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  • Kids’ robotics team to exhibit work at open house Feb 10, 2015 3:35 PM
    Fox Valley Robotics/Batavia Robotics, Fermilab and FIRST Lego brings its third annual Junior FIRST Lego League season to the Fox Valley Area with the 2015 “Think Tank” Open House at Fermilab from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

     
  • Youth theater group flies high with ‘Aladdin’ Feb 10, 2015 3:43 PM
    Discover “A Whole New World” of magic, mayhem and magic carpet rides when Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora stages Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Public performances of the energetic musical begin Friday, Feb. 13, and run through Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $10-$12.

     
  • Join Small Business Networking Group in Batavia Feb 10, 2015 9:03 PM
    Great networking, great programs, and a price which is difficult to beat – that’s the winning combination offered by the Congregational Church of Batavia Small Business Networking Group. Established almost ten years ago, and often referred to by its nickname, “CCOB Networking,” the group now attracts between 25 and 40 attendees at each meeting. There’s always someone new to meet, as well as opportunities to touch base with longstanding business associates.

     
  • Weekend picks: Broadway vet brings revue to Metropolis Feb 10, 2015 3:05 PM
    “Jersey Boys” veteran Eric Gutman details his life living out of a suitcase in his one-man musical revue “From Broadway to Obscurity,” which plays two locations this week. Get a glimpse of future car makes and models when the Chicago Auto Show returns this weekend to McCormick Place in Chicago. Get your dose of Cajun and zydeco music early before Fat Tuesday when Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

     
  • Albright Theatre to hold auditions for “Wonder of the World” Feb 10, 2015 5:45 PM
    Albright Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Wonder of the World” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, and Monday, March 2. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks may be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, by invitation only.

     
  • St. Charles Arts Council presents jazz great Fareed Haque in concert Feb 10, 2015 9:19 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is delighted to announce that jazz great Fareed Haque will be performing in St. Charles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, with his trio and local student musicians sitting in, plus the Alex Murphy Quartet, as part of the Student Artist Event presented by the arts council in partnership with Northern Illinois University.

     
  • Images:Weekend Review Feb 9, 2015 9:00 AM
    See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Rauner speaks in Lombard; bed frame saves couple Feb 9, 2015 7:55 AM
    Rauner dismisses 'anti-union' criticism in Lombard; Bed frame saves couple after car crashes into S. Elgin home;Pure science = pure fun at Fermilab open house; Aurora men charged in shooting, standoff; Hampshire woman injured in fire remains in critical condition;Blackhawks score four, beat Blues;Blackhawks score four, beat Blues

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Feb 9, 2015 1:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of a laughing archbishop, a praying keynote speaker and two different bowling events, all from more than 20 communities.

     
  • Geneva church puts 140 volunteers to work in Day of Service Feb 10, 2015 9:34 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva turned out in force on Feb. 7 for its annual Day of Service event, performing a wide range of community service activities across the Fox Valley.

     
  • West Dundee art therapist enjoys all art forms, even belly dancing Feb 9, 2015 7:20 AM
    Kukec's People features Tricia Saviano Hammer of East Dundee is an art therapist and licensed counselor working on a Ph.D., who owns and operates Artisticology at 111 W. Main St. in West Dundee. She’s also an artist herself ... and a belly dancer.

     
  • Pure science = pure fun at Fermilab open house Feb 9, 2015 5:41 AM
    Fermilab proved Sunday that pure science could be pure fun at its annual Family Open House that drew thousands to Wilson Hall on the Batavia campus. Supported in part by Fermilab Friends for Science Education, the day featured tours of the linear accelerator/main control room and live presentations, including a journey through cosmic structure.

     
  • Peterik book brings back memories Feb 7, 2015 7:18 PM
    Reading "Through the Eye of the Tiger" by Jim Peterik, the leader of the Ides of March, brought back a lot of musical memories for columnist Dave Heun, as he recalls some of big names that have played the suburbs over the years.

     
  • Probation, jail for Batavia consultant’s 3rd DUI Feb 6, 2015 7:17 PM
    An economic development consultant for Batavia recently pleaded guilty to downgraded charges of misdemeanor DUI and was sentenced to two years probation and three weekends in jail to be served by the end of summer. Christopher Aiston, 56, of Geneva, faced prison time for felony DUI from a his third DUI arrest in Geneva in 2014.

     
  • Batavia library announces One Book, One Batavia 2015 Feb 6, 2015 1:58 PM
    “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” a riveting account of the days that followed Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, is the One Book, One Batavia 2015 selection.

     
  • Presidents’ Issue New Report on Granting Baccalaureate Degrees for Various Fields Feb 5, 2015 4:17 PM
    Illinois Council of Community College Presidents NORMAL Illinois community college presidents approved a recommendation urging the community college system be allowed to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees for nursing and other applied career areas at their meeting on Friday, January 30. “This recommendation, which took nearly one year to study and prepare, shows our community colleges can be the place where students can earn the degrees close to home which is important to their families and communities,” said Thomas Choice, the president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. The study recommends community colleges be authorized to grant four-year degrees for applied careers and nursing degrees. Illinois would join 21 others states already offering these four-year degrees. Illinois officials have discussed the concept and experiences for families in other states for several years. “Our study indicates many employers across the state need a workforce with a higher level of education. Community colleges are uniquely positioned with their strong industry and workforce relationships to provide these programs” said Carl Sandberg College President Lori Sundberg. Sundberg chaired the committee that wrote the report. The Council will work with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the legislature to ensure the necessary steps to move forward. Choice, who is president of Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, noted the report recommends the addition of these programs be managed without any additional state funding. It is anticipated that the variable tuition program already used by many community colleges for career and technical degrees would be used for these four-year degrees. The applied baccalaureate degrees would cover fields like automotive, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene among others.

     
  • Batavia Mothers’ Club to host annual Fox Trot runs Feb 5, 2015 12:45 PM
    The Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation will host its 15th annual Fox Trot 5K and 10K race on Saturday, April 11. Both races feature courses along the Fox River, starting at the Batavia Riverwalk, Island Avenue and Houston Street.

     
  • Fermilab in Batavia to host Family Open House Feb 5, 2015 1:53 PM
    Fermilab's annual Family Open House will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

     
  • ‘Pennies for Pins’ raises money for Mooseheart students Feb 5, 2015 5:43 PM
    DaVinci Academy holds a "Pennies for Pins" bowling fundraiser for Mooseheart students Thursday at St. Charles Bowl. Kids got pledges that will be tied to their scores. Money raised will go to the Mooseheart kids' clothing allowance.

     
  • Donor Motivation – It’s All About Connecting Established Aurora Businessman Brings New Program to Local Charities Feb 5, 2015 8:00 PM
    Rey Cruz of Cruz Investments & Wealth Management in Aurora invited representatives from local charities to share an innovative method for charities to motivate donors through the Donor Motivation Program

     
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