This week in the Local Voices section on Des Plaines Patch:
- Compassionate Community Changes the Life of a Bullied Teen! by Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
- Jennifer Boys is Dedicated to Excellence Since 1997 by Des Plaines Park District.
- Women Celebrate 11th Annual Health and Fitness Day by Des Plaines Park District.
- Friday is Kiwanis Peanut Day by Carol Walker.
- The Teachers We Need by Brad Schneider.