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  • Free college financial aid/FAFSA completion events offered Jan 14, 2015 10:00 AM
    College applicants and their parents can get assistance to complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at sessions across Lake County from Jan. 10 through early March.

     
  • Carpentersville man almost framed in theft now guilty of making false report Jan 11, 2015 5:50 PM
    A 37-year-old Carpentersville man almost framed by a former Elgin cop in 2011 for stealing a cellphone was sentenced to probation and fined $500 for calling 911 more than a dozen times while drunk in 2013; a Maple Park winery plans fundraiser mixing flowers and art for CASA Kane County on Jan. 16.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 10, 2015 1:29 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • 2 charged after horse found dead near Maple Park Jan 9, 2015 7:21 PM
    The owners of a horse kept in Maple Park have been charged with failing to provide adequate food, water and shelter. Neighbors reported seeing a dead horse near the fence of a farm on Peterson Road Tuesday.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jan 9, 2015 1:01 AM
    Johanna E. Lewellyn, 27, of Elgin, was charged with possession of marijuana, no insurance, and failure to reduce speed after she crashed in a culvert at about 4:46 p.m. Sunday near Route 38 and Schrader Road in Maple Park and was pinned in her car, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • CEO Unplugged offers personal look at ESO leader Jan 9, 2015 6:04 PM
    How does a corporate executive transition from retirement to overseeing a leading local symphony orchestra? What prompted his decision? How has his business experience affected the direction of his new role? Find out how David Beardon, chief executive officer of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, defines his leadership style by attending the next Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce popular series, “CEO Unplugged.”

     
  • “Figurative Expressions: Spice of Life” on display at Fine Line Jan 8, 2015 10:13 PM
    The noble, beautiful human form, inspired by live models, will fill the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s next gallery show, opening this Friday, Jan. 9. Artists who attend Fine Line’s “Life Drawing” sessions present their drawings, paintings, collage and other mixed media. This show is free and open to the public.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 8, 2015 4:05 PM
    Eduardo D. Ferrer Jr., 36, of Aurora, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 2:34 a.m. Tuesday after deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call and domestic disturbance at his home, and he failed to comply with deputy’s commands, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Order a singing valentine for your sweetheart Jan 8, 2015 9:36 PM
    If your Christmas present for your significant other, just wasn’t up to par, then this is your opportunity to make it all right. The Fox Valley Men of Harmony will have multiple quartets ready to deliver a singing valentine on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb 14, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 52 Recruits Jan 7, 2015 5:44 PM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 52 recruits representing 39 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past fall. Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Deputy Sheriff Justin Hill of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. Officer Gerard Gannon of the Round Lake Beach Police Department earned the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Brett Darst of the Northlake Police Department won the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award. Officer Jamie Goschey of the Batavia Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Andrew Switalski of the Evergreen Park Police Department earned the Leadership Award. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved. The graduating recruits are as follows: Eric Babczak, Willowbrook Police Department Chase Bending, Glenview Police Department Timothy Breslin, Streamwood Police Department Ryan Butcher, Arlington Heights Police Department Michael Dailly, Elk Grove Village Police Department Brett Darst, Northlake Police Department Melissa Douglas, Harper College Police Department James Etchingham, Palatine Police Department James Friel, Northbrook Police Department Seth Frontone, Deerfield Police Department Gerard Gannon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Antonio Garcia, Hoffman Estates Police Department Jamie Goschey, Batavia Police Department Ryan Grahn, Oak Forest Police Department Alexander Guevara, Evergreen Park Police Department Steven Guther, Elk Grove Village Police Department Fredrick Hailer, Carpentersville Police Department Justin Hill, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Zane Holland, Wheaton Police Department Mark Johnson, Elk Grove Village Police Department Christopher Jones, Bensenville Police Department Brett Kielbasa, Woodridge Police Department Henri Krueger, College of Lake County Police Department Jason L’Amas, Tinley Park Police Department Kevin Lamb, Buffalo Grove Police Department Crystal Marshall, South Holland Police Department James Martino, Willowbrook Police Department Michal Mazur, Glenview Police Department Michael McCullough, Montgomery Police Department Matthew G. McDonald, Crystal Lake Police Department Elizabeth McGuire, Wilmette Police Department Adam D. McMahon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Shannon McMillon, Buffalo Grove Police Department Thomas B. Molloy, Elk Grove Village Police Department Russell Monk, Wilmette Police Department Michael Munoz, Wheeling Police Department Patrick O’Donnell, Oak Lawn Police Department Alexandra Ovington, Round Lake Police Department Nathan Parks, Hoffman Estates Police Department Bhavik Patel, Oakton Community College Police Department Lidia G. Patitucci, Naperville Police Department Michael Pignato, Lincolnwood Police Department Alex Prafke, Cary Police Department Eric Quinones, Cary Police Department Nelson Rodriguez, Round Lake Police Department Joseph Salinas Sr., Kane County Sheriff’s Office Eric Sarat, Darien Police Department Daniel Schahczinski, Wilmington Police Department Christopher Stearns, Mount Prospect Police Department Andrew Switalski, Evergreen Park Police Department Bradley Vos, Skokie Police Department Quintana Ward, Evergreen Park Police Department College of DuPage Senior Vice President Thomas J. Glaser and Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute Thomas Brady offered their congratulations to the graduating recruits. Trustee Dianne McGuire represented the College’s Board of Trustees. The keynote speaker was Chief Stephen Schmidt of the Elk Grove Police Department. The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 7, 2015 5:31 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter opens public low-cost spay/neuter clinic Jan 7, 2015 9:30 PM
    Animal shelters are affected every day, by the tragedy of pet overpopulation. News: Nationwide, 3-5 million unwanted pets are euthanized in shelters every year. Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin has launched a low-cost spay/neuter program to address the pet overpopulation problem in the Fox Valley community by making spay and neuter surgeries more affordable for pet owners.

     
  • Grace Lutheran hosts popular barn service, plans chili, pie cook-off Jan 6, 2015 9:00 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake hosted a Christmas Eve Barn Service. You read that correct, in a barn! The worship service is hosted in a church member's barn with portable sound system, video screen, and projector brought in by the church.

     
  • Fox Valley Jewish School makes blankets for veterans Jan 6, 2015 9:20 PM
    Three very special blankets are now available for patients to use at Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital. Students at Fox Valley Jewish School in Geneva contributed to the creation of these blankets as each child decorated an 8-inch muslin square.

     
  • Kane County Fair talent contest winners to compete in Springfield Jan 6, 2015 9:33 PM
    The Kane County Fair 2014 Talent Contest first-place winners Sophia Peterson of Elgin (Junior Division) and Erin Newman of St. Charles (Senior Division) will represent Kane County and compete on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Official Talent Contest State Competition in Springfield.

     
  • Scholarships for local students offered by Community Foundation Jan 2, 2015 3:21 PM
    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley’s 2015 Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis during the 2015-16 academic year.

     
  • CASA Kane County offers training, asks men to volunteer Jan 2, 2015 3:14 PM
    CASA Kane County will hold general information meetings for individuals interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for abused and neglected children. Currently, only about 24 percent of CASA volunteers are men, but more than half of the organization’s caseload involves boys and young men in need of strong role models.

     
  • All-Canada Show returns to Chicago area Jan 2, 2015 6:50 PM
    The All-Canada Show returns to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on Jan. 8-11 featuring Canada’s top fishing and hunting destinations. The event includes: free seminars, free maps and travel guides, free hunting simulator and, on opening night, a free Eppinger 2015 collector lure.

     
  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

     
  • Wildlife photo contest now accepting entries Dec 31, 2014 3:04 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is accepting entries for its 2015 Wildlife Photo Contest. Prizes will be awarded for top five photos. This contest is open to amateur photographers only. All submissions must be received at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center by Friday, Jan. 9.

     
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