Friday, May 24, 2013
Get the latest results as they unfold straight from Eastern Illinois University.
Athletes from all over Illinois including the north and northwest suburbs will compete in the Illinois High School Association State Track Meet today and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Results are available here as they unfold. Meanwhile, watch videos of many of the athletes competing at the meet from the immediate area as they took part in either the Niles West or Buffalo Grove Sectional meets May 16.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
In addition to Memorial Day festivities, there are a number of other events happening in and around town.
Memorial Day events in and around Palatine start today, in addition to a number of other activites. Click the links below to see what's happening over the four day weekend. Friday, May 24: Arlington Park has scheduled events Friday through Memorial Day Saturday, May 25: Sunday, May 26: Memorial Day-Monday, May 27: If you have an event you'd like to publicize in the future, post it in our events calendar-it could be featured in the new 'Get Out' article published Friday mornings on Palatine Patch!
Palatine High School Senior Recognition Performance Marks Final Concert for Band Director Raeleen Horn After 33 Years
At the final performance of the school year, band students at Palatine High School celebrated first and last experiences they have shared together throughout the years, including a bittersweet moment for their band director. The Senior Recognition Band Concert entitled “Firsts and Lasts” took place on May 8, at 7:30 p.m. The Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensembles performed, 36 seniors were recognized for devoting four years to the program, Tage Larsen of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was the guest performer, and Band Director Raeleen Horn conducted her final concert after 33 years at Palatine High School before retirement. “Throughout the years, we have performed a lot of challenging and fantastic music, and this …
Find out where the local internet hot spots are.
Comcast has turned on more than 1,000 wi-fi hotspots throughout the Chicago suburbs as well as several hotspots throughout the McHenry County area. While the hotspots are meant to help Xfinity Wi-Fi customers connect more easily while on the go, the company will be running a promotion that allows anyone to use the hotspots from May 24 through July 4, according to the Chicago Tribune. Several local wi-fi hotspots can be found in Palatine with locations at 30 S. Northwest Highway, 139 N. Northwest Highway, 265 W. Northwest Highway, 210 N. Fremont St., 41 Wilson St. and 120 W. Wood St., according to the Comcast website. More hotspot locations can be found by searching above or searching the Comcast website. You can also search for a network …
Superintendent Nancy Robb has been with the district for 33 years, according to the Daily Herald.
Superintendent Nancy Robb will not be returning to the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 for the 2013-14 school year, according to the Daily Herald. Robb has been the district's superintendent since 2009 and is set to retire next year, according to the article. The district will soon begin to search for a new superintendent, according to the Daily Herald.
70 mph on rural interstates not a done deal yet, as bill has its opponents.
A bill to increase the maximum speed limit in Illinois could hit Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for his signature soon. Whether Quinn will sign it remains to be seen. The bill, introduced by Republican State. Sen. Jim Oberweis, would raise the speed limit on rural Illinois highways to 70 mph. The bill, which has passed both chambers of the state legislature, has been met with opposition due to safety concerns by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the Chicago Tribune. “The progression of this legislation is a good example of what can be accomplished when lawmakers work together in a bipartisan manner for the good of our state,” Oberweis said. “It was sponsored…
The investigation is ongoing, but the 30-year-old Husham Hussain was killed in the accident that occurred at N. Wilke and Rand roads Wednesday night.
UPDATED: Thursday, May 23, 1:25 p.m. Below is a press release issued by the Palatine Police Department: On May 22, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Palatine Police responded to a call of a single vehicle motorcycle accident where the driver lost control of his motorcycle traveling Northbound on Wilke/Frontage Road, approximately 75 feet south of Rand Road. There were no witnesses to the accident, but preliminary evidence at the scene indicated the motorcycle failed to negotiate a right turn and skidded into a fence. The driver, 30 year old Husham Hussain, of the 200 block of North Wilke Road, Palatine, was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he later succumbed to his injuries. Hussain, who was not wearing a helmet, was riding a …
There is cooler temperatures and rain in the forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Highcrest Middle School has broken the Guinness World Record for most twins in a single grade.
Highcrest Middle School is seeing double. The Wilmette school announced this week that it had broken the Guiness World Record for Most Twins in a Single Grade, with 23 sets of twins. Approximately 10 percent of the 5th grade class can claim the record as a twin. The previous record was 16 sets of twins. Luke and Ryan Novosel, dedicated readers of the Guinness Book, discovered that they could break the record when reading the book one night. "The boys were reading one Sunday night and started discussing the many sets of twins right in our neighborhood," Mike Novosel, Luke and Ryan's Dad, said. "My wife and I figured by the time they arrived at New Trier in a few years they could break the record. There were shrieks of excitement when Luke …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.