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  • St. Charles Vegetable Grower annual Twilight Meeting Jul 17, 2014 4:47 PM
    A twilight meeting for vegetable growers will be held Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 pm at the St. Charles Horticulture Research Center.

     
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Foster to appear at Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse Jul 16, 2014 11:15 AM
    Congressman Bill Foster will speak briefly on the heroin epidemic at Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse on Saturday, July 26, at Gunnar Anderson, near the Kane County Government Center in Geneva.

     
  • Fox Valley Park District troupe to stage ‘Hairspray’ Jul 16, 2014 3:13 PM
    Everything about “Hairspray” is big. The powerful, soul-stirring music. The spectacular sets. The dazzlingly colorful costumes. The bouffant hairdos. The production will have a huge presence this weekend, as the Fox Valley Park District’s Summer Stage presents “Hairspray” for four shows — Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 — at West Aurora High School.

     
  • Outdoor Shakespeare show geared toward all ages Jul 16, 2014 3:20 PM
    What happens when fairies get involved in a complicated love triangle? Comedy and confusion result in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Saturday, July 19, at Geneva’s Shakespeare in the Park. Performed by the Midsummer Shakespeare Troupe, the free, family-friendly event takes place in a Ravinia-like setting on Island Park.

     
  • Vendor booths available for Elburn Days show Jul 16, 2014 4:00 PM
    Elburn Days vendor booths are still available in the church parking lot on the north side of the church on August 14-16.

     
  • Batavia gets a step closer to repealing video gambling ban Jul 16, 2014 5:23 AM
    The Batavia City Council seems likely to repeal its ban on video gambling, judging by a vote Tuesday at a committee meeting. Only two of 10 aldermen voted against the idea. “We should be looking at ‘Is it good for Batavia or bad for Batavia as a whole,’” Kyle Hohmann said.

     
  • Batavia library seeks input for new how-to series Jul 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    The Batavia Public Library has three well-established program series for adults and with the help of local library users, it hopes to establish a fourth. The library is developing a "How-To Community" demonstration series. People are encouraged to visit the library's website and answer a couple of questions — what kind of things do they want to learn how to do and what talent or skill can they teach others.

     
  • Batavia Mother’s Club Foundation donates to feed hungry kids Jul 15, 2014 3:51 PM
    The Batavia Mother’s Club Foundation generously donated $2,000 for needy children and families served by the Humanitarian Service Project’s Feed the Kids Program.

     
  • Kane County Fair names talent contest winners Jul 15, 2014 9:55 PM
    Sophia Peterson of Elgin, Junior Division, and Erin Newman of St. Charles, Senior Division, have been named the first place winners of the 31st annual Kane County Fair Talent Contest. The talent contest was held on Monday, July 14, as a Pre-Fair Showcase at the Kane County Fairgrounds.

     
  • Special Blowout Friends of the Batavia Public Library Sale in August Jul 15, 2014 9:38 PM
    This year, the Friends of the Batavia Public Library are adding a Saturday sale for the month of August. The sale will be taking place on the second Saturday of the month, Aug. 9, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the FriendSpace located on the lower level of the Batavia Public Library.

     
  • St. Charles dance marathon to raise funds for teen arts Jul 15, 2014 5:25 PM
    Teenagers and adults in the Batavia, Elgin and St. Charles areas are urged to put on their dancing shoes for a good cause Friday. The Teen Writers and Artists Project will host the “T-WAAP Sock Hop” dance marathon, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Marquee Youth Stage in the lower level of The Quad/Charlestowne Mall, 3800 E. Main St., St. Charles. “This is our first one,” said Executive Director Diana Zwinak, adding that organizers hope to raise $5,000, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. “We can sustain our programming for the next year on that.”

     
  • ECC gears up for Project Backpack, donations sought Jul 21, 2014 5:01 PM
    Project Backpack, a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, is accepting donations of school supplies now through Friday, Aug. 1, at several locations.

     
  • ’50s music-inspired musical “Forever Plaid” debuts at ECC July 25 Jul 14, 2014 5:18 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its summer production of Forever Plaid, which features pop hits of the 1950s, from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, Aug. 3.

     
  • Norris Gallery extends show, presents Artist Gallery Talk July 18 Jul 14, 2014 6:51 PM
    As part of its first-ever one-man exhibition 'The Wine of Life,' now extended through August 30, the Norris Gallery presents an encore series of Friday evening gallery talks with artist Nick Freeman.

     
  • Black Tie Gala - A Great Evening Jul 14, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Lake County Housing Authority’s Annual Black Tie Gala for educational scholarships was held on June 27, 2014. It was an evening of great food, exciting entertainment, and exceptional auction lots.

     
  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
    Visitors come to the 146th annual Kane County Fair for a variety of reasons. For 17-year-old Emily Studt, of Elgin, the Kane County Fair is a chance to demonstrate all the hard work she has put into her 4-H projects over the past year. “We work hard year-round, but for the kids in 4-H, the fair is the biggest part of our entire year,” she said.

     
  • Glen Ellyn entrepreneur forsakes tech’s nomadic life Jul 14, 2014 4:58 PM
    Kukec's People features Saad Rehmani of Glen Ellyn who forgoes his father's world travels to stay here in the area. But he recently left innovative Redbox and has settled at Kapow.

     
  • Polo tournament fundraiser set for Sunday in Batavia Jul 14, 2014 1:03 PM
    Many people do not know there is a polo field in Batavia, on Bliss Road, just south of Main Street. This weekend, Blackberry Polo Field will host a Seniors Tournament that doubles as a fundraiser for local arts organizations.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features people packing food for starving children, a dog jumping contest, and a variety of summer festival fun.

     
  • Batavia woman epitomizes triumph over death Jul 13, 2014 6:01 AM
    A 57-year-old Batavia woman and heart transplant recipient is vying for a swimming medal today at the Transplant Games in Houston. “I was lying in a hospital bed near death, and look at me now,” she says. “It's such an amazing feeling as a nonathlete to walk in and walk around that stadium like real Olympic athletes do.”

     
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