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  • Algonquin church honors its longtime congregation members Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM
    The Congregational Church of Algonquin celebrated Heritage Sunday on Nov. 2, honoring those who have been members for 25 years or more. Special honor went to Erna Houdek as a member for 75 years and who celebrated her 90th birthday that day.

     
  • Join MCC tour to see ‘West Side Story’ Dec 18, 2014 10:22 AM
    Join McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours program for a day trip to see the musical “West Side Story” at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

     
  • McHenry PADS needs your help with year-end appeal Dec 18, 2014 10:22 AM
    As of Dec. 16, McHenry County PADS, a program of Pioneer Center for Human Services, has received 39 percent of its $80,000 year-end appeal goal from generous businesses and community members.

     
  • Algonquin freezing 2014 tax levy Dec 18, 2014 5:26 PM
    Algonquin is looking to collect roughly $5.4 million in property taxes from residents in Kane and McHenry counties. The village board this week approved freezing the current property tax levy for the 2014 tax year.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 17, 2014 2:35 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

     
  • Northwest Bible Baptist offers ‘A Christmas to Remember’ Dec 16, 2014 10:33 AM
    “A Christmas to Remember” is the title of the Christmas musical to be presented by the adult choir of the Northwest Bible Baptist Church of Elgin on Sunday, Dec. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

     
  • Health department schedules more flu vaccination clinics Dec 16, 2014 10:34 AM
    There is still time to get your flu shot before the holiday get-togethers with family and friends.

     
  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

     
  • Terrorists’ actions much worse Dec 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: Why is Congress (Diane Feinstein) wasting all this time and resources, including taxpayer money, on all of this CIA business? After what these terrorists did to us on 9/11 all bets should be off. All measures should be taken to avoid any more American bloodshed.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of eagle and angel wings, secrets for Santa, and the annual Festival of Guadalupe pilgrimage.

     
  • Algonquin shoppers treated to a TubaChristmas Dec 13, 2014 7:06 PM
    Shoppers at Algonquin Commons were treated to the soothing baritone notes of 18 tubas and euphoniums during the second annual TubaChristmas concert hosted by Cambridge Music Outreach on Saturday. A constant ebb and flow of about 50 people stopped to listen to the free performance while taking a break from their shopping. The brass instruments performed more than a dozen traditional Christmas songs such as “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night,” which were arranged especially for tubas.

     
  • Inaugural program along Fox marks return of bald eagles Dec 12, 2014 6:11 AM
    The return of the bald eagle to northeastern Illinois is regarded as a success story for a species once endangered. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with other stakeholders will host an eagle watch event Saturday along the Fox River. “Even if we don't see (bald eagles), there are about eight or nine places along the Fox River they (viewers) can go out and see them themselves,” one expert said.

     
  • Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing Co. spreads cheer through beer Dec 12, 2014 8:02 AM
    When Michael Dallas got into home brewing, he began dreaming of opening his own brewery and taproom to share his work with others. Working with his wife, Jennifer, he opened Scorched Earth Brewery in Algonquin in August and has since set his sights on spreading his beers throughout the area.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
  • Tree of Life Unitarian Universalists plan vigil to protest police brutality Dec 12, 2014 11:08 PM
    As projected tens of thousands from across the United States join in a National March Against Police Brutality this Saturday, members of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, will bring the message the “Black Lives Matter” to McHenry County in a roadside vigil at the intersection of Bull Valley Road and Crystal Lake Road in McHenry at 12:30 p.m.

     
  • GreenRoom Improv signs on for extended stay at Hemmens Dec 12, 2014 11:39 PM
    GreenRoom Improv has extended its stay as resident improv group at The Hemmens Cultural Center through December 2015! For over 14 years GreenRoom has been performing their unique, family-friendly improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike and they will continue to hold the popular First Fridays Improv each month at the Hemmens’ lower level 200-seat Cabaret Theater in the Round.

     
  • Nominate those worthy of Living With Trees Award Dec 11, 2014 12:52 PM
    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County invites you to nominate any worthy individual, business, organization or municipality for a Living With Trees Award. Nominations are now being accepted, with the final deadline of Monday, Dec. 15.

     
  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers Dec. 15 Dec 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    Two six-year terms for the office of trustee at Elgin Community College District 509 will be elected at the Consolidated Election held April 7, 2015. Prospective candidates can begin filing nominating papers on Dec. 15.

     
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