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  • Marking the first night of Hanukkah in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 11:39 PM
    A 9-foot menorah was lit Tuesday night at Gail Borden Library in Elgin.

     
  • New communications director starts Jan. 5 in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 5:33 PM
    The city of Elgin has hired a communications director, its first in 14 years. Kristine Liptrot has 23 years of experience in communications. “I believe in being open, honest and transparent, which the administration in Elgin seems to say as well,” she said. “ I think that will be a very good working relationship.”

     
  • 2 charged in Elgin car break-ins Dec 16, 2014 12:52 AM
    Two Elgin men accused of breaking into cars early Monday morning will appear in bond court this morning in Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Thunderbird reminiscent of youthful 1960s Dec 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    Dennis Roxworthy has his mother to thank for his extreme love of Thunderbirds. His father was a staunch supporter of practical family transportation but she forbid the purchase of anything that wasn't sporty.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 15, 2014 4:59 PM
    Beverly R. Sullivan, 49, of Aurora, was charged with theft of mislaid property at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 4 at McDonald’s, 1812 S. Randall Road, Geneva, according to a police report. She is accused of stealing a Motorola HTC 4 cellphone.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 15, 2014 5:00 PM
    Felipe Rivera, 38, of Elgin, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to stop for a train and operating a foreign license while it’s suspended or revoked after he reported at 4:20 a.m. Thursday his car was hit by a train near Route 25 and Gilbert Street near South Elgin, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts presents 2nd annual Jingle Bell Jam! Dec 15, 2014 8:14 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in downtown Elgin will host the second annual “Jingle Bell Jam!,” a day of music, featuring a wide range of area bands and solo musicians, on Saturday, Dec. 20. It is open to the public, with a $12 suggested donation at the door; $2 from every $12 donation will go to Food for Greater Elgin's Holiday Fund Drive.

     
  • Farnham registers as sex offender Dec 15, 2014 8:58 PM
    A former Illinois lawmaker who traded in child pornography has registered as a sex offender. Keith Farnham of Elgin is now listed on the Illinois State Police sex offender site as a “sexual predator” who possessed child pornography of a victim less than 13 years of age. The 67-year-old pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography in a federal courtroom in Chicago earlier this month.

     
  • Fox Valley municipal, school board races spark interest Dec 15, 2014 7:18 PM
    It wasn’t a mad rush, yet a number of candidates vying for seats on village and school boards throughout the Fox Valley turned out Monday for the first day of filing petitions for the April 7 election. Among the municipal races, Huntley’s is already contested with two incumbents and two challengers vying for three, 4-year term seats on the board.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of eagle and angel wings, secrets for Santa, and the annual Festival of Guadalupe pilgrimage.

     
  • Jewish school students make lunches for Lazarus House guests Dec 15, 2014 1:58 PM
    Fox Valley Jewish School students are learning about community service by helping Lazarus House, a shelter for people in need in St. Charles. Recently, the students made sack lunches for Lazarus House guests.

     
  • VNA Health offers free help for marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 15, 2014 1:39 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment sessions throughout the Fox Valley. VNA Health Care’s certified navigators can answer questions about who is eligible for the expanded Medicaid program, what is offered and how to get coverage on the Illinois Marketplace, and other benefits available. There is no charge for their assistance.

     
  • Elgin police searching for suspected shooter Dec 14, 2014 10:08 AM
    Police are looking for a suspect who fired gunshots at a 33-year-old Elgin man as he walked in a neighborhood west of the city’s downtown early Sunday morning. The man was not injured.

     
  • Extracurriculars for the home-schooled Dec 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: At Larkin High School in Elgin, home-schooled kids are not allowed to participate in extracurricular activities or have access to resources provided by public schools unless they are enrolled for a certain amount of credit hours.

     
  • Post office doing the best it can Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: This is to comment on a submission from Joan Gordon of Hoffman Estates that was published in the Daily Herald Dec. 4. In her comment, she talked about leaving packages.

     
  • Algonquin shoppers treated to a TubaChristmas Dec 13, 2014 7:06 PM
    Shoppers at Algonquin Commons were treated to the soothing baritone notes of 18 tubas and euphoniums during the second annual TubaChristmas concert hosted by Cambridge Music Outreach on Saturday. A constant ebb and flow of about 50 people stopped to listen to the free performance while taking a break from their shopping. The brass instruments performed more than a dozen traditional Christmas songs such as “Deck the Halls” and “Silent Night,” which were arranged especially for tubas.

     
  • Elgin’s northwest side no longer a ‘food desert’ Dec 13, 2014 7:40 AM
    Until Butera Market opened on Elgin’s northwest side, local residents had to drive at least two miles to find a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. That all changed in the past week, with Butera’s soft opening Dec. 5 followed by an official opening Wednesday. “My parents were super excited,” resident Deidre Snelson Plavsicshe said. “It’s nice to see something done with the space because it’s been empty for so long.”

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 12, 2014 5:45 PM
    Laren C. Colvin, 32, of the 400 block of North Street, Elgin, was charged Thursday with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a substance containing cocaine, court records show. His bail was set at $20,000 in Kane County bond court and his next court date is Dec. 19.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts celebrates artist-members with week of visual, performing art Dec 12, 2014 7:17 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in downtown Elgin, will spend Dec. 16-21 celebrating its artist-members. The week will feature live theater and dance performances by Valerie Meachum and Liliana Reyes and a visual art exhibition featuring the work of Jane Erlandson, Doug Hanson, Jim Lloyd, and Side Street’s Assistant Director Roberto Martinez all in Next Door Theater.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
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