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  • Returning summer employees leave few openings in Dundee TownshipApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dundee Township’s summer employment picture will not change much from last year. The park district, the township’s largest summer employer, will hire a few more people, but many who worked at its swimming pools and on its golf courses last year will return.

  • National Guard reservist Amanda Beets of Rockford, second from right, who suffered a stroke, is introduced at the fashion show with her parents, Ray and Lonnie Beets, left. Funds from the show were used by Salute Inc. in Palatine to buy her an adaptive bicycle.

    Student fashion show raises $18,000 for veteransMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the fashion show produced last month by students from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, models took to the runway escorted by Marines, wearing their dress uniforms. The event took place at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows and raised more than $18,000 for Salute Inc. in Palatine.

  • Patient William Spence of Carpentersville, left, meets with Janet Lenz, director of the Shared Care program at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital’s heart failure clinic in Elgin, and Erin Coglianese, director of mechanical cardiac support at Loyola University Medical Center, during a recent visit at Presence Saint Joseph.

    Shared Care site helps patients at Elgin hospitalMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Heart patient William Spence says that among all the difficult things he’s had to endure in the last couple years, one of the bright spots has been being able to get care close to home. Two years ago Spence, 59, of Carpentersville, got a new pacemaker after suffering major heart failure, and had a heart transplant on New Year’s Day.

  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

  • Fox Valley police reportsMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Myryenichelle Christian, 43, of Carpentersville, was charged with felony obstructing justice/destroying evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 8:28 p.m. Sunday at Williams and Kings roads near Carpentersville, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Renz Center Supports Alcohol-Free Weekend Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is National Alcohol Awareness month. Renz Addiction Counseling Center is encouraging residents to participate in a community-wide three day Alcohol-free Weekend April 4-6.

  • Dr. Nina Pregont Gary Pregont

    Dr. Nina Pregont to host grand opening open houseMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Natural Expressions Naprapathy & Wellness LLC - Dr. Nina Pregont to hold grand opening open house

  • Courtesy of Fine Line Creative Arts Center Artist Dan Caldwell, right, with his son Ryan, puts finishing touches on Fine Line’s new sign.

    Metalsmith forges new sign for Fine Line Creative Arts CenterMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new handcrafted sign graces the entrance of Fine Line Creative Arts Center on Bolcum Road in St. Charles. A blacksmith and metalsmith, teacher and artist, Dan Caldwell of St. Charles designed, crafted and installed not just a new sign but a work of art at the front of the new entrance.

  • Artists & Craftsartists to Exhibit In Hodges Park, Park Ridge ASOA

    Area Artists & Craftsartists Invited to Jury to Exhibit in ShowMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Area Artists & Craftsartist are invited to jury to participate in Park Rdge May 10 show

  • Jason Bauer and Megan Kathka cut drywall that is being installed this week at a Habitat for Humanity home in Carpentersville. A group of 10 Elgin Community College students participated in an Alternative Spring Break program offering students a chance to volunteer in the community for course credit.

    ECC students volunteering over spring breakMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The thought of spring break often evokes stereotypical images of college students partying it up on the beaches of Cancun and other like destinations. Ten Elgin Community College students sought a more rewarding way to spend their time by volunteering to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. “I’m not much of a beach person,” said James Warner, 22, of Lake in the Hills. “All I was going to do this spring break was sit at home, play some video games, and clean my own house. This is something just to help out other people as opposed to helping myself.”

  • Alyce Van Acker

    Sharing Color: Forty Years of Painting Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

  • Bishop David J. Malloy

    Diocese of Rockford launches ‘Be Reconciled’ during LentMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Recognizing the need for God’s grace and forgiveness in the lives of Catholics, the Diocese of Rockford is launching “Be Reconciled,” an initiative to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation more available this Lenten season.

  • Carpentersville fire union looks to budget to save jobsMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The president of the union for Carpentersville’s full-time firefighters says members are not convinced the village is in a financial bind and as a result, are not looking at cuts within their contract to save two firefighters from being laid off. “We just don’t see any document that supports their claim that there’s a true shortfall,” Union President Rick Nieves said Wednesday.

  • Tony Perez, 4, of Carpentersville hands Carpentersville community service officer Marcus Clark a gift to add to the basket during a previous Shop With a Cop program at Walmart in East Dundee. An upcoming bowling event will help raise funds for Shop With a Cop.

    Knock some pins down to aid Shop with a CopMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Associated Bank is sponsoring a charity fundraiser for next year's Shop With A Cop Dundee Township event called "9 Pins for Kids" at 2 p.m. April 5 at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. The Shop with a Cop organization takes needy kids shopping for Christmas gifts.

  • The Elgin Lions Club is taking orders for its annual Rose Day fundraiser.

    Beth Kruger to speak to Elgin Lions Club April 1Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gail Borden Library trustee Beth Kruger will speak to the Elgin Lions Club at their meeting on Tuesday, April 1. In her presentation, Kruger will outline a quick history of the Gail Borden Public Library which is celebrating its 140th year in Elgin on March 18, 2014. The Lions club also is taking orders for its annual Rose Day fundraiser.

  • Elgin Junior Service Board to host its 30th production of ‘Follies’ April 26Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Junior Service Board, an 82-year-old organization, will host its 30th production of "Follies" on Saturday, April 26, at Holiday Inn in Elgin.

  • Fox Valley interfaith Lenten Recital Series marks 20th anniversaryMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Music, Lenten reflection, and interfaith fellowship are all hallmarks of the Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Memorial Lenten Recital Series. This is the 20th year of the series which has become a tradition in the Fox Valley. On Sunday, March 30, organist Michael Waal will play a meditative recital on the Zimmer Tracker Organ at First Presbyterian Church in Elgin.

  • Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson (right) joins Clearbrook President, Carl M. La Mell (center) and PAL Parent, Paul Jochim at the 17th Annual Clearbrook PAL Fundraiser. Clearbrook

    Clearbrook PAL Event Showcases Tastes of ItalyMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Sunday, March 16, Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg opened its doors to host the 17th annual Clearbrook’s PAL (Partners in Adult Learning) Program fundraiser where friends and family alike were encouraged to “mangia, mangia” while supporting a worthy cause.

  • James Amos

    Off-duty West Dundee fireman saves woman's lifeMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The rest of the world may call James Amos a hero, but the off-duty West Dundee firefighter who saved a woman's life in an Algonquin gym last week says he was just in the right place at the right time. "I just consider myself willing to do what it takes when the moment arises," said Amos, a West Dundee firefighter for almost 13 years.

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