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  • Side Street Studio Arts celebrates artist-members with week of visual, performing art Dec 12, 2014 7:17 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in downtown Elgin, will spend Dec. 16-21 celebrating its artist-members. The week will feature live theater and dance performances by Valerie Meachum and Liliana Reyes and a visual art exhibition featuring the work of Jane Erlandson, Doug Hanson, Jim Lloyd, and Side Street’s Assistant Director Roberto Martinez all in Next Door Theater.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
  • U-46 high school students named Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:16 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is pleased to announce 249 high school students were named 2015-2016 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

     
  • GreenRoom Improv signs on for extended stay at Hemmens Dec 12, 2014 11:39 PM
    GreenRoom Improv has extended its stay as resident improv group at The Hemmens Cultural Center through December 2015! For over 14 years GreenRoom has been performing their unique, family-friendly improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike and they will continue to hold the popular First Fridays Improv each month at the Hemmens’ lower level 200-seat Cabaret Theater in the Round.

     
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital earns recognition from Joint Commission Dec 12, 2014 11:33 PM
    Presence St. Joseph Hospital has once again been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for specific conditions.

     
  • Zonta Club presents “Amelia Earhart,” a first person portrayal Dec 13, 2014 12:08 AM
    Get to know Amelia Earhart on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the St. Charles Township offices at 1725 Dean St. in St. Charles. The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia proudly presents "Amelia Earhart," a first-person portrayal by Leslie Goddard.

     
  • Highpoint Park Name Change Proposed Dec 15, 2014 3:53 PM
    At the November 25 Park Board meeting of the Hoffman Estates Park District (HEPD), a proposal was made to rename Highpoint Park in honor of Joseph L. Fabbrini.

     
  • Westminster Christian School announces Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:00 PM
    Westminster Christian School Principal Carolyn Palmer is pleased to announce that Angela Bavaro from the graduating class of 2015 has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar. Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state.

     
  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers Dec. 15 Dec 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    Two six-year terms for the office of trustee at Elgin Community College District 509 will be elected at the Consolidated Election held April 7, 2015. Prospective candidates can begin filing nominating papers on Dec. 15.

     
  • Annual Dundee Lions basketball tournament starts Saturday Dec 11, 2014 9:48 PM
    The annual Dundee Lions Boys Middle School Basketball Tournament starts this Saturday, Dec. 13, at Westfield Community School in Algonquin. Two games will be played throughout the morning starting at 8 a.m. and the second game at 9:15 a.m.

     
  • Sing and celebrate at church’s Christmas event Dec 11, 2014 12:59 PM
    First Congregational Church in Elgin invites the community to the seventh annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Think you can’t sing? The instrumentalists, including, guitar, piano, banjo, bass, drums and more will take the lead and the whole audience of carolers surrounding you will make you feel like an opera star.

     
  • Soup Kettle chef cooks up good will at Elgin church Dec 10, 2014 1:10 PM
    "I've always enjoyed cooking," said Carl Flaks of Elgin, a longtime volunteer at First Congregational Church of Elgin's Soup Kettle. Flaks, a retired teacher, said the hours he puts into organizing and cooking for the weekly meal are his way of giving back to the community he loves.

     
  • Accused former Gavin teacher pleads not guilty Dec 10, 2014 7:41 PM
    The last of three former Gavin Elementary District 37 teachers accused of not reporting suspected student sex abuse involving a colleague pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Wednesday. John Keehan, 40, of Elgin, is charged with one count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

     
  • State getting its due on pension debacle Dec 9, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Three strikes — you’re out! That is what the courts are telling the legislative and executive branches of our state government. If the Illinois Supreme Court decides to hear the case, Strike 3 should be on the way.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 9, 2014 4:20 PM
    Bonnie M. Muir, 35, of Streamwood, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, transportation of open alcohol and failure to signal after a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Friday at Ketchum and Allen roads near Hampshire, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Mueller names director of entertainment, media and sports group Dec 9, 2014 6:01 PM
    Mueller, a CPA and management consulting firm, recently announced that accomplished entertainment and sports industry lawyer Brenda J. (Robinson) Casanave has been named director of the firm’s newly formed Entertainment, Media and Sports Group. Casanave will be based out of Mueller’s Elgin and Chicago office as she advises clients across the country.

     
  • Inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration set for Dec. 20 Dec 9, 2014 10:30 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.

     
  • VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 9, 2014 2:28 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin hosts successful toy drive Dec 9, 2014 11:52 AM
    Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, in conjunction with the Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, hosted it annual Toys For Tots drive on Dec. 6. Late donations, which are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. 13

     
  • Sign up for Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k Dec 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Registration is now open for The Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k on April 26 at McHenry County College. Sign up now for a special rate through Dec. 31.

     
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