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  •  After serving a meal at Culver’s, Huntley Police Officer Amy Williams chats with Angelica Cataldo, then 8, of Huntley. This Saturday, July 13, for the 10th year in a row, Huntley police officers and Special Olympics athletes will wait on customers at Culver’s to raise funds and awareness for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Illinois Special Olympics.

    ‘Tip a Cop’ helps support Illinois Special Olympics Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the 10th year in a row, Culver’s Restaurant in Huntley will hold “Tip a Cop” to raise money and awareness for the Illinois Special Olympics.

  • OTTO Engineering spent millions restoring 10 W. Main St., above, one brick at a time. The restoration involved cleaning the bricks and salvaging bricks from another building that was scheduled for demolition and restoring the original turret that had been removed, above. At left is the building as shown in “The Historic Business District of Carpentersville” before the family that owns OTTO renovated the three-story structure. The building has been standing since the 1800s and was in disrepair when the Roeser family bought it in 2005. During the restoration, 240 Dumpsters of junk were removed, according to the book.

    Book shows the highs and lows of Carpentersville's business districtJun 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Phil Aleo's passion for history is contagious. Aleo, 57, a local author, has penned a new book called “The Historic Business District of Carpentersville,” a photographic history of the buildings that once housed Illinois Iron & Bolt Company, Star Manufacturing Company and that OTTO Engineering occupies today.

  • Going to the fireworks show? Bring canned food Jun 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you’re going to see the Dundee Township Park District’s upcoming fireworks show, please be sure to bring a canned item with you to keep the FISH Food Pantry stocked with food all summer.

  • Carpentersville cops on rooftops to benefit the Special OlympicsMay 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the 11th consecutive year, Carpentersville police will join hundreds of cops all over the state on 150 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to support the Special Olympics in Illinois. Starting at 6 a.m. Friday, May 31, Carpentersville cops will man the roof at the Dunkin' Donuts at 2270 Randall Road to raise awareness and money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which supports the cause.

  • Army 1st Lt. Ronald Wolter

    Memorial Day especially important for Carpentersville boyMay 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    This Memorial Day will take on a deeper meaning for Christian Sanchez, a 13-year-old boy from Carpentersville whose great-uncle, Army First Lt. Ronald Wolter, was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Christian recently visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall on a class trip to Washington D.C., found his great uncle's name and, at his mother's and grandmother's request, made four etchings of his name.

  •  Rita McMahon is shown with her husband Jim of Huntley, along with their children Matthew and Emily shortly after their kids received scouting awards in 2003. Rita McMahon, also Huntley’s village clerk and executive secretary to both the village board and village manager, received an honor of her own last week when she was recognized for 25 years of service with the village.

    Huntley honors clerk for 25 years of service May 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rita McMahon originally decided to work for Huntley so she could earn money while raising two children at home. That was 25 years ago. Last week, Huntley recognized McMahon for her 25 years of service with a proclamation thanking her for her devotion. "She's the brains of our office, I'll tell you that," Village President Chuck Sass said. "Hopefully she's here for another 25 years."

  •  Carolyn Campbell of St. Charles stretches out with fellow participants before the start of last year’s Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education in Geneva. This year’s event is set for Saturday, May 11.

    Walk and run for Haitian kids May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    It's not too late to register for Hope for Haitians, a second-annual 5K Walk /Run for Education, which aims to raise money and awareness for school supplies and uniforms for children in Haiti, through Food for the Poor, a nonprofit organization. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 11 at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva.

  • Dundee Lions Club gets kudos for serving breakfast Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club garners appreciation from West Dundee this week for its efforts to make sure more than 300 people went to the Shop with a Cop event on a full stomach. Shop with a Cop pairs needy children with a local police officer to do holiday shopping at Walmart — cops from Carpentersville, Gilberts, the Dundees, Pingree Grove and Sleepy Hollow are all involved.

  • Christian Friberg of St. Paul, Minn., launches from the 150-foot ramp at last year’s Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove. This year’s tournament takes place Jan. 26-27.

    Enjoy international competition at Norge Ski ClubJan 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you want to watch U.S. ski jumpers compete against international jumping teams on a 70-meter hill, then mark your calendars for the upcoming 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove. The tournament will be on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Norge Ski Club, north of routes 14 and 22 in Fox River Grove.

  • Geneva children's author Laura Crawford signs her book, “The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z,” at the Barnes and Nobles Books at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. For those interested in writing a children's book of their own, Crawford will lead a seminar called introduction to writing on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the bookstore.

    Want to learn how to write a children's book? Jan 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Has it ever been your dream to pen a children's book? If so, the Barnes and Noble at Spring Hill Mall is holding a seminar called Introduction to Writing that will give you an overview of the process through publication and include an extended question and answer session. The event is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the store, located within Spring Hill Mall.

  •  Algonquin’s Gaslight Park Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary has won a 2012 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness.

    High honors for Algonquin bird and butterfly sanctuaryDec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Algonquin's Gaslight Park Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary has won a 2012 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness. The award, which was announced last week, recognizes sites that excel in their use of native landscaping, ecosystem restoration and protection, and conservation design.

  • Find the Christmas present that escapes you in West Dundee Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Is the perfect holiday gift to give still eluding you? If so, maybe you should check out the Swell Gallery in downtown West Dundee. The gallery, located on the lower level at 123½ W. Main Street, is holding its fourth annual Holiday Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market all month. The event opens with an artists reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 8.

  • Carpentersville Fire Dept. supports breast cancer patientsNov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    A fundraiser that the Carpentersville Fire Department recently held to help breast cancer patients at a pair of local hospitals, raised $1,600. The fire department sold pink T-shirts for several days in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign was dubbed "Wear Pink."

  • Sun City Huntley celebrate Marines with ball Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Sun City invites all active and veteran Marines to the 237th Birthday Ball on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Drendel Ballroom in the Sun City Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley.

  • Support retired veterans in CaryOct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois is holding its fourth annual Honor Flight Festival and Fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lake Julian Park, at Route 14 and Jandus Cutoff in Cary.

  • Lots going on at the West Dundee VFWOct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's getting to be quite busy at the West Dundee VFW. The Tri-City Evergreen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2298 invites you to stuff your face at its fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through May. And don't forget, on Monday nights, the VFW has the Lightning game, which is a lot like Bingo, but involves a smaller card.

  • Huntley Bingo group is in the spotlightSep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Woman's Day Magazine is interested in featuring Huntley Bingo about a piece it's working on about community events with a purpose. The story is scheduled to run in the magazine's January issue and will note how Huntley Bingo's main goal is raising money for families who have loved ones fighting pediatric cancer.

  •  Sun City Huntley will hold its 10th annual “You’re Not Alone Cancer Walk” on Saturday, Sept. 29.

    Several charity events on tap for the Fox Valley Sep 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    If you want to help raise awareness for cancer in Huntley, mark your calendars for the 10th annual "You're Not Alone 5K Cancer Walk." The walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, starting at the Sun City Fountain View Pavilion at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The Breast Cancer Support Hour Group in Sun City started the walk to raise awareness about cancer.

  • Carl Tomaso

    Late Huntley manager remembered at interchange ceremony Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    During Monday afternoon's groundbreaking of the full interchange at Route 47 and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, Huntley Village President Chuck Sass took time to recognize Carl Tomaso, the late village manager. Tomaso died in 2008 and had been credited with managing Huntley's rapid growth and economic boom.

  •  The organizers of West Dundee’s Heritage Fest are looking for antique collectors and dealers to display their wares Sept. 15-16 in Grafelman Park.

    Be an informed voter; visit a candidate forum Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The League of Women Voters of McHenry has lined up several forums to help you get to know who's running for some of our local offices. The first one has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at McHenry County College. McHenry County Board candidates from districts one, two, and three are expected to attend.

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