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  • Food sales continue on Sunday at Dundee farmers market May 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Sometimes a single day just isn't enough to hold all a farmers market has to offer. And there's something to be said about holding a market on a day when there's less competition. These are some of the reasons why East Dundee has split its farmers market into two days -- a Depot Market on Saturday, and a "Farm to Fork" food-based market on Sundays.

     
  • ‘Dancing With Our Stars’ theme of Elgin Suzuki concert May 13, 2014 4:55 PM
    “Dancing With Our Stars,” featuring compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and others who wrote dance forms, is the theme of the Suzuki School of Elgin’s spring concert. The program will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Herrick Chapel on the campus of Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or by calling (847) 695-7216.

     
  • Dealing with the emerald ash borer in Dundee May 12, 2014 2:05 PM
    The emerald ash borer has burrowed into thousands of ash trees in East and West Dundee, infected them, and killed them. “We still have 223 trees to replace,” said Richard Babica, West Dundee Public Works director. “It’s a labor-intensive process, and it’s costly."

     
  • Little Angels residents benefit from annual Pledge Run May 5, 2014 1:55 PM
    As their engines rev and the heroes take off on their motorcycles, the children they are raising money for will be standing on route cheering them on this month. And seeing those faces, hearing those cheers, helps drive the hundreds upon hundreds of motorcycle riders who participate in the annual Little Angels Pledge Run each year.

     
  • Carpentersville loses out in contest for park grant May 5, 2014 6:36 PM
    Carpentersville lost an online popularity contest over the weekend that would have secured a $33,000 grant for continued improvements at Keith Andres Memorial Park. The park, named after a veteran killed in action during the Vietnam War, was a finalist for the grant that required the public to vote for its ongoing efforts to turn it into a mountain biking destination.

     
  • Algonquin teen named Youth of the Year May 1, 2014 5:24 PM
    Growing up in a family with a history of mental illness and learning disabilities, Karri Haiges has been through a lot in her 18 years. But the teen, a college-bound honor student at Dundee-Crown High School, would rather say she’s had a hard day, never a hard life. She's succeeding, despite her background and has been named the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township's 2014 Youth Of the Year, the club's highest honor.

     
  • Program to paint Carpentersville homes needs applicants Apr 30, 2014 1:39 PM
    Carpentersville is looking for certain groups of people in the village who need help painting their homes. Every September, the village’s Paint-A-Thon committee paints the exteriors of three or four homes for seniors and disabled veterans. Applications for those who would like to be considered for the program are now available in Carpentersville.

     
  • Which suburban townships raised property taxes? Apr 30, 2014 9:04 AM
    Property values plummeted on average more than 20 percent from 2009 to 2012 across 50 suburban townships. Meanwhile, leaders of 36 of those townships increased property tax collections during those same years.

     
  • Earth Day planting set for Saturday in West Dundee Apr 24, 2014 6:01 PM
    Easter, not the weather, is to blame for West Dundee getting a late start on its annual Earth Day planting and clean up party. Volunteers will gather on from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 26, at the village hall, 102 S. Second St., to plant rose bushes along Second Street. If a large crowd of volunteers shows up for the planting party, some will be asked to pull weeds and pick up trash along the walk on the banks of the Fox River.

     
  • Carpentersville park up for grant but needs help Apr 24, 2014 7:16 PM
    A Carpentersville park needs your help to win money so volunteers can continue turning it into a regional destination for mountain bikers. Keith Andres Park is a finalist for a $33,000 grant to build a special track at the park. But to make that a reality, you have to vote for the project online.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Apr 17, 2014 5:01 PM
    Brian D. Weiss, 47, of Plato Township, was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI while license revoked, leaving the scene of a crash, improper display of a license plate and no insurance after his vehicle struck a utility pole at about 8:30 p.m. April 9 near Russell and Verona roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in Elgin Apr 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

     
  • Returning summer employees leave few openings in Dundee Township Apr 2, 2014 7:01 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.

     
  • Knock some pins down to aid Shop with a Cop Mar 26, 2014 1:38 PM
    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.

     
  • East Dundee bridal salon headed for reality TV Mar 25, 2014 10:46 AM
    David Gaffke, owner of an East Dundee bridal salon, complained the reality show “Say Yes to the Dress” was out of touch with reality as evidenced by the pricey gowns on the show. Now, the owner of Complete Bridal Salon and his all-male staff are getting their own show. “We're not pretty, we won't have the chandeliers, but you're paying 45 percent cheaper than retail and we're not paid a commission,” Gaffke said.

     
  • ‘Minor explosion’ injures plumbers in Dundee Township Mar 25, 2014 12:10 PM
    Two plumbers were injured when a propane tank they were using malfunctioned and caused a “minor explosion” at a Dundee Township home, authorities said. “Basically, it somehow caught fire in a minor explosion within that area, which sent both of the workers to the hospital with some burns and injuries,” Rutland Dundee Fire Protection District Chief Richard Thomas said.

     
  • Construction set to resume in West Dundee Mar 21, 2014 12:19 PM
    Enjoy the unimpeded flow of Dundee Township traffic through the intersection of routes 72 and 31 now, because soon, long, backed up lanes set to return. Construction could resume on March 24 or April 1, said Francisco Abreu, resident IDOT engineer.

     
  • W. Dundee hires firm to create downtown plan Mar 21, 2014 12:40 PM
    West Dundee this week hired a firm to create a detailed redevelopment plan for its downtown.“It’s a necessary investment,” Village President Chris Nelson said of the potential $75,000 price tag. “We have to have something like this if we’re really going to make the downtown work.”

     
  • Sleepy Hollow police fatally shoot man during domestic disturbance Mar 9, 2014 9:28 PM
    A man was shot and killed Sunday morning by two Sleepy Hollow police officers responding to a domestic disturbance that left two others injured. The man was shot after brandishing a knife and attempting to cut two officers outside a residence near Maple Lane and Hemlock Drive, police said. “Every indication from my perspective, it appears my officers followed proper procedures,” Police Chief James Linane said.

     
  • Get ready for St. Paddy’s Day Mar 5, 2014 12:26 PM
    It’s almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in East Dundee. The annual Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Rosie O’Hare’s Pub on Water Street, before marchers head to Bandito Barney’s on North River Street. The grandstand will be held at Barrington Avenue and River Street.

     
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