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  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together. Families, couples, and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

     
  • Judson Business Society, faculty develop CREATE 2015 spring speaker series, Judson Shark Tank event Jan 26, 2015 8:13 PM
    Judson University has introduced its first entrepreneurial competition this spring called “Judson Shark Tank.” The event, which will take place in April, will be the finishing touch on an entire semester of speakers and events that focus on innovation and leadership from a Christian worldview.

     
  • Mental illness group offers class for friends and family Jan 26, 2015 1:48 PM
    The National Alliance on Mental Illiness-Kane County North will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families, caregivers and friends of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

     
  • Fox Valley dentists offer free dental care in February Jan 26, 2015 2:22 PM
    Open up wide -- and smile. The Dentists With a Heart program provides free dental care throughout the month of February at Fox Valley area dental offices.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Choosing the best preschool for your child Jan 26, 2015 4:18 PM
    Winter for parents with young children can be the best and worst of times: Christmas celebrations, playing in the snow, feeling cooped up by arctic temperatures and little daylight. Add to that the decisions to be made about the child’s preschool for the upcoming year. Winter is the season for preschool open houses and info fairs, allowing parents to compare their educational choices. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool of East Dundee has some pointers for parents who are looking into preschools.

     
  • Play examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave at ECC Feb. 3 Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present “The Meltdown,” a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson. It will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. This docudrama, written by Edmondson, takes place during the devastating 1995 heat wave that lead to the deaths of nearly 750 Chicagoans in under one week, over double the fatality rate of the Great Chicago Fire. It examines many factors that contributed to both the enormity of the disaster as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the event including politics, race, and social dynamics.

     
  • U-46 band director gives American Grands its rhythm Jan 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    Since picking up his first set of drumsticks in fourth grade, Jon Mortensen hasn’t been able to put them down. “I just knew that percussion was my calling,” said the now 55-year-old band director at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin. Mortensen has been a fixture with the American Grands Piano Festival since its inception 20 years ago. The festival brings together more than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels to perform at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Learning Tree school celebrates educational options Jan 25, 2015 2:25 PM
    The Learning Tree of East Elgin, 845 Summit St., will hold a special event at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, to celebrate National School Choice Week. This event will feature a coloring contest with the students and a lunch to celebrate the teachers.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Kyle M. Frost, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession after a traffic stop at 3:48 p.m. Monday on Red Haw Lane near St. Charles in which the deputy smelled marijuana smoke coming from the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Journalist Bill Kurtis presents “Death by Food” at ECC Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16 about the effects of the American diet. His presentation, “Death by Food: How the American Diet is Killing You," will analyze the reasons the American diet is so high in fat, sugar and salts, the connection between processed foods and rising health problems, and offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient-depleted foods found on the tables of American consumers.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jan 23, 2015 6:03 PM
    Kyle M. Frost, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession after a traffic stop at 3:48 p.m. Monday on Red Haw Lane near St. Charles in which the deputy smelled marijuana smoke coming from the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Learn about a Mediterranean-style diet during Heart Month Jan 23, 2015 4:30 PM
    Curious about the Mediterranean-style diet and how it can benefit your heart and overall health? Residents are invited to attend “Eating the Mediterranean Way: A Heart-Healthy Diet” on two separate dates in February to learn how to follow the diet and make Mediterranean choices at home or while eating out.

     
  • Learn how to prevent a heart attack at February programs Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
    Cardiologists on staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital will discuss how to prevent a heart attack during two programs in February during American Heart Month. Dr. Vineet Dandekar will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5, and Dr. Harshal Sheth will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

     
  • Know your numbers to learn your risk for heart disease Jan 23, 2015 7:15 PM
    Advocate Sherman Hospital is giving residents the opportunity to learn the numbers that impact their heart health and risk for heart attack and other heart-related diseases. Three locations will offer a $25 blood draw from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 10 through March 7.

     
  • Former “Jersey Boy” travels from “Broadway to Obscurity” this Valentine’s Day at ECC Jan 23, 2015 7:07 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will travel “From Broadway to Obscurity” when former Broadway “Jersey Boy” Eric Gutman performs his hilarious and revealing musical confessional at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. It tells the story of how Gutman, at the peak of his career playing several roles in the Tony and Grammy-winning smash hit “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, made the decision to return to his hometown of Detroit so that he could raise his two young daughters closer to his family.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jan 23, 2015 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 January 19.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
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