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  • VNA Health offers free help for marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 15, 2014 1:39 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment sessions throughout the Fox Valley. VNA Health Care’s certified navigators can answer questions about who is eligible for the expanded Medicaid program, what is offered and how to get coverage on the Illinois Marketplace, and other benefits available. There is no charge for their assistance.

     
  • Pingree Grove residents’ vision: More but not too much retail Dec 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    The village of Pingree Grove is taking a proactive look at the future by working on a new comprehensive plan and setting aside money for economic development. “I think the challenge is going to be to try to achieve a balance of retaining the rural feel that attracted us here in the first place, and the convenience of having more retail,” resident Marilyn Foley said.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
  • GreenRoom Improv signs on for extended stay at Hemmens Dec 12, 2014 11:39 PM
    GreenRoom Improv has extended its stay as resident improv group at The Hemmens Cultural Center through December 2015! For over 14 years GreenRoom has been performing their unique, family-friendly improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike and they will continue to hold the popular First Fridays Improv each month at the Hemmens’ lower level 200-seat Cabaret Theater in the Round.

     
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital earns recognition from Joint Commission Dec 12, 2014 11:33 PM
    Presence St. Joseph Hospital has once again been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for specific conditions.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts celebrates artist-members with week of visual, performing art Dec 12, 2014 7:17 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in downtown Elgin, will spend Dec. 16-21 celebrating its artist-members. The week will feature live theater and dance performances by Valerie Meachum and Liliana Reyes and a visual art exhibition featuring the work of Jane Erlandson, Doug Hanson, Jim Lloyd, and Side Street’s Assistant Director Roberto Martinez all in Next Door Theater.

     
  • Annual Dundee Lions basketball tournament starts Saturday Dec 11, 2014 9:48 PM
    The annual Dundee Lions Boys Middle School Basketball Tournament starts this Saturday, Dec. 13, at Westfield Community School in Algonquin. Two games will be played throughout the morning starting at 8 a.m. and the second game at 9:15 a.m.

     
  • Westminster Christian School announces Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:00 PM
    Westminster Christian School Principal Carolyn Palmer is pleased to announce that Angela Bavaro from the graduating class of 2015 has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar. Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state.

     
  • Sing and celebrate at church’s Christmas event Dec 11, 2014 12:59 PM
    First Congregational Church in Elgin invites the community to the seventh annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Think you can’t sing? The instrumentalists, including, guitar, piano, banjo, bass, drums and more will take the lead and the whole audience of carolers surrounding you will make you feel like an opera star.

     
  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers Dec. 15 Dec 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    Two six-year terms for the office of trustee at Elgin Community College District 509 will be elected at the Consolidated Election held April 7, 2015. Prospective candidates can begin filing nominating papers on Dec. 15.

     
  • Inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration set for Dec. 20 Dec 9, 2014 10:30 AM
    Beauty Unique and Juanita Crears Events will sponsor the inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to showcase the Fox Valley’s cultural diversity and its unity on Saturday, Dec. 20 in downtown Elgin.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin hosts successful toy drive Dec 9, 2014 11:52 AM
    Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, in conjunction with the Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, hosted it annual Toys For Tots drive on Dec. 6. Late donations, which are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. 13

     
  • VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 9, 2014 2:28 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Sign up for Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k Dec 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Registration is now open for The Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k on April 26 at McHenry County College. Sign up now for a special rate through Dec. 31.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 162 adults wait for a Literacy Connection tutor Dec 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else’s life in a profoundly positive way.

     
  • Holiday blood drive at Sherman Hospital set for Dec. 22 Dec 8, 2014 9:03 PM
    Adding “donate blood” to the top your holiday to-do list could provide a lifesaving gift for someone this holiday season. Donation centers seek blood products year-round to supply health care facilities across the country, but the need over the holidays is greater as high school and college students go on break and fewer blood drives are held. “It’s a commitment, but people need to understand what a lifesaving effort donating blood is,” says Dr. Bruce Hyman, vice president of medical management at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. “You want it on the shelf when you need it. It’s vital for hospitals to stock adequately for emergencies and trauma situations.” Sherman Hospital is partnering with Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22.

     
  • Moeller, Noland to host Holiday Open House in Elgin Dec 8, 2014 9:20 AM
    State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, announced that she is teaming with state Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, for a Holiday Open House at the district office of Sen. Noland from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.

     
  • 9-foot menorah to light up Elgin as part of world’s largest Hanukkah observance Dec 9, 2014 2:20 PM
    Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin will ignite a public 9-foot menorah erected at Gail Borden Public Library, followed by a communitywide celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, which falls on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

     
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