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  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • BANA Knights donates gift boxes for kids overseas Nov 11, 2014 9:46 AM
    The BANA Knights Big 10 Featherweight Team, boys ages 9 to 11, got together on a “bye” week for the team to put together gift boxes for children overseas.

     
  • Aurora nabs suspects in heroin, cocaine probe Nov 7, 2014 2:09 PM
    Fourteen suspected drug dealers have been charged and five remain at large after a yearlong heroin and cocaine investigation by Aurora police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, authorities said Friday. “We do know that based on especially the background of these people that were targeted, we’re talking about people with very long criminal records, criminal backgrounds,” Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said. “Just to be able to hold these people accountable, we’re confident that it’s going to positively affect the amount of violent crime in Aurora and the surrounding communities.”

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 28, 2014 5:04 PM
    James B. Randich, 43, of Montgomery, was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries at 7:34 p.m. Saturday near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Lawsuit: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house Oct 23, 2014 7:19 AM
    A mom and her 17-year-old daughter have sued the Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, arguing the two were assaulted and harassed by two workers dressed as clowns holding sex toys earlier this month in the parking lot. "Their conduct was outrageous and extreme," said the woman's lawyer. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

     
  • Montgomery mother, 47, charged with stabbing, trying to poison daughters Oct 11, 2014 7:04 PM
    Montgomery police are still investigating what triggered a mother of three to stab her two youngest daughters and attempt to poison them with a mixture of household items, Chief Daniel Meyers said Saturday. Pamela J. Christensen, 47, is being held in Kendall County jail on $1 million bail.

     
  • Mom accused of trying to poison daughters Oct 10, 2014 4:15 PM
    A Montgomery woman accused of trying to poison her three daughters and stabbing two of them has been charged with attempted murder.

     
  • Girl Scouts open Camp Explorers Oct 7, 2014 2:17 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will open Camp Dean in Big Rock to the public for a Camp Explorers program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This youth and family-friendly event will include cardboard boat races, archery, crate stacking, fishing, and a scavenger hunt.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 3 from Tri-County area Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ gala to benefit Habitat for Humanity Aug 27, 2014 2:03 PM
    A "There's No Place Like Home" gala that includes the showing of "The Wizard of Oz" will be Monday, Sept. 8, at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville to benefit the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity.

     
  • Police reports Aug 12, 2014 7:16 PM
    George Hernandez, 25, of Montgomery, was charged with possession of 2.5 grams to 10 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no vehicle insurance, expired registration and disobeying a traffic control device after a traffic stop at 7:59 p.m. Thursday at West New York and North River streets near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District’s ‘Amazing Race’ returns Aug. 9 Jul 28, 2014 9:41 AM
    The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the famously frenetic TV show “The Amazing Race” returns Saturday, Aug. 9, with the sixth annual rendition of the event at 9 a.m. from the Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora.

     
  • Calvary Church sends 1,000 volunteers to serve community Jul 28, 2014 9:35 AM
    Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Calvary Church in Naperville will go into 16 sites around the community to perform cleanup projects and be an extension of God’s love on Aug. 2 and 3.

     
  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District board to be elected, not appointed Jul 24, 2014 6:00 PM
    Commissioners for the Fox Valley Park District, the second-largest in the state, will be elected rather than appointed by county board chairmen. "I would never argue against democracy," Kane chairman Chris Lauzen said, while expressing some misgivings about the change, which takes effect in 2017.

     
  • 2 years in prison for final person in 2013 hammer murder of Aurora teen Jul 17, 2014 7:07 PM
    An Aurora man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after admitting to his role in the murder of Abigail Villalpando, 18, in Aurora in early 2013. Enrique Prado, 20, was present when Juan Garnica beat and killed Villalpando with a hammer and helped dispose of her body. Prado got a lighter sentence because he agreed to testify against Garnica, who pleaded guilty and got 30 years in prison.

     
  • Planes to spray for gypsy moths over Montgomery, Geneva Jun 26, 2014 3:25 PM
    If you see planes flying over Montgomery or Geneva early Monday, June 30, don’t panic. It’s the state Department of Agriculture spraying for the dreaded gypsy moth. Sometimes the planes can be noisy, and they start dropping small pheromone flakes at the crack of dawn. The state of Illinois doesn’t always get a lot of calls of complaint, but they like to spread the word as early and often as possible to make sure residents have a heads-up.

     
  • Oscar nominee from Oswego sees ‘beautiful people’ in prisons Jun 16, 2014 5:16 PM
    Filmmaker Edgar Barens is going back to jail. In fact, the Oswego native is going to 50 prisons this fall, showing inmates and wardens his Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.” Barens’ goal is to get the jails to start inmate-run, privately funded hospice programs. “If I can get it out there ... I think it’s going to be a game changer,” said Barens.

     
  • Fox Habitat for Humanity partners with family to help autistic son Jun 9, 2014 8:38 AM
    Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is raising money to provide Joey Genovese of Aurora, who is autistic, with a service dog.

     
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