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  • Batavia library seeks input for new how-to series Jul 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    The Batavia Public Library has three well-established program series for adults and with the help of local library users, it hopes to establish a fourth. The library is developing a "How-To Community" demonstration series. People are encouraged to visit the library's website and answer a couple of questions — what kind of things do they want to learn how to do and what talent or skill can they teach others.

     
  • Batavia Mother’s Club Foundation donates to feed hungry kids Jul 15, 2014 3:51 PM
    The Batavia Mother’s Club Foundation generously donated $2,000 for needy children and families served by the Humanitarian Service Project’s Feed the Kids Program.

     
  • U.S. president from Palatine, Cubs in the World Series? Jul 15, 2014 4:16 PM
    At the All-Star break, the last-place Cubs are a long way from the World Series. But in his new book, "Killing the Curse," author Dennis Hetzel, who grew up in the suburbs, tells of the Cubs playing for it all during a tense drama revolving around a U.S. president from Palatine and a Cubs fanatic from Streamwood.

     
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola No. 1 in western suburbs Jul 15, 2014 4:00 PM
    With four nationally ranked specialties, Loyola University Medical Center ranks third in Illinois and No. 1 in the western suburbs, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospital rankings.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 15, 2014 5:31 PM
    Peter J. Vicicondi IV, 20, of the 900 block of South 11th Avenue, and Andrew A. Fecteau, 19, of the 1200 block of Ronzheimer Avenue, both of St. Charles, were charged with underage consumption of alcohol after authorities were called at 1:19 a.m. Saturday to the 4N200 block of Citation Lane near Elburn for a report of a broken vehicle window, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Bull riding shows featured at Kane County Fair Jul 15, 2014 3:38 PM
    Bob Sauber has experienced thrill. He has gone bungee jumping and cliff diving. He has gone snowboarding and skiing down some of the hardest black diamond courses. But for him, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of bull riding.

     
  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday Jul 15, 2014 5:46 PM
    The 146th annual Kane County Fair begins its five-day run at 8 a.m. Wednesday with sheep and poultry judging at the fairgrounds on Randall Road in St. Charles. Preparations pretty much wrapped up Tuesday under threatening skies, a bit of rain and unseasonably cool temperatures. It was in the 50s early Tuesday.

     
  • Kane County Fair names talent contest winners Jul 15, 2014 9:55 PM
    Sophia Peterson of Elgin, Junior Division, and Erin Newman of St. Charles, Senior Division, have been named the first place winners of the 31st annual Kane County Fair Talent Contest. The talent contest was held on Monday, July 14, as a Pre-Fair Showcase at the Kane County Fairgrounds.

     
  • St. Charles dance marathon to raise funds for teen arts Jul 15, 2014 5:25 PM
    Teenagers and adults in the Batavia, Elgin and St. Charles areas are urged to put on their dancing shoes for a good cause Friday. The Teen Writers and Artists Project will host the “T-WAAP Sock Hop” dance marathon, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Marquee Youth Stage in the lower level of The Quad/Charlestowne Mall, 3800 E. Main St., St. Charles. “This is our first one,” said Executive Director Diana Zwinak, adding that organizers hope to raise $5,000, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. “We can sustain our programming for the next year on that.”

     
  • ECC gears up for Project Backpack, donations sought Jul 21, 2014 5:01 PM
    Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Friday, Aug. 1, at several locations.

     
  • ’50s music-inspired musical “Forever Plaid” debuts at ECC July 25 Jul 14, 2014 5:18 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its summer production of Forever Plaid, which features pop hits of the 1950s, from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, Aug. 3.

     
  • Kane County youth show skills at 4-H Dog Show Jul 14, 2014 4:53 PM
    Kane County 4-H youth demonstrated new skills with their dogs at the annual Kane County 4-H Dog Show June 25 at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. "Nineteen 4-H members and their pets participated in various classes, including dog care, obedience and showmanship," said Doris Braddock, 4-H Youth Development Program coordinator.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Educators Conduct Writing Camp in Galena Jul 14, 2014 4:43 PM
    Imagine this. It’s summer. It’s deep in the woods and it’s quiet except for the sound of nature. There are twelve children sitting and quietly writing a story in a one- room schoolhouse and loving it! Sound impossible?

     
  • Norris Gallery extends show, presents Artist Gallery Talk July 18 Jul 14, 2014 6:51 PM
    As part of its first-ever one-man exhibition 'The Wine of Life,' now extended through August 30, the Norris Gallery presents an encore series of Friday evening gallery talks with artist Nick Freeman.

     
  • Black Tie Gala - A Great Evening Jul 14, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Lake County Housing Authority’s Annual Black Tie Gala for educational scholarships was held on June 27, 2014. It was an evening of great food, exciting entertainment, and exceptional auction lots.

     
  • St. Charles to set loose standards for chicken ownership Jul 15, 2014 5:42 AM
    St. Charles residents will continue to have free-range ability to raise chickens in the city, according to a new set of rules unveiled Monday night. “We're not going to go out and be the chicken police,” said Bob Vann, the city's building and code enforcement division manager. “We haven't had complaints. We believe the people who get into this really understand what they need to do.”

     
  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
    Visitors come to the 146th annual Kane County Fair for a variety of reasons. For 17-year-old Emily Studt, of Elgin, the Kane County Fair is a chance to demonstrate all the hard work she has put into her 4-H projects over the past year. “We work hard year-round, but for the kids in 4-H, the fair is the biggest part of our entire year,” she said.

     
  • Glen Ellyn entrepreneur forsakes tech’s nomadic life Jul 14, 2014 4:58 PM
    Kukec's People features Saad Rehmani of Glen Ellyn who forgoes his father's world travels to stay here in the area. But he recently left innovative Redbox and has settled at Kapow.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features people packing food for starving children, a dog jumping contest, and a variety of summer festival fun.

     
  • Massive wooden soldier reassigned from St. Charles to Pingree Grove Jul 14, 2014 6:57 PM
    When Carolyn and Richard Pakan decided it was time to retire, one of their first thoughts was, “What to do with the Unknown Soldier?” As it turns out, the 25-foot-tall wood sculpture that has guarded their St. Charles furniture store since 1976 is moving to Pingree Grove.

     
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