2014 election guide
Editorial

Jerry Turnquist

Columnist

Complete the form below to send Jerry a message

Your full name
Your e-mail address
Your phone number
Your message
items 1-10 out of 64


Elgin area veterans are needed for special video project

Oct 08 2014 | 12:42 pm - Elgin area veterans are sought for a video that's now in production. The tribute video will feature stories, photos and memorabilia shared by local veterans.

Chickens in Elgin? Not so rare 100 years ago

Aug 25 2014 | 2:39 pm - Elgin’s current city ordinances are quite to the point when it comes to maintaining farm animals in the city. “Cows, horses, pigs or chickens” and other such creatures are simply not allowed. This may change slightly in the near...

The summer of 1914: Top news stories in Elgin

Aug 21 2014 | 4:10 pm - What do gumball machines, saloons, race cars and doctors have in common? They were all among the top news stories in Elgin 100 years ago. Here's a look at the top headlines in the summer of 1914.

Dedication set for Lao Veterans Memorial in Elgin

Jul 09 2014 | 3:39 pm - On Saturday, July 19, the public is invited to attend the dedication of a memorial garden to honor Lao veterans who served side by side with U.S. troops during the Vietnam War as part of “The Secret War.”

Elgin Armory marks 75th anniversary

May 21 2014 | 3:42 pm - Proclaimed a “civic dream come true” when it was dedicated, the Elgin Armory — the longtime home to the Illinois National Guard — is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Liquor laws among Elgin’s top headlines in early 1914

Apr 30 2014 | 1:43 pm - A proposed tent city for tuberculosis patients. An upcoming election to decide whether Elgin would allow the sale of liquor. Government officials being exempt from federal income tax. These were among the top headlines in Elgin news 100 years ago.

Vintage photos mystery: Are these your relatives?

Mar 26 2014 | 1:42 pm - Dale Moorhouse of Elgin has hundreds of wedding pictures he’d like to identify. The only trouble is, he’s not sure who to ask. “My father, Ferris Moorhouse, took photos at many Elgin area weddings in the 1940s and...

What’s a ‘maroon?’ Elgin HS looks to adopt mascot

Mar 08 2014 | 12:16 pm - So, just what’s a “Maroon? Well, it’s someone from Elgin High School — one of the oldest high schools in the state. In recent times, the idea of adopting a new mascot is gaining consideration. One of those at the...

Test your knowledge of 1950s-60s Elgin

Jan 09 2014 | 2:18 pm - Test your knowledge of 1950s-60s Elgin and Fox Valley area history with this quiz by Daily Herald columnist and local historian Jerry Turnquist.

Charity ball marks 125th anniversary

Nov 13 2013 | 4:03 pm - One of Elgin's oldest and most prestigious charity balls is about to turn 125 years old. The annual Fideliter Club ball to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, will not only mark a milestone in the group's history, but will continue the tradition of a...

items 1-10 out of 64