santa's Village Aszoosment Park made a early delivery to Chicago's WGN-TV studio recently to drop off a special sleigh-full of food donations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Santa (seen here) with reindeer talking with WGN staff, Marcus LeShock and Dean Richards...

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository Receives Help from Santa!

    Greater Chicago Food Depository Receives Help from Santa!

    Santa and his reindeer from Santa's Village Aszoosment Park made a early delivery to Chicago's WGN-TV studio recently to drop off a special sleigh-full of food donations for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Santa (seen here) with reindeer talking with WGN staff, Marcus LeShock and Dean Richards...

  • Winners Announced in Illinois Tollway 2018 Map Cover Art Contest

    Winners Announced in Illinois Tollway 2018 Map Cover Art Contest

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL - The Illinois Tollway today announced that Lindley Wiesner, a sophomore at Lake Forest High School, is the grand prize winner of the 2018 Illinois Tollway Map Cover Art Contest celebrating the bicentennial of the State of Illinois. The contest is sponsored by the Illinois Tollway,...

  • 320 sixth graders from Round Lake Middle School to visit CLC for STEM Day

    320 sixth graders from Round Lake Middle School to visit CLC for STEM Day

    On Dec. 1, the entire sixth grade class from Round Lake Middle School in Round Lake Heights will visit CLC for a day of hands-on learning about CLC's educational programs that support future careers within STEM. "This is the third consecutive year for this program, and each one has been very successful,"...

  • Rep. Jesiel Hosting Diaper and Sock Drive to Support Local Community Organization

    Rep. Jesiel Hosting Diaper and Sock Drive to Support Local Community Organization

    ANTIOCH - State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) is partnering with local community organization Open Arms Mission in hosting a holiday diaper and sock drive. Donations will be collected at Jesiel's district office in Antioch from Friday, December 1st through Wednesday, December...

  • Chicago Infant Welfare Society Benefits from CD One Price 7th Annual Coat Drive

    Chicago Infant Welfare Society Benefits from CD One Price 7th Annual Coat Drive

    More than 1,000 gently used coats of all sizes (seen here) were cleaned by CD One Price and distributed the Chicago Infant Welfare Society. CD One Price locations served as donation sites for the seventh annual drive designed to keep Chicago area families warm.This item was posted by a community...

  • Spotlight Concert/Dessert to raise funds for vocal music department

    Spotlight Concert/Dessert to raise funds for vocal music department

    Mundelein High School's Vocal Music Department will host its annual Spotlight Concert and Dessert Friday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. The concert will feature the competition show debuts of the three MHS show choirs: Sound, Lights, and SoundFX, followed by a dessert reception...

  • 25th Year, ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE!

    25th Year, ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE!

    Get sweet homemade treats Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or until all cookies are sold out. Being held at the University of Illinois Extension Office, 100 S Hwy 45, Just North of 120,Grayslake, IL. Sponsored by the Lake County Association for Home and Community Education. Cookies are...

  • Dockery to receive Dellenback Global Leadership Award at CCCU Forum

    Dockery to receive Dellenback Global Leadership Award at CCCU Forum

    Deerfield, Ill. - David S. Dockery, president of Trinity International University, will be named the 2018 recipient of the John R. Dellenback Global Leadership Award at the 2018 International Forum on Christian Higher Education in Dallas Jan. 30 - Feb. 2. "Dr. David Dockery is a giant in the world...

  • Going from 'goods' to great with year-end giving

    Going from 'goods' to great with year-end giving

    By Scott Humphrey, One Hope United We're approaching the time of year when many of us, moved by the holiday spirit -- and often aided along by tax benefits -- look to give back to our communities and the causes that are close to our hearts. If the measure is simply monetary value, not everyone can...

  • LFCDS Boys’ Varsity Soccer Season Ends on a High Note

    LFCDS Boys’ Varsity Soccer Season Ends on a High Note

    The Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) Varsity Boys' Soccer team finished the 2017 season as the Northeast Illinois Catholic Conference Champions. Within the NICC division, the team played against a wide variety of competitors which required them to improve from playing on a team to playing...

  • LFCDS Boys’ Varsity Soccer Season Ends on a High Note

    LFCDS Boys’ Varsity Soccer Season Ends on a High Note

    The Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) Varsity Boys' Soccer team finished the 2017 season as the Northeast Illinois Catholic Conference Champions. Within the NICC division, the team played against a wide variety of competitors which required them to improve from playing on a team to playing...

  • Wine down with holiday specials at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook

    Wine down with holiday specials at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Oak Brook

    'Tis the season to be jolly and Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (5 Oakbrook Court, Oak Brook, IL 60523; 630-571-1808) is the perfect place to spread holiday cheer. With a limited-time-only seasonal cocktail, Prix Fixe menu and extended holiday hours, the restaurant is helping Chicago get into the holiday...

  • Christmas Worship Schedule at Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest.

    Faith Lutheran Church 680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest Christmas Worship ScheduleChristmas Eve - December 24th:9:30am Service, 5pm Family Service, 8pm Candle Light Service. All services include communion. Christmas Day - December 25: 9:30am Service with communion. New Year's Eve - December 31st:8...

  • Round Lake Beach Fireside Chat 1/10/18

    Round Lake Beach Fireside Chat 1/10/18

    Fireside ChatWith Village of Round Lake Beach Mayor Hill and Lake County Recorder of Deeds Mary Ellen Vanderventer Wednesday, January 10, 6:00-7:30 PM The Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center hosts monthly Fireside Chats, through which the Village of Round Lake Beach brings county, state, and...

  • The secret to staying healthy this cold-and-flu season

    It happens each year like clockwork. Fall arrives and ushers in a flurry of cold and flu symptoms. Sniffling. Sneezing. Joint pain. Headaches. Just thinking about it makes you queasy, which is another symptom. To add insult to injury, while you're suffering there's always someone - a co-worker,...

  • Saying goodbye to Ruby

    Saying goodbye to Ruby

    Many hospitals are blessed with incredible volunteers who never know the depth and breadth of joy and comfort they bring to patients and staff. Among them are ones that want nothing more than a pat on the head, a treat here and there, and maybe a scratch . . . in . . . exactly . . . the . . . right....

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving all weekend long at Dovetail Brewery

    Celebrate Thanksgiving all weekend long at Dovetail Brewery

    Thanksgiving isn't just an excuse to eat too much food and watch football, it's a four day weekend to spend festive time with loved ones and Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, Illinois; 773-683-1414) is the perfect place for memory making. Cheers to the start of Thanksgiving weekend...

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group's Libertyville Office Collected and Donated 100 Complete Thanksgiving Dinners for Lake County Residents

    LIBERTYVILLE, IL - The agents and staff of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group's Libertyville Office collected donations, shopped and collected all of the contents necessary to complete 100 Thanksgiving meals for Lake County families in need on November 21, 2017 at Jewel-Osco...

  • December Activities at Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest

    Faith Lutheran Church 680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest Hanging of the GreensFriday, December 1st at 6 pm. Bring the family and help us decorate our church for the Christmas season. Call the church if you plan to attend; 847-234-1868. Advent Mid-Week ServicesDecember 6th, 13th, & 20th, 10 am Service....

  • Dec. 4-5: Auditions for CLC’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Dec. 4-5: Auditions for CLC’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    Actors looking for the opportunity to be in a Shakespearean comedy about lovers, magical fairies, kings, queens and ruffians are invited to audition for the College of Lake County Theatre department's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Auditions start at 6:30 p.m....

  • CLC students win literary awards at Skyway Conference regional competition

    CLC students win literary awards at Skyway Conference regional competition

    College of Lake County writers won five of 12 awards, including two first-place finishes, at the 2017 Illinois Skyway Conference Writers' Festival and Writing Competition, Nov. 16 at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. CLC student winners in the drama category were "Makeup" by Richelle Brinkley...

  • CLC Music department to present four festive December concerts

    More than 200 musicians from the College of Lake County Music department will present four December concerts, three which have holiday themes. Get in the holiday spirit by attending instrumental and choral concerts presented by CLC students and community members in December. For tickets, call (847)...

  • Crystal Lake Park District Winter/Spring Program Brochure to Be Mailed To Residents

    The winter/spring 2017-2018 Crystal Lake Park District program brochure will arrive at the post office on December 1. The winter/spring brochure includes programs and special events scheduled December-May. Registration for both park district residents and non-residents opens on December 1 at 9...

  • Register Now for Crystal Lake Park District Holiday Dance Mix Party for Ages 4-8

    Our dance instructors have a fun and informative time planned with this 3 hour party. Kids, ages 4-8 years will learn many styles of dance as well as make a craft and play some games. Meet new friends and best of all, learn some new dance moves. This is a terrific opportunity for parents to get...

  • Volunteer Work Day Scheduled for November 26 at Sterne’s Woods & Fen

    THE EVENT Burn off some of those Thanksgiving leftovers by working outside in the crisp autumn air. Volunteer at Sterne's Woods & Fen on Sunday, November 26th from 9-11AM. We will be clearing invasive species beside the main trail. Invasive understory brush crowds out native species like oak saplings,...

  • Award Winning Math Team at East Lake Academy, Lake Forest

    The Math Team at East Lake Academy, Lake Forest, competed at the Regina Dominican Junior High Mathematics Competition on Saturday, November 19th. Not only did the the students come in first place as a team, two students, came in first and second place individually. Eight schools competed, totaling...

  • Middle School Girls Tackle Robotics at Woodlands Academy Event

    As one way of encouraging girls to pursue STEM courses in high school - and then STEM careers later in life - Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart hosted a robotics and engineering event for middle school girls Nov. 18. Nearly 50 girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 spent a Saturday morning at the all-girls...

  • Lake Forest College recognized for transforming campus career center

    The Lake Forest College Career Advancement Center is featured alongside Stanford University and Rutgers University for its institutional focus on career preparation in the October 2017 Chronicle of Higher Education report on "Transforming the Campus Career Center: New Models for a New Era."The...

  • Featured composer to be in audience when MHS bands present concert

    The Mundelein High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds will present a concert of works for wind band Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Mundelein High School Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The program will include works by Dana Wilson, Frank Ticheli, Samuel Hazo, Morten...

  • Holiday Classics With The Illinois Brass Band

    The Illinois Brass Band will be performing their seventh annual "Holiday Classics" concert on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL. The 30 member British style brass band, under the direction of guest...

  • Talk Show Host Dan Proft to Headline local Christmas Benefit Luncheon

    Radio personality Dan Proft will headline the Women's Republican Club's Annual Christmas Luncheon December 2, 2017 at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park. All men and women are invited to hear Dan speak about the 2018 Elections and their importance for Illinois. Also appearing with Dan are Barrett...

  • Dec. 17: Dan Zanes: Holiday Sing-Along rings in the season

    In two sensory-friendly and festive holiday shows at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County on Sunday, Dec. 17, Grammy Award-winning artist Dan Zanes, along with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean, will create a relaxed, inclusive and sensory-friendly song-and-dance...

  • CLC updates security procedures, hours at Lakeshore Campus parking ramp

    As part of enhanced security measures, the College of Lake County parking garage at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan has been enclosed and will be locked overnight, with new hours and parking procedures effective 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. "The new hours and procedures are part of our ongoing effort...

  • Foundation gala raises record-setting amount, helping students get ‘Off to a Grand Start on the Road to Success’

    More than 200 friends of the College of Lake County Foundation came out to support student scholarships on Oct. 28 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. "The CLC Foundation Gala was an incredible success thanks to a team effort by the supporters and staff," said Bill Devore, College of Lake County Foundation...

  • Dec. 4-5: Shop at CLC’s Holiday Gift and Craft Fair

    Looking for holiday gifts? CLC is hosting its second Holiday Gift and Craft Fair, Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors will sell items such as artisan soaps, holiday treats, jewelry, candles, origami, gourmet...

  • Dec. 1-2: CLC Prairie Spirits Troupe presents Winter Dance Concert

    The College of Lake County Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe Winter Dance Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. Featuring an eclectic range of dance styles...

  • CLC’s green efforts ranked in top 10 by national sustainability organization

    The College of Lake County has made the list of overall "top performer" schools in environmental sustainability, placing eighth among two-year colleges in North America, according to a report released Nov. 6 by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education....

  • Woodland School Board Congratulates Middle School Cross Country Team Members

    Woodland District 50 Board of Education enthusiastically recognizes students for qualifying for state events in both the academic and athletic arenas. At the Nov.16 Board meeting, members of the Middle School cross country teams for boys and girls were honored. ? Both teams were undefeated during...

  • MHS is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots

    Mundelein High School is a drop off location for the Toys 4 Tots organization. A collection box is now available next to the security desk in the entrance area. Students and staff are encouraged to drop off new items, unwrapped, to help make it a good holiday for many deserving children of all...

  • Tinley Park Says It LOUDly and Proudly: “Know the NO”

    "Know the NO" is the theme of an ambitious year-long campaign aimed at students and parents in the Tinley Park community to reduce the incidence of underage drinking. The campaign, which launched in October, has been created by Leaders Opposed to Underage Drinking (L.O.U.D.), a collaboration of...

  • This popular exercise may help ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

    Few things please Bonnie Collins more than hearing these words from her students: "I feel so much better when I get out of the water." Collins, a Barrington resident, teaches MS Aqua Fitness at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health and Fitness Center in Barrington, Ill. The class is for people...

  • Advocate Centre Clubs Pump it Up for UNICEF

    On November 18, the Advocate Condell Centre Clubs invite you to join thousands of people around the world to Pump It Up for UNICEF. Advocate Condell Centre Clubs are joining an international effort to raise money for UNICEF to build water pumps in East Africa. Clean water is fundamental to survival...

  • Woodland School Board Members Appreciated For the Work They Do

    Woodland District 50 is joining communities throughout the state to recognize and thank school board members for the extraordinary dedication they make to our public schools. November 15 is officially designated each year as School Board Members Day in Illinois and Woodland will take time during...

  • Chef Ambrosio Mancines’ T&B Grill Reopens as his new Mexican seafood restaurant Mariscos Sirena

    Ambrosio Mancines received national acclaim for his fine-dining-meets-street-food T&B Grill and now, the chef is turning his attention to seafood with new concept, Mariscos Sirena (3658 W. Lawrence, Chicago; 773-961-7016). Pulling from his heritage and experiences at respected fine dining restaurants...

  • Ring in the NOON Year with Family Noon Years Eve

    Children (ages 5 & up with parent) are invited to ring in the "Noon Year!". Before the parents celebrate, get the whole family together for dancing, games, and crafts! At the stroke of "Noon," we'll have a cookie toast and plenty of noise makers for everyone! Snacks and refreshments will be served....

  • Senior Day Trips with Crystal Lake Park District

    Crystal Lake Park District trips for seniors are very popular and fill quickly. If you always wanted to experience a day trip with us, we have two trips that still have openings. Registration is available online at crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Office, 1 E....

  • Letters to Santa Program is a Crystal Lake Park District Tradition

    Holiday fun in December has been a long-standing Crystal Lake Park District tradition. Kids and their families have a variety of holiday programs to choose from including the Letters to Santa program. For further information call (815) 459-0680. Letters to SantaIt's our holiday gift to the community's...

  • Crystal Lake Park District Santa’s Workshop at Grand Oaks

    This event sold out for the last four years! Be sure to reserve a spot for your child (ages 3 -10 with parent). Santa's Workshop activities include: Workshop Craft Making, the Elves Sweet Shoppe, Reindeer Games and a chance to visit with Santa. Register by December 1 through the Crystal Lake Park...

  • Still Time to Register for Holiday Brunch with Friends at the Crystal Lake Park District Grand Oaks Active Senior Center

    Enjoy the holidays with good friends, good food and good entertainment. Breakfast brunch will be served along with the operatic style entertainment of George Holmes. If you wish to participate in a gift exchange, bring a $5 wrapped gift with you. This program is open to adults ages 55 and up. Registration...

  • Free Christmas Concert Dec. 7 at Woodlands Academy

    You're invited to enjoy an evening of holiday-themed music and then join in as the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department presents its annual Christmas Concert Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. The concert, which is open to the public free of charge, will take place in the Chapel of the...

  • Classic Christmas Bedtime Stories for Kids Ages 3-10 a Crystal Lake Park District Holiday Tradition

    Kids, ages 3-10 years should come dressed in pajamas and bring their favorite blanket and/or stuffed animal for a cozy night of Christmas stories read by Mrs. Claus. We'll hear about the North Pole, sing songs and maybe even get a special visitor to stop by! Please register all siblings.Resident...

  • Crystal Lake Park District Challenges Park District Residents to ‘Light Up’ Crystal Lake In Holiday Decorating Contest

    Start planning now! Crystal Lake Park District Residents are invited to see if all the sweat and tears that they put into decorating the outside of their home for the holidays will pay off. The Crystal Lake Park District 'Light Up' Crystal Lake contest is for the BEST HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY in...

  • Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois

    The Illinois Jaycees is currently accepting nominations for 2018 class of The Outstanding Young People. Each year, The Outstanding Young People awards program recognizes up to ten individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of young people from across Illinois. Honorees...

  • Grayslake church hosts Annual Cookie Walk on Dec. 2

    Don't bake for the holidays! Attend the 16th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at United Protestant Church of Grayslake. Stroll among decorated tables to select from many varieties of homemade cookies and other treats for sale by the pound. The festive event will be held in...

  • Holiday Fun Continues at Or Shalom

    Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills is offering a variety of activities for the late fall and early winter months. Children ages two through seven, along with their parents, are invited to Or Shalom for a Hanukkah Pajama Havdallah program on Saturday, December 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Kids are...

  • Everybody Cut Footloose November 17 - 19 in Grayslake

    Kick off your Sunday shoes and get back to the 80's with Encore! at Grayslake Central High School as they present Footloose the Musical. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18; and 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 19 in the school's auditorium, 400 N. Lake St., Grayslake....

  • Join Rep. Sauer on Nov. 18th for a ‘Talk on the Trail’ at Independence Grove

    LIBERTYVILLE - State Representative Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) is inviting residents to join him and local leaders for a discussion of the issues facing Illinois during a "Talk on the Trail." On Saturday, November 18, Sauer will be at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville from...

  • Lovell FHCC to partner with College of Lake County Student Veterans for Veterans Day event Nov. 10 in Grayslake

    The College of Lake County's annual Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in Room A013 at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake. The keynote speaker will be Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Navy Capt. Paul Roach, a combat trauma surgeon...

  • Arabian Tales come to life at Mundelein Theatre

    Who doesn't love a great story? Stories affirm who we are and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others. Stories help us make meaning of our lives. This fall, Mundelein Theatre will bring tales from one of the most famous sources of great stories, The Book of the Thousand...

  • Woodland Students to Honor Military Veterans

    Gurnee-Students at Woodland District 50 schools will be honoring veterans during the school day on November 10, the day before the official Veterans Day observance on Saturday, November 11.Students at all Woodland schools will have the opportunity to reflect and understand the significance of this...

  • Woodland Elementary East Recognizes ROAR Students for October

    Gages Lake--Woodland Elementary East would like to recognize the following students for becoming ROAR Kids during the month of October. Students selected as ROAR Kids demonstrated OWNERSHIP during this month in a variety of ways. ROAR is part of the district-wide behavioral framework, Positive...

  • Woodland Elementary West Announces Its ROAR Students for October

    Gages Lake--Woodland Elementary West would like to recognize the following students for becoming ROAR Kids. Students selected as ROAR Kids demonstrated Taking Ownership during the month of October in a variety of ways throughout the school. The students will be formally recognized during the ROAR...

  • College of Lake County selects five presidential finalists; Open forums and interviews set for Nov. 13-17

    A College of Lake County presidential advisory search committee, comprised of groups from throughout the college, including students, faculty, staff, board and community members, has selected five finalists, who will be interviewed by the Board of Trustees and appear at community forums during...

  • College of Lake County opens Spring Semester registration

    Begin your bachelor's degree, work toward an associate degree or certificate, start a new career or develop your talents at the College of Lake County in 2018! Spring Semester classes begin Jan. 16, and registration is now open. To view course offerings and learn how to become a CLC student, visit...

  • Holiday Sing-a-long Concert to Feature Adler Center, Highland Students

    David Adler Music and Arts Center students, and Highland Middle School students will play and sing holiday songs for a cause on Sunday, December 10 at 4pm. Making Spirits Bright, a public caroling party and sing-a-long concert, is a community concert that benefits the David Adler Music and Arts...

  • Global Girls Film Festival will be juried by The Harbour’s residents

    Festival highlights short films that embody message of diversity and empowerment The International Children's Media Center (ICMC) announces the Global Girls Festival, featuring women centric short films, will be juried by female residents of The Harbour, a not-for profit organization providing...

  • MHS surrounded by flags in anticipation of Friday Veterans' Day ceremony

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  • Outrun the Gym Teacher at East Lake Academy's Family Fun Run

    East Lake Academy Family and Friends Annual Fun Run was held on Sunday, November 5th at Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville. This year the event included, "Outrun the Gym Teacher Challenge" with 1 mile and 5K races. The event was organized by the Rancourt Family of Lake Forest and the Doles...

  • Rep. Jesiel to Host Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

    ANTIOCH - State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) is hosting a free seminar for residents to learn how to protect themselves from identity theft on November 14. A number of high profile data breaches have recently struck companies like Equifax, potentially exposing the personal information...

  • ChildServ raises nearly $300,000 at gala benefiting children

    Chicago, Ill. - November 6, 2017 - ChildServ, a nonprofit dedicated to building better lives for children, held its annual Founder's Day Gala at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago, on October 27. Nearly 500 supporters attended the event, raising more than $295,000 to benefit the 2,481 children and...

  • Ela 55+ Job Opening: Nutrition Coordinator/Head Chef

    ?Position: Nutrition Coordinator/Head Chef Department: Department of Senior Services?www.elatownship.org/seniors Reports to: Director of Adult & Senior Services Ela Township 55+ Job Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Adult & Senior Services, this position is responsible for coordinating...

  • MHS recognizes 10 graduates as Distinguished Alumni at awards banquet

    Ten Mundelein High School graduates were recently honored as Distinguished Alumni, chosen from a field of 35 nominees for the first annual Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony and Banquet held Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Double Tree Hotel in Mundelein. "We hear about so many of our alumni every year...

  • New location for the North Shore Radio Club November Meeting!

    The November meeting will be located at The Rosewood Interpretive Center, 883 Sheridan Rd., in Highland Park. This is a one-time venue change resulting from work being performed at the Heller Nature Center. The time and date remain unchanged: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. See our website,...

  • Smilin' Saturday Stories: The Elves and the Shoemaker

    SMILIN' SATURDAY STORIESIMPROV PLAYHOUSE THEATER PRODUCTIONS4/7/2018, 11:00 AM - NoonMeijer Black Box Theater at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center Smilin' Saturday Stories returns to the Center with family-friendly fun this fall and winter! Professional actors from Improv Playhouse Theater...

  • Smilin' Saturday Stories: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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  • Smilin' Saturday Stories: Gulliver's Travels

    SMILIN' SATURDAY STORIESIMPROV PLAYHOUSE THEATER PRODUCTIONS2/3/2018, 11:00 AM - NoonMeijer Black Box Theater at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center Smilin' Saturday Stories returns to the Center with family-friendly fun this fall and winter! Professional actors from Improv Playhouse Theater...

  • Smilin' Saturday Stories: Stone Soup

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  • Illinois Brass Band Free Holiday Concert

    Illinois Brass BandFree Holiday Concert Sunday, December 103:00pm Holiday music and fun for the whole family!?Music director Stephen Squires and the Illinois Brass Band return to the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center for an afternoon of glorious brass music of the season. The hall will...

  • Infinity: A Journey Tribute Band

    Infinity: A Journey Tribute BandSaturday, January 20, 7:30pm Infinity, the popular Journey tribute band, returns to the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center! Formed in 1985, Infinity has grown into one of the top cover bands in the Midwest, covering not only Journey hits but also the music...

  • Round Lake Beach Fireside Chat

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  • Village of Round Lake Beach Annual Tree Lighting

    Join us for an evening of fun as the Village of Round Lake Beach hosts its annual Holiday Tree Lighting! Our evening begins at the Village Hall with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on a Fire Truck at approximately 6:15 p.m. Shortly after, the annual lighting of the tree will begin. After the...

  • Winter Wonderwalk Showcases CFT Vendors, Ft. Sheridan Home

    The shopping and home viewing highlights of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart's 22nd annual Winter Wonderwalk include a proud new Boutique partnership with Chicago Fair Trade and a turn-of-the-century home in Ft. Sheridan's historic community as one of the event's Housewalk stops. This year's...

  • The Y. So Much More Recognition Dinner Raises More Than $1 Million for the 4th Consecutive Year

    More than 450 attendees came together for The Y. So Much More? Recognition Dinner on October 26, raising more than $1 million for Chicago children and families for the fourth consecutive year. Emceed by ABC7 anchor Judy Hsu, the Recognition Dinner shed light on the needs, struggles and triumphs...

  • Nonprofits: Impact 100 Chicago Wants to Give You $100,000

    Impact 100 Chicago, a women's organization that awards $100,000 grants to Chicago area nonprofits, has opened its 2017- 2018 grant cycle. The organization will accept letters of inquiry from eligible nonprofits operating in Chicago and the greater Chicago area (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall,...

  • Nonprofits: Impact 100 Chicago Wants to Give You $100,000

    Impact 100 Chicago, a women's organization that awards $100,000 grants to Chicago area nonprofits, has opened its 2017- 2018 grant cycle. The organization will accept letters of inquiry from eligible nonprofits operating in Chicago and the greater Chicago area (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall,...

  • Lovell Federal Health Care Center to hold Family Caregiver Resource Fair Nov. 7

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Jayna Legg, 224-610-3132 or [email protected] Nov. 3, 2017 Lovell FHCC to hold Caregiver Resource Fair for family caregivers of veterans, military members NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. - The Lovell Federal Health Care Center Caregiver Support Program will host a Caregiver...

  • Woodland Intermediate Presents Fall Performance on Nov. 9 and 10

    Gurnee--Woodland Intermediate School's fourth and fifth grade students will proudly present the fall play, "The Wizard of Oz," on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10 at the Intermediate School's multi-purpose room, 1115 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show...

  • Freedom Golf Association’s First Annual “Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk” succeeds in showing how adaptive golf is aiding vets’ road to recovery

    The enthusiasm and good will were palpable at McDonald's corporate campus in Oak Brook, Illinois on Sunday, October 29 as the Freedom Golf Association's (FGA) First Annual "Honor Wounded Vets 5K Run/Walk" succeeded in drawing attention to the fact that adaptive golf is clearly helping wounded vets...

  • SWALCO to Host One-Day Business Electronics Recycling Event at Ela Township Hall

    Attention all Lake County business, schools, churches, nonprofits and units of government! The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) will be hosting a one day only special electronics recycling collection event for broken and unwanted electronics. This one-day special event will be held on...

  • Ferrara Candy Company Hosts 300 Local Kids at First-Ever Trunk-or-Treat

    Ferrara Candy Company celebrated Halloween a little early this year with a Trunk-or-Treat event at the Memorial Park District in Bellwood on Thursday, October 26. More than 20 trunks were decked out in Halloween decor and filled to the brim with 1,000 pounds of donated candy from Ferrara's most...

  • Women's Book Club

    Faith Lutheran Church680 W. DeerpathLake Forest, IL 60044 The Women's Book Club will meet Saturday, November 11th, at 8 a.m. to discuss "Katarina and Martin Luther" by Michelle DeRusha. Join us as we look at the relationship of these two extraordinary Christians, and Katarina's roles as wife, mother,...

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