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  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Mar 27, 2015 3:12 PM
    Whether you’re looking for grownup laughs or a way to entertain the kids on spring break, there are a number of things to do in the suburbs this weekend.

  • Judson kicks off new inspirational world leaders series this fall Mar 27, 2015 6:22 PM
    Born without arms and legs, Serbian Australian Nick Vujicic will share how he overcame his physical challenges through faith as the inaugural speaker for Judson University’s World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series launching this fall. He will speak Oct. 12 at Judson’s Elgin campus.

  • Schaumburg donor drive seeks match for oncology nurse Mar 27, 2015 2:33 PM
    The family of a longtime oncology nurse battling leukemia is holding a stem cell donor drive in Schaumburg Sunday hoping to help her find a cure.

  • Elgin native does double duty as dancer, choreographer Mar 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    River North Dance Chicago dancer and Elgin native Hanna Brictson, who has danced with River North Dance Chicago since 2004, is pulling double duty during the Saturday, March 28, performance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. She's not only choreographing her first world premiere for RNDC called “Beast,” she’s also dancing in it.

  • Elgin man again charged with selling heroin near school Mar 27, 2015 1:44 PM
    A 21-year-old Elgin man faces a minimum of six years in prison after being charged with selling heroin near an Elgin school in November 2014. An arrest warrant was served on Anthony J. Galarza, who is being held at the Kane County jail on another matter. Galarza has two previous DUI arrests and was sentenced to boot camp instead of prison after another heroin arrest in 2013 in Carpentersville.

  • Art For All offers scholarship Mar 27, 2015 10:33 PM
    The Art For All art league is offering scholarships in a visual art or related field to be used to meet college expenses, for the fall semester of 2015. This scholarship, in memory of Shirley Simon, is funded by her family.

  • Elgin man gets 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting girl Mar 27, 2015 1:55 PM
    A former Elgin man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl he knew in February 2005. Robert Shachter, 50, of Glendale Heights, will get credit for nearly 300 days spent in jail since his May 2014 arrest. Authorities also found child pornography in a storage locker rented by Shachter, records show.

  • Elgin man who sold heroin to undercover cops pleads guilty Mar 26, 2015 5:27 PM
    An Elgin man is headed to prison for his role in the delivery of heroin near an Elgin park. Rinnell Mallory, 43, of the 500 block of Van Street, agreed to a 13½ year prison sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class X felony. Mallory sold heroin or arranged for heroin to be sold to undercover officers on at least six occasions during a 2013 police investigation. The sale that took place in the vicinity of a park happened near Foundry Park in the 100 block of North State Street. “Heroin overdoses are at epidemic levels in the Chicago area and across the county,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement. “It is of critical importance that we send a strong message that peddling this poison in Kane County will not be tolerated. Charges against two other co-defendants picked up in the same police investigation are pending. One is charged with five counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. The other is charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly Orland. Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the plea.

  • Elgin Madness bracket battle for restaurant bragging rights Mar 26, 2015 4:49 PM
    Beginning this Friday, March 27, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin are teaming up to present Elgin Madness, a social media-driven, March Madness-style, Elgin restaurant promotion held simultaneously during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It pits the signature dishes of Elgin-area restaurants against one another in an online voting competition where the public’s vote determines the winner.

  • Sherman Cafe joins in Elgin Madness Mar 26, 2015 4:40 PM
    The café at Advocate Sherman Hospital has submitted a signature dish for this year’s Elgin Madness, a friendly restaurant competition aimed at highlighting local establishments. Staff at the Sherman Café have submitted a healthy fruit and nut salad for the competition, which begins with first round voting from Friday, March 27 through Wednesday, April 1.

  • Swedish American Children’s Choir seeks singers Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the spring/summer season. Children, age 4 to 17, are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children.

  • Ex-congressman, radio host Joe Walsh endorses in Elgin races Mar 26, 2015 5:38 AM
    Former Illinois congressman-turned-conservative radio host Joe Walsh has endorsed challenger Joe Galvan for mayor, along with incumbent Toby Shaw and challengers Jason Dusenberry and Julie Schmidt for city council, all in Elgin. “All of them support freedom and limited government,” Walsh said.

  • Heart Sounds 2015 Symposium to highlight innovations in cardiology Mar 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    Medical professionals are invited to attend “Innovations in Cardiology: Heart Sounds 2015”, a one-day symposium hosted by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. The educational program for registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, doctors and other clinicians will be held Saturday, April 18.

  • ESO’s ‘Spotlight on Strings’ features Beethoven, Mozart Mar 25, 2015 3:07 PM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is preparing for its second to last concert of the 2014-2015 season. Conductor of the Year Andrew Grams returns this weekend to conduct the ESO in a truly classical concert filled with masterpieces from Mozart and Beethoven. Performances are in Schaumburg and Elgin.

  • Elgin downtown taxpayers clash with city over spending Mar 25, 2015 6:56 AM
    Elgin has been collecting taxes from property owners of 90 downtown parcels for more than a decade after the debt for a nearby parking garage was paid off. Now property owners want to know where that money went.

  • Suburban lawmaker’s plan to decriminalize marijuana rejected Mar 25, 2015 2:21 PM
    A proposal to decriminalize marijuana in Illinois has been snuffed out, at least for now. An Illinois Senate panel Wednesday rejected state Sen. Mike Noland’s plan, which would have allowed people to have at least five marijuana plants and eliminate criminal penalties for having up to 30 grams of the drug.

  • Fire damages Elgin business Mar 25, 2015 11:14 AM
    A fire early this morning caused an estimated $35,000 in damages to an Elgin business, fire officials said. The Elgin Fire Department responded to a call at about 4:30 a.m. to Azteca Insurance, 50 Kimball St.

  • DaVinci Academy joins Mooseheart in ‘Pennies for Pins’ Mar 25, 2015 8:24 PM
    Mooseheart’s growing relationship with Elgin’s DaVinci Academy moves another step forward Thursday, March 26, when DaVinci staff and students bring a check to Mooseheart staff and students in the Mooseheart gymnasium representing the proceeds from the Feb. 5 “Pennies for Pins” bowling event.

  • Administer Justice offers free seminar on probate process Mar 25, 2015 6:27 PM
    Administer Justice, a local nonprofit providing legal, financial, conflict resolution and educational services to low-income individuals, will offer a free seminar on “The Basics of the Probate Process” on Thursday, April 2.

  • Elgin cleric pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges Mar 25, 2015 5:11 PM
    Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, a Muslim cleric who founded and once headed the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, pleaded not guilty to an eight-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a 22-year-old employee.

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