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  • Voter apathy best friend of incumbents Jan 31, 2015 5:53 AM
    A Dundee letter to the editor: The only way to achieve term limits in Illinois is by a constitutional amendment. If a term limit proposal were on the ballot it would require only a 60 percent majority of those voting to pass. That is the easy part.

     
  • Trivia fundraiser to benefit literacy group Jan 30, 2015 2:15 PM
    The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. They are looking for raffle donations and 30 teams to participate in this year’s competition. Teams are comprised of up to four members. Registration is $500 per team. The event is open to the public.

     
  • Kindergarten roundup Feb. 4 at Cambridge Lakes Charter School Jan 30, 2015 5:30 PM
    Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove invites you to attend Kindergarten Round-Up, an informational evening for families interested in the 2015-16 full-day kindergarten program.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Painted Door pastor to speak during Judson chapel service Jan 29, 2015 8:47 PM
    Mark Bergin, lead pastor of The Painted Door Church in Chicago, will speak during Judson University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6. His nondenominational church was established in the city of Chicago in the fall of 2009. A former freelance sports reporter from Seattle, Wash., he admittedly also enjoys another favorite American pastime: eating hotdogs.

     
  • 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).

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jan 28, 2015 5:19 PM
    Corey R. Henderson, 25, of Lake in the Hills, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and illegal transportation of alcohol after he struck a utility pole at 8:20 p.m. Jan. 20 near Route 31 and Country School Road near West Dundee, according to sheriff’s report.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 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 Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • Enroll now with Littlest Disciples Preschool Jan 27, 2015 6:56 PM
    First Congregational Church of Dundee is currently accepting enrollment for Littlest Disciples Preschool. The early education program year begins this September. Prepare your child for elementary school success and make learning fun all in a Christian environment with a small student-teacher ratio.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Choosing the best preschool for your child Jan 26, 2015 4:18 PM
    Winter for parents with young children can be the best and worst of times: Christmas celebrations, playing in the snow, feeling cooped up by arctic temperatures and little daylight. Add to that the decisions to be made about the child’s preschool for the upcoming year. Winter is the season for preschool open houses and info fairs, allowing parents to compare their educational choices. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool of East Dundee has some pointers for parents who are looking into preschools.

     
  • Play examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave at ECC Feb. 3 Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present “The Meltdown,” a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson. It will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. This docudrama, written by Edmondson, takes place during the devastating 1995 heat wave that lead to the deaths of nearly 750 Chicagoans in under one week, over double the fatality rate of the Great Chicago Fire. It examines many factors that contributed to both the enormity of the disaster as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the event including politics, race, and social dynamics.

     
  • Fox Valley dentists offer free dental care in February Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    Open up wide -- and smile. The Dentists With a Heart program provides free dental care throughout the month of February at Fox Valley area dental offices.

     
  • Journalist Bill Kurtis presents “Death by Food” at ECC Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16 about the effects of the American diet. His presentation, “Death by Food: How the American Diet is Killing You," will analyze the reasons the American diet is so high in fat, sugar and salts, the connection between processed foods and rising health problems, and offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient-depleted foods found on the tables of American consumers.

     
  • Learn about a Mediterranean-style diet during Heart Month Jan 23, 2015 4:30 PM
    Curious about the Mediterranean-style diet and how it can benefit your heart and overall health? Residents are invited to attend “Eating the Mediterranean Way: A Heart-Healthy Diet” on two separate dates in February to learn how to follow the diet and make Mediterranean choices at home or while eating out.

     
  • Learn how to prevent a heart attack at February programs Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
    Cardiologists on staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital will discuss how to prevent a heart attack during two programs in February during American Heart Month. Dr. Vineet Dandekar will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5, and Dr. Harshal Sheth will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

     
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