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  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 4, 2015 4:09 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

     
  • Officials consider mausoleum for Dundee East cemetery Mar 4, 2015 1:15 PM
    Dundee Township officials are considering an innovative way to inter the remains of cremated people in Dundee Township Cemetery East. Instead of continuing to bury the remains in the ground as they have been doing for years, they are talking about constructing a columbarium and creating a park-like setting in the Route 25 graveyard.

     
  • “American Ingenuity” theme of Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 4, 2015 3:29 PM
    “American Ingenuity” will be the theme of the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15 in St. Charles. The focus will be on design elements of our past, highlighting the ability of top decorators to incorporate those elements into today’s modern look. Blending “old with new” is currently evident in nearly every decorating magazine, catalog and TV show. Antiques are so commonly used that many of the top stores offer reproductions at prices much higher than the cost of an original.

     
  • Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble to perform March 22 Mar 3, 2015 9:05 PM
    First Congregational Church of Dundee will host a handbell concert featuring the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Ring in the spring with bells at the first solo concert. From the excitement of Pizzicati to the soothing sounds of Debussy’s “Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de lin,” there’s something for everyone! The community is invited to this performance, which will benefit the bell program at the church.

     
  • Probation, fine in 30-pound West Dundee pot bust from 2013 Mar 2, 2015 5:20 PM
    A 45-year-old West Dundee man received three years of probation last week after pleading guilty to felony marijuana possession. Daniel L. Forcucci was arrested in a June 2013 domestic battery incident at his home, which authorities later searched and found 30 pounds of marijuana, according to police. He could be resentenced to up to 15 years in prison if he violates probation.

     
  • Modern style intersects with history at Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale March 13-14 Mar 2, 2015 10:03 PM
    Come find your original (not a mass-produced, “Made in Taiwan” copy) at the Fox Valley Antiques Show. The gathering will feature 55 dealers from 14 states, bringing a great variety of 18th- to early-20th century antiques to St. Charles on March 14-15.

     
  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity event raises funds for clean water Feb 28, 2015 7:41 PM
    About 200 people did laps inside Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee Saturday morning, many of them power-walking six to seven miles. It wasn't a shopping rush. “Knowing that you're helping someone, that’s what keeps me going,” said Elgin mom Gabriela Maya of a walk-a-thon benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.

     
  • Reservations being taken for “Signature Event” Feb 27, 2015 11:32 PM
    The first person to kick down the door rarely is the first one through it. Such was the case with many women in the 20th century who kicked down all kinds of doors — political, racial, financial, and so on. St. Charles resident Kay Catlin has started an autograph collection to honor those who had made significant contribution in a variety of fields. The overriding goal was to have a permanent, visual reminder she could hand down to her daughters and granddaughters.

     
  • ‘Put the NUNS in Charge!’ comedy show in West Dundee Feb 27, 2015 11:56 PM
    Enjoy an entertaining evening and reminder of Catholic life as the National Catholic Society of Foresters presents the irreverent and nostalgic show “Put the NUNS in charge!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the St. Catherine of Siena School gym in West Dundee.

     
  • Moms United-Marengo to host ‘4 Momz 2 Momz Resale’ March 21-22 Feb 28, 2015 12:13 AM
    Moms United of Marengo invites the community to its “Spring 4Momz2Momz Resale Event” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 22, in the commons area at Marengo Community High School. Select items will be 50 percent off on Sunday.

     
  • Girl Scouts to recruit career-minded girls for “Camp CEO” Feb 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is seeking high school girls — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts — entering 10th grade or higher, for its “Camp CEO” program this summer. Girls must complete and turn in their applications by Wednesday, March 11.

     
  • Congregation Kneseth Israel offers a new adult Hebrew class Feb 25, 2015 12:35 AM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, is forming a new adult Hebrew class. It will meet every other Sunday for eight sessions from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes begin March 1.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Elgin church to give away monthly food baskets Feb 26, 2015 7:21 PM
    A new church in Elgin is giving away food baskets to help those going through a rough patch. “Sometimes you just need a few extras to get you through the month,” says Elgin City Church Pastor Rusty Wimberly. On the first Sunday of every month, instead of providing full meals, the church will be providing those who come visit with a bag or baskets of the essentials of bread, milk and eggs.

     
  • Dundee Lions to host girls basketball tournament Feb 25, 2015 7:20 PM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club’s annual Girls Middle School Basketball Tournament starts this Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hampshire Middle School. The first game starts at 9 a.m. with Algonquin Middle playing Westfield Community School in the eighth-grade division. The second game begins at 10:30 a.m. with Dundee Middle playing Immanuel Lutheran. In the seventh-grade division, Algonquin Middle plays Carpentersville at 9 a.m. while Dundee Middle plays St. Catherine at 10:30 a.m.

     
  • The Weight to bring the music of The Band to ECC on March 13 Feb 25, 2015 6:37 PM
    The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group, will honor and perform the music of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century on Friday, March 13. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Quaker folksinger to perform March 8 at Brethren Coffeehouse Feb 24, 2015 10:25 PM
    Take the banjo-picking and spirited lyrics of a folk singer, cross them with the astringent wit of a literature professor, add the wisdom and compassion of a Quaker, and you have Bill Jolliff, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, teacher, and poet, who will perform at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

     
  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Youth theater takes on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb 23, 2015 1:20 PM
    Find out what happens to Millie, an ambitious young woman who moves to New York to start a “modern” life during Prohibition, when Spotlight Youth Theater Kane County presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

     
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