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  • Treatment centers, insurance work to agree on heroin care Jan 25, 2015 7:30 AM
    When a person wants treatment to end a heroin addiction, insurance shouldn’t hold him back. But sometimes addiction treatment professionals encounter disagreements with insurance companies about whether a patient meets medical criteria for a certain type of care. “Now the philosophy should really be ‘Let’s start the client where the clinical information indicates they need to start,’” said Tom Delegatto, executive director of business development for Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment.

     
  • Our series so far at dailyherald.com/more Jan 25, 2015 7:30 AM
    People who run heroin treatment programs, like Jim Scarpace of Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Aurora, know they can't be superheroes or work magic for their patients. But they're convinced a regimen of education to build coping skills, medication to ease withdrawal effects and family/community support can be effective in getting users off heroin.

     
  • Heroin recovery treatment ‘a partnership, a collaboration,’ counselors say Jan 25, 2015 4:34 PM
    When it comes to heroin addiction treatment, there's no magic formula. But Jim Scarpace, executive director of Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Aurora, says it can work -- with a lot of hard work and support. “There is nothing magical we’re going to do to you," Scarpace said. "This is a partnership, a collaboration.”

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Kyle M. Frost, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession after a traffic stop at 3:48 p.m. Monday on Red Haw Lane near St. Charles in which the deputy smelled marijuana smoke coming from the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Mauricio resentenced to 55 years, instead of 60, for ’07 murder Jan 23, 2015 6:27 PM
    Hector Mauricio, convicted of killing an Aurora Township man in 2007, is resentenced to 55 years, rather than 60 years, in the death of World War II veteran Roscoe Ebey during a home break-in.

     
  • GreenFields of Geneva honor MLK’s legacy by serving as blanketeers for Project Linus Jan 23, 2015 6:47 PM
    On Jan. 19, GreenFields of Geneva honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service. “Dr. King devoted his life to helping create a better world. MLK Day is known as a ‘day on’ rather than a ‘day off’,” said Rebecca Sytsma, activities coordinator at GreenFields. “We recruited GreenFields residents along with volunteers from throughout the area, to collaborate on a wonderful service project.”

     
  • Norwegian National League Of Chicago Offers Scholarships And Cash Prizes Jan 23, 2015 10:35 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Aurora school unveils plans for $1.9 million innovation center Jan 22, 2015 4:06 PM
    Faculty, staff, students and community members celebrated the unveiling of the official name, logo and renderings of a new innovation center at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora Wednesday. The $1.9 million innovation and inquiry hub is being funded, in part, with money donated by IMSA alumnus and YouTube co-founder Steven Chen. “This is IMSA’s new front door to the community,” said IMSA Chief Innovation Officer Britta McKenna.

     
  • Kane to investigate disbanding Aurora Election Commission Jan 22, 2015 7:37 PM
    Kane County officials will consider what must be done to disband the Aurora Election Commission, a task that's already proved difficult even for city of Aurora officials.

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Mousetrap” Jan 23, 2015 10:26 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” It is a murder mystery that focuses on a group of strangers who have been stranded at the Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm. The Manor also holds something else — a suspect to the recent murder of a woman in London. In true Christie fashion, “The Mousetrap” will keep you guessing who the killer is until the very end.

     
  • Griffin: Municipal retirees' insurance cost taxpayers millions Jan 21, 2015 10:51 AM
    More than 2,100 former employees in 57 suburbs cost taxpayers almost $16.5 million in health insurance costs last year. And experts expect that figure to keep rising as more municipal employees head into retirement before they are eligible for Medicare at age 65. But even then, Medicare eligibility only reduces the municipal burden, rather than putting an end to it.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Join Big Brothers Big Sisters as a part of National Mentoring Month Jan 21, 2015 6:46 PM
    This January will mark the 14th annual National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults.

     
  • Italian buffet to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice Jan 21, 2015 8:34 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is hosting “Viva Villa Verone,” an evening with an Italian buffet and high-energy entertainment. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Villa Verone in Geneva. All proceeds benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Seating is limited.

     
  • 'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount is a rocking visual spectacle Jan 20, 2015 9:34 PM
    “The Who's Tommy” doesn't get staged that often because its technical and talent demands can be so huge. So musical theater fans should be very grateful that the Paramount Theatre in Aurora has tackled “The Who's Tommy” — and done so in a confident production that is both visually stunning and a truly rocking spectacle.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • Budget-friendly fun: Woodstock era returns at Wauconda's Docks Jan 20, 2015 7:02 AM
    The Mustangs take listeners back to the famed Woodstock music festival of 1969 in a concert at Docks Bar & Grill in Wauconda Friday. Discover the South Indian dance form Bharata Natyam in the "Timeless Tales" dance concert by the Natya Dance Theatre Indian dance company Sunday.

     
  • Wasco Baseball spring registration now open Jan 20, 2015 5:19 PM
    Online registration is now open for the spring 2015 season with Wasco Baseball. They provide a positive, structured, educational baseball experience, rich with sportsmanship and healthy recreational competition for approximately 2,200 boys and girls, age 5 to 17, during two seasons per year (spring/summer and fall). The league has no residency requirements so players are welcome regardless of where you live.

     
  • Holy Cross to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31 Jan 20, 2015 6:33 PM
    With the theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” students, faculty and parents at Holy Cross School in Batavia will join Catholic schools nationwide to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-31.

     
  • Take trolley tour of Aurora art, culture venues Jan 19, 2015 1:00 PM
    Visitors can hop aboard an old-time trolley and enjoy an art and cocktail cruise through downtown Aurora as part of First Fridays on Feb. 6. The trolley will circle around downtown and stop at some of the more than 10 First Fridays venues.

     
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