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  • Members of the “got robot?” 4-H club and FTC robotics team will be on hand to demonstrate their award-winning robot at the 2014 4-H Robotics Showcase for DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties on Saturday, March 22. The free event will be at Abbott Middle School in Elgin.

    4-H robotics clubs meet in Elgin for annual showcase March 22Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Interested in learning more about robotics? Come watch dozens of local 4-H robotics teams share their work at the second annual 4-H Robotics Showcase on Saturday afternoon, March 22, at Abbott Middle School in Elgin. The free event will feature more than 25 4-H robotics clubs and teams from DuPage, Kane & Kendall counties. The goal is to share their experiences, showcase their hard work and learn from each other.

  • Beth Wood plays the violin at a previous Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra faculty recital. A recital is scheduled for Sunday, March 23, at Elgin Community College.

    EYSO leaders play together in faculty recitalMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The third annual Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital, a free faculty recital to raise donations for EYSO Scholarship Fund, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Spartan Auditorium, Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

  • Congrats; we’ve reached bottomMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: Let’s do the moral limbo. How low can you go? Let’s initially set the bar at the molestation/rape of a child. Considered by many to be the most despicable of crimes. Surely we can’t go lower.

  • Burlington Lioness annual spring raffle March 22Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burlington Lioness Spring Raffle on Saturday, March 22, at Mott's Lounge, Burlington, starting at 7 p.m. to support Central High School scholarships to two graduating applicants. Great prizes for a greater cause!

  • Dr. Sandy Goldberg will emcee the Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show on April 5.

    Fashion show to benefit hospitalMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’ve had enough polar vortex weather and are tired of the arctic cold, take a chance to win a Grand Cayman getaway plus $500 and “Get Carried Away” at the Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show 2014.

  • YWCA Elgin to host 31st annual Leader Luncheon May 8Mar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The YWCA Elgin is hosting its 31st annual Leader Luncheon May 8 at the Seville in Streamwood. There is still time to submit your nominations for women leaders in the community. This event is attended by hundreds of community leaders, business representatives and volunteers who acknowledge and honor women in the Elgin area that have made significant contributions to the community.

  • Artist Dan Caldwell, right, and son Ryan put finishing touches on Fine Line's new sign.

    Finessed at the Forge for Fine LineMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new handcrafted sign graces the entrance of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, on Bolcum Rd. in St. Charles.

  • This weekend, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra continues its 38th season with “Fantastical Banquet” concerts, celebrating the genius and influence of William Shakespeare through music inspired by his canon.

    EYSO performs music inspired by Shakespeare’s worksMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Sunday, March 16, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform the second concerts of its 38th season.The “Fantastical Banquet” concerts celebrate the magic of Shakespeare’s language, in opera, song, and incidental music for the theater, with works by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Gounod, and Verdi.

  • Hospital helps residents with insurance enrollmentMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Presence St. Joseph Hospital, 77 N. Airlite St. in Elgin, is participating in an Affordable Care Act “Week of Enrollment,” which started March 10. This Presence Health systemwide initiative will help local residents without health insurance sign up for a plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The goal is to help a maximum number of Illinois residents enroll in health insurance plans before open enrollment closes on March 31.

  • Girl Scouts celebrate faith-based connectionsMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Girl Scouts and faith-based communities share an enduring tradition of Girl Scouting and spiritual expression that spans the organization’s history. The Girl Scout experience is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include principles and values common to most faiths.

  • From left to right, Dr. Jose M. Torres (Superintendent District U-46), Kristi Wisdom (board member), Juan Martinez (board member), Susan Ericson (executive director), Don Hopp (board member), Michelle Frampton (Community Outreach Manager), Mike Warren (board member)

    Students raise thousand to fight hungerMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin, IL – Wednesday, March 5th proved to be a spectacular “Champions of Change” celebration. Students and faculty from fourteen U-46 and Burlington district schools were honored for taking part in Food For Greater Elgin’s Change for Hunger Challenge to help hungry families in need.

  • Julie Bickel, right, leading a concert at the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts, will be honored as the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educator of the Year on March 16.

    Wheaton instructor named EYSO’s Music Educator of the YearMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra will award Julie Bickel of Wheaton with its annual Music Educator of the Year Award at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16. The award recognizes a music educator who has made a significant contribution to music education and been particularly supportive of the EYSO. Julie Bickel will receive the award during the “Fantastical Banquet” concerts on March 16.

  • Celebrate the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" specialMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Urology, Ltd. is celebrating the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" special now through the end of March.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • Burlington Lioness annual spring raffle March 22Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burlington Lioness Spring Raffle on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Mott's Lounge, Burlington starting at 7PM to support Central High School scholarships to (2) graduating applicants. Great prizes for a greater cause!

  • Elgin’s Side Street Studio Arts presents ‘Here Comes the Sun’ exhibitMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Side Street Studio Arts, a storefront gallery and performance space in downtown Elgin at 15 Ziegler Court, presents “Here Comes the Sun,” curated by and featuring the work of Elgin artist David Yurgil, as well as Jen-A-Fur, Shealyn Boland, Nicholas Earl, Stephen Lejeune, Tessa Hayes, and Trevor Mckee. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, March 9, with artist receptions and musical performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

  • Elgin Choral Union music director Andrew Lewis will lead the Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert this weekend.

    Beethoven works on tap when UIC choir joins ESO, Elgin Choral Union March 8-9Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will be performing “Beethoven Inspired” on March 8-9, at Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Pieces for this performance include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, and Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. Beethoven admired Cherubini, calling him “the greatest contemporary composer.”

  • Elgin Lions Chuck Merrell and Ed Bates show off roses prior to their delivery. The club is conducting its 30th annual Rose Day sale.

    Elgin Lions to put proceeds of 30th Rose Day to good useMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Lions Club is having their 30th annual Rose Day to fund their charitable works. They will be selling one dozen long-stemmed roses for $15 between now and April 7 for delivery on April 16-18. Club members will also be selling roses at Elgin train stations during this time.

  • Judson University’s spring production, “Ars Liturgica,” will explore the issue of slavery from both historical and modern-day perspectives, using the visual arts, drama, video, dance and music.

    ‘Slavery: Past, Presnet, Future’ focus of Judson’s spring showcaseMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Judson University Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will present its spring production, “Ars Liturgica,” March 14-15 and March 20-22 in the Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Ars Liturgica (latin for “the worshiping arts”) is a multimedia theatrical production that will focus on the theme of “Slavery: Past, Present and Future,” to explore the issue of slavery from both historical and modern-day perspectives, incorporating the visual arts, drama, video, dance and music.

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