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Check out these unique blogs found among our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Click on the headlines below to get the full story from some 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.
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Audit: $718,000 Metra CEO payment unnecessary

Patronage, clout, hush money, misuse of public funds...there are so many ways the events surrounding the departure of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford have exploded into the biggest Illinois scandal of the summer. 
Posted by Reboot Illinois on Palatine Patch

2013 Disability Resource Fair

Commission for Residents with Disabilities is pleased to host a Resource fair of local businesses & non-profit organizations who focus on serving the needs of persons with disabilities. The fair will be Sunday Sept 8th from 9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. at 951 McHenry Road (next to the Farmer's market).
- Posted by Rick Kahen on Buffalo Grove Patch

Fitting it All In - Personal Statements for the Common App 2014

With a record number of students applying to colleges and universities every year, competition is surely but steadily hotting up. In these difficult economic times, landing a decent job and enjoying a respectable standard of living upon completing one's schooling may no longer be a given.
- Posted by Chhavi Porwal on Lake Zurich Patch

"Tees for Degrees" Golf Outing Supports Local Youth

More than 100 golfers attended the 1st Annual "Tees for Degrees" golf outing presented by Giordano's to raise funds in support of College Bound Opportunities.

- Posted by Jarrod Daab on Deerfield Patch

Gorge Yourself - While Helping US Vets (Genoa)

I like buffets. I especially like them when they support a cause I am partial to, like veterans. Buffets for me are not (necessarily) about the quantity, but rather the adventure, and finding surprises on occasion, like this morning in Genoa, Illinois.
- Posted by Burger Dog Boy on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Are you or someone you know dealing with Alzheimer's Disease or just someone who wants to join and help with a great cause? Join Home Instead Senior Care and many others for the Alzheimer's Association 'Walk to End Alzheimer's.'
- Posted by Tessa Silvestri on Evanston Patch

I Love to Tap Dance In My Poems

I love to tap dance in my poems

Or slide a neat glissade

Or take a spin to show I’m in

A mood for being mod...

- Posted by june luvisi on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch


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