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  • Batavia puts off brush, leaf collection fee hike Nov 28, 2014 10:43 AM
    The Batavia committee of the whole decided Tuesday that the city can afford to hold off increasing the brush-and-leaf-pickup fee. There had been talk of raising it $1 a month, to $48 annually per residential utility bill, because the price of brush pickup has almost doubled.

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Playhouse 38 hosts auditions for “Steel Magnolias” Nov 25, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Geneva Park District is holding auditions for its adult production of "Steel Magnolias" at Playhouse 38. Adults, age 18 or older, are invited to audition by appointment, Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

     
  • Playhouse 38 hosts auditions for “Willy Wonka” Nov 25, 2014 9:31 PM
    Geneva Park District is holding auditions for its first-ever family musical at Playhouse 38. Adults and children, ages 6 and older, are invited to audition for “Willy Wonka.” Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.

     
  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

     
  • Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights features new displays Nov 25, 2014 2:39 PM
    Back for its fifth year, Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights show has become a family tradition, not only for communities in Kane County, but for individuals and families who enjoy a break from the frantic pace associated with the holidays.

     
  • NARFE hosts holiday party Dec. 9 Nov 25, 2014 8:27 PM
    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Greater Fox Valley Chapter 2181 will celebrate its annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Victoria restaurant, 250 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Need a date night or kid-free shopping night? Nov 25, 2014 4:11 PM
    Do you need a break, date night or just time to get your holiday shopping done? The South Elgin Leos have a solution for you. On Friday, Dec. 12, the Leos are hosting a movie and craft night beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

     
  • NIU Law alums, faculty honored by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Nov 25, 2014 7:22 PM
    Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (2003) and Heather Wier Vaught (2005) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

     
  • Windsor Park presents musical evening with Glen Ellyn Wheaton Chorale Nov 25, 2014 3:57 PM
    Windsor Park, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will host local favorite Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

     
  • Aldi names new CEO of U.S. business Nov 24, 2014 1:37 PM
    Batavia-based Aldi Inc. has promoted Aldi U.S. President Jason Hart to CEO of the U.S. operation, as part of restructuring to support the discount grocer’s expansion in the U.S. and internationally,

     
  • Students sought for planned private high school in Batavia Nov 24, 2014 12:46 PM
    Former Illinois education superintendent Michael Bakalis says after experimenting with charter schools for years, he now is focusing on developing private schools with a liberal arts focus to better prepare students for college. The first such college prep high school is set to open next fall in Batavia.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

     
  • Murray Commercial leases over 25,000 sf. retail, office space in 3rd quarter Nov 24, 2014 6:50 PM
    Murray Commercial is making progress in 2014 with local multiple tenancy office and retail space in Kane County. Among the notable occupants is ALE Solutions, a disaster recovery company that resides in a 5,500-square-foot unit in Dunham Center on the east side of St. Charles.

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Seat belt enforcement zones conducted for Thanksgiving Nov 25, 2014 5:13 PM
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is partnering with the Illinois State Police and nearly 250 local law enforcement agencies to crack down on seat belt law violators during a Click It or Ticket Campaign now through Thanksgiving weekend.

     
  • St. Charles Singers to ring in season with ‘Candlelight Carols’ Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The St. Charles Singers will present the 31st annual edition of its “Candlelight Carols” Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 7, in Chicago and St. Charles.

     
  • Illinois Brass Band to perform three holiday concerts Dec 4, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Illinois Brass Band, under the direction of Stephen Squires, is proud to announce the schedule for its upcoming holiday performances.

     
  • Batavia celebrates magic of season at “Lights” festival Nov 22, 2014 12:18 AM
    The holiday lights will be shining brightly in downtown Batavia, as the Batavia Park District kicks off the season with Celebration of Lights Festival from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Batavia Riverwalk. This popular event has become a tradition for many families and includes a community singalong, tree lighting ceremony, story hour, visit with Santa and more.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
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