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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Norwegian National League Of Chicago Offers Scholarships And Cash Prizes Jan 23, 2015 10:35 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.

     
  • Italian buffet to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice Jan 21, 2015 8:34 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is hosting “Viva Villa Verone,” an evening with an Italian buffet and high-energy entertainment. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Villa Verone in Geneva. All proceeds benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Seating is limited.

     
  • Spice up Saturday night at Chili Cook-Off Jan 21, 2015 2:18 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake will have a Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off, and Game Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. There will be prizes for chili, pie, and bingo. It is open to the public and they only ask a free will donation. The chili judging will begin at 5:30 p.m., with pie judging at 6:30 p.m.

     
  • Saint Charles Rowing Club partners with forest preserve, fitness center Jan 21, 2015 6:35 PM
    The Saint Charles Rowing Club and the Kane County Forest Preserve District are pleased to announce the first step in the development and usage of Fox River Bluff East Forest Preserve as a Community Rowing Facility.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts raising funds for art exchange with Phoenix gallery Jan 22, 2015 7:30 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin, in partnership with 11th Monk3y Industries in Phoenix, Ariz., is fundraising for “EXCHANGE,” an art swap featuring Arizona and Illinois-based artists. They are currently working to raise funds via a Kickstarter campaign. On Friday, Jan. 30, stop by the artist reception featuring the selected Illinois-based artists from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Elgin gallery.

     
  • Bags tourney to raise money for those with disabilities Jan 20, 2015 2:02 PM
    Gather with friends and enjoy an afternoon of fun and socializing while helping raise money for programs and services benefitting individuals with disabilities. On Saturday, Jan. 31, the Association for Individual Development will host a Bean Bag Tournament and Bunco Game at its Elgin Training Center, 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin, beginning at 1 p.m.

     
  • Elgin chamber to celebrate 2014 successes with annual meeting Jan 20, 2015 4:22 PM
    The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating another successful year of service to the business community at its annual meeting luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA offers Livestrong Cancer Survivor program Jan 20, 2015 5:50 PM
    The Taylor Family YMCA, 50 N. McLean Blvd. in Elgin, will offer a session of “Livestrong at the YMCA,” a free, 12-week recovery program for adult cancer patients and survivors. Registration is currently open for the session that will begin on March 2. Class sessions are available Monday and Thursday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Class size is small (8-12) to provide individualized attention; and therefore space is limited.

     
  • Wasco Baseball spring registration now open Jan 20, 2015 5:19 PM
    Online registration is now open for the spring 2015 season with Wasco Baseball. They provide a positive, structured, educational baseball experience, rich with sportsmanship and healthy recreational competition for approximately 2,200 boys and girls, age 5 to 17, during two seasons per year (spring/summer and fall). The league has no residency requirements so players are welcome regardless of where you live.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
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