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  • Chicago Family Fun Expo offers hands-on fun Sep 22, 2014 3:29 PM
    Chicago Family Fun Expo is coming to the DuPage Expo in St. Charles Oct 18-19. The primary goal of the Chicago Family Fun Expo is to assist nonprofits through the promotion of hands-on activities and fun shows and seminars throughout the weekend.

     
  • School groups can sign up for Harvest Days Sep 22, 2014 3:58 PM
    Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills is currently taking reservations for school groups for its annual Student Harvest Days event on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During this event, children will have the opportunity to connect with their rural heritage through period demonstrations of common farm activities, such as candle dipping, flailing wheat, shocking and shelling corn, and making apple cider.

     
  • Sugar Grove rallies around ill former library director Sep 22, 2014 9:21 AM
    Sugar Grove residents are rallying around former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes as she battles malignant brain cancer.

     
  • Soup to Nuts closing in Geneva Sep 20, 2014 8:24 PM
    Dave Heun says Geneva's Soup to Nuts will be missed when it closes up shop Oct. 31.

     
  • Kane Sheriff hopefuls differ on staffing plans, personnel levels Sep 20, 2014 7:15 AM
    Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mayes Sr. and Don Kramer both agree the department is understaffed, but they differ on how to address the problem. Mayes, an Aurora Democrat, is a lieutenant in the department and Kramer, a Geneva Republican, is a retired lieutenant. Each hopes to be elected Nov. 4 to replace Pat Perez, who will not seek a third term.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    Reggie Randle, 39, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according to a Batavia police report. Police found the marijuana on Randle while searching him following his arrest on two warrants for failure to appear for court cases.

     
  • Kane Co. Board Dist. 11 candidates clash on Settler’s Hill projects Sep 19, 2014 4:37 PM
    The future redevelopment of Settler's Hill is a key issue for the Geneva and Batavia residents who live near the former landfill. The two candidates for the District 11 seat on the Kane County Board have vastly different views on what should happen to the property. Republican John Martin is largely on board with the vision expressed in the concept plan. Democrat Martha Hanna favors more passive and green-friendly use of the property.

     
  • Night life: Learn to make your own cocktail Sep 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College and Stockholm’s pair up to teach cocktail making; also check out Tap in Pub’s HD golf simulators and Martini Room’s flights.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

     
  • School groups can sign up for Harvest Days Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills is currently taking reservations for school groups for its annual Student Harvest Days event on Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During this event, children will have the opportunity to connect with their rural heritage through period demonstrations of common farm activities, such as candle dipping, flailing wheat, shocking and shelling corn, and making apple cider.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 19, 2014 2:49 PM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 15.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 21, 2014 5:20 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of high school homecoming events, a marathon, and a farm heritage show among many others, from more than 20 area towns.

     
  • Dining events: Pinstripes hosts bocce tourney, wine dinner Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
    Bocce fans rejoice in a weekend-long tournament at Oak Brook's Pinstripes featuring bocce lovers from all over the country. The weekend kicks off with a five-course wine dinner Saturday, Sept. 21. Qualifying rounds begin Saturday and championship rounds happen Sunday with a $15,000 first-place prize.

     
  • Local surgeon wins international award Sep 18, 2014 3:19 PM
    On Sept. 12, Jonathan Y. Song, M.D. of TLC Medical Group, won multiple awards at this year's Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting which was held in Las Vegas.

     
  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

     
  • Tri-Cities ready for Fox Valley Marathon Sep 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    From St. Charles to Aurora, the Fox River will be the backdrop for the Advocate Dreyer fifth annual Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20 on Sunday, Sept. 21. Registration for the race, which is limited to 4,100 runners, is closed, but organizers hope spectators will show up to cheer runners on.

     
  • Cubs leaving Kane County Cougars for South Bend Sep 19, 2014 5:05 AM
    After two seasons, the Chicago Cubs are changing Class A Midwest League affiliations, leaving the Kane County Cougars for South Bend, Indiana. One of the primary reasons behind the move is South Bend's commitment to building a training facility similar to what the Cubs have in Mesa, Arizona.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • By the numbers: St. Peter Barn Sale Sep 17, 2014 3:51 PM
    A Fox Valley tradition, the St. Peter Barn Sale has been hosted by a Catholic parish in Geneva for more than 30 years. This two-day gigantic “garage sale” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Months ahead of the sale, volunteers collect, sort and box donations from the community.

     
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