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  • Learn about invasive pests at workshop Jan 18, 2015 4:24 PM
    The University of Illinois Extension will offer “First Detector: Invasive Pests Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Cantigny Park and Museum in Wheaton. The Illinois First Detector Workshops are aimed at improving first detector training and invasive species awareness.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 16, 2015 6:13 PM
    Lashawntel A. Mackay, 29, of Calumet City, was charged with theft at 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to a sheriff’s report. He is accused of stealing an iPhone from a worker at the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles.

     
  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Jan 16, 2015 2:22 PM
    Two very different musicals start their suburban runs in Aurora and Oakbrook Terrace, while Rosemont plays host to both dinosaur lovers and people aching to plan their next vacation. These are just a few of the things to do in the suburbs this weekend.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • Naperville Men’s Glee Club Organizes “NMGC Voices of Hope 2015” Jan 15, 2015 5:23 PM
    The Naperville Men’s Glee Club (NMGC) is organizing “NMGC Voices of Hope 2015”, a community chorus of men and women touched by cancer. Local singers will come together starting in February to share hope and experience the rewards of musical performance. Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and other singers are invited to join. There is no cost to participate and enrollment is available at napervillemensgleeclub.org or by calling 630-448-0518. The volunteer chorus will start weekly one hour rehearsals at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at The Church of The Brethren, 1020 West Jefferson, Naperville IL. Building on the success of the 2013 project, NMGC Artistic Director Bonnie Klee Roberts will again conduct “NMGC Voices of Hope”. Roberts explained, “There will be a wide variety of four-part music for the group to sing in the first rehearsal - some will be familiar to the 2013 singers but many songs will be new music to learn over the ten weeks.” Ms. Roberts continued, “It’s important for people to understand that this concert is not intended to be a fundraiser for cancer. The purpose is to gather people who have, or have had, a role in the fight against cancer and to provide an opportunity for them to feel the inspiration, thrill, and happiness that comes through weekly group singing and performance”. “I started thinking about doing Voices of Hope again during those wonderful rehearsals of the first chorus in 2013. After their performance, I received many voice mails, handwritten notes, and emails about the impact and meaning of the project. Reading their stories, I was sold on my premise of group fellowship and the inspiration of song to bring about a special kind of healing. So we decided to do Voices of Hope again in 2015” added Roberts. The Glee Club is expecting a chorus of 200+ men and women and over 110 people have already signed up. Additional information is available at napervillemensgleeclub.org or by calling 630-448-0518. “NMGC Voices of Hope 2015” will perform in concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Wentz Concert Hall, on the campus of North Central College, Naperville. The lobby of Wentz Hall will display “Lilly Oncology on Canvas – Expressions of a Cancer Journey”, a traveling art exhibit of award-winning paintings by cancer patients and survivors courtesy of Lilly Oncology and The National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship. Thanks to the generosity of the DuPage Community Foundation, cancer survivors may reserve and receive a complimentary concert ticket starting in April, 2015. General admission and group ticket sales will begin in April 2015. The “NMGC Voices of Hope 2015” project is supported in part by the City of Naperville SECA Fund, the Illinois Arts Council, the DuPage Community Foundation, and Genentech. The Naperville Men’s Glee Club was chartered in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) corporation. Sponsored in part by the City of Naperville, the Illinois Arts Council, the DuPage Community Foundation and many generous local businesses and citizens, they have earned a national reputation as a high caliber male chorus. The Glee Club has performed with many prestigious collegiate glee clubs (male and female) including the U. S. Naval Academy, Miami University, Penn State, Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, Pitt, Ohio University and the University of Michigan. In 2013, NMGC celebrated its 25th anniversary of “Bringing Harmony to Life” with a year of special concerts including “NMGC Voices of Hope”, the President’s Day Choral Festival honoring JFK at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C., and their 25th Anniversary Concert with the Varsity Men’s Glee Club from the University of Illinois.

     
  • Sellers invited to join biannual Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale Jan 15, 2015 7:34 PM
    The Alice Gustafson School PTO will host its Bi-Annual Children's Clothing and Toy Resale March 13-14. The clothing and toy resale is a major fundraising event for the Alice Gustafson School PTO. Income from the sale will be used for educational programs, materials and equipment for the school’s students and staff.

     
  • Aurora man found guilty of sexually abusing child Jan 14, 2015 6:55 PM
    A Kane County jury convicted an Aurora man of molesting a child under 13 in his home, officials said. Jose A. Rivas Lechuga, 38, of the 700 block of Columbia Street, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, each a Class 2 felony.

     
  • Aurora man gets 10 years for knife attack Jan 14, 2015 6:48 PM
    A judge sentenced an Aurora man to 10 years in prison for forcing his way into a neighbor’s home and attacking a person with a knife, Kane County State’s attorney officials said.

     
  • Reasons (and places) to love snow, ice and cold Jan 14, 2015 2:26 PM
    Local TV news anchors are aghast, reporting on the recent cold snap as if it were a wild freak of nature that’s descended upon us without warning. Pardon me, but … isn’t this typical January weather? It’s a time of snow, ice and cold that is best greeted with skis, sleds, snowshoes and skates. If it’s going to be cold, that’s how you make the best of it.

     
  • Facebook post helps Aurora catch accused school burglars Jan 14, 2015 7:29 PM
    Aurora police say a Facebook post helped them track down two 21-year-old men accused of damaging Aurora Christian School during an early morning burglary. Police posted a collection of surveillance photos from the private school at 2255 W. Sullivan Road, which was burglarized about 12:40 a.m. Dec. 31, on the Aurora Police Department Facebook page about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and by 5:50 p.m. that day, the suspects were in custody.

     
  • “Ballroom with a Twist” comes to Batavia Jan. 23 Jan 14, 2015 8:23 PM
    So you can’t get your fill of “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol,” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” Take your obsession with live talent-based reality TV shows to the next level. Enjoy “Ballroom with a Twist” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

     
  • Route 59 construction ‘pretty tough’ on Aurora, Naperville businesses Jan 14, 2015 3:04 PM
    Ongoing road construction on Route 59 at the Naperville/Aurora border has caused at least one business to cut back. OMango Flavors of India at 1056 N. Route 59, suite 100, in Aurora, has laid off four part-time workers because of the construction, cut its hours and changed its menu to “weather the construction storm,” General Manager Ann Fitzgibbons said. “For us the goal is to sustain with this staffing model and this menu and then maybe kind of relaunch after construction when the road opens,” Fitzgibbons said.

     
  • Aurora police arrest 8 in Internet sting offering minors for sex Jan 15, 2015 9:39 AM
    Aurora police have arrested eight people -- including one from Pennsylvania -- in an online sting in which officers post escort ads supposedly from female minors for paid sex and then arrest men as they showed up at a local hotel. Each defendant faces between six and 30 years if convicted. Investigators say they're targeting sexual deviants.

     
  • Fox Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day events aim to inspire Jan 13, 2015 2:33 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Offers Truffle Dinner Jan 14, 2015 10:17 AM
    On Wednesday, January 28 at 6 p.m., PM Prime Steakhouse will host a special six-course dinner exploring one of the most sought after culinary treasures: The Truffle.

     
  • First Baptist offers new ministry space for children with special needs Jan 14, 2015 3:05 PM
    First Baptist Church of Geneva has recently completed a ministry expansion project that includes state-of-the-art space for children with special needs, children’s programming and middle school programming. This is one part of a greater expansion project called Growing to Serve. The community is welcome to come see the spaces during the open house starting at noon Sunday, Jan. 18.

     
  • Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters to serve up pancake breakfast Jan. 25 Jan 13, 2015 11:32 AM
    The Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters will host their annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in Marmion Academy’s Lux Dining Hall in Aurora. It includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, beverages and unlimited pancakes and toppings.

     
  • Aurora library director to greet public at open house Jan 13, 2015 12:31 PM
    An open house to meet Aurora Public Library Executive Director Daisy Porter-Reynolds is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Multipurpose Room on the lower level of the Main Library, 1 E. Benton St.

     
  • Paramount's 'Tommy' showcases Palatine native's versatility Jan 13, 2015 6:00 AM
    Palatine native Tom Vendafreddo is responsible for making "The Who's Tommy" rock at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora as the production's music director and conductor. “People who are coming to see this show first and foremost are coming because of this music,” he said. It's quite a contrast to his previous work on the Paramount Theatre's "Mary Poppins" and his future assignment conducting "Les Miserables."

     
  • Felony cases down in Kane, following national trend Jan 13, 2015 7:13 PM
    Felony cases filed by the Kane County state's attorney's office in 2014 are about 21 percent fewer than cases filed in 2011, Joe McMahon's first year in office. McMahon says Kane is following a national trend of lower crime. However, investigators are still looking to solve five murders from last year - four in Aurora and one in Elgin.

     
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