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  • Take in bedtime stories, tea at Colonel Palmer House Dec 8, 2014 9:21 AM
    Step back in time and experience the holiday season at the Colonel Palmer House.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • McHenry Conservation District to host program on eagles Dec 8, 2014 9:05 AM
    Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the McHenry County Audubon Society will be on hand from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at three locations along the Fox River to help you search for eagles — McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam and Carpentersville Dam.

     
  • Teens can enter anti-tobacco design contest Dec 8, 2014 9:05 AM
    McHenry County Department of Health will hold its 11th annual Anti-Tobacco Media Design Contest for McHenry County high school and college students.

     
  • Take a Santa selfie, win $50 at Algonquin Commons Dec 8, 2014 11:31 AM
    Take a Santa selfie and you could win a $50 gift card at Algonquin Commons on Randall Road.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 162 adults wait for a Literacy Connection tutor Dec 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else’s life in a profoundly positive way.

     
  • New police chief to take helm in Algonquin Dec 9, 2014 2:30 PM
    Algonquin is getting a new police chief after nearly 30 years. Deputy Chief John Bucci has been tapped to take over the reins from Police Chief Russell Laine, who has been chief since 1985 and will retire from the post Dec. 15. Bucci will be sworn in Dec. 16. “I’m very honored and excited about the opportunity,” said Bucci, 42, of Poplar Grove.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of police departments shopping for toys with kids, many people donating gifts, and the splendor of lighting a big Christmas tree, representing about 20 local communities.

     
  • Malloy’s silence speaks volumes Dec 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: Sadly, but not surprisingly, the leadership or our Diocese of Rockford and Bishop David Malloy have been completely silent on President Obama’s executive order.

     
  • Hostage crisis among highlights of Algonquin parish’s 100-year history Dec 6, 2014 7:12 AM
    While on a pilgrimage to Rome, George and Jo Ann Lazansky’s faith was tested to the utmost when their airplane was hijacked and held hostage by terrorists on June 14, 1985. The Lazanskys were among 20 members of the St. Margaret Mary Parish in Algonquin taken hostage that day. They will share the story of their harrowing experience as part of the “Faith on Fire!” series of talks as part of its centennial.

     
  • Dundee Township Lions presents Festival of Trees Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions presented the Festival of Trees Dec. 5-6 at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. This is a part of Dickens in Dundee celebration. Twenty-eight trees were decorated by schools, churches and Scout groups on Friday.

     
  • Bring the kids to see how maple syrup is made Dec 5, 2014 1:47 PM
    Have you ever wondered how maple syrup was discovered? Have you ever seen over 40 trees hooked up to collect and process sap in a scenic woodland?

     
  • Environmental Defenders to host used book sale Dec 5, 2014 1:34 PM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will hold its annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall building lobby on the Woodstock Square. The sale continues through Thursday, Dec. 11.

     
  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     
  • Gerald Subaru joins in 2014 “Share the Love,” selects CASA Kane County as “Hometown Charity” Dec 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Gerald Subaru recently announced that they will be participating in the 2014 “Share the Love” program that offers the opportunity for new car buyers to select a charity in their community to receive a $250 donation.

     
  • The Bridge Church explores “The Promised Messiah” Dec 5, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Bridge Church, an Evangelical Free church, will welcome people from all walks of life who are seeking to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ – or perhaps simply seeking to investigate the truth of Christianity. The Sunday service blends both hymns and modern choruses in an upbeat contemporary style. From the pastoral staff biblically based expository preaching aims to keep Christ at the center of life. This month, senior pastor Rev. Todd Berge's message is “The Promised Messiah.”

     
  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
  • 9-foot menorah to light up Elgin as part of world’s largest Hanukkah observance Dec 9, 2014 2:20 PM
    Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin will ignite a public 9-foot menorah erected at Gail Borden Public Library, followed by a communitywide celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, which falls on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

     
  • See ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet Dec. 20-21 at Raue Center Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    The Berkshire Ballet Theatre is once again performing "The Nutcracker" at the Raue Center For the Arts in Crystal Lake on Dec. 20-21. From a mouse's viewpoint, everything seems big! Imagine, being on stage as a mouse and growing 100 times your actual size! Watching all that you know swell and balloon and the battle of your life about to begin! Mayhem, pandemonium with swords and soldiers all choreographed to Tchaikovsky's music.

     
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