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  • Get tickets for U.S. debut of Iraqi youth orchestra with EYSO Jul 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The internationally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of Iraq caps three weeks of intensive study in the U.S. with two collaborative concerts with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in August.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 28, 2014 2:50 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a 7-year-old cop-for-a-day, a high school actress who beat a brain tumor to retake the stage, and several photos from the Lake County Fair and the Dupage County Fair.

  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

  • 2043 can’t come quickly enough Jul 28, 2014 12:56 PM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: After hearing U.S. Attorney General speak the other day I thought to myself — the year 2043 can’t come fast enough. He spoke of how many of the people who oppose himself and the president — do so because of the color of their skin.

  • Judge: Elgin Mental health escapee to get fitness test Jul 28, 2014 10:06 PM
    A judge Monday ordered a man who authorities say escaped custody of the Elgin Mental Health Center and led police on an eight-hour manhunt earlier this month to undergo a fitness test next week.

  • Businesses’ merger threats are ludicrous Jul 27, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: American corporations, which as a result of decisions by activist, right-wing Supreme Court justices, have been granted rights that the Founding Fathers intended to protect individuals not companies, are now emboldened to blackmail the taxpayer by threatening to engage in a scheme to merge with overseas companies in order to evade U.S. taxes.

  • Saturday soapbox Jul 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors express a variety of thoughts about issues in the suburbs, including a community meeting on a Bloomingdale park, the shadow of Chicago in Cooperstown and a decline in lobbying in Cook County.

  • Free Big Band Concert at Elgin’s Art & Soul Festival Aug. 3 Jul 25, 2014 7:37 AM
    For a third year in a row, the 17-piece Jazz Consortium Big Band will be featured Sunday, August 3, noon-1 p.m., during the "Art & Soul on the Fox" weekend festival in downtown Elgin. The outdoor concert is at DuPage Court, 43 DuPage Ct., Elgin, and is free to the public.

  • Elgin will be looking for new operators for BMX track Jul 25, 2014 6:47 PM
    Elgin’s BMX track closed abruptly after their operators had their sanctioning agreement revoked by the national governing body. Jim Barton said he found out Thursday that USA BMX made the move, which caught him and his wife Jenna off-guard.“They kept telling us, we’re not going to pull your sanction,” he said. “Next thing you know, they did.”

  • Elgin man faces 6 years in prison for domestic attack Jul 25, 2014 8:42 PM
    Elgin man faces prison for domestic attack

  • Elgin police finalist for international award Jul 25, 2014 5:47 PM
    The Elgin Police Department was selected among eight finalists for an international award because of its success in reducing motor vehicle burglaries throughout the city. More than 100 law enforcement agencies submitted applications for the IACP/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation given by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

  • Elgin may ease residency requirements Jul 27, 2014 12:12 AM
    Some upper-level Elgin officials would no longer be required to live within city limits if a new proposal is OK’d by the city council. A city committee this week voted 7-2 to abolish residency requirements for certain positions that have a technical focus, such as corporation counsel. “It’s hard to find good people,” Councilman Toby Shaw said. “You need every advantage you can get to get the best people. This is a compromise. I think we need to be flexible to go and find the best people we can to serve Elgin.”

  • Attorney general talks scams at Elgin roundtable Jul 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her staff discussed how to identify and avoid major consumer scams, including identity theft and home repair fraud, as well as schemes that target seniors, during a roundtable held Wednesday in the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin.

  • Elgin rushes to buy road salt Jul 24, 2014 4:44 PM
    With prices climbing and competition for supplies likely to be keen, the city of Elgin swiftly approved spending nearly $1 million to buy about 10,000 tons of road salt for next winter.“This has been a true emergency, and in this case we want to make sure we’re beating our partners to the salt supply line,” City Manager Sean Stegall said.

  • Elgin looks at legalizing small scooters Jul 24, 2014 12:09 PM
    Registered scooters with small motors will soon be legal to drive in Elgin. The city council’s committee of the whole approved Wednesday moving forward with an ordinance that would legalize scooters smaller than 150 cc, as long as they are titled and registered with the state. That would align Elgin’s ordinance with state law.

  • Elgin agrees to lower rent as casino talks of adding entertainment venue Jul 24, 2014 7:27 PM
    After grilling Grand Victoria Casino representatives on their long-term plans, Elgin City Council members agreed to lower the casino’s rent. “It’s been 20 years and our (current) agreement doesn’t reflect the conditions of the market today," casino General Manager Jim Thomason said. The casino is considering adding a hotel and an entertainment venue in Festival Park.

  • The case for driverless cars Jul 27, 2014 10:18 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: When I read the Daily Herald article on driverless cars on April 29, I had to think about that one for a while. In case nobody has noticed, we have had driverless cars on the streets for several years now.

  • Elgin charter school group to appeal U-46 rejection Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM
    The group proposing an Elgin charter school says it will appeal Elgin Area School District U-46's decision to deny its charter application with the state. “We're going to be working with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools and an attorney,” said Kerry Kelly, vice president of the Elgin Charter School Initiative. “The INCS thinks we have a strong chance on appeal. We've looked at some case law. I think we have a very strong case.”

  • Elgin assisted-living facilities break ground Jul 23, 2014 5:15 AM
    Two new nursing and rehab facilities are being built in Elgin and are expected to open sometime next year. Elgin Memory Care, a nursing and personal care facility at Shannon Parkway and Daisy Lane, should be completed by next summer; Addison Rehabilitation and Living Center, a skilled nursing facility at 1760 Capital Street, might be done by early next year. Both are on Elgin's west side.

  • Beautiful Moments for Final Farewells Jul 22, 2014 7:57 AM
    The devotion Louis and Ramona had toward each other and their family all through their lives, highlights the purpose of hospice.

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