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Plainfield family raises money for low-income children with Halloween scenes

PLAINFIELD – When you build a dramatic Halloween display, people are sure to notice.

Even couples dressed like zombies about to say, “I do.”

“Last year, a wedding party got out and had their ceremony on the front lawn,” said Salvatore Perry, builder of the fundraising display. “They said, ‘Do you my mind if our minister blesses us?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, go for it.’ It was pouring rain outside.”

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Community Champions inspire, no matter what age

Despite the fact the Cubs were playing in game two of the World Series – writing that phrase still seems surreal --- an impressive crowd turned out last Wednesday for the Compassion Foundation's Annual Community Champions Recognition Dinner.

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Great Pumpkin Contest set for Saturday in East Dundee

Have you thought about what your jack-o'-lantern design entry will be for this year's Great Pumpkin Contest? Hosted by the Dundee Township Visitor's Center, the 18th annual event will be held Saturday at the Depot, 319 N. River St., East Dundee. There is no fee to enter. Pumpkins can be dropped off...

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The Bancroft School Transforms into the "Land of Smiles" with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Program

Sporting a sparkly silver and green robe and wielding a giant toothbrush as his wand, Tooth Wizard will help students defeat the evil PlaqueMan at The Bancroft School on November 9, 2016. The wizard hero will lead the students on a journey into the "Land of Smiles," the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation program that teaches pre-kindergarten through third grade children how to win the battle against tooth decay. Although largely preventable, tooth decay is the leading chronic childhood disease affecting children age 6 to 11, and according to the 2015 Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey, nearly one in four Illinois kids ages 6 to 12 missed school due to a dental problem.

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Shout Out: Rita Canning, Inverness resident and YMCA leadership award winner

Inverness resident Rita Canning recently received the "So Much More than a Leader" award from YMCA of Metro Chicago for her longtime involvement with the regional organization.

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Wade and Rondo to make Chicago debuts against Boston

The great Bulls 2016-17 mystery season opens in the United Center against the Boston Celtics. Perhaps no season in franchise history since the 1966 expansion year has started with so many new players, and so many uncertain about the quality of the team.

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Gary school referendum eyed to help ease $75 million debt

Voting “No” on the Gary Community School Corp.’s funding referendum could affect neighboring school districts just as much as it will the city, according to its superintendent and a GCSC board trustee.

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St. Francis high School (Wheaton) Students Present "Noises Off"

On November 17, 18 and 19, St. Francis High School (Wheaton) theatre students will perform, "Noises Off." The production, written by Michael Frayn, is a humorous play within a play from the back-stage perspective of rehearsal, the actors, and eventually, the live performance.

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