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  • Bruce Rauner is no Ted Kennedy Oct 30, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: In the last debate, Bruce Rauner compared himself to Ted Kennedy to defend his wealth. I couldn’t believe my ears!

  • Fine Line show features holiday gifts by top artists Oct 30, 2014 5:35 PM
    Mark your calendar for Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale, Dec. 5-13. This annual juried event in St. Charles showcases the best of our members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.

  • Residents: Dangerous Route 58 intersection in Elgin needs traffic light Oct 30, 2014 8:19 AM
    Those who live and work near Shady Oaks Drive and Route 58 in Elgin say it's a dangerous intersection that likely needs a traffic light, and data shows accidents there have increased steadily since 2012. Victor Pierce, president of the Lofts homeowners' association north of Route 58 and east of Shady Oaks, said in the seven years he's lived there he's gone outside to help accident victims several times.

  • Artist reception Nov. 1 for “Famous Poses Through the Lens” Oct 29, 2014 10:46 AM
    This week, Next Door Theater at Side Street Studio Arts presents “Famous Poses Through the Lens,” an exhibition featuring an archive of the imitating Renaissance imagery from different semesters. The artist reception for “Famous Poses Through the Lens” will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and feature live music performances.

  • Vero Voce Young Performers Series presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Oct 29, 2014 9:00 PM
    Vero Voce Theater in St. Charles will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as its Halloween special Young Performers production, with direction by David Rodriguez. Performances are at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 1-9.

  • Elgin 18-year-old charged with murder Oct 29, 2014 4:50 PM
    William Donald, 18, of Elgin, was being held on $5 million bond in Kane County jail after being charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder. The victim, 21-year-old Anthony Nunez of Elgin, died from his injuries Wednesday at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, where he had been taken following the stabbing late Monday afternoon in the 1800 block of Natchez Trace.

  • “Get Your Rear in Gear-Elgin” helps fund colon cancer screenings, education Oct 29, 2014 4:05 PM
    The Colon Cancer Coalition recently awarded the Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital with $25,000 from funds raised during the “Get Your Rear in Gear — Elgin” race held in August.

  • No injuries reported in Elgin trash bin fire Oct 29, 2014 5:25 PM
    No injuries were reported from a fire that affected Challenger Lighting in the 2400 block of Alft Lane in Elgin, authorities said. Firefighters from the Elgin Fire Department were called to a business at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a large trash bin on fire, authorities said. Authorities said the trash bin and dock doors of a neighboring building were on fire when arriving at the scene.

  • Attorney concerned with safety of woman who slashed daughter’s throat Oct 30, 2014 1:16 PM
    Attorneys for a woman who slashed her 4-year-old daughter’s throat in 2010 in Bloomingdale say the woman is now lucid and being mistreated at the secure mental health facility where she is committed.

  • Kane County launches, plans to expand peer jury program Oct 29, 2014 11:41 PM
    Kane County has launched a Peer Jury Program, through which students who commit first-time non-violent offenses are assigned a punishment by other students instead of going before a juvenile court judge. "Coming from a teenager their own age, it really makes an impact on them. That's the point," said a prosecutor involved in the program Peer juries began in Chicago in 1995 and are currently offered in Elgin, Aurora and Dundee Township.

  • Elgin man sentenced to 10 years in prison after attack, resisting arrest Oct 29, 2014 9:25 PM
    An Elgin man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for multiple offenses he committed during an April 2013 domestic attack. On April 18, 2013, Patrick A. Carter, 45, of the 1900 block of Matthew Court in Elgin, attacked the mother of three of his children and her acquaintance as she was returning home.

  • Don’t be fooled by Rauner props, tricks Oct 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    When I was in high school and college I had a lot of fun participating in school plays, so you understand concepts like costume and props. As the years have gone by I have become accustomed to seeing politicians employ these concepts too, but I have never seen a campaign that has used them more than Bruce Rauner’s

  • Have a safe and spooky Halloween with safety tips from Illinois Poison Center Oct 28, 2014 5:59 PM
    With children across Illinois set to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, the Illinois Poison Center is urging parents and guardians to be cautious about Halloween products like dry ice and cosmetics that could prove dangerous if used improperly.

  • Two weeks after historic Chicago stunt, Nik Wallena comes to St. Charles  Oct 28, 2014 9:06 PM
    World-renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda will join Christ Community Church weekend services on Nov. 15-16, just two weeks after tightrope walking 50 stories above Chicago. A seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas family, Wallenda holds eight Guinness World Records for various acrobatic feats, including tightrope walking over Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. Like those feats, the walk over the Chicago River will be broadcast live; The Discovery Channel will air Skyscraper Live in more than 200 countries on Nov. 2.

  • Get tickets now for Literacy Connection’s 30th anniversary celebration Oct 28, 2014 8:30 PM
    The Literacy Connection is hosting its 30th anniversary celebration and fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. The agency provides free literacy tutoring to adults in our community, and the tutor training teaches volunteers to help their neighbors learn to read, write, speak and understand English better. RSVP or make a gift by Oct. 29.

  • ‘Skulloween 3’ fundraiser to aid Elgin Public Museum Oct 28, 2014 11:51 AM
    The former Spacetaste Gallery and the historic Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology together will celebrate the spirit of Halloween and the Mexican Holiday of Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead – with the "Skulloween 3" fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

  • Sedgebrook Residents Pumping Iron Oct 28, 2014 3:32 PM
    The Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be among the most challenging athletic events in the world. Sedgebrook introduced a modified, but still impressive version of the Ironman/Ironwoman this summer, with approximately 40 residents signing on.

  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 28, 2014 5:05 PM
    Austin D. Broome, 20, of Elgin, was charged Tuesday with criminal damage to property, court records show. Witnesses said Broome broke the rear windows of a car parked in the 400 block of Lawrence Avenue, a police report stated.

  • Join in “Harvest Game” with Elgin Woman’s Club Oct 28, 2014 5:51 PM
    The Elgin Woman’s Club will hold its next monthly meeting and program on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett. The business meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The chairwoman for the program is Cheryl Lee, Conservation Department, assisted by members of the club. The program will feature a “Harvest Game” event.

  • State commission denies Elgin charter group's appeal Oct 29, 2014 11:02 AM
    In a unanimous vote Tuesday, a state commission denied the Elgin Charter School Initiative's appeal of its charter application, upholding an earlier rejection by the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board.

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