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  • Saying ‘bless you’ an act of kindness Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I’m very concerned for this young girl in Tennessee who got sent to the principal’s office at her school for just saying “bless you” when someone sneezed.

  • Storm cuts short Elgin’s iFest Aug 23, 2014 6:37 PM
    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Elgin’s third annual iFest, bringing an international flavor to the recently opened Riverside Drive promenade. But a thunderstorm in the early afternoon cut the event short.

  • Elgin protesters seek justice for Brown Aug 23, 2014 6:03 PM
    About 20 members of the Occupy Elgin and the Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice rallied on Saturday for justice in the death of black teenager Michael Brown.

  • The Albright Theatre presents “Of Grapes and Nuts” Aug 22, 2014 4:11 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents the first show of its 41st season, "Of Grapes and Nuts" by Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper and Tom Willmorth. It is a sendup of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men" that follows the Joad family and their hulking friend Lenny on a road trip from Oklahoma to California.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Aug 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 18.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 22, 2014 4:55 PM
    Jacob Ryan Thompson, 20, of Bartlett, ws charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Road and Route 31 near West Dundee, according to a sheriff’s office report.

  • The Listening Room celebrates second anniversary Aug 22, 2014 5:12 PM
    At 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, enjoy a great jazz concert featuring Glazz Ensemble, with special guest Chicago vocalist Linda Solotaire, at the Listening Room in Crystal Lake. The venue is celebrating its second anniversary.

  • Second rally taking place Saturday in Elgin Aug 22, 2014 5:56 PM
    A rally calling for justice in the death of Michael Brown will take place Saturday in Elgin. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri. The groups Occupy Elgin and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice are organizing the rally at 1 p.m. at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.

  • Health fair to focus on fun, food and exercise Aug 22, 2014 11:43 AM
    Healthy food options and the importance of exercise are among the topics that will be presented during the upcoming Healthy Families Fun Fair at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Advocate Sherman Hospital will present the fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

  • St. Catherine of Siena Church teens conclude inspiring mission trip Aug 21, 2014 5:08 PM
    The youth mission team of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee spent a week this summer in Toledo, Ohio, volunteering their services to help those in need throughout the area. The team, which was comprised of 40 teens and 10 adult chaperones, was the largest group to date from St. Catherine of Siena Church who have taken part in mission trips for the past 10 years.

  • “An Evening of Caring” to honor Jack Shales Aug 21, 2014 5:26 PM
    The community is invited to join United Way of Elgin is celebrating its 90th anniversary and to honor Jack Shales for 60 years of volunteer service to the organization.

  • Employee theft, fraud on the rise, but solutions exist to prevent losses Aug 21, 2014 4:55 PM
    Employee theft, embezzlement and fraud continue to grow within businesses, local governments and not-for-profits. But there are readily available and inexpensive solutions to help organizations detect and protect fraudulent activity by employees.

  • The summer of 1914: Top news stories in Elgin Aug 21, 2014 4:10 PM
    What do gumball machines, saloons, race cars and doctors have in common? They were all among the top news stories in Elgin 100 years ago. Here's a look at the top headlines in the summer of 1914.

  • Elgin police: Man demanded money for pizza before attacking cop Aug 21, 2014 4:19 PM
    An Elgin man was being held on $500,000 bail after being accused Wednesday of assaulting a police officer in his garage. Elgin police say a man accused the officer of having pepper-sprayed him in the past, and demanded money to buy pizza for his children, before attacking the officer.

  • UberX driver sued in fatal Hoffman Estates crash Aug 21, 2014 7:05 AM
    A Hoffman Estates man who rear-ended a cabdriver who then died on the Jane Addams Tollway is being sued by the driver's son. Jasbir S. Dhaliwal, 45, was at the wheel of his sport utility vehicle when he struck cabdriver Melba R. Farr, 56, of Elgin June 8.

  • Elgin man charged with sexual assault Aug 20, 2014 4:11 PM
    Peter L. Jacobson, 55, of Elgin was being held on $1 million bond in Kane County jail after being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual assault, according to court records. He was in bond court Wednesday in Elgin.

  • Buffalo Grove teacher paralyzed in motorcycle crash Aug 21, 2014 8:19 AM
    Popular Buffalo Grove High School science teacher Dave Fuglestad didn't return to his classroom Wednesday with everybody else. Instead, he is rehabbing after an Aug. 2 motorcycle accident that left him without the use of his legs - but determined to get back to BGHS.

  • Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month Aug 20, 2014 4:40 PM
    Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 20, 2014 4:21 PM
    Ronnie J. Anderson, 29, of Elgin, was charged Tuesday with battery, criminal damage to property and resisting/obstructing a police officer, court records show. Anderson shoved and kick a police officer, causing an ankle injury and damaging the officer’s bulletproof vest.

  • Battle of the Bands continues Friday at Elgin studio Aug 20, 2014 4:53 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin in conjunction with Rockfest Press Photography and Theory Prints, have been hosting a summer-long Battle of the Bands. From 16 bands, the field has been trimmed down to three, one of which, The Shakes & Rumbles, was voted back from the dead via online poll.

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