Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Members of the HIP Athletic Association gathered at Ost Field track Tuesday night.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, April 17
A group of avid runners from the Hoffman Estates, Inverness and Palatine Athletic Association gathered Tuesday night to show respect for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by walking a mile together at the Ost Field track, 200 E. Wood St., according to the Daily Herald. Around 30 people showed up for the event, which came from an idea found on a Facebook page, "Runners Rock," that asked running groups to "say a prayer, light a candle (and) run a mile" at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Daily Herald.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Police search for teenage suspect who robbed two runners in Hoffman Estates Wednesday, the Daily Herald reports.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 28, 2012
On a bicycle, armed with what looked to be a handgun, a teenage suspect robbed two different runners on the Poplar Creek bike trail in Hoffman Estates Wednesday, the Daily Herald reports. The two victims were running alone when the suspect approached them and demanded they hand over their cell phones. According the Daily Herald, the suspect robbed the first jogger on the bike path west of Barrington Road and north of Bode Road around noon Wednesday and held up a second runner about three hours later around the same area. The Daily Herald reports, officers from several law enforcement agencies tried to hunt down the teen suspect, but the police search that included helicopter support was unsuccessful.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
An 11-year-old boy in Hoffman Estates died Saturday. The cause of his death is under investigation.
The death of an 11-year-old boy in Hoffman Estates remains a mystery after a Sunday autopsy was inconclusive, the Chicago Tribune reported. Hoffman Estates police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Mallard Lane at 1:44 p.m. Saturday. Police said that the boy was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived. He was taken to Saint Alexius Medical Center and pronounced dead at 3 p.m. The boy had a puncture wound to his chest, the Chicago Tribune reported, however, the wound was not a gunshot. The cause of the wound remains unclear, the newspaper reported. Hoffman Estates Police are continuing to investigate the incident with assistance from the Cook County Forest Preserve Police Department. The boy's home was near forest preserve …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Palatine Public Library District will celebrate the opening of the North Hoffman Branch Dec. 5 through Dec. 10.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
To celebrate the new Branch, the Library invites all North Hoffman Estates district residents to drop in and rediscover their neighborhood library beginning Monday, December 5 through Saturday, December 10, 2011. Some fun give-aways and contests for all District cardholders are planned for the whole week. Adults who check out materials will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an eReader. The North Hoffman Branch is located in the Willow Recreation Center at 3600 Lexington Drive, Hoffman Estates. Open hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed on Sundays. “We’re hoping that residents who have visited the Freeman Road location will enjoy this new branch as well,” states Susan …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Palatine Public Library District will move its Freeman Road branch into a Hoffman Estates Park District facility.
The Palatine Public Library District has found a new home for its Freeman Road branch. The branch will move to the Hoffman Estates Park District's Willow Recreation Center located at 3600 Lexington Drive, according to a statement on the park district's website. The library branch has been located at 1262 N. Freeman Road, but the building it occupied went into foreclosure on July 11. According to a statement on the Palatine Library's website, the Freeman Road branch will close Oct. 22 and the new branch will open in early November 2011. “While we knew that a change in location of the branch could be a concern for some residents, we recognized that the opportunity to partner with another governmental unit would maximize the use of tax …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Japan Relief Fair held at Frank C. Whiteley School April 2 raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Japan Relief Fair at District 15's Frank C. Whiteley School raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross. "It far exceeded our expectations in every way," said Mary Szuch, Whiteley's principal in a prepared statement. The proceeds from the April 2 event will go to help the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The fair drew more than 300 people and was manned by about 150 volunteers. Whiteley, located at 4335 Haman Ave. in Hoffman Estates, serves kindergarten through sixth grade students. The school has about 40 students who are Japanese and District 15 as a whole has about 75 Japanese families. The families worked with Yuko Nakagawa, a bilingual teacher at Whiteley and native of Japan, to organize the fair. “…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
An event to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will be held Saturday at Frank C. Whiteley School.
At first, Yuko Nakagawa wasn't phased when she heard an earthquake had hit her home country of Japan on March 11. Earthquakes are not that rare in Japan, she said. Then Nakagawa, a bilingual teacher at District 15's Frank C. Whiteley School saw TV footage of the unfolding disaster. "We weren't shocked until we saw the video," she said. "That's when we realized how bad it was." Whiteley serves youngsters from kindergarten through sixth grade and has about 50 students who are Japanese. Many of the students have parents who have come to the northwest suburbs of Chicago for work. "We all came to the same conclusion–we needed to do something," said Whiteley's Principal, Mary Szuch. The school, located at 4335 Haman Ave., Hoffman Estates, will …
Monday, March 28, 2011
As of March 26 214 people had taken advantage of early voting at the Palatine Village Hall.
So far 214 votes have been cast early at the Palatine Village Hall. Early voting for the April 5 election began on March 14 and continues through March 31. The Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood St., and most early voting locations are open through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As of March 26, the total number of votes cast at the village hall had been 214 – an average slightly more than 17 a day. However, that number is not be fully indicative of how many people have turned out, so far, for elections in Palatine. Cook County registered voters have several possible locations where they can vote early. By comparison Schaumburg has had 615 early voters at the Schaumburg Public Library. Schaumburg, however, has a contested race for mayor. …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The Vikings moved back into a three-way tie atop the MSL West standings with a 60-51 win at Hoffman Estates Friday night.
The visiting Fremd Vikings (16-8, 6-3) kept their MSL conference title hopes alive on Friday night, downing the Hoffman Estates Hawks 61-50. After a 25-25 tie at the half, Fremd turned up the defensive intensity in the third quarter by holding the Hawks to just a single free throw over the eight-minute stretch and taking a ten-point lead into the fourth. "We gave them a couple of early baskets on things we had prepared for during the week," said Vikings' head coach, Bob Widlowski. "We talked at halftime and came out with a defensive focus and the difference was holding them to one point in the third quarter." Despite its scoring woes in the third quarter, Hoffman (5-17, 0-9) cut Fremd's lead to five at the onset of the final period, and …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Lead by juniors Jessi Wiedemann and Ashley McConnell, Fremd downed Hoffman Estates 43-38 on Tuesday night in Palatine for the team's sixth consecutive win.
The Lady Vikes bent but never folded against a bigger, more physical Hoffman Estates team Tuesday. Fremd (19-4, 7-0) downed the visiting Hawks 43-38, sweeping the season series between the MSL-West schools. "They're a good team, they're well coached, they're very physical, and we did just enough both times to beat them without great shooting," said head coach Dave Yates. "For some reason, our hot shooting nights have not come against them." Though the Vikings struggled with consistency on offense, they responded every time Hoffman made a run. Trailing by two points at halftime, the Hawks grabbed a 23-22 lead midway through the third quarter, which Fremd answered with a 7-2 spurt that gave the Lady Vikes a four point lead going into the …