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  • Congregation Kneseth Israel is not your parents’ religious school Jul 22, 2014 8:10 PM
    Anyone who attended Hebrew school in the second half of the 20th century remembers long hours of boring "kill and drill" activities. The rabbi and staff of Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin have been working over the last two years to break away from that model.

     
  • Congregation Kneseth Israel to hold annual picnic Aug. 3 Jul 22, 2014 8:20 PM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin will hold its annual picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Randall Oaks Park in West Dundee. Current members or those considering membership are invited to attend. The religious school is providing hot dogs. Attendees are encouraged to bring any additional food they may desire.

     
  • Classic neon signs light up Gallery Talk July 25 Jul 21, 2014 10:06 AM
    St. Charles artist Nick Freeman presents an illuminating history of Chicago-area neon signs as part of his one-man show at the Norris Gallery.

     
  • Arlington Hts. Sons of the American Legion man is State Commander Jul 21, 2014 2:28 PM
    John Jarosz Jr., a retired Arlington Hts Firefighter, was elected State Commander of the Detachment of Illinois, Sons of The American Legion.

     
  • 2015 Banner Art Theme Announced - Applications Now Available Jul 21, 2014 4:53 PM
    A Picture of Health

     
  • Police Officers Serving “Free” Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25 Jul 21, 2014 4:49 PM
    Join local police officers next Friday, July 25, at 14 Texas Roadhouse locations statewide for a “free” lunch benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

     
  • United Way of Elgin and FamilyWize team up Jul 21, 2014 5:02 PM
    The United Way of Elgin and FamilyWise have teamed up to combat the nation's mental health crisis and help thousands in need of prescription assistance. The partnership has saved $263,942 for Elgin area residents.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of animals, including horses, cows, and puppies, as well as an image of teachers learning to teach, and several looks at the Kane County Fair.

     
  • Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice offers help for those with serious illness Jul 21, 2014 8:40 AM
    If you or someone close to you has a serious illness, help is available from Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a community-based, nonprofit organization serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • ’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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Veterans, active duty service members invited to Valor Games Midwest Competition Jul 8, 2014 10:13 AM
    The three-day, multi-sport competition – which will take place from Aug. 20 until Aug. 22 – is the only one of its kind to bring together wounded, ill or injured active duty service members and veterans to instill positive values through sports.

     
  • Administer Justice offers seminar on student loans Jul 8, 2014 7:58 PM
    Administer Justice, a local non-profit providing free legal, financial, tax controversy and educational services to low-income individuals, will hold a free “Understanding Student Loans” seminar on Thursday, July 10.

     
  • The Soapbox Jul 5, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors give their opinions on stories from the week's news, including a bridge's new name, a proposed housing tower and a freakish accident.

     
  • Hampshire team takes part in ‘Stay’ Mission trip Jul 3, 2014 1:01 AM
    Five youth and two adult chaperones, Jeff Van Natta and the Rev. Diana Otterbacher from Hampshire, recently volunteered at the "Stay" Mission Trip, sponsored by Marengo United Methodist Church, that called for help in cleaning up the former McGill factory site in hopes of using it for a day care and multiuse community center.

     
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