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Images: Icons of Hampshire
By John Radtke
Nov 8, 2015 2:31 PM
We took some time to explore Hampshire and Hampshire Township recently, taking photos of the old and the new throughout the community.
Annual Festival of Trees fundraiser to benefit mental health services
Ecker Center for Mental Health
Oct 31, 2015 12:11 AM
Get your tickets now for Ecker Center for Mental Health's 15th annual Festival of Trees dinner and auction fundraising event. It helps raise funds for mental health services offered to clients in the center's service area. Deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Beyond butterflies: The many uses and benefits of milkweed plants
By Valerie Blaine
Oct 21, 2015 3:33 PM
Thousands of seeds are floating across fields this month, like tiny paratroopers dangling from silky parachutes. They're milkweed seeds, launched from ripe seed pods. If they land on target, new milkweed plants will appear next spring. That's great news if you're a butterfly, a beetle, a bug or a human being. Milkweed is an all-around cool plant with a multitude of uses.
Woman pulled from burning Hampshire apartment dies from injuries
By Lee Filas
Feb 12, 2015 10:24 AM
A Hampshire woman who suffered serious injuries when a fire broke out in her Hampshire apartment has died. Georgia Hartman was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, a Cook County Medical Examiner's Office spokesman said. The fire started at 10 p.m. Friday.
Fox Valley police reports
Feb 3, 2015 4:19 PM
Deri D. Mergenthaler, 41, of Elgin, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to signal, attempted fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and littering after a traffic stop at 11:35 p.m. Friday at North Randall Road and Brookside Drive near Elgin, according to a sheriff's report.
How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you.
By Valerie Blaine
Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.
Sycamore man dies after crash involving two motorcycles
By Safiya Merchant
Aug 5, 2014 7:48 PM
A man has died as a result of a crash involving two motorcycles. John A. Beach II, 22, of the 13N100 block of Engel Road in Sycamore, died at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, according to a Kane County Sheriff's Office news release.
2 injured, DUI charged, in Hampshire-area motorcycle crash
By Susan Sarkauskas
Aug 1, 2014 5:22 PM
Two men were injured in a two-motorcycle crash early Friday morning near Hampshire. One was charged with driving under the influence ofalcohol, according to Kane County Undersheriff Pat Gengler.
Summer twilight: an enchanting time
By Valerie Blaine
Jul 18, 2014 2:40 PM
The long, hot day melts in the dimming light. Faintly, the evening star appears in the sky. Animals begin to shift in the shadows. It's twilight. It's summer. And summer twilight is an enchanting time.
Hampshire couple says thank you to the community
By Lenore T. Adkins
Jun 4, 2014 3:27 PM
Bob and Gina Pearson of Hampshire would like to thank the community for its support after Bob was injured in an automobile accident.
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