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  • Ken and Pam Bruhn of Elgin gather plants to recreate the Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin Community United Methodist Church Shirley Remes

    Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin ChurchApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin Coummunity United Methodist Church hosts a recreated Garden of Gethsemane, Communion and quiet devotion time 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday April 17.

  • Christina Hernandez of Elgin decorates butter cookies for customers of her FanCThatEvents cookie shop on

    Cook of the Week: Elgin lunch lady balances nutrition, treatsApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    As the manager of food services for an Elgin school district, Cook of the Week Christina Hernandez is responsible for more than 20,000 meals a day for children. Blame it on her job, but Christina is also very concerned about nutrition. “Working at the schools has really opened my eyes and has influenced me in my cooking at home." In her free time, this avid vegetable gardener also enjoys baking butter cookies and cakes for friends and family.

  • Surrounded by members of the got robot? First Tech Challenge 5037 robotics team, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth drives a robot called the “Black Pearl” at the Elgin Technology Center Wednesday.

    Duckworth visits Elgin for app challengeApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth visited the Elgin Technology Center in downtown Elgin to promote the U.S. House Student App Challenge, which began Feb. 1. As part of the nationwide competition, students create and exhibit their software application for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. “It’s like driving a tank. Make it military and I will understand it,” Duckworth joked. “I could play with this all day.”

  • Gambling proponent doesn’t have a favored planApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Democrat pushing for more gambling in Illinois says he’s not yet picked whether to push forward with a plan just for a Chicago casino or one that also would include slots at Arlington International Racecourse and a casino in Lake County. State Rep. Bob Rita, a Blue Island Democrat, met with the Daily Herald editorial board Tuesday in advance of today’s scheduled daylong House committee hearing in Chicago on both plans.

  • Elgin’s Metra station would be among the stops when rail service between Chicago and Rockford starts next year.

    Will new Amtrak service to Rockford be a boon?Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin leaders are expecting “unprecedented growth” in business with the anticipated Amtrak service between Rockford and Chicago starting next year. Meanwhile, Huntley officials say the new rail line might help them obtain a long-envisioned commuter train service in town. “It’s important for the whole area to have sound infrastructure and transportation, and helps (with) recruiting business to this area,” said Bob Malm, director of the Elgin Development Group.

  • Residents in certain neighborhoods consulted on odd/even parkingApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Residents of the NorthEast Neighborhood Association area and the Sunset Park neighborhood in Elgin will be asked if they want to try odd/event street parking as the city implements reduced parking fines down from $50 to $25.

  • Fox Valley police reportsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Christopher S. Lewis, 31, of Elgin, was charged Monday with forgery, resisting/obstructing a police officer and criminal trespass to land after he remained on Grand Victoria Casino property after being asked to leave, court records show.

  • Ray Hagen of Streamwood plays a chord harmonica during Monday’s meeting of the Harmelodian Club at Pottawatomie Community Center in St. Charles. The harmonica-playing club is part of the Adult Activity Center run by the park district and has been around about five years.

    Group gathers on Monday to play harmonicaApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Harmelodian Club meets at the Adult Activiy Center at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.

  • Woman charged in Kane County animal neglect case gives up goatsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stacy Fiebelkorn Monday volunteered to give up ownership of two goats, the last of the 90-plus animals seized from her last month. With that, Kane County Circuit Court Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood agreed to close a forfeiture case brought against the Elgin woman.

  • William L. Bush Jr.

    Elgin man charged with 5th DUIApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 48-year-old Elgin man was charged Saturday with his fifth DUI and driving with a blood alcohol concentration more than three times the legal threshold. William L. Bush Jr. faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of aggravated DUI. He was being held at the Kane County jail on $25,000 bail.

  • Edwin Y. Vega

    Two men charged in Elgin knife fightApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Elgin men are charged in connection to a knife attack on Sunday morning. Edwin Y. Vega, 21, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Omar Monroy, 21, faces charges of cocaine possession. Both men are charged with mob action in the fight, in which a victim was cut on the hand fending off an attack with a pocket knife, police said.

  • Elgin gives more money to Boys and Girls ClubApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin City Council’s committee of the whole decided last week how to disburse $200,000 in grants to local nonprofits by allowing a greater amount for the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin. The money comes from the city’s portion of Grand Victoria Casino revenues. The vote was postponed a couple of times earlier this year.

  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

  • Umpire Gordon Heinemann, of Villa Park, waits out the delay as storm clouds, lightning, and strong winds put a hold on the Dundee-Crown at Hampshire baseball game Saturday.

    Images: The Week in PicturesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features images of unpredictable spring weather, a World War II vet finally getting his medals, and the Easter Bunny in a helicopter.

  • Two beautiful blue jays, one caught midflight with a peanut in his beak, won the U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored Cutest Bird Photo Contest for February. Shannon Mayer of Elgin submitted the photo, which won in the category of “Cutest Bird Family.”

    Elgin photographer wins ‘cutest bird’ contestApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two beautiful blue jays, one caught midflight with a peanut in his beak, won the U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored Cutest Bird Photo Contest for February. Shannon Mayer of Elgin submitted the photo, which won in the category of “Cutest Bird Family.”

  • Elgin Junior Service Board to host its 30th production of ‘Follies’ April 26Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Junior Service Board, an 82-year-old organization, will host its 30th production of "Follies" on Saturday, April 26, at Holiday Inn in Elgin.

  • Daniel Szefer

    Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northwest Cultural Council invites you to a gala event at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The winning poems from the council’s 2014 Martin Ryan Annual International Poetry Competition will be read.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Trivia Bee raises funds for Literacy ConnectionApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Information and online team registration is now available for The Literacy Connection’s 17th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.

  • Elgin man charged after car smashes into houseApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man who went to prison for fighting with emergency crews responding to a 2009 fire at his parents’ Elgin home is in trouble again. James R. Beavers Jr. was arrested April 4 and charged with driving under the influence after, authorities say, he crashed his girlfriend’s car into a house.

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