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  • May the best chef win in East Dundee Jun 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Fans of chef challenge shows can check out a competition in person when the village of East Dundee holds a “Pig-Nic Throwdown” Sunday, June 29, at the Farmers Market, 319 N. River Street.

     
  • East Dundee plans restaurant row for downtown Jun 19, 2014 11:42 AM
    Take all the photographs you can of North River Street in the next month or so, East Dundee residents, because by the end of summer it will not look the same.

     
  • Basketball tournament raising money for St. Jude Jun 9, 2014 4:32 PM
    The fourth annual Jamie Wise and Sean Toedman Memorial 3-on-3 memorial basketball tournament, raffle and concert honors two young people from the Fox Valley who had cancer and have since passed away.

     
  • West Dundee orders study for fire departments consolidation Jun 6, 2014 11:46 AM
    West Dundee officials have taken a small, but significant step toward possibly consolidating its fire services with its neighbors by ordering a study to map out response times, where most emergency calls occur and more. “Right now we're in the information-gathering phase” said Randy Friese, chief of the West Dundee Fire Department. “The more facts we get, the more better educated decisions we can make.”

     
  • Hampshire couple says thank you to the community Jun 4, 2014 3:27 PM
    Bob and Gina Pearson of Hampshire would like to thank the community for its support after Bob was injured in an automobile accident.

     
  • Gilberts Community Days adds kids’ activities, shuttle bus May 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    More kids activities and a shuttle bus service are new additions to this year's Gilberts Community Days festival, which runs Thursday to Sunday, May 29-June 1, in Town Square Park.

     
  • Dundee’s Memorial Day parade set for Sunday May 22, 2014 6:00 AM
    Memorial Day will be celebrated over two days in Dundee township with a parade and services. Local veterans groups and scout troops are among those participating. “I have been coordinating this parade for years and people have always been so supportive of it. A lot of people want to march in it, and a lot of people want to watch it,” parade organizer Bobbie Andresen said.

     
  • 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."

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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