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  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Batavia store while kids at home Dec 12, 2014 3:49 PM
    A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Batavia liquor store in January while his three kids were left alone at an apartment. Antwann L. Hunt, of Chicago, was set to go on trial this week and faces between 10 and 30 years in prison when sentenced early next year.

     
  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

     
  • Water Street Studios hosts fifth anniverary exhibit Dec 11, 2014 1:05 PM
    Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St. in Batavia, invites you to stop by its fifth anniversary exhibit which runs through Jan. 2. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

     
  • Donate to Salvation Army’s Toys For Kids program Dec 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    The Salvation Army's annual Jim Wheeler Toys For Kids program is once again in full swing. This program, which collects and distributes toys for the needy boys and girls of the Tri-City area is celebrating its 31st year. The program has been named in honor of the late Jim Wheeler who was the creator and driver behind this effort.

     
  • Book signing fundraiser for Vision of Restoration Dec 11, 2014 7:31 PM
    On Nov. 15, on a snowy Saturday night, the Acquaviva Wine Bar in St. Charles was the place to be. Nicole Poole-Lawson, founder of Sisters Serving Volunteer Organization, hosted a fundraiser and book signing at the venue for Vision of Restoration in Maywood, Ill.

     
  • Toys for Tots: We’re all invited to play Dec 10, 2014 1:05 PM
    While some families enjoy overflow holiday celebrations and plentiful presents under the tree, the less fortunate raise a cup that’s half-empty. So once again, the Fox Valley Park District is working as an active partner in local collection efforts to provide gifts for children as part of the national Toys for Tots program.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 10, 2014 4:13 PM
    A chain saw was stolen overnight between Sunday and Monday at Meyers Woodworking and Lumber, 1413 S. River St., police said.

     
  • Batavia Walgreens construction to get second extension Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    The start of construction of a new Walgreens in Batavia, first proposed more than three years ago, is getting another extension, as the firm building it is still working on a lease with Walgreens and investigating the geology and potential environmental problems with the site.

     
  • Batavia Public Library expands genealogy resources Dec 15, 2014 9:18 AM
    The Batavia Public Library is now a designated FamilySearch affiliate library. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.

     
  • Batavia students help support Toys For Tots at Grace McWayne Elementary Dec 9, 2014 7:25 PM
    At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, the students of Grace McWayne Elementary school in Batavia will present more than 800 toys to Toys For Tots. The students have worked diligently over the last few months fundraising and collecting new, unwrapped toys to help support the Toys for Tots program. The student council will present the gifts to Toys For Tots coordinator, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Kackert of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and other volunteer members.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of police departments shopping for toys with kids, many people donating gifts, and the splendor of lighting a big Christmas tree, representing about 20 local communities.

     
  • Batavia downtown advocate Joe Marconi dies at 88 Dec 7, 2014 7:45 AM
    Longtime Batavia businessman Joe Marconi has died, at age 88. The owner of the Gammon Corners building at Wilson Street and Batavia Avenue, as well as other downtown properties, could always be counted on to speak out for what he thought was best for Batavia, including filing a class-action lawsuit this year over electricity prices. "I would give him a lot of the credit for spreading around his energy and enthusiasm for taking on a new concept for what Batavia could be," Mayor Jeff Schielke said.

     
  • Heun: Rave reviews for Geneva’s new Barrel + Rye restaurant Dec 6, 2014 8:12 PM
    Dave Heun says the new Barrel + Rye restaurant on Third Street in Geneva had enjoyed brisk business in its early going.

     
  • Gerald Subaru joins in 2014 “Share the Love,” selects CASA Kane County as “Hometown Charity” Dec 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Gerald Subaru recently announced that they will be participating in the 2014 “Share the Love” program that offers the opportunity for new car buyers to select a charity in their community to receive a $250 donation.

     
  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     
  • Barnes & Noble, Literacy Volunteers team up for holiday book drive Dec 5, 2014 11:54 AM
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Geneva Commons has named Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley the recipient of their holiday book drive. From now to the end of December, customers will have an opportunity to donate children’s books and games when they check out.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter holds collection drive Dec. 13-14 Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is asking you to help them raise funds by cleaning out your closet and home of any unwanted jewelry, clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bedding and linens, bath items, electronics, toys, small furniture, small appliances, books, magazines, CDs and more.

     
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