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  • World Class Basketball taking registration for winter travel teams Sep 16, 2014 5:34 PM
    The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit organization, runs travel teams for boys in fourth through eighth grade. They are now accepting registrations for your 2014-15 winter travel program.

  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

  • Head out to a fall festival this Saturday Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Several fall festivals set for this weekend in the Fox Valley offer a variety of ways to welcome the new season. Each festival has a different focus — history, healthy lifestyles, or family activities.

  • Music on Stage Presents Meet Me In St. Louis Sep 15, 2014 7:40 AM
    In our 57th season, Music on Stage proudly presents Meet Me in St. Louis. Based on the 1944 MGM film, this stage adaptation features such songs as “The Boy Next Door” “Skip To My Lou” “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” “Meet Me In St. Louis”, a feel-good family musical.

  • Fox Valley police reports Sep 15, 2014 6:54 PM
    Michael T. Hughes, 24, of Carpentersville, was charged Monday with criminal trespass to land, court records show. His bail was set at $5,000 in Kane County bond court and his next court date is Thursday.

  • State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinis Rail Safety Week Sep 15, 2014 4:40 PM
    State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinois Rail Safety Week

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 15, 2014 3:01 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of leaping dogs, exercising people, and somber moments of respect, from more than 20 area towns.

  • Addison meat company founder to focus on millenials Sep 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Monika Rose Walas, founder and president of Mistica Foods in Addison, who has some new ideas for the meat processing industry.

  • One person injured in Elgin house explosion Sep 16, 2014 1:46 AM
    An explosion blew out the windows of an Elgin home Monday night, sending one person to the hospital, fire officials said. Just before 10 p.m. Elgin firefighters responded to a reported explosion on the 1100 block of Morningside Drive. Neighbors believe it was a natural gas explosion, said Cheri Lewis, who lives two doors down.

  • Spanish language church to celebrate grand opening in North Aurora Sep 17, 2014 3:54 PM
    New Spanish language church in North Aurora invites the community to its grand opening followed by dessert at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

  • Former Mexican President Calderón to headline Judson’s World Leaders Forum Sep 14, 2014 11:43 AM
    For the first time, a Latin American former head of state will headline Judson University’s World Leaders Forum this spring. Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón will be the keynote speaker at the Elgin school's fifth annual forum March 12. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the former president of Mexico to our campus,” Judson University President Gene Crume said.

  • Elgin’s 1st Fringe Festival celebrates the arts Sep 14, 2014 7:40 AM
    Growing up in Elgin as an aspiring actress, Kelly Bolton said she enjoyed the city’s “huge art scene” but knew there was still untapped potential there. She’s excited to see it brought to the forefront by the first Elgin Fringe Festival, which runs through Sunday in downtown Elgin. “Elgin has a small town feel but such a big town heart,” she said. “I’m amazed and thrilled, at the same time, that they’re actually pulling off a fringe fest. It’s very cool.”

  • Officials: Elgin 311 did “very well” during storm Sep 13, 2014 8:39 AM
    Elgin’s citywide cleanup of last week’s powerful storm — also the first major stress test for the city’s 311 Contact Center — is set to wrap up today. The Sept. 5 storm caused nonlife threatening injuries to two people. A peak of 55,000 residents lost power and an estimated 15,000 city-owned trees were damaged, city officials said.

  • Art deco fan eyes Elgin Tower Building for apartments Sep 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Chicago developer with a passion for art deco is interested in buying and building apartments in the iconic Elgin Tower Building. Richard Souyoul, president of Souyoul Properties, said the company has entered into an agreement to buy the building at 100 E. Chicago St. from the Stickling Foundation.

  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Sep 12, 2014 4:57 PM
    Elgin debuts its first fringe festival this weekend, Des Plaines celebrates the start of autumn and Wheaton flashes back to the days of the Revolutionary War. These are just a few of the fun things to do in the suburbs this weekend.

  • Both sides see victory in ruling on ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway plan Sep 12, 2014 2:25 PM
    A review of ComEd’s $200 million Grand Prairie Gateway project denies the electricity giant’s application because some portions of the plan don't provide alternate routes for equipment that runs through Elgin, for example. But the impact of that nonbinding ruling is up for debate. “ComEd is encouraged by the administrative law judge’s proposed order," an official said.

  • Elgin renames municipal complex after longtime councilman Sep 12, 2014 12:44 PM
    Former Elgin Councilman Robert “Bob” Gilliam never failed to be selfless, seek consensus and, above all, love the city of Elgin. For those reasons and many more, officials said, Elgin's city hall and municipal complex was renamed Thursday after the 69-year-old, who many around town call a legend.

  • Fox Valley police reports Sep 12, 2014 4:18 PM
    Linda R. Johnson, 53, and McKinley L. Davis, 59, both of Elgin, were arrested Thursday after police executed a search warrant related to an investigation regarding drug sales, according to a police report. Davis was charged with unlawful delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and unlawful delivery/manufacturing of a controlled substance.

  • Culver’s of St. Charles to hold bone marrow registry drive Sep 12, 2014 9:01 PM
    Culver's of St. Charles will host a "Day of Giving" and marrow registry drive on Saturday, Sept. 20, to honor local 6-year-old Ava Lee, who has leukemia. Culver’s will donate 10 percent of its receipts to Be the Match, a national bone marrow registry.

  • Advocate, NorthShore merger means 16 hospitals, 3 million patients Sep 12, 2014 11:25 PM
    The merger of Advocate Health Care and Northshore University Health Care System announced Friday aims to create the largest health care system in Illinois that will focus heavily on outpatient and home care and provide more technology to communicate with patients. The merger could be approved later this year when the newly christened Advocate Northshore Health Partners will have a combined 16 hospitals in Chicago, the suburbs and central Illinois.

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