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  • Sun City-Huntley homeowners irked by plan to reduce depth of pond Feb 26, 2015 12:13 PM
    Homeowners in Sun City-Huntley are upset over a village plan that would lower the depth of a retention pond within the senior living community. Residents say lowering the roughly 7-foot pond could affect property values, aesthetics of the pond and the ecology. “I don't want a swamp in my backyard. I want the pond,” said homeowner Joan Ekstrom, 59, who has lived there six years.

     
  • Huntley to host St. Baldrick’s fundraiser March 13-14 Feb 26, 2015 9:21 PM
    The village of Huntley and the greater Huntley Unit District 158 community will show their combined support for the fight against childhood cancer this March by hosting their first St. Baldrick’s event, “Huntley Goes Bald.”

     
  • Congregation Kneseth Israel offers a new adult Hebrew class Feb 25, 2015 12:35 AM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, is forming a new adult Hebrew class. It will meet every other Sunday for eight sessions from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes begin March 1.

     
  • Historical society to offer antique appraisals Saturday Feb 25, 2015 3:32 PM
    Have you ever wonder how much grandma’s old serving tray is worth? What about that heirloom oil painting or turn-of-the-century shawl? The McHenry County Historical Society will host an Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling the museum.

     
  • Brunch to celebrate Environmental Defenders’ 45th anniversary Feb 25, 2015 9:44 AM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invite the public to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The brunch event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock. Scott Meyer, a hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois, will be presenting his program, “The Future of McHenry County’s Groundwater Resources.” Meyer and his colleagues mapped water levels from 329 McHenry County wells in 1994 and again in 2011.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 24, 2015 4:26 PM
    Timothy M. Taylor, 50, of Batavia, was charged with criminal damage to property at 4:34 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Prairie, according to a police report.

     
  • Quaker folksinger to perform March 8 at Brethren Coffeehouse Feb 24, 2015 10:25 PM
    Take the banjo-picking and spirited lyrics of a folk singer, cross them with the astringent wit of a literature professor, add the wisdom and compassion of a Quaker, and you have Bill Jolliff, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, teacher, and poet, who will perform at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Feb 24, 2015 4:42 PM
    Scott M. Cyphers, 41, of the 11500 block of Ronald Street, Huntley, was charged with disorderly conduct at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 16 in a parking lot on the 400 block of Commerce Drive, according to a police report.

     
  • Marx Brothers ‘A Night at the Opera’ to benefit Woodstock Opera House Feb 24, 2015 8:23 PM
    A special, digitally mastered version of the Marx Brothers comedy classic “A Night at the Opera” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main Street, in downtown Woodstock. Get ready for an afternoon of fun as Chico Marx (Woodstock’s own Tom Kotte) greets everyone at the door.

     
  • Huntley dial-a-ride bus service begins Monday Feb 24, 2015 4:40 PM
    Huntley residents will be able to use a new dial-a-ride bus service starting March 2. Residents can now register and participate in McHenry County’s MCRide program (Dial-A-Ride). The service will be provided to all Huntley residents, including those living on the Kane County side.

     
  • Retired teachers to meet with TRS Outreach director Feb 23, 2015 5:38 PM
    The Northern Kane County Retired Educators, a group of retired teachers, administrators, and educational assistants, will host Rich Frankenfeld, Teachers’ Retirement System Outreach Director, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Frankenfeld will address the developments surrounding the pension situation for educators, both those currently retired and those considering retirement in the near future.

     
  • Join “Huntley-Then and Now” photo contest Feb 24, 2015 12:11 PM
    Amateur photographers are invited to help celebrate the annual “Look at Local History” month by entering the "Huntley -– Then and Now" photo contest. Entries will compare a vintage photograph of a Huntley scene with a current photograph of the Huntley scene as it looks today.

     
  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

     
  • McHenry County to train frog monitors Feb 20, 2015 12:14 PM
    Become a citizen scientist and be a frog monitor. Participate in McHenry County Conservation District’s Frog Monitoring Workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake. You will learn the techniques and protocol for monitoring the 13 species of frogs and toads of the region by their calls. After completing the training, interested volunteers may monitor district sites or private wetlands.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • “Wishing for Spring” meat raffle set for March 7 Feb 19, 2015 7:25 PM
    The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 will host a "Wishing for Spring" meat raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Let’s get ready for spring with a meat raffle that will offer roasts, sausages, steaks, ribs, pub burgers, chops and more varieties of meat to win.

     
  • Abortion: End result is the same Feb 18, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: I read Sheila Lenk’s letter Feb. 10 about the reasons why women have abortions. Bottom line, there is only one reason for having an abortion, to end the life of a baby. Pro-life persons are concerned about the mother and the baby.

     
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