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  • Meadow Mix a natural haven while reducing upkeep costs Mar 31, 2015 4:30 PM
    The varied hues of red, yellow, green, and purple of native Illinois plants swaying across a business campus or along the roadside can have a calming effect when compared to an open field of, well, just grass. The Conservation Foundation has partnered with three local environmental companies to help businesses, parks, and highway departments minimize maintenance costs on landscaped areas by replacing traditional turf with native perennial grasses and colorful flowering plants.

     
  • Support group helps women who have lost their mothers Mar 31, 2015 3:57 PM
    The Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is offering “Memories of Mom,” a support group for women who have experienced the death of their mother. The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 7-May 12.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 31, 2015 5:25 PM
    A resident of St. Charles Township reported a case of identity theft Friday after applying for a mortgage and learning of an unauthorized $2,985 balance on a credit card, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Gilberts entrepreneur says there’s a science to clean Mar 30, 2015 6:54 AM
    Kukec's People features George Heuvelman, co-owner of Enviroclean of Illinois, who said he uses science to sanitize surfaces and even earned a few patents to help that process along.

     
  • Aunt: Family ‘devastated’ by arrest of Aurora men charged with conspiring to help ISIS Mar 31, 2015 4:56 AM
    The aunt of two Aurora cousins accused of plotting to attack a suburban military base and aid Islamic State militants says her family has been devastated by the arrests. “We’re taking this hard. It’s breaking up our whole family,” Tiffany Edmonds of Gary, Indiana, said Monday outside a federal courtroom in Chicago. “We’re not people like this and they’re not people like that. This is a surprise. This is a nightmare. I’m not processing it at all until I‘m able to talk to my nephews.”

     
  • GreenFields of Geneva centenarian celebrates birthday party Mar 31, 2015 5:32 PM
    Grace McLennan is surprised to find herself having turned 100, and was equally surprised and delighted when GreenFields of Geneva held a birthday party in her honor. The lifelong Chicago-area resident is a bit physically frail, but her mind and spirit remain strong and she has embraced the active lifestyle at GreenFields.

     
  • Aurora police seek man charged with attempted murder Mar 28, 2015 4:05 PM
    Aurora police need help finding a man wanted for attempted murder after a shooting critically injured another man this weekend. Police say Enrique B. Jaquez, 35, whose last known address is the 300 block of Pearl Street in Montgomery, has been charged with multiple felonies as a result of with what they called a domestic-related shooting Friday on Aurora’s west side.

     
  • Aurora antiques dealer finds joy in helping others find a link to their past Mar 28, 2015 7:30 AM
    When it comes to antiques, Glenn Lynch understands the thrill of the hunt and the rush that comes from finding the perfect item at the perfect time at the perfect price. The owner of Out of the Attic Antiques in Aurora’s Fox Valley Center, he enjoys watching his customers search through decades worth of bottle caps, books, posters, pocket knives and toys that line his shop’s walls. And, the truth is, he enjoys being on the other end of the game, too, prowling yard sales, estate sales and auctions to find items that tickle his collector’s fancy.

     
  • 15,000 eggs up for grabs at Mooseheart Easter egg hunt Mar 28, 2015 4:05 PM
    Mooseheart Child City & School’s fifth annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning featured 15,000 plastic eggs sprinkled on the field for four different age groups eight and under, allowing for everyone to have plenty of eggs and other Easter-related items. “It’s probably our quickest event, especially for the size of it,” Mooseheart Executive Director Gary Urwiler said.

     
  • Blackberry Farm’s Spring Gallop steps off in Aurora Mar 28, 2015 7:08 PM
    The seventh annual 5K Spring Gallop at Blackberry Farm Saturday featured eight age divisions for both male and female racers 10 and older. The CARA-certified course’s scenic route took runners along paved portions of the Virgil Gilman Trail and around Lake Gregory. A new feature this year was chip timing provided by It’s Race Time Inc.

     
  • Sugar Grove vet recalls World War II service Mar 29, 2015 1:00 AM
    Sugar Grove’s Ross Miller was among World War II veterans who shared war memories Thursday, March 26. Miller, a Navy veteran, shared a microphone with Ray Moore of Aurora, an Army Air Corps vet, at a program at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Aurora.

     
  • Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation hosts spring fundraiser Mar 27, 2015 11:19 PM
    On March 15, Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, held its annual spring fundraiser at Villa Verone Ristorante in Geneva. Its two major programs are the International Child Development Program, internationally recognized by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, which strengthens empathy-based relationships, communications, guidance and support between parents/caregivers and children, infant to age 12; and the Integrative Youth Development Program, which measures and identifies ways to help youth, age 12-24, succeed within families, schools and communities.

     
  • Aurora cousins accused of plotting to bring 'flames of war' to suburbs Mar 27, 2015 11:03 AM
    Two Aurora men, including an Army National Guard specialist who was about to leave the country, are accused of conspiring to attack a military installation in Joliet and provide support to Islamic State militants.

     
  • Bardwell teachers make music video for PARCC testing Mar 26, 2015 1:27 PM
    It’s testing season again in districts across the state and it’s time for the Bardwell Elementary School fifth-grade team to release a new music video.

     
  • Kaneland seeks new members for board advisory committees Mar 26, 2015 3:45 PM
    Kaneland Unit District 302 seeks to add members to its Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Facilities Planning Committee and the Kaneland Foundation. In preparing to add members to these committees and to the foundation, please know that the selection committees will seek representation from the various attendance areas within the Kaneland community.

     
  • Swedish American Children’s Choir seeks singers Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the spring/summer season. Children, age 4 to 17, are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children.

     
  • Heart Sounds 2015 Symposium to highlight innovations in cardiology Mar 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    Medical professionals are invited to attend “Innovations in Cardiology: Heart Sounds 2015”, a one-day symposium hosted by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. The educational program for registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, doctors and other clinicians will be held Saturday, April 18.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 25, 2015 4:51 PM
    Someone broke into a trailer on the 1000 block of East Fabyan Parkway near Geneva between noon Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and stole a generator, two chain saws, a pump and three laser levels — worth a combined $2,500 — according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Board challenger critiques Dist. 204 spending Mar 27, 2015 5:40 PM
    Managing school district finances within a state as budget-challenged as Illinois is like “nailing Jell-O to a tree,” one candidate for school board in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 says. But only one candidate among four people seeking three school board seats, challenger Renata Sliva, is voicing any criticism of how the district is managing its roughly $300 million budget.

     
  • DaVinci Academy joins Mooseheart in ‘Pennies for Pins’ Mar 25, 2015 8:24 PM
    Mooseheart’s growing relationship with Elgin’s DaVinci Academy moves another step forward Thursday, March 26, when DaVinci staff and students bring a check to Mooseheart staff and students in the Mooseheart gymnasium representing the proceeds from the Feb. 5 “Pennies for Pins” bowling event.

     
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