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  • Sign up for Bison Feeding at Lords Park Zoo Nov 21, 2014 1:23 PM
    After the last Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, consider landing a hand to the zookeepers at the Lords Park Zoo at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Children and adults will have the chance to participate in the morning feeding of the zoo's year-round residents: the deer, elk and bison.

  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

  • Elgin man named Illinois Professor of the Year Nov 20, 2014 12:04 AM
    Longtime Northern Illinois University professor Dan Gebo, of Elgin, has been named the 2014 Illinois Professor of the Year. Among his accomplishments is leading research teams that discovered the world’s smallest primate fossil in 2000, a 55 million-year-old, thumb-length primate in China, and the oldest primate skeleton in 2013, dating back 60 million years.

  • Predictions on what the GOP might do Nov 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Now that the shoe is on the other foot (Republicans), let’s see what they will do. • Impeach Obama • Destroy the Affordable Care Act in spite of the fact that seven million people now have in medical insurance.

  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

  • Thank you, Mr. President Nov 18, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the edditor: In Paul Carrozzo’s letter on Nov. 15, he states about President Obama: “His failed economics policies ... and unpopular health care law ... were all rejected by the American people.” Well that may be his opinion but the facts show otherwise.

  • CTE presents musical version of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ Nov 18, 2014 2:13 PM
    Modern music will breathe new life into the legends of King Arthur and Camelot this weekend, when Children’s Theatre of Elgin stages “The Sword in the Stone.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

  • Attend artist’s open house at Elgin gallery Nov. 22 Nov 18, 2014 2:30 PM
    You are invited to attend the Guge’s annual open house art sale, featuring award-winning wood sculptures, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Elgin Artspace Lofts Gallery, 51 S. Spring St. in Elgin.

  • CTI Technology is growing Nov 18, 2014 2:46 PM
    Giovanni Diaz was recently brought on to be our new network administrator at CTI Technology in Elgin.

  • Elgin Woman’s Club to hold holiday luncheon Dec. 2 Nov 18, 2014 2:52 PM
    Join the Elgin Woman’s Club for their luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Villa Olivia Country Club, Route 20 and Naperville Road, Bartlett. Hostess for the December meeting is Angela J. Causey, along with members of the club. The program will feature a holiday theme.

  • COD only Illinois Community College District to grow FTES enrollment over past five years Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM
    Of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage was the only college district to grow Full Time Equivalent Student enrollment over the past five years.

  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 18, 2014 5:54 PM
    Dakota R. Beu, 19, of Gilberts, was charged Monday with manufacture/delivery and distribution of a substance he believed to be LSD, according to an Elgin police report.

  • Education coalition unveils policy reccomendations Nov 18, 2014 8:37 PM
    As legislators in Springfield debated Senate Bill 16, a group made up of some of the state’s largest education associations debuted its own education reform plan on Tuesday. The group met with the Daily Herald editorial board on Tuesday afternoon to discuss its ideas and the plan, which can be found in more detail at illinoisvision2020.org/.

  • Reflejos honors contributions to Latino community Nov 19, 2014 11:10 AM
    Thirty companies and organizations were honored Tuesday night during the third annual Reflecting Excellence Awards sponsored by Reflejos Bilingual Journal at Elgin Community College. Reflejos' Reflecting Excellence Awards aim to recognize businesses and nonprofits for their contributions to the Latino community through their services, products and community activism in Cook, Lake, Kane, McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb, Will and Kendall counties. The organizations and businesses are nominated by readers of Reflejos.

  • Schools plead different sides of proposed state funding shakeup Nov 18, 2014 8:26 PM
    Illinois lawmakers Tuesday faced a parade of school officials, some begging the state to make them winners and the others fearing they’d soon be made losers. Indian Prairie District 204 Superintendent Karen Sullivan told the panel deep cuts would mean teacher layoffs and program cuts because asking local property taxpayers for more won’t work. “We view that option as unacceptable based on the rates they currently pay,” Sullivan said.

  • Government. The best money can buy. Nov 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: We are rapidly moving toward the “best government that money can buy.” This is true both in Illinois and throughout the country.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of veterans on their day, a young chef with a new hamburger, and the first appearance of Santa to the gallery, representing more than 20 communities.

  • Model railroad club invites kids to operate trains Nov 17, 2014 2:04 PM
    Watching trains run around a large model railroad layout is fun, but what’s even more fun is having a chance to operate the trains yourself. At the 65th annual Valley Model Railroad Club’s open house and food drive, kids — and adults — will have this opportunity.

  • Lighting of healing courtyard at Sherman Hospital kicks off holiday season Nov 17, 2014 7:07 PM
    The Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital kicks off the holiday season Dec. 1 with the annual lighting of the Hoffer Healing Courtyard. This year’s ceremony is in memory of Dr. William T. Sheehy, a urologist on staff at Sherman Hospital who passed away in November of last year at the age of 75.

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