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  • 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.

     
  • CIA torture needed, none of our business Dec 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The CIA detainees’ torture report should never have been released. These Islamic religious zealots are at war with America and the western peoples and they want us dead. After 9/11 with thousands of innocent people dead, we had to get information from the combatants we captured to be able to annihilate the enemy.

     
  • Gather around the campfire to mark winter solstice Dec 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Winter Solstice Campfire at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun. The program will include stories from different cultures, emphasizing the interplay of cultural, astronomical, and ecological events on this pivotal day.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties Dec 17, 2014 8:10 PM
    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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 17, 2014 2:35 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.

     
  • Two Elgin 18-year-olds charged in armed violence Dec 17, 2014 7:23 PM
    Two Elgin men have been charged with armed violence and other crimes after another 19-year-old man was struck in the face by a bottle.

     
  • 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."

     
  • 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.”

     
  • Jewish school students make lunches for Lazarus House guests Dec 15, 2014 1:58 PM
    Fox Valley Jewish School students are learning about community service by helping Lazarus House, a shelter for people in need in St. Charles. Recently, the students made sack lunches for Lazarus House guests.

     
  • VNA Health offers free help for marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 15, 2014 1:39 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment sessions throughout the Fox Valley. VNA Health Care’s certified navigators can answer questions about who is eligible for the expanded Medicaid program, what is offered and how to get coverage on the Illinois Marketplace, and other benefits available. There is no charge for their assistance.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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