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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

     
  • Small trains draw big crowd to South Elgin open house Nov 23, 2014 6:01 PM
    The trains never stop, and neither did the crowds at the 65th annual Valley Model Railroad Club’s open house and food drive Sunday in South Elgin. Visitors watched trains run around a large HO model railroad layout, and some even had a chance to operate the trains.

     
  • South Elgin animal shelter unveils renovations Nov 22, 2014 5:50 PM
    Anderson Animal Shelter reopened Saturday following a comprehensive remodeling that began about three months ago. Changes include new caging for dogs and cats, new flooring throughout the shelter, new plumbing and a new logo and website.

     
  • South Elgin fifth-graders get lesson on flag Nov 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Fifth-graders at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin get a lesson in flags from members of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post.

     
  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
  • Sign up for Bison Feeding at Lords Park Zoo Nov 21, 2014 1:23 PM
    After the last Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, consider landing a hand to the zookeepers at the Lords Park Zoo at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Children and adults will have the chance to participate in the morning feeding of the zoo's year-round residents: the deer, elk and bison.

     
  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 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.

     
  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 20, 2014 4:21 PM
    Daniel P. Buck, 24, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper lane use at 9:04 p.m. Nov. 10 at McLean Boulevard and Bowes Road, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 20, 2014 4:22 PM
    Phillip G. Lawson, 34, of St. Charles, was charged Monday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 15 grams of heroin, according to Kane County court records.

     
  • Auction at Geneva church raises over $5,000 for local organizations Nov 20, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva raised more than $5,000 for local humanitarian organizations at its “Saturday Night Feverish” auction. More than 100 people packed the church’s historic sanctuary to bid on a variety of items, including baskets of donated goods and services from local businesses and church members. Funds raised are being divided equally between Lazarus House and Mutual Ground.

     
  • Elgin Public Museum hosts “Touching on Traditions” Nov 20, 2014 8:26 PM
    People from around the world who have made their homes in the Elgin area have brought with them a variety of beliefs and traditions. This variety has given the Elgin community a rich diversity which is now part of our cultural heritage. Start a meaningful winter holiday tradition with your family by visiting the Elgin Public Museum’s “Touching on Traditions,” an authentic and culturally inclusive winter holiday exhibition. It features displays and objects of traditional holiday significance from 18 displays.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Three Judson cross country runners to compete in national championships Nov 20, 2014 9:07 PM
    It has been a historic year in the women’s cross country program at Judson University, as three runners will once again make history on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national cross country championships.

     
  • Guy J. Bellaver sculpture dedicated at W & J College Nov 19, 2014 8:30 PM
    Guy J. Bellaver’s sculpture, titled “1970,” has been installed and dedicated at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. The sculpture was chosen in the college’s 1970 Commemorative Public Art Competition, a “work of art commissioned to celebrate the myriad changes that occurred during the 1970 academic year.”

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 18, 2014 5:54 PM
    Dakota R. Beu, 19, of Gilberts, was charged Monday with manufacture/delivery and distribution of a substance he believed to be LSD, according to an Elgin police report.

     
  • CTE presents musical version of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ Nov 18, 2014 2:13 PM
    Modern music will breathe new life into the legends of King Arthur and Camelot this weekend, when Children’s Theatre of Elgin stages “The Sword in the Stone.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
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