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  • Drug abuse fought in name of St. Charles man who succumbed to heroin Jul 25, 2014 7:56 AM
    The Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse will be held Saturday in memory of Chris Foley, a St. Charles man who died of a heroin overdose in July 2007 after a 10-year struggle. “The thing with addiction is you’ve got to get people talking about it. It carries a stigma,” said Vicki Foley, Chris’s mom and president of the not-for-profit group ChrisWalk. “Just come out and enjoy the evening. Come out for the fellowship. We’ll hug, share some stories and you’ll go away feeling better.”

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jul 25, 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 21.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
  • St. Charles arts center hosts California fiber artist Jul 24, 2014 5:26 PM
    John Marshall of California, an expert katazome (a traditional Japanese stenciling dying techniqu) teaches a guest workshop class on katazome at Fine Line in St. Charles.

     
  • Giant wooden soldier taken down in St. Charles Jul 23, 2014 9:22 PM
    If you have traveled north of St. Charles on Route 25 in the past 38 years, you’ve probably been greeted by a larger-than-life wooden soldier. That iconic, 25-foot-tall Revolutionary War soldier on Route 25 north of St. Charles was slowly dismantled Wednesday, taken in for repairs, before it's relocated to a new battlefront in Pingree Grove.

     
  • Images: Instagram at the Kane County Fair Jul 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Fox Valley photo staff -- Rick West, Laura Stoecker, Brian Hill, and John Starks hit the Kane County Fair last weekend in St. Charles to document it using Instagram.

     
  • Geneva Arts Fair: an interactive gallery Jul 23, 2014 3:15 PM
    If you want to know the story behind a piece of artwork before purchasing it, the Geneva Arts Fair offers many such opportunities.The fair, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, in downtown Geneva, will provide a venue for more than 155 artisans to sell their original work to thousands of art enthusiasts, while allowing patrons to meet and talk to the artists.

     
  • St. Charles police seek to define “intoxication” Jul 23, 2014 5:10 PM
    As St. Charles officials continue to try to get unruly bar activity in the downtown under control, the city’s liquor commission is forming its own definition of what it means to be intoxicated. The definition goes beyond the standard training bar tenders receive, giving police a bigger hammer to come down on tavern owners with.

     
  • Experts: Wear flotation devices away from shore Jul 24, 2014 10:20 PM
    Personal flotation devices should always be worn by swimmers — no matter how experienced — when in the middle of a lake, the head of a regional dive rescue team and other experts say. “You know nothing can go wrong with a (flotation device),” said Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief John Skillman, a rescue diver since 1988. “You can relax.”

     
  • Joining Taylor YMCA connects individuals to a community Jul 25, 2014 12:34 PM
    When dealing with life's daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. By becoming involved with the Taylor Family YMCA in Elgin, individuals have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being and connect with the community, all while participating in their favorite program or activity at the Y.

     
  • Instagramming the Kane County Fair Jul 23, 2014 3:27 PM
    As newspaper photojournalists we are bound by a set of standards and ethics. We document what we see without distorting the truth and try to make images that tell the story of the event we're covering. Sometimes it's fun to just set that stuff aside and make some pictures the way we would if we weren't working.

     
  • Geneva varsity dance team has success at Universal Dance Camp Jul 22, 2014 5:23 PM
    The Geneva High School Varsity Dance Team attended a Universal Dance Camp June 29-July 2 at Illinois State and received top awards.

     
  • Join in State Championship Chili Cook-Off July 26 Jul 22, 2014 5:47 PM
    The Batavia Riverwalk will heat up at noon Saturday, July 26, as the Batavia Park District and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce team up to host the 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off.

     
  • Annual leukemia/lymphoma benefit concert set for Saturday Jul 22, 2014 6:54 PM
    On Saturday, July 26, Beiermann Music and Friends will sponsor the third annual leukemia/lymphoma benefit fundraiser concert at 7 p.m. at Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Charles.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of animals, including horses, cows, and puppies, as well as an image of teachers learning to teach, and several looks at the Kane County Fair.

     
  • 2015 Banner Art Theme Announced - Applications Now Available Jul 21, 2014 4:53 PM
    A Picture of Health

     
  • Police Officers Serving “Free” Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25 Jul 21, 2014 4:49 PM
    Join local police officers next Friday, July 25, at 14 Texas Roadhouse locations statewide for a “free” lunch benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

     
  • Mueller Financial Services names Brent Kalka partner and VP Jul 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Mueller Financial Services Inc., the financial planning and investment advisory division of CPA and management consulting firm Mueller, announced that Financial Advisor Brent Kalka has been promoted to partner and vice president.

     
  • Center for History Honors the Memory of the Eastland Disaster on July 27 Jul 21, 2014 4:58 PM
    99th anniversary program and exhibit on Eastland Disaster in Chicago River

     
  • Church to show ‘The United States of Secrets’ Jul 21, 2014 5:07 PM
    The documentary "United States of Secrets" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. It goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government's massive and controversial secret surveillance program — and the lengths it went to try to keep it hidden from the public. Special guests will be church members Gail and George Tattersfield, whose niece, documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, was the first person to take Edward Snowden seriously.

     
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