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  • Believe Project: $100 for middle schoolers learning about empathy to give to others in need Mar 31, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Ann MacDonald, a paraprofessional at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, whos teaching kids about empathy. She will give the money to them so that they can give it to a charity they've researched.

     
  • Meadow Mix a natural haven while reducing upkeep costs Mar 31, 2015 4:30 PM
    The varied hues of red, yellow, green, and purple of native Illinois plants swaying across a business campus or along the roadside can have a calming effect when compared to an open field of, well, just grass. The Conservation Foundation has partnered with three local environmental companies to help businesses, parks, and highway departments minimize maintenance costs on landscaped areas by replacing traditional turf with native perennial grasses and colorful flowering plants.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Four people sent to hospital after Batavia crash Mar 31, 2015 11:20 PM
    A car crashed into a utility pole Tuesday, sending four people to the hospital, police said.

     
  • Images: Our best photos you may have missed this weekend Mar 30, 2015 5:48 AM
    See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

     
  • Longtime Batavia educator Sam Rotolo dies Mar 30, 2015 5:32 PM
    Longtime Batavia Junior High School Principal Sam Rotolo has died at the age of 89. He believed strongly in preserving the dignity of children, even when they misbehaved. "The relationship between the steacher and the student is so important. How a teacher reacts to a child results in how the child will relate to the teacher. Punishment is not the answer. Teachers are there to help them, not to hurt them," Rotolo said in a 2001 interview.

     
  • Batavia 1st Ward choices talk abilities, time to devote Mar 30, 2015 7:53 PM
    Longtime civic activist Carl Dinwiddie and Alderman Carl Fischer are seeking to represent the 1st Ward of Batavia. Dinwiddie says he has more time to devote to the job than Fischer, who travels for business and takes meetings by telephone. But Fischer said his family obligations are lessening, and that he has been able to keep up with city business by Skype and telephone.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 30, 2015 4:58 PM
    Liedgrin E. McGree, 33, of Batavia, was charged with retail theft at 8:23 p.m. Sunday at Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, according to a police report.

     
  • Batavia college prep school plan might be dead Mar 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    The plan to open a private college prep high school this fall in Batavia is dead, for now. “We just didn’t have the applicants. We needed 100 students to open,” said former Illinois education superintendent Michael Bakalis, founder, president and chief executive officer of American Quality Schools. Bakalis said the project could be delayed until fall 2016 or dropped entirely.

     
  • GreenFields of Geneva centenarian celebrates birthday party Mar 31, 2015 5:32 PM
    Grace McLennan is surprised to find herself having turned 100, and was equally surprised and delighted when GreenFields of Geneva held a birthday party in her honor. The lifelong Chicago-area resident is a bit physically frail, but her mind and spirit remain strong and she has embraced the active lifestyle at GreenFields.

     
  • St. Charles North players bring lacrosse to Mooseheart Mar 28, 2015 5:52 PM
    St. Charles North High School students Nora Leonard and Charlotte O'Sullivan introduced lacrosse to students at Mooseheart, and also arranged for free equipment for the players, according to columnist Dave Heun.

     
  • Images: Easter egg hunts in the suburbs Mar 28, 2015 7:00 PM
    Easter egg hunts were in full swing this weekend. See images from egg hunts in Geneva, Batavia, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Mt. Prospect, and Wheaton.

     
  • 15,000 eggs up for grabs at Mooseheart Easter egg hunt Mar 28, 2015 4:05 PM
    Mooseheart Child City & School’s fifth annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning featured 15,000 plastic eggs sprinkled on the field for four different age groups eight and under, allowing for everyone to have plenty of eggs and other Easter-related items. “It’s probably our quickest event, especially for the size of it,” Mooseheart Executive Director Gary Urwiler said.

     
  • Fox Valley area police reports Mar 27, 2015 4:19 PM
    Jacob J. Fink, 19, of Batavia, was charged with possession of a fraudulent driver’s license, illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and speeding at 11:02 a.m. Wednesday at Main Street and Deerpath Road, according to a police report.

     
  • Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation hosts spring fundraiser Mar 27, 2015 11:19 PM
    On March 15, Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, a local nonprofit organization, held its annual spring fundraiser at Villa Verone Ristorante in Geneva. Its two major programs are the International Child Development Program, internationally recognized by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, which strengthens empathy-based relationships, communications, guidance and support between parents/caregivers and children, infant to age 12; and the Integrative Youth Development Program, which measures and identifies ways to help youth, age 12-24, succeed within families, schools and communities.

     
  • Sugar Grove vet recalls World War II service Mar 29, 2015 1:00 AM
    Sugar Grove’s Ross Miller was among World War II veterans who shared war memories Thursday, March 26. Miller, a Navy veteran, shared a microphone with Ray Moore of Aurora, an Army Air Corps vet, at a program at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Aurora.

     
  • Swedish American Children’s Choir seeks singers Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the spring/summer season. Children, age 4 to 17, are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children.

     
  • 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.

     
  • DaVinci Academy joins Mooseheart in ‘Pennies for Pins’ Mar 25, 2015 8:24 PM
    Mooseheart’s growing relationship with Elgin’s DaVinci Academy moves another step forward Thursday, March 26, when DaVinci staff and students bring a check to Mooseheart staff and students in the Mooseheart gymnasium representing the proceeds from the Feb. 5 “Pennies for Pins” bowling event.

     
  • 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.

     
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