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  •  A waterfall is featured at a previous year’s Fox Valley Garden Walk. This year’s walk will showcase seven gardens on Elgin’s west side.

    7 west side Elgin gardens showcased in garden walk Jun 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Elgin area American Association of University Women will showcase seven of Elgin's finest gardens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the west side of town. This biennial event gives people the opportunity to see beautiful arrangements and ask questions about gardening.

     
  • The garden of Jean Pechtel at 597 N. Lyle Ave., Elgin, will be featured in the Elgin Area American Association of University Women's garden walk, set for Saturday, June 23.

    From blank slate to lush oasis: How an artist created a gardenJun 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jean Pechtel of west Elgin created a lush, colorful garden from a blank slate. Her garden will be featured on the Elgin AAUW's Fox Valley Garden Walk Saturday, June 23. "Starting with a nearly blank slate was an exciting project for me. It began with an existing brick patio, sloping away to a large expanse of lawn surrounded by a fence," Pechtel writes.

     
  • Kane County has spent over $17 million of referendum moneyApr 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve officials have now spent more than half the $30 million in additional dollars taxpayers gave the district a year ago. The latest land purchase of 137 acres near the Burlington Forest Preserve in Sycamore connects some existing preserves and creates recreational areas extending out to the far northwestern border of the county. This purchase cost $1.146 million.

     
  •  Atop Holy Hill, First United Methodist Church (front right) is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year with a variety of programs.

    Elgin church celebrates 175th anniversary Feb 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    It is one of the most well-known sites in Elgin. Atop Holy Hill, the First United Methodist Church on Highland Avenue has become a landmark in the city’s rich history, its intricate iron steeple rising high above the Elgin skyline. This year, the church will celebrate 175 years as a congregation. A yearlong celebration kicks off with an interfaith service Sunday, Feb. 19.

     
  •  Tiny mounds of snow sit atop the remains of wildflowers as the sun sets at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn. The area had a slight dusting of snow earlier in the day before the sun broke through.

    Winter solstice marks the longest night of the year Dec 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    The sun sets early these days, and mornings are cold and dark. But that’s soon to change. At half past midnight on Thursday, Dec. 22, the sun will begin its return. Known as the winter solstice, this event is the annual turning point from ever-increasing darkness to steadily increasing light.

     
  • Police reports Nov 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Shelby C. Anthony, 20, of St. Charles was charged Nov. 10 with retail theft, according to a police report. Store security at Von Maur, 3810 E. Main St., observed Anthony take 22 items of clothing and jewelry into a fitting room and exit with only five items.

     
  • Police reports Nov 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Erik W. Schatz, 29, of the 100 block of Morning Glory Road Way in Elgin, received a ticket for public intoxication, at 2:01 a.m. Sunday in the 0-99 block of East State Street, according to a police report.

     
  •  Buses destroyed by fire sit in the parking lot Friday afternoon at Prairie View Grade School, 10N630 Nesler Road, Elgin.

    4 District 301 buses destroyed in ‘suspicious’ fire Sep 30, 2011 12:00 AM
    Four Buses at Prairie View Grade School in Burlington Schoool District 301 were set ablaze early Friday morning and burned to the ground.

     
  • Kane County on verge of adding more open space Aug 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District officials announced they’ve closed on 20 acres of land along Lake Run near the Dick Young Forest Preserve District. They’ve also entered negotiations to buy 120 acres in Burlington Township and land known as the "Gehrke property" in Plato Township.

     
  • Hampshire Township man killed in rollover crash Jul 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Hampshire Township man was killed in a rollover accident in Burlington Township Friday. Scott Row, 31, rolled over in his white Ford Pickup, according to police.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  • Police reports Apr 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Batavia man was charged Saturday with possession of a firearm without a FOI card after police said he fired five shots into a creek in an attempt to kill a beaver.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

     
  • Kurt Dorr is championing a proposal that would let voters decide whether to stop part-time Naperville Township trustees from receiving free health care coverage.

    Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

     
  • Police reports Apr 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    A television, laptop computer, Kindle and a GPS were among the items reported stolen in a St. Charles burglary on South 18th Street Friday, police said.

     
  • Tri-Cities police blotterOct 25, 2010 12:00 AM
    The police blotter for Geneva, Batavia and Kane County

     
  • 2 more West Nile cases in Kane County Oct 6, 2010 12:00 AM
    Two more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Kane County, bringing this year's total to five, health officials said Wednesday.

     
  • Tri-Cities briefsSep 30, 2010 12:00 AM
    Burlington Central High School is celebrating homecoming week with a girls powder puff football game at 6:30 tonight, followed by the spirit bonfire from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsSep 2, 2010 12:00 AM
    The blotter for St. Charles and Kane County.

     
  • Michael E. Taylor

    Burlington man charged in attack on neighborSep 1, 2010 12:00 AM
    A Burlington Township man is facing felony charges for punching his neighbor in the face with a handgun, police said Tuesday.

     
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