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  • Express Baseball Club helps out at Ronald McDonald House Mar 5, 2015 8:02 PM
    On March 3, Express Baseball Club, along with Pizzeria Neo in St. Charles and Naperville, were honored to be chosen as the organizations to feed the many families at the new Ronald McDonald House in Winfield. The team offered a full-course homemade Italian menu for all the parents, children and staff currently residing at the “House.”

     
  • St. Charles Kiwanis to be grand marshal in St. Patrick’s Parade Mar 5, 2015 9:37 PM
    St. Charles Kiwanis, branched from Kiwanis International, will serve as grand marshal for the 16th annual St. Patrick’s Parade, which will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Kiwanis International, located in 80 nations, is celebrating 100 years of service in 2015. As an organization of service and community minded individuals, Kiwanis International supports children and young adults around the world. One of the top priorities for the St. Charles Club is “Young Children: Priority One.”

     
  • Tinsley Ellis ‘Tough Love Tour’ comes to Elgin in March Mar 5, 2015 8:55 PM
    The Tinsley Ellis “Tough Love Tour” comes to the Hemmens Cultural Center in downtown Elgin on Saturday, March 21. Presented by the Grafton Blues Association, Ellis will bring the soulfulness and expressiveness of his guitar playing to music that is gentle and melodic as well as to rip-roaring songs that are both poignant and humorous.

     
  • “American Ingenuity” theme of Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 4, 2015 3:29 PM
    “American Ingenuity” will be the theme of the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15 in St. Charles. The focus will be on design elements of our past, highlighting the ability of top decorators to incorporate those elements into today’s modern look. Blending “old with new” is currently evident in nearly every decorating magazine, catalog and TV show. Antiques are so commonly used that many of the top stores offer reproductions at prices much higher than the cost of an original.

     
  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 4, 2015 4:09 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

     
  • Quilt to be raffled off at spaghetti supper March 7 Mar 3, 2015 6:55 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake invites the community to a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Enjoy an evening of food and fellowship! A homemade quilt, made and donated by a church member, will be raffled off during the event.

     
  • St. Charles Kiwanis Rose Day fundraiser in full flower Mar 3, 2015 8:06 PM
    The St. Charles Kiwanis Club’s Rose Day fundraiser is under way through Tuesday, April 14. A dozen long-stemmed roses in a variety of colors can be yours for a $20 donation to the club.

     
  • NAMI to hold education program starting March 9 Mar 3, 2015 9:56 PM
    NAMI Kane-south, DeKalb & Kendall Counties, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will sponsor the NAMI Basics Education Program, specifically for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness. The six-week series of classes will begin from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center, 400 Mercy Lane in Aurora.

     
  • Modern style intersects with history at Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale March 13-14 Mar 2, 2015 10:03 PM
    Come find your original (not a mass-produced, “Made in Taiwan” copy) at the Fox Valley Antiques Show. The gathering will feature 55 dealers from 14 states, bringing a great variety of 18th- to early-20th century antiques to St. Charles on March 14-15.

     
  • Fundraisers to help Elgin teen awaiting heart transplant Mar 2, 2015 9:54 PM
    Danny’s on Douglas in Elgin is hosting a fundraiser for Elgin High sophomore Keri Woodruff, who is awaiting a heart transplant. “Pizza, Pop & Karaoke” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, to help defray medical expenses. If you can’t make it, come to St John’s Church and School, 109 N. Spring St. in Elgin, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, for players-vs.-coaches charity basketball games.

     
  • Apple expert shares tips on growing trees Mar 1, 2015 6:48 PM
    Warm weather and planting season might seem like a pipe dream as we come out of one of the coldest Februarys in history, but green thumbs were thinking spring Sunday at the Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th annual Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar. Apple tree expert Dan Bussey led the seminar, which taught participants hoping to grow apple trees in their yards the important grafting process that is key to having any success.

     
  • Reservations being taken for “Signature Event” Feb 27, 2015 11:32 PM
    The first person to kick down the door rarely is the first one through it. Such was the case with many women in the 20th century who kicked down all kinds of doors — political, racial, financial, and so on. St. Charles resident Kay Catlin has started an autograph collection to honor those who had made significant contribution in a variety of fields. The overriding goal was to have a permanent, visual reminder she could hand down to her daughters and granddaughters.

     
  • 2nd Campton Hills ballot challenge continues Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Campton Hills man said he plans to file an updated challenge to the write-in candidacies of Village President Patsy Smith and three people on her slate. A judge Thursday dismissed a challenge submitted by James Newman without commenting on its meritst, but allowed him to file another complaint. Newman argues Smith's candidacy papers are invalid because they were turned into the interim village clerk at his home; opposing attorneys say Smith and her slate only needed to submit papers to Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham.

     
  • Lake County 4-H holds International Festival Mar 5, 2015 1:41 PM
    The annual Lake County 4-H International Festival was held Feb. 22 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA launches annual campaign to support community needs Mar 2, 2015 9:08 PM
    This year, the Taylor Family YMCA hopes to raise $60,000. Funds raised will support healthy living programs, summer day camp, after school programs, senior fitness, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program, and memberships for those in the community who would otherwise not be able to afford to join the Y. In addition, some of the funds will go toward much needed updates in facilities and equipment at the branch.

     
  • Girl Scouts to recruit career-minded girls for “Camp CEO” Feb 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is seeking high school girls — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts — entering 10th grade or higher, for its “Camp CEO” program this summer. Girls must complete and turn in their applications by Wednesday, March 11.

     
  • Girl Scouts to host Winter Camp for girls March 7-8 Feb 26, 2015 5:57 PM
    There’s nothing like gathering around a blazing campfire with your closest friends during a chilly winter’s eve — the sky above you lit only by the moon and stars. Girls love to camp year-round, so Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently created a winter camping program especially for girls in fourth to 12th grade. “Winter Wonderland in the Woods” will be held from 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, to noon Sunday, March 8, at the Girl Scout Camp Dean in Big Rock.

     
  • Campton Hills leaders want to take community pulse in wake of Rauner cuts Feb 26, 2015 8:09 AM
    Depending on the depth and duration of Gov. Rauner's proposed cuts in share of the state sales tax doled out to towns, Campton Hills could lose up to $1 million a year in funding, which is about the amount spent each year to run its police department. Village President candidates Patsy Smith and Harry Blecker say the village could be forced to use protection from the sheriff's department but should survey the community and perhaps hold a town hall meeting to see what residents want.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
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