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  • Images: The Week in Pictures Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of a blind skydiver, toilet bowl races in the street, and a kid-produced movie featuring a robot.

     
  • Blind man, 67, completes sky diving adventure in Naperville Aug 30, 2014 7:47 PM
    Otto Becker, 67, of Aurora, has been blind his entire life. But ever since he met his friend Dan Coyne two years ago, the pair have become adrenaline junkies. Coyne, who has his vision, acts as Becker’s guide and fellow guinea pig. They’ve conquered paint balling. They’ve gone sailing on Lake Michigan during high winds. And they thought sky diving, at least the indoor version at iFly in Naperville, would be a can't miss experience.

     
  • Kane prosecutors want money seized in heroin bust forfeited Aug 29, 2014 7:50 PM
    Kane County prosecutors want some $270,000 seized in an April heroin bust in Aurora to be permanently forfeited to the state. Three people were arrested in the $1.35 million heroin bust and face various charges of drug possession and money laundering.

     
  • New Coaster Challenge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois Aug 29, 2014 11:06 PM
    Special Olympics Illinois is proud to introduce a brand new fundraising initiative taking place on Sept. 28 at Six Flags Great America called The 2014 Coaster Challenge. Participants simply register, fundraise and ride the distance of a 5K, 10K or marathon (26.2 miles) on Six Flags Great America's world-class roller coasters.

     
  • Five things to do this weekend in the suburbs Aug 29, 2014 5:31 PM
    You've got an extra day to enjoy this weekend — all the better to unofficially usher out summer. Here are five great ways to stay entertained during the Labor Day weekend ahead.

     
  • Crisis Line of Fox Valley needs help Aug 29, 2014 10:29 AM
    Economic strife has produced increased feelings of anxiety and depression. This has led to an increased need for Crisis Line services. The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley offers free, supportive counseling and referrals to community resources. They are looking for empathic individuals with good communication skills to participate in the 10-week Crisis Line training program.

     
  • Meet a favorite writer at Aurora’s authors fair Aug 29, 2014 2:47 PM
    Aurora Public Library invites the community to meet dozens of local authors of various genrs at the free “Catch a Bunch of Authors Fair” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. A panel discussion, “Scandal: Writing the Mysteries that Shock and Thrill!” will run from 1 to 2 p.m. and feature four popular crime/mystery writers: Julie Ann Walker, romantic suspense; Travis Thrasher, supernatural thrillers; Shane Gericke, crime mysteries; and Amy Alessio, cozy mysteries for adults and teens.

     
  • Aurora police investigting abduction attempt Aug 29, 2014 5:33 PM
    Aurora police are investigating an alleged abduction attempt Friday morning involving a Jefferson Middle School student. Police said a 12-year-old girl told them she was approached by two men who tried to lure her into their older model red four-door car about 8 a.m. near the intersection of Illinois Avenue and Gladstone Street.

     
  • Spelling Bee Champ Places Accent on Life at Sedgebrook Aug 28, 2014 11:54 AM
    Held earlier this summer at Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, the bee culminated several rounds of competition for Arthur and others who came to prove their spelling acumen.

     
  • Medical assistants train at CLC Lakeshore Campus for in-demand career Aug 28, 2014 12:44 PM
    Job prospects for graduates of the College of Lake County’s medical assisting (MOA) program should be strong, given the demand projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for these hands-on health care workers.

     
  • Climb aboard WWII Flying Fortress at Aurora Airport Aug 28, 2014 12:36 PM
    Take a trip back in time with a flight aboard the restored B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast, which tours the United States as a living tribute to the "Greatest Generation" who built and served heroically on these magnificent warbirds. The Experimental Aircraft Association Warbird Squadron 4 is hosting the bomber at Aurora Airport, 43W636 Route 30 in Sugar Grove, on Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept 1.

     
  • U.S. Congressional Candidate Dennis Anderson holds 12 town halls in 12 weeks Aug 28, 2014 4:09 PM
    Dennis Anderson, Democratic Candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, has recently completed 12 town halls in as many weeks.

     
  • Enjoy concert fundraiser aboard Fox River Queen Sept. 7 Aug 28, 2014 6:24 PM
    On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Fox Valley Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet will perform a benefit concert aboard the Fox River Queen paddle wheel riverboat to raise funds for the Fox Valley Academy of Music Performance at 3 p.m. In the spirit of King George's 1717 "Water Party Cruise" on the Thames River, for which Handel composed his famous "Water Music Suite," the benefit concert is a one-hour grand paddle wheel boat tour up the Fox River.

     
  • 2 years prison for man who bilked Aurora, Elgin casinos out of $50,000 Aug 28, 2014 5:33 PM
    A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to bilking area casinos out of more than $50,000 in March 2013 by purchasing comp checks using bank information from Canadian bank customers and later cashing the checks. Xueliang Li, 59, was sentenced to two years in prison; Li and another man also did prison time for similar offenses at casinos in Indiana. Li's co-defendant died of an illness while his case was pending.

     
  • Albright Theatre to hold auditions for “The Memory of Water” Aug 29, 2014 3:26 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for "The Memory of Water" by Shelagh Stephenson at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, and Monday, Sept. 8, on the third floor of the Batavia Government Center.

     
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ gala to benefit Habitat for Humanity Aug 27, 2014 2:03 PM
    A "There's No Place Like Home" gala that includes the showing of "The Wizard of Oz" will be Monday, Sept. 8, at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville to benefit the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity.

     
  • All In a Day’s Work: Kids get firsthand look at financial planning firm Aug 27, 2014 6:43 PM
    Joey Romano of Aurora is introduced to Penny the Pig and the concept of financial security while visiting Northwestern Mutual’s McTigue Financial Group in Chicago for Take Your Kids to Work Day 2014. His mom, Michelle Romano is Chief Financial Officer with the financial planning firm.

     
  • Charlie’s Center for the Arts event to featured art galleries, video presentation Aug 27, 2014 7:05 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is presenting the latest in their series of pop-up art galleries. Two new neXt galleries at Charlie’s, part of the Charlie’s Center for the Arts – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN Event. For the Charlie’s event, the neXt galleries will be joined by the Yellow House Artists plus a video installation project.

     
  • Roots Aurora festival to celebrate diverse heritage, honor community leaders Aug 27, 2014 7:31 PM
    Aurora celebrates its diverse heritage and honors eight community leaders who have preserved and shared their family history at the Roots Aurora festival on Sunday, Aug. 31, at River Edge Park.

     
  • Cook of the Week Challenge: 16 prepare for the heat of competition Aug 27, 2014 9:32 AM
    The 2014 Cook of the Week Challenge gets underway today as we reveal the 16 suburban cooks who will battle it out for the title Cook of the Year. Over the next two months, these folks will compete in one-on-one recipe contests that challenge them to use the same “mystery ingredients” to create an entree and at least one side dish or a one-pot meal. The cook with the winning recipe will advance to the next round. The four left standing will compete in a live cook-off, where the winner will be crowned Cook of the Year.

     
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