Good News Sunday: One man’s concept of a soccer pitch provides hope to Mount Prospect neighborhood

Good News Sunday: One man’s concept of a soccer pitch provides hope to Mount Prospect neighborhood

This is Good News Sunday, a compilation of a few of the extra upbeat and galvanizing tales revealed just lately by the Daily Herald:

The new group soccer pitch underneath development at Euclid Elementary School in Mount Prospect exhibits what a distinction one individual could make.

Dani Martinez, a youth pastor within the village’s Boxwood neighborhood, approached officers in Mount Prospect and River Trails Elementary School District 26 final 12 months with the concept for a small area close to the college.

Martinez, who lives within the neighborhood, stated it not solely would supply an outlet for space youth passionate in regards to the sport, but additionally assist construct group in an space that has handled gangs and violence.

Now his concept is changing into a actuality, as work is underway on the 4,500-square-foot mini soccer pitch south of the group backyard on the faculty, 711 E. Euclid Ave.

Martinez stated it the challenge, estimated to price as much as $215,361, is predicted to be completed by the top of the month.

“We are excited to observe the event unfold,” District 26 Superintendent Jodi Megerle stated. “This shall be a fantastic place for our college and group to collect.”

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Majors Melissa and Roberto Viquez of the Salvation Army Elgin Corps speak to the audience to kick off the organization's annual kettle campaign at Rookie's Rochaus in West Dundee Nov. 2. They raised over $10,000 at the event.

Majors Melissa and Roberto Viquez of the Salvation Army Elgin Corps converse to the viewers to kick off the group’s annual kettle marketing campaign at Rookie’s Rochaus in West Dundee Nov. 2. They raised over $10,000 on the occasion.

– Rick West | Staff Photographer

Elgin Salvation Army rings within the season with Red Kettle kick-off occasion

Ready or not, one of many iconic sights and sounds of the Christmas season is popping up across the space because the Salvation Army Red Kettle marketing campaign has begun.

The Salvation Army Elgin Corps just lately kicked off the annual Christmas drive at Rookie’s RocHaus in West Dundee and received off to a robust begin, elevating greater than $10,000 from the occasion.

This 12 months’s “Love Beyond Christmas” marketing campaign theme highlights that regardless that the fundraising occurs throughout the holidays, the cash collected funds the group for your complete 12 months.

“As Christmas goes, so goes the Salvation Army,” Development Director Rick Reigner stated.

Last 12 months, the Elgin Corps’ fundraising offered 21,138 situations of help to space residents, together with 2,160 instances of emergency lease and utilities help, 4,670 baggage of groceries, 14,749 Christmas presents and 12,214 important provides reminiscent of child method, diapers, cleansing provides and private hygiene objects.

Eighty-two cents of each greenback the Salvation Army raises goes on to packages.

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Steve Young, owner of Record Wonderland in Roselle, recently spoke to the Daily Herald about the resurgence of interest in vinyl.

Steve Young, proprietor of Record Wonderland in Roselle, just lately spoke to the Daily Herald in regards to the resurgence of curiosity in vinyl.

– Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Vinyl turning the tables in a digital world

In the golden age of pop and rock, vinyl records dominated the audio universe.

With the appearance of CDs after which streaming media, it appeared that vinyl could be relegated to the audio boneyard. Instead, vinyl is making spectacular beneficial properties.

For the primary time since 1987, vinyl albums outsold CDs in items, 41 million vs. 33 million.

At Record Wonderland in Roselle, the bins and the counter are brimming with a big selection of 33- and 45-rpm vinyl choices starting from Bob Dylan field units to Anthony Braxton avant-garde jazz albums.

But proprietor Steve Young stated there’s loads of new music on vinyl, as properly.

“There are lots of people who really feel that the vinyl sound is hotter and deeper,” Young stated.

Young stated vinyl has an attraction to younger people who typically goes past the sound of the file.

“Right now, I believe a part of it’s younger individuals like an even bigger format. There are lots of younger individuals who are available in right here, do not essentially even need to play the file. They similar to to have an object that represents an artist that they are actually keen on.”

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November 12, 2023 at 07:26PM

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