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  • Small team, big effort: St. Edward cheerleaders advance to sectionals Jan 28, 2015 12:55 PM
    Unique is an apt word that describes the St. Edward competitive cheerleading team. After a recent championship performance in Huntley, instead of celebrating, the Green Wave hit the books.

     
  • Game on: Watch Super Bowl at suburban sports bars Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Got your game plan in place for the Super Bowl? If not, consider watching the game at a suburban sports bar where half-time buffets and beer specials will give even Bears fans something to cheer about.

     
  • Enroll now with Littlest Disciples Preschool Jan 27, 2015 6:56 PM
    First Congregational Church of Dundee is currently accepting enrollment for Littlest Disciples Preschool. The early education program year begins this September. Prepare your child for elementary school success and make learning fun all in a Christian environment with a small student-teacher ratio.

     
  • Elgin chamber touts accomplishments Jan 27, 2015 6:17 PM
    Things are looking up for Elgin’s economy, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce officials said at their annual meeting Tuesday. The chamber earned accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last year, joining 213 chambers — out of more than 7,000 — across the country.

     
  • Couples Say “I do” Again at Vow Renewal Ceremony Jan 28, 2015 7:18 AM
    Couples Say “I do” Again at Vow Renewal Ceremony

     
  • Elgin man dies of injuries from morning crash Jan 27, 2015 4:42 PM
    A 66-year-old Elgin man has died of injuries sustained in a two-car crash Tuesday morning in Elgin, police said. Guillermo Zamora-Enriquez was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle, and a passenger in Zamora-Enriquez’s car were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at the hospital.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together. Families, couples, and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to aunt who was full-time caretaker of parents Jan 27, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Gayle Politowicz of Elgin, whose aunt chose to be a full-time caregiver of Gayle's grandparents - her aunt's parents - for 20 years in lieu of a job with health benefits.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    More than 20 area communities are represented in this edition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of an underwater robot, a disappointed skier, and an outgoing frozen zucchini.

     
  • Images: Weekend in Review Jan 26, 2015 9:01 AM
    A look at the weekend in pictures around the suburbs

     
  • Mental illness group offers class for friends and family Jan 26, 2015 1:48 PM
    The National Alliance on Mental Illiness-Kane County North will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families, caregivers and friends of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

     
  • Choosing the best preschool for your child Jan 26, 2015 4:18 PM
    Winter for parents with young children can be the best and worst of times: Christmas celebrations, playing in the snow, feeling cooped up by arctic temperatures and little daylight. Add to that the decisions to be made about the child’s preschool for the upcoming year. Winter is the season for preschool open houses and info fairs, allowing parents to compare their educational choices. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool of East Dundee has some pointers for parents who are looking into preschools.

     
  • Lakes Community High School Bully Assembly Jan 26, 2015 3:49 PM
    Something BIG that is about to happen at Lakes Community High School on February 4 at 10 AM…the BIGGEST. ASSEMBLY. EVER.

     
  • Play examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave at ECC Feb. 3 Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present “The Meltdown,” a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson. It will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. This docudrama, written by Edmondson, takes place during the devastating 1995 heat wave that lead to the deaths of nearly 750 Chicagoans in under one week, over double the fatality rate of the Great Chicago Fire. It examines many factors that contributed to both the enormity of the disaster as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the event including politics, race, and social dynamics.

     
  • Fox Valley dentists offer free dental care in February Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    Open up wide -- and smile. The Dentists With a Heart program provides free dental care throughout the month of February at Fox Valley area dental offices.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Judson Business Society, faculty develop CREATE 2015 spring speaker series, Judson Shark Tank event Jan 26, 2015 8:13 PM
    Judson University has introduced its first entrepreneurial competition this spring called “Judson Shark Tank.” The event, which will take place in April, will be the finishing touch on an entire semester of speakers and events that focus on innovation and leadership from a Christian worldview.

     
  • Elgin company makes art of demolition Jan 26, 2015 6:00 AM
    Internal dangers, such as asbestos, can hamper the safe removal of a building. So customizing a plan for a teardown, using the right heavy-duty equipment, and being flexible so changes can be made quickly are all necessary, said Chuck Gerage, co-owner of Elgin-based Omega Demolition Corp.

     
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