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  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers Dec. 15 Dec 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    Two six-year terms for the office of trustee at Elgin Community College District 509 will be elected at the Consolidated Election held April 7, 2015. Prospective candidates can begin filing nominating papers on Dec. 15.

     
  • Annual Dundee Lions basketball tournament starts Saturday Dec 11, 2014 9:48 PM
    The annual Dundee Lions Boys Middle School Basketball Tournament starts this Saturday, Dec. 13, at Westfield Community School in Algonquin. Two games will be played throughout the morning starting at 8 a.m. and the second game at 9:15 a.m.

     
  • Celebrate the miracle of Christmas at St. Catherine of Siena Dec 11, 2014 9:25 PM
    The faithful are welcome to the preparation and celebration of the miracle of the Christ child’s birth and the New Year’s Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee and St. Mary in Gilberts.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to accessorize wheelchair for boy with MS Dec 9, 2014 5:23 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Billita Jacobsen of Carpentersville, who wants to jazz up the wheelchair of a boy she's worked with for six years who has MS.

     
  • Inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration set for Dec. 20 Dec 9, 2014 10:30 AM
    Beauty Unique and Juanita Crears Events will sponsor the inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to showcase the Fox Valley’s cultural diversity and its unity on Saturday, Dec. 20 in downtown Elgin.

     
  • ECC student showcases new building in video Dec 9, 2014 2:15 PM
    Elgin Community College’s new Health and Life Sciences building has earned awards for its innovative design. It is the subject of a video by student Mario Mercado.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin hosts successful toy drive Dec 9, 2014 11:52 AM
    Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, in conjunction with the Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, hosted it annual Toys For Tots drive on Dec. 6. Late donations, which are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. 13

     
  • Sign up for Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k Dec 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Registration is now open for The Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k on April 26 at McHenry County College. Sign up now for a special rate through Dec. 31.

     
  • Police: 3 targeted men via escort ads in Carpentersville Dec 9, 2014 7:30 PM
    Three people were arrested in Carpentersville after robbing a man — and possibly more — who had responded to escort ads, police said. Kristin K. Robson, 19, of the 600 block of Indigo Lane in Woodstock, and Joshua Hampton, 25, of the 9200 block of South Throop Street in Chicago, were charged with aggravated robbery; Hampton was also charged with armed robbery with a firearm, court records show. A male juvenile was also arrested, Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Erman Blevins said.

     
  • Holiday blood drive at Sherman Hospital set for Dec. 22 Dec 8, 2014 9:03 PM
    Adding “donate blood” to the top your holiday to-do list could provide a lifesaving gift for someone this holiday season. Donation centers seek blood products year-round to supply health care facilities across the country, but the need over the holidays is greater as high school and college students go on break and fewer blood drives are held. “It’s a commitment, but people need to understand what a lifesaving effort donating blood is,” says Dr. Bruce Hyman, vice president of medical management at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. “You want it on the shelf when you need it. It’s vital for hospitals to stock adequately for emergencies and trauma situations.” Sherman Hospital is partnering with Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 162 adults wait for a Literacy Connection tutor Dec 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else’s life in a profoundly positive way.

     
  • Man stabbed in Carpentersville Dec 6, 2014 4:29 PM
    A man was stabbed in Carpentersville early Saturday, and a suspect was taken into custody, police said. Officers were called about 5:50 a.m. to the 2200 block of Teepee Avenue about a disturbance, police said.

     
  • Dundee Township Lions presents Festival of Trees Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions presented the Festival of Trees Dec. 5-6 at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. This is a part of Dickens in Dundee celebration. Twenty-eight trees were decorated by schools, churches and Scout groups on Friday.

     
  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Dec 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of December, 1.

     
  • Gerald Subaru joins in 2014 “Share the Love,” selects CASA Kane County as “Hometown Charity” Dec 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Gerald Subaru recently announced that they will be participating in the 2014 “Share the Love” program that offers the opportunity for new car buyers to select a charity in their community to receive a $250 donation.

     
  • The Bridge Church explores “The Promised Messiah” Dec 5, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Bridge Church, an Evangelical Free church, will welcome people from all walks of life who are seeking to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ – or perhaps simply seeking to investigate the truth of Christianity. The Sunday service blends both hymns and modern choruses in an upbeat contemporary style. From the pastoral staff biblically based expository preaching aims to keep Christ at the center of life. This month, senior pastor Rev. Todd Berge's message is “The Promised Messiah.”

     
  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
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