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  • First Baptist offers new ministry space for children with special needs Jan 14, 2015 3:05 PM
    First Baptist Church of Geneva has recently completed a ministry expansion project that includes state-of-the-art space for children with special needs, children’s programming and middle school programming. This is one part of a greater expansion project called Growing to Serve. The community is welcome to come see the spaces during the open house starting at noon Sunday, Jan. 18.

     
  • Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters to serve up pancake breakfast Jan. 25 Jan 13, 2015 11:32 AM
    The Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters will host their annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in Marmion Academy’s Lux Dining Hall in Aurora. It includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, beverages and unlimited pancakes and toppings.

     
  • Aurora library director to greet public at open house Jan 13, 2015 12:31 PM
    An open house to meet Aurora Public Library Executive Director Daisy Porter-Reynolds is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Multipurpose Room on the lower level of the Main Library, 1 E. Benton St.

     
  • Paramount's 'Tommy' showcases Palatine native's versatility Jan 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    Palatine native Tom Vendafreddo is responsible for making "The Who's Tommy" rock at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora as the production's music director and conductor. “People who are coming to see this show first and foremost are coming because of this music,” he said. It's quite a contrast to his previous work on the Paramount Theatre's "Mary Poppins" and his future assignment conducting "Les Miserables."

     
  • Felony cases down in Kane, following national trend Jan 13, 2015 7:13 PM
    Felony cases filed by the Kane County state's attorney's office in 2014 are about 21 percent fewer than cases filed in 2011, Joe McMahon's first year in office. McMahon says Kane is following a national trend of lower crime. However, investigators are still looking to solve five murders from last year - four in Aurora and one in Elgin.

     
  • Sedgebrook’s Squires Club honors Lambs Farm partnership Jan 19, 2015 9:02 AM
    Since the opening of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire nearly ten years ago, residents of nearby Lambs Farm for people with disabilities have provided waste management services to residents of Sedgebrook.

     
  • Waubonsie Valley ensemble joins Naperville Municipal Band concert Jan 12, 2015 8:40 AM
    If the wintry weather has you longing to escape to somewhere much closer to the equator, the Naperville Municipal Band is eager to provide the soundtrack for your daydreams.The band’s winter concert “From Tropic to Tropic” on Feb. 15 features an array of pieces from warmer climes, Director Ron Keller said. “This concert is our answer to the Polar Vortex,” he said.

     
  • Get tickets now for Elgin Master Chorale’s gala Jan 12, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Elgin Master Chorale invites the community to "It's A Grand Night," celebrating a new beginning and building a new foundation, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Charles Country Club. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m., with a cash bar. There will be dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will be formal attire; black-tie optional. The gala will feature a dinner, dancing, and live entertainment as Bobby G. sings timeless classics in Frank Sinatra-style. Pre-dinner music will be provided by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Chamber Ensemble.

     
  • Join conversation asking “Is War Ever Justified?” Jan 12, 2015 7:16 PM
    Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice presents "Is War Ever Justified?," a public conversation about one of the great questions of all time, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. They will have a panel of four speakers, representing a range of opinions on both sides of this challenging question. Some of the speakers will base their opinions on religious grounds, some on social justice, and some on philosophical and historical grounds. An open dialogue between the speakers and the audience will follow.

     
  • Discover prairie plants for the home landscape U of I Extension Master Gardener Presents Feb. 11 Program Jan 12, 2015 4:46 PM
    Discover the possibilities of prairie plants for the home garden with University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Mary Jo Murphy. Murphy will present “Prairiescapes: Grow Native!” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the University of Illinois Extension office in Yorkville. The class will cover advantages of prairie plants in the home landscape, fundamentals of starting a new prairie bed, and how to incorporate them into an existing bed.

     
  • Sunday picks: Violinist Philippe Quint teams with ESO at Hemmens Jan 11, 2015 6:00 AM
    Violin soloist Philippe Quint joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring the works of Smetana, Barber and Dvorak at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Step into the sometimes spooky and zany world of characters Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Uncle Fester as the Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage group presents the musical comedy “The Addams Family.”

     
  • Weekend picks: Music is king at Afterlife dance party Jan 10, 2015 8:18 AM
    United2Nite presents a Saturday night dance party at GRANDBAR Whiskey Lounge featuring the music of DJ Tsunami, Joes Domingo and more. If you're suffering from the post-Christmas season blues, laugh them off with “Mary Mack's Holiday Recovery Comedy Show” on Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Jimmy Nick has been turning heads in Chicago clubs with his blues-guitar work since he was a teenager. Now Nick and his band, Don't Tell Mama, are bringing their high-energy blues-rock attack to Lombard's Brauerhouse.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 10, 2015 1:29 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • Weekend picks: Pheasant Run shows off highlights of Canada Jan 9, 2015 12:56 PM
    The All Canada Show this weekend at the Pheasant Run Mega Center showcases all that Canada has to offer an outdoorsy vacationer. And speaking of outdoors, bundle up and head for an evening of winter family activities at Frosty Fest at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee. Director Carin Silkaitis teams up with students to adapt Leslea Newman's novel “October Mourning” for a new theater piece exploring the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard at North Central College's Madden Theatre in Naperville.

     
  • “Figurative Expressions: Spice of Life” on display at Fine Line Jan 8, 2015 10:13 PM
    The noble, beautiful human form, inspired by live models, will fill the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s next gallery show, opening this Friday, Jan. 9. Artists who attend Fine Line’s “Life Drawing” sessions present their drawings, paintings, collage and other mixed media. This show is free and open to the public.

     
  • Nomad Theatre Co. to hold auditions for “The Clique” Jan 9, 2015 6:34 PM
    The Nomad Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The Clique,” the Black Box high school and college musical, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.

     
  • Nomad Theatre Co. to hold auditions for “Annie Kids” Jan 9, 2015 6:44 PM
    The Nomad Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Annie Kids,” the Black Box kids winter musical, at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. It is for second- through eighth-graders.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 8, 2015 4:05 PM
    Eduardo D. Ferrer Jr., 36, of Aurora, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 2:34 a.m. Tuesday after deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call and domestic disturbance at his home, and he failed to comply with deputy’s commands, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Order a singing valentine for your sweetheart Jan 8, 2015 9:36 PM
    If your Christmas present for your significant other, just wasn’t up to par, then this is your opportunity to make it all right. The Fox Valley Men of Harmony will have multiple quartets ready to deliver a singing valentine on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb 14, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 52 Recruits Jan 7, 2015 5:44 PM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 52 recruits representing 39 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past fall. Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Deputy Sheriff Justin Hill of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. Officer Gerard Gannon of the Round Lake Beach Police Department earned the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Brett Darst of the Northlake Police Department won the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award. Officer Jamie Goschey of the Batavia Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Andrew Switalski of the Evergreen Park Police Department earned the Leadership Award. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved. The graduating recruits are as follows: Eric Babczak, Willowbrook Police Department Chase Bending, Glenview Police Department Timothy Breslin, Streamwood Police Department Ryan Butcher, Arlington Heights Police Department Michael Dailly, Elk Grove Village Police Department Brett Darst, Northlake Police Department Melissa Douglas, Harper College Police Department James Etchingham, Palatine Police Department James Friel, Northbrook Police Department Seth Frontone, Deerfield Police Department Gerard Gannon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Antonio Garcia, Hoffman Estates Police Department Jamie Goschey, Batavia Police Department Ryan Grahn, Oak Forest Police Department Alexander Guevara, Evergreen Park Police Department Steven Guther, Elk Grove Village Police Department Fredrick Hailer, Carpentersville Police Department Justin Hill, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Zane Holland, Wheaton Police Department Mark Johnson, Elk Grove Village Police Department Christopher Jones, Bensenville Police Department Brett Kielbasa, Woodridge Police Department Henri Krueger, College of Lake County Police Department Jason L’Amas, Tinley Park Police Department Kevin Lamb, Buffalo Grove Police Department Crystal Marshall, South Holland Police Department James Martino, Willowbrook Police Department Michal Mazur, Glenview Police Department Michael McCullough, Montgomery Police Department Matthew G. McDonald, Crystal Lake Police Department Elizabeth McGuire, Wilmette Police Department Adam D. McMahon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Shannon McMillon, Buffalo Grove Police Department Thomas B. Molloy, Elk Grove Village Police Department Russell Monk, Wilmette Police Department Michael Munoz, Wheeling Police Department Patrick O’Donnell, Oak Lawn Police Department Alexandra Ovington, Round Lake Police Department Nathan Parks, Hoffman Estates Police Department Bhavik Patel, Oakton Community College Police Department Lidia G. Patitucci, Naperville Police Department Michael Pignato, Lincolnwood Police Department Alex Prafke, Cary Police Department Eric Quinones, Cary Police Department Nelson Rodriguez, Round Lake Police Department Joseph Salinas Sr., Kane County Sheriff’s Office Eric Sarat, Darien Police Department Daniel Schahczinski, Wilmington Police Department Christopher Stearns, Mount Prospect Police Department Andrew Switalski, Evergreen Park Police Department Bradley Vos, Skokie Police Department Quintana Ward, Evergreen Park Police Department College of DuPage Senior Vice President Thomas J. Glaser and Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute Thomas Brady offered their congratulations to the graduating recruits. Trustee Dianne McGuire represented the College’s Board of Trustees. The keynote speaker was Chief Stephen Schmidt of the Elk Grove Police Department. The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.

     
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