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Stratton Players presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

FITCHBURG -- The Stratton Players announces its upcoming production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", a Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson. The show is directed by John Williams and will be presented for six performances on Friday, Nov. 24, Saturday, Nov. 25, Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:32:35

Garner: Think the rivalry is dead? Think again.

Is the annual Fitchburg-Leominster Thanksgiving Day football rivalry dead? While it may not be as heated as it was in the past -- long before I was even born -- I have a hard time believing this rivalry means nothing in 2017. Granted, Leominster has reigned supreme over the last eight years on Tur

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-22 18:00:51

'The Rivalry': A Thanksgiving football tradition like no other

By Mark Bodanza Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise If you live in Fitchburg or Leominster and have even the slightest interest in football, you're likely to claim a fair amount of knowledge about what the locals refer to as "The Rivalry." Fitchburg and Leominster have been competing on the high

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 12:02:15

One shot at Thanksgiving glory

FITCHBURG -- Kids in Fitchburg grow up dreaming that one day they will get the opportunity to play against archrival Leominster in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. For three Fitchburg High seniors -- Elijah Allen, Ron Fernandez and Alexis Rivera -- that dream is now a reality. Thursday m

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:52:11

'The Chess Player'

FITCHBURG -- The curtain rises on Professor Richard McElvain's final production at Fitchburg State University next week, and the accomplished actor and director is going out with a flourish. Just days after the successful run of the McElvain-directed Into the Woods -- the university's first musical

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:33:02

Having beat his demons, Donald Sparks had a message: 'You can too'

FITCHBURG -- The food was on the table, but one key element was missing at this year's Thanksgiving dinner at the Fitchburg Housing Authority's Day Street building: Donald S. Sparks II. In his place were photos of the man whose early struggles with addiction and homelessness had been replaced in re

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:32:52

Ford Future Nurses scholarship fundraiser planned

FITCHBURG -- The Estelle R. Ford Future Nurses Scholarship Fundraiser will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Fitchburg Knights of Columbus, 165 Electric Ave. The Friends of the Knights, Estelle Ford/Fischer Family and Cucchiara/Fluet Families are gearing up to make this a day t

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:32:39

DiGeronimo, Palazzi know importance of the game

FITCHBURG -- Playing and coaching in the annual Thanksgiving Day football clash between Fitchburg and Leominster are two different perspectives. Luckily for Fitchburg coach Tom DiGeronimo and Leominster coach Dave Palazzi, they both have experienced the highs and lows of playing and coaching for th

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 11:32:16

Cary Man Committed Suicide In McHenry Jail Cell: Source

WOODSTOCK, IL - The Cary man who was found unresponsive in his McHenry County Jail cell on Friday, Nov. 17, committed suicide, according to a source close to the family, amid overwhelming financial stress due to court-ordered child support payments. Thomas Doheny, 51, of Cary, was found by jail staf

PATCH - 2017-11-22 14:36:03

Woman Charged With Using Flamethrower To Set Car On Fire, Reporting It Stolen

CHICAGO (CBS) - A 47-year-old woman faces arson charges after police say she set her car on fire with a flamethrower two weeks ago, and then falsely reported the car stolen. Barrington police said Julie Gagne, of the 500 block of South Summit Street, has been charged with one felony count of arson,

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-22 13:32:21

Teens honored after saving baby who fell out of moving car

WEST DUNDEE, Ill. - Three teens were honored after they saved a 1-year-old who fell out of a car. Matthew Gillespie, 17, Anthony Arroyo, 18, and Jonathan Padilla, 17 were honored at the West Dundee City Hall after they rescued a child on the night of October 30. That night, the teens were traveling

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-22 18:11:41

Holiday Light Recycling Hosted By Algonquin

From the Village of Algonquin: As we begin decorating for the holiday season, you may find some unusable strings of holiday lights with your decorations. The Village of Algonquin, in cooperation with Elgin Recycling, will be offering holiday light recycling November 20 through January 22 at Ganek Mu

PATCH - 2017-11-22 19:28:48

Mom Who Killed Disabled Daughter Must Return To Prison

Bonnie Liltz, 58, must go back to jail next week to continue serving her term, but she still could have her sentenced reduced. SCHAUMBURG, IL - A Schaumburg mother who admitted to feeding her 28-year-old developmentally disabled daughter a fatal amount of medication in 2015 must return to jail next

PATCH - 2017-11-22 18:02:16

Mother, Daughter Targeted in 'Elaborate' Scam

South Elgin police told a suburban mother and daughter that it is one of the most detailed and elaborate scams they've seen. On Monday morning, Tina Pelinski was at work when she got a phone call from her daughter's number. The call was pure terror. "Two males voices on the other end, explaining to

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-11-22 23:51:41

Bartlett Library partners with Rotarians for Family Reading Night

On Thursday, Nov. 16, 96 youth and adult patrons gathered to celebrate Family Reading Night at the Bartlett Public Library District. This year the Bartlett Rotarians partnered with the Bartlett Library to celebrate this night with stories and crafts. Throughout the state of Illinois, Family Reading

PATCH - 2017-11-22 16:40:36

Woman charged after using flamethrower to burn her own car, police say

BARRINGTON, Ill. - A Barrington woman was charged after police said she used a flamethrower to destroy her own car, and then lied to officials about it. Julie Gagne, 47, was charged Wednesday with arson and filing a false police report. Police said she set her car on fire on November 10 around 10:30

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-22 22:45:32

Petition aimed at stopping 2-way traffic idea in downtown Wheeling

A petition aimed at blocking a suggestion by Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott to make Main and Market streets two-way in downtown Wheeling is gaining signatures. A petition aimed at blocking a suggestion by Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott to make Main and Market streets two-way in downtown Wheeling is gain

WTOV 9 - 2017-11-22 18:13:05

Wheeling police will have extra patrols during this heavily traveled week

Wheeling police have extra patrols out and they're sending out a warning: Don't drink and drive. Millions will hit the highway Wednesday and Thursday to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, and extra police patrols are also on-hand to keeps people safe. Wheeling police have extra patrols out and they

WTOV 9 - 2017-11-22 17:16:56

Goodwill store in Wheeling is closing

The Goodwill store in Wheeling is closing, but very little information is being released as to why. Goodwill Systems Manager Jackie Ice says the lease at 2200 Market Street was not renewed by the landlord. Ice says a sale is planned for Friday and Saturday at the store, and it will close its doors a

WTOV 9 - 2017-11-22 18:11:19

Wheeling NAACP President speaks of racial injustices he's seen in the OV

The Wheeling Human Rights commission invited Wheeling NAACP President Darryl Clausell to speak on Tuesday. Clausell talked about racial injustices that he has seen and heard about in the Ohio Valley. They range from African Americans being reported to the police due to their appearance, to being pul

WTOV 9 - 2017-11-21 23:28:27