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Homeowners to pay $21 more with ECC tax levyElgin Community College will levy roughly $55.5 million in property taxes to fund operations next year, officials said Tuesday. That's a roughly 1 percent increase from last year's tax request. The owner of a home valued at $250,000 would pay an additional $21 yearly, said Sharon Konny, vice president of finance.Last Updated Dec 11, 2013 12:44 PM
Fox Valley police reportsUpdated Dec 10, 2013 4:43 PM
A five-car pileup closed eastbound Route 20 at Liberty Street for less than an hour sometime overnight between late Monday and early Tuesday, Lt. Dan O’Shea said. O’Shea said a single air bag deployed inside one of the vehicles but that nobody was hospitalized.
Tri-Cities police reportsUpdated Dec 10, 2013 4:42 PM
Jeffery J. Wilson, 48, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, and failure to reduce speed after a crash at 6:48 p.m. Nov. 30 at Randall and Bolcum roads near St. Charles, according to a sheriff’s report.
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- Garrett Ard and Lisa Dawn Foertsch rehearse for Wheaton Drama's special Broadway musical revue, "Broadway Ballot". Performances are Aug. 17-19 at Playhouse 111. Tickets and information at http://www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
"Romeo & Juliet" kicks butt at Wheaton Drama from June 28-July 7
Not your usual Shakespeare, Wheaton Drama's production of "Romeo & Juliet" brings a current New Orleans setting and exciting stage combat to the famous play. In this press shot, the Capulet/Montague feud gets personal for Tybalt (Eric Waddick)and Benvolia (Lynda Wellhausen). Show information and tickets at http://www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
- 14U Wasco Team 4 won 1st place in the Susan G. Komen "Pretty in Pink" tournament last weekend sponsored by Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball League. Grace Sobieski threw for 5 perfect innings, stole a total of 5 bases, and closed the 3rd with a double play. Kate Gill threw 2 innings allowing only 1 hit. Liv Doyle, Kate Weber, Hannah Springer, Adriana Conlee, Leah Thompson, Lexi Coakley all stole for a combined total 20 bases to win the championship 10-1. TSS Photography
Wayne Stayskal (right), retired Tribune Media editorial cartoonist, explains some of the finer points of his work to guests when Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community at 124 Windsor Park Drive in Carol Stream, hosted a retrospective exhibit of his syndicated work. About 75 people attended the artist’s reception Aug. 20, including Stayskal’s wife Helen (center) and son Bob (left). The show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 30.
To see a video interview and catch a glimpse of the engaging personality who humorously commentated on culture for more than 30 years visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org/downloads-news. For details, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500. Shirley Mott
- Chicago's own Nancy Baird (Aunt Sook) and Max Ganet (Buddy) bring Truman Capote's childhood memories to life during opening night of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR playing through Dec. 29 at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago. For tickets, visit www.provisiontheater.org/tickets or call the box office at 312.455.0066. Tired of the same ole' Bah, Humbug!? Order your tickets today and experience Capote's charming holiday tales centering on the author's early years growing up in Monroeville, Alabama. Provision Theater Company
- Tim and Susan Campbell of Rolling Meadows sample slices of Lou Malnati's famous deep-dish pizza at the 5th annual Clearbrook Around the World Food Tasting presented by Meijer. Lifetime Treasures Photography
Elgin Theatre Company proudly presents their September show, Ken Ludwig?s The Fox on the Fairway! Performances of this raucous comedy will run from September 6th to the 22nd at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin, IL. This is ETC?s first production of the 2013-2014 season. An accessible performance for the deaf and hearing impaired will be available on Sunday, September 15, at the 2pm show. Anyone who would like seats near to the interpreter is encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.
Bingham, the president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. Justin, his new assistant, is in love with Louise, a waitress at the club. Bingham has also discovered the golfer he thought would play for his club in the annual tournament has been recruited by his counterpart and nemesis from the opposing club, Dickie. The huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that Justin is actually a good golfer and finagles a quick membership so Justin can play for his team. Justin gains a huge lead but then learns that Louise has lost the engagement ring he gave her and he comes unglued. Justin goes on to lose his lead, and breaks his arm. Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife complicates the matter, as she catches him much too close to Pamela, the sex-starved Vice President of Quail Valley. Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order?
The cast features Edward Duncan of Elk Grove Village, Kim Green of South Elgin, Scott Neidl of Carol Stream, Henry Honshul and Melynda Benjamin of Elgin, and Miriam Mikhael of Northbrook. The ASL Interpreter for the September 15th show is Andrew Ross of Carpentersville. The play is directed by Frank Del Giudice and is produced by Linda Collins and Edward Duncan.
Performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 6th to the 22nd at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. Show times are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. The theater is located at the northeast corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin.
Tickets are $15/adults and $12/seniors and youths. Group rates are available. For reservations or more information, please call 847-741-0532, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elgin-theatre.org. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This program is funded in part by a grant from the City of Elgin and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. Ed Duncan
Many of the veterans shown who reside at Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream, will have their service photo and other memorabilia on display in the community's Centrum beginning Friday, Nov. 8. Intended to honor all veterans, the show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 15. Windsor Park is located at 124 Windsor Park Drive. Captain Richard Blackburn, first row center, holds a book of his memoirs. He received the French Legion of Honor for valor in one of the main campaigns during WW II in France. Visitors can also view a world map with pushpins designating where each veteran served. Windsor Park residents plan this display each year. Those involved in 2013 are Harman Barnard, Ray Smith, Charlie Ochs, Ralph Weldon, Bill Anderson, Stan Johnson, and Herb Clausen.
For more information, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500.
Those pictured (left to right) are:
First row: John Weber, Henry Nelson, Jim McLuskie, Roy Comstock, Clarence Aronson, Eunice Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Ray Smith, Matt Leonard, Warren Larson, Eugene Young, Donald White, Robert Baptista.
Second row: Bob Muzzy, Howard Headley, Reg Gerig, Len Buck, Dick Rung, Robert Fox, Check Lewis, Clayton Barker, Howard Morey, Wallace Alcorn, Charles Ochs, Stan Yohe, Edward Ayers, Dick Gerig, Jason Johnson, Wayne Cook.
Third row: Bob Doenges, Bill Anderson, David Blomberg, Jim Carr, Bill Taetzsch, Ralph Welton, Stan Johnson, Glenn Heck, George Saunders. Jim Steere
- The West Chicago Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale is a popular destination each year at Blooming Fest in historic downtown West Chicago. The addition of a Speakers’ Tent for 2013 compliments the garden event by featuring guest lecturers on horticultural topics such as tree diversity, container gardening and native landscaping. Krista Coltrin
- Mount Prospect's very own Lee DeWyze, who won American Idol in 2010, will perform at the Cures Gala event on Oct. 26, benefiting the nonprofit Gateway for Cancer Research. Having lost his grandfather to cancer, Lee is a long-time supporter of cancer research. The musician has generously donated an autographed guitar, an autographed CD and shirt, and two tickets to his upcoming concert in Chicago. These items are being raffled to the public through Oct. 26. Raffle tickets are available for $25 each online at DemandCuresToday.org/Lee Gateway for Cancer Research
- The work of Bunky Echo-Hawk, Pawnee/Yakama artist from Oklahoma will be featured in the neXt gallery Celebrates Ēkwabet's 25th Birthday Bunky Echo-Hawk
- West Chicago elected officials and staff, Old Time Pottery executives and representatives of the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce cut the ceremonial ribbon at a daylong celebration which welcomes the retailer to their new home at the northwest corner of Illinois 59 & 64. Rosemary Mackey
- A crew from Great Impressions, a subsidiary of Sebert Landscaping, puts finishing touches on a new hoop house for the Edible Schoolyard at Geneva's Western Ave. Elementary School. Students will soon plant the garden, including heirloom gourds that will grow up and over the hoop house to create a green, leafy tunnel. Christine Esposito
- A crew from Great Impressions, a subsidiary of Sebert Landscaping, gets the Edible Schoolyard at Geneva's Western Ave. Elementary School ready for planting by the students. The planting beds were built by school families, and the hoop house was donated by Great Impressions and Midwest Trading. Christine Esposito
- A crew from Great Impressions, a subsidiary of Sebert Landscaping, was at Geneva's Western Avenue Elementary School recently, adding new touches and getting it ready for planting by the students. Sod between the planting beds, built by school families, will help cushion kneeling gardeners. Great Impressions has been supporting the garden through in-kind contributions. Christine Esposito
- With help from principal Ron Zeman and parent Jen Kelley, a crew from Sebert Landscaping installs the newly built hoop house at Geneva's Western Avenue Elementary School. The school's 300 children will soon plant the garden. Christine Esposito
St. Charles East HS girls competed with 8 other teams on Sept. 15 at Glenbrook North Sprint classic and won the meet. First row: Lauren McCormack, Katie Nagler, Mary Snyder, Hannah Saunders, Nicole Chapko, Shea Hoyt;
second row: Bridget Flesher, Sydney Andersen, Stephanie Garvin, Izzie Bindseil, Britta Gessell, Lucy Johnsen, Jamie Cranfill, Isabel Herb; and third row: coaches Julia Shallcross and Joe Cabel Cathy Snyder
- St. Charles East girls tennis team participate in a fundraising carwash for the Northern Illinois Foodbank. Mary Lou Spoerl
- Jamie Youngberg and Emmy Russell with Emmy's dog, Magenta, ask for tips at a recent St. Charles East girls tennis team car wash fundraiser for Northern Illinois Foodbank. Mary Lou Spoerl
- Both the St. Charles North Varsity and Junior Varsity drill teams competed at the Team Dance Illinois State Championship on March 3rd, 2013 at the Civic Center in Peoria and took home 1st place in the Lyrical category for both the Varsity and JV teams. Scott Artman
- This is the 14th year, St.Charles North HS Drill team has taken won a state title in dance. Lori Beaulieu
Vero Voce Theater (St Charles) SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD opens Friday, July 19th.
Songs for A New World Rehearsal Photo, Vero Voce Theater, St. Charles, IL (left to right: Richard Trost, Jacqueline Petzel, Luke Donia, Katelyn Jassoy, Lauren Nicole, Kelly Barabasz, Alex Adams) Aimee Martin, Visual Stimulus
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West Chicago Police Department Team raises funds and carries the Flame of Hope For Special Olympics Illinois.
Pictured outside West Chicago City Hall on June 9, 2013 is the entire group that participated in the West Chicago Leg of the Torch Run. City of West Chicago
- Joe Berenyi (lead position), member of the U.S. Paralympics cycling team trains on Wednesday nights in the West Chicago Business Center with other members of his local team, the ABD Cycling Club. Krista Coltrin
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