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  • St. Charles budget balanced, but utility rate hike coming Mar 19, 2015 5:25 PM
    A draft for the St. Charles budget that takes effect in May is mostly balanced, but residents can expect to see their utility rates rise once again. Citizens have a chance to comment on the budget April 6.

     
  • Heritage Prairie Farm brings weekly organic produce to community Mar 19, 2015 9:10 PM
    Heritage Prairie Farm brings the best in local produce and eggs to the community with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Participating in their CSA program allows the community to incorporate fresh, local, certified organic produce into their diet.

     
  • Rauner meeting leaves Tri-Cities mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss Mar 19, 2015 6:52 PM
    A group of west suburban mayors met in private with Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday to discuss the specific impacts of local governments losing half their share of state income taxes. They left feeling better about the long term impact of Rauner's vision on their local coffers. “It’s yin and yang," Patsy Smith said. "You only have a certain amount of money and you have to find a way to spend it efficiently."

     
  • Who organized suburban PARCC boycott? Mar 20, 2015 10:24 AM
    Across the suburbs, hundreds of students are opting out of the new PARCC tests. While it's not clear if the objection is coming from students, parents or both, it does seem to be an organized effort. “It is our belief that the PARCC participation decision in some buildings was a parent- and student-led effort,” said District 214 Superintendent David Schuler.

     
  • ‘Indulgence’ to open Friday at The Fine Line Mar 18, 2015 12:12 PM
    Artists from across the country submitted original artwork for the “Indulgence” gallery exhibit in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. It will open Friday, March 20, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Josephine Burke, director of the NIU Art Museum at Northern Illinois University, will address attendees at the opening reception. The exhibit will run through April 18.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 18, 2015 4:50 PM
    Timothy P. Hughes, 44, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, driving in the wrong lane and no insurance after driving into a ditch at about 3:26 a.m. Saturday near Muirhead and Russell roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Mar 18, 2015 4:48 PM
    Timothy P. Hughes, 44, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, driving in the wrong lane and no insurance after driving into a ditch at about 3:26 a.m. Saturday near Muirhead and Russell roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Enjoy Arcada organ concert Sunday Mar 18, 2015 6:48 PM
    The Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts will host a free organ concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles. Due to the upcoming restoration of the 3/16 Marr Colton/Geneva organ, it could be a while before you get a chance to hear the organ again.

     
  • Girl Scouts collect donations to send “Cookies For Soldiers” March 21 Mar 18, 2015 7:15 PM
    With a goal of 500 boxes this year, two Hampshire Girl Scouts wil host a “Fill the Duffle Bag with Cookies for Soldiers” on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at Brar Dentistry in South Elgin. For every $4 donated, a box of Girl Scout cookies will be sent to a soldier. Soldiers from the recruitment center in Carpentersville will be joining the girls to lend support and thank donors.

     
  • Leonard Nimoy Night at the Arcada Friday Mar 18, 2015 10:14 PM
    It will be “Leonard Nimoy Night” on Friday, March 20, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a showing of the 1967 “Star Trek” episode, “City on the Edge of Forever,” when the crew lands in 1930s Chicago. Five Year Mission, a Star Trek tribute band from Indianapolis, will play original songs recorded about each of the original TV episodes at 8 p.m.

     
  • Get ready to ‘LOL’ for good cause at new Girl Scout event Mar 17, 2015 3:35 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to present, for the first time ever, “LOL with GSNI!” This fundraising event on Friday, April 10, will feature performers from the Second City Conservatory, The Annoyance Theatre and One Group Mind, as well as dinner, a silent auction, and cash bar.

     
  • Attend Habitat for Humanity homeowner orientation March 24 Mar 17, 2015 3:52 PM
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley builds simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and individuals. The organization offers a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment. The next Homeowner Orientation night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

     
  • NIU Law hosts 12th annual Minority Alumni Reception Mar 17, 2015 4:26 PM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law held its 12th annual Minority Alumni Reception, hosted by Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea and alumnus Vincent Cornelius (Class of 1989). More than 100 students, alumni, faculty, judges, and political leaders from the Chicago area attended this Feb. 25 reception

     
  • St. Charles moves to renew 22 late-night licences for bars Mar 18, 2015 6:18 AM
    St. Charles liquor commissioners considered reducing operating hours for the most problematic downtown taverns Monday night. But they ultimately agreed to renew all 22 late night licenses on the recommendation of police Chief James Keegan.

     
  • St. Charles native sails with America’s Cup ships into new business Mar 16, 2015 1:09 PM
    Kukec's People features St. Charles and Aurora native Ryan Weber, a competitive sailing winner and co-owner of Next Level Sailing Chicago, which acquired America's Cup yachts called Stars and Stripes and the Abracadabra for tourists and private parties starting in May on Lake Michigan.

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

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

     
  • Easter egg hunt for adults by moonlight and flashlight Mar 16, 2015 7:42 PM
    With flashlight in hand, adults, age 18 and older, are invited to search for Easter eggs from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at Boy Scout Camp Big Timber in Elgin. The first-ever Three Fires Council Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt includes 6,000 numbered plastic Easter eggs scattered over 10 acres of wooded campground. Select eggs will be redeemable for prizes. The grand prize (each night) is a 42-inch flat screen television.

     
  • Home Show returns to St. Charles this weekend Mar 16, 2015 9:18 PM
    Back for their 56th season of doing shows in the Chicago area, The Home Shows, Inc. will hold their annual gala of exhibitors at St. Charles’ Kane County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22. Residents in the Fox Valley suburbs are invited to attend this free exposition with free parking. They will see the latest in home remodeling and repair products and services.

     
  • Naperville native tackles Jean Valjean for Paramount's 'Les MisÚrables' Mar 15, 2015 5:30 AM
    Naperville native Robert Wilde was living in New York when approached about playing Jean Valjean in Paramount Theatre's new production of the Broadway smash "Les Miserables." But he jumped at the chance to recreate the role, known as one of the more challenging in musical theater.

     
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