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A Christmas "Close to You" on Saturday, Dec. 2

WORTHINGTON - Whether or not your window panes are frosted or your seasonal tree is bedecked with painted candy canes, you can fill your festive stocking to the brim with Christmas classics at "Close to You: A Carpenters' Christmas" on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 20:17:00

'Journey to a Distant Land' with Chamber Singers

WORTHINGTON - Area music enthusiasts needn't travel far to "Journey to a Distant Land;" only to the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in downtown Worthington. There, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, the 26 Worthington Chamber Singers will present a holiday concert that will take the audience on a

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 19:08:00

Community Christmas Baskets program depends on intergenerational volunteers

The Community Christmas Baskets program provides food, blankets, personal hygiene items and toys during the first week of December to dozens of needy families. With more than 200 volunteers working behind the scenes, this year's distribution will take place at American Reformed Church on Friday, Dec

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 18:03:00

Looking Back: 1967 -- WHS effort helping Vietnamese orphans

A mini-blizzard hit southwest Minnesota on Friday, closing many of the area's schools and shutting down special events for the day. Total daytime snow accumulation was around four inches in the Worthington area, according to the National Weather Service, but northwest winds blowing at 40 miles per h

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 14:34:00

Water & Light Commission backs new housing program

WORTHINGTON - The Water & Light Commission voiced support Monday for a proposed housing development program introduced by the Worthington City Council last week. Council members asked that Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) be a partner in the program and match the city's $1.5 million contribution t

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 14:31:00

City Council, Water & Light Commission back WREDC

WORTHINGTON - Two of the three public entities that help fund the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC) expressed support for the organization this week. At Monday's Water & Light Commission meeting, commissioners agreed they wanted to keep Worthington Public Utilities funding to

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 13:46:00

Lewis & Clark water pipeline on track for late 2018

WORTHINGTON - Long-awaited water from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System is well on its way to Worthington. The section of pipeline from Magnolia to the Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System connection near Adrian will be done by Thanksgiving. Pipe installation on the section between Adrian an

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 13:27:00

Council shows concepts for new pavilion, beach house

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington City Council showed off preliminary plans Tuesday for a new plaza and pavilion at the Farmer's Market parking lot at the corner of 10th Street and Second Avenue, as well as a new beach house at Centennial Park. Concept art from Stockwell Engineering shows a plaza area w

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-11-22 13:09:00

Village of Palatine Schedules Final Leaf Collection for the Year

Additional curbside leaf collection scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2017 due to normal-than-usual weather this fall. Additional Curbside Leaf Collection Scheduled for November 27 Due to the warmer-than-usual weather this fall, the Public Works Department has scheduled an additional leaf collecti

PATCH - 2017-11-22 12:03:29

Arlington Heights, Palatine Death Notices: Week Of Nov. 20

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. Andrew M. Mullen Jr., 70, Palatine Born: Jan. 26, 1947 Died: 11/17/17 A


3 teens charged in murder of Lyft driver in April

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Three teenagers from Maywood have been charged with murdering a Lyft driver. Police say Trevon Thomas, 19, Denarvis Mendenhall, 19, and a 16-year-old male took part in the shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Adaranijo Adekunte on April 26 in Des Plaines. Adekunte was found in h

WGNTV.COM - 2017-11-23 13:09:46

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

3 Charged With Fatal Shooting of Des Plaines Lyft Driver

Three people have been charged with the fatal shooting of a 53-year-old Lyft driver in April in west suburban Maywood. Denarvis Mendenhall and Trevon Thomas, both 19, and a 16-year-old boy are charged with a count of first degree murder, Maywood police announced Wednesday. All three live in Maywood.

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-11-23 02:30:40

'Uptown 501' Gets Final Approval

Plans are on track to construct a 262-unit, five-story, mixed-use development across Dundee Road from the Wheeling Town Center by the end of 2018. Wheeling trustees Monday approved the final Planned Unit Development and preliminary plat documents provided by DAC developments for the 501 W. Dundee R

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

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

Ex-Buffalo Grove Mayor Ends 59th District State Rep Campaign

BUFFALO GROVE, IL - The former mayor of Buffalo Grove announced this week he is dropping out of the race to succeed Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) as 59th District state representative. Elliott Hartstein issued a statement saying he will not be submitting paperwork for run when the filing period for e

PATCH - 2017-11-23 21:06:50

OIC of Wilson giving away Thanksgiving food

WILSON, NC (WITN) - The OIC of Wilson is holding its quarterly emergency food distribution ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday this morning. The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson, Inc. will give away food to qualified applicants until their supply is gone. Thousands of people are expe

WITN - 2017-11-22 13:10:00

COOPER: Pharmaceutical expansion bringing 445 new jobs to Wilson

WILSON, NC (WITN) - Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Eastern Carolina, according to Governor Roy Cooper. Fresenius Kabi will expand its pharmaceutical plant in Wilson County and hire another 445 workers over five years. The plant specializes in making ready-to-administer syringes, and currently em


Wilson turning blind eye to police grievances

I find it interesting that when specific, troubling issues regarding the administrative level of the Wilson Police Department were presented at the accreditation hearing last Monday, a former police chief and a sitting city councilman were in the audience and neither expressed an ounce of curiosity


Farm-City Week celebrates Wilson County agriculture

The top concern among farmers and agribusiness owners in Wilson County is finding technologically trained workers. That's according to Sandy Maddox, keynote speaker at the annual Farm-City Week breakfast attended by 150 people Tuesday at the Wilson County Agricultural Center. Maddox is director of t