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  • Cut taxes, regulation for a stronger economy Jul 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Our system has been so strong that it has been able to keep its head above water even though taxes and regulations have been significantly increased. Our economy was great in the 1980s and 1990s when taxes and regulations were cut, and it can be that way again.

     
  • Fox BBQ competition heats up in St. Charles Jul 13, 2014 5:55 PM
    The Fox Valley was the site of some smoking hot competition Sunday.More than 50 grilling teams put their backyard reputations on the line during the Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Competition and Festival, held in St. Charles.

     
  • County fairs offer old-fashioned treats, offbeat attractions Jul 13, 2014 5:45 AM
    It’s that time of year again when you can eat almost anything deep-fried on a stick, watch wacky races from pigs to professional lawn mowers and appreciate agriculture in all of its glory. With each of our local county fairs running at least five days, there is enough time to catch it all.

     
  • Sunday picks: Deborah Voigt teams up with CSO at Ravinia Jul 13, 2014 5:00 AM
    Wheeling native and opera star Deborah Voigt crosses over to the Great White Way for the concert “Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival. Get family or friends together to drive and compete in The Big Sunday Summerrallye today at the Woodfield Mall Shopping Center, Schaumburg. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country star Josh Turner to rock Festival Park Jul 12, 2014 5:00 AM
    Fans of country star Josh Turner won't want to miss the Roughstock and Rambler Tour on Saturday outdoors at Festival Park adjacent to Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin. Comedian Kristen Toomey likes to bill herself as your favorite blue-collar aunt, so get some grounded and working-class humor this weekend when she performs at the The Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Motorola Solutions Retirees’ Club awards scholarships Jul 12, 2014 11:51 AM
    The Motorola Solutions Retirees’ Club held its annual College Scholarship Award Day June 18, at the Schaumburg Campus in the Innovation Center. This year, the club awarded 13 scholarships and the Motorola Foundation awarded 10 scholarships.

     
  • St. Charles-based band singing a happy tune Jul 13, 2014 1:11 AM
    The Kampfire Kowboys, a Tri-Cities band that has been together since 1999, earns rave reviews from the Chicago Reader, columnist Dave Heun says.

     
  • Putting patient care before profit is ‘A Reason to Smile’ Jul 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    Local dentists are joining with Clearbrook to provide $100,000 in free dental care on Friday, July 11.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 11, 2014 4:15 PM
    Araceli Garcia, 32, and Aida H. Rodriguez, 47, both of the 100 block of Walnut Street, St. Charles, were charged with retail theft at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a Batavia police report.

     
  • Establishing relationships through fitness at GreenFields of Geneva Jul 11, 2014 4:40 PM
    he fitness team at GreenFields of Geneva has found that the secret to their amazing success is making sure to establish connections.

     
  • “Joyful, Joyful: The Rollin’ Down the River Recitals” Sundays Jul 11, 2014 5:05 PM
    Three Lutheran churches, three very different pipe organs, three musicians, and three recitals, each with different music. The "Joyful, Joyful: The Rollin' Down the River Recitals" will feature Joshua McClure, organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles; Deborah Ayotte, organist at Geneva Lutheran in Geneva; and Alan Spear, organist at Bethany Lutheran in Batavia.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jul 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of July 7.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy graduates 51 recruits Jul 10, 2014 11:35 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

     
  • Germany youth band to give free concert in Batavia Jul 10, 2014 11:32 AM
    The GHO Symphonic Band of Heide, Germany, will give a free concert for the community at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 950 Hart Road, Batavia.

     
  • McIlvaine again at odds with city over 1975 project Jul 10, 2014 7:54 PM
    Only months after inking an agreement to wrap up a 1975 home addition project, Cliff McIlvaine is once again butting heads with St. Charles officials, who say little work has been done and predict the matter will end up in court again. McIlvaine recently was granted permission to keep a boom truck on his property to trim trees and his attorney says he's working as fast as he can.

     
  • Batavia native, engineer mentors girls in robotics camp Jul 10, 2014 10:11 AM
    In 2002, Denise Karabowicz was the only girl on the Rotolo Middle School’s Lego Building Club. Eleven years later, she’s running the show, along with her dad, Ron. “I know what the robotics program did for me when I was in middle school,” she said.

     
  • Fox Valley Festival Chorus plans garage sale fundraiser Aug. 1-2 Jul 10, 2014 3:46 PM
    The Fox Valley Festival Chorus plans a summer garage and craft sale “Treasures, Treats and ?” to help support its 2014-15 Lincoln Center performance season.

     
  • Service dogs open a new world for their owners Jul 9, 2014 3:03 PM
    Dogs may be man's best friend, but for a number of Chicago-area children, teens, tweens and young adults, that special bond between human and a four-legged friend is more. For those with mobility challenges, that bond and its benefits is a lifeline to independence.

     
  • Kim Joins Education Faculty at Wheaton College Jul 9, 2014 4:17 PM
    Dr. Il-Hee Kim recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Associate Professor of Education.

     
  • Strickler Joins Library Faculty at Wheaton College Jul 9, 2014 4:03 PM
    Christa M. Strickler recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Assistant Professor of Library Science.

     
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