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  • 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.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 23, 2014 4:27 PM
    Heather J. Delao, 42, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after deputies were called at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a car stuck on the railroad tracks near Rippburger and Russell roads near Plato Center, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 23, 2014 4:16 PM
    Francisco J. Garcia-Arroyo, 18, of Aurora, was charged with felony retail theft at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, Batavia, according to a police report.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Sep 23, 2014 4:35 PM
    Rodney M. Mcfadden, 47, of Elgin, was charged Monday with aggravated assault of a victim older than 60 and disorderly conduct, court records show.

     
  • Spring spells relief for Kane County snowplow driver Apr 1, 2014 2:39 PM
    Did you drive safely on Kane County roads this winter? You can thank Lucas Mowers for his diligent work as a snowplow driver. “Christmas is on a day that doesn’t snow,” Mowers said. “I know what I signed up for. They know I’m taking care of my business."

     
  • Home and Community Education Units meet Mar 24, 2014 8:48 AM
    On Feb. 27, members of the Hampshire/Henpeck, Plato Center and St. Charles Units of Home and Community Education met at the Safari Oasis in Hampshire to enjoy a buffet luncheon of traditional African preparation.

     
  • Decision on ComEd lines through Kane Co. preserves comes down to money Feb 9, 2014 11:17 PM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners are positioned to intervene on a plan that would place ComEd power lines and towers on the outskirts of two preserves. The district, though, could bend to desires of local farmers and allow lines to run through the preserves instead. But that will only happen if ComEd is willing to pay the district enough to buy one of the neighboring farms. The whole decision will come down to money.

     
  • Wrestling/Fox Valley roundup Feb 8, 2014 10:18 PM
    Class 2A Hampshire regional: The host Whip-Purs finished fifth as a team with 81 points, but advanced numerous individuals to next weekend’s Class 2A Lakes sectional in Lake Villa. Sophomore Kyle Szlenk took second at 106 pounds. Sophomore Wylie Allen also was second at 120. Junior Anton Krocko was second at 182. Freshman Jake Szlenk was third at 113, while senior Omar Perez was third at 126. Sophomore Jonathon Jimenez was third at 285. Class 2A Belvidere regional: Burlington Central had two sectional qualifiers out of Saturday’s Class 2A Belvidere regional. Sophomore Nicholas Maldonado placed third at 106, while junior Chrstian Quiles was fourth at 152. Maldonado as Quiles will compete next Saturday at the Pontiac sectional. Class 1A Alden-Hebron regional: Harvest Christian Academy freshman Rickey Lattanzio placed fourth at 113 pounds at the Class 1A Alden-Hebron regional. Lattanzio will compete in the Class 1A Byron sectional next Saturday.

     
  • ECC tabs Ceh as women’s soccer coach Feb 7, 2014 9:22 PM
    Elgin Community College has named a recent player and a current student to be the head coach of its women’s soccer team. Rick Ceh, who played for the Spartans’ men’s team in 2013 and is currently studying for his Associate Degree in Applied Science at the school, will be the team’s new head coach.

     
  • South Elgin, Streamwood on collision course again Feb 7, 2014 8:36 PM
    If seeds hold, Fox Valley area girls basketball fans could be in for a treat come regional final Thursday in Class 3A and Class 4A. The IHSA released pairings for the postseason on Friday and in Class 4A, South Elgin and Streamwood could meet for the third straight year in a regional final, this time at Jacobs. The Sabres beat South Elgin last year before advancing to the sectional finals and falling to Huntley. In 2012, South Elgin beat Streamwood in the regional final before losing to Cary-Grove in the sectional semifinals.

     
  • Boys basketball/Fox Valley roundup Feb 7, 2014 11:45 PM
    Westminster Christian 48, IMSA 37: The Warriors (12-10) defeated IMSA during first round action of the NAC Tournament. Robert Kleczynski led Westminster with 13 points, while Brad Barker scored 12 points. “Great job defensively. This is a pretty good win for us,” said Westminster Christian Coach Bruce Firchau. Burlington Central 58, Genoa-Kingston 49: The Rockets (16-6, 6-2) beat the Cogs during Big Northern East competition Friday. Sean Fitzgerald led all scorers with 19 points, including 5 3-pointers. Reed Hunnicutt finished with 11 points and James Raney scored 10 for the Rockets. Cary-Grove 47, Prairie Ridge 38: Jason Gregoire’s 25 points helped the Trojans (12-9, 5-3) defeat Prairie Ridge in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action. Tyler Szydlo also did well for Cary-Grove, scoring 13 points. Christian Life 65, Harvest Christian 62: Despite John Vislisel’s 30 points, the Lions (9-11) lost in the first round of the NAC Tournament. Noah Fox scored 19 points for the Lions.

     
  • Girls basketball/Fox Valley roundup Feb 7, 2014 11:40 PM
    St. Edward 49, Guerin 33: The Green Wave (15-8) defeated Suburban Christian opponent Guerin during crossover action Friday. Cece Rapp led all scorers with 17 points, while Madelyn Spagnola finished with 11 points and Katie Swanson added 8 points. “Defense was real good and we were pleased with the way we were able to pressure Guerin,” said St. Edward Coach Michelle Dawson. Bartlett 49, Metea Valley 36: Bartlett beat Upstate Eight opponent Metea Valley during Valley Division competition. Ally Giampapa finished with 16 points for the Hawks. Kaitlin Brohan contributed 7 points, 5 steals, and 3 assists for Bartlett, while Lauren Janczak (8 points) and Elizabeth Arco (7) also played well. Burlington Central 71, North Boone 39: Samantha Pryor led the Rockets (19-4, 10-0) with 27 points, as Burlington Central clinched at least a tie for its second straight Big Northern East title. Shelby Holt had 11 points, while Alison Colby and Kayla Ross scored 9 points apiece for BC. Francis Parker 46, Elgin Academy 43: Susie Cain had a career-high 20 points as well as 11 rebounds and 3 steals as the Hilltoppers (4-14) fell just short in the Independent School League. Liz Huerta had a season-high 8 points for Elgin Academy.

     
  • Jacobs, Dundee-Crown looking for postseason success Feb 6, 2014 7:39 PM
    This year’s IHSA girls’ bowling state series features a new twist. A regional level of competition has been added where the top 4 teams in each regional and the top 10 individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the sectional round. Regionals get underway Saturday morning. District 300 neighbors Jacobs and Dundee-Crown are two Fox Valley-area teams looking to carry over regular-season success into the new postseason format.

     
  • S. Elgin, Huntley, Burlington C. draw top seeds Feb 6, 2014 9:09 PM
    There were few surprises Thursday when the IHSA released the seeds for the upcoming Class 3A and Class 4A girls basketball postseason. In Class 4A, all Fox Valley area teams feed into the Judson University supersectional, which will be hosted by Westminster Christian. Sectional winners from Addison Trail and Crystal Lake South will meet in that Elite Eight game.

     
  • Larkin will honor St. John Friday night Feb 6, 2014 10:26 PM
    Elgin-area superfan Dave St. John will be recognized at halftime of Friday night’s boys basketball game between Larkin and Elgin for his unwavering support of the athletic programs of each high school. St. John, 77, has deep ties to both schools. He is a 1954 graduate of Elgin High, where he met his wife, Nila (Class of ‘56). The couple’s five sons later attended Larkin. Three played sports. St. John soon became a fixture at Larkin sporting events. He even worked the chains for Royals home football games for 10 years. “That’s when I got hooked,” he said.

     
  • Poor shooting fells Burlington Central Feb 4, 2014 10:31 PM
    Burlington Central’s shooting woes finally caught up with the Rockets. They shot just 30 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free-throw line in a 61-54 Big Northern East loss at Marengo Tuesday night. The loss knocked Central (15-6, 5-2) out of a first-place tie in the division.

     
  • Harvest Christian’s Knox reaches 1,000 points Feb 4, 2014 10:14 PM
    Harvest Christian 63, Westlake 38: Junior Kylee Knox eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career in the Lions’ (13-9) nonconference win at home. Knox poured in 32 points on 14 field goals, including 3 3-pointers. She also had 4 assists. “She played a great game; it was a huge honor for her,” Lions coach Kelly Friestad said. “She’s done so well for us the past three years, it was great to get to see her accomplish this and how her teammates rallied around her.” Larkin 59, Addison Trail 28: Behind a stellar defense, the Royals (9-15) were able to pick up the nonconference road victory. Victoria Patterson led all scorers with 19 points while freshman Marlee Kyles netted 13. Forward Rachel Martinez also scored 11 for the Royals. St. Edward 48, Hinckley-Big Rock 30: Freshman Madelyn Spagnola scored a game-high 17 points in the Green Wave’s nonconference win. Cecile Rapp registered in double figures as well with 10 points. St. Edward (14-8) received some good defense, holding the Royals to just 12 points at the half. Batavia 71, Elgin 28: Down two starters, the Maroons (6-18, 1-9) fell behind early in this Upstate Eight River home loss. Anna Eckholm scored a team-high 10 points for the Maroons. Burlington Central 63, Marengo 19: The Rockets (18-4, 9-0) were able to stay perfect in the Big Northern East, winning at home thanks to a trio of sophomores. Sam Pryor led all scorers with 12 points while Kayla Ross and Rebecca Gerke each finished with 11.

     
  • U-46 superintendent to receive humanitarian award Feb 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

     
  • Girls basketball/Fox Valley roundup Feb 3, 2014 10:59 PM
    Huntley 55, Wheeling 35: The Red Raiders (20-3) picked up their 20th win of the season and won their eighth straight in this nonconference victory. Sam Andrews led Huntley with 21 points and Ali Andrews added 19 to lead Huntley. Burlington Central 63, Genoa-Kingston 29: Thanks in part to a 32 point second quarter, the Rockets (17-4, 8-0) were able to cruise to victory on the road in this Big Northern Conference East game. Sam Pryor and Alison Colby both had 15 points on the night for the Rockets, who had every player on their roster play with 8 scoring at least once. Crossroads 29, Elgin Academy 23: Despite getting 10 points and 10 steals from junior Kaitlyn Pearson, the Hilltoppers fell to Crossroads in nonconference action.

     
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