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  • 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.

     
  • 3 Fox Valley referendums: Gail Borden, Sleepy Hollow, fire district Nov 3, 2014 5:53 PM
    Voters in the Fox Valley will have three referendum questions on Tuesday’s ballot, including one asking if they want to add land on the western edge of the Gail Borden Public Library District. Sleepy Hollow voters will decide whether to approve an 82 percent property tax increase. Voters in and near Wasco and Campton Hills will decide whether to disconnect from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District to join the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

     
  • Judge won’t rush results of Elburn fire district vote Oct 22, 2014 6:44 PM
    A Kane County judge has agreed not to immediately certify results of a Nov. 4 referendum asking if some properties should be allowed to disconnect from the Elburn Fire Protection District. Circuit Judge David Akemann agreed to the delay Monday at the request of the Elburn fire district, which is appealing his Aug. 28 decision to allow the referendum to take place. If voters approve the disconnection, Akemann would be asked to certify the vote and order the disconnection. If voters decide not to, Akemann would have to dismiss the petition, according to a motion filed by the Fox River district, which opposed the stay.

     
  • Girl Scouts open Camp Explorers Oct 7, 2014 2:17 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will open Camp Dean in Big Rock to the public for a Camp Explorers program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This youth and family-friendly event will include cardboard boat races, archery, crate stacking, fishing, and a scavenger hunt.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 3 from Tri-County area Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of animals, including horses, cows, and puppies, as well as an image of teachers learning to teach, and several looks at the Kane County Fair.

     
  • 4-H’er at Kane County Fair learns responsibility, discipline from horse shows Jul 18, 2014 1:22 AM
    Fifteen-year-old Madde Klinkey, of Wasco, shows her horse at the Kane County Fair every year. But what goes on behind the scenes before judging begins at 8:30 a.m.? “The responsibility is good for me,” she said.

     
  • Wasco Wildcats 10U team wins state title Jun 30, 2014 8:55 AM
    The Wasco Wildcats, a travel baseball team based in Wasco, just west of St. Charles, captured first place at the United States Specialty Sports Association 10 and under "AA" Illinois State Championship on Sunday.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Mar 14, 2014 4:21 PM
    Brock J. Reynolds, 26, of Carpentersville, was arrested Tuesday on drug and fleeing charges after police said he led them on a brief high-speed chase through a neighborhood while he had marijuana in his possession, according to a police report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 14, 2014 4:16 PM
    A Geneva man was charged with battery and cruelty to animals at 9:30 p.m. March 8 on a trail behind the houses in the 500 block of Edison Street, police said. Michael J. Conlee, 37, of the same block, is accused of punching a neighbor in a shoulder, knocking the person down, and of kicking a dog that he believed was going to bite him, according to a police report.

     
  • ECC tabs Ceh as women’s soccer coach Feb 7, 2014 9:22 PM
    Elgin Community College has named a recent player and a current student to be the head coach of its women’s soccer team. Rick Ceh, who played for the Spartans’ men’s team in 2013 and is currently studying for his Associate Degree in Applied Science at the school, will be the team’s new head coach.

     
  • U-46 superintendent to receive humanitarian award Feb 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

     
  • Learn how to use native plants on your own property Feb 3, 2014 2:17 PM
    Reservations for Garfield Farm Museum’s 29th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, are now being taken.

     
  • Images: Snow continues in the suburbs Saturday Feb 1, 2014 2:57 PM
    More snow hits the Chicago area. Only fifty more days until spring, as another round of snow makes its way through the suburbs.

     
  • Elgin CC seeks women’s volleyball coach Feb 1, 2014 9:39 PM
    Elgin Community College is seeking a head women’s volleyball coach for the 2014 season. Interested parties can contact athletic director Kent Payne at (847) 214-7552 or via email at kpayne@elgin.edu.

     
  • Diverse music highlights Elgin piano concert Jan 25, 2014 8:32 PM
    With piano players of all age and skill levels performing a diverse catalog of songs that included Lady Gaga, Beethoven, Woody Guthrie there was something for everyone at the American Grands XIX concerts Saturday in Elgin. Organizers arranged the program by ability, which meant there were some interesting combinations onstage. “You literally might have a 6-year-old sitting next to somebody who’s 76 and for me, that’s one of the joys of the program,” said Colin Holman, the American Grands conductor.

     
  • Campton Hills man accused of $500,000 theft Jan 22, 2014 6:28 PM
    A Campton Hills man already facing charges of bilking two clients out of more than $100,000 is now charged with writing bogus checks for a property worth at least $500,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter A. Mazzara, who pleaded guilty in October 2012 to damaging a Kane County couple's $1 million home that he was evicted from and ordered to pay $60,000 restitution.

     
  • ECC to hold free session on new social media courses Jan 20, 2014 8:51 AM
    The ECC Continuing Education Department will host a free information session on social media marketing Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The session will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Building E, room 100.01.

     
  • ECC receives grant to help workers over 50 get back to work Jan 20, 2014 12:37 PM
    Elgin Community College has been awarded a grant from AARP for its Back to Work 50+ program. Students will receive training in the areas of healthcare, office administration, and human services. They also will be provided orientation, coaching, financial literacy, training scholarships, and special access to employers.

     
  • Fundraising records show who’s lining up behind 50th House candidates Jan 17, 2014 12:45 PM
    Who is supporting who in the Republican primary for the nomination for the state 50th House District seat?

     
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