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  • Original ‘Robin Hood’ musical debuts in Elgin Apr 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A medieval tale gets a modern makeover this weekend, when Children's Theatre of Elgin debuts its original "Robin Hood" musical. Written by Allison Cherry, the show will include songs by Bruno Mars and Queen. "I think audiences will really enjoy the surprises we’ve added," Cherry said.

  • Arts Appetizer will help fund youth programs Apr 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    Food, arts and fundraising will come together when Hamilton Wings holds its second annual Arts Appetizer event on Sunday, April 27. The fundraiser, which is limited to 60 attendees, will offer guests a chance to taste test a variety of samples from Elgin restaurants, while hearing from some of the students involved in Hamilton Wings programs.

  • Mexican dance group in Elgin looking for new space Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    A Mexican dance group for youth and adults in Elgin hopes to find a space to practice that offers heating and air-conditioning. Ballet Folklorico Girasol has been in existence for about for years, and for the last two has been practicing at Grand Plaza El Mesias indoor mall in Elgin.

  • U-46 bus crashes with two students aboard Apr 16, 2014 11:06 PM
    Two children and a bus driver were taken to the hospital as a precaution after a crash Wednesday afternoon near the Streamwood and Bartlett border, school officials said.

  • Dist. 46 announces National Merit Finalists Apr 14, 2014 3:29 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 recently announced its National Merit Finalists for the 2013-2014 school year including Bartlett High School student Grant Wetherton, Elgin High School student Jessica Rusick, South Elgin High School student Grace Comerford, and Streamwood High School student Stephanie Ban.

  • Latino awards banquet honors U-46 students Apr 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Dozens of Elgin Area School District U-46 students were honored at the Club Guadalupano 37th Annual Latino Awards Banquet on April 5 at Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett. Formed in 1952, Club Guadalupano began as an extension of St. Joseph Catholic Church as a Hispanic civic, social and cultural organization.

  • Acts from U-46 schools to compete in TalentFest Apr 14, 2014 9:30 AM
    South Elgin High School's talent contest took place Thursday, April 10. The two top finishers from SEHS -- and the four other high schools in the district -- will advance to TalentFest 2014, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Hemmens in Elgin.

  • Jesse White Tumblers soar in Elgin Apr 11, 2014 7:23 PM
    Jesse White Tumblers make a stop at Hillcrest Elementary School in Elgin.

  • Streamwood H.S. students earn medals at Chinese Speech Contest Apr 11, 2014 11:43 AM
    Streamwood High School freshman Kelly Byrne and sophomore Anthony Waight brought home medals after competing in the sixth Midwest Chinese Speech Contest held March 22. The competition is hosted by the Midwest Chinese Teachers Alliance (MCTA) and sponsored by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago.

  • Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schools Apr 10, 2014 12:36 PM
    Springtime is musical time at many high schools in the Fox Valley. This weekend is no exception, as at least four schools will present the culmination of many hours of hard work rehearsing and preparing for the show. What goes into putting together a high school musical, and what do audiences enjoy about them? We asked directors to share their thoughts.

  • U-46 school board revisits using lobbyists Apr 8, 2014 7:44 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 officials are debating whether the district needs a lobbyist to represent its interests in Springfield. “We found that eight out of 869 school districts have retained lobbyists in Springfield,” Superintendent José Torres told the school board this week. “The data suggests that it’s very specific to the issues that they might be addressing, not just generic lobbying, except for CPS and Rockford. Over the last few years, of course, we have been engaged in some of that without a lobbyist per se.”

  • MCC to host LGBTQ conference, drag show Apr 7, 2014 5:12 PM
    McHenry County College’s Student Pride Club will host two events this week — Mr. and Mrs. Drag Show and LGBTQ Conference. The drag show will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Luecht Conference Center in Building B on campus. It will feature professional drag queens with performances by MCC students and staff.

  • U-46 board considers recording, broadcasting meetings Apr 7, 2014 9:46 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 school board members Monday night debated the merits of video recording and broadcasting board meetings online or on public access television. The district solicited bids from three vendors. Initial cost estimates range anywhere from $8,000 up to $200,000 with options ranging from just audio recording to audio/video recording meetings using either one or multiple cameras, officials said.

  • U-46 students to shine in fourth annual TalentFest Apr 4, 2014 1:21 PM
    Baton twirling. Dancing. Singing. Violin and ukelele playing. These are some of the acts that will be featured at TalentFest 2014, a showcase of some of the top high school talent in Elgin Area School District U-46. The competition will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. The public is invited. Tickets are $5 and available at

  • U-46 elementary students send books to Ghana Apr 2, 2014 5:05 AM
    A sixth-grade pen pal project at a Bartlett elementary school turned into a humanitarian effort providing more than 7,000 books for children in Ghana. Students at Sycamore Trails Elementary School and members of the First Baptist Church of Elgin jointly collected the books, and the students also raised funds for their pen pals in Ghana. “We talked about how we can’t change the world, but we can make a difference,” said Jim Reed, sixth-grade gifted program teacher at Sycamore Trails, who led the effort.

  • U-46 seeks nominations to fill board vacancy Apr 1, 2014 3:07 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 school board is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy on the board with the recent resignation of trustee Frank Napolitano. Whoever is appointed to the seat will serve until the next election in April 2015.

  • U-46 middle school reading program won't change next year Apr 1, 2014 11:05 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 won't be changing the reading program at the district's eight middle schools next school year, officials said Monday night. “The intention was never to eliminate reading,” Melanie Meidel. U-46 assistant superintendent of human resources, said. “The intention was trying to bring it into every classroom.”

  • Vintage photos mystery: Are these your relatives? Mar 26, 2014 1:42 PM
    Dale Moorhouse of Elgin has hundreds of wedding pictures he’d like to identify. The only trouble is, he’s not sure who to ask. “My father, Ferris Moorhouse, took photos at many Elgin area weddings in the 1940s and ‘50s,” said Moorhouse. But Ferris died in 1998, and Dale inherited his father's images -- which are not labeled.

  • U-46 radio personalities meet B96 professionals Mar 25, 2014 8:58 AM
    The WEPS 88.9 FM radio clubs toured Chicago’s B96 studios March 4. Students from each of the Elgin Area School District 46’s six high schools also met with on-air personalities and producers of “The J Show.”

  • U-46 students take part in health occupations conference Mar 25, 2014 8:58 AM
    Dozens of Elgin Area School District U-46 high school students and aspiring health care professionals competed in the Illinois HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) State Leadership Conference held in Decatur earlier this month.

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