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  • Rush-Copley fundraiser focuses on heart health Sep 21, 2014 4:25 PM
    To further the mission of educating the community about heart health, Rush-Copley will host the fifth annual fundraiser, “Rock the Heart,” from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday into Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, at Ballydoyle Irish Pub and Restaurant in downtown Aurora.

  • Beginners shine at annual Fox Valley Marathon Sep 21, 2014 4:21 PM
    Organizers of the 5th annual Fox Valley Marathon say the supportive nature of the event makes it particularly attractive to beginners. It’s no surprise, then, that the top two finishers were marathon newbies. Chuck Wysong of Wawaka, Ind., and Jordan Kremer of Naperville finished first and second overall in Sunday’s marathon.

  • Kane Sheriff hopefuls differ on staffing plans, personnel levels Sep 20, 2014 7:15 AM
    Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mayes Sr. and Don Kramer both agree the department is understaffed, but they differ on how to address the problem. Mayes, an Aurora Democrat, is a lieutenant in the department and Kramer, a Geneva Republican, is a retired lieutenant. Each hopes to be elected Nov. 4 to replace Pat Perez, who will not seek a third term.

  • Fox Valley pastors, officials discuss avoiding a Ferguson situation Sep 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    What should Fox Valley church leaders do if events like last month’s in Ferguson, Missouri, were to take place locally? For one, they should have proactively formed bonds not just with the community but with each other, said local pastors who participated in a forum held Thursday in St. Charles.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    Reggie Randle, 39, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according to a Batavia police report. Police found the marijuana on Randle while searching him following his arrest on two warrants for failure to appear for court cases.

  • Esser Hayes Insurance Group - Once Again Selected As Best Practices Agency Sep 19, 2014 4:56 PM
    For the second year, Esser Hayes Insurance Group in Naperville, IL has been selected as a Best Practices Agency.

    A youth basketball program for boys in 4th through 8th grade who live in the Waubonsie Valley High School district.

  • Naper Settlement teams up with Fair Oaks Ford Lincoln for Sept. 26 fundraiser Sep 19, 2014 4:53 PM
    Naper Settlement is teaming up with Fair Oaks Ford Lincoln in Naperville for a “Driven to Give” fundraiser that will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 in the Century Memorial Chapel parking lot at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville.

  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 24, 2014 11:37 AM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

  • Watch the Zombie Invasion in Aurora on Saturday Sep 19, 2014 6:01 AM
    Stuart Sports Complex is one lively place, where action-loaded athletic events keep everybody’s pulse pounding. But on Saturday, Stuart will be invaded by the living dead, turning this sports-centric spread into a mecca for mayhem. In the early evening twilight of Sept. 20, real-life zombies — at least the undead ones — will rise from their haunts for the Fox Valley Park District’s Zombie Invasion 5K.

  • DuPage board candidates debate job training Sep 19, 2014 4:41 PM
    Two Aurora residents vying for the same spot on the DuPage County Board have differing views on whether the county is doing enough to help unemployed and underemployed residents find jobs.

  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

  • Aurora cops looking for man who tried to lure children Sep 18, 2014 3:42 PM
    Aurora police are looking for a man who tried to lure two young children into his van about 7:50 a.m. Thursday outside Nancy Hill Elementary School on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue on the city’s near west side. Police said an 11-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were standing on the northeast corner of Illinois and Pennsylvania avenues when a man inside a large, gray van parked on Illinois Avenue told both youngsters to get in the vehicle.

  • Constable: TV can offer escape, but NFL sadly reflects reality for shelters Sep 18, 2014 8:27 AM
    Television can offer a respite from reality. But for the women and children victims of abuse seeking haven in suburban shelters, the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" broadcast offers plenty of news about the violence that they are trying to escape. “Like the entire nation, we've engaged in conversations about the NFL and football,” says Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld, of Community Crisis Center in Elgin.

  • Tri-Cities ready for Fox Valley Marathon Sep 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    From St. Charles to Aurora, the Fox River will be the backdrop for the Advocate Dreyer fifth annual Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20 on Sunday, Sept. 21. Registration for the race, which is limited to 4,100 runners, is closed, but organizers hope spectators will show up to cheer runners on.

  • Local surgeon wins international award Sep 18, 2014 3:19 PM
    On Sept. 12, Jonathan Y. Song, M.D. of TLC Medical Group, won multiple awards at this year's Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting which was held in Las Vegas.

  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

  • Paramount's 'Cats' practically purr-fect Sep 17, 2014 3:21 PM
    There's plenty of theatrical spectacle and acrobatic stunts to spare in the Paramount Theatre's new take on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats." The international hit dance revue musical directed by Shawn Stengel and choreographed by Harrison McEldowney plays in Aurora now through Sunday, Oct. 12.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 17, 2014 6:23 PM
    Emmanuel Rivera, 25, of the 39W500 block of Prairie Street, Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence and DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more at 12:49 a.m. Sunday on the 39W500 block of Prairie Street, according to a sheriff’s report. A breath test registered a .134 BAC, the report said.

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