Cook County briefs

Published: 3/7/2009 12:07 AM

Arrest made at library

An Evanston man with three prior convictions for public indecency has been charged with felony public indecency after exposing himself to a 37-year-old Arlington Heights woman in the reference room at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, police said. Gregory Gentiles 25, of the 1500 block of Darrow Avenue, who was arrested around 8 p.m. Thursday, also was charged with possession of marijuana. Police reports said he had exposed himself to another woman Dec. 11 at the same location. His court date is April 13.

Palatine fire board seat open

The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District has an opening on its board. Palatine Township residents interested in serving a three-year term to begin May 1 can submit their resumes, including background and qualifications, to the Palatine Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road, Suite 101, Palatine, IL, 60067, by Wednesday, April 22. Candidates will be asked to appear before the township board on Monday, April 27. For more information, contact the township at (847) 358-6700.

Carnival today in Des Plaines

The Des Plaines Youth Commission is holding its 3rd Annual Carnival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Maine West High School gymnasium. Tickets to a wide variety of games, including bean bag, Bozo buckets, musical chairs, pie throwing, are 25 cents each.

Workplace judged to be great

Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, with hospitals in Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates, was one of 20 organizations worldwide to receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award. Companies that won ensure each employee has an emotional connection to the company's mission and growth, Gallup said. Alexian works to make sure employees have a voice and are listened to, chief executive Mark Frey said in news release. The award will be presented April 29 in Omaha.

Karate competition coming

The Japan Karate Association of Rolling Meadows is holding the 17th Annual Windy City Traditional Karate Championship Tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca. The competition is open to children, teens and adults who practice Traditional Japanese or Okinawa Karate and draws several hundred athletes from around the country. For more information, call (847) 797-1989, or visit