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  • Local surgeon wins international award Sep 18, 2014 3:19 PM
    On Sept. 12, Jonathan Y. Song, M.D. of TLC Medical Group, won multiple awards at this year's Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting which was held in Las Vegas.

     
  • Tri-Cities ready for Fox Valley Marathon Sep 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    From St. Charles to Aurora, the Fox River will be the backdrop for the Advocate Dreyer fifth annual Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20 on Sunday, Sept. 21. Registration for the race, which is limited to 4,100 runners, is closed, but organizers hope spectators will show up to cheer runners on.

     
  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

     
  • Aurora cops looking for man who tried to lure children Sep 18, 2014 3:42 PM
    Aurora police are looking for a man who tried to lure two young children into his van about 7:50 a.m. Thursday outside Nancy Hill Elementary School on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue on the city’s near west side. Police said an 11-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were standing on the northeast corner of Illinois and Pennsylvania avenues when a man inside a large, gray van parked on Illinois Avenue told both youngsters to get in the vehicle.

     
  • Constable: TV can offer escape, but NFL sadly reflects reality for shelters Sep 18, 2014 8:27 AM
    Television can offer a respite from reality. But for the women and children victims of abuse seeking haven in suburban shelters, the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" broadcast offers plenty of news about the violence that they are trying to escape. “Like the entire nation, we've engaged in conversations about the NFL and football,” says Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld, of Community Crisis Center in Elgin.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 17, 2014 6:23 PM
    Emmanuel Rivera, 25, of the 39W500 block of Prairie Street, Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence and DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more at 12:49 a.m. Sunday on the 39W500 block of Prairie Street, according to a sheriff’s report. A breath test registered a .134 BAC, the report said.

     
  • Sugar Grove man gets 7 years for cemetery thefts Sep 17, 2014 8:34 PM
    A Sugar Grove man who took part in the theft of more than 100 bronze vases from a cemetery in Aurora and later tried to run over a sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

     
  • Paramount's 'Cats' practically purr-fect Sep 17, 2014 3:21 PM
    There's plenty of theatrical spectacle and acrobatic stunts to spare in the Paramount Theatre's new take on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats." The international hit dance revue musical directed by Shawn Stengel and choreographed by Harrison McEldowney plays in Aurora now through Sunday, Oct. 12.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • World Class Basketball taking registration for winter travel teams Sep 16, 2014 5:34 PM
    The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit organization, runs travel teams for boys in fourth through eighth grade. They are now accepting registrations for your 2014-15 winter travel program.

     
  • Final two of five guilty in $2.7 million Kane County pot bust Sep 16, 2014 11:34 AM
    The final two of five people arrested in November in a $2.7 million Kane County marijuana bust have pleaded guilty. Mary Nunez, 59, of Batavia, was sentenced to three years in prison and Matthew Westerlin, 30, of Sugar Grove, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Three others pleaded guilty earlier this year, with two receiving sentences of three and four years. Richard Ecklund, 50, of Batavia, faces up to 30 years when sentenced Oct. 28.

     
  • Emmanuel House helps refugees find a true home in Aurora Sep 16, 2014 3:58 PM
    Imaad Hasan was grateful he and his family were safe in Aurora, far from the turmoil of war in Iraq. But he yearned for the stability of owning a house. "Emmanuel House gave me the dream," he said, in the house he purchased in 2010 through the program. Emmanuel House organizers say homeownership is one of the ways to break the cycle of working-class poverty, and helps people accumulate the money and financial education to do so.

     
  • The Label Printers brand protection presentation at Labelexpo Americas Sep 16, 2014 7:31 PM
    The Label Printers was selected to speak on the subject of “Brand Protection: Maintaining Credibility and Integrity” at the 2014 Labelexpo Americas Expo and Conference.

     
  • Aurora’s Rural Street closing for 10 days Sep 16, 2014 4:29 PM
    A portion of Rural Street near Ohio Street on Aurora’s near east side will be closed for 10 days while Nicor relocates gas mains, officials said Tuesday. Traffic will be detoured along Sheffer Road to Austin Avenue, officials said, and motorists should expect delays during the project.

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • Albright Theatre holds auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Sep 15, 2014 11:17 AM
    Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 5 to 9; from 3 to 5 p.m. for children ages 10 to 15 on Sunday, Oct. 5; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, for adults.

     
  • Get coupons for All Hallow’s Read Celebration Sep 15, 2014 11:23 AM
    The Friends of the Batavia Public Library are celebrating All Hallow's Read-a scary reading holiday that coincides with Halloween.The Friends are selling coupons that allows its holder (infant to age 18) to receive 1 free children’s book or paperback from the Friends of the Batavia Library. Coupons will be available in packs of 10 for $2.50 (that’s 25 cents per book)

     
  • Grant Helps Impoverished Seniors in DuPage with Endowment Campaign Sep 15, 2014 4:54 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) has been selected to receive a $3,200 grant from the Mulholland Family Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation.

     
  • Chaplain joins GreenFields of Geneva Sep 15, 2014 7:34 PM
    Two years after GreenFields of Geneva opened its doors, Bruce Main joined the community as its first chaplain.

     
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