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  • Reform tax code to benefit middle class Aug 15, 2014 3:55 PM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The stampede of corporations threatening to set up headquarters in another country and using “tax inversions” to do this is just another scam on the American taxpayer! Walgreen is the latest to consider this. Not only are they “playing” the politicians, but they already get all kinds of tax loopholes, tax incentives and they keep workers' salaries low so they can hoard their profits offshore.

  • Marine vet's hard work pays off with new home in Elgin Aug 13, 2014 8:26 AM
    Roberto Cintora and his twin 10-year-old sons on Sunday became the latest family move into a new home Sunday after teaming with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. Cintora, a Marine Corps veteran and Elgin native, said the process of helping to build the home in the community where he was raised was “an unforgettable and wonderful experience.”

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 10, 2014 5:50 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features photos of parades, festivals, mud races and corvettes

  • Elgin’s idea for police/fire board may be a first in Illinois Aug 9, 2014 6:30 AM
    If the city of Elgin moves forward with changing the makeup of its board of fire and police commissioners, it would likely be an unprecedented move, experts say. “I’m not saying this is going to be wrong. I’m saying it’s certainly going to be different — and there’s reasons why they had the old way in place," attorney John Broihier said.

  • Saturday Soapbox Aug 9, 2014 1:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on items from around the suburbs ranging from a Wheaton reporter's influence in the Watergate affair to food donations in Elgin. Some opinions require lots of words and elaboration. Some don't. This is Saturday Soapbox, briefly stated commentary from the Daily Herald's editors.

  • Elgin police form fundraiser to help ex-sergeant stricken by stroke Aug 16, 2014 12:59 AM
    It was all about that slow, heartbreakingly poignant caress. That’s the exact moment Dawn Linder knew her faith in her husband Tom’s recovery wouldn’t waver after he suffered a major stroke in May 2012. The police department has organized a fundraiser Aug. 28 to help with the former sergeant's medical bills. “Tom was so active and did so much for so many people,” Chief Jeff Swoboda said.

  • Side Street Studio Arts welcomes photography club Aug 8, 2014 1:49 PM
    On Thursday, Aug. 14, Elgin 360 Photography Club presents "Epic Event Photography" with Keith French at their new home, Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, downtown Elgin.

  • Man reported missing in Elgin Aug 8, 2014 5:17 PM
    The Elgin Police Department is asking for help in locating a man who went missing earlier today. Terrence Ivery, 25, was last seen at about noon at his residence in the 600 block of Packard Drive in Elgin.

  • Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club receives $2,500 charitable gift Aug 11, 2014 8:40 AM
    Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club received a $2,500 gift from PetSmart on July 23. This presentation took place during a PetSmart company meeting as part of their "PetSmart Gives Back" initiative.

  • New law means you can keep your license after violation Aug 8, 2014 5:17 AM
    A small consolation is coming for lead-footed drivers caught speeding. Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign a new law soon that will let people who get pulled over for minor traffic violations keep their driver's licenses. “This is going to let them get on with their lives,” said state Sen. Mike Noland, an Elgin Democrat and author of the so-called “sign and go” law.

  • Jewish school kids care about critters Aug 8, 2014 7:21 PM
    Fox Valley Jewish School’s yearlong commitment to the animals at Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn has benefitted children and animals, alike.

  • Bennigan’s remodeling initiative produces results Aug 13, 2014 4:13 PM
    Following its 2011 renovation, the Bennigan’s in Elgin has seen much success, in both revenues and popularity. Today, the restaurant is still boasting its sleek, contemporary look, which features a large, welcoming bar area, several flat-screen televisions, upgraded booths, a large VIP seating area and outdoor patio.

  • Sleepy Hollow corn roast will benefit Special Olympics Aug 7, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Northern Fox Valley has a chance to give the Special Olympics Illinois a financial shot in the arm by attending the annual corn roast at Randy’s Vegetable Stand in Sleepy Hollow on Sunday, Aug. 10.

  • Upcoming indie horror will be filmed in Elgin Aug 7, 2014 3:41 PM
    "Haeger's Pass," a horror film following four friends as they are terrorized on a camping trip, will be primarily filmed in Elgin. This film follows four friends as they embark on a weekend camping trip. On the way to the site, Blaine reveals that he shares an eerie past within the area they're planning to set up camp.

  • Barrington United Methodist Church Rummage Sale Oct. 3-4 Aug 7, 2014 7:10 AM
    The Rummage Sale at Barrington United Methodist Church, southeast corner of Rt. 59 and Rt. 62 (Algonquin Rd.), is celebrating its 81st year! Come to find a bit of everything: clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, lamps, small appliances, electronics, tools, sporting goods, toys, linens, household items, books, CD's, DVD's, videos, computer hardware and software, holiday items, crafts, and fabrics. A separate room--the French Room--is filled with antiques, collectibles, china, fine quality clothing, and jewelry. Furniture and sporting goods fill a tent. The sale begins at 9:00 am on Friday October 3 and ends at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, October 4, the sale begins at 9:00 am and ends at noon. Saturday is a bag sale: buy a plastic bag and fill it for just $5.00 in selected departments. The French Room will be half price on Saturday.

  • SOS Presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Barrington High School Aug 7, 2014 7:21 AM
    "Be Our Guest to An Enchanting Tale as Old as Time", as Schaumburg On Stage presents the award-winning musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 7, 2014 4:45 PM
    Shadontre Q. Smith, 21, of Elgin, was charged Thursday with criminal damage to government property, resisting or obstructing a police officer and obstructing identification, according to court records. He is accused of damaging an Elgin Police Department squad car. After causing the damage, which was less than $500, he ran from a police officer. Smith then gave false names to the officers once they detained him.

  • Fair view of church, gay marriage Aug 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Thank you for finally (in my opinion) expressing a balanced view on church (Catholic Church) and gay marriage.

  • Barrington Hills teen gets 90 days for fatal DUI crash Aug 8, 2014 11:16 AM
    A Cook County judge on Thursday sentenced a Barrington Hills teen to 90 days in Cook County jail and three years' probation for the 2013 head-on crash that killed a 61-year-old Elgin man and seriously injured the man's fiancee. In sentencing Karsten James Eilertsen, Judge Thomas Fecarotta said he was giving him “a taste” of what awaits him if he violates his probation.

  • Police seek public’s help finding Elgin man Aug 7, 2014 9:58 PM
    Police are looking for a missing Elgin man who hasn’t been heard from since Tuesday. Elgin police asked for the public’s help Thursday night in finding 22-year-old John Cotton Jr., who has been missing since 8 a.m. Tuesday from his home in the 1400 block of Knotty Pine Drive.

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