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  • From left to right, Dr. Jose M. Torres (Superintendent District U-46), Kristi Wisdom (board member), Juan Martinez (board member), Susan Ericson (executive director), Don Hopp (board member), Michelle Frampton (Community Outreach Manager), Mike Warren (board member)

    Students raise thousand to fight hungerMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin, IL – Wednesday, March 5th proved to be a spectacular “Champions of Change” celebration. Students and faculty from fourteen U-46 and Burlington district schools were honored for taking part in Food For Greater Elgin’s Change for Hunger Challenge to help hungry families in need.

     
  • Julie Bickel, right, leading a concert at the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts, will be honored as the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educator of the Year on March 16.

    Wheaton instructor named EYSO’s Music Educator of the YearMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra will award Julie Bickel of Wheaton with its annual Music Educator of the Year Award at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16. The award recognizes a music educator who has made a significant contribution to music education and been particularly supportive of the EYSO. Julie Bickel will receive the award during the “Fantastical Banquet” concerts on March 16.

     
  • Lions to host all-you-can-eat corned beef, cabbage dinner Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The South Elgin Lions Club will be hosting an All You Can Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Sunday, March 16.

     
  • The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra will perform April 12 in the Listening Room in Crystal Lake.

    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park presents the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra: A Poetic, Alternative Rock and Roll Experience Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m., the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra will perform in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Celebrate the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" specialMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Urology, Ltd. is celebrating the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" special now through the end of March.

     
  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

     
  • Jennifer Schmidt (left) and Lee Shumow

    NIU profs write book, develop website to help science teachers motivate studentsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Producing more college graduates in STEM areas is a national priority, and now two Northern Illinois University researchers have written a book on how teachers can help students get more excited about science.

     
  • Burlington Lioness annual spring raffle March 22Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burlington Lioness Spring Raffle on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Mott's Lounge, Burlington starting at 7PM to support Central High School scholarships to (2) graduating applicants. Great prizes for a greater cause!

     
  • The St. Charles North varsity and junior varsity drill teams include: first row, Brittany Allen, AnnaMarie Vivirito, Lexi Artman, Jamie Beaulieu, Colleen Lullo, Kassi Ams, MaryKate Purcell, Nikki Arnold, Anna Spence and Shelby Kroncke; second row: JV coach Colleen Kobler, McKenzie Bell, Ally Hursh, Eleisse Pettigrew, Amanda Ziesmer, Grace Taylor, Bailey Moberly, Isabel Miller, Quinn Samanic, Angelina Battista and varsity coach Nancy Prentiss; and back row, Emilia Sinkkonen, Alissia Rivera, Abby Kott and Becky Zangora. Not pictured: Lexi Zocher.

    St. Charles North drill teams continue 15-year winning streak at TDI State Championship Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Varsity team finished their season with a state championship title in the 3A Division Open Pom category, and third place in the 3A Division Lyrical category. Because of the high points earned in both dances, they took home high honors in receiving the 3A Grand Championship Title.

     
  • Student plans spaghetti dinner, auction fundraiser for sick classmateMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin Leo Dylan Snyder is not one for doing nothing when a sick classmate needs help. Snyder is hosting an All-You-Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner along followed by a live and silent auction on Thursday, March 13, from 4 to 8 p.m.

     
  • Elgin’s Side Street Studio Arts presents ‘Here Comes the Sun’ exhibitMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Side Street Studio Arts, a storefront gallery and performance space in downtown Elgin at 15 Ziegler Court, presents “Here Comes the Sun,” curated by and featuring the work of Elgin artist David Yurgil, as well as Jen-A-Fur, Shealyn Boland, Nicholas Earl, Stephen Lejeune, Tessa Hayes, and Trevor Mckee. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, March 9, with artist receptions and musical performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

     
  • Elgin Choral Union music director Andrew Lewis will lead the Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert this weekend.

    Beethoven works on tap when UIC choir joins ESO, Elgin Choral Union March 8-9Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will be performing “Beethoven Inspired” on March 8-9, at Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Pieces for this performance include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, and Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. Beethoven admired Cherubini, calling him “the greatest contemporary composer.”

     
  • Elgin Lions Chuck Merrell and Ed Bates show off roses prior to their delivery. The club is conducting its 30th annual Rose Day sale.

    Elgin Lions to put proceeds of 30th Rose Day to good useMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Lions Club is having their 30th annual Rose Day to fund their charitable works. They will be selling one dozen long-stemmed roses for $15 between now and April 7 for delivery on April 16-18. Club members will also be selling roses at Elgin train stations during this time.

     
  • Judson University’s spring production, “Ars Liturgica,” will explore the issue of slavery from both historical and modern-day perspectives, using the visual arts, drama, video, dance and music.

    ‘Slavery: Past, Presnet, Future’ focus of Judson’s spring showcaseMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Judson University Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will present its spring production, “Ars Liturgica,” March 14-15 and March 20-22 in the Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Ars Liturgica (latin for “the worshiping arts”) is a multimedia theatrical production that will focus on the theme of “Slavery: Past, Present and Future,” to explore the issue of slavery from both historical and modern-day perspectives, incorporating the visual arts, drama, video, dance and music.

     
  • Get your team onboard for Literacy Connection Trivia BeeMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Information and online team registration is now available for The Literacy Connection’s 17th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.

     
  • Dist. 46 offers scholarships to first-generation college students Mar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is offering its third annual Superintendent Scholarship program, which was established in 2012 to support students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Over the past two years, more than 50 $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to graduating U-46 seniors.

     
  • Alexis Murr, 15, of West Dundee, shares a moment with one of the cats she visits while regularly volunteering at Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin. “I just love animals and want to be a veterinarian when I grow up,” she said.

    Day off from school? W. Dundee teen volunteersFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Alexis Murr of West Dundee volunteers at Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin in her free time.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Manjula A. Paul, 45, of South Elgin, was charged with retail theft at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • S. Elgin woman accused of soliciting carjackingFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    A South Elgin woman is charged with soliciting a carjacking with the intent to harm, authorities said. Michelle Leigh Bertoncini, 39, was charged Tuesday with two counts of solicitation for aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and two counts of solicitation for unlawful vehicular invasion, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

     
  • Sign up for NAMI’s Family-To-Family Education ProgramFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    NAMI Kane County North will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families, caregivers and friends of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

     
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