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  • Dedication set for Lao Veterans Memorial in Elgin Jul 9, 2014 3:39 PM
    On Saturday, July 19, the public is invited to attend the dedication of a memorial garden to honor Lao veterans who served side by side with U.S. troops during the Vietnam War as part of “The Secret War.”

  • Get a taste of Greek culture at Elgin festival Jul 9, 2014 9:19 AM
    To those who attend the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival each year, the event appears seamless, says parishioner Polly Gorski. In reality, she said, church members work for months on end to put together a festival that emphasizes and embraces Greek culture.

  • Free Big Band Concert at Elgin’s Wing Park July 15 Jul 10, 2014 11:46 AM
    An evening of Big Band favorites old and new is in store when the 17-piece Jazz Consortium Big Band plays a free outdoor concert Tuesday, July 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wing Park Bandshell, 1010 Wing St., Elgin.

  • Veterans, active duty service members invited to Valor Games Midwest Competition Jul 8, 2014 10:13 AM
    The three-day, multi-sport competition – which will take place from Aug. 20 until Aug. 22 – is the only one of its kind to bring together wounded, ill or injured active duty service members and veterans to instill positive values through sports.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 8, 2014 5:04 PM
    Ten people were charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor at 2:07 .m. June 27 in the 2900 block of Husking Peg Lane, Geneva, according to a police report.

  • Administer Justice offers seminar on student loans Jul 8, 2014 7:58 PM
    Administer Justice, a local non-profit providing free legal, financial, tax controversy and educational services to low-income individuals, will hold a free “Understanding Student Loans” seminar on Thursday, July 10.

  • Side Street Studio Arts offers ‘Festival’ workshops, exhibit Jul 8, 2014 8:52 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court in downtown Elgin, is hosting an exhibition of artist-intern Zelda Vidal’s artwork titled "Festival." The exhibit opens Wednesday, July 9 with the "Write Your Story – Children’s Book Workshop" for young artists who want to write their own stories and dabble in the world of children’s books.

  • Submit comic artwork to Elgin studio Jul 7, 2014 3:37 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin, in conjunction with Gail Borden Public Library's "Comic Book Mania" event, is seeking artwork for "ZWAK!," a comic book art exhibit to be held July 16-27 in the studio's main gallery space. The call is open to artwork of any medium and of any comic style by July 13.

  • It takes many clovers to make a meadow Jul 7, 2014 6:01 AM
    There’s a whole world of clovers out there. Each kind is useful, and each is pretty in its own right. The next time you walk in a field, look around and you’ll surely see a clover or two. Here are some of the varieties you'll find locally.

  • South Elgin man leads effort to rebuild Myanmar universities Jul 7, 2014 7:49 PM
    Watching students at a Myanmar university learn by rote and seeing a chemistry lab with no equipment was a stark reminder that the nation is still emerging from a half century of military rule, said Chris McCord. “That was to me a very evocative moment,” said the South Elgin resident who is leading an effort by faculty at Northern Illinois University to work with universities in Myanmar (formerly Burma) exchanging information and expertise.

  • Elgin Breakfast Rotary celebrates 25 years and honors exchange students Jul 8, 2014 2:54 PM
    The Elgin Breakfast Rotary will be celebrating 25 successful years of service to the local community at the annual Ray Kriske Memorial Hogg Roast, $5,000 Reverse Raffle, and Silent Auction on Thursday, July 10.

  • Dundee Township Rotary Club names Rotarians of the Year Jul 3, 2014 4:09 PM
    Carolyn Kasper and Betsy Little were named "Rotarians of the Year" by the Dundee Township Rotary Club. The club also is beginning its new year with the theme "35/50," which ties in with the goal to reach 50 members by next June. 2015 also marks the club's 35th anniversary.

  • Tour a ‘Garden of Ideas’ in Kane County July 8 Jul 3, 2014 6:36 PM
    As your garden grows this summer, are you thinking about new designs or looking to explore new plant varieties? Inspiration is close to home in the Kane County Master Gardeners’ Idea Garden, which is open to the public from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

  • The Literacy Connection has 150 adults on waiting list Jul 3, 2014 5:54 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 150 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2014?

  • Country Cruisers dance team take first place in Virginia dance competition Jul 2, 2014 7:51 AM
    NO WEB The Country Cruisers dance team won the first competition that they entered at the Mid-Atlantic Dance Classic in Herndon, VA.

  • Fox Valley Hospice offers ‘Grief Takes a Hike’ weekend Jul 2, 2014 3:26 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization offering support for those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is offering “Grief Takes a Hike,” a free weekend adventure for families who have experienced the death of a loved one — grandparent, mother, father, child or other significant person.

  • Local painters exhibit beautiful creations Jul 1, 2014 4:16 PM
    Artists seem to see through different eyes, while we get to enjoy the product of their vision and their inspiration when they share their works of art as a whole. Come see for yourself when The Woodstock Group exhibits beautiful works of art in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

  • Fourth of July fireworks return to Elgin Jul 1, 2014 2:47 PM
    After years of partnering with a neighboring town, the city of Elgin is bringing its fireworks show back within city limits. The city teamed up with the Grand Victoria Casino to create the Rock and Roll Jackpot Fourth of July Concerts and Fireworks in Festival Park.

  • Elgin mayor to cook things up at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market Jul 1, 2014 5:27 PM
    Join the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market this Thursday, July 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with City of Elgin’s Mayor David Kaptain joining Chef Quincy Owens between noon to 2 p.m. in giving a cooking demonstration during their free children’s program.

  • The Conservation Foundation welcomes two new board members Jul 1, 2014 7:11 PM
    Two new board members were appointed to The Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees, both from Kane County.

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