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  • McHenry Moose Lodge expands Thanksgiving guest list Nov 28, 2014 7:33 PM
    For 13 years, McHenry Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 691 has expanded its Thanksgiving guest list to include U.S. Navy recruits at Great Lakes Naval Station and also Mooseheart students and family teachers. For Thanksgiving this year the McHenry Moose provided dinner for more than 50 service personnel and another 40 students and family teachers, and that meant the lodge was full of thankful people.

  • Aurora cops release more details on drug-related shootings Nov 28, 2014 4:22 PM
    Two Aurora teens charged in connection with a Monday night shooting on the city’s west side were with two different groups of men that planned had planned on robbing each other of marijuana and money, police said Friday. Antonio Isais, 18, of the 200 block of St. Josephs Street, and Jordy Arreola, 17, of the 600 block of North Avenue, each have been charged with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department.

  • Thanksgiving Day run benefits Batavia food pantry Nov 27, 2014 3:14 PM
    The18th annual The Fox and The Turkey Races in downtown Batavia raised more than $10,000 for the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.

  • Aurora man charged with attempted murder Nov 27, 2014 10:46 PM
    A 17-year-old Aurora resident has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

  • Plan ahead for Black Friday shopping in the Fox Valley Nov 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    Make a plan. If you're heading out to shop Black Friday or Thanksgiving Day, that's the one piece of advice expert shoppers and mall officials say is necessary. Especially now, when some stores don't open until Black Friday, while others are open Thanksgiving and still others are offering big deals today.

  • Metro West Council inducts new officers serving for 2014-15 Nov 26, 2014 2:34 PM
    Metro West Council of Government recently installed the new officers who will serve as the board of directors’ executive committee for the organization’s 2014-15 year. The installation was held during Metro West’s annual dinner Oct. 12, following a unanimous vote at the board of directors meeting.

  • Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights features new displays Nov 25, 2014 2:39 PM
    Back for its fifth year, Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights show has become a family tradition, not only for communities in Kane County, but for individuals and families who enjoy a break from the frantic pace associated with the holidays.

  • Top Level Fitness helps Gigi’s Playhouse raise $400 in Workout for a Cause campaign Nov 25, 2014 3:54 PM
    As a part of its “Workout for a Cause” campaign, Top Level Fitness collected $400 to be donated to Gigi’s Playhouse in Aurora. Each month Zack Todevski, owner of Top Level Fitness in Naperville, hosts a workout at his facility to raise funds for an important cause that his members support or through existing relationships with nonprofit organizations.

  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

  • Thanksgiving holiday halting Route 59 work in Naperville/Aurora Nov 25, 2014 11:28 AM
    Thanksgiving will be a holiday from construction along Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora. Illinois Department of Transportation officials said crews are scheduled to wrap up their work around 3 p.m. Wednesday before taking the entire day off Thursday along the 3.5-mile stretch between Ferry Road and Aurora Avenue/New York Street.

  • NIU Law alums, faculty honored by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Nov 25, 2014 7:22 PM
    Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (2003) and Heather Wier Vaught (2005) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

  • Two injured in Monday shooting in Aurora Nov 25, 2014 7:24 PM
    A Monday night shooting in Aurora left two men seriously injured, officials said Tuesday.

  • Suspicious package leads to temporary train delays Nov 25, 2014 9:34 PM
    What appeared to be a suspicious package on the tracks near the Aurora Metra station temporarily delayed trains on the BNSF line Tuesday, Metra officials said.

  • Police recover nearly $4,400 worth of drugs in Aurora Nov 25, 2014 8:53 PM
    Aurora police recently seized nearly $4,400 worth of drugs at an Aurora home, officials said Tuesday. Police executed a search warrant on Nov. 20 at a home on the 300 block of Melrose Avenue, according to Media Relations Manager Dan Ferrelli.

  • Sculptors can submit designs for library foundation grant Nov 24, 2014 9:12 AM
    A Dunham Fund grant that is making possible the “Dream Catcher,” an illuminating sculpture that portrays the written word from our earliest beginnings to the high-tech world of today, also will provide for the design and fabrication of a sculpture for the plaza outside the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library’s west entrance.

  • Today is last day of election filing in 4 DuPage towns Nov 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    Nominating petitions for the consolidated primary election are due by 5 p.m. today in four of DuPage County’s largest towns. Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Aurora all require candidates for council and mayor to file during the primary filing period, which began last Monday.

  • Murray Commercial leases over 25,000 sf. retail, office space in 3rd quarter Nov 24, 2014 6:50 PM
    Murray Commercial is making progress in 2014 with local multiple tenancy office and retail space in Kane County. Among the notable occupants is ALE Solutions, a disaster recovery company that resides in a 5,500-square-foot unit in Dunham Center on the east side of St. Charles.

  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

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