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  • Gasthaus bar owner fighting Elgin liquor violation Sep 27, 2014 7:41 AM
    The owner of a downtown Elgin bar is fighting a liquor license violation and has filed an appeal with the state. Gasthaus Zur Linde attorney Charles Muscarello, son of bar owner Marco Muscarello, filed the appeal Sept. 17 with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission after the bar was found guilty last month by the city’s liquor control commission of serving alcohol to a minor.

     
  • Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach Sep 27, 2014 7:40 AM
    A budget dispute has resulted in the closure of the Avon Township assessor's office, and visitors and callers are being directed to the Lake County assessor's office. Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch, once an ally of Assessor Christopher Ditton, has alerted other public entities as she reviews options. "It's a mess," said Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, township attorney.

     
  • Wheaton-area students surprise WWII vet with Honor Flight letters Sep 27, 2014 7:52 AM
    More than 2,000 letters are scattered across George Lutz's dining room table. The handwritten thank yous and crayon drawn patriotic pictures -- a majority of which were made by Wheaton area students -- were part of a surprise “mail call” that occurred when the World War II veteran took an Honor Flight earlier this month to Washington, D.C.

     
  • Officials: Motorcyclist ‘very seriously’ hurt in Elgin crash Sep 27, 2014 9:04 PM
    A 36-year-old motorcyclist was "very seriously" injured after rear-ending a vehicle on Bowes Road in Elgin Saturday night, police and fire officials said. Elgin police shut down eastbound Bowes at Koshare Trail after the crash.

     
  • Why Aurora air traffic control center is essential Sep 27, 2014 8:23 PM
    Why is Chicago Center so essential to air travel across the world? The FAA will rebuild the technical infrastructure for its air traffic center in Aurora, but it won't be a quick fix because of the multi-facted, highly specialized work carried out there.

     
  • Cardinals flock to former Arlington High School, celebrate 214’s centennial Sep 27, 2014 4:33 PM
    A sea of red flowed through the halls of Christian Liberty Academy Saturday as Arlington High School alumni and friends of North Suburban High School District 214 returned to the site of the district’s first high school to launch its centennial celebrations.

     
  • Girls Weekend at the Grayslake Oasis Sep 26, 2014 11:36 AM
    Grayslake Youth Center Celebrates Female Musician with Featured Weekend

     
  • South Elgin Patriots Gold 83 looking ahead to second half Sep 26, 2014 11:41 AM
    South Elgin Patriots 83 Gold returns to Sperry Field on Saturday to begin the second half of the season.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 26, 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 September 22.

     
  • Girls Night out to benefit Palatine Township Senior Center Sep 26, 2014 12:28 PM
    Ladies 21 and over can sip, shop and pamper themselves all for a good cause Oct. 2 when the Palatine Township Senior Center hosts its annual Girls Night Out Fundraiser to benefit the center’s programs and services. The event takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., in Palatine.

     
  • Garfield Farm Museum presents Harvest Days events to reconnect with our rural roots Sep 26, 2014 1:50 PM
    Garfield Farm Museum is taking reservations from school groups for its annual Student Harvest Days event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Children can connect with their rural heritage through period demonstrations of common farm activities, such as candle dipping, flailing wheat, shocking and shelling corn, and making apple cider. Harvest Days provides children and adults an opportunity to learn about the realities of our rural heritage.

     
  • Cirque Italia brings innovative water circus to Vernon Hills Sep 26, 2014 1:15 PM
    Cirque Italia, a European traveling circus, will be bringing a Broadway-style stage filled with 35,000 gallons of water to the Westfield Hawthorn shopping center in Vernon Hills Oct. 10 to 12.

     
  • Elgin Bible Church asks for help to fill Hanover Township Food Pantry Sep 26, 2014 2:38 PM
    Elgin Bible Church invites the community to help the Hanover Township Food Pantry fill their shelves before the holiday season. They serve more than 1,000 families per month. The church will host a food drive on the church property at 1580 E. Chicago St., Elgin. It will begin on Monday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m.

     
  • Job workshop for veterans set for Tuesday in Aurora Sep 26, 2014 2:26 PM
    The 2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans event is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Trail, Aurora. The employment workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the hiring fair will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jobseekers must register for free online to guarantee admission. Walk-ins welcome but space not guaranteed.

     
  • Steps for Doug Oktoberfest to benefit ALS research Sep 26, 2014 2:34 PM
    Steps for Doug will host its first Oktoberfest from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Trout Valley Park lodge. In October 2010, Doug MacInnes of Cary was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. As an immediate response, his family created Steps 4 Doug, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for people and families who are affected by ALS and funding “steps” towards a cure.

     
  • Previous Elgin, Aurora incidents that shut down air traffic Sep 26, 2014 2:04 PM
    Previous incidents at Elgin and Aurora FAA facilities have disrupted air traffic at O'Hare and Midway airports.

     
  • Fox Valley Hospice presnts next Footprints program Sep 26, 2014 2:30 PM
    Footprints, a bereavement program for parents and adult family members who are coping with a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death, is being presented by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. The program will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 13 to Nov. 10. There is no cost to attend the program, but registration is required a week in advance.

     
  • Package that caused McDonald’s evacuation in Oak Brook declared safe Sep 26, 2014 2:40 PM
    An evacuation of the McDonald’s Plaza building in Oak Brook was lifted about 1 p.m. Friday after a package deemed suspicious by security personnel was determined not to be a threat. The DuPage County bomb squad responded along with Oak Brook police and firefighters to investigate the package, which McDonald’s officials said contained a digital media player.

     
  • Mt. Prospect Fire Department holds open house Saturday Sep 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    The Mount Prospect Fire Department is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Station 13, 112 E. Northwest Hwy.

     
  • Elk Grove Village buys salt for winter Sep 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    Elk Grove Village has purchased $446,983 worth of salt in preparation for winter.

     
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