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  • Lighting of healing courtyard at Sherman Hospital kicks off holiday season Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital kicks off the holiday season Dec. 1 with the annual lighting of the Hoffer Healing Courtyard.

     
  • Plan ahead for Black Friday shopping in the Fox Valley Nov 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    Make a plan. If you're heading out to shop Black Friday or Thanksgiving Day, that's the one piece of advice expert shoppers and mall officials say is necessary. Especially now, when some stores don't open until Black Friday, while others are open Thanksgiving and still others are offering big deals today.

     
  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

     
  • Hampshire’s own Prairie View Farm Market a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Independent Small Business Award Nov 25, 2014 4:24 PM
    The national small business movement Independent We Stand announces the quarterfinalists, including Prairie View Farm Market of Hampshire, for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, encouraging holiday shoppers to support these businesses; instead of big boxes and national chains.

     
  • NARFE hosts holiday party Dec. 9 Nov 25, 2014 8:27 PM
    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Greater Fox Valley Chapter 2181 will celebrate its annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Victoria restaurant, 250 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Defenders’ annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale Nov 25, 2014 9:19 PM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will hold their annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall building lobby, 110 S. Johnson St., on the Woodstock Square.

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Recycle your holiday lights at village halls in McHenry County Nov 24, 2014 8:37 AM
    The McHenry County Department of Health encourages residents to take advantage of the Holiday Lights Recycling Program offered at several area municipalities.

     
  • Community volunteers help Dundee Lions prepare to sell Christmas trees Nov 24, 2014 6:15 PM
    The Dundee Township Lions are prepared to begin selling Christmas trees this Friday, Nov. 28, at Grafelman Park in West Dundee thanks to the community’s help in unloading them. Beginning early this past Saturday community leaders, Scouts, students, police, fireman, and families joined the Lions in unloading 300 trees.

     
  • ECC music ensembles put on annual holiday concerts Nov 24, 2014 6:50 PM
    33" The Concert Choir, Concert Band and the Steel Bands at Elgin Community College offer something for everyone — from inspiring choral pieces to holiday favorites and contemporary music hits served up with a Caribbean flair — during December performances.

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

     
  • St. Charles Singers to ring in season with ‘Candlelight Carols’ Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The St. Charles Singers will present the 31st annual edition of its “Candlelight Carols” Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 7, in Chicago and St. Charles.

     
  • Holiday open house celebrates Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Nov 22, 2014 12:41 AM
    The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum celebrates two landmark anniversaries related to Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at its annual, free Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Christmas aficionado Dave Harms is once again spearheading the annual display, which marks the 75th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s birth, courtesy of author Robert L. May, and the 50th anniversary of the airing of the Rankin/Bass television special.

     
  • Algonquin police chief up for U.S. marshal post Nov 22, 2014 7:43 PM
    Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine is one of three people U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk have recommended to President Barack Obama to become the next United States marshal for its high-profile northern Illinois district. The previous head was abruptly demoted in September. “It’s a terrific opportunity, and I believe I can do some good things,” said Laine, who has been chief since 1985 and announced plans to retire in December from the Algonquin position.

     
  • First 1,000 Black Friday customers get gift cards Nov 21, 2014 2:23 PM
    The Great Gift Card Giveaway will be held on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at Algonquin Commons, off Randall Road. Gift cards will be given to the first 1,000 customers.

     
  • New MS support group starting in Huntley Nov 21, 2014 2:25 PM
    Family Alliance Inc. recently announced that it is hosting a new Huntley Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Support Group. The meetings will take place at 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the new Family Alliance Comprehensive Care Center in Huntley.

     
  • Algonquin raises phone tax by 60 percent Nov 21, 2014 2:30 PM
    Come July, Algonquin residents will see a spike in their telephone and Internet service bills. The village board this week approved a 60 percent increase to the telecommunications tax to help fund park improvements, such as playground maintenance, trails, bike paths and other infrastructure upgrades. The increase goes into effect July 1.

     
  • South Elgin fifth-graders get lesson on flag Nov 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Fifth-graders at Willard Elementary School in South Elgin get a lesson in flags from members of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post.

     
  • The Land Conservancy taking nominations for Living With Trees Award Nov 21, 2014 3:52 PM
    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is taking nominations for its Living With Trees Award through Dec. 15. The program was started to recognize those individuals, businesses, local governments and others who go above and beyond to ensure that our McHenry County community will have oaks in the future.

     
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