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Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois names 2016 scholarship recipients
Submitted by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
May 19, 2016 7:32 PM
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is committed to helping girls reach their goals by offering a variety of college scholarships for graduating Girl Scouts.
ECC proposes preliminary budget for 2016-17 academic year
Elgin Community College
May 17, 2016 5:52 PM
Due to a lack of sufficient state funding, Elgin Community College officials are implementing substantial cost-saving measures to make up for a $2.7 million deficit. Officials are carefully examining items presented in the fiscal year 2017 budget with the goal of cutting unnecessary expenses and are expected to propose a balanced budget by the June 14 board meeting.
Civil War Days is an annual tradition in Naperville
May 16, 2016 8:29 PM
Naperville, IL --Step back in time to a historic Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation's history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a battle each day at 2:30 p.m. complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of legendary people who made a difference in history. Day-of-event tickets are $15 adults; $10 youth (ages 4-12). Save on advance tickets; children under 4 and Naper Settlement members are free. Visit www.napersettlement.org/civilwardays. In the fight against slavery, Harriet Tubman was one of the most famous abolitionists. Her nickname was "Moses" because she helped hundreds of enslaved people escape to the North and Canada through an extensive network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Actress and historian Pam Welcome, who portrays Tubman, will take visitors on a heart-rending spiritual journey where they will hear about how the institution of slavery affected human beings and how that information correlated with Harriet's life and her experiences.
Kids explore the great outdoors during Mighty Acorns program
The Conservation Foundation
May 16, 2016 4:58 PM
Students from Lakewood School in Carpentersville explored the Library Springs Natural Area, as part of the Mighty Acorns program offered by The Conservation Foundation, in partnership with the Dundee Boys & Girls Club and Dundee Township.
Dundee Lions to learn about burn victims camp Thursday
May 17, 2016 7:11 PM
On Thursday, May 19, Philip Zaleski, executive director of the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, will speak to Dundee Township Lions Club. He will talk about the alliance's camp for burn survivors. Often people fail to realize the trauma and disfigurement a number of fire victims experience.
Kane County Narcan program reaches training milestone
Kane County Health Department
May 16, 2016 4:16 PM
The Kane County Health Department's Narcan training program recently passed a milestone by having over 1,000 officers in Kane County trained in the administration of Naloxone. The health department launched its first Train the Trainer class on Narcan administration in July 2014, by training 29 officers from 16 agencies in the nasal delivery system.
Help give abused or neglected children a voice in court
Submitted by CASA Kane County
May 16, 2016 3:48 PM
You can help give abused or neglected children a voice in court. CASA Kane County will hold general information meetings for individuals interested in becoming a court-appointed special advocate volunteer for abused and neglected children.
ASK Power hosts Sen. Durbin for plant tour
May 13, 2016 7:25 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin last week toured the manufacturing plant of Aurora-based ASK Power and met with key staff. "It was great to visit a local, home-grown business that really is making an impact in national and international markets," Durbin said. "I was honored to meet several of their key employees, many of whom are first- and second-generation Americans."
East Dundee bridal salon with all-male staff trying to return to reality TV with 'Bridal Boys'
By Lauren Rohr
May 13, 2016 2:59 PM
David Gaffke's East Dundee bridal salon, featuring an all-male staff, is the subject of a new reality TV show, "Bridal Boys," which he and his produciton team hope will soon get picked up by a network.
Elgin Chamber Brass to perform a world class program May 23
Chamber Music on the Fox
May 12, 2016 10:28 PM
On Monday, May 23, Chamber Music on the Fox will present Elgin Chamber Brass in their debut concert at Judson University's Thulin Hall. Performing works by Ennio Morricone, Victor Ewald, Michael Tilson Thomas, and others, the ensemble, made up of the top brass players in the Chicago area, will showcase masterpieces of the brass quintet repertoire in a program entitled "Journey Through Brass."
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