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  • Lincoln Elementary goes for the record Oct 14, 2014 4:16 PM
    At a recent student council assembly at Lincoln Elementary School, the focus was on several issues including the new student council makeup, what the Pledge of Allegiance means, and information on fundraisers such as their annual food drive. Elgin Lions Club Food Drive chairman Ed Bates spoke to the students and delivered the red collection container for them to see and spoke briefly about the Elgin Lions Club and the Community Crisis Center, the recipient of the food.

     
  • “Run, Walk & Roll” Oct. 26 to benefit Marklund Oct 14, 2014 5:14 PM
    Get ready to "Run, Walk & Roll" for Marklund! Registration is still being accepted for Marklund’s second annual 5K/1 mile event which is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 in Geneva. “Last year, nearly 600 people participated in our inaugural event and helped us net $30,000 for programs and services for our clients so we're looking forward to growing that number this year!,” said Stephanie Heinz, Development Coordinator at Marklund.

     
  • Fox Valley gets into Halloween spirit with these spooky events Oct 16, 2014 7:47 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Annual Fall Rummage Sale Oct. 17-18 at St. James church Oct 14, 2014 10:14 PM
    Plan on doing some holiday shopping early at St. James Episcopal Church’s annual Fall Rummage Sale scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shoppers can choose from a selection of new and gently used clothing, house wares, china and glassware sets, jewelry, books, DVDs, CDs, games, Halloween, Christmas and other seasonal decorations and more. All items will be clean and in good working order.

     
  • Elgin church hosts “Fair & Square Marketplace” Oct 14, 2014 10:12 PM
    First Presbyterian Church, 240 Standish St. in Elgin, invites the community to its third annual “Fair & Square Marketplace” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. It will feature a variety of Fair Trade apparel, accessories, jewelry, gifts, food, and home décor items from local retailers along with Equal Exchange. There will be something for everyone.

     
  • Modern Day “Amelia Earhart” to Visit PM Prime in Highwood Oct 13, 2014 3:39 PM
    PM Prime in Highwood will be open this Sunday, October 12 to accommodate special guest Amelia Earhart, who recently completed an around-the-world flight in honor of her namesake’s 1937 attempt. Amelia Rose Earhart is the youngest female to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine airplane, completing her mission on July 11, 2014. Dinner reservations at the aviation themed steakhouse will be accepted between 5 and 7 p.m. on that evening. Diners will have an opportunity to meet the inspiring aviatrix. Guests will be accommodated by reservation only. Seating is very limited. Steve Platcow of Lake Forest opened the PM Prime in July of this year. Executive Chef Dominic Zumpano has been dazzling area restaurant critics with his innovative interpretations on classic steakhouse fare. Robert B. Bansberg, award-winning sommelier and wine educator, shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise as the restaurant’s General Manager/Sommelier. PM Prime’s dining room boasts an unprecedented collection of 200 black and white photographs that celebrate excellence in aviation. The restaurant presents a rare opportunity to see a truly amazing collection of vintage images that honor the pioneers of flight - all under one roof. From the Wright Brothers, to Amelia Earhart, the Tuskegee Airmen and Jimmy Doolittle - the collection showcases the fearless and the brave. The heroes represented in the photographs pushed the boundaries of what was possible and demonstrated the power of the human spirit. These stunning historic images motivate the team at PM Prime to strive for excellence and the ultimate goal is encourage the patrons to pursue excellence in their lives as well. This engaging display will leave guests feeling nothing less than inspired. PM Prime’s menu includes popular steakhouse favorites such as the filet mignon and New York strip, but it also has some more unusual cuts such as the wagyu hanger steak. PM Prime features the highest quality cuts of prime beef available. Diners will find interesting selections such as osso buco with saffron risotto or Halibut with spaetzle and roasted beets. PM Prime is located at 310 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Call 847-433-0600 or visit www.pmprimesteak.com for more information.

     
  • Breast center accreditation at Sherman Hospital more than just a recognition Oct 13, 2014 3:44 PM
    It was the goal from the beginning – create a nationally accredited breast center that offered the highest level of quality care. The Center for Breast Care at Elgin-based Advocate Sherman Hospital earned the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recognition after a more than two-year-long process that started when the center was established in 2009. This year, the center was re-approved for another three years.

     
  • Teacher earns ‘Eagle Fledge’ at East Dundee’s Immanuel School Oct 14, 2014 4:55 PM
    Some news takes a while to sink in, according to teacher Susan Meier of Immanuel Lutheran School in East Dundee. Meier received an important voice-mail message from her principal in late September that she had to replay several times before she believed it. Principal Sue Domeier called to let Meier know she had been named the Early Childhood Teacher of the Year in northern Illinois.

     
  • Dundee Lions to welcome motivational speaker Oct. 16 Oct 13, 2014 6:13 PM
    The Dundee Township Lions proudly presents Ted Buckley, a professional motivational speaker, at its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Village Squire in West Dundee. His topic, “How to Set Big Goals and Achieve Them!,” is a challenge for everyone in the busy world we live in.

     
  • Rauner is not the change we need Oct 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    A West Dundee letter to the editor: Change in government policy can be a good thing — i.e., T. Roosevelt’s establishing national parks, Lincoln freeing the slaves, FDR establishing Social Security and unemployment insurance, but Mr. Rauner has not laid out his economic and social policies and positions in a clear way.

     
  • York Theatre Presents FREE Screening of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Oct 13, 2014 5:02 PM
    Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a FREE showing of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” at the York Theatre. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 25th at 9:30 AM at the York Theatre, located at 150 North York Street in downtown Elmhurst. The 24th annual event is sponsored by the Elmhurst City Centre’s BOOtiful Saturday. After the film, children are encouraged to enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores from 11 AM to 1 PM. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (PG/92 min) is a comedy, science fiction film featuring the characters from the 1960s animated television series “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” who must fix a time rift they created. Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

     
  • Paramount Theatre to Present “A Hard Day’s Night” October 15 Oct 13, 2014 4:56 PM
    A special showing of a “A Hard Day’s Night” will be presented at the Paramount Theatre, 213 North Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, on Wednesday, October 15 at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the Paramount Theatre box office or online www.classiccinemas.com. The event is sponsored by WVLI 92.7, WFAV 95.1, WIVR 101.7 and WYUR 103.7. WVLI morning personality Bob Malkowski will emcee the event. A digitally restored version of the classic Beatles comedy musical was released this year to commemorate the film’s 50th anniversary. “A Hard Day’s Night” (G/87 min.) portrays a couple of days in the lives of the band. The film is considered to be one of the best and most influential musical films of all time. Richard Lester’s boldly contemporary rock n’ roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

     
  • Tivoli Theatre Presents FREE Showing of “Casper” October 25 Oct 13, 2014 4:57 PM
    The Tivoli Theatre will celebrate Halloween with a FREE showing of “Casper” as part of Baird and Warner’s 22nd Annual Halloween Happening. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 25th at 11 AM at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove. Wear your Halloween costume and participate in the costume contest. Registration begins at 9 AM followed by judging at 9:30 AM. The movie starts at 11 AM. “Casper” (PG/100 min) is a 1995 comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy, Moriarty, Eric Idle and Amy Brenneman based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and animated cartoons. The movie tells the story of a greedy heiress who inherits the haunted Whipstaff Manor and discovers that the house contains a treasure guarded by three nasty ghosts. Ghost therapist, Dr. James Harvey, and his daughter Kat, move into the mansion to get rid of the supernatural creatures. Kat makes friends with a ghost named Casper, the nephew of the three nasty ghosts.

     
  • ‘Denim and Diamonds Gala’ to benefit projects at Presence St. Joseph Hospital Oct 10, 2014 7:51 PM
    The Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates will go country with cowboy formal wear and country drawl for Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. Guests at the gala will be sporting their best denim jeans, boots, Stetsons, pearl buttons and glitzy tops to be entertained by the Suburban Cowboys band on Oct. 25. Proceeds from the $175 a plate fete will benefit community outreach, scholarships and hospital capital projects.

     
  • Dundee library hosts fall book sale Oct 13, 2014 4:34 PM
    The Friends of the Fox River Valley Public Library District will host a fall book sale from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave. in East Dundee. The Friends will be selling newly donated materials, including hardcovers, paperbacks, romance novels, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and children's books.

     
  • Oct 9, 2014 10:22 PM
    St. James Episcopal Church in West Dundee recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the parish. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, was guest of honor at Friday’s gala dinner and celebrant at the Oct. 5 Mass where she also blessed the cross above the high altar fashioned of old wooden doors from the parish house by her brother-in-law, parishioner John Schori.

     
  • Healthy eating highlights “Food Day” at Sherman Hospital Oct 9, 2014 1:18 PM
    Healthy, affordable and sustainable food will be the focus of the annual “Food Day” celebration at Advocate Sherman Hospital on Oct. 23. The event will include a farmers market with vendors made possible through a partnership with the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin’s Harvest Market. It also coincides with national Food Day, which aims to inspire people to change their diets and eat healthy, as well as push local, state and national entities to improve food policies.

     
  • ECC places second, third in Illinois student film competition Oct 9, 2014 12:52 PM
    Elgin Community College claimed second and third place in the first annual Illinois Community College Film Competition, co-sponsored by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. The statewide film competition is a series of competitions during which students create a 5-minute film for their school, community and a local small business intended to enhance school engagement, pride and awareness.

     
  • High school students encouraged to “Experience ECC” Nov. 12 Oct 9, 2014 12:34 PM
    Elgin Community College invites high schools students to “Experience ECC” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. "Experience ECC" offers students the opportunity to discover why ECC was the right choice for one in five in-district high school graduates.

     
  • Leave The Cooking To Clearbrook on October 21st! Oct 9, 2014 10:47 AM
    Leave The Cooking To Clearbrook on October 21st!

     
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