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  • Mooseheart’s Santa gets as much out of Christmas as the kids Dec 24, 2014 7:01 AM
    Bob Miller has portrayed Santa Claus at Mooseheart with a huge team of St. Charles East students as his elves. He also has been Santa with a group of Haines Middle School students as his gift-bearing assistants. Though retired, his annual trips to Mooseheart continue, and on Dec. 19, he donned the red suit and white beard and delivered gifts to Mooseheart’s elementary-aged children for the 11th year.

     
  • Gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    You could say it’s crunch time. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve got your work cut out for you if haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. But you don’t need to panic. There still are plenty of items to buy, and plenty of hours to shop.

     
  • Judson kicks off new year with visiting artist lecture Dec 23, 2014 12:57 PM
    As part of Judson University’s School of Art, Design, and Architecture Spring Lecture and Exhibition Series. visual artist Sergio Gomez will present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in Herrick Chapel. A reception in the Draewell Gallery at Harm A. Weber Academic Center will follow at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

     
  • ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ raises funds for Aurora, Elgin homeless outreach Dec 23, 2014 1:13 PM
    Sign up now for the ninth annual Wayside Cross Ministries fundraiser, “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” benefiting Lifespring and Urban Youth Ministries in Aurora and Elgin Wayside Center in Elgin.

     
  • He carves Dala horses; his daughter paints them Dec 23, 2014 6:01 AM
    He does the carving, and she does the painting. That's how Swedish Dala horses are created by father-daughter team Jason and Julia Lekander of Batavia. The horses are popular in Scandinavian decor, particularly around the holidays.

     
  • S. Elgin students prepping for future in broadcasting Dec 22, 2014 6:17 PM
    Beacon Academy at South Elgin High School prepares their students for a future in broadcast journalism. The program offers hands-on, industry-specific training, state-of-the art technology, and an opportunity to get a head start on higher education. “It’s giving our students some actual fieldwork experience in a real-life situation,” said Tom Bozikis, media teacher at the academy.

     
  • Girl Scout Troop 383 donates paintings to Cancer Care Center Dec 22, 2014 3:45 PM
    Members of Girl Scout Troop 383 from South Elgin visited the Cancer Care Center at Advocate Sherman Hospital on Dec. 21 to donate artwork they created.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 22, 2014 2:13 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of people wrapping gifts for donation, and people receiving donated gifts, Santa Claus meeting with kids young and old, and rooms full of poinsettas.

     
  • Central High students named State Scholars Dec 22, 2014 2:47 PM
    Central High School students were recently named to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s 2015-2016 State Scholars List for outstanding academic achievement.

     
  • Join 29th annual World Healing Meditation Dec. 31 Dec 22, 2014 6:24 PM
    The Center for Spiritual Evolution in Cary is once more hosting the annual World Healing Meditation on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 6 a.m. Doors open at 5:45 a.m. Faithbridge Interfaith Association of McHenry County is co-sponsoring the event this year. There will be a breakfast potluck at 7 a.m.

     
  • Gift Wrapping for Patients is Serious Business at Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Dec 23, 2014 8:01 AM
    Gift Wrapping for Patients is Serious Business at Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “The Shining” January 13 Dec 23, 2014 7:59 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “The Shining” January 13

     
  • Enjoy festive train displays at Sun City through Dec. 28 Dec 19, 2014 3:00 PM
    The Model Railroad Club of Sun City Huntley will be running model trains this holiday season through Dec. 28. Each year, the club raffles off three model train sets. This year’s raffle is a Canadian Pacific Passenger Train set that includes engine, cars, track and a transformer.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 18, 2014 5:31 PM
    Alfonso Estrada Jr. and Edgar A. Torres, both 18 and from Elgin, were charged Monday with armed violence, vehicular invasion, three counts of aggravated battery and mob action, according to court records and a police report.

     
  • Santa touched by S. Elgin special needs students’ unselfishness Dec 18, 2014 11:06 AM
    Elgin school bus driver Greg Stout not only does he get to play Santa Claus, but he gets to share it with special needs students who are the epitome of unselfishness. "I like coming to the special needs class because these kids never want anything for themselves,” he said.

     
  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

     
  • Gather around the campfire to mark winter solstice Dec 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Winter Solstice Campfire at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun. The program will include stories from different cultures, emphasizing the interplay of cultural, astronomical, and ecological events on this pivotal day.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 17, 2014 2:35 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Owen T. Szorc, 24, of St. Charles, was charged Dec. 8 with public drunkenness, according to a St. Charles police report.

     
  • Sing along or just listen at upcoming holiday concerts Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Sometimes the best way to get into the holiday spirit is with music. Whether you perfer the stirring sounds of a brass band, the warmth of a community singalong or the harmony of a professionally-trained choir, you’re bound to find a show you’ll enjoy in the Fox Valley this weekend.

     
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