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  • Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

     
  • Blue Goose still a gem Nov 22, 2014 6:46 PM
    Dave Heun was allowed to go to the grocery store so, naturally, he headed to the Blue Goose in St. Charles for his first visit to the "new" store that's been open awhile. And he loved it.

     
  • 5 years prison for former St. Charles man in mail-order pot scheme Nov 21, 2014 7:41 PM
    A former St. Charles man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to running a mail-order marijuana operation out of California. Nicolas Salemi, 24, of San Diego, also must pay $41,500 in fines and fees. His girlfriend, Mary Kwiatkowski, 32, also faces felony charges. Salemi's parents, Anthony and Gina Salemi, of St. Charles, are charged with money laundering after their arrests over the summer.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 21, 2014 10:12 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 17.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Cougars, Salvation Army team up to help local residents Nov 20, 2014 5:27 PM
    The Kane County Cougars and Salvation Army team up to hand out 100 turkeys to make it a happy Thanklsgiving for local residents.

     
  • Sign up for Bison Feeding at Lords Park Zoo Nov 21, 2014 1:23 PM
    After the last Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, consider landing a hand to the zookeepers at the Lords Park Zoo at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Children and adults will have the chance to participate in the morning feeding of the zoo's year-round residents: the deer, elk and bison.

     
  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

     
  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

     
  • VNA Hospice offers 20th annual holiday memorial service Nov 20, 2014 4:13 PM
    VNA Hospice invites community members to their 20th annual Holiday Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. The holidays can be a time of joy and festivities, but for those who have lost a family member or friend, the holidays can also be a time of profound sadness. VNA Hospice will once again open its doors and hearts to those looking for comfort during the holidays.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 20, 2014 4:22 PM
    Phillip G. Lawson, 34, of St. Charles, was charged Monday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 15 grams of heroin, according to Kane County court records.

     
  • Elgin Public Museum hosts “Touching on Traditions” Nov 20, 2014 8:26 PM
    People from around the world who have made their homes in the Elgin area have brought with them a variety of beliefs and traditions. This variety has given the Elgin community a rich diversity which is now part of our cultural heritage. Start a meaningful winter holiday tradition with your family by visiting the Elgin Public Museum’s “Touching on Traditions,” an authentic and culturally inclusive winter holiday exhibition. It features displays and objects of traditional holiday significance from 18 displays.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Auction at Geneva church raises over $5,000 for local organizations Nov 20, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva raised more than $5,000 for local humanitarian organizations at its “Saturday Night Feverish” auction. More than 100 people packed the church’s historic sanctuary to bid on a variety of items, including baskets of donated goods and services from local businesses and church members. Funds raised are being divided equally between Lazarus House and Mutual Ground.

     
  • Guy J. Bellaver sculpture dedicated at W & J College Nov 19, 2014 8:30 PM
    Guy J. Bellaver’s sculpture, titled “1970,” has been installed and dedicated at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. The sculpture was chosen in the college’s 1970 Commemorative Public Art Competition, a “work of art commissioned to celebrate the myriad changes that occurred during the 1970 academic year.”

     
  • Giving Tree makes the holidays bright for a family in need Nov 19, 2014 8:42 PM
    You can help make the holidays bright for a local family in need. The City of St. Charles employee Wellness Team is coordinating a Giving Tree program with Tri-City Family Services to benefit a local family.

     
  • St. Charles election packets now available Nov 19, 2014 8:37 PM
    Five offices in St. Charles are up for election. Nomination packets for the consolidated election are now available for pickup at the reception desk in the St. Charles Municipal Center, 2 E. Main St. The completed nomination packets must be filed between Dec. 15 and Dec. 22.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • St. Charles tavern to be penalized for 4th violation in 4 months Nov 18, 2014 2:00 PM
    The St. Charles Liquor Commission may hand down its toughest penalty to date to a downtown tavern involved in a fourth violation caught by police in as many months. “I take this very seriously,” the owner of The Filling Station said. “The employee had been working for me for 3½ years. She’s always been a good employee, and she came from a good family, but she made an error in judgment. She messed up.”

     
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