Football Focus 2014

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  • Woolly bear caterpillars prepare for winter hibernation Oct 22, 2014 1:00 AM
    Memories of last year’s icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what’s in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

  • Metea Valley High honors U.S. veterans with The Healing Field Oct 21, 2014 6:36 PM
    Metea Valley High School is honored to host The Healing Field from Nov. 4-11. It is a weeklong display of 1,000 American flags in an awe-inspiring tribute to honor those men and women who sacrificed their time, talents, and even their lives for our freedom and for this great land. Each flag will fly in honor of a hero, family member, friend, or loved one and will be tagged with personal words of remembrance and/or honor. It will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and there will be greeters available at all times.

  • Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house Oct 21, 2014 6:18 PM
    A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harrassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

  • Enjoy “Food for the Spirit(s),” a wine-tasting benefit for Fox Valley Festival Chorus Oct 21, 2014 5:23 PM
    The Fox Valley Festival Chorus is hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser, “Food for the Spirit(s)” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Fox Valley Winery in Oswego. Solos, small ensembles and large group numbers will be performed by members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus all evening long. Guests will be invited to sip on a little wine and enjoy light appetizers while humming along.

  • Film to explore underfunded public schools Oct 21, 2014 12:18 PM
    The 2013 documentary “Rise Above the Mark” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. The film, narrated by Peter Coyote, was made by the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation in Indiana.

  • Weekend picks: Aries Spears plays the Improv Oct 22, 2014 12:36 AM
    Comedian Aries Spears gained national fame appearing as a series regular of “MADtv” from 1997 to 2005. Catch Spears performing his standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Giordano Dance Chicago unveils a world premiere piece called "Feeling Good Sweet."

  • Suburban newspapers poised for change if sold by Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014 12:31 AM
    A group of long-standing suburban newspapers could be poised for more changes amid a report that owner Wrapports LLC is in talks to sell them to Tribune Publishing. The deal could include the (Aurora) Beacon-News, the (Elgin) Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, the Naperville Sun, the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune, the SouthtownStar, and the 32 weekly newspapers formerly published by the Pioneer Press.

  • Orchestra plans anniversary performance Oct 21, 2014 11:26 AM
    In honor of the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance’s 10th anniversary, the Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a celebration of musical anniversaries. The concert program, “Happy Anniversary!,” includes selections or composers that are celebrating an anniversary, including The Who and "The Wizard of Oz."

  • Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 12 for special Haiti project Oct 21, 2014 6:21 PM
    Jamie Schumacher, a Batavia teacher, North Aurora resident and New Hope/Nueva Esperanza Lutheran Church member, continues to be involved in very special projects, including equine therapy, with orphans and special needs children in Haiti. She has made frequent trips to Haiti, raised funds to buy the land for a special facility, and continues to serve an underserved population still suffering from the effects of devastating hurricanes in Haiti.

  • Auroran joins Free Speech, a pro bono speakers bureau Oct 20, 2014 5:21 PM
    Edwin J. Goitia of Aurora has joined the popular Hinsdale-based pro bono speakers bureau, Free Speech. He will be donating his time to the more than 1,000 Chicago area clubs, business groups and organizations that use Free Speech.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 20, 2014 4:54 PM
    Joslynn F. Nelson, 18, of South Elgin, was charged with retail theft and obstruction of justice at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 13 at Walgreens, 2100 W. State St., according to a police report.

  • Noted author and cultural historian to speak at Batavia library Nov. 12 Oct 20, 2014 4:33 PM
    Nicholas A. Basbanes, noted Massachusetts author and cultural historian, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Batavia Public Library. His presentation, “Pondering Paper — 2,000 Years Young” will highlight how paper has influenced and revolutionized civilization since its invention during the Han Dynasty in China (206 BC-220 AD).

  • COD, Easter Seals celebrate 15-year photo collaboration Oct 20, 2014 4:24 PM
    Celebrating a 15-year collaboration between College of DuPage and Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, the college recently hosted a reception, highlighting student photographic works featuring Easter Seals clients.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 20, 2014 2:04 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of autumn colors, charity walkers, and zombies, representing about 20 different area communities.

  • Aurora man dies from injuries in Naperville crash Oct 20, 2014 5:07 PM
    An Aurora man has died of injuries he suffered late last week in a car crash in Naperville, authorities said Friday. Nikhil Siony, 45, was airlifted Friday to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 75th Street and Book Road, Naperville police said.

  • 8 years for Aurora home invasion, hammer attack Oct 20, 2014 4:59 PM
    An Aurora man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in July 2013, injuring her and stealing her cellphone and cash. Angelo M. Parra, 24, also struck the woman and another person with a hammer, prosecutors said.

  • Aurora man gets 90 years for sexually assaulting relative Oct 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Kane County judge has sentenced an Aurora man to 90 years in prison for sexually assaulting a relative, officials said. Jose Mendoza-Sosa, 46, of the 300 block of Spring Street, was sentenced Friday by Associate Judge Clint Hull, according to a news release from Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon. In addition, Mendoza-Sosa also must register as a sex offender for life, although the judge noted during the hearing that he likely would die in prison.

  • Harry Barnes, bonafide popcorn aficionado, delights residents’ senses at GreenFields of Geneva Oct 17, 2014 10:12 PM
    There’s little in the way of olfactory delights like the smell of popcorn. This enticing aroma is common in the hallways of GreenFields of Geneva, the home of Harry Barnes, a bonafide popcorn aficionado. Harry has grown popcorn for too many years to count, and he and his wife Donna will often create delectable snacks from the food that they’ve cultivated from seed to popped kernel.

  • Aurora University gives alumni awards Oct 17, 2014 9:04 PM
    Fifty-four years ago, Calvin R. “Cal” Myers journeyed from rural Big Rock to enroll as a freshman at Aurora College. There he became a standout athlete, student, professor, board of trustees’ member and banker. Myers, 71, a 1964 Aurora College graduate and retired executive in the banking industry, was inducted into the Aurora University Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 11 at the university banquet hall.

  • With uncertain weather, what to do inside or out Oct 17, 2014 3:28 PM
    Indoors or out, this weekend offers a little something for everyone -- music fans, families and even Halloween-loving hounds. Here is a look at five things to do this weekend.

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