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Women’s Self-Defense Course starting a week from Friday at AKF Spring Grove Flying Dragons

There are several very good reasons for women to take self defense classes, beginning with the ability to protect themselves in an emergency. The statistics … Read more ›

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Police Officers to Stake Out Dunkin' Donuts Rooftops, June 1

HUNDREDS OF POLICE OFFICERS TO STAKE OUT DUNKIN’ DONUTS ROOFTOPSFOR 10TH STRAIGHT YEAR, FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Guests Receive Free Donut Coupon Upon Donation Hundreds of … Read more ›

Ms. Washington's trailer in Pembroke Township, IL.  Photo courtesy of Photojournalist Michael Bracey.
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Here in Illinois?

Helping One Neighbor at a Time: bringing help and hope to the residents of Pembroke Township, Illinois, one of the poorest communities in the United … Read more ›

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Visions of Hope Awards celebrate Mental Health Month

Outstanding contributions deserve acknowledgement, and the McHenry County Behavioral Health Foundation (BHF) is pleased to recognize Dr. Chandra Vedak in his work for helping individuals … Read more ›

Stacy Cordery, nationally noted biographer and author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of Girl Scouts, speaks at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Annual Meeting where the organization honored local volunteers and elected new members to its Board of Directors.
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Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years/Honor Local Volunteers at Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) honored local volunteers and elected new members to the council’s Board of Directors at the organization’s recent annual meeting. … Read more ›

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry has relocated to 1111 Pyott Road. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills food pantry finds new home

A new location for a far northwest suburban food pantry aims to provide clients a more casual setting than those offered by similar organizations. The … Read more ›

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Girl Scouts Seeks Local Girls to Appear in Anti-Bullying Rock Opera Video!

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is currently casting local girls, ages 11-16, for roles in their upcoming rock opera video. The organization is especially … Read more ›

Nanci Garoon Leigner, left, with her friend, Michele Snyder. Leigner was named TribLocal Hero. (Submitted photo)

Foundation aims to prevent teen deaths from sudden cardiac arrest

Jenny Snyder, who would have celebrated her 21st birthday this month, died four years ago on a Glenview soccer field from sudden cardiac arrest. The … Read more ›

Brothers Caynon, left, Caydon and Cayman have been waiting more than six months for a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Big Brothers Big Sister seeks a few good men

Jen Vojcik is a single mother with three young boys who also works full-time as a firefighter with the McHenry Township Fire Protection District. The … Read more ›

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Volunteers Needed for 3rd Annual Wellness Place Walk/Run

Volunteers Needed for 3rd Annual Wellness Place Walk/Run Volunteers–we need you! There are many opportunities for those who wish to volunteer as well as participate … Read more ›