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  • The 2014 NIU Law Moot Court champion team of second-year law students (standing from left) Nick Perrone and Jesse Guth argued before the distinguished bench of (seated from left): Judge James F. Holderman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court; and professor Barry Sullivan, Loyola University School of Law.

    NIU Law Crowns Moot Court Champions in 32nd Annual Competition Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law recently hosted its 32nd annual Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition for second-year law students. The finals resulted in the 2014 Moot Court champion team of Jesse Guth and Nick Perrone.

     
  • Ken and Pam Bruhn of Elgin gather plants to recreate the Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin Community United Methodist Church Shirley Remes

    Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin ChurchApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin Coummunity United Methodist Church hosts a recreated Garden of Gethsemane, Communion and quiet devotion time 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday April 17.

     
  • Jack Roeser, founder of Otto Engineering in Carpentersville, encouraged Tea Party members to run for GOP precinct committeemen spots in an effort to take over the party from the inside Tuesday night in St. Charles.

    Illinois Tea Party members call for GOP mutinyApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A gathering of about 250 people plotted a GOP mutiny in St. Charles. The annual gathering served as a more of a rally to encourage Tea Party adherents to fill as many local Republican precinct committeemen slots as possible. “You want to know what you can do?” Jim Oberweis told the crowd. “Take over the Illinois Republican Party.”

     
  • St. Charles aldermen boot local, non-retail employer from downtownApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Charles aldermen gave a local employer of 150 people an eviction notice from a downtown office space Monday night because the company is not a retail business.

     
  • Dear Bruce Rauner: We need a heroApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Dear Bruce Rauner: I applaud you for taking on the worst run, most corrupt state in the union. You have got to be a strong man physically and emotionally.

     
  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

     
  • Elgin Junior Service Board to host its 30th production of ‘Follies’ April 26Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Junior Service Board, an 82-year-old organization, will host its 30th production of "Follies" on Saturday, April 26, at Holiday Inn in Elgin.

     
  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

     
  • Caitlin Cox, almost 3, walks with her parents, Meghan and Jeff, during a Juvenile Arthritis benefit walk organized by the St. Charles East High School student council Sunday at the school’s Sports Center. She was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis last September.

    St. Charles East students walk to help 2-year-old girl’s causeApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Six months ago, Caitlin Cox couldn’t even bend her knees. Swelling and pain had stiffened the two-year-old’s joints so badly she had to be carried around the house. On Sunday, the St. Charles girl couldn’t be stopped.

     
  • Karen Lando of St. Charles talks with owner Joe Vajarsky after making a purchase at the Outpost General Store in Wayne. Vajarsky and his wife, Caroline Scheeler, opened the store last September.

    Cold weather tough on Wayne’s Outpost General StoreApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's been a rough winter in many ways, and that's true for the Outpost General Store in Wayne, columnist Dave Heun says after talking with the owner.

     
  • Cliff McIlvaine, who was sued by the city of St. Charles in an effort to get him to finish a project that he first pulled a permit for in 1975, stands on a landing between his original home to the left and new, super-insulated addition on the right, which he hopes to turn into a museum for his and his father’s inventions, along with city memorabilia.

    Another pact reached in decades-old St. Charles home projectApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    An agreement has been reached in an effort to have Cliff McIlvaine, who was first issued a permit for a construction project at his St. Charles home in 1975, to finish work this summer and eventually erect a storage facilty for vehicles and construction materials still on his property. McIlvaine could still be on the hook for about $64,000 in fines, plus attorney fees.

     
  • This was taken at a friends house near Apple Canyon Lake, Ill. This little bird flew into the window and was sitting stunned on the deck. It didn’t move for a few minutes, and I was able to get up close to take pictures.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of April 7.

     
  • Learn history of herbs at St. Charles workshop, take pot homeApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Learn the history of common herbs and create a potted garden to take home during an April 19 "Herb Garden Workshop," offered by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

     
  • Can’t ignore skills of half the populationApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: On the occasion of Pay Equity Day, the American Association of University Women, (AAUW), Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles Branch, expresses continued support of equal pay for equal work for women in our society.

     
  • Kane County officials completed a total rehab project on this home in Carpentersville in 2011. The county used federal dollars to buy the foreclosed property, fix it up, then resell it as affordable housing. More local foreclosed homes are slated for the same treatment with a new batch of federal funds in 2014.

    Kane County to focus fed money on foreclosuresApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Buying, repairing and reselling local foreclosed homes will be the spending focus of $2.59 million in federal money Kane County will receive in 2014. More than half that total will go toward addressing the foreclosure crisis. But local communities will see a sizable chunk for various infrastructure projects.

     
  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy 3 on 3 basketball tournament to help underprivileged kids and cancer patientApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

     
  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

     
  • Get help with utility bills through LIHEAPApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The LIHEAP program helps those people who are disconnected to their utilities.

     
  • Artist Johanna Gullick paints a watercolor during the April 4 Art in Action First Friday Show at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Gullick is a longtime resident partner artists with studio space at Lakeside. Gullick is a professional artist and educator who offers a variety of art classes out of her studio.

    Our Gratitude: Volunteer Appreciation Week Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    There is much anticipation for springtime, especially on the 12-acres of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and grounds of the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake! Spring is a time for growth and reflection for the foundation, as well as time for preparation for the 35th annual Lakeside Fest over the 4th of July Weekend, concerts in ‘the Listening Room’, First Friday art shows, and Hip Hop Explosion programs. The Foundation’s many successes are only made possible with the help from amazing community volunteers and donors!

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bria C. Blackwell, 21, of Jacksonville, Ill., was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for a charge of endangering the life or health of a child on March 12 in Batavia, according to a police report.

     
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