Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Evanston Township High School students say gay slurs are part of casual conversation.
Two years after the accident that nearly killed her, Juliana Ramos delivers an impassioned message to her fans. Juliana Ramos, fiancée of former American Idol contestant Chris Medina,, was intoxicated at the time of her car accident Oct. 2, 2009. Her blood alcohol content was .16—twice the legal limit of .08. She has since expressed a desire to speak out against drinking and driving. For some Evanston Township High School students, gay slurs are viewed as casual conversation, not to be taken seriously. Others think that language plays a much more important role in the acceptance of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) students. "Faggot" is just a word, said one student. An insult you might casually toss at …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The 40th Annual Dinner and Jazz concert will feature Ken Spurr's Jazz Ensemble and a Fremd High School student.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Erin Blanchette, a Fremd High School graduate, will be featured as a guest jazz vocalist, along with the Ken Spurr Jazz Ensemble and the Harper Jazz Lab Band, at the college’s annual summertime dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 outside the Student Center, North Patio, of Building A, on the Palatine campus. Haley Reinhart, who finished third on American Idol, performed at last year's Dinner and Jazz Concert. Blanchette, who has taken Spurr’s jazz combo classes and private jazz piano lessons, will be attending the University of Miami (FL) where she will major in vocal jazz performance, a press release from the college states. Blanchette will be joined onstage by three Harper students who won top prizes in the recent Harper …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A roundup of the top stories for the week of May 15.
Here are the top stories for Patch sites in your area this week: Firefighters Respond to Wheeling House Fire Accused Arsonist Released on Bond Crystal Lake Woman Sentenced for Robbing Cary Bank Haley Eliminated on American Idol Church Plans 61st Rummage Sale
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Haley Reinhart was eliminated from American Idol after an impressive run on the Fox series.
Haley Reinhart's run on American Idol came to an end Thursday. The Harper College student and Wheeling High School graduate was eliminated from American Idol after 95 million votes were cast following Wednesday's program. It was the most votes ever cast for a non-final episode of American Idol. Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will compete next week to see who is this year's American Idol. Reinhart's journey on the show began after an audition in Milwaukee. Early on it appeared that Reinhart might make an early exit from the program, finishing among the bottom three in votes four times. But, Reinhart perservered. "This is the biggest platform anybody could ask for," Reinhart said, after the results were announced. "I rocked it out and I …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Patch provides coverage throughout the day of Haley Reinhart's hometown appearances as part of American Idol's top three contestants.
Haley Reinhart Day! That's what Wheeling officially dubbed May 14 for Haley Reinhart's return to the area today for her hometown visit as part of her journey from Harper College student to one of American Idol's top three contestants. Patch editors kept this page updated live with photos, stories and videos from her various appearances. Scroll down to see updates from all her hometown appearances and check back to continue to follow Haley's journey in the coming weeks. FINAL UPDATE VIDEO: Haley's Peformance At Arlington Park This portion of the report was contributed by Patch Editor Chi-an Chang. UPDATE: 9:22 p.m. Season five "American Idol" contestant David Radford, who graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School, complimented Haley…
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wheeling native and Harper College student Haley Reinhart is in the final three of American Idol.
Haley Reinhart is coming home Saturday. The Wheeling native and Harper College student made it into American Idol's final three Thursday. Reinhart will receive a hometown celebration that will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with a motorcade to Village Hall (see attached map) and conclude with a performance at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Park Racetrack. During a ceremony in Wheeling, Village President Judy Abruscato will proclaim May 14 as "Haley Reinhart Day." Tickets can be reserved by visiting www.arlingtonpark.com. The general-admission tickets will not include reserved seating and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Updated details about Reinhart’s pending visit will be posted at www.wheelingil.gov. In a bit of a …