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  • The film is the focus at Woodstock Groundhog Days festival Jan 27, 2015 2:45 PM
    Although not all of the activities associated with Woodstock Groundhog Days are linked to the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, the film is the focus of the city’s festival, which starts Thursday, Jan. 29 and runs through Monday, Feb. 2. “The movie was the catalyst. There was no Woodstock Groundhog Days before the movie came out in 1992,” said Rick Bellairs, member of the Woodstock Groundhog Days Committee.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together. Families, couples, and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • Enroll now with Littlest Disciples Preschool Jan 27, 2015 6:56 PM
    First Congregational Church of Dundee is currently accepting enrollment for Littlest Disciples Preschool. The early education program year begins this September. Prepare your child for elementary school success and make learning fun all in a Christian environment with a small student-teacher ratio.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Choosing the best preschool for your child Jan 26, 2015 4:18 PM
    Winter for parents with young children can be the best and worst of times: Christmas celebrations, playing in the snow, feeling cooped up by arctic temperatures and little daylight. Add to that the decisions to be made about the child’s preschool for the upcoming year. Winter is the season for preschool open houses and info fairs, allowing parents to compare their educational choices. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool of East Dundee has some pointers for parents who are looking into preschools.

     
  • Play examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave at ECC Feb. 3 Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present “The Meltdown,” a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson. It will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. This docudrama, written by Edmondson, takes place during the devastating 1995 heat wave that lead to the deaths of nearly 750 Chicagoans in under one week, over double the fatality rate of the Great Chicago Fire. It examines many factors that contributed to both the enormity of the disaster as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the event including politics, race, and social dynamics.

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Free prostate cancer screenings offered in February Jan 25, 2015 2:18 PM
    The McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February. The Prostate Specific Antigen blood test is being offered to men 50 years of age and older. No fasting is required.

     
  • McHenry police association honors 10 officers at banquet Jan 25, 2015 2:16 PM
    The McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association honored 10 officers at their Officer of the Year banquet held on Jan. 17 as nominees for the 2014 Officer of the Year. Officers Gilbert Hueramo, Victoria Gwizdak, Lisa Knebl and Deputy Eric Luna were all named the 2014 Officers of the Year.

     
  • Journalist Bill Kurtis presents “Death by Food” at ECC Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16 about the effects of the American diet. His presentation, “Death by Food: How the American Diet is Killing You," will analyze the reasons the American diet is so high in fat, sugar and salts, the connection between processed foods and rising health problems, and offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient-depleted foods found on the tables of American consumers.

     
  • Learn about a Mediterranean-style diet during Heart Month Jan 23, 2015 4:30 PM
    Curious about the Mediterranean-style diet and how it can benefit your heart and overall health? Residents are invited to attend “Eating the Mediterranean Way: A Heart-Healthy Diet” on two separate dates in February to learn how to follow the diet and make Mediterranean choices at home or while eating out.

     
  • Learn how to prevent a heart attack at February programs Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
    Cardiologists on staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital will discuss how to prevent a heart attack during two programs in February during American Heart Month. Dr. Vineet Dandekar will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5, and Dr. Harshal Sheth will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

     
  • Know your numbers to learn your risk for heart disease Jan 23, 2015 7:15 PM
    Advocate Sherman Hospital is giving residents the opportunity to learn the numbers that impact their heart health and risk for heart attack and other heart-related diseases. Three locations will offer a $25 blood draw from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 10 through March 7.

     
  • Former “Jersey Boy” travels from “Broadway to Obscurity” this Valentine’s Day at ECC Jan 23, 2015 7:07 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will travel “From Broadway to Obscurity” when former Broadway “Jersey Boy” Eric Gutman performs his hilarious and revealing musical confessional at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. It tells the story of how Gutman, at the peak of his career playing several roles in the Tony and Grammy-winning smash hit “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, made the decision to return to his hometown of Detroit so that he could raise his two young daughters closer to his family.

     
  • Feb. 9-11: Valentine’s Day Art Sale at CLC Artcetera Gallery Jan 26, 2015 3:36 PM
    Check out the Valentine’s Day Sale, being held Feb. 9-11 at the Artcetera Gallery Store at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.

     
  • Woodlands Academy’s Interfaith Prayer Service stresses shared values Jan 27, 2015 1:16 PM
    Students, faculty and staff at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart joined area representatives of the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Islamic faiths in a celebration of values they share during an interfaith prayer service Friday, Jan. 23.

     
  • Victory Rock Fellowship to broadcast on Marengo’s newest radio station, 94.3 FM Jan 23, 2015 10:13 PM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will broadcast worship services on Marengo’s newest radio station, Marengo Community Radio, 94.3 FM beginning in January 2015. The broadcast times will be 11:30 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Both of these time slots are meant to appeal to those who are not able to attend a service but still have a desire to worship remotely.

     
  • Constable: Can lingering decorations get you in trouble? Jan 22, 2015 5:30 AM
    Folks who insist on making a “War on Christmas” out of a simple “happy holidays” might be cheered by this news from the suburban front: In the Battle Against Christmas Decorations, there appears to be a cease-fire. At least when it comes to how long you can keep that plastic Santa on your roof.

     
  • Fox River Grove ski tournament marks 110 years this weekend Jan 23, 2015 5:16 AM
    While most suburbanites would welcome this week's warmer temperatures, Fox River Grove residents are praying for snow. The Norge Ski Tournament marks its 110th year this weekend in Fox River Grove. Organizers said with temperatures rising keeping the slopes snowpacked will be a challenge.

     
  • Lake in the Hills calls off triathlon Jan 22, 2015 5:18 PM
    Lake in the Hills has canceled this year’s triathlon because an outside event organizer backed out. A company specializing in triathlons had approached the village about purchasing and running the event, but backed out last week. “I think it’s a shame that we’re unable to do it this year,” Village President Paul Mulcahy said.

     
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