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  • Ostomy Support Group to meet March 11 Feb 19, 2015 8:27 PM
    The McHenry-Kane Counties area Ostomy Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. The guest speaker will be Mike Parikh, a representative for Medicare World Inc. He will talk about supplies available in store for ostomy care.

     
  • St. Charles dog walker battles frigid temperatures Feb 19, 2015 4:44 PM
    Susan Miller, owner of 4 Paws Inc. in South Elgin, talks about how the cold affects her business as a dog walker and pet sitter.

     
  • St. Charles church welcomes new music director with Evensong celebration Feb 19, 2015 5:19 PM
    St. Charles Episcopal Church welcomes music director Mark Downey. Downey will rejuvenate the liturgy at the church with his years of experience as a choral director, voice teacher, and organist. Among his many marks of distinction are advanced music degrees from the Royal School of Music, Croyden, England, and Roosevelt University, Chicago.

     
  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

     
  • Fox Valley Crisis Line seeks volunteers Feb 19, 2015 8:04 PM
    Do you have good communication skills and enjoy helping people? The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley is looking for candidates for the spring training session. The current economic downturn has created increasing levels of stress, anxiety, and depression for persons in the community. This has translated into greater need for Crisis Line support.

     
  • 400 dancers in Des Plaines Dance Idol competion Feb 21, 2015 1:07 PM
    More than 400 dancers from 18 studios and three independent dancers participated in the annual Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition at Prairie Lakes Community Center. “This is the seventh year of Dance Idol and it is exciting to see how this dance convention has become what it is today,” said Nancy Suwalski, cultural arts supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

     
  • Police reports Feb 18, 2015 1:00 AM
    An outdoor laser projector, valued at $100, was stolen between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Feb. 7 from outside a residence on the 35W800 block of Valley View Drive, Dundee Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Suburban co-working movement building slowly in Geneva, Naperville Feb 18, 2015 8:22 AM
    A handful of co-working centers are establishing themselves in suburbs such as Geneva, Elgin, Naperville and South Barrington, but the idea of a place where independent professionals come together, share space and form a community is a tough sell among suburbanites. “We've seen that most people in the suburbs — they want four walls and a door,” said Mike Copeland executive director of the nonprofit Elgin Technology Center, a co-working space that has been open since 2010.

     
  • ‘Ashes to Go’ mark Ash Wednesday at Geneva train station Feb 18, 2015 12:46 PM
    “This is awesome, and it’s great to see this out in the community,” said Erin Kofron of Batavia after she stopped to receive ashes on her forehead, then hurried to make the 6:54 a.m. train. Brave souls from St. Charles Episcopal Church were offering “Ashes to Go” to mark Ash Wednesday at the Geneva commuter station.

     
  • St. Charles gives preliminary nod to new First Street vision Feb 18, 2015 5:48 AM
    St. Charles aldermen gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an agreement that gives a developer they fired last year a second chance to bring new retail, office and residential space to First Street. ALE Solutions was approved as the cornerstone tenant that will fuel the rest of the project. The company is already headquartered in the downtown.

     
  • St. Charles man, 81, charged with sexual abuse Feb 17, 2015 5:57 PM
    An 81-year-old St. Charles man is accused of abusing a girl younger than 13 from October 2008 through October 2010. Ronald O. Blouin is free on $5,000 bond and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He is next due in court Feb. 27.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Feb 17, 2015 4:23 PM
    A woman reported that $380 was stolen from her purse in her car between 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. Friday while parked at the Kane County Judicial Center lot, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Evensong concert, spaghetti dinner Sunday in St. Charles Feb 17, 2015 9:04 PM
    On Sunday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a free homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to any and all who attend. This Sunday, St. Charles Episcopal Church also is offering a beautiful music service, beginning at 3:45 p.m. Music Director Mark Downey will lead the talented St. Charles Episcopal Chorus in Evensong.

     
  • Weekend picks: Circus Spectacular rolls into Sears Centre Feb 18, 2015 10:15 AM
    See daredevil cyclists, exotic animal tricks, clowns and a whole lot more at the Circus Spectacular, which returns this weekend to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Get ready for a road trip with the 47th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show starting Wednesday in Rosemont. Mr. Big brings the hits to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Thursday. And indie rocker David Bazan headlines The Union in Naperville Friday. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

     
  • Obama’s Muslim leanings obvious Feb 16, 2015 1:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: We keep hearing it over and over in recent months: “Why won’t President Obama call the conflicts in the Middle East ‘Islamist” or ‘Terrorist’”? As more and more beheadings and killings go on, it seems necessary to look at some facts.

     
  • Images: Weekend in Review Feb 16, 2015 9:00 AM
    See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

     
  • Apply now to join St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Charles Feb 16, 2015 10:34 AM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership has extended the parade entry deadline to Wednesday, Feb. 25 due to increasing interest. The St. Patrick’s Parade takes place on Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

     
  • St. Charles candidates weigh in on second try for First Street Feb 16, 2015 7:57 PM
    St. Charles City Council candidates weigh in on the future direction of the still-incomplete First Street redevelopment project.

     
  • St. Charles church to host ‘Ashes to Go’ at Geneva Metra station Feb 16, 2015 7:28 PM
    Wednesday, Feb. 18 is Ash Wednesday, and once again the clergy and parishioners of St. Charles Episcopal Church will be at the Geneva Metra train station offering “Ashes to Go” during the morning commuter rush from 6:20 a.m. through 7:50 a.m.

     
  • Jury convicts Carol Stream executive in extortion case Feb 16, 2015 9:01 PM
    A Carol Stream businessman was convicted of attempting of trying to shake down business owners who owed him money. Mark Dziuban was convicted on three of four counts he was facing. A sentencing date has not been set, according to federal prosecutors, but Dziuban faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

     
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