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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 12, 2015 1:01 AM
    Twenty communities are represented in this edtition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of people living with the cold temperatures outside, and people who decided to stay inside, and a man with his 40 charcoal grills.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 10, 2015 1:29 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • See “Dirt! The Movie” with Northern Kane County Wild Ones Jan 10, 2015 12:27 AM
    On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Northern Kane County Wild Ones will meet for its first meeting of 2015 with popcorn and a movie. The meeting will begin with “meet-and-mingle” at 6:30 p.m., followed by the movie at 7 p.m. at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Elgin.

     
  • CEO Unplugged offers personal look at ESO leader Jan 9, 2015 6:04 PM
    How does a corporate executive transition from retirement to overseeing a leading local symphony orchestra? What prompted his decision? How has his business experience affected the direction of his new role? Find out how David Beardon, chief executive officer of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, defines his leadership style by attending the next Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce popular series, “CEO Unplugged.”

     
  • Order a singing valentine for your sweetheart Jan 8, 2015 9:36 PM
    If your Christmas present for your significant other, just wasn’t up to par, then this is your opportunity to make it all right. The Fox Valley Men of Harmony will have multiple quartets ready to deliver a singing valentine on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb 14, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

     
  • “Figurative Expressions: Spice of Life” on display at Fine Line Jan 8, 2015 10:13 PM
    The noble, beautiful human form, inspired by live models, will fill the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s next gallery show, opening this Friday, Jan. 9. Artists who attend Fine Line’s “Life Drawing” sessions present their drawings, paintings, collage and other mixed media. This show is free and open to the public.

     
  • 400-plus pianists celebrate 20th annual American Grands Jan. 24 Jan 7, 2015 4:49 PM
    Over 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels will perform during American Grands XX on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. It will be held at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. It will mark American Grands 20th anniversary. The pieces performed feature 24 pianists (two per piano) performing on stage at once on 12 grand pianos, provided by Cordogan's Pianoland, the events' sponsor since its inception.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 52 Recruits Jan 7, 2015 5:44 PM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 52 recruits representing 39 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past fall. Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Deputy Sheriff Justin Hill of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. Officer Gerard Gannon of the Round Lake Beach Police Department earned the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Brett Darst of the Northlake Police Department won the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award. Officer Jamie Goschey of the Batavia Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Andrew Switalski of the Evergreen Park Police Department earned the Leadership Award. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved. The graduating recruits are as follows: Eric Babczak, Willowbrook Police Department Chase Bending, Glenview Police Department Timothy Breslin, Streamwood Police Department Ryan Butcher, Arlington Heights Police Department Michael Dailly, Elk Grove Village Police Department Brett Darst, Northlake Police Department Melissa Douglas, Harper College Police Department James Etchingham, Palatine Police Department James Friel, Northbrook Police Department Seth Frontone, Deerfield Police Department Gerard Gannon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Antonio Garcia, Hoffman Estates Police Department Jamie Goschey, Batavia Police Department Ryan Grahn, Oak Forest Police Department Alexander Guevara, Evergreen Park Police Department Steven Guther, Elk Grove Village Police Department Fredrick Hailer, Carpentersville Police Department Justin Hill, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Zane Holland, Wheaton Police Department Mark Johnson, Elk Grove Village Police Department Christopher Jones, Bensenville Police Department Brett Kielbasa, Woodridge Police Department Henri Krueger, College of Lake County Police Department Jason L’Amas, Tinley Park Police Department Kevin Lamb, Buffalo Grove Police Department Crystal Marshall, South Holland Police Department James Martino, Willowbrook Police Department Michal Mazur, Glenview Police Department Michael McCullough, Montgomery Police Department Matthew G. McDonald, Crystal Lake Police Department Elizabeth McGuire, Wilmette Police Department Adam D. McMahon, Round Lake Beach Police Department Shannon McMillon, Buffalo Grove Police Department Thomas B. Molloy, Elk Grove Village Police Department Russell Monk, Wilmette Police Department Michael Munoz, Wheeling Police Department Patrick O’Donnell, Oak Lawn Police Department Alexandra Ovington, Round Lake Police Department Nathan Parks, Hoffman Estates Police Department Bhavik Patel, Oakton Community College Police Department Lidia G. Patitucci, Naperville Police Department Michael Pignato, Lincolnwood Police Department Alex Prafke, Cary Police Department Eric Quinones, Cary Police Department Nelson Rodriguez, Round Lake Police Department Joseph Salinas Sr., Kane County Sheriff’s Office Eric Sarat, Darien Police Department Daniel Schahczinski, Wilmington Police Department Christopher Stearns, Mount Prospect Police Department Andrew Switalski, Evergreen Park Police Department Bradley Vos, Skokie Police Department Quintana Ward, Evergreen Park Police Department College of DuPage Senior Vice President Thomas J. Glaser and Associate Dean of Continuing Education/Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute Thomas Brady offered their congratulations to the graduating recruits. Trustee Dianne McGuire represented the College’s Board of Trustees. The keynote speaker was Chief Stephen Schmidt of the Elk Grove Police Department. The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.

     
  • “Annie Musical” Live Performance at Schaumburg Prairie Center 1/23 - 2/1 Jan 8, 2015 7:08 AM
    Come follow ANNIE as she and Schaumburg On Stage travel from the Municipal Girl’s Orphanage to the Warbuck’s Mansion with all the excitement 1930’s New York City has to offer. Now in it’s 18th season, Schaumburg On Stage, the Northwest Suburb’s Premier Theater Company for Young Actors, will be presenting, ANNIE, from January 23rd through February 1st at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Visit Showtix4u.com / 866-967-8167 for tickets. $17* online, $18 at door. * service fee. Orgnaized Group rates - 847-345-0092. Details visit schaumburgonstage.org.

     
  • East Dundee continues revamping downtown in 2015 Jan 7, 2015 1:56 PM
    The dust will continue to fly in East Dundee during 2015 as village leaders continue rebuilding their aging North River Street business area.

     
  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 7, 2015 5:31 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter opens public low-cost spay/neuter clinic Jan 7, 2015 9:30 PM
    Animal shelters are affected every day, by the tragedy of pet overpopulation. News: Nationwide, 3-5 million unwanted pets are euthanized in shelters every year. Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin has launched a low-cost spay/neuter program to address the pet overpopulation problem in the Fox Valley community by making spay and neuter surgeries more affordable for pet owners.

     
  • Norge readies for International Ski-Jump Tournament Jan 6, 2015 8:57 PM
    Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove is prepping its hills and massive 150-foot high tower for its 110th annual Ski Jumping tournament and has been doing so every winter since its founding on the shores of the Fox River in 1905.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 5, 2015 2:06 PM
    Twenty communities are represented by Daily Herald staff photographs in this edition of The Week in Pictures.

     
  • Kane County Fair talent contest winners to compete in Springfield Jan 6, 2015 9:33 PM
    The Kane County Fair 2014 Talent Contest first-place winners Sophia Peterson of Elgin (Junior Division) and Erin Newman of St. Charles (Senior Division) will represent Kane County and compete on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Official Talent Contest State Competition in Springfield.

     
  • A black life that also mattered Jan 4, 2015 5:01 AM
    A West Dundee lettere to the editor: A black teenager recently was shot and killed in Chicago. He was not killed because he was resisting arrest, or threatening another person. He was shot because he would not surrender his coat which the thieves were demanding. He was not shot by the police. He was shot by three other young black men.

     
  • CASA Kane County offers training, asks men to volunteer Jan 2, 2015 3:14 PM
    CASA Kane County will hold general information meetings for individuals interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for abused and neglected children. Currently, only about 24 percent of CASA volunteers are men, but more than half of the organization’s caseload involves boys and young men in need of strong role models.

     
  • Extracurriculars? Go to public schools. Jan 2, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Dundee letter to the editor: A letter writer complains that her children can’t be part of the extracurricular activities at the public schools. It’s wonderful that she’s decided to home school her children. But that means you do not get to then come back and say that you want your children to take advantage of other aspects of the public school system.

     
  • Quit smoking for a New Year’s resolution Jan 2, 2015 11:59 AM
    Quit smoking as your New Year’s resolution! “Freedom From Smoking” is a seven-week free program for adults trying to quit smoking. Learn what triggers the need to continue smoking, how to cope with changes in quitting and how to find the necessary support.

     
  • Your 2015 Guide to the Suburbs: It’s our best advice, but share yours too Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Want to make the most of 2015? Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen introduces a special New Year's Day guide to living, working and playing in the suburbs.

     
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