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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of a blind skydiver, toilet bowl races in the street, and a kid-produced movie featuring a robot.

  • Elgin police face real-life drama on new simulator Aug 31, 2014 7:09 AM
    A police officer responds to a robbery call and encounters a man who refuses to show his hands when asked. Suddenly, the man points an object at the officer. But it's merely a stapler. That’s among almost 400 different training scenarios available through a new simulator purchased by the Elgin Police Department. “These are decisions that need to be made in a split second,” Deputy Chief Bill Wolf said. “And they are life and death decisions.”

  • From working dog to family pet: Police dogs in retirement Aug 31, 2014 6:36 AM
    What happens when police dogs can't work anymore? If they are like Shane, a Gurnee officer who retired in June, they live out their lives as family pets with their former human partners. "He wants to go to work, but he knows it's time," Phil Mazur said of the nearly 10-year-old German shepherd.

  • Saturday Soapbox: Talking politics, chickens, baseball and more Aug 30, 2014 1:01 AM
    This week's topics include the coming elections, chickens in Elgin, a memorial in Lombard, library cuts in Sugar Grove, great baseball in Schaumburg and Kane County and the new movie based on our late columnist Bill Granger's "Novermber Man" spy novel.

  • East Dundee bridal shop debuts new reality TV show Aug 29, 2014 10:46 AM
    Complete Bridal of East Dundee has a new reality show "Best in Bridal". A sneak peek is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. CST on FYI Network, produced by Half Yard Productions.

  • Crisis Line of Fox Valley needs help Aug 29, 2014 10:29 AM
    Economic strife has produced increased feelings of anxiety and depression. This has led to an increased need for Crisis Line services. The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley offers free, supportive counseling and referrals to community resources. They are looking for empathic individuals with good communication skills to participate in the 10-week Crisis Line training program.

  • Free screenings offered at Renz Center through September in Elgin Aug 29, 2014 10:08 AM
    September marks National Recovery Month, a time where people throughout the country pay tribute to individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are now living drug-free. This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out," supports the benefits of prevention and treatment for substance use disorders in the community, celebrates people in recovery, praises the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.

  • New Coaster Challenge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois Aug 29, 2014 11:06 PM
    Special Olympics Illinois is proud to introduce a brand new fundraising initiative taking place on Sept. 28 at Six Flags Great America called The 2014 Coaster Challenge. Participants simply register, fundraise and ride the distance of a 5K, 10K or marathon (26.2 miles) on Six Flags Great America's world-class roller coasters.

  • Elgin resident arrested after apartment fire Aug 30, 2014 12:07 AM
    An Elgin resident was arrested Friday night for starting a fire in his apartment at 85 S. Crystal Ave., according to a fire department news release. The fire, which started in a bedroom, was out within minutes. Fire investigators determined the tenant had started the blaze, according to the news release, and the tenant was arrested.

  • Program will be fully funded until RTA study ready Aug 29, 2014 4:28 PM
    Seniors and the disabled in Elgin can use the Ride in Kane program for social activities for the rest of the year and likely until mid-2015, until an RTA study about its rising costs is ready.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 29, 2014 6:51 PM
    Lloyd Atkins Jr., 46, of Schaumburg, was charged Wednesday with possession of cannabis and possession of a controlled substance, according to an Elgin police report. Police were called by Grand Victoria Casino staff members who found a clear small bag containing white rocks and determined it fell out of Atkins’ pocket after reviewing security video.

  • Kids learn about wind turbine technology Aug 28, 2014 2:26 PM
    Siemens hosted a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin Tuesday, and about 25 kids put together wind turbines. The goal is to pique their interest in science.

  • First Congregational Church asks “How do I believe?” Aug 28, 2014 5:17 PM
    In today's changing religious climate, First Congregational Church of Elgin tries to deal with questions people are really asking.

  • U.S. Congressional Candidate Dennis Anderson holds 12 town halls in 12 weeks Aug 28, 2014 4:09 PM
    Dennis Anderson, Democratic Candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, has recently completed 12 town halls in as many weeks.

  • Literacy Connection needs more volunteers to reduce waiting list Aug 28, 2014 8:37 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Unfortunately, almost 150 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them.

  • 2 years prison for man who bilked Aurora, Elgin casinos out of $50,000 Aug 28, 2014 5:33 PM
    A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to bilking area casinos out of more than $50,000 in March 2013 by purchasing comp checks using bank information from Canadian bank customers and later cashing the checks. Xueliang Li, 59, was sentenced to two years in prison; Li and another man also did prison time for similar offenses at casinos in Indiana. Li's co-defendant died of an illness while his case was pending.

  • Music and stories highlight Fox Valley Folk Festival Aug 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    Geneva will come alive with story and song this weekend, when the 38th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival takes place at Island Park.

  • ECC recognized for 100% pass rate on Certified Surgical Technologist exam Aug 29, 2014 3:04 PM
    Elgin Community College received the annual merit award for the second year in a row from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

  • Albright Theatre to hold auditions for “The Memory of Water” Aug 29, 2014 3:26 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for "The Memory of Water" by Shelagh Stephenson at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, and Monday, Sept. 8, on the third floor of the Batavia Government Center.

  • Family wants answers in Carpentersville man’s death Aug 29, 2014 5:03 AM
    The family of a Carpentersville man who died unexpectedly after a routine police traffic stop is demanding authorities provide an explanation of his death. Joshua Paul, 31, died Aug. 18 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was taken after being stopped by two Carpentersville police officers for suspected traffic violations. “At this point, the family wants to know what happened,” said Brian Perkins, a St. Charles attorney representing Paul’s family. “Clearly something went wrong."

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