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  • Remembering our veterans Nov 8, 2013 9:59 AM
    It turns out Saturday, Nov. 9 will be another day in which we can honor our veterans. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee will honoring past and present veterans at 7 p.m. at the church, 845 W. Main St.

     
  • Food stamp cuts may increase need at food pantries Nov 11, 2013 2:32 PM
    On Nov. 1, the first shoe dropped when Congress reduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps feed millions of unemployed or underpaid Americans. The second one will hit the floor in the coming weeks when volunteers who provide food for those families are greeted with longer lines at their food pantry and soup kitchen doors.

     
  • ‘Secret War’ veterans to be honored in Elgin Nov 1, 2013 8:18 AM
    The efforts of Lao soldiers during the Vietnam War are about to gain more attention in Elgin. On Friday, Nov. 1, a resolution signed by Gov. Pat Quinn recognizing the contribution of these soldiers will be read in Elgin. A week later a similar one will be read by Elgin Mayor David Kaptain at the Nov. 6 Elgin City Council meeting.

     
  • Village might expand ash tree replacement program Oct 31, 2013 6:13 PM
    West Dundee officials will consider pumping more money into one of its tree programs designed to help residents replace ash trees destroyed by the emerald ash borer.

     
  • David Smith remembered fondly by all Oct 24, 2013 5:31 PM
    In East Dundee, the name David Smith is synonymous with public service, because he was the village’s longtime police chief, its first village administrator and the director of the QuadCom emergency dispatch center in Dundee Township. Smith, 64, died Monday at his East Dundee home after a short battle with cancer.

     
  • Lots of Halloween events coming up to keep you busy Oct 23, 2013 1:48 PM
    Halloween is almost here and in case you don’t have plans elsewhere, and there are several related activities going on in the community this weekend. First up is the Dundee Township Park District, which is holding Hallow-Palooza from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Rakow Center, 665 Barrington Avenue in Carpentersville.

     
  • Plenty of pumpkins this year, local growers say Oct 22, 2013 1:19 PM
    Pumpkin growers don’t have anything to complain about this year. Unlike last year’s drought, rain fell when it needed to and nighttime temperatures dropped to where they did the best for their crops.

     
  • Huntley woman, 79, cited in head-on crash Oct 21, 2013 4:48 PM
    A 79-year-old Huntley woman has been cited for what police said was her role in a Sunday morning, head-on collision in Carpentersville that sent her and two Elgin men in another car to the emergency room.“Basically, she turned left into oncoming traffic and she did not have the arrow,” Carpentersville Deputy Police Chief Michael Kilbourne said.

     
  • District 300 to celebrate its diversity this weekend Oct 18, 2013 12:23 AM
    Community Unit District 300 parents, students and officials invite everyone celebrate its rainbow of diversity at its D300 Multicultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.

     
  • Anvil Club loan draws fire from Libertarians Oct 4, 2013 5:37 AM
    The Anvil Club is in line for a $300,000 loan though the village of East Dundee, and the Fox Valley Libertarian Party calls the plan a “corporate bailout.” But Tom Roeser, a prominent businessman and member of the club, views the potential subsidy as an investment in downtown East Dundee. “This is a business decision and it's a good business decision and in some ways, it's like marketing money in that the return doesn't come from the Anvil Club,” Roeser said.

     
  • Deadline looming for service award nominations Oct 2, 2013 3:10 PM
    West Dundee, in conjunction with the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce, is trying to recognize volunteers by creating the West Dundee Community Service Award. You have until Friday, Oct. 4, to submit nomination forms. The program offers the village a chance to recognize those who make West Dundee a better place to live through their hard work.

     
  • Food Court Wars to battle at Spring Hill Mall Sep 27, 2013 5:39 PM
    The second season of Food Court Wars will include an episode shot at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. The show is produced by chef Gordon Ramsay, and pits two teams of food entrepreneur hopefuls against each other as they battle to win their own restaurant inside the host mall.

     
  • West Dundee police eager for construction hiatus Sep 25, 2013 12:33 PM
    No one is more anxious to see the routes 72 and 31 intersection work reach its hiatus this year than the West Dundee Police Department.

     
  • Proceeds from sales benefit breast cancer patients Sep 25, 2013 1:51 PM
    Carpentersville’s full-time firefighters are selling T-shirts to benefit breast cancer patients at Advocate Sherman Hospital and Presence St. Joseph Hospital, which are both in Elgin. The shirts come in black and blue. A regular T-shirt costs $10, while a hoodie is $25.

     
  • Carpentersville working to resolve driveway issue Sep 19, 2013 9:31 AM
    Tom Roeser, head of the village’s largest employer, continues to feud with the village over the brick driveway he installed that violates village code. While brick pavers are a no-no for driveways, they are allowed for patio construction, Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said. So if Roeser treats the driveway like a patio, it will comply with village code, Rooney said. “I’m not going to make a mountain out of a molehill,” Rooney said.

     
  • Red oaks: Where and how they grow Sep 15, 2013 7:56 AM
    Did you know that black oaks are part of the red oak group? In this column we’ll take a look at the red oak group — who they are, where they grow, and what the future holds for islands of oak groves in a sea of suburbia.

     
  • Learn Dundee history while you eat Sep 12, 2013 2:50 PM
    In the Neighborhood Meet Market Cafe opened in East Dundee earlier this month and its sandwiches give you a chance to learn all about the area's history while you eat. That's because the sandwiches are named after historical figures, institutions and pillars in the Dundee and Carpentersville communities.

     
  • West Dundee learns more about honeybees Sep 12, 2013 8:42 AM
    West Dundee officials invited a honeybee expert to explain and dispel myths about the insects this week, but it wasn't enough to convince some trustees that the village should become honeybee friendly.Trustees Daniel Wilbrandt and Michelle Kembitzky said they cannot support a proposal to legalize honeybee keeping.

     
  • Were YWCA Elgin kids racially profiled? Sep 7, 2013 10:42 AM
    The YWCA Elgin prides itself on fighting racism and says a group of about 30 of its black teens were the victims of racial profiling during an August field trip to the Dolphin Cove Aquatic Center in Carpentersville. Meanwhile, the Dundee Township Park District's executive director says staff targeted the kids for breaking the rules, not for being black.

     
  • Dundee Rotary Club holding raffle to support the community Sep 4, 2013 12:17 PM
    The Dundee Township Rotary Club is sponsoring a special “Thanks Giving Back” raffle to support community efforts and local high school scholarships. Members will be selling the $20 tickets this Saturday and Sunday at the Walgreens in West Dundee, routes 31 and 72.

     
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