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  • Images: Instagram at the Kane County Fair Jul 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Fox Valley photo staff -- Rick West, Laura Stoecker, Brian Hill, and John Starks hit the Kane County Fair last weekend in St. Charles to document it using Instagram.

     
  • Geneva Arts Fair: an interactive gallery Jul 23, 2014 3:15 PM
    If you want to know the story behind a piece of artwork before purchasing it, the Geneva Arts Fair offers many such opportunities.The fair, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, in downtown Geneva, will provide a venue for more than 155 artisans to sell their original work to thousands of art enthusiasts, while allowing patrons to meet and talk to the artists.

     
  • Downtown Palatine ready to rock at chamber fest Jul 23, 2014 3:56 PM
    Downtown Palatine will rock this weekend as the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Rockin’ The Blocks community block party featuring food, family fun and, as the name indicates, plenty of live music. The outdoor festival runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, at the corner of Brockway and Slade streets.

     
  • Palatine hosts Arts in the Park on Saturday Jul 23, 2014 3:59 PM
    While another part of downtown Palatine rocks this weekend with the annual Rockin’ the Blocks fest, residents seeking a calmer cultural experience can head to nearby Towne Square for Saturday’s Arts in the Park event.

     
  • Dragon Boat Festival coming July 26 to Arlington Heights Jul 23, 2014 4:26 PM
    Lake Arlington will once again be the site this Saturday for one of the summer’s most colorful and fun events — the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival Presented by PepsiCo.

     
  • Streamwood Summer Celebration is this weekend Jul 23, 2014 9:34 AM
    Streamwood’s Summer Celebration 2014 will take place July 25-27 at Hoosier Grove Park, 700 W. Irving Park Road, Streamwood. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. This year’s theme is “A Roaring Good Time – Celebrating 20 Years of Summer Celebration.”

     
  • Lombard preps for Civil War re-enactment in Four Seasons Park Jul 23, 2014 1:25 PM
    Visitors at Sweet’s Civil War Re-enactment in Lombard this weekend will get a realistic glimpse at the state of the nation 150 years ago, from candlelight tours of Union and Confederate camps to visits with an embalmer, a laundress, a blacksmith and plenty of soldiers.

     
  • Naperville boutique holding event on Riverwalk to help Women At Risk Jul 23, 2014 3:09 PM
    A Naperville boutique that supports international programs to get women out of prostitution and human trafficking is taking its cause to the Riverwalk on Saturday during a new, free event. WAR Chest Boutique is hosting the first Celebrate Hope event to introduce people to the shop’s mission, said Meggie Zayas, a WAR Chest volunteer who is organizing the event. “A lot of women through Women At Risk have been rescued and are now out of the life that they were in,” Zayas said. “We should be celebrating that and standing together as we continue to lift women back to dignity and grace.”

     
  • Midways and monster trucks at DuPage County Fair Jul 23, 2014 11:21 PM
    The DuPage County Fair opened its five-day run Wednesday with hundreds of vendors, countless carnival rides, and plenty of performers and grandstand shows featuring monster trucks, rodeo cowboys and even a wine and beer tasting. The fair, which began 60 years as a small expo in Naperville, is expected to draw roughly 100,000 people this week as it continues from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.

     
  • Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders' Days Jul 22, 2014 9:01 PM
    Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town's founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders' Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.

     
  • DuPage County Fair opening Wednesday in Wheaton Jul 23, 2014 11:31 AM
    For five days every July, DuPage County residents get a chance to step into a world dominated by monster trucks, bucking broncos and guys who like to smash their cars into other guys who like to smash their cars. It’s the DuPage County Fair and it opens its five-day run Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.

     
  • Instagramming the Kane County Fair Jul 23, 2014 3:27 PM
    As newspaper photojournalists we are bound by a set of standards and ethics. We document what we see without distorting the truth and try to make images that tell the story of the event we're covering. Sometimes it's fun to just set that stuff aside and make some pictures the way we would if we weren't working.

     
  • Craft beer festival coming to Lake Zurich Jul 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Lake Zurich trustees Monday night agreed to expand the village's fun portfolio. Lake Zurich's first craft beer festival is set for Paulus Park on Rand Road in October.

     
  • Enter your recipe in Sugar Grove Corn Boil Challenge Jul 22, 2014 3:23 PM
    Corn may not be a common ingredient in your everyday meal, but at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil’s annual Cooking Challenge, using corn can give competitors an edge.

     
  • Corn Boil organizer: Events will be ‘fresh’ Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM
    Sugar Grove may be a small community, but it knows how to put on a big festival. “We have the best fireworks show,” said Sugar Grove Corn Boil volunteer Pat Graceffa. “People are always amazed; they can’t believe that a little town like this can present something as fantastic.”

     
  • Paddle board fans sought for Founders’ Days competition Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM
    Returning to the Algonquin Founders’ Days festival for the second year in a row is the stand up paddle board competition. The challenge will begin at Riverfront Park, and competitors will race down the Fox River in two separate timed events. Prizes will be given out to the winners in each division.

     
  • Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders’ Days Jul 22, 2014 3:55 PM

    By Lauren Rohr

    Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town’s founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders’ Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.

     
  • Mt. Prospect Downtown Block Party returns this weekend Jul 21, 2014 2:23 PM
    The 15th annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party will be held on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26. There will be a variety of bands to hear, food and beverages to enjoy, and memories for family and friends to create. Admission is free.

     
  • Taste of Lincolnshire begins July 25 Jul 21, 2014 11:36 AM
    Prepare your appetites: The 14th annual Taste of Lincolnshire festival begins Friday, July 25. Running through Sunday, July 27, the village-sponsored event will be at the Village Green shopping center on Milwaukee Avenue at Olde Half Day Road.

     
  • Fair brings sights, sounds of rural days back to Kane County Jul 20, 2014 5:45 PM
    The sights and sounds of the Western suburbs’ more rural days came alive again Sunday as the Kane County Fair wrapped up in St. Charles with the culmination of the 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale. “Their animal will bring more than market value, then they use it to support their projects, save for college and that kind of thing,” said Anne Carson, a member of the Kane County 4-H subcommittee that plans the annual auction.

     
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