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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Type 2 diabetes in spotlight for awareness month Nov 20, 2014 2:45 PM
    November is National Diabetes Month and the Kane County Health Department has been working with hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other providers to examine the issues around Type 2 diabetes in Kane County. Starting in 2012, the KCHAIN+ Diabetes Collaborative used quality improvement tools to determine the root causes of the countywide high rate of diabetes hospitalizations, as found in the 2011-2012 Community Health Assessment.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • Join Agatha Crispy in “Murder by Indecision” Nov. 21-22 Nov 19, 2014 2:03 PM
    Performances of “Murder by Indecision” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Kaneland Harter Middle School Cafetorium. You get double the fun and double the suspense with this murder mystery comedy within a comedy. Age has caught up with Agatha Crispy, the world’s best known mystery playwright, as she attempts to crank out her newest and last manuscript. Senility is setting in and the words just don’t flow like they used to.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Washington official visits with Waubonsee students Nov 17, 2014 2:39 PM
    What defines a traditional college student? As Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges for the U.S. Department of Education, sees it, the answer to that question has changed substantially in recent years — and community colleges have played a large role in that transition, serving as an educational launchpad for the hopes and dreams of many students who are parents, likely have work off-campus, may be veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, or may even be the first in their family to ever attend college.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Love the outdoors? Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist Nov 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    Are you someone who loves nature but doesn’t know how to learn more about it? Do you wish you could explore the woods but feel too shy to do it on your own? Come out of the closet and join like-minded people in the Kane County Certified Naturalists program.

     
  • NIU Law starts The Chicago Initiative with information sessions and admission interview programs Nov 14, 2014 11:59 PM
    As part of its ongoing commitment to prospective Chicago-based students, Northern Illinois University Law has spearheaded a new program, The Chicago Initiative, based at the NIU Alumni Association office, located at 33 N. LaSalle. The Chicago Initiative enables the law school to offer the convenience of its various admission programs in Chicago, as well as on its campus in DeKalb.

     
  • NIU Jazz Lab Band releases DVD, performs semester’s final concert Nov 13, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Northern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform its last concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. The concert will feature NIU Jazz Studies faculty Reggie Thomas and Fareed Haque. The concert also will serve as the official release of the first Jazz Lab Band DVD.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 13, 2014 4:46 PM
    Casey T. Klein, 37, of Elmhurst, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to signal after a crash at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday at Routes 25 and 38 near Geneva, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Aurora Interfaith to hold community Thanksgiving service Nov. 23 Nov 13, 2014 7:52 PM
    Aurora Interfaith will once again hold a Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year. The service takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. A community meal will follow the service. This year’s event will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place in Aurora.

     
  • Waubonsee holds Veterans Day ceremony Nov 13, 2014 12:10 PM
    Arthur Sheridan regrets not stepping forward sooner. For decades, Sheridan, an Aurora resident and U.S. Army veteran of World War II, chose to live his life after returning home from combat in Europe in the 1940s, working his job and raising his family.

     
  • Fox Country Players to hold auditions for “A Night of Broadway” Nov 13, 2014 8:50 PM
    Fox Country Players will hold auditions on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a special event called “A Night of Broadway.”

     
  • CASA Kane County puts $25,000 grant to work for kids Nov 20, 2014 2:31 PM
    CASA Kane County, a local nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children, was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used to recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers who serve as the Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian ad Litem for children who have been abused or neglected in the Kane County juvenile court system.

     
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