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  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 22.

  • 5K fun run raises funds to benefit Geneva schools Sep 25, 2014 6:01 AM
    The first Mighty Vike Homecoming Hustle Fun Run for the Geneva Academic Foundation will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The Fun Run will include a 5K run, a 1 mile Run/Walk, a Junior Jog for ages 9 and younger, and a Toddler Trot for ages 5 and younger. All races will begin and end at the Geneva High School stadium. Registrations are underway.

  • You can’t custom-order your spouse’s qualities Sep 25, 2014 11:13 AM
    When you're shopping for a car, you can't pick and choose the options you want. You have to pick the option package that fits you best, even if your must-have options come with a few extras you're not crazy about. Our Ken Potts suggests that selecting a spouse is remarkably similar.

  • Veterans can get help with counseling, jobs at ECC Sept. 30 Sep 25, 2014 1:48 PM
    Veterans and family members in need of support services and employment assistance are invited to Elgin Community College Tuesday, Sept. 30, to visit the Department of Veteran Affairs Mobile Vet Center and the Veteran and Family Resource Fair.

  • Get a peek at the creative process at Geneva Art Studio Tour Sep 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    For artists, a studio space is a refuge, an inspiration, a place for creative focus, creative frustration, new energy, fresh ideas, accomplishment and maybe even magic. See where the magic happens on the Greater Geneva Art Guild's second annual Art Studio Tour, which takes place Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28, at various locations around Geneva. For the $10 admission price, visitors will receive a list of artists exhibiting at each location and map.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright home featured on Batavia House Walk Sep 25, 2014 6:42 AM
    Although each of the five homes on the Batavia MainStreet House Walk is special, organizers expect one in particular to be popular — it's a Frank Lloyd Wright home. The eighth annual house walk, which includes a tea at Water Street Studios, takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.

  • Get ready to eat at 50 Men Who Cook fundraiser Sep 24, 2014 12:30 PM
    Bloomingdale will become a foodie paradise this Saturday when the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual 50 Men Who Cook event to help raise money for local schools.

  • Woodland District 50 hosts Green Apple Day of Service Sep 24, 2014 12:24 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 invites students staff, parents and community members to help make Woodland Primary School a healthier, more sustainable learning environment as part of the Green Apple Day of Service.

  • Chaos and order meet in ‘Negentrophy’ exhibit at Fermilab Sep 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Fermilab Art Gallery presents "Negentropy," with paintings and etchings by Renee Robbins and Bruce Riley. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Both artists share an interest in vivid color, obsessive detail, nature, and science.

  • You’re invited to Fran Gustafson’s 100th birthday party in St. Charles Sep 23, 2014 3:05 PM
    Longtime St. Charles resident Fran (Kirby) Gustafson will be 100 years old on Sept. 30. The community is invited to join a birthday party to celebrate a century of love and mission from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

  • Family shouldn’t give her guilt trips about moving Sep 23, 2014 1:05 PM
    She and her husband are ready to head into the next phase of their life, with a possible move in the future. She's afraid her parents and sibling will give her a hard time for wanting to move away. Carolyn Hax says they shouldn't stand in the way of her happiness.

  • Hear Halloween stories that make you jump Sep 22, 2014 12:22 PM
    Experience Halloween beyond trick-or-treating, costumes, and pumpkin carving this year. Instead, celebrate Ray Bradbury’s favorite holiday with some of the most recognized ghost stories, macabre fables, and creepy tales told on the historic Genesee Theatre stage.

  • Sugar Grove rallies around ill former library director Sep 22, 2014 9:21 AM
    Sugar Grove residents are rallying around former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes as she battles malignant brain cancer.

  • Walk to Remember honors babies who died too soon Sep 23, 2014 10:22 AM
    For most of us — the lucky majority — the signs of parenthood are obvious. We have the minivans, the schedules full of playdates and soccer practices. And we have our children, who throw their arms around us at bedtime and say, “I love you too!” Yet some parents aren’t recognizable this way. Like the rest of us, they celebrated their pregnancies, planned for their babies and dreamed of the future as a family. But rather than holding their babies in their arms, they carry the grief of losing a child who never really had the chance to live.

  • ‘Here we were, facing the hardest decision of our lives’ Sep 23, 2014 10:21 AM
    Not once but twice during her pregnancy, Jen Willford and her partner were faced with deciding whether to risk the lives of some of their triplets in the hopes of saving others. Ultimately, they lost their identical twin boys, but the twins' fraternal sister is thriving. The family, which has added another daughter, will honor the boys in A Walk to Remember.

  • ‘We know his brother is watching over him’ Sep 22, 2014 8:44 AM
    Jennifer and John Beckman were expecting twin sons when doctors no longer could hold off Jennifer's pre-term labor. Adam and Ryan fought and grew for six weeks until an intestinal infection took Adam. The couple will walk with Ryan, now a year old, in Adam's honor in the Walk to Remember.

  • ‘She is perfect, too perfect for this world’ Sep 22, 2014 8:42 AM
    Maureen Mena's "pleasant" pregnancy should have brought her a perfect daughter. But during what seemed like labor just a week before her due date, Mena felt the last movements of her Aida Catalina. Mena will honor her daughter by joining the Walk to Remember.

  • ‘I couldn’t stop thinking about having another loss. I couldn’t go through it again’ Sep 22, 2014 8:41 AM
    Just three months after losing their daughter at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Marybel and Matt Shen found out they were having another baby. They were extremely cautious - as were their doctors - but their son was born much too early too. Now the couple will celebrate their children's lives in the Walk to Remember.

  • Maybe you can take it with you Sep 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    In talking with a friend who's nearly 90, our Ken Potts looks at the achievements of that long life and the decisions his friend made that built his relationships with his wife, his children and his grandchildren. That, the friends says, is what makes a good life.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 19, 2014 2:49 PM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 15.

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