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  • Murray Commercial leases over 25,000 sf. retail, office space in 3rd quarter Nov 24, 2014 6:50 PM
    Murray Commercial is making progress in 2014 with local multiple tenancy office and retail space in Kane County. Among the notable occupants is ALE Solutions, a disaster recovery company that resides in a 5,500-square-foot unit in Dunham Center on the east side of St. Charles.

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts presents “Heritage” Nov 24, 2014 2:38 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin presents “Heritage,” a month-long group exhibition displaying the inheritance of artistic perspective and gifts. The mission of this exhibition is to experience not only the highs and lows of personal artistic endeavors, but also the relationships formed through the creating and sharing of art.

     
  • Elgin mayor draws challenger, 11 file for city council Nov 24, 2014 8:34 PM
    Elgin Mayor David Kaptain is facing a challenge from resident Joseph Galvan in the April election, in which 11 city council hopefuls also are vying for four open seats. Incumbents John Steffen, Tish Powell, Rose Martinez and Toby Shaw, along with challengers Kyle Scifert, Julie Schmidt, Jason Dusenberry, Fred Moulton, Mohammad “Mo” Iqbal, Jaime Hjelm and Andrew Cuming, filed nominating petitions for council city council seats.

     
  • St. Charles Singers to ring in season with ‘Candlelight Carols’ Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The St. Charles Singers will present the 31st annual edition of its “Candlelight Carols” Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 7, in Chicago and St. Charles.

     
  • Fix the side streets, too, please Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: While many busy highways like Route 20 receive attention for crucial adjustment, some other roads have yet to see any type of repair. Although repairing or altering roads, such as highways, are very important for people who have to commute to reach their destinations, there should be more focus on fixing less significant streets that haven’t seen kinder days these past few years.

     
  • From drab to fab: Room for Living winners announced Nov 23, 2014 6:30 AM
    The Daily Herald Media Group has named two winners in its Room for Living room makeover contest. The winner, Cindy Krizizke of Schaumburg, wants to add a bit of color into her boring, drab living room, which is stocked with brown, hand-me-down furniture. Our runner-up, Cindi Lamkin of Elgin, wants to yank her living room out of the country phase, but has hit some roadblocks along the way.

     
  • Police: Elgin man fleeing cops ends up in Fox River Nov 23, 2014 6:12 PM
    A 20-year-old man was rescued, treated and then arrested after he fell through ice on the Fox River Sunday afternoon while fleeing officers, Elgin police said.

     
  • Elgin mayor, council push for Pedote’s resignation Nov 22, 2014 7:07 PM
    The Elgin city council and mayor are awaiting a response to their call for the resignation of Planning and Zoning Commissioner Anthony Pedote, who got into hot water last month over Facebook posts. While Pedote did not provide further comment, Mayor David Kaptain said Saturday they'll take further action if they receive no response from Pedote.

     
  • Probation for one of 2 in Elgin sex assault case Nov 21, 2014 2:24 PM
    An Elgin woman accused of not taking "reasonable steps" to prevent her husband from committing sexual abuse recently pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and received probation. Amanda Alder, 33, could be jailed for up to a year if she violates probation for a child endangerment. Jose Alcala, 37, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of sexual assault charges and is next due in court on Dec. 17.

     
  • Councilman's work meals cost Elgin $1,600 Nov 21, 2014 11:45 AM
    The city of Elgin has spent $3,000 this year to pay for meetings conducted over meals shared by city council members and city staff members, with more than half stemming from meetings attended by Councilman John Prigge. “It is a legitimate business expense not unlike toner, not unlike other business expenses that we as councilmen go through," Prigge said.

     
  • Man turns self in after Elgin police ask for ID help Nov 21, 2014 5:00 PM
    Elgin police said a man they were seeking to speak with regarding an aggravated battery turned himself in Friday afternoon.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • Elgin man charged with 5th DUI Nov 24, 2014 5:15 PM
    A 46-year-old Elgin man was charged with his fifth DUI, the result of a roadside safety check in Elgin, according to police and court records. Jesus Ignacio-Almazan, of the 900 block of Illinois Avenue, is being held at the Kane County jail on $210,000 bail, meaning he must post $21,000 to be released while the charges are pending.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Three Judson cross country runners to compete in national championships Nov 20, 2014 9:07 PM
    It has been a historic year in the women’s cross country program at Judson University, as three runners will once again make history on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national cross country championships.

     
  • Elgin objects to minimum manning for firefighters Nov 20, 2014 5:38 PM
    City officials in Elgin railed against a bill — now headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk — that requires fire departments’ staffing levels to be subject to bargaining. The so-called “minimum manning” bill is all about keeping firefighters employed, Fire Chief John Fahy said. “It takes away your authority as the elected representatives of the citizens of Elgin to determine the level of EMS and firefighters, putting it into the hands of an arbitrator out of Chicago,” Fahy said.

     
  • 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.

     
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