Friday, July 6, 2012
Participants have shot at winning $1 million on July 13.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Feeling lucky? July 13 is your chance to win $1 million. Golfers and participants in the second annual Drive Fore Food golf outing will have a chance at big bucks. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Lake Bluff Golf Course, 355 W. Washington. The cost is $100 per person, which includes lunch by Wisma, 18 holes with cart, chance at a Hole-in-One car provided by Knauz Auto Group, a silent auction and dinner underwritten by Lake Forest Bank and Trust. Proceeds benefit the food pantry at Shields Township. The overwhelming success of last year’s event helped support and feed a record number of neighbor-recipients. Last year, more than 2,850 people utilized the pantry, a 43 percent …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Nearly 300 people line up; approximately 10,000 pounds of food passed out in 2 hours.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Within two hours, nearly 300 people and 10,000 pounds of food was handed out by the Shields Township Food Pantry on June 21. The mobile food pantry was hosted by the township’s foundation, Phoenix Rising, Naval Station Great Lakes and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The free food giveaway was the third mobile food drive funded by private donations and hosted by these groups. The turnout was the largest the township has seen, said Shields Township Supervisor Gale Strenger Wayne. With boxes and bags in tow, people braved the hot weather and started lining up at Yeager Elementary School in North Chicago an hour before the 4 p.m. food giveaway was to begin. The line eventually snaked from its back parking lot around to the front entrance of…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The Chapel, a non-denominational church with campuses in Barrington, Grayslake, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, McHenry, Mundelein and Palatine, has opened a new food pantry.
It is about more than the food. That comment summed up the newly opened community Care center at 25270 W. Highway 60, Grayslake. It is located in The Stadium of the Grayslake campus of The Chapel. "This is not just a food pantry," said JoAnn Hungness, of Round Lake Beach. "People feel invited to come in, they feel welcomed, they feel valued." Just one month ago, 150 people came to the center for food and personal items. Two weeks ago, there were 177 people. The needs continue to increase as joblessness remains high and families struggle to pay for necessities like food and clothing. The Chapel's community Care center, known simply as the cCc — with the emphasis on the "Care" — provides food and clothing to any community members who need …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: High school football coaches accused of hazing freshman.
Residents that have been classically defined as solidly suburban middle class are the biggest group of new users at the Niles Township Food Pantry. The long-term unemployed or those forced to take lower-wage positions after being cast out of well-paying jobs, or have lost homes to foreclosure, have dramatically swelled the ranks of pantry patrons with the peak demand for food necessities still ahead December. Last year 150 students attending Township High School District 211 schools in Palatine were classified as homeless, and this year that number continues to rise. In response to the growing problem, a group called Realtors Against Homelessness (R.A.H.) have joined forces with the District 211 Foundation to sponsor an upcoming …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Cook County defies White House, releases illegal immigrants charged with felonies.
No more holding back on the expletives when visiting Park Ridge. Park Ridge residents will now be able to swear, legally, thanks to a local law being stripped from the books. The Park Ridge City Council decided this week to delete a law which made it a crime "to use profanity in any street, alley or public place of the City.” The release of more than 40 suspected illegal immigrants jailed in Cook County on felonies has added fuel to a contentious debate over public safety and local authorities' defiance of a White House program that aims to pursue more criminal deportations. The program depends on police and sheriff's deputies to hold suspected illegal immigrants who get arrested beyond the time when they would otherwise be released. But …
Friday, April 1, 2011
Lake Forest, Lake Bluff residents join ranks of those looking for assistance.
More than two years ago, Bob was a senior executive making more than $200,000 a year. These days, the Lake Bluff resident, who asked not to use his last name to protect his children, calls himself one of the country’s “new poor.” Rather than buying his children whatever they want, he now has to budget for everything from a movie theater ticket to food. Having already exhausted all of his unemployment benefits, Bob is now a “99er,” meaning he used up his state and federal government-provided 99 weeks of unemployment funds. While he used to donate money and items to places like the Salvation Army and local food pantries, Bob and his family are now those organizations’ clients. Food Pantry ‘absolute life-saver’ One of the organizations Bob …