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  • Images: See our best staff photos from the past week. Mar 23, 2015 10:15 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of St. Baldrick's events, St. Patrick's events, and saintly weather events.

     
  • Images: Spring snow reminds us that winter weather is still here. Mar 23, 2015 10:26 AM
    An early spring snow covered our suburban streets and yards today, slowing commutes and remiding us that winter weather will still be around for awhile longer.

     
  • Elgin leaders plan bowling bash for at-risk youth Mar 23, 2015 6:08 PM
    Several members of the Elgin Area Leadership Academy are throwing a bowling bash Tuesday for at-risk youths during spring break. Twelve youths from the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin also will receive career advice during one-on-one mentoring sessions and awards marking their achievements.

     
  • Countdown for registration for The Literacy Connection’s Trivia Bee Fundraiser Mar 23, 2015 6:42 PM
    Fourteen teams are gearing up to compete in The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser, set for Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. The agency is looking for more teams to join the competition.

     
  • Learn about PADS at Elgin Woman’s Club meeting Mar 23, 2015 8:29 PM
    The Elgin Woman’s Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon and program at Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett. The program will feature a presentation by PADS of Elgin.

     
  • Local Girl Scouts attend United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Mar 23, 2015 6:59 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois recently sent Girl Scouts Emily Bettler, 16, of South Elgin, Lindsay Schwartz, 18, of Kildeer, and Stefany Veldhuizen, 17, of Sycamore to participate as delegates in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

     
  • ALTRUSA International Club of Elgin Mar 23, 2015 6:50 PM
    The Altrusa International Club of Elgin has initiated a new "Chews to Read" literacy-based service project in collaboration with the Dental Clinic of Greater Elgin Family Care Center located at 450 Dundee Avenue in Elgin.

     
  • HCE, U of I Extension present ‘Eating Well as You Age’ Mar 23, 2015 7:57 PM
    Eating well does not mean dieting. It is part of a healthy lifestyle, and may be best achieved in small steps. However, as we age, our nutritional needs change and we should focus on nutrient dense choices. “Eating Well as You Age” is a University of Illinois Extension educational program designed to help participants explore the benefits of healthy eating habits at any age.

     
  • Meet the Elgin woman who went from an engineer to ballet dancer Mar 24, 2015 9:57 AM
    Ruffled red skirts swirl in huge circular patterns on the dance floor, creating a feast for the eyes as well as a strong breeze. Every few seconds between the double swirls you can catch a glimpse of the bright eyes and beaming smile of Cynthia G. Hernandez as she dances among her students. The look of genuine joy is unmistakable.

     
  • ECC students spend spring break helping build home Mar 23, 2015 5:43 AM
    Eleven Elgin Community College students will help Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley remodel a historic Elgin home for an immigrant couple from Uganda. It's the second year ECC has partnered with Habitat for the Alternative Spring Break program. This year, the college had a waiting list of students wanting to volunteer, which might lead to the program expanding next year, said Olivia Vlahos, outreach manager for Habitat.

     
  • Peer jury program effective in Elgin Mar 20, 2015 11:36 PM
    Flippant 13-year-old sisters and a contrite 17-year-old girl got very dispositions Thursday from a police peer jury in Elgin. "Not all can show remorse and they can see what they have done is wrong,” said Elgin peer juror Omar Velasquez, 17. “Most of them, we hope they change afterward. We want to nudge them in the right direction.”

     
  • Elinor Richoz, 90, receives Image Award for making Elgin ‘more special’ Mar 20, 2015 10:35 PM
    Ninety-year-old Elinor Richoz calls Elgin’s local 1410 AM radio station almost every day at 6:55 a.m. to wish people she knows a happy birthday or anniversary. She was honored with a citizenship award by the city of Elgin. “I always tried to do as much as I can,” she said.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Mar 20, 2015 4:52 PM
    Norieli Villagomez, 24, of Elgin, was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery of a police officer and two counts of resisting/obstructing a police officer, court records show.

     
  • Elgin fears union, apprenticeship requirements limit bids it gets Mar 20, 2015 12:29 PM
    A recent effort to solicit bids for an Elgin project yielded just one response, which some members of the city council say points to the deleterious effects of the city's bid requirements. The lack of responses is also partly due to the state's prevailing wage law, officials said. “This is costing us more than it has to,” said Councilman Terry Gavin, a frequent critic of the city's responsible bidder ordinance.

     
  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Mar 20, 2015 3:12 PM
    See Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek (formerly of Naperville) when he joins Meryl Davis, Charlie White and other skating greats in the return of “Stars on Ice” Saturday at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. Other fun options for the first official weekend of spring include “Les Miserables” at Aurora's Paramount, legendary blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis at Elgin's Hemmens and the 23rd Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

     
  • Choose candidates who love library Mar 20, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Keep Gail Borden Library strong with your vote this spring. Trustees Jean Bednar, Herb Gross and Carlos Chavez, and newcomer Donna Kline will insure continuation of the kinds of programs and services we have come to love at the library.

     
  • Refinancing expected to save $275K or more in Elgin Mar 20, 2015 12:26 PM
    The city of Elgin estimates it will save $275,000 to $475,000 when it refinances loans by capitalizing on a strong financial rating and favorable interest rates, officials said. The city has a AAA rating by Fitch Ratings and an AA-plus rating by Standard & Poor's.

     
  • Former imam accused of sexual assault gets new judge Mar 21, 2015 4:21 PM
    A change of judge was requested and granted Thursday for a prominent former imam and head of an Islamic school in Elgin who was charged last month with the sexual assault of a former secretary at the school. Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, 75, of the 400 block of Jean Street in Gilberts, will next appear before Judge Kara Halios Wednesday, March 25 at the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Budokan Martial Arts has one of its largest youth martial arts promotions Mar 19, 2015 5:34 PM
    On March 15, youth students of South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts received new belts symbolizing yet another milestone in their journey through the martial art of Bujutsu. It was one of the largest group of students ever promoted in this growing program at the Budokan.

     
  • Elgin Chamber honors best member businesses, brightest volunteers Mar 19, 2015 7:29 PM
    On Thursday, March 19, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce honored its best and brightest member businesses and volunteers at their annual awards luncheon at Elgin Community College.

     
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