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Fishing tournament honors Lake in the Hills man killed in crash
By Mike Miazga
Aug 15, 2017 2:26 PM
Fishing was one of Connor Kincaid's passions. So the Lake in the Hills man's friends and family organized a fishing tournament in his memory.
Caputo Cheese invests in Bernie's Book Bank
Aug 15, 2017 9:13 AM
Caputo Cheese announced a five-year commitment to Bernie's Book Bank, one of Chicago's largest literacy programs.
'Get Your Rear in Gear' with Elgin 5K/Walk Sunday
Submitted by Jennifer Benson
Aug 15, 2017 10:42 AM
The community is invited to run or walk for colon cancer prevention and screenings at the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk in Elgin, on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Fitchie Creek Park Preserve in Elgin.
Elgin Kiwanis to host 58th annual barbecue fundraiser Saturday
Kiwanis Club of Elgin
Aug 15, 2017 11:21 AM
The Kiwanis Club of Elgin will hold its 58th annual barbecue chicken and pork chop fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 19. Carryout drive-through will be available as well as the popular dine-in tent.
Chris Patterson memorial ride raises thousands for local organizations
Submitted by Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation
Aug 15, 2017 9:17 PM
On Aug. 5, the Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation held an inaugural ride, with all proceeds going to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and the performing arts at Immanuel Lutheran School in Batavia.
Conservation cruise on the Fox to showcase river's natural areas
Submitted by The Conservation Foundation
Aug 15, 2017 7:09 PM
The Conservation Foundation is celebrating its 45th anniversary of saving land and rivers with an evening on the beautiful Fox River aboard a paddlewheel riverboat on Friday, Sept. 15.
Fox Valley United Way to host 15th annual cardboard boat race
Submitted by Fox Valley United Way
Aug 15, 2017 10:13 PM
On Saturday, Aug. 19, hundreds will gather in Aurora along the shores of Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park for the 15th annual "What Floats Your Cardboard Boat" race. Decorated cardboard boats, manned by costumed sailors, will compete in various heats to see who can make it to the finish line fastest -- without sinking!
Batavia High dance team mixes community spirit with school spirit
Submitted by Ericka J. Thomas
Aug 14, 2017 8:54 PM
Although the 2017-18 academic year is just beginning at Batavia High School, the Batavia High School Dance Team has been hard at work all summer. "Our team feels the spirit of community from the giving people of Batavia all year long, so we feel it is important to give back to a community that continually shows us their generosity," said varsity coach Angela Fuqua.
Autism-based nonprofit to host golf outing
Submitted by Have Dreams
Aug 14, 2017 12:12 PM
On Monday, Sept. 11, Have Dreams, a local autism resource organization, will host its annual golf outing at the Itasca Country Club.
Des Plaines Chamber gets $76,000 for Veterans Back to Work Bootcamp
Daily Herald report
Aug 14, 2017 8:26 AM
More than 200 guests attended a Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce ceremony to mark the launch of Veterans Back to Work Bootcamp, designed to help prepare veterans to use their military skills to integrate into the civilian workforce.
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