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Hometown Heroes: Bear Family Restaurants

The McDonald’s brand has been known for giving back. And the Bear family restaurants have been doing just that and then some. They have been lending a hand and providing inspiration to our community in ways that have people saying “I’m Lovin’ It!” Here are some reasons why the Bear family restaurants are Hometown Heroes!…
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04.22.2020

Hometown Heroes: Niko’s Tavern

Many people have come together to support our community members. Namely those fighting in the battle against COVID-19. We’ve seen countless acts of kindness, support and love. It’s inspiring to see our neighbors, friends and family unite for the sake of a good cause. And now as we turn to look at Niko’s Tavern in…
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04.22.2020

Hometown Heroes: Copper Barrel on State

Uncertain, unprecedented, unpredictable. These are all examples of what people and the media are saying about the times we are currently living in. And looking around it’s hard to disagree. Unemployment is reaching some of the highest numbers since the Great Depression. There are so many people in our communities who are now facing issues they’ve…
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04.21.2020

Hometown Heroes: Elgin Community College

On the outside, there are wide fields, beautiful flowers and tranquil lakes. But if you look closer, you’ll see more than just welcoming scenery at Elgin Community College. You’ll see care, support and potential. Unfortunately, having to close their campus could make curating their support very difficult. But Elgin Community College has not only continued…
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04.21.2020

Hometown Heroes: Food for Greater Elgin

Food for Greater Elgin has been full of Hometown Heroes since their opening in 2011. For 9 years they have been providing food for people in need. As we continue to navigate these strange times, Food for Greater Elgin knew they were going to need to provide for our community now more than ever. Not…
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04.20.2020

Hometown Heroes: Papa John’s West Dundee

In mid-March many restaurants were caught off guard by the sudden change of closing their dining rooms. But Papa John’s in West Dundee thought of something bigger than themselves. They thought about the individuals and families that were undergoing financial hardship. On March 15th, Papa John’s in West Dundee began taking requests from those who…
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04.20.2020

Hometown Heroes: District 300

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, schools have had to close their doors and say goodbye to their students. And for many families, school not only provides their children with education, but also guaranteed meals. And for many, school doors closing means enduring much more stress. Throughout these uncertain times, District 300 has remained vigilant in…
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04.17.2020

Hometown Heroes: Otto Engineering

Do you remember what life was like in the 1960s? Flower power, go-go boots, and some great rock music. If you were living in the Carpentersville area at that time you may remember a new business coming to town. Otto Engineering in Carpentersville has been providing excellent service for almost 60 years! If you’ve driven…
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04.17.2020

Hometown Heroes: Vida Yoga and Fitness

Keeping a healthy lifestyle isn’t the easiest task for many people right now. Kids are at home and require care and supervision, workloads have increased. Or maybe, we’ve been at home for so long we have become victim to our couches. It’s been said, an object at rest will stay at rest. Somedays the only…
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04.16.2020

Hometown Heroes: Billy Brick’s

Pizza is an American past time, like baseball or the 4th of July. Birthday parties, graduations, and of course the just because pizza, has graced our stomachs for years. And if you live in the Elgin area, a Billy Brick’s pizza has probably been there. As an honored guest at events or maybe a best…
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04.16.2020
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