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  • Support group helps women who have lost their mothers Mar 31, 2015 3:57 PM
    The Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is offering “Memories of Mom,” a support group for women who have experienced the death of their mother. The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 7-May 12.

     
  • Now is a good time to get your well water tested Mar 30, 2015 3:33 PM
    In recognition of Public Health Week, April 6-12, McHenry County Department of Health will offer reduced fee water testing for individual well water users April 1-30. Residents can have their well water sampled for coliform bacteria and nitrate for $18.

     
  • Program to discuss Cook County Coyote Project Mar 30, 2015 3:31 PM
    In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday. The public is invited to McHenry County Green Drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. April 1. This month’s topic is “The Cook County Coyote Project,” presented by Chris Anchor, senior wildlife biologist, Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

     
  • NBC’s Nancy Loo to host Assisi Animal Foundation fashion show Mar 27, 2015 6:55 PM
    Award-winning WGN-TV reporter Nancy Loo will host the Assisi Animal Foundation fashion show on Saturday, April 18, at the Crystal Lake Country Club. Spring fashions will be presented by Dress Barn of Algonquin Commons while guests enjoy a gourmet luncheon. Raffles and prizes will be offered, included in the auction items for one lucky pet household is a dog obedience training for six weeks from Aldens Kennels in Ringwood.

     
  • Dundee Lions contribute $5,000 to local charities Mar 28, 2015 12:00 AM
    At the last meeting, Herb Beck, chairman of the donations committee, announced the Dundee Township Lions Club would be contributing more than $5,000 to local charities.

     
  • Elgin Theatre Company to audition for “Beau Jest” Mar 27, 2015 11:55 PM
    The Elgin Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its production of "Beau Jest." The comedy, written by James Sherman, will be directed by Julie Price. "Beau Jest" is the final production of Elgin Theatre Company’s 2014-2015 season.

     
  • Elgin Summer Theatre to host auditions for rock musical Mar 28, 2015 12:19 AM
    Elgin Summer Theatre returns with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal,” which will run at the Hemmens Cultural Center July 17-19 and July 24-26.

     
  • Nominees announced for YWCA Leader Luncheon Mar 27, 2015 9:25 PM
    The YWCA Elgin recently announced the nominees for the 32nd annual Leader Luncheon Awards to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, at The Seville in Streamwood. At the luncheon, the Racial Justice Award will be named after Betty Brown, longtime Elgin community leader and activist.

     
  • Residents escape Algonquin house fire without injury Mar 26, 2015 8:18 AM
    Two people inside an Algonquin house escaped safely when a large upstairs bathroom caught fire in the 1400 block of Braewood Drive, authorities said. The house has been deemed uninhabitable, but firefighters said working smoke alarms helped the husband and wife escape without injury.

     
  • Learn about ‘The Ethics of Fracking’ at MCC Mar 26, 2015 12:59 PM
    Join The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, with co-sponsors the League of Women Voters and Citizens Climate Lobby, and host the Sustainability Institute of McHenry County College, for a screening of “The Ethics of Fracking” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Luecht Conference Center at MCC.

     
  • Sherman Cafe joins in Elgin Madness Mar 26, 2015 4:40 PM
    The café at Advocate Sherman Hospital has submitted a signature dish for this year’s Elgin Madness, a friendly restaurant competition aimed at highlighting local establishments. Staff at the Sherman Café have submitted a healthy fruit and nut salad for the competition, which begins with first round voting from Friday, March 27 through Wednesday, April 1.

     
  • Heart Sounds 2015 Symposium to highlight innovations in cardiology Mar 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    Medical professionals are invited to attend “Innovations in Cardiology: Heart Sounds 2015”, a one-day symposium hosted by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. The educational program for registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, doctors and other clinicians will be held Saturday, April 18.

     
  • Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin to add beer garden Mar 25, 2015 5:18 PM
    Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin is adding a beer garden just in time for summer.

     
  • Administer Justice offers free seminar on probate process Mar 25, 2015 6:27 PM
    Administer Justice, a local nonprofit providing legal, financial, conflict resolution and educational services to low-income individuals, will offer a free seminar on “The Basics of the Probate Process” on Thursday, April 2.

     
  • Earthquake reported west of Lake in the Hills Mar 25, 2015 10:47 PM
    A 2.9 magnitude earthquake has been reported about a mile west of Lake in the Hills, according to the US Geological Survey. Word spread quickly through social media with people reporting that they heard a loud boom in surrounding towns including Island Lake, McHenry, Marengo, Elgin, Woodstock, and Pell Lake, Wis., as well as house shaking. Police are currently investigating reports of Spring and Virgin Mobile outages in the area.

     
  • Learn how to ‘echo weave’ at Fine Line Mar 24, 2015 4:23 PM
    Fine Line weaving instructor Beth Duncan will offer “Echo Weave, A Starting Point,” on Saturdays, April 4 and 18. “Learning to weave can seem daunting at the start; there is a lot of prep work before the actual weaving begins. As with all things worth learning, take your time and practice," Duncan said.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter seeks Spokespet Mar 24, 2015 5:08 PM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is searching for a pet to lead its inaugural Pets-a-Palooza Pet Parade and Festival fundraising walk, set for Sept. 20 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. "We're looking for a very outgoing pet adopted from Anderson, who is friendly to both people and other animals and who loves being in the spotlight," said Holly Alcala, the shelter's director of development.

     
  • Explore the shared heritage of Islam, Judaism, Christianity Mar 24, 2015 6:16 PM
    The First Congregational Church of Huntley will begin a six-week study/discussion group “Exploring Islam, Judaism, Christianity — A Shared Heritage.” It will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. All are invited, at no charge, to study the foundations of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity and their shared heritage.

     
  • Kane chairman delivers state of the county speech Mar 25, 2015 5:44 AM
    Finances, bickering and the future of the $135 million Longmeadow Parkway toll bridge were the highlighted topics in Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen's state of the county address Tuesday at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva.

     
  • Palm Sunday Festival Concert set for March 29 Mar 25, 2015 4:10 PM
    The 21st annual Palm Sunday Festival Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee. Musicians from many different local churches have come together in Lenten reflection through the sharing of music, song, prayer, and fellowship.

     
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