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  • Sixth graders listen intently as Fern Schumer Champman tells the inspiring story of her mother's imagration from Nazi-Germany through a little-known American program during a presentation at Gavin South School in Ingleside Thursday.

    The week in picturesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids doing charity work and fundraising, charity, give-away prom dresses, and people starting to relax outside in warming temperatures.

  • Photo of 2013’s group at Northern Illinois Food Bank.

    Tri-Cities AFS-USA volunteers give back during World’s Largest Service Event Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    AFS-USA’s Northern Illinois Area Team is proud to announce its participation in the AFS National Day of Service on April 12.

  • McCloud Services encourages public awareness of pests in April during National Pest Management MonthApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    South-Elgin based McCloud Services encourages public awareness of pests in April

  • Elgin’s Abbott Middle School Team “Weeping Angels” discusses their design with Creative Judge Susan Russell of Congressman Randy Hultgren’s office.

    Students excel at 4-H Robotics showcaseApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Twenty-five teams of middle-school students from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties displayed their technical, creative and teamwork skills during the 4-H Robotics Box Bot Showcase in Elgin on March 22.

  • 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Cruz swears in the jury during the mock trial at the 15th annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day.

    Kane County Law Library hosts 15th Annual Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Day Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    “One who leads, serves.”

  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

  • Nicholas C. Allen

    Batavia man, 22, sentenced for drug-induced homicideApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Batavia man pleaded guilty Friday to drug-induced homicide, accused of supplying the heroin that killed Abby L. Nordmeyer last April. Nicholas C. Allen, 22, of the 300 block of North River Street, agreed to an eight-year prison sentence. He will have to serve at least 75 percent of the sentence. Nordmeyer, 24, who lived in South Elgin, died April 5, 2013, according to court records.

  • YWCA Elgin hosts annual Leader Luncheon, awards in MayApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The YWCA Elgin will host its 31st annual Leader Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Seville, Streamwood. The event is held to recognize and empower women leaders in the greater Elgin area that have made significant contributions in the arts, business and professions, communications/technology, education, public service, social service, volunteer/community service, racial justice and corporate organizations.

  • Maria Serban, 6, smiles up at Dylan Snyder, 11, as they play with her younger brother, Victor, 3½, after Dylan presented Maria and her mother, Elena, with a check for close to $4,000 at the South Elgin Lions Club on Wednesday, April 2. All live in South Elgin. Maria, a first-grader at Willard Elementary School, has a rare form of arthritis, and she’s been sick the past few months. Dylan, a fifth-grader at the school, raised funds with a spaghetti dinner and auction last month at the Lions Club where his great grandfather, Leo Snyder, is a member.

    South Elgin boy raises money for schoolmateApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dylan Snyder is only 11, but he knew he had to do something to help out a little girl in need. A fifth-grader at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin, Dylan spearheaded a spaghetti dinner and auction fundraiser held last month for the girl, a first-grader named Maria.

  • Young musicians invited to EYSO open house April 6Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Sunday, April 6, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual open house for prospective musicians occurring in conjunction with the Sunday rehearsals allowing visitors the opportunity to become acquainted with the rehearsal experience.

  • Lucas Mowers of Hampshire, a snowplow driver for Kane County, is shown with his wing-plow truck at the county highway headquarters off Empire Road. “It’s different every time,” he says of his west-central Kane County route.

    Spring spells relief for Kane County snowplow driverApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    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."

  • Dr. Sandy Goldberg

    Elgin hospital joins forces with A Silver Lining FoundationApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dr. Sandy Goldberg, cancer crusader, survivor and founder of A Silver Lining Foundation, joined forces with Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin to provide free mammography to women regardless of ability to pay.

  • Mark A. Clough

    Man faces prison for 2013 Elgin arsonMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 47-year-old South Elgin man faces possible prison time after pleading guilty to setting fire at an Elgin engineering firm in spring 2013. Mark A. Clough, faces anywhere from probation to seven years in prison when sentenced in May and also is being sued for nearly $48,000 in damages.

  • Patient William Spence of Carpentersville, left, meets with Janet Lenz, director of the Shared Care program at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital’s heart failure clinic in Elgin, and Erin Coglianese, director of mechanical cardiac support at Loyola University Medical Center, during a recent visit at Presence Saint Joseph.

    Shared Care site helps patients at Elgin hospitalMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Heart patient William Spence says that among all the difficult things he’s had to endure in the last couple years, one of the bright spots has been being able to get care close to home. Two years ago Spence, 59, of Carpentersville, got a new pacemaker after suffering major heart failure, and had a heart transplant on New Year’s Day.

  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

  • Renz Center Supports Alcohol-Free Weekend Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is National Alcohol Awareness month. Renz Addiction Counseling Center is encouraging residents to participate in a community-wide three day Alcohol-free Weekend April 4-6.

  • Auditions for Nomad Theatre CompanyMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nomad Theatre Company will hold auditions for "Hair," the young adults summer musical. It is for those who have completed ninth grade to college. The auditions will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, or 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 2.

  • Live Wire, a young rock band from the western suburbs, performs at the 15th annual AID Telethon on March 15.

    AID chalks up its 15th telethon success this month Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Association for Individual Development's 15th annual telethon was televised live at Waubonsee Community College on March 15. With the help of more than 800 volunteers, AID was able to raise funds for programs and services benefiting nearly 5,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness and special needs as they work toward their goals of independence and community inclusion.

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