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  • Love animals? Become a volunteer at shelter Dec 26, 2014 12:43 PM
    The Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S. LaFox in South Elgin, welcomes volunteers interested in joining the foster program. Each spring, summer and fall, the shelter is inundated with kittens. During “kitty season,” the shelter needs foster homes to care for these tiny feline babies until they are ready for adoption, usually about two weeks. During “kitty season”, they may receive more than a litter of kittens each day so they need lots of fosters.

  • Hear “Stories from the Elgin National Watch Factory” Jan. 18 Dec 26, 2014 7:35 AM
    Hear “Stories from the Elgin National Watch Factory” Jan. 18

  • VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 26, 2014 12:14 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment. 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.

  • Elgin sued over planned medical marijuana site Dec 26, 2014 8:28 PM
    A group of Elgin business owners has sued the city over its approval of a medical marijuana dispensary in the Fox Bluff Corporate Center. “We strongly feel that they city both ignored, and then attempted to change, its rules to try to fit this in, and completely ignored the fact that the surrounding businesses had objections or concerns,” attorney Charles Muscarello said. “It is up to the courts to try to determine what the appropriate location (for a dispensary) is at this point.”

  • Master Gardener presents tools and tips for BodySmart Gardening Dec 26, 2014 7:29 PM
    This winter, join University of Illinois Extension to become a “BodySmart” Gardener, and find out how you can prevent aches and strains and make gardening more enjoyable. Presented by award-winning DuPage County Master Gardener Jan Hanson, the “BodySmart Gardening” workshop will focus on techniques to prevent injury while working in the yard.

  • Elgin Theatre Company to present “Leading Ladies” Dec 26, 2014 8:02 PM
    The Elgin Theatre Company will present “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, on Jan. 9-25, at Kimball Street Theater in Elgin. The play, directed by Madeline Franklin, will explore how far would you go for three million dollars.

  • A look back at those we lost this year in Fox Valley this year Dec 26, 2014 10:16 AM
    A look back at some of the notable deaths of 2014 in the Fox Valley.

  • Nominate directors for Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Dec 26, 2014 8:14 PM
    Nominations are now being accepted for the two-year term of the office of director of the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District. To be considered for nomination as a candidate for the office of director, nominees must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the district.

  • Elgin firefighter — ahem, Santa — surprises kids at Advocate Sherman Dec 25, 2014 6:50 PM
    Elgin firefighters make it a tradition each year to play Santa to any children who happen to be in Advocate Sherman Hospital over the holiday. But Santa makes an unusual entrance -- on the ladder of a fire truck. “The thing that we never know until Christmas morning is how many kids, or if there are even going to be any kids,” Assistant Fire Chief Tim Maroder said. “We always say if we don’t do this, it’s a good thing."

  • Believe Project: $100 to help friend/coworker with big medical bills Dec 24, 2014 7:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Judy Walton of Elgin, who wants to help a friend and coworker face a mountain of medical bills.

  • Gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    You could say it’s crunch time. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve got your work cut out for you if haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. But you don’t need to panic. There still are plenty of items to buy, and plenty of hours to shop.

  • Last-minute suburban shoppers finding it’s a breeze Dec 24, 2014 2:37 PM
    Last-minute shoppers are finding it easy to navigate the malls on Christmas Eve.

  • ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ raises funds for Aurora, Elgin homeless outreach Dec 23, 2014 1:13 PM
    Sign up now for the ninth annual Wayside Cross Ministries fundraiser, “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” benefiting Lifespring and Urban Youth Ministries in Aurora and Elgin Wayside Center in Elgin.

  • Elgin Tower Building plan moves forward, Gasthaus owner objects Dec 23, 2014 6:08 PM
    A plan to redevelop the iconic Elgin Tower Building is moving forward despite objections from a nearby business owner. “I think people are making an assumption that we don’t want the Tower Building,” said attorney Charles Muscarello, who represents his father Marco Muscarello. “The reason we were objecting, which seems to be a common theme, is that the city of Elgin doesn’t follow its own rules.”

  • Three out of 37 candidates on Elgin police hiring list from Puerto Rico Dec 23, 2014 6:28 PM
    A trip to Puerto Rico to recruit police officers for the city of Elgin yielded only three qualified applicants. Only 2 percent of candidates from Puerto Rico made the hiring list, compared to 17 percent of others. A language barrier was the main issue among candidates from Puerto Rico. “Everybody spoke English, but some of the candidates, their English wasn’t perfect,” Elgin Police Deputy Chief Bill Wolf said.

  • He carves Dala horses; his daughter paints them Dec 23, 2014 6:01 AM
    He does the carving, and she does the painting. That's how Swedish Dala horses are created by father-daughter team Jason and Julia Lekander of Batavia. The horses are popular in Scandinavian decor, particularly around the holidays.

  • Judson kicks off new year with visiting artist lecture Dec 23, 2014 12:57 PM
    As part of Judson University’s School of Art, Design, and Architecture Spring Lecture and Exhibition Series. visual artist Sergio Gomez will present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in Herrick Chapel. A reception in the Draewell Gallery at Harm A. Weber Academic Center will follow at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 22, 2014 2:13 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of people wrapping gifts for donation, and people receiving donated gifts, Santa Claus meeting with kids young and old, and rooms full of poinsettas.

  • Girl Scout Troop 383 donates paintings to Cancer Care Center Dec 22, 2014 3:45 PM
    Members of Girl Scout Troop 383 from South Elgin visited the Cancer Care Center at Advocate Sherman Hospital on Dec. 21 to donate artwork they created.

  • Central High students named State Scholars Dec 22, 2014 2:47 PM
    Central High School students were recently named to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s 2015-2016 State Scholars List for outstanding academic achievement.

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