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  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 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.

     
  • U-46 high school students named Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:16 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is pleased to announce 249 high school students were named 2015-2016 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

     
  • GreenRoom Improv signs on for extended stay at Hemmens Dec 12, 2014 11:39 PM
    GreenRoom Improv has extended its stay as resident improv group at The Hemmens Cultural Center through December 2015! For over 14 years GreenRoom has been performing their unique, family-friendly improv show for thousands of people both old and young alike and they will continue to hold the popular First Fridays Improv each month at the Hemmens’ lower level 200-seat Cabaret Theater in the Round.

     
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital earns recognition from Joint Commission Dec 12, 2014 11:33 PM
    Presence St. Joseph Hospital has once again been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for specific conditions.

     
  • Sing and celebrate at church’s Christmas event Dec 11, 2014 12:59 PM
    First Congregational Church in Elgin invites the community to the seventh annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Think you can’t sing? The instrumentalists, including, guitar, piano, banjo, bass, drums and more will take the lead and the whole audience of carolers surrounding you will make you feel like an opera star.

     
  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers Dec. 15 Dec 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    Two six-year terms for the office of trustee at Elgin Community College District 509 will be elected at the Consolidated Election held April 7, 2015. Prospective candidates can begin filing nominating papers on Dec. 15.

     
  • St. Charles drill teams raise $100,000 at Kick-A-Thon 2014 Dec 15, 2014 9:37 AM
    Each year, the St. Charles North and St. Charles East high school drill teams unite to raise funds to help fight cancer.

     
  • Westminster Christian School announces Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:00 PM
    Westminster Christian School Principal Carolyn Palmer is pleased to announce that Angela Bavaro from the graduating class of 2015 has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar. Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state.

     
  • Soup Kettle chef cooks up good will at Elgin church Dec 10, 2014 1:10 PM
    "I've always enjoyed cooking," said Carl Flaks of Elgin, a longtime volunteer at First Congregational Church of Elgin's Soup Kettle. Flaks, a retired teacher, said the hours he puts into organizing and cooking for the weekly meal are his way of giving back to the community he loves.

     
  • Naperville accountant sentenced in RV financing scheme Dec 10, 2014 8:00 PM
    Two suburban men, including an accountant from Naperville, were sentenced to prison for their parts in a recreational vehicle financing scheme that cost lenders nearly $60 million. Brian McMahon, 55, of Naperville, received a 30-month prison sentence acting as the accountant who facilitated false tax returns, according to prosecutors. Russell S. Ott, 51, of Oswego, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison.

     
  • Improving Elgin invades Larkin’s gym Dec 10, 2014 8:44 PM
    The Elgin boys basketball team has shown signs of improvement in winning 2 of its last 3 games since an 0-3 start. Whether or not the Maroons have improved enough to halt rival Larkin, which has beaten them six straight, will be determined when the rivals meet at Larkin on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

     
  • Inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration set for Dec. 20 Dec 9, 2014 10:30 AM
    Beauty Unique and Juanita Crears Events will sponsor the inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to showcase the Fox Valley’s cultural diversity and its unity on Saturday, Dec. 20 in downtown Elgin.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 9, 2014 4:20 PM
    Bonnie M. Muir, 35, of Streamwood, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, transportation of open alcohol and failure to signal after a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Friday at Ketchum and Allen roads near Hampshire, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 9, 2014 4:13 PM
    A resident of the 0N600 block of King Drive near Geneva reported a case of identity theft Friday after receiving a $1,413 collection notice for an unauthorized purchase made in April 2014, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin hosts successful toy drive Dec 9, 2014 11:52 AM
    Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, in conjunction with the Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, hosted it annual Toys For Tots drive on Dec. 6. Late donations, which are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. 13

     
  • VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 9, 2014 2:28 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Sign up for Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k Dec 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Registration is now open for The Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k on April 26 at McHenry County College. Sign up now for a special rate through Dec. 31.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 162 adults wait for a Literacy Connection tutor Dec 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else’s life in a profoundly positive way.

     
  • Holiday blood drive at Sherman Hospital set for Dec. 22 Dec 8, 2014 9:03 PM
    Adding “donate blood” to the top your holiday to-do list could provide a lifesaving gift for someone this holiday season. Donation centers seek blood products year-round to supply health care facilities across the country, but the need over the holidays is greater as high school and college students go on break and fewer blood drives are held. “It’s a commitment, but people need to understand what a lifesaving effort donating blood is,” says Dr. Bruce Hyman, vice president of medical management at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. “You want it on the shelf when you need it. It’s vital for hospitals to stock adequately for emergencies and trauma situations.” Sherman Hospital is partnering with Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22.

     
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