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  • Habitat, Thrivent join in building 13th home Mar 25, 2015 9:20 PM
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley will mark an important milestone in the construction of the 13th Northern Fox Valley home sponsored by Thrivent Financial. The community is invited to join in the celebration at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Carpentersville construction site at 39 Robin Road.

     
  • Kane chairman delivers state of the county speech Mar 25, 2015 5:44 AM
    Finances, bickering and the future of the $135 million Longmeadow Parkway toll bridge were the highlighted topics in Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen's state of the county address Tuesday at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva.

     
  • Learn how to avoid costly Social Security filing mistakes Mar 25, 2015 9:07 PM
    Learn how to avoid costly Social Security filing mistakes at this free seminar, offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the fellowship hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee.

     
  • Images: Spring snow reminds us that winter weather is still here. Mar 23, 2015 10:26 AM
    An early spring snow covered our suburban streets and yards today, slowing commutes and remiding us that winter weather will still be around for awhile longer.

     
  • Countdown for registration for The Literacy Connection’s Trivia Bee Fundraiser Mar 23, 2015 6:42 PM
    Fourteen teams are gearing up to compete in The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser, set for Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. The agency is looking for more teams to join the competition.

     
  • Glendale Heights business owners rebuild home after fire Mar 24, 2015 10:06 AM
    Kukec's People features Cindy and Gary Blaski, owners of Allegra Marketing Print and Mail in Glendale Heights, who saw their home of 25 years destroyed in a fire. No one was hurt, but they lost everything. Now he and his wife are putting their lives and home back together and they continue to balance their company needs.

     
  • Local Girl Scouts attend United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Mar 23, 2015 6:59 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently sent Girl Scouts Emily Bettler, 16, of South Elgin, Lindsay Schwartz, 18, of Kildeer, and Stefany Veldhuizen, 17, of Sycamore to participate as delegates in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

     
  • ALTRUSA International Club of Elgin Mar 23, 2015 6:50 PM
    The Altrusa International Club of Elgin has initiated a new "Chews to Read" literacy-based service project in collaboration with the Dental Clinic of Greater Elgin Family Care Center located at 450 Dundee Avenue in Elgin.

     
  • HCE, U of I Extension present ‘Eating Well as You Age’ Mar 23, 2015 7:57 PM
    Eating well does not mean dieting. It is part of a healthy lifestyle, and may be best achieved in small steps. However, as we age, our nutritional needs change and we should focus on nutrient dense choices. “Eating Well as You Age” is a University of Illinois Extension educational program designed to help participants explore the benefits of healthy eating habits at any age.

     
  • Apply for garden club scholarship by April 3 Mar 19, 2015 7:39 PM
    The Garden Club of Dundee Township is offering a scholarship for the 20th year to a student that has an interest in pursuing a career in an environmentally related area. Examples are agriculture, landscape design, horticulture, forestry, waste management, conservation studies, or other related studies.

     
  • Girl Scouts collect donations to send “Cookies For Soldiers” March 21 Mar 18, 2015 7:15 PM
    With a goal of 500 boxes this year, two Hampshire Girl Scouts wil host a “Fill the Duffle Bag with Cookies for Soldiers” on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at Brar Dentistry in South Elgin. For every $4 donated, a box of Girl Scout cookies will be sent to a soldier. Soldiers from the recruitment center in Carpentersville will be joining the girls to lend support and thank donors.

     
  • Get in your order for Elgin Lions’ annual Rose Day Mar 18, 2015 8:16 PM
    Members of the Elgin Lions Club are conducting the club’s 31st annual Rose Day. They will be selling one dozen long-stemmed roses for $15 between now and Friday, March 27, for delivery on April 1-3.

     
  • Algonquin’s Shamrock Shave raises over $62,000 Mar 18, 2015 8:46 PM
    St. Margaret Mary’s annual “Shamrock Shave” raised more than $62,500 for needy in the community and pediatric cancer research. You can still pledge your favorite Shavee online up until April 1.

     
  • Justice and Healing Seminar offered March 28 at Barrington UMC Mar 18, 2015 8:26 PM
    A Justice and Healing Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, at Barrington United Methodist Church. Join the presenters as they lead a dialogue on justice and healing for the nation. They will share their perspectives on the church’s responsibility to create the “beloved community,” their personal experiences, what your individual and collective Christian responsibilities are in understanding the issues, speaking out about injustices and acting in ways that demonstrate commitment to Christian ideals.

     
  • Attend Habitat for Humanity homeowner orientation March 24 Mar 17, 2015 3:52 PM
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley builds simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and individuals. The organization offers a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment. The next Homeowner Orientation night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

     
  • Spring Farmers’ Market returns to Elgin church March 29 Mar 18, 2015 9:41 PM
    The community is invited to the Spring Farmers’ Market from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin. This free event features sustainably produced foods and handmade artisan products, including fresh greens, root vegetables, Alaskan salmon, pastured meats (beef, pork, sheep, chicken), mushrooms, salsas, granola, vegan entrees, honey, beeswax, whole grain baked goods, infused oils and vinegars, French pastries, Jersey cheese, artisan tea blends, handcrafted soaps, candles, gourd art, natural skin care, nature photo cards, to-go bags for leftovers, jewelry, fair trade organic coffees, teas, chocolates, and more.

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

     
  • Easter egg hunt for adults by moonlight and flashlight Mar 16, 2015 7:42 PM
    With flashlight in hand, adults, age 18 and older, are invited to search for Easter eggs from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at Boy Scout Camp Big Timber in Elgin. The first-ever Three Fires Council Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt includes 6,000 numbered plastic Easter eggs scattered over 10 acres of wooded campground. Select eggs will be redeemable for prizes. The grand prize (each night) is a 42-inch flat screen television.

     
  • Where do you start with employee compensation? Mar 16, 2015 8:33 PM
    On Thursday, April 9, Stateline Society for Human Resource Management will host a breakfast program title “Considering Employee Compensation … Where Do You Start?”, presented by Lisa Kleiner, managing director of LMK Consulting. Not every organization has the luxury of having a full-time compensation expert on their staff, but all organizations need to determine how to best pay their employees. With the predictions that the recovering economy and job climate will encourage employees to leave current roles for better pay, what do you do? Kleiner will share her experience and expertise on how HR professionals and compensation stakeholders can utilize compensation management to impact their organization.

     
  • Sherman West Court receives 5-star rating in Best Nursing Homes 2015 Mar 13, 2015 11:35 PM
    Advocate Sherman West Court has once again received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes. Best Nursing Homes – now in its seventh year – is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend at least some time in a nursing home in 2015 rehabilitating after a hospital stay or as long-term residents.

     
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