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  • St. Charles man heads back overseas Jan 31, 2015 5:28 PM
    Dave Heun talks with Mike Dixon, the St. Charles architect and Peace Corps worker who is heading to Armenia Friday.

  • St. John's Lutheran School hosts writers event Jan 30, 2015 5:07 PM
    Give a child a chance to write a book, and it's amazing what they can do. St. John's Lutheran School in Elgin challenged their kindergarten through eighth-grade students to do just that. The results of their labors were on display for family and friends on Thursday night as part of the school's St. John's Writer's Evening.

  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

  • Fox Valley Rep’s comic murder musical a true ‘Treat’ Jan 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Watching Fox Valley Repertory’s new production of “No Way to Treat a Lady” is like uncovering a small, forgotten gem. Though not without some imperfections, this musical comedy thriller shines with laughs, spine-tingling chills and an engaging plot. Audiences who head to Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles will be rewarded with a fun, compact musical comedy about a New York detective who breaks from his schlubby shell to fall in love while pursuing a fame-obsessed serial killer.

  • 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.

  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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