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  • November is the happiest month of them all Nov 25, 2014 1:58 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick says November -- with its elections, Veterans Day observances and Thanksgiving celebrations -- is her favorite month of the year.

     
  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

     
  • Grand marshals selected for St. Charles Electric Christmas Parade Nov 25, 2014 2:55 PM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership announced that Kristin DiTella and Brian Wright were selected as grand marshals for the 2014 Electric Christmas Parade, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 on Main Street in St. Charles.

     
  • South Elgin man sent to prison for tax evasion Nov 25, 2014 9:43 PM
    A 64-year-old South Elgin resident and former suburban homebuilder has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for not paying more than $1.27 million in federal income taxes and for not revealing business interests in his personal bankruptcy case.

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Playhouse 38 hosts auditions for “Steel Magnolias” Nov 25, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Geneva Park District is holding auditions for its adult production of "Steel Magnolias" at Playhouse 38. Adults, age 18 or older, are invited to audition by appointment, Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

     
  • Hoffman Estates candidates begin talking issues Nov 25, 2014 10:38 PM
    Hoffman Estates residents will have at least one reason to go to the polls April 7 when three incumbents and two challengers vie for the three available trustee seats on the village board. Former trustee Cary Collins and political newcomer Prajesh “Pat” Patel are looking to wrest two of the seats away from the united front of trustees Anna Newell, Gary Pilafas and Gary Stanton.

     
  • Suspicious package leads to temporary train delays Nov 25, 2014 9:34 PM
    What appeared to be a suspicious package on the tracks near the Aurora Metra station temporarily delayed trains on the BNSF line Tuesday, Metra officials said.

     
  • Two injured in Monday shooting in Aurora Nov 25, 2014 7:24 PM
    A Monday night shooting in Aurora left two men seriously injured, officials said Tuesday.

     
  • DuPage approves $449.4 million spending plan for 2015 Nov 25, 2014 6:07 PM
    DuPage County will start its fiscal year Monday with a spending plan that sets aside money for heroin prevention education, human services grants and a list of capital projects. The $449.4 million budget, which county board members adopted on Tuesday, also doesn’t increase property taxes. “We are commitment to doing more with less,” county board Chairman Dan Cronin said before the vote. “This budget is a testament to that pledge.”

     
  • Judge to hand down sentence on Lisle road rage shooter Nov 25, 2014 7:02 PM
    A Barlett man admitted Tuesday that he exercised poor judgment but maintained he was protecting his family last March when he opened fire on another driver during a traffic altercation near Lisle. A DuPage County judge will decide Wednesday morning how he will be punished. .

     
  • Sussman mulls run for Buffalo Grove president; Braiman says he’s in Nov 25, 2014 3:48 PM
    For the first time in 16 years, Buffalo Grove will likely have a contested election for village president. Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman announced Tuesday she has picked up petitions to run for village president. Should she file them next month, she will be running against Village President Jeffrey Braiman, who confirmed Tuesday he will run for re-election in April 2015.

     
  • Mundelein police, Elly’s team up to distribute turkeys to needy familiies Nov 25, 2014 1:20 PM
    It took all of 20 minutes, and in a blur, 75 turkeys were off to their holiday destinations. The Mundelein Police Department and Elly’s Pancake House in Mundelein teamed up to provide families in need with a complete Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys were donated be Elly’s and the side dishes provided by the Mundelein After School Coalition and the Fremont Township Girl Scout Troop.

     
  • Police search for man wanted in four armed robberies over 8 days Nov 25, 2014 2:06 PM
    Waukegan police are searching for a man who they say committed four armed robberies and shot at officers during an eight-day period. The robberies took place between Nov. 14 and Nov. 22, authorities said.

     
  • Hoffman Estates’ property tax levy likely won’t rise Nov 25, 2014 5:31 AM
    Hoffman Estates’ costs and revenues are expected to rise next year, but its property tax levy likely won’t be a penny more than the $17.9 million sought last year. “I’m very proud to say the proposed budget for 2015 has a 0 percent increase in the property tax,” Hoffman Estates Village Manager Jim Norris said at a budget workshop for the village board’s finance committee Monday.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 hires firm to study full-day kindergarten spaces Nov 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board members voted Monday to hire a firm that will study the possibility of building an early learning center and modifying the district’s current schools so that the district could implement full-day kindergarten through either option.

     
  • Naperville Gives on #GivingTuesday Nov 25, 2014 4:03 PM
    Naperville Gives, a collaborative giving platform, has joined #GivingTuesday, the national day of giving which coincides with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. Naperville Gives allows those that support Naperville to donate to their favorite charities all through one website while inspiring individuals to take collective action to improve our community, give back to the local charities and causes they support, and raise as much money as possible within a 24-hour period.

     
  • Windsor Park presents musical evening with Glen Ellyn Wheaton Chorale Nov 25, 2014 3:57 PM
    Windsor Park, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will host local favorite Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

     
  • Top Level Fitness helps Gigi’s Playhouse raise $400 in Workout for a Cause campaign Nov 25, 2014 3:54 PM
    As a part of its “Workout for a Cause” campaign, Top Level Fitness collected $400 to be donated to Gigi’s Playhouse in Aurora. Each month Zack Todevski, owner of Top Level Fitness in Naperville, hosts a workout at his facility to raise funds for an important cause that his members support or through existing relationships with nonprofit organizations.

     
  • Need a date night or kid-free shopping night? Nov 25, 2014 4:11 PM
    Do you need a break, date night or just time to get your holiday shopping done? The South Elgin Leos have a solution for you. On Friday, Dec. 12, the Leos are hosting a movie and craft night beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

     
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