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  • A look back at those we lost this year in Fox Valley this year Dec 26, 2014 10:16 AM
    A look back at some of the notable deaths of 2014 in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    You could say it’s crunch time. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve got your work cut out for you if haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. But you don’t need to panic. There still are plenty of items to buy, and plenty of hours to shop.

     
  • Cookie care packages sweeten holidays for military Dec 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    In 2004, Diane and Roger Ahrens started “Operation Sweettooth” to sweetly let U.S. military men and women know the country has not forgotten them or their sacrifices. Ten years that have passed and the East Dundee couple, who own Piece-A-Cake Bakery, continue to bake and individually wrap cookies and Rice Krispie treats to thousands of troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and U. S. military hospitals around the world.

     
  • Volunteer’s cookies fetch $75,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Twp. Dec 20, 2014 7:25 AM
    A batch of 500 cookies were auctioned off at a stunning $75,000 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. “They are that good,” said Tom Roeser of Otto Engineering, who made the winning bid. But anyone who knows Roeser also knows it’s all about the businessman’s commitment to the betterment of local youth, says baker Barbara Ferguson. “It’s just wonderful what he did,” she said.

     
  • Carriage rides added to Dickens in Dundee festival Dec 2, 2014 3:08 PM
    The Dickens in Dundee festival may look easy and fun to put together every year, but it takes an army of volunteers and a dozen groups to make sure things go as smoothly as weather permits. The parade, the living windows, the breakfasts, the carriage rides and the gingerbread house-making festivities need coordinators, time and space. The Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in East and West Dundee need preparation along with dozens of cookies that will be served.

     
  • Model railroad club invites kids to operate trains Nov 17, 2014 2:04 PM
    Watching trains run around a large model railroad layout is fun, but what’s even more fun is having a chance to operate the trains yourself. At the 65th annual Valley Model Railroad Club’s open house and food drive, kids — and adults — will have this opportunity.

     
  • FISH Food Pantry hopes for turkey donations Nov 12, 2014 2:50 PM
    This Thanksgiving, don’t expect to receive a frozen turkey from volunteers at the Carpentersville-based FISH Food Pantry. For the second year, the holiday’s centerpiece will not be given to needy families, said Mary Graziano, FISH president.

     
  • Set afire or swept away: How the Dundees handle fallen leaves Oct 29, 2014 1:29 PM
    Pretty leaves don’t stay pretty for long. Once they fall from the trees, they lose their awe and create work for homeowners who have to rake and dispose of them. In East and West Dundee, homeowners have options to make their fallen leaves go away.

     
  • Kane County launches, plans to expand peer jury program Oct 29, 2014 11:41 PM
    Kane County has launched a Peer Jury Program, through which students who commit first-time non-violent offenses are assigned a punishment by other students instead of going before a juvenile court judge. "Coming from a teenager their own age, it really makes an impact on them. That's the point," said a prosecutor involved in the program Peer juries began in Chicago in 1995 and are currently offered in Elgin, Aurora and Dundee Township.

     
  • Dundee Township Rotary to throw special Halloween party Oct 22, 2014 1:54 PM
    For the last 15 years, Dundee Township Rotary Club members have been hosting a Halloween party for disabled and terminally ill people. Many who have attended were children, but some special needs adults have also enjoyed the festivities.

     
  • How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you. Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

     
  • Carpentersville’s Trendy Tots resale shop to close in November Oct 21, 2014 3:25 PM
    After three years of buying and selling fashionable children’s clothing along the Randall Road corridor, Trendy Tots in Carpentersville is closing its doors for good. Its last day will be Nov. 22.

     
  • Dick Pond in Carpentersville to close Oct. 31 Sep 23, 2014 8:44 AM
    It's been the go-to store for area runners for the past seven years. But it won't be for much longer. Dick Pond in Carpentersville is set to close its doors for good at the end of October.

     
  • Woman injured after being pinned in car near West Dundee Sep 21, 2014 9:19 PM
    An injured woman who was pinned in her vehicle after a crash Sunday evening near West Dundee was airlifted to the hospital, fire officials said. The woman, who was not identified, was trapped in her car for more than 20 minutes around 6:30 p.m. Sunday while Carpentersville Fire Protection District firefighters worked to free her from the wreckage near the intersection of Route 31 and Forest Drive in an unincorporated area near West Dundee.

     
  • The sandhill crane: A restoraton success story Sep 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    It's a restoraton success story. Just 10 years ago, the sandhill crane was a rare sight in Kane County. But wetland restoration efforts have been a boon to this big bird, and sandhills are now a common sight throughout northern Illinois.

     
  • East Dundee takes a bigger role in Heritage Fest Sep 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    With East Dundee taking more of an active role in Heritage Fest, the three-day eventl, which starts Friday, Sept. 12, and spans both East and West Dundee, will be full of international food, more regional and local entertainment, and history lessons.

     
  • Bring your four-legged friend to Dog Days of Dundee Sep 4, 2014 1:51 PM
    Dogs and cats are a part of the family, and they’re invited to a get-together in the park. Dog Days of Dundee is being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Randall Oaks Park, 1180 N. Randall Road, West Dundee. Admission is free.

     
  • The summer of 1914: Top news stories in Elgin Aug 21, 2014 4:10 PM
    What do gumball machines, saloons, race cars and doctors have in common? They were all among the top news stories in Elgin 100 years ago. Here's a look at the top headlines in the summer of 1914.

     
  • Sleepy Hollow corn roast will benefit Special Olympics Aug 7, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Northern Fox Valley has a chance to give the Special Olympics Illinois a financial shot in the arm by attending the annual corn roast at Randy’s Vegetable Stand in Sleepy Hollow on Sunday, Aug. 10.

     
  • Wine Down Wednesdays continue in East Dundee Jul 28, 2014 8:27 AM
    The Village of East Dundee will be hosting its second of its Wine Down Wednesdays on Wednesday, June 30, with a French twist. As part of its offerings, the Anvil Club is sponsoring six French wines to taste.

     
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