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  • Lucas Mowers of Hampshire, a snowplow driver for Kane County, is shown with his wing-plow truck at the county highway headquarters off Empire Road. “It’s different every time,” he says of his west-central Kane County route.

    Spring spells relief for Kane County snowplow driverApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Did you drive safely on Kane County roads this winter? You can thank Lucas Mowers for his diligent work as a snowplow driver. “Christmas is on a day that doesn’t snow,” Mowers said. “I know what I signed up for. They know I’m taking care of my business."

  • Fox Valley police reportsMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Someone jumped on the hood of a vehicle in the 15N800 block of Pheasant Fields Lane near Hampshire between 9 p.m. March 22 and 3 p.m. March 23, denting it, along with four quarter panels and scratching it with a key, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

  • This beautiful sunset behind the trinity of crosses located on Marmion’s property caught my eye. The warmth of the glow captured the essence of the season.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 24.

  • Renz Center Supports Alcohol-Free Weekend Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is National Alcohol Awareness month. Renz Addiction Counseling Center is encouraging residents to participate in a community-wide three day Alcohol-free Weekend April 4-6.

  • Courtesy of Fine Line Creative Arts Center Artist Dan Caldwell, right, with his son Ryan, puts finishing touches on Fine Line’s new sign.

    Metalsmith forges new sign for Fine Line Creative Arts CenterMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new handcrafted sign graces the entrance of Fine Line Creative Arts Center on Bolcum Road in St. Charles. A blacksmith and metalsmith, teacher and artist, Dan Caldwell of St. Charles designed, crafted and installed not just a new sign but a work of art at the front of the new entrance.

  • Elgin woman needs $30,000 for care in neglect/cruelty caseMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    A judge Thursday ordered Stacy Fiebelkorn to put up $30,000 security to pay for the care of some of the animals Kane County seized from her in early March, while she awaits trial on charges of animal cruelty and neglect.

  • Alyce Van Acker

    Sharing Color: Forty Years of Painting Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

  • Bishop David J. Malloy

    Diocese of Rockford launches ‘Be Reconciled’ during LentMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Recognizing the need for God’s grace and forgiveness in the lives of Catholics, the Diocese of Rockford is launching “Be Reconciled,” an initiative to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation more available this Lenten season.

  • Federal workers not quite on Easy StreetMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Hampshire letter to the editor: I am a federal public servant and member of a union, a group condemned repeatedly by the public and politicians alike. Bruce Rauner, for example, seems to have succeeded by railing against “government union bosses” in his yearlong campaign.

  • NIU College of Law held its 11th annual Minority Reception hosted by Dean Rosato and alumnus Vincent F. Cornelius (‘89). Pictured, from left, are Vincent F. Cornelius (‘89), 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. (‘88), Dean Jennifer Rosato, Professor Leona Green, and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti (‘78). Brookins received the Excellence in Service and Leadership Award and Professor Green was honored for her commitment to students, service to NIU Law, and being a champion of diversity.

    NIU Law Hosts 11th annual Minority Alumni ReceptionMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students, alumni, faculty, judges, and political leaders from across the Chicago area attended this reception with special honors given to Chicago 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. ('88) and NIU Law Professor Leona Green.

  • Elgin Junior Service Board to host its 30th production of ‘Follies’ April 26Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Junior Service Board, an 82-year-old organization, will host its 30th production of "Follies" on Saturday, April 26, at Holiday Inn in Elgin.

  • Fox Valley interfaith Lenten Recital Series marks 20th anniversaryMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Music, Lenten reflection, and interfaith fellowship are all hallmarks of the Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Memorial Lenten Recital Series. This is the 20th year of the series which has become a tradition in the Fox Valley. On Sunday, March 30, organist Michael Waal will play a meditative recital on the Zimmer Tracker Organ at First Presbyterian Church in Elgin.

  • Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson (right) joins Clearbrook President, Carl M. La Mell (center) and PAL Parent, Paul Jochim at the 17th Annual Clearbrook PAL Fundraiser. Clearbrook

    Clearbrook PAL Event Showcases Tastes of ItalyMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Sunday, March 16, Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg opened its doors to host the 17th annual Clearbrook’s PAL (Partners in Adult Learning) Program fundraiser where friends and family alike were encouraged to “mangia, mangia” while supporting a worthy cause.

  • Laura Van Der Snick of St. Charles is volunteering her time to help coordinate the care of animals like this malnourished horse.

    Volunteers: Animals in Kane neglect case should never go back to ownerMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Animals being held by Kane County, while their owner is tried on charges of neglect and cruelty, are making some, but slow, progress in regaining their health, according to veterinarians and volunteers who have been caring for them. And some of the volunteers were outraged a judge refused last week to permanently take all the animals from the woman.

  • Wade Stafford lines up his throw during the Franklin Middle School’s second annual Dodgeball Madness tournament with proceeds going to a newly formed Ross K. MacNeill Foundation, or R33M. MacNeill was a fifth grader who died last year from brain cancer and would have been in 6th grade at Franklin Middle School in Wheaton this year.

    Images: The Week in PicturesMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features several school events, including science project judging, dodgeball and pie throwing for reading.

  • Members of the Hampshire/Henpeck, Plato Center and St. Charles units of Home and Community Education enjoy a buffet luncheon of traditional African food at the Feb. 27 meeting at the Safari Oasis in Hampshire.

    Home and Community Education Units meetMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Feb. 27, members of the Hampshire/Henpeck, Plato Center and St. Charles Units of Home and Community Education met at the Safari Oasis in Hampshire to enjoy a buffet luncheon of traditional African preparation.

  • Disassociating self from Hitler analogyMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Hampshire letter to the editor: Because in the past I have written letters to the Daily Herald, I feel it necessary to point out to my friends and associates that I am not the Mike O’Brien (of Prospect Heights) whose Feb. 22 letter compared President Obama to Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.

  • While meteorological Spring has begun, Winter continues to show its presence. I took this photo yesterday after a light snow shower. The photo is a 3.5 times life-size macro photo that I cropped to show an isolated snowflake. The snowflake seems to glow against the dark background and has a striking geometric pattern. A Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x lens was used with a Canon MR-14EX ring lite flash, handheld.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 17.

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