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  • Blue Christmas service for those suffering during the holidays Nov 17, 2014 6:37 PM
    At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles is hosting a special service for those who find the holidays painful, rather than pleasant. “Blue Christmas” is a service for anyone who is feeling down or hurting this winter.

     
  • St. Charles’ Dixon returns to Ukraine Nov 15, 2014 5:57 PM
    Dave Heun talks to St. Charles architect Mike Dixon who, true to his word, returned recently to the Ukraine after serving there in the Peace Corps but then leaving because of unrest.

     
  • Aging Expert Provides Seven Ways to Increase Happiness Nov 14, 2014 7:50 AM
    Aging Expert Provides Seven Ways to Increase Happiness

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • NIU Law starts The Chicago Initiative with information sessions and admission interview programs Nov 14, 2014 11:59 PM
    As part of its ongoing commitment to prospective Chicago-based students, Northern Illinois University Law has spearheaded a new program, The Chicago Initiative, based at the NIU Alumni Association office, located at 33 N. LaSalle. The Chicago Initiative enables the law school to offer the convenience of its various admission programs in Chicago, as well as on its campus in DeKalb.

     
  • Community, supporters invited to Lazarus House for Thanksgiving dinner Nov 13, 2014 11:00 AM
    Lazarus House invites the community to join its staff, guests and many supporters at its annual Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 27. The feast was established for folks who are homeless or alone for Thanksgiving as well as those who simply want to add more meaning to their holiday.

     
  • Batavia mayor to business group: 2014’s been good Nov 13, 2014 4:40 PM
    "We've got a slide show today that is one of the most positive ones I have ever been able to present to the Batavia community," Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said as he started his annual state of the-city presentation to the Batavia Chamber of Commerce Thursday. House building is starting to pick up, he said. Restaurants and stores are remodeling or building. The demolition to make way for a new downtown Walgreens should start soon, he said.

     
  • Aurora Interfaith to hold community Thanksgiving service Nov. 23 Nov 13, 2014 7:52 PM
    Aurora Interfaith will once again hold a Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service this year. The service takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. A community meal will follow the service. This year’s event will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place in Aurora.

     
  • Fox Country Players to hold auditions for “A Night of Broadway” Nov 13, 2014 8:50 PM
    Fox Country Players will hold auditions on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a special event called “A Night of Broadway.”

     
  • Year-round elder vacation retreat opens in Batavia Nov 13, 2014 11:50 AM
    A crowd gathered at a home on a country lane in Batavia on the morning of Nov. 1 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Audrey’s House, a new year-round senior vacation retreat and program center, by Little Brothers–Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter.

     
  • College prep school in Batavia won’t focus on testing Nov 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    A new, private high school that focuses not on test scores but rather on preparing students for college will open in Batavia next fall. The Harbridge College Prep Academy is planned to be in the historic Campana factory at the corner of Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway. “This is what universities want,” said Michael Bakalis, former Illinois education superintendent and founder, president and CEO of American Quality Schools.

     
  • CASA Kane County puts $25,000 grant to work for kids Nov 20, 2014 2:31 PM
    CASA Kane County, a local nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children, was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used to recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers who serve as the Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian ad Litem for children who have been abused or neglected in the Kane County juvenile court system.

     
  • Drop off Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at Hosanna! Lutheran Nov 12, 2014 11:47 AM
    Hosanna! Lutheran Church in St. Charles once again will be a regional drop-off site this year for Operation Christmas Child. This ministry project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse has collected and hand-delivered more than 100 million shoe box gifts to needy kids in over 130 countries since 1993.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 12, 2014 4:26 PM
    Tirita L. Pryor, 26, of Batavia, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, at 10:03 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of East Wilson Street, according to a police report.

     
  • BANA Knights donates gift boxes for kids overseas Nov 11, 2014 9:46 AM
    The BANA Knights Big 10 Featherweight Team, boys ages 9 to 11, got together on a “bye” week for the team to put together gift boxes for children overseas.

     
  • Albright Theatre hosts auditions for “The Mousetrap” Nov 11, 2014 8:42 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 and Monday, Dec. 8. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks may be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, by invitation only.

     
  • Batavia man sues over townhouse floor collapse Nov 11, 2014 4:29 PM
    A Batavia man is suing for damages from a January 2013 incident in which he said he and others fell at least one story when the floor to a townhome broke open. Benjamin Amelse sustained broken bones and other injuries and has filed a negligence lawsuit in Kane County.

     
  • Water Street Studios opens new exhibit Nov 12, 2014 4:56 PM
    Water Street Studios will hold a public opening reception for its fifth anniversary exhibit from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14.

     
  • Prescribed burns: Beneficial fires spark nature’s beauty Nov 11, 2014 9:51 AM
    Smokey Bear always warned us – don’t play with fire! But ’ol Smokey approves of prescribed burns. Contrary to destructive wildfires, these are purposely planned and serve to enhance woodlands, prairies and park areas.

     
  • African Guitar Summit to perform Nov. 15 in Batavia Nov 11, 2014 11:33 AM
    The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series presents the “African Guitar Summit,” a Juno Award-winning gathering of six guitar masters, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $28 or $14 for those 18 and younger. Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin — 2005 Juno Award winners for World Music Album of the Year —African Guitar Summit. This collective unites the talents of six musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with African Guitar Summit.

     
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