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  • Mooseheart light show sets a record for number of visitors Jan 29, 2015 10:07 AM
    The 2014 Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights Show set a record for the number of visitors to view the lights displays. The show, which was open Nov. 28-Dec. 31, was viewed by 10,133 carloads of visitors, more than 2,000 ahead of the previous-best of 8,100, established in 2012.

     
  • Caring for wildlife: Auction to raise money for Fox Valley center Jan 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn will hold its 13th annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person. This is its biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised goes toward the care and treatment of the animals who come into their care.

     
  • ECC to host 2015 Founders’ Day celebration Jan 29, 2015 3:23 PM
    The Elgin Community College Foundation will assist students who need help in achieving their academic goals during the 17th annual Founders’ Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 15. It commemorates the 1949 founding of the college, as well as recognizing distinguished achievements made by ECC students, alumni, employees, retirees and other community partners and supporters who have made an impact at ECC and played an integral part in fulfilling the college’s mission.

     
  • Zonta Club welcomes applications for funding Jan 29, 2015 8:21 PM
    The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia has funds available for local non-profit organizations working to empower women. Qualified organizations should provide programs and services that mirror the tenets of Zonta: to advance the educational, economic, health, legal, political and professional status of women; to eradicate domestic violence and human trafficking.

     
  • St. Charles wants to bring solar power to residents Jan 28, 2015 1:07 PM
    St. Charles wants to bring a 500KW solar plant to the city. It would be the first municipality in the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency to have a solar plant. Naperville may also be a competing community. The plant will cost the city nothing to host and would provide residents access to solar power for the first time.

     
  • Music notes: Uli Jon Roth headlines St. Charles' Arcada Jan 28, 2015 12:19 PM
    Uli Jon Roth, renowned as one of rock's most innovative guitarists, will headline a guitar-heavy show Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Also, highly coveted three-day passes for this year's Pitchfork Music Festival just went on sale.

     
  • Game on: Watch Super Bowl at suburban sports bars Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Got your game plan in place for the Super Bowl? If not, consider watching the game at a suburban sports bar where half-time buffets and beer specials will give even Bears fans something to cheer about.

     
  • Small team, big effort: St. Edward cheerleaders advance to sectionals Jan 28, 2015 12:55 PM
    Unique is an apt word that describes the St. Edward competitive cheerleading team. After a recent championship performance in Huntley, instead of celebrating, the Green Wave hit the books.

     
  • St. Charles students get a kick out of competition Jan 28, 2015 6:07 PM
    St. Patrick School in St. Charles hosts a "kindergarten kick" in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

     
  • Geneva High dance team to compete at state competition this weekend Jan 28, 2015 6:47 PM
    The Geneva High School Varsity dance team will be defending their title as state champions in the Illinois High School Association Dance 2A division in Bloomington, Illinois, this weekend.

     
  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • St. Charles police station needs $1 million upgrade Jan 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    There may soon be a for-sale sign outside the St. Charles police station. City aldermen learned Monday night the aging police campus needs $1 million worth of improvements to accommodate modern policing methods. With no money earmarked for that kind of upgrade, selling the property and building somewhere else is one of four options under consideration.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    More than 20 area communities are represented in this edition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of an underwater robot, a disappointed skier, and an outgoing frozen zucchini.

     
  • Play examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave at ECC Feb. 3 Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present “The Meltdown,” a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson. It will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. This docudrama, written by Edmondson, takes place during the devastating 1995 heat wave that lead to the deaths of nearly 750 Chicagoans in under one week, over double the fatality rate of the Great Chicago Fire. It examines many factors that contributed to both the enormity of the disaster as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the event including politics, race, and social dynamics.

     
  • Arts center welcomes applications from artists Jan 26, 2015 1:51 PM
    The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will present two national juried mixed media exhibitions and encourages all interested artists to apply and submit original artwork.

     
  • Fox Valley dentists offer free dental care in February Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    Open up wide -- and smile. The Dentists With a Heart program provides free dental care throughout the month of February at Fox Valley area dental offices.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • St. Charles grandfather, grandsons honored at Blackhawks game Jan 25, 2015 2:11 PM
    It was an emotional moment for the Strohmaier family of St. Charles when a grandfather and his three grandsons shared the spotlight as military honorees at a Chicago Blackhawks game. As Jim Cornelison sang the national anthem before the start of the Jan. 18 game at the United Center, World War II veteran Charles Strohmaier, 87, stood proudly on the ice with his grandsons Steven, Keven and Brian Strohmaier.

     
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