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  • The beautiful struggle of Jen Katrein’s St. Charles classroom Nov 9, 2014 4:01 PM
    Jen Katrein is a fifth grade teacher at Munhall Elementary School in St. Charles. She uses her own struggles as a student to make frustration a constructive learning environment in her class. “They have to know it’s OK for them to make mistakes,” she said.

  • Heun: What’s next for Siemens land in Batavia? Nov 8, 2014 6:46 PM
    Dave Heun says it would be nice if the city of Batavia could find a use for the site of the former Siemens property. But first it needs a good cleaning, and everyone's been waiting years for that.

  • “Cottages of the Woods” annual Scandinavian Arts Sale: 18 cottages open doors Nov 8, 2014 8:19 PM
    Ted Bowman of Elgin has been carving dala horses and dala rocking horses for decades. He will demonstrates his talent and sell his carvings with dozens of other artists at the fifth annual “Cottages in the Woods” Scandinavian Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov. 16, at Good Templar Park in Geneva.

  • Learn about wills, estates planning Nov. 16, 18 at Grace Church Nov 8, 2014 8:29 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake will offer a Wills and Estates Planning presentation at noon Sunday, Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Do you know the difference between a will, a living will, and a trust? Which would work best for your situation? Have you named a guardian for your children in case something happens to you before they are grown up? Who should have power of attorney and how does it work? These are some of the questions that will be answered by Hampshire attorney and church member Cathy Reif.

  • Grace Lutheran hosts rummage, bake sale Nov. 14-15 Nov 8, 2014 8:33 PM
    Members of Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake will host their annual Autumn Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. There will be many household items for everyone’s use, including many furniture items, seasonal decorations, Christmas lawn decorations, tools, workbench and riding lawn mower. Many items are $1.

  • ECC to host LGBTQ consultant as guest speaker Nov. 14 Nov 7, 2014 12:36 PM
    The Department of Professional and Organizational Development at Elgin Community College will host Ronni Sanlo, Ed.D., for a special screening of the film "A Letter to Anita" and a community lesbian gay bisexual transgender workshop on Friday, Nov. 14. All events are free and open to the public.

  • St. Charles celebrates veterans with proclamation Nov 7, 2014 4:39 PM
    Ret. Lt. Col. Angelo DiLiberti of South Elgin on Friday accepted the city of St. Charles' Veterans Day proclamation. He served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, and told an audience of residents and local high school students Friday to be wary of terrorist groups. "They have no regard for life. They have a creed that it’s up to them to kill people like you and me. We are considered infidels,” he said.

  • ESO to perform “America’s Musical Treasures” Nov. 15-16 Nov 7, 2014 9:17 PM
    Andrew Grams will be returning on Nov. 15-16 to conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concert, "America's Musical Treasures." Joining Maestro Grams and the ESO onstage will be pianist William Wolfram. This ESO concert will feature music from some of our nation’s favorite composers, including Aaron Copland, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 7, 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 November 3.

  • Rosary and Marmion join to perform ‘Cinderella’ Nov 6, 2014 6:01 AM
    Audiences will be transported to the land where dreams come true when Rosary High School and Marmion Academy join in a production of “Cinderella, the Enchanted Edition” at Rosary High School’s McEnroe Auditorium. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens and children.

  • Disagree with writer on Durbin, Obama Nov 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: I am replying to Roland Ley’s letter, in which he listed reasons why “I and most Illinois and American citizens are getting more fed up and angry every day about the way Senator Dick Durbin and President Obama are destroying our country.” I strongly disagree.

  • Noted author and cultural historian to speak at Batavia library Nov. 12 Nov 6, 2014 1:41 PM
    Nicholas A. Basbanes, noted Massachusetts author and cultural historian, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Batavia Public Library. His presentation, “Pondering Paper — 2,000 Years Young” will highlight how paper has influenced and revolutionized civilization since its invention during the Han Dynasty in China (206 BC-220 AD).

  • Local guitarist to perform Nov. 9 at Sunday concert series Nov 6, 2014 1:39 PM
    The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will host acoustic guitarist and Chicago native Jim Green on Sunday, Nov. 9. Weaving between musical genres such as folk, blues and New Age, Green creates enchanting soundscapes to percussively-driven finger style songs that fully illustrate his uniqueness in the world of guitar players.

  • St. Charles hosts Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 Nov 6, 2014 3:32 PM
    The annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor and thank all who served our country will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Freedom Shrine. It will begin with a reading of the official Veterans Day proclamation, followed by an invocation, salute to the flag, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.

  • St. Charles puts out next issue of “The Den” newsletter Nov 6, 2014 3:50 PM
    Get the latest news from the city of St. Charles in “The Den” e-newsletter.

  • City of St. Charles earns top honor from Illinois Municipal Electric Agency Nov 6, 2014 3:43 PM
    On behalf of the city of St. Charles, City Administrator Mark Koenen and Electric Services Manager Tom Bruhl accepted the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s President & CEO’s Municipality of the Year award at the agency’s annual meeting and awards banquet held in Springfield on Oct. 17. News: The award recognizes St. Charles’s commitment to reliable and innovative service to its electric customers.

  • Riverside Avenue between Illinois, Walnut avenues to close for sewer maintenance Nov 6, 2014 3:39 PM
    Riverside Avenue between Illinois and Walnut avenues in St. Charles will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, Nov. 10, as routine maintenance is performed on the sanitary sewer system on and near the Illinois bridge. Traffic on the Illinois bridge also will be reduced to one lane in either direction.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 6, 2014 4:17 PM
    Michael F. Gruesen, 23, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater after authorities were called to the 1300 block of Simms Street near Aurora at 5 a.m. Sunday for a parked sport utility vehicle with a driver sleeping inside, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Batavia mom and Hesed House volunteer wins Ebey award Nov 6, 2014 7:05 PM
    A Batavia mom and decades-long volunteer at an Aurora homeless shelter on Thursday won the Roscoe Ebey Award, which is Kane County sheriff's department's highest civilian honor. “Every day, we’re presented with opportunities to make a difference and we have to make that choice,” said Carolyn Sprawka.

  • Nurses back in Naperville race after saving man last year Nov 6, 2014 2:58 PM
    Three nurses and half marathon runners who helped save a man's life during the Inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon will be back in the race this year, hoping for a simpler path to the finish and counting their blessings for being in the right place a year ago. “I'm amazed that this number of people who were specifically trained to respond to this emergency would happen to be in the same area in a half marathon where that service and that level of care needed to be given,” Delnor Hospital ER nurse Merri Lazenby said. “I think it's nothing short of a blessing.”

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