WHEELING, Ill. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy is scheduled to reunite with members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him in Wisconsin earlier this month. Tommy Alter plans to meet with crew members Tuesday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, Illinois. Coast Guard officials say Alter, his aunt and cousin had gone out on Lake Michigan in rented kayaks July 11th near Peninsula State Park, but didn't return as expected. Officials say the family was spotted the following morning about 10 miles offshore.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Some young Rosemont artists are helping put together a mural depicting Mexican history and culture on some otherwise drab industrial buildings. The mural includes images of prominent Mexican figures such as Cesar Chavez, Frida Kahlo and Selena. Rosemont officials hired Chicago artist Rahmaan Statik to work with eight teenage apprentices to develop the designs, stencil them on the walls and paint them.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking nominees for the 2014 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards. The annual awards recognize residents 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the workforce. Nominations must be postmarked or faxed by August 22nd.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The Ice Arena at the University of Illinois will not be able to open until at least mid-September because of mechanical problems. That means the school's club hockey team is looking for a new temporary home. Coach Nick Fabbrini says he's looking at rinks in Bloomington, Danville, Kankakee and Chicago for sites for practices and possibly games.
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