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  • Add resources, fight domestic violence Dec 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: It is imperative that local agencies develop assistance programs and increase domestic violence resources in response to the high demand for these services, the majority of which are for women and children. Violence against women is a problem that threatens women’s long term physical, sexual and psychological well-being.

     
  • Third quarter costly to St. Charles North Dec 7, 2014 8:22 PM
    Going to the halftime break can be good for some teams and bad for others. St. Charles North had a good first half but countered with a poor second half. “It’s something that has been a plague for us this year,” said North Stars coach Tom Poulin. It struck again Sunday as St. Charles North built a 36-26 halftime lead against St. Patrick from Chicago at the Ridgewood Shootout in Norridge, only to lose 71-57.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of police departments shopping for toys with kids, many people donating gifts, and the splendor of lighting a big Christmas tree, representing about 20 local communities.

     
  • Norris Arts Center board turns blame on St. Charles school district Dec 6, 2014 7:29 AM
    Norris Cultural Arts Center board members say they are not wasting money set aside to promote the arts in St. Charles and that it’s partly St. Charles Unit District 303’s fault it hasn’t staged more performances. “Maybe it seems like we’re not doing all we can, but we’re doing the best we can in the current situation,” one board member said.

     
  • Heun: Rave reviews for Geneva’s new Barrel + Rye restaurant Dec 6, 2014 8:12 PM
    Dave Heun says the new Barrel + Rye restaurant on Third Street in Geneva had enjoyed brisk business in its early going.

     
  • Barnes & Noble, Literacy Volunteers team up for holiday book drive Dec 5, 2014 11:54 AM
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Geneva Commons has named Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley the recipient of their holiday book drive. From now to the end of December, customers will have an opportunity to donate children’s books and games when they check out.

     
  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Dec 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of December, 1.

     
  • Gerald Subaru joins in 2014 “Share the Love,” selects CASA Kane County as “Hometown Charity” Dec 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Gerald Subaru recently announced that they will be participating in the 2014 “Share the Love” program that offers the opportunity for new car buyers to select a charity in their community to receive a $250 donation.

     
  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
  • 9-foot menorah to light up Elgin as part of world’s largest Hanukkah observance Dec 9, 2014 2:20 PM
    Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin will ignite a public 9-foot menorah erected at Gail Borden Public Library, followed by a communitywide celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, which falls on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter holds collection drive Dec. 13-14 Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is asking you to help them raise funds by cleaning out your closet and home of any unwanted jewelry, clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bedding and linens, bath items, electronics, toys, small furniture, small appliances, books, magazines, CDs and more.

     
  • AID receives grant toward ‘Living Room’ program Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    The Association for Individual Development is the grateful recipient of a $24,925 grant from the INC Board, NFP to be used towards the “Living Room” program.

     
  • Let thoughts on aging be heard at St. Charles forum Dec 4, 2014 12:05 PM
    Federal and state issues concerning aging and disability are expected to be discussed at a legislative forum Monday, Dec. 8, in St. Charles. The theme, “Communities for a Lifetime,” will focus on how the state can address challenges to aging in the community by investing in needed supports and services that will help make it possible and desirable for Kane County residents to age in place.

     
  • Elburn Lions join with Barnes & Noble in book drive Dec 4, 2014 6:50 PM
    Barnes & Noble in the Geneva Commons invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, which runs until Jan. 1.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts hosts “Breakfast With Santa” Dec 4, 2014 5:39 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 6, Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, 792 S. McLean Blvd., will be hosting “Breakfast with Santa” to help raise donations for Toys For Tots. The Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, in partnership with Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, has designated KMA as a designated Toys For Tots drop-off center.

     
  • Dist. 303 grade level center lawsuit returns to local court, again Dec 4, 2014 5:28 PM
    A local judge will take a third shot at determining the future of the Davis/Richmond grade level centers in St. Charles Unit District 303 after an appellate court remanded the case this week. This time, the appellate court wants the judge to consider a remedy for the lawsuit while factoring in the 2014 waiver Illinois received for the No Child Left Behind requirements. However, a dissenting opinion from the appellate court said the only proper remedy is dismantling the grade level centers.

     
  • U-46 seeks adults to mentor students Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Game Changers is looking for volunteers to mentor at all Elgin Area School District U-46 middle and high schools. The goal is to connect students with adults working in fields they are interested in pursuing or an adult that will help them with goal setting toward their career interest.

     
  • Loves to dance, willing to help: Joe Greenberg Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Someone to be Thankful for in Geneva is the assignment, and "Joe Greenberg" is the name I'm given. I call Jean Gaines, director of the Chamber of Commerce, for guidance: Who is this guy? "He's a Geneva institution!" she crows. "And he's my hero!"

     
  • Car raffle to benefit Fox Valley Habitat project Dec 4, 2014 12:50 PM
    Fox Valley Buick/GMC in St. Charles will give away a new car Saturday, Dec. 13, to help Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity provide affordable housing. Emir Abinion, Fox Valley Auto Group owner, will draw a winning raffle ticket at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

     
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