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  • Geneva residents voicing electricity cost complaintsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Genevans are starting to join Batavians in noticing, and complaining, about the rising cost of their electricity, due in part to the towns' use of electricity from the Prairie State Energy Campus.

     
  • Laura Meehan recently opened Callie’s Cuties, the western suburbs’ first nut-free bakery. Amy Weiland

    Nut free bakery opens in western suburbsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Families with nut allergies can now outsource birthday cakes, wedding cakes, holiday treats, and much more thanks to a new nut free bakery in the western suburbs.

     
  • Participants joined hands in a moment of silence to acknowledge victims of child abuse and neglect Thursday at the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva.

    Group hosts Hands Around the Courthouse in GenevaApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kane County child advocacy and judicial leaders participated Thursday in the annual Hands Around the Courthouse event in Geneva to raise awareness about child abuse.

     
  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy 3 on 3 basketball tournament to help underprivileged kids and cancer patientApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

     
  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

     
  • Get help with utility bills through LIHEAPApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The LIHEAP program helps those people who are disconnected to their utilities.

     
  • Pending deal would clear way for Settler’s Hill redevelopmentApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Waste Management and Kane County officials could ink an agreement next month that will allow golf course improvements and work on a proposed cross country track at the old Setter’s Hill landfill to move forward. County board members viewed the pending agreement for the first time Wednesday.

     
  • Paul Ruby, the founder of the Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, talks to his guests at a Concert for Cure benefit in 2010. The Ruby Foundation is merging with another Parkinson’s disease-related group, the Davis Phinney Foundation.

    Geneva Parkinson’s foundation to merge with Colorado effortApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Paul Ruby Foundation of Geneva, devoted to research in to Parkinson's disease, has officially announced its merger with the Davis Phinney Foundation.

     
  • It’s the classic tale of Sharks vs. Jets as Dundee-Crown High School students rehearse for “West Side Story” Monday in Carpentersville. The orchestra providing the musical score is made up completely of students.

    Four musicals take the stage at Fox Valley high schoolsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Springtime is musical time at many high schools in the Fox Valley. This weekend is no exception, as at least four schools will present the culmination of many hours of hard work rehearsing and preparing for the show. What goes into putting together a high school musical, and what do audiences enjoy about them? We asked directors to share their thoughts.

     
  • A Scholarly ExampleApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glenbard West graduate Janet Vazquez is currently in her second semester at the College of DuPage thanks to a full two-year scholarship presented to her by Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare. Each spring the GEIW scholarship committee works closely with the counseling staffs at Glenbard West and Glenbard South to award full time two year scholarships to graduating seniors.

     
  • The new eco-friendly landscape at Ball Horticultural Company includes more than 150 species of native plants. Ball Horticultural Company

    Ball Horticultural Company Wins Three Green AwardsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ball Horticultural Company, in West Chicago, is leading the green way with its eco-friendly landscape improvements, which have recently won three awards.

     
  • Cops, firefighters take to ice to support Aurora boxing clubApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    While pro hockey players have been known to drop the gloves and duke it out from time to time, a charity hockey game pitting Aurora-area police officers against firefighters will give fighting a different focus on Saturday, April 12, when the first responders raise funds for the Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ryan L. Fischbach, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at 2:22 a.m. Sunday at Route 20 and Randall Road near Elgin, according to a sheriff’s report. A passenger, Emily E. Brodner, 18, of St. Charles, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, the report said.

     
  • Cougars take home opener thanks to generous defenseApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    All of the Kane County Cougars’ runs against the TinCaps came unearned Tuesday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The Cougars took advantage of 5 Fort Wayne errors for their first home opener victory since 2010 winning 4-3 in 12 innings.

     
  • In part of a land exchange deal with Shodeen Inc., Geneva officials gave up this riverside plaza at much lower price than market value.

    Geneva buys Fourth Street site, gives up river plazaApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Geneva has bought another piece of property on South Fourth Street near the Metra train station, to ultimately use for public parking. The deal included exchanging a riverside plaza by a hotel the landowner has.

     
  • Ken and Pam Bruhn of Elgin gather plants to recreate the Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin Community United Methodist Church.

    S. Elgin church welcomes all to visit its Garden of GethsemaneApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin Coummunity United Methodist Church hosts a recreated Garden of Gethsemane, Communion and quiet devotion time 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17.

     
  •  Shoppers who find cardboard “eggs” similar to these at Algonquin Commons, and correctly name all 10 locations where the eggs are hidden, will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 mall gift certificate.

    Find eggs at Algonquin Commons, win a $250 prizeApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Algonquin Commons is hosting an egg hunt for all ages this month. The eggs will be hidden from one end of the mall along the Randall Road corridor to the next, in hopes of getting customers into all of the different stores at Algonquin Commons.

     
  • Theresa Hughes of Elburn makes Kei’anna Bateman of Kaneville laugh Saturday during a Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break program at First Baptist Church in Geneva. Hughes and Rachel Christopherson, 13, of Aurora team up and work with Kei’anna during the program designed to provide a brief break for the families of children with special needs.

    ‘Buddy Breaks’ expanding to offer respite from kids’ special needsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban churches in Geneva, Sugar Grove and Wheaton are joining a national nonprofit in a movement to offer Buddy Breaks, a respite program that provides fun and care for children with special needs so their parents can take a breather and recharge. “It gives us an ability to catch up and breathe easy for a while and re-energize,” said Matt Brooks of Batavia, whose 7-year-old son Tommy has a genetic disorder that causes developmental delays. “My wife and I will go on a date, have lunch and do errands.”

     
  • Top row from left: Aaron Christ (Germany), Emilia Silvola (Finland), Giulia Cattivelli (Italy), Johanna Matthiesen (Germany), Davide Ravaglia (Italy), Tshepho Masekela (South Africa), Front Row from left: Haley Slopecki (host sister), Jessie Tan (China), Rusol Saleh (Bahrain), Guilherme Cardoso (Brasil), Kim Plorin (Germany), and Johathan Wiedenhofer (Austria). This was taken on Jan. 20 when the students went to the DuSable Museum in Chicago to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

    Become a Global Family with AFS-USAApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Open your home to the world and make a global connection: Host an AFS Exchange Student.

     
  • Photo of 2013’s group at Northern Illinois Food Bank.

    Tri-Cities AFS-USA volunteers give back during World’s Largest Service Event Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    AFS-USA’s Northern Illinois Area Team is proud to announce its participation in the AFS National Day of Service on April 12.

     
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