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  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Owen T. Szorc, 24, of St. Charles, was charged Dec. 8 with public drunkenness, according to a St. Charles police report.

     
  • Lake Forest College student organizes Elgin concert to fight hunger Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    One might call Tanner Bednar’s upcoming "Rock the Halls" concert in Elgin “philosophy in action.”“We were talking about hunger around the world, about how families and kids go hungry, and how dumb it is that it’s still going on nowadays. Because we could stop it — and we don’t,” said the sophomore at Lake Forest College. “I walked out of class at 3:50 p.m. and I started making calls that night.”

     
  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

     
  • Suburban Cuban-Americans see opportunity to renew family ties Dec 18, 2014 9:04 AM
    Suburban Cuban-Americans greeted the news of normalized relations with happiness, optimism, anger and worry on Wednesday. “There are going to be changes. Big changes,” anticipates 21-year-old Naivy Gonzalez of West Chicago.

     
  • Sing along or just listen at upcoming holiday concerts Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Sometimes the best way to get into the holiday spirit is with music. Whether you perfer the stirring sounds of a brass band, the warmth of a community singalong or the harmony of a professionally-trained choir, you’re bound to find a show you’ll enjoy in the Fox Valley this weekend.

     
  • Elgin volunteer, politician known for generosity Dec 17, 2014 6:50 PM
    Shirley Rauschenberger, who served on the Elgin Area U-46 school board and was a leader in many organizations, including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Open Door Clinic, died Dec. 15, at age 88. "She had a very strong personality and a very strong sort of feeling for family and community," said her daughter, Elgin city council member Carol Rauschenberger. "That was her way, I guess, her influence on the world."

     
  • Oak Brook-based IMRF Receives Excellence Award Dec 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award for “Progress toward Excellence” for demonstrating effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Criteria. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn. “Congratulations to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “IMRF is taking the lead in its industry to address organizational performance and process/resource alignment with the outcome for better efficiencies, focus and overall results.” Recipients of the ILPEx Silver Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) was created by the Illinois General Assembly. Since 1941, IMRF has partnered with local units of government to provide retirement, disability and death benefits for public employees. With a funded status of 96.7 percent and $33 billion in assets, IMRF is well-funded and sustainable. Today, IMRF has about 400,000 members and retirees, and serves nearly 3,000 different units of government, including towns and villages, libraries and park districts, and counties and school districts (non-teaching personnel). The average member who retired in 2013 had 22 years of service and received an annual benefit of about $16,500. “For any organization committed to excellence by improving the products or services it provides its customers, clients or members, the task of identifying and implementing the best approach can appear daunting. There are innumerable books and videos on the best management practices. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has found the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as implemented by ILPEx to be the most successful and comprehensive approach for developing the culture and infrastructure necessary for meeting our customer service goals. Our members deserve the best and ILPEx is helping us to meet that challenge. IMRF is honored to be recognized for its progress toward excellence as it receives a Silver Award. This recognition and the feedback report support and reinvigorate our efforts to become a world class organization,” said Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. About Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501 (c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 630-637-1595. For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

     
  • Enact mandatory sex ed at Larkin Dec 22, 2014 9:47 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: A mandatory course on parenthood and safe sexual education needs to be implemented at Larkin High School in Elgin for the number of teenage pregnancies to drop.

     
  • ECC remembers Topinka fondly Dec 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: As praise and accolades continue to come in for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka following her tragic death, Elgin Community College also would like to recognize her as a trailblazer and for her tireless dedication to Illinois. She was an ideal example of a true public servant.

     
  • Northwest Bible Baptist offers ‘A Christmas to Remember’ Dec 16, 2014 10:33 AM
    “A Christmas to Remember” is the title of the Christmas musical to be presented by the adult choir of the Northwest Bible Baptist Church of Elgin on Sunday, Dec. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

     
  • Diversity showcased during Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 10:34 AM
    Beauty Unique and Juanita Crears Events will sponsor the inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to showcase the Fox Valley’s cultural diversity and its unity on Saturday, Dec. 20, in downtown Elgin.

     
  • Elgin man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine delivery Dec 16, 2014 8:09 PM
    An Elgin man pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacturing and delivering cocaine last week, court records show. Ina Spates was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

     
  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

     
  • Marking the first night of Hanukkah in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 11:39 PM
    A 9-foot menorah was lit Tuesday night at Gail Borden Library in Elgin.

     
  • New communications director starts Jan. 5 in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 5:33 PM
    The city of Elgin has hired a communications director, its first in 14 years. Kristine Liptrot has 23 years of experience in communications. “I believe in being open, honest and transparent, which the administration in Elgin seems to say as well,” she said. “ I think that will be a very good working relationship.”

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts presents 2nd annual Jingle Bell Jam! Dec 15, 2014 8:14 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in downtown Elgin will host the second annual “Jingle Bell Jam!,” a day of music, featuring a wide range of area bands and solo musicians, on Saturday, Dec. 20. It is open to the public, with a $12 suggested donation at the door; $2 from every $12 donation will go to Food for Greater Elgin's Holiday Fund Drive.

     
  • Farnham registers as sex offender Dec 15, 2014 8:58 PM
    A former Illinois lawmaker who traded in child pornography has registered as a sex offender. Keith Farnham of Elgin is now listed on the Illinois State Police sex offender site as a “sexual predator” who possessed child pornography of a victim less than 13 years of age. The 67-year-old pleaded guilty to transporting child pornography in a federal courtroom in Chicago earlier this month.

     
  • Thunderbird reminiscent of youthful 1960s Dec 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    Dennis Roxworthy has his mother to thank for his extreme love of Thunderbirds. His father was a staunch supporter of practical family transportation but she forbid the purchase of anything that wasn't sporty.

     
  • Fox Valley municipal, school board races spark interest Dec 15, 2014 7:18 PM
    It wasn’t a mad rush, yet a number of candidates vying for seats on village and school boards throughout the Fox Valley turned out Monday for the first day of filing petitions for the April 7 election. Among the municipal races, Huntley’s is already contested with two incumbents and two challengers vying for three, 4-year term seats on the board.

     
  • 2 charged in Elgin car break-ins Dec 16, 2014 12:52 AM
    Two Elgin men accused of breaking into cars early Monday morning will appear in bond court this morning in Rolling Meadows.

     
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