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  • Downtown men’s clothing stores sorely missed Feb 21, 2015 7:40 PM
    Dave Heun still misses top-notch men's clothing stores such as Erday's in Geneva and Gunter's in St. Charles. It was the personal touch and neighborhood feel that helped make the stores stand out.

     
  • Meeting to explore the Maker Movement Feb 20, 2015 12:05 PM
    Northern Illinois University invites you to its next STEM Cafe, “The Maker Movement: A Democracy of Doers!,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub in DeKalb. Feeling alienated by consumer culture? Longing to use your hands for something other than emailing and online shopping? A growing subculture of makers and doers are sharing ideas, tools, and workspaces as they invent everything from robots to life hacks.

     
  • Metro West Council hosts legislative breakfast Feb. 24 Feb 20, 2015 11:35 AM
    Metro West Council of Government, a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, will hold its annual legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road in Aurora. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program start at 8 a.m. State legislators from the area have been invited to meet with mayors and managers to discuss legislative issues of importance to municipalities.

     
  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

     
  • Sellers can join Batavia school’s clothing, toy resale Feb 19, 2015 10:37 AM
    The Alice Gustafson School PTO will host its Biannual Children's Clothing and Toy Resale March 13-14.

     
  • Fox Valley Crisis Line seeks volunteers Feb 19, 2015 8:04 PM
    Do you have good communication skills and enjoy helping people? The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley is looking for candidates for the spring training session. The current economic downturn has created increasing levels of stress, anxiety, and depression for persons in the community. This has translated into greater need for Crisis Line support.

     
  • Ostomy Support Group to meet March 11 Feb 19, 2015 8:27 PM
    The McHenry-Kane Counties area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. The guest speaker will be Mike Parikh, a representative for Medicare World Inc. He will talk about supplies available in store for ostomy care.

     
  • Geneva council asks state to make Route 31 three lanes Feb 19, 2015 1:50 PM
    Geneva is going ahead with its request to the state to change a stretch of Route 31 to a three-lane road, especially since a study of the highway showed most of it is narrower than state guidelines call for.

     
  • Images: Ash Wednesday in the Suburbs Feb 18, 2015 5:06 PM
    Ash Wednesday got off to a cold start, Wednesday morning. Suburban clergy were out early at Metra train stations this morning giving ashes to commuters as they headed to their jobs on the first day of Lent.

     
  • ‘Ashes to Go’ mark Ash Wednesday at Geneva train station Feb 18, 2015 12:46 PM
    “This is awesome, and it’s great to see this out in the community,” said Erin Kofron of Batavia after she stopped to receive ashes on her forehead, then hurried to make the 6:54 a.m. train. Brave souls from St. Charles Episcopal Church were offering “Ashes to Go” to mark Ash Wednesday at the Geneva commuter station.

     
  • Suburban leaders react (unhappily) to proposed cuts Feb 18, 2015 10:50 PM
    Suburban mayors react to Gov. Rauner's proposal to cut money for Illinos communities by as much as 50 percent. “It’s not about collaboration. It’s about clobbering,” said Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns of the state’s relationship with municipalities.

     
  • Suburban co-working movement building slowly in Geneva, Naperville Feb 18, 2015 8:22 AM
    A handful of co-working centers are establishing themselves in suburbs such as Geneva, Elgin, Naperville and South Barrington, but the idea of a place where independent professionals come together, share space and form a community is a tough sell among suburbanites. “We've seen that most people in the suburbs — they want four walls and a door,” said Mike Copeland executive director of the nonprofit Elgin Technology Center, a co-working space that has been open since 2010.

     
  • Wine Gala to benefit Geneva Community Chest Feb 18, 2015 2:49 PM
    The Geneva Community Chest will host its annual Wine Gala Thursday, March 5, at Riverside Banquets, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva.News: Cost is $50 a person and includes a four-course dinner, with each course paired with the perfect wine. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 7 p.m. The menu includes mixed greens with walnuts, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette; smoked fish duo with red cabbage in dill dressing; pork tenderloin with whipped sweet potatoes and tart cranberry chutney; and grilled marinated sirloin steak with green beans and toasted almonds, followed by dessert. The Geneva Community Chest will host its annual Wine Gala Thursday, March 5, at Riverside Banquets in Geneva. Cost is $50 a person and includes a four-course dinner, with each course paired with the perfect wine. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 7 p.m. The menu includes mixed greens with walnuts, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette; smoked fish duo with red cabbage in dill dressing; pork tenderloin with whipped sweet potatoes and tart cranberry chutney; and grilled marinated sirloin steak with green beans and toasted almonds, followed by dessert.

     
  • Souvannarath’s lawyer doesn’t seek bail on murder conspiracy charge Feb 17, 2015 6:54 PM
    Lindsay Souvannarath of Geneva remains in a Nova Scotia prison after her first court appearance Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Several high school classmates have confirmed her interest in Nazis, violence and the macabre. "She was really in to writing and really into making art of Nazis," saying it was just a scholarly fascination, said Sabrina Szigeti. "Apparently she dropped her excuse after high school."

     
  • Evensong concert, spaghetti dinner Sunday in St. Charles Feb 17, 2015 9:04 PM
    On Sunday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a free homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to any and all who attend. This Sunday, St. Charles Episcopal Church also is offering a beautiful music service, beginning at 3:45 p.m. Music Director Mark Downey will lead the talented St. Charles Episcopal Chorus in Evensong.

     
  • Enjoy a free supper on Tuesdays at church Feb 16, 2015 11:03 AM
    Free Community Third Tuesday Supper will be available from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the dining hall at United Methodist Church of Geneva. Diners may eat in or carry out their meal. The “Stuffed Potato Supper” will feature a large russet or sweet potato with a variety of savory toppings

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Feb 16, 2015 3:05 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos from Aurora to Zion, featuring Valentine's kisses and cards, an earthquake simulator experiment and a couple of different looks at Abraham Lincoln.

     
  • Learn what it takes to get ideas into laws Feb 16, 2015 8:58 PM
    4-H members in Illinois will learn how ideas become law during a mock debate in the Chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives March 27-28 in Springfield. Delegates will debate mock bills using the same process used by real legislators in the Illinois House and Senate, including use of the House microphones and voting buttons to determine the fate of various bills. 4-H members who were at least 14 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 may register online at go.illinois.edu/4hgreatdebate by March 13.

     
  • Menchie’s fro-yo comes to Randall Road corridor Feb 16, 2015 1:28 PM
    The rich and famous always seem to be stopping by a Menchie’s in California to get their frozen yogurt fix, and a photo taken by the paparazzi with their fro-yo creation. Now you too, can get your photo taken at a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, as the business expands into the Chicagoland area, and two locations open along the Randall Road corridor.

     
  • Apply now to join St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Charles Feb 16, 2015 10:34 AM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership has extended the parade entry deadline to Wednesday, Feb. 25 due to increasing interest. The St. Patrick’s Parade takes place on Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

     
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