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  • Heun: Too many empty storefronts in Tri-Cities area Jan 10, 2015 7:30 PM
    Dave Heun says the Tri-Cities's version of urban blight is empty storefronts galore that need to be filled, modernized, or put to a different use.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Bald eagle program draws bird lovers to St. Charles Jan 10, 2015 7:51 PM
    With a wingspan of more than six feet, bald eagles can be hard to miss. Yet few people realize that these magnificent creatures live among us on the Fox River. A large crowd of avian enthusiasts gathered to hear St. Charles Park District naturalist Pam Otto give an information-packed presentation about the bald eagles that live among us at the “Eagles in Our Midst” nature program Saturday at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles.

     
  • Batavia Alderman Vasilion resigns Jan 9, 2015 5:50 PM
    Batavia 5th Ward Alderman Steve Vasilion announced Friday afternoon he is resigning. An architect, he said his business is picking up and presenting more potential conflicts with city business.

     
  • Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation hosts a bunco night fundraiser Jan 9, 2015 7:19 PM
    Grab a group of friends and join the Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation for a fun night out as they host a Mardi Gras-themed bunco charity event. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Batavia Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Registration ends at 6:15 p.m., with the dice roll at 6:30 p.m.

     
  • CEO Unplugged offers personal look at ESO leader Jan 9, 2015 6:04 PM
    How does a corporate executive transition from retirement to overseeing a leading local symphony orchestra? What prompted his decision? How has his business experience affected the direction of his new role? Find out how David Beardon, chief executive officer of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, defines his leadership style by attending the next Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce popular series, “CEO Unplugged.”

     
  • Order a singing valentine for your sweetheart Jan 8, 2015 4:58 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • “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.

     
  • Batavia to offer indoor farmers market Jan 8, 2015 4:03 PM
    Get your microgreens, organic breads, local eggs and meats at an indoor farmers market starting Saturday in Batavia.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Chicago women charged with felony credit card fraud Jan 7, 2015 4:14 PM
    Two 27-year-old Chicago women were arrested Tuesday at the Batavia Wal-Mart and charged with using gift cards and PayPal cards that had been altered with someone else's credit card information. Police said Charneice L. Chatman and Antionette M. Jones are due in court Jan. 21 and face up to five years in prison if convicted.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District brings Addams Family to life in musical Jan 7, 2015 12:48 PM
    "The Addams Family: A New Musical" hits the stage at the Fox Valley Park District's Prisco Center in Aurora this weekend, bringing plenty of music, laughter, and creepy fun.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 7, 2015 5:31 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.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter opens public low-cost spay/neuter clinic Jan 7, 2015 9:30 PM
    Animal shelters are affected every day, by the tragedy of pet overpopulation. News: Nationwide, 3-5 million unwanted pets are euthanized in shelters every year. Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin has launched a low-cost spay/neuter program to address the pet overpopulation problem in the Fox Valley community by making spay and neuter surgeries more affordable for pet owners.

     
  • Grace Lutheran hosts popular barn service, plans chili, pie cook-off Jan 6, 2015 9:00 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake hosted a Christmas Eve Barn Service. You read that correct, in a barn! The worship service is hosted in a church member's barn with portable sound system, video screen, and projector brought in by the church.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 6, 2015 5:57 PM
    Jessica C. Haught, 20, of Montgomery, was charged with retail theft at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 30 at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
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