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Man Saved Children from Nazi Death Camps and Other Top Blogs

Best of the Blogs: Enjoy some of our top blog posts this week.

By Marcia Sagendorph

Check out these unique blogs from our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Click on the headlines below to get the full story from a few of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog!

Support your cause, promote your organization or share your expertise. Contact Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph at marcia.sagendorph@patch.com to get started.

Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame at Illinois Holocaust Museum

Sir Nicholas Winton, 104, who saved nearly 700 children from the Nazi death camps in 1934 will be inducted this month into the Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 26 in the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie.
- Posted by Dan Friedlander on Evanston Patch

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Suburban Cook County

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials confirm the first human case of West Nile virus. A man in his 50s from Oak Lawn became ill late last month with the virus; he was hospitalized but was released and is recovering. The virus is widespread in suburban Cook County with 208 mosquito pools and five dead birds having tested positive for West Nile virus.
- Posted by Cook County Department of Public Health on Palatine Patch

Perfectionist? Get A New Goal! A Message for Rosh HaShanah

It is common for people to want to succeed and to do great things. Striving for improvement is important; of course we should try to do our best, but when our best wont do, or is not good enough; it does not serve us.   When the goal is perfection we need to get ourselves a new goal.
- Posted by Rabbi Lisa Bellows on Buffalo Grove Patch

Breathe Deep Lake Arlington Is Right Around the Corner!

Breathe Deep Lake Arlington is gearing up for an amazing day September 22nd. Join us and Mayor Hayes in Arlington Heights for our 2 or 4 mile walk around the beautiful park! We will have face painting, a raffle, refreshments and a Tree of Honor to honor loved ones who have been affected by lung cancer.
- Posted by Heather Domabyl on Arlington Heights Patch

Will college education be the next casualty?

A week or so ago President Obama was on a two-day bus trip across New York and Pennsylvania, this time campaigning for affordable college education in an attempt to shame colleges into easing costs.  Apparently Obama thinks a college education is necessary for a good job, therefore a fundamental right.  According to Obama,  college just costs too much for everyone to afford. 
- Posted by Nancy J. Thorner on Northbrook Patch

Get Ready! September is National Preparedness Month

McHenry County Emergency Management Agency and the McHenry County Department of Health are encouraging residents, businesses and communities in the County to prepare and plan for emergencies as part of September’s National Preparedness Month (NPM).
- Posted by McHenry County Dept of Health on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch

Cheap Trick Review At Ravinia: Cheap Trick Meets The Beatles!

This past Saturday evening at Chicago's best outdoor venue, Ravinia hosted the venerable Cheap Trick. Led by original bandmates and future Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander and Tom Petersson, Rockford's Cheap Trick opened their live set with The Beatles Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band beginning with the title track from the classic LP!
- Posted by dylan jordan on Glenview Patch

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