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  • The 1980s-inspired musical “Rock of Ages” returns to Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre from Tuesday through Sunday, March 11-16.

    Chicago tour stop, '80s music take former St. Charles resident back in timeMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former St. Charles resident Paul Wiley never really saw himself as a musical theater-type guy. Through much of the past decade, Wiley could be found performing at Windy City rock venues like Metro or Double Door in bands like Egostatic, Jupiter Blue and Royal. But that changed when Wiley, 41, was hired in January as a guitarist for the national tour of the hit 2009 Broadway jukebox musical “Rock of Ages,” which returns to Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre starting Tuesday, March 11.

  • Fire causes $150,000 damage to St. Charles homeMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    An early morning fire Sunday in the kitchen of a St. Charles home caused an estimated $150,000 in damage, but residents were able to escape unharmed, authorities said. The St. Charles Fire Department responded at 4:33 a.m. to the fire at 1723 Howard St. and were successful in stopping its spread before it extended to the rest of the house.

  • McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub at 201 E. Main St., St. Charles.

    It’s good to be Irish in St. CharlesMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dave Heun says this coming week it's good to be Irish, especially in St. Charles.

  • Celebrate Women’s History Month with NEW event in St. CharlesMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Celebrate Women's History Month with the Network of Entrepreneurial Women from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at Town House Books in St. Charles. It will feature special guest speaker Barbara Joan Zeitz, a women's historian, gender equity analyst and author with a master's in women's studies and law. A former Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Speaker, she writes a monthly online column CountHerHistory now in its 10th year.

  • I have been experimenting on doing abstract landscape photography. I thought this almost came out looking like a Japanese woodblock print, but the photo was actually taken in Lisle.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 3.

  • From left to right, Dr. Jose M. Torres (Superintendent District U-46), Kristi Wisdom (board member), Juan Martinez (board member), Susan Ericson (executive director), Don Hopp (board member), Michelle Frampton (Community Outreach Manager), Mike Warren (board member)

    Students raise thousand to fight hungerMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin, IL – Wednesday, March 5th proved to be a spectacular “Champions of Change” celebration. Students and faculty from fourteen U-46 and Burlington district schools were honored for taking part in Food For Greater Elgin’s Change for Hunger Challenge to help hungry families in need.

  • Celebrate the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" specialMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Urology, Ltd. is celebrating the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" special now through the end of March.

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    Guest artists join Orion Ensemble in ‘Sounds of Russia’ concert March 9 in St. CharlesMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Orion Ensemble, winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, showcases “Sounds of Russia,” featuring works by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff and welcoming three special guests at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • Jennifer Schmidt (left) and Lee Shumow

    NIU profs write book, develop website to help science teachers motivate studentsMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Producing more college graduates in STEM areas is a national priority, and now two Northern Illinois University researchers have written a book on how teachers can help students get more excited about science.

  • Dryer blamed for St. Charles townhouse fireMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Firefighters believe a clothes dryer sparked a townhouse fire Wednesday night on the 800 block of Pheasant Trail in St. Charles. According to a news release, St. Charles firefighters responded to a resident’s 911 call to find a blaze in a second-floor utility room.

  • After a hike to teach visitors how to distinguish maples from other hardwood species, naturalist Valerie Blaine drills a hole in an adult maple tree to put a tap in it to collect sap during a maple sugaring demonstration in St. Charles. The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Maple Sugaring Days Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16.

    Maple sugaring heralds spring’s arrivalMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The best things in life are worth waiting for. Spring, for example. The initiation of spring for many folks is maple sugaring. Both spring and maple sugaring are a long time coming this year. But they are coming.

  • Burlington Lioness annual spring raffle March 22Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burlington Lioness Spring Raffle on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Mott's Lounge, Burlington starting at 7PM to support Central High School scholarships to (2) graduating applicants. Great prizes for a greater cause!

  • The St. Charles North varsity and junior varsity drill teams include: first row, Brittany Allen, AnnaMarie Vivirito, Lexi Artman, Jamie Beaulieu, Colleen Lullo, Kassi Ams, MaryKate Purcell, Nikki Arnold, Anna Spence and Shelby Kroncke; second row: JV coach Colleen Kobler, McKenzie Bell, Ally Hursh, Eleisse Pettigrew, Amanda Ziesmer, Grace Taylor, Bailey Moberly, Isabel Miller, Quinn Samanic, Angelina Battista and varsity coach Nancy Prentiss; and back row, Emilia Sinkkonen, Alissia Rivera, Abby Kott and Becky Zangora. Not pictured: Lexi Zocher.

    St. Charles North drill teams continue 15-year winning streak at TDI State Championship Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Varsity team finished their season with a state championship title in the 3A Division Open Pom category, and third place in the 3A Division Lyrical category. Because of the high points earned in both dances, they took home high honors in receiving the 3A Grand Championship Title.

  • Kane County Recycles takes your old electronics, books, shredding March 8Mar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kane County Recycles will offer free document shredding along with electronics and book recycling for the monthly event in March.

  • ‘Great Legs’ theme for Fox Valley antiques show, saleMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Iconic perennial favorites as well as unexpected surprises will be represented in a variety of 17th- to early-20th century antiques at the 2014 Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The show’s theme, “Great Legs,” highlights the variety of styles used throughout the centuries.

  • On Friday, March 7, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers from St. Louis will be the special guests for a night of dancing and celebration with the Tri-City Swing.

    Tri-City Swing, a night of jazz, dancing on tap March 7Mar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Friday, March 7, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers from St. Louis will be the special guests for a night of dancing and celebration with the Tri-City Swing in the Baker Community Center’s Collins Auditorium in St. Charles. There will be a beginner swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m., the band will start at 7:30 p.m. and play until 10:30 p.m.

  • Jaroslav Sydorenko of Hoffman Estates, left, and Taras Konowal of St. Charles discussing the current situation in Ukraine on Sunday morning inside a conference room at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Bloomingdale.

    Suburban Ukrainians worried about Russia’s actionsMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban Ukrainians say they are sad, angry and fearful about the escalating political and military tensions between the Ukraine and Russia. “I cry,” said Mary Jaresko, a Ukrainian immigrant who attends St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Bloomingdale. “For days I have cried about this. Americans need to know what’s going on there.”

  • Lead can have long-lasting health effects when it is inhaled or ingested in large quantities. Removing the toxin from homes requires respirators, protective clothing and numerous safety precautions to ensure no ill effects occur for removers.

    35 years later, suburban homes still have lead paint Mar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Federal law banned lead in paint 35 years ago, but the toxin still threatens children today.Illinois has one of the highest rates of lead poisoning in the nation. And the Kane County Health Department lists childhood lead poisoning among its six biggest health threats to residents. “Over the years, a lot of property owners have just simply painted over the lead,” said Sarosh Saher, a senior planner with Elgin.

  • Rob Ulaszek of St. Charles scoops out a taste of his “Smokey the Bear Chili/Green Chili Pork Stew” to Erik Balisi of Batavia and his son, Eli, 9, at St. Charles Episcopal Church’s chili cook-off Saturday, March 1. Ulaszek’s son, Oliver, 4, left, noshes on his dad’s chili which took first place. Ulaszek’s wife, Lisel, took third place.

    A spectrum of flavors featured in St. Charles church’s chili cook-offMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Seven contestants showcased their signature chili recipes at St. Charles Episcopal Church’s first chili cook-off on Saturday. A spectrum of flavors, textures and spiciness were represented in the homemade dishes, six of which featured different meats and one a vegetarian option. A savory pork shoulder chili, brought by church member and contestant Dallas Heikkinen of Batavia, even included chocolate as an ingredient.

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