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Inages: You know it's summer when the cardboard boats start to sink
Jul 27, 2015 1:00 AM
People enjoy the summer heat by riding bulls, carnival rides and cardboard boats
Police presence shuts down McLean Boulevard
By Sara Hooker
Jul 27, 2015 10:49 PM
Police investigating a suspicious item in South Elgin have McLean Boulevard shut down near Kane and Spring streets. The item, being investigated as an explosive, was found outdoors, officials said.
Why it could be years before South Elgin gets train quiet zone
By Elena Ferrarin
Jul 27, 2015 8:04 PM
South Elgin is looking at creating the village's first quiet zoneng the Union Pacific railroad between Center Drive and Robertson Road, but the process could take years.
Why We Walk: Evelyn Saldana, Elgin
By Evelyn Saldana
Jul 27, 2015 2:33 PM
Evelyn Saldana of Elgin is walking in the Get Your Rear in Gear fundraiser in honor of her friend, cancer survivor Sana Mahmood. "She is like a sister to me ... my sister had colon cancer. I didn't think that this could affect someone so young," Saldana says.
Why We Walk: Barb Hannan, North Aurora
By Barb Hannan
Jul 27, 2015 2:37 PM
I lost my mom, Carol Voeks, two years ago on July 21, 2013 to stage 4 colon cancer. This is the third year I am doing the Get Your Year in Gear colon cancer walk, the second year in Elgin.
Get Your Rear in Gear-Elgin aims to help colon cancer patients
By Devin Wells
Jul 27, 2015 2:43 PM
Devin and Sharon Wells of Bartlett organized the first Get Your Rear in Gear-Elgin 5K walk and run last year as a way to honor colon cancer patients and raise awareness about the disease. This year, they hope to increase participation and funds raised for prevention, early detection and treatment of the disease.
Why We Walk: Arpita Patel
By Arpita Patel
Jul 27, 2015 2:28 PM
"If there is one thing I have learned in my personal and professional experience, it's that no one knows their body better than themselves. It's important to trust your gut instincts," says Arpita Patel of Elgin, who is walking in an upcoming colon cancer walk in honor of two friends.
Fideliter Club of Elgin presents donation in honor of late member
Pat Szpekowski, APR
Jul 27, 2015 4:33 PM
The Fideliter Club of Elgin recently awarded Food For Greater Elgin a donation in the amount of $5,000. The club is in the midst of re-branding its image and direction on its new focus of "feeding children in the greater Elgin area." Club president Bonnie Henn-Pritchard said, "Our members will volunteer their time each month at one of our designated three nonprofit organizations. These nonprofits are now considered as the club's ‘Hunger and Pantry Partners'."
Why We Walk: Shaun Will, Elgin
By Shaun Will
Jul 27, 2015 4:45 PM
"In March 2013 I lost my cousin, Jennifer Edgerton, to colon cancer, three weeks before her 38th birthday," says Shaun Will of Elgin, a participant in the "Get Your Rear in Gear" fundraising walk/run.
23rd annual Antique Tool Show and Sale returns to Garfield Farm
Garfield Farm Museum
Jul 27, 2015 9:30 PM
Members of the Early American Industries Association and the Mid-West Tools Collectors Association will hold their annual Antique Tool Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road in Campton Hills. This is the only joint show by these two organizations in the Midwest open to the public. Typically, more than 30 different collectors will have their tools on display and for sale.
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