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  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 7, 2015 5:31 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter opens public low-cost spay/neuter clinic Jan 7, 2015 9:30 PM
    Animal shelters are affected every day, by the tragedy of pet overpopulation. News: Nationwide, 3-5 million unwanted pets are euthanized in shelters every year. Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin has launched a low-cost spay/neuter program to address the pet overpopulation problem in the Fox Valley community by making spay and neuter surgeries more affordable for pet owners.

     
  • Ecker Center nets $1,000 for Christmas tree sales Jan 6, 2015 2:01 PM
    The Ecker Center for Mental Health in Elgin recently received a $1,000 check from Windy Hill Christmas Tree Farm in Gleason, Wisconsin, and Ziegler ACE Hardware in Elgin.

     
  • Casino manager’s wife opening restaurant with video gambling Jan 7, 2015 8:31 AM
    The wife of the general manager of Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin is planning to open a new restaurant in South Elgin with video gambling machines, which the casino industry has decried as eating away at revenues.

     
  • Grace Lutheran hosts popular barn service, plans chili, pie cook-off Jan 6, 2015 9:00 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake hosted a Christmas Eve Barn Service. You read that correct, in a barn! The worship service is hosted in a church member's barn with portable sound system, video screen, and projector brought in by the church.

     
  • Norge readies for International Ski-Jump Tournament Jan 6, 2015 8:57 PM
    Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove is prepping its hills and massive 150-foot high tower for its 110th annual Ski Jumping tournament and has been doing so every winter since its founding on the shores of the Fox River in 1905.

     
  • Elgin 360 photo club shoots for the stars Jan 5, 2015 9:55 PM
    Capturing the vast beauty of a star field or the detail of the moon’s Sea of Tranquility can truly be the Final Frontier for many photographers. What equipment do you need? How do you best determine the ideal location to shoot from? These and other questions are what all good astrophotographers need to ask before setting out on their first star trek.

     
  • Hyman kicked off ballot in South Elgin Jan 5, 2015 9:53 PM
    A former South Elgin village board member’s attempt to run again in April was thwarted when he was kicked off the ballot by an electoral board. The South Elgin electoral board — comprised of Village President Steve Ward, Village Clerk Margo Gray and Village Trustee John Sweet — ruled Monday that Gary Hyman didn’t submit enough signatures in support of his election petition.

     
  • Fox Valley Jewish School makes blankets for veterans Jan 6, 2015 9:20 PM
    Three very special blankets are now available for patients to use at Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital. Students at Fox Valley Jewish School in Geneva contributed to the creation of these blankets as each child decorated an 8-inch muslin square.

     
  • Kane County Fair talent contest winners to compete in Springfield Jan 6, 2015 9:33 PM
    The Kane County Fair 2014 Talent Contest first-place winners Sophia Peterson of Elgin (Junior Division) and Erin Newman of St. Charles (Senior Division) will represent Kane County and compete on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Official Talent Contest State Competition in Springfield.

     
  • CASA Kane County offers training, asks men to volunteer Jan 2, 2015 3:14 PM
    CASA Kane County will hold general information meetings for individuals interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for abused and neglected children. Currently, only about 24 percent of CASA volunteers are men, but more than half of the organization’s caseload involves boys and young men in need of strong role models.

     
  • Fox Valley residents made their marks in 2014 Jan 2, 2015 12:01 AM
    In 2014, Fox Valley residents made their mark on the suburbs. From breaking down barriers and helping homeless people to leading their communities, they all made a difference.

     
  • Quit smoking for a New Year’s resolution Jan 2, 2015 11:59 AM
    Quit smoking as your New Year’s resolution! “Freedom From Smoking” is a seven-week free program for adults trying to quit smoking. Learn what triggers the need to continue smoking, how to cope with changes in quitting and how to find the necessary support.

     
  • All-Canada Show returns to Chicago area Jan 2, 2015 6:50 PM
    The All-Canada Show returns to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on Jan. 8-11 featuring Canada’s top fishing and hunting destinations. The event includes: free seminars, free maps and travel guides, free hunting simulator and, on opening night, a free Eppinger 2015 collector lure.

     
  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

     
  • EYSO to host annual Faculty Recital Dec 31, 2014 9:11 AM
    The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra will host its fourth annual Faculty Recital from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • Wildlife photo contest now accepting entries Dec 31, 2014 3:04 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is accepting entries for its 2015 Wildlife Photo Contest. Prizes will be awarded for top five photos. This contest is open to amateur photographers only. All submissions must be received at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center by Friday, Jan. 9.

     
  • WIM Fox Valley presents Andrew Grams, up close and personal Dec 30, 2014 5:01 PM
    Women in Management Fox Valley presents a special “up close and personal” interview with Andrew Grams, music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, at the WIM Fox Valley meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8. The luncheon will be held at the Elgin Country Club. Area women business owners and managers are welcome to attend this month’s presentation. Reservations must be made for attendance online.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA offers tips for achieving New Year’s resolutions Dec 30, 2014 4:46 PM
    Each year, millions of Americans resolve to get in better shape and become healthier versions of themselves. According to a recent YMCA survey of more than 1,000 adults, less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolution in 2014.

     
  • Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Kane County Dec 30, 2014 8:07 PM
    Keep your Christmas tree out of the landfill. In Kane County, there are many options for recycling/mulching your tree. Below is a list of cities, villages, and township’s tree recycling programs. It also lists a couple of drop-off locations in case you miss the city program or just want to deliver it yourself.

     
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