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  • Batavia festival to feature pet parade, night run Jul 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    For lifelong Batavia resident Craig Foltos, making people laugh has always been a priority in the 16 years he has volunteered at the Batavia Windmill City Festival. At this year's four-day fest, which takes place starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, he will emcee the pet parade and help with the ice cream eating contest, long-standing festival traditions. "There are enough hardships in life," Foltos said. "If you get the chance to laugh or to make someone laugh, it's all worthwhile."

     
  • Long-running fair bringing art to Naper Settlement Jul 9, 2014 12:55 PM
    More than 100 artists will display their works this weekend when the 55th annual Naperville Woman’s Club Juried Art Fair returns to Naper Settlement. The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the settlement’s 12-acre grounds at 523 S. Webster St. “A lot of people like that they can walk around downtown and they also get to walk around and see the settlement,” club President Janet Coffey said. “It gives them a nice day to spend looking at different art pieces and also looking at different buildings.”

     
  • Grandwood Park Park District’s Summerfest going retro this weekend Jul 8, 2014 12:54 PM
    The Grandwood Park District Summerfest is going retro in 2014, organizers said. The event will return to Lake Park, and they’ll reintroduce family games, pub-sized tables near the food and drink area and bring it back to a neighborhood event where it had been in the past.

     
  • It’s barbecue fest weekend in the Fox Valley Jul 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    The aroma of grilled meats and the sounds of live music will fill the air this weekend at two barbecue festivals in the Fox Valley -- Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest and the Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Competition and Festival in St. Charles.

     
  • Civil War Days return to Lakewood Forest Preserve Jul 7, 2014 12:19 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District's annual Civil War Days is set for Saturday and Sunday near Wauconda. It's the 23rd consecutive year of the event staged by the Lake County Forest Preserve District near Wauconda.

     
  • See early images of Lake Zurich in postcard exhibit Jul 7, 2014 12:08 PM
    More than 200 original images of early Lake Zurich are on display through August at the Ela Historical Society Museum, 95 E. Main St., Lake Zurich.

     
  • Exploring the world may mean accepting its dangers Jul 7, 2014 8:30 AM
    On a family vacation, our Ken Potts discovered his daughter had a weighty issue on her mind: the threat of terrorism. That's when he realized how much the world had changed after the attacks of Sept. 11.

     
  • Award-winning playwright meets with Harper College theater students Jul 7, 2014 9:41 AM
    "Driving Miss Daisy" playwright Alfred Uhry shared his inspirations and offered some feedback to Harper College theater students. The Academy Award winner's recent visit comes as Harper's troupe prepares to stage his Broadway play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jul 4, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week ofJune 30.

     
  • Highwood parparing to host fifth annual Bloody Mary Fest Jul 3, 2014 12:50 PM
    Highwood’s "Bloody Mary Fest is coming back with a bang. In its fifth year, the festival will take place Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave.

     
  • Dist. 300 ensemble books parade gig Jul 2, 2014 2:05 PM
    The Dundee Middle School Street Ensemble in which kids learn music by beating garbage cans, paint buckets, metal chairs, pots and pans and the like, has booked a parade gig at Sleepy Hollow’s Fourth of July Celebration. The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. What’s special about the ensemble is it's open to any student, regardless of musical ability or knowledge, according to an email from Matthew Bishop, the ensemble’s director and the school’s music teacher.

     
  • Yes to fireworks, but not on the Fourth Jul 2, 2014 6:01 AM
    Not every town has its fireworks show on the Fourth of July. Take Fox River Grove, which always has its show on the Saturday after Fourth of July weekend. “There are always so many other venues during (Fourth of July weekend), it is nice to have it later,” said village clerk Donna Brouder. “And we seem to draw more people.”

     
  • Fourth of July fireworks return to Elgin Jul 1, 2014 2:47 PM
    After years of partnering with a neighboring town, the city of Elgin is bringing its fireworks show back within city limits. The city teamed up with the Grand Victoria Casino to create the Rock and Roll Jackpot Fourth of July Concerts and Fireworks in Festival Park.

     
  • Join Great Lakes Naval Station to celebrate Independence Day Jul 1, 2014 12:48 PM
    Join the Great Lakes Naval Station in celebrating freedom and patriotism at one of Lake County’s largest Fourth of July celebrations with two days of music, fun and fireworks on Ross Field.

     
  • Which hand you use, flexibility may be in your genes Jun 30, 2014 12:52 PM
    “Why am I double jointed?” and “Why am I right-handed?” asked fifth-grade students in Elise Diaz and Caroline DiCentio’s class at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee.

     
  • Faith-based group to teach inner city kids about gardening Jun 30, 2014 9:15 AM
    Cultivate. Nurture. Prepare. Grow. Each of these words could be referring to tending a garden or educating youths. One Chicago area group is doing both with a new Aurora-based project.

     
  • Bonnie Dundee Golf Club brings new hybrid sport of FootGolf to Fox Valley Jun 27, 2014 8:24 AM
    Switch out a golf ball for a soccer ball and replace a golf club with your foot, and you get FootGolf, a growing international sport making an appearance in various parts of the country, including in Illinois. The most recent course has opened at Bonnie Dundee Golf Club in Carpentersville.

     
  • Mundelein Community Days begins July 3 Jun 27, 2014 3:47 PM
    If you’re in the mood for a car show, a carnival, fireworks or a parade, head to Mundelein for the annual Community Days festival. The festival opens Thursday, July 3 and continues through Sunday, July 6.

     
  • Moving Picture: Batavia man’s bike ride helping Africa Jun 27, 2014 1:29 PM
    Justin Ahrens of Batavia conceived the Wheels4Water ride from Boston to Chicago to raise money to supply water for life for 1,000 people in Uganda. He and his team more than doubled their goal and now Lifewater International will be able to supply a lifetime of water to more than 2,300 people with the more than $93,000 raised.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jun 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of June 23.

     
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