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  • St. Charles community defined by a family’s contributions Nov 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    There is, perhaps, no family that's placed a larger stamp on St. Charles as a community than the Norris-Collins-Baker brood.

     
  • Indoor e-cig ban vote coming Monday in St. Charles Nov 26, 2014 8:00 PM
    St. Charles will ban indoor use of e-cigarettes in public places at the next city council meeting. They'll also establish new punishments for tobacco merchants who sell to minors. So far, no one has protested the new regulations.

     
  • Plan ahead for Black Friday shopping in the Fox Valley Nov 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    Make a plan. If you're heading out to shop Black Friday or Thanksgiving Day, that's the one piece of advice expert shoppers and mall officials say is necessary. Especially now, when some stores don't open until Black Friday, while others are open Thanksgiving and still others are offering big deals today.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 26, 2014 3:25 PM
    Kendal B. Rusin, 25, of Geneva, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (500 to 2,000 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 3:09 a.m. Nov. 16 at his house, according to a police report.

     
  • Swan’s Christmas Trees opens in 5 locations Nov 26, 2014 4:23 PM
    Swan's Christmas Trees sets up at two locations in St. Charles, plus South Elgin, West Chicago and Naperville.

     
  • Homeless shelter a benefit to St. Charles Nov 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to tghe editor: The city of St. Charles, more specifically its residents, refuses to aid in the small but needy issue of homelessness in their own city. Although the city already has one known shelter, it is proposed that they approve the erection of another shelter to aid the growing issue of homeless residents due to the economy.

     
  • NIU Law alums, faculty honored by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Nov 25, 2014 7:22 PM
    Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (2003) and Heather Wier Vaught (2005) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

     
  • Windsor Park presents musical evening with Glen Ellyn Wheaton Chorale Nov 25, 2014 3:57 PM
    Windsor Park, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will host local favorite Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

     
  • Need a date night or kid-free shopping night? Nov 25, 2014 4:11 PM
    Do you need a break, date night or just time to get your holiday shopping done? The South Elgin Leos have a solution for you. On Friday, Dec. 12, the Leos are hosting a movie and craft night beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

     
  • Hampshire’s own Prairie View Farm Market a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Independent Small Business Award Nov 25, 2014 4:24 PM
    The national small business movement Independent We Stand announces the quarterfinalists, including Prairie View Farm Market of Hampshire, for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, encouraging holiday shoppers to support these businesses; instead of big boxes and national chains.

     
  • St. Charles committee approves massage parlor rules Nov 25, 2014 11:24 AM
    St. Charles aldermen, voting as a committee Monday, unanimously approved regulations created by city police officers in response to three prostitution arrests at local massage businesses in the spring. “There will be a vetting process,” Police Chief James Keegan said. “We will look at their criminal history. We want to make sure they are the type of massage therapists that we’ve all grown to respect over the years."

     
  • NARFE hosts holiday party Dec. 9 Nov 25, 2014 8:27 PM
    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Greater Fox Valley Chapter 2181 will celebrate its annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Victoria restaurant, 250 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Playhouse 38 hosts auditions for “Willy Wonka” Nov 25, 2014 9:31 PM
    Geneva Park District is holding auditions for its first-ever family musical at Playhouse 38. Adults and children, ages 6 and older, are invited to audition for “Willy Wonka.” Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.

     
  • St. Charles D303 finalizing uncomfortable divorce with Norris Cultural Arts Center Nov 25, 2014 6:22 PM
    The divorce between the not-for-profit that runs the Norris Cultural Arts Center and St. Charles Unit District 303 will soon become final after three years of wrangling. A family member says arts center is in flux. The school board isn’t super excited about the trust funds associated with the center also being put into a state of flux.

     
  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

     
  • Grand marshals selected for St. Charles Electric Christmas Parade Nov 25, 2014 2:55 PM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership announced that Kristin DiTella and Brian Wright were selected as grand marshals for the 2014 Electric Christmas Parade, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 on Main Street in St. Charles.

     
  • South Elgin man sent to prison for tax evasion Nov 25, 2014 9:43 PM
    A 64-year-old South Elgin resident and former suburban homebuilder has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for not paying more than $1.27 million in federal income taxes and for not revealing business interests in his personal bankruptcy case.

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Playhouse 38 hosts auditions for “Steel Magnolias” Nov 25, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Geneva Park District is holding auditions for its adult production of "Steel Magnolias" at Playhouse 38. Adults, age 18 or older, are invited to audition by appointment, Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    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.

     
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