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  • Countdown for registration for The Literacy Connection’s Trivia Bee Fundraiser Mar 23, 2015 6:42 PM
    Fourteen teams are gearing up to compete in The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser, set for Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. The agency is looking for more teams to join the competition.

     
  • Local Girl Scouts attend United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Mar 23, 2015 6:59 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently sent Girl Scouts Emily Bettler, 16, of South Elgin, Lindsay Schwartz, 18, of Kildeer, and Stefany Veldhuizen, 17, of Sycamore to participate as delegates in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

     
  • ALTRUSA International Club of Elgin Mar 23, 2015 6:50 PM
    The Altrusa International Club of Elgin has initiated a new "Chews to Read" literacy-based service project in collaboration with the Dental Clinic of Greater Elgin Family Care Center located at 450 Dundee Avenue in Elgin.

     
  • HCE, U of I Extension present ‘Eating Well as You Age’ Mar 23, 2015 7:57 PM
    Eating well does not mean dieting. It is part of a healthy lifestyle, and may be best achieved in small steps. However, as we age, our nutritional needs change and we should focus on nutrient dense choices. “Eating Well as You Age” is a University of Illinois Extension educational program designed to help participants explore the benefits of healthy eating habits at any age.

     
  • South Main Street construction to begin in Crystal Lake Mar 20, 2015 1:41 PM
    The city of Crystal Lake recently announced that construction for the South Main Street project, which will widen Main Street to a five-lane section from south of Route 14 to north of Rakow Road, is starting.

     
  • Learn about American domestic servants at March talk Mar 23, 2015 2:15 PM
    The 19th century wasn’t all that different in many respects from life today: There is life for the “1 Percenters” and then there is life for everyone else. Behind all of the cachet and claret surrounding the likes of “Downton Abbey,” was another world — a real world with plenty of hard work for the servants who performed a multitude of essential tasks.

     
  • Algonquin’s Shamrock Shave raises over $62,000 Mar 18, 2015 8:46 PM
    St. Margaret Mary’s annual “Shamrock Shave” raised more than $62,500 for needy in the community and pediatric cancer research. You can still pledge your favorite Shavee online up until April 1.

     
  • Justice and Healing Seminar offered March 28 at Barrington UMC Mar 18, 2015 8:26 PM
    A Justice and Healing Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at Barrington United Methodist Church. Join the presenters as they lead a dialogue on justice and healing for the nation. They will share their perspectives on the church’s responsibility to create the “beloved community,” their personal experiences, what your individual and collective Christian responsibilities are in understanding the issues, speaking out about injustices and acting in ways that demonstrate commitment to Christian ideals.

     
  • Attend Habitat for Humanity homeowner orientation March 24 Mar 17, 2015 3:52 PM
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley builds simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and individuals. The organization offers a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment. The next Homeowner Orientation night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

     
  • It’s March Makeover Madness at Algonquin Commons Mar 16, 2015 2:26 PM
    Are you wanting a new look for spring? Algonquin Commons is seeking entrants for its March Makeover Madness contest. Four winners will receive a new outfit along with hair and makeup styling.

     
  • Quilters needed to help historical society Mar 16, 2015 4:24 PM
    Blocks for the 2016 raffle quilt are sewn and ready to be assembled. Now all the McHenry County Historical Society needs are quilters. Those wishing to help set up and ready the quilt on the rack should come to the museum in Union at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18.

     
  • Easter egg hunt for adults by moonlight and flashlight Mar 16, 2015 7:42 PM
    With flashlight in hand, adults, age 18 and older, are invited to search for Easter eggs from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at Boy Scout Camp Big Timber in Elgin. The first-ever Three Fires Council Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt includes 6,000 numbered plastic Easter eggs scattered over 10 acres of wooded campground. Select eggs will be redeemable for prizes. The grand prize (each night) is a 42-inch flat screen television.

     
  • Where do you start with employee compensation? Mar 16, 2015 8:33 PM
    On Thursday, April 9, Stateline Society for Human Resource Management will host a breakfast program title “Considering Employee Compensation … Where Do You Start?”, presented by Lisa Kleiner, managing director of LMK Consulting. Not every organization has the luxury of having a full-time compensation expert on their staff, but all organizations need to determine how to best pay their employees. With the predictions that the recovering economy and job climate will encourage employees to leave current roles for better pay, what do you do? Kleiner will share her experience and expertise on how HR professionals and compensation stakeholders can utilize compensation management to impact their organization.

     
  • Community forum on suicide Wednesday at MCC Mar 16, 2015 8:14 PM
    A community forum on suicide has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m., at McHenry County College’s Luecht Conference Center in Crystal Lake. Everyone is invited to attend this forum: friends, family, youth, parents, grandparents, neighbors, community members, or leaders of organizations.

     
  • Sherman West Court receives 5-star rating in Best Nursing Homes 2015 Mar 13, 2015 11:35 PM
    Advocate Sherman West Court has once again received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes. Best Nursing Homes – now in its seventh year – is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend at least some time in a nursing home in 2015 rehabilitating after a hospital stay or as long-term residents.

     
  • Display your skills for collegiate coaches at JUCO Spring Hoops Showcase Mar 13, 2015 11:49 PM
    High school and junior college men’s and women’s basketball players with collegiate aspirations are invited to display their talents for coaches at the JUCO 2015 Spring Showcase. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, at Judson University in Elgin.

     
  • St. Laurence School presents ‘Behold the Lamb’ April 1 Mar 13, 2015 11:28 PM
    St. Laurence Catholic School in Elgin is once again proud to present “Behold the Lamb,” a musical interpretation of the Passion of Jesus, on Wednesday, April 1.

     
  • Bring your items to Kane County Recycles event Mar 12, 2015 1:31 PM
    The Kane County Recycles event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, behind the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles. This month’s event will feature document shredding.

     
  • Crystal Lake Strikers award 6th annual Althoff Memorial Scholarship Mar 12, 2015 4:09 PM
    The Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline is pleased to introduce Michael Novak, a senior from Prairie Ridge High School, as the recipient of the sixth annual Tim Althoff Memorial Scholarship.

     
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