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National Merit Honors For Fremd Students

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced students who received the prestigious National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship for their outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Four students hail from Fremd High School in Palatine.

Posted: May 02, 2016
Loading Up: District 211 Collects Over 100,000 Bottles Of Water For Flint

Township High School Dist. 211 students recently completed a weeklong "Water for Flint” drive at each high school. The end result far surpassed initial goals.

Updated: April 29, 2016 - 4:51 pm
New Integrated System Will Help Rolling Meadows Residents, Businesses

In its ongoing efforts to streamline and upgrade operations, Rolling Meadows hired consulting firm Baker Tilly to upgrade the city’s 10-year-old financial operations software as part of a multi-year, estimated $750,000 project.

Posted: April 28, 2016
A First Time Event In Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows' Community Events Foundation will host its first 2016 fundraiser, the Wine & Cheese Affair, With a 1950s Flair, from 5 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Historical Museum, 3100 Central Rd.

Posted: April 28, 2016
Celebrate Arbor Day At Pleasant Hill Elementary April 29

The Palatine Park District and village of Palatine will conduct their annual joint Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, 434 W. Illinois Ave.

Posted: April 24, 2016
Perfect ACT Scores For Four District 211 Students

Township High School Dist. 211 juniors Tuesday, April 19 took the ACT test for the last time.

Posted: April 23, 2016
State Wants Its Money Back Due To Misallocation

A recent tax system modernization initiative at the Illinois Dept. of Revenue (IDOR) has uncovered a misallocation to the Personal Property Replacement Tax (PPRT) Fund that has a major negative financial impact on several Northwest suburbs.

Posted: April 22, 2016
Legislators Lob Spending Bills, Other Fixes As Budget Impasse Continues

With the state budget impasse approaching its 10th month, local legislators have been busy since the start of the legislative session this month in Springfield.

Updated: April 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
10-Year Deal For District 15 Teachers

Palatine Elementary School Dist. 15 and the Classroom Teachers Council (CTC) recently reached an agreement on a new 10-year contract.

Updated: April 21, 2016 - 2:13 pm
District 15 Committee: Build New School, Close Sanborn

During the April 13 Palatine Elementary School Dist. 15 board meeting, the Facilities Plan Committee presented several recommendations for addressing long-term facilities needs, which include building an elementary school for grades K-5 in northeast Palatine.

Posted: April 21, 2016
Rolling Meadows Moves Forward With Gateway Upgrades

What some describe as the front door to Rolling Meadows, Gateway Park, is close to receiving a complete makeover after more than 40 years.

Updated: April 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Fantasy Sports Regulation Proposal Passes Illinois House Committee

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), on behalf of its 300 members across the nation including DraftKings, FanDuel, and several Illinois-based operators, is supporting HB 4323 sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) and Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), which passed the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning.

Updated: April 20, 2016 - 2:47 pm
Journal Claims 3 State Press Association Awards

Journal & Topics Media Group placed in three categories in the Illinois Press Association’s 2015 Editorial Contest.

Posted: April 20, 2016
Curt Pinley Wins No. 800

Fremd High School boys volleyball coach Curt Pinley has been around for a while. In fact, he has been coaching boys volleyball longer than the IHSA has recognized it as an official sport.

Updated: April 20, 2016 - 3:46 pm
Decision On Mosque Move Postponed

Rolling Meadows aldermen at their Tuesday, April 13 meeting voted to postpone first reading of two ordinances that would allow the Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs (ISNS) to move its mosque to an industrial site.

Updated: April 20, 2016 - 4:12 pm
American Legion Sponsors Food Drive For Palatine Township Pantry

Palatine American Legion Post 690, 122 W. Palatine Rd., is conducting a food drive this month for the Palatine Township Food Pantry.

Posted: April 17, 2016
Find Palatine Township Property Assessments In Journal & Topics

Today’s (April 14) issue of the Palatine Journal & Topics, distributed in the township of Palatine contains a 140-page supplement of the Real Estate Assessment List for the township of Palatine. This list is prepared by the Assessor of Cook County, Joseph Berrios.

Posted: April 14, 2016
New Chief Officially Joins City Ranks

Surrounded by family members including his wife Laura and officers from Rolling Meadows and Elk Grove Village, Mayor Tom Rooney swore in new Rolling Meadows Police Chief John Nowacki at Tuesday’s (April 12) city council meeting.

Updated: April 14, 2016 - 3:07 pm
Short $400,000 From State, Elk Grove Nonprofit Schedules Fundraiser

The Kenneth Young Center (KYC) is hosting its 15th annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser in Busse Woods next month.

Updated: April 21, 2016 - 1:28 pm
Wildstang Motors On

Township High School Dist. 214's WildStang Robotics Team has advanced to the FIRST Robotics Championship competition in St. Louis after placing second at a recent regional competition.

Posted: April 14, 2016
St. Viator High School Names New President

Brian Liedlich, a St. Viator High School parent and board trustee, was named the new president of the Arlington Heights school on Tuesday, April 12.

Updated: April 14, 2016 - 3:08 pm
Rolling Meadows Chamber Rolls Out New Website

Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce officials rolled out their newly designed website,, last week.

Posted: April 13, 2016
Will Auction Caputo's Des Plaines Shopping Center

Major changes may be coming to Des Plaines with the scheduled auctioning of real estate and equipment owned by brothers Nat and Vito Caputo.

Posted: April 12, 2016
Public Invited To Cardinal's Marker Blessing At All Saints

One year following the death of Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will bless the new ledger stone marking Cardinal George’s grave at All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum in Des Plaines.

Updated: April 11, 2016 - 12:45 pm
Rolling Meadows Moves Forward With Issuing Bonds To Pay For Fire Stations

Rolling Meadows City Council members unanimously approved a resolution stating that all expenses related to the $9 million, earmarked to build two new fire stations, be included in a future debt issuance by the city.

Posted: April 07, 2016

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