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  • Believe Project: $100 to help students bundle up for winter Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Mary Fulin of Elgin, a second-grade teacher who wants to help buy mittens and hats for her students who don't have them.

     
  • Primatologist to lead next STEM Cafe Jan 18, 2015 4:37 PM
    Northern Illinois University invites you to its next STEM Cafe, “More Fun than a Barrel of Monkey Bones: What Primate Fossils Can Tell Us About Ourselves,” by Elgin resident Dan Gebo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Eduardo’s in DeKalb. “Professor of the Year” and world renowned primatologist, Gebo has traveled the globe studying living and extinct primates to understand the diversity of life and the progress of primate and human evolution. Join us to explore his latest discoveries and gain a better understanding of life itself.

     
  • Learn about invasive pests at workshop Jan 18, 2015 4:24 PM
    The University of Illinois Extension will offer “First Detector: Invasive Pests Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Cantigny Park and Museum in Wheaton. The Illinois First Detector Workshops are aimed at improving first detector training and invasive species awareness.

     
  • Elgin man arrested after 45-minute car, foot chase Jan 19, 2015 12:15 PM
    An Elgin man who led police on a chase — first in his car before crashing it, and then on foot — has been arrested and charged with, among other things, aggravated fleeing and eluding, police officials said Sunday. News: Elgin police said officers caught up with Claude R. Thompson, 23, of the 1300 block of Maroon Drive, in a rural area near Sleepy Hollow after chasing and searching for him for about 45 minutes.

     
  • 2015 Humanitarian Award given to Elgin councilman who died Jan 17, 2015 3:39 PM
    Longtime Elgin City Council member Robert Gilliam was given the 2015 Humanitarian Award posthumously at Saturday’s Elgin prayer breakfast at Elgin Community College. “He lived for the town, helping people, and was never too busy to listen to anybody that had a problem,” Marianne Gilliam said of her late husband, choking back tears.

     
  • Suburban leaders honor King’s ideals, promote service Jan 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    Political, religious and business leaders of the Northwest suburbs came together Thursday to honor the legacy and mission of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a remembrance and celebration dinner Thursday night.

     
  • Essay contest winner to be named at Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Jan 16, 2015 3:28 PM
    FaithBridge is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s MLK Essay Contest is from Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake District 47. This year’s topic: “How do you bring about peace in the midst of challenge and controversy?” Based on this quote: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.

     
  • Mueller Financial Services honored with Five Diamond Eagle Firm Award Jan 16, 2015 3:37 PM
    Mueller Financial Services, Inc., headquartered in Elgin, was recognized for its outstanding achievements at 1st Global’s recent annual national conference held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

     
  • Free tax prep program opens in Elgin Jan. 21 Jan 20, 2015 6:04 PM
    Families struggling just to make ends meet shouldn’t have to pay to get their tax refund, and, in Illinois, they don’t — thanks to a partnership with the Center for Economic Progress, United Way of Elgin, the Grand Victoria Foundation, and Gail Borden Public Library. This tax season, the center will again make filing taxes easier by bringing its free tax preparation service to the Elgin community.

     
  • Choral-Aires Chorus Hosts Guest Night Jan 16, 2015 5:22 PM
    Sing those Winter Blues Away! Visit the Choral-Aires Chorus on Monday, January 26 at 7pm when we host a Guest Night for anyone interested in learning more about the chorus. We’re a vibrant group of more than 100 women who love to sing a cappella harmony, love making new friends and love to have fun. We perform at community events, ballgames, parties and in competitions. We’re the current Regional champs and will compete for the title of Sweet Adelines International Champion in Las Vegas this fall. There are days when it seems winter will never end. Although this winter has certainly been kinder than the last, spring sometimes feels very far away. Hard to even imagine, some days. No matter how gray the day, an evening of singing with some of your favorite people is a great way to put the sunshine back into your life. You don’t have to be a professional musician, you don’t even have to read music. You just have to love music and be willing to learn from our amazing directors and coaches. Stop by our Guest Night. We meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church Recreation Center in Elmhurst, at the corner of Kenilworth Ave. and St. Charles Road. We’d love to see you and help you make the the dark days of winter a whole lot brighter! Visit our website, www.choral-aires.com to learn more about us.

     
  • Judson choir starts January tour Jan 15, 2015 1:35 PM
    The Judson University Choir is embarking on its first January tour in quite some time, and choir director Warren J. Anderson of the Center for Worship in the Performing Arts is pleased to be doing so.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • 4 years in prison for St. Charles man nabbed in ecstasy bust Jan 15, 2015 3:07 PM
    A 20-year-old St. Charles man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to dealing ecstasy after a 2014 undercover bust in Elgin. Jacob M. Laurance had been held at the Kane County jail since his arrest last summer; his girlfriend, Alexandra R. Wojcik, 18, of South Elgin, got four years of probation and 180 days in jail after pleading guilty last fall.

     
  • Moeller duo to perform at St. Charles library Jan. 25 Jan 15, 2015 6:50 PM
    The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will host classical guitarist Paul Moeller and cellist Kerena Moeller at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. The award-winning duo has performed throughout the United States, England and Italy and currently resides in St. Charles.

     
  • Elgin City Council divided on ride-sharing rules Jan 15, 2015 4:23 PM
    Elgin city council members were reluctant to regulate the ride-share industry more strictly than pending state law during a discussion Wednesday. The proposed changes in Elgin include requiring ride-share drivers to carry commercial insurance, go through yearly vehicle safety inspections and go through a background check, all regulations imposed on the taxi industry.

     
  • 1 tossed off ballot, 6 still running for Borden library board Jan 15, 2015 6:36 PM
    Bonifacio Mondragon was tossed off the Gail Borden Public Library election ballot while Tiffany Henderson withdrew from the race, leaving six people running for four seats in the April election. A Kane County electoral board on Thursday ruled on the objections filed by candidate Randy Hopp of Elgin, a former trustee once banned from the library.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre auditorium to be dedicated in honor of Harold Ramis Jan 15, 2015 6:17 PM
    An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of writer/director Harold Ramis at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, immediately prior to the showing of “Groundhog Day.” The 1993 film, which was directed by Ramis, will be shown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1.

     
  • Elgin boy killed in accident remembered as outgoing Jan 15, 2015 6:38 PM
    An Elgin boy who died after being hit by a car was remembered as a gregarious, fun child. Gerardo Simental was hit at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday by a vehicle traveling east on Route 20 near McLean Boulevard, Elgin police said. “He was a child that always made everybody laugh. He was outgoing,” family friend Dahlia Ramos-Robles said.

     
  • Boy Scout Troop 32 hosts 14th annual Pasta Dinner Jan 14, 2015 7:18 PM
    Treat a friend or your whole family to dinner on Saturday, Feb. 7. It is Boy Scout Troop 32’s 14th annual Pasta Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Community Ministry Center in West Dundee. The Boy Scouts will serve you a choice of pasta with or without meat sauce, lettuce salad, garlic bread, pop, coffee or water, as well as homemade dessert, such as cakes, cookies and more. A carryout option is also available.

     
  • Enjoy ‘Winter Blues Bash” at the Hemmens Jan 14, 2015 3:10 PM
    Enjoy an evening of blues with the “Winter Blues Bash” on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Hemmens in downtown Elgin. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Net proceeds to benefit music programming at Elgin Area School District U-46 Education Foundation, Windy City Blues Society, Crossroads Blues Society and the Grafton Blues Association.

     
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