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  • Court overturns Carpentersville woman’s 4th DUI Jul 16, 2014 6:29 PM
    An appellate court panel has overturned a 35-year-old Carpentersville woman's aggravated DUI conviction, ruling a prosecution witnesses estimation of her blood alcohol concentration was "inherently unreliable." Chrystal Floyd was sentenced to six years in prison for the 2011 offense.

     
  • Two accused of beating at Carpentersville party Jul 15, 2014 5:48 PM
    Two Carpentersville men face felony charges that they jumped a man outside of a party in Carpentersville over the weekend, kicking him repeatedly while he was on the ground and breaking his nose. Daniel Mora, 23, and Jose A. Mora-Aguilar, 26, face charges of aggravated battery and mob action.

     
  • Kane County Fair names talent contest winners Jul 15, 2014 9:55 PM
    Sophia Peterson of Elgin, Junior Division, and Erin Newman of St. Charles, Senior Division, have been named the first place winners of the 31st annual Kane County Fair Talent Contest. The talent contest was held on Monday, July 14, as a Pre-Fair Showcase at the Kane County Fairgrounds.

     
  • ECC gears up for Project Backpack, donations sought Jul 21, 2014 5:01 PM
    Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Friday, Aug. 1, at several locations.

     
  • ’50s music-inspired musical “Forever Plaid” debuts at ECC July 25 Jul 14, 2014 5:18 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its summer production of Forever Plaid, which features pop hits of the 1950s, from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, Aug. 3.

     
  • Black Tie Gala - A Great Evening Jul 14, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Lake County Housing Authority’s Annual Black Tie Gala for educational scholarships was held on June 27, 2014. It was an evening of great food, exciting entertainment, and exceptional auction lots.

     
  • Barbeque & More offers a taste of Pakistan in Algonquin Jul 14, 2014 12:57 PM
    After moving to Algonquin from Pakistan, Shakil Hussain noticed that if he wanted to get some of the tastes from home when dining out, he had to head all the way into Schaumburg. So, he decided to open his own restaurant closer to his Fox Valley home featuring food from Pakistan, as well as Indian, Mediterranean and Asian food.

     
  • New general manager named at Cinema 12 Theatre Jul 11, 2014 5:10 PM
    Classic Cinemas has named Gopal Krishna as the new General Manager at the Cinema 12 Theatre, 100 Besinger Drive, in Carpentersville.

     
  • Carpentersville finance director leaving for DeKalb Jul 10, 2014 1:25 PM
    Another top Carpentersville department head is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities. Village Finance Director Catherine Haley has resigned to take up a similar post in the city of DeKalb, Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said Wednesday. Haley’s last day is July 25. “Her short tenure was very transformative for the finance department,” Rooney said.

     
  • Investigation clears Carpentersville official of discrimation claims Jul 9, 2014 4:46 PM
    An independent investigator looking into allegations of gender discrimination, retaliation and harassment made by a former Carpentersville village employee against Village Manager J. Mark Rooney determined there was no validity to the claims. The allegations were made by the village’s former human resources director, Linda Mogren, who resigned in May under a separation agreement with the village.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 9, 2014 5:50 PM
    Somsanouk Manikham, 32, of Elgin, was charged July 1 with no valid driver's license, according to a West Dundee Police Department news release. He was stopped by police while traveling west on Main Street. At the time, he had two active warrants charging him with traffic offenses in Kane County. Manikham was released on recognizance for the no driver’s license charge, but he was unable to post the bond for the active warrants.

     
  • How should police handle people with autism? Jul 9, 2014 5:17 AM
    Allison Kramer readily admits she had “a meltdown” when she threw a framed photo at a police officer and kneed him in the groin. But she also described the officer as “antagonistic” and, five months later, remains steadfast that Carpentersville police handled poorly their visit to her house. This is the account of an autistic woman and her encounter.

     
  • Veterans, active duty service members invited to Valor Games Midwest Competition Jul 8, 2014 10:13 AM
    The three-day, multi-sport competition – which will take place from Aug. 20 until Aug. 22 – is the only one of its kind to bring together wounded, ill or injured active duty service members and veterans to instill positive values through sports.

     
  • Singer Pat Boone backs suburban Republican Jul 8, 2014 4:01 PM
    Legendary singer Pat Boone, famous for hit songs in the 1950s and 1960s, praised Republican Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville for Congress Tuesday on behalf of a national organization for seniors. “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Larry Kaifesh,” Boone said.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 8, 2014 4:39 PM
    Brandon L. Roby, 18, of Elgin, was charged Monday with failure to register as a violent offender against youth, according to court records. He is accused of knowingly failing to register prior to Dec. 28, 2013, for his yearly registration, and he also failed to register within five days of being released from Kane County jail June 23, 2014. His bail was set at $35,000 in Kane County bond court, and his next court date is Friday.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 7, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features photos of festivals and storms, but not at the same time.

     
  • If Walmart move is such an awful idea ... Jul 6, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: In a June 15 letter, former Village President Bill Sarto chastised Carpentersville for considering a new Walmart Superstore in the Route 25 TIF District. Unfortunately his letter was filled with inaccuracies and innuendo; and for a former village president, it displayed an astonishing lack of vision.

     
  • Dundee Township Rotary Club names Rotarians of the Year Jul 3, 2014 4:09 PM
    Carolyn Kasper and Betsy Little were named "Rotarians of the Year" by the Dundee Township Rotary Club. The club also is beginning its new year with the theme "35/50," which ties in with the goal to reach 50 members by next June. 2015 also marks the club's 35th anniversary.

     
  • Tour a ‘Garden of Ideas’ in Kane County July 8 Jul 3, 2014 6:36 PM
    As your garden grows this summer, are you thinking about new designs or looking to explore new plant varieties? Inspiration is close to home in the Kane County Master Gardeners’ Idea Garden, which is open to the public from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

     
  • The Literacy Connection has 150 adults on waiting list Jul 3, 2014 5:54 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 150 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2014?

     
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