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  • Historical Speaker series continues Saturday at Depot Market Jun 25, 2014 4:30 PM
    The Historical Speaker Series, held weekly at the Depot Market, continues this week with the presentations given by Dundee area families, community leaders and the Dundee Township Historical Society. June 28 will feature David Hill of Platt Hill Nursery, which is one of the oldest nurseries in the country.

     
  • 2014 KIDS IDENTIFICATION AND SAFETY SEAT PROGRAM LAUNCHED Jun 25, 2014 4:36 PM
    Summer-long child safety campaign helps parents, grandparents and caregivers create kids’ identification cards and install child safety seats

     
  • Rock the Fox Music Festival kicks off Friday in Carpentersville Jun 25, 2014 10:55 PM
    Odd Fellows Century Lodge 492 invites you to the Rock the Fox Music Festival from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 27; 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 28; and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Carpenter Park, Maple Avenue and Carpenter Boulevard in Carpentersville. Admission is $5 or free for kids under age 10.

     
  • Call to visual artists Jun 23, 2014 7:03 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is sponsoring the "next" neXt gallery, a pop-up art gallery program. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for jurying.

     
  • Fox Valley Eagles games relocating to Lake Barrington Jun 23, 2014 6:45 PM
    The Fox Valley Eagles of the Ironman Football League has announced the team is relocating its 2014 home games from Huntley to Lake Barrington prior to this season's opening which is scheduled for this Saturday, June 28.

     
  • Almost $3 million in tax refunds for Elgin families through free tax prep program Jun 22, 2014 11:34 PM
    The Free Tax Prep Program, where lower income individuals and families can have their taxes prepared for free by certified volunteers, resulted in nearly $3 million in federal and state refunds for the 2014 tax season.

     
  • Veterans groups turn to video gambling to survive Jun 20, 2014 1:02 PM
    Faced with declining membership and lack of new blood, some veterans' organizations have pegged their survival on video gambling, and are beginning to see profits. “It was a salvation,” said Bill Geary, adjutant and corporate secretary of the Wauconda American Legion Post 911. But not all suburban veterans groups are pleased.

     
  • Elgin resident advocates for human trafficking victims Jun 19, 2014 10:44 AM
    Washington DC (June 10 2014) – Elgin resident, Colleen Anderson, returned home late Tuesday evening from Washington D.C. after meetings with the Illinois Congressional delegation.

     
  • One-of-a-kind trunk show coming to Fine Line Jun 19, 2014 11:20 PM
    The public is invited to an outstanding Trunk Show, when American fiber artist John Marshall brings textiles bearing designs created with his katazome work and more to Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, on Friday, July 25, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

     
  • Survey will document economic impact of county fairs Jun 19, 2014 11:59 PM
    Agricultural county fairs have a long tradition in Illinois, but the impact goes far beyond delightful squeals from children on the Tilt-A-World and sticky fingers from cotton candy. In a cooperative effort, University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, fair-goers in 15 counties will be surveyed to assess the economic impact of Illinois' agricultural fairs.

     
  • Renovation underway at Milk Specialties Co. Jun 19, 2014 5:11 PM
    A major restoration is underway in Carpentersville at Milk Specialties Co., a project owner Tom Roeser says will cost "millions." "It continues the restoration of the tri-city riverfront here," Roeser said of his latest project. "You've got East Dundee, West Dundee and Carpentersville and they’ve got this beautiful riverfront that used to only have old, dilapidated buildings and so I’ve got an opportunity to fix them up."

     
  • Which suburbs are income tax givers and takers? Jul 16, 2014 1:17 PM
    Since municipalities and counties share in the income taxes collected by the state, how much is coming back home? That depends on where you live. Some suburban workers pay a lot more to the state than what comes back through what's known as the Local Government Distributive Fund. But some places get much more back from the state — in one case, as high as 25 percent of what residents paid in.

     
  • Durham School Services Receives Award from Special Olympics Jun 17, 2014 4:54 PM
    Durham Scool Services, a leader in student transportation, was recognized by Special Olympics Illinois at the the Summer Games Reception.

     
  • Conservative icon Roeser remembered for his generosity Jun 17, 2014 7:51 PM
    Jack Roeser was known as the founder of the largest employer in Carpentersville and an ardent supporter of conservative causes. The Barrington resident who started Otto Engineering died at age 90 on Friday of colon cancer. “Without flinching, he gave everything he had to every cause and every person he believed in,” his son Otto Roeser told about 300 mourners.

     
  • Carpentersville approves medical pot rules Jun 17, 2014 10:47 PM
    Carpentersville village board unanimously signed off on new rules for medical marijuana facilities Tuesday night, ones that will make it harder for the enterprise to set up in the village. Trustee Pat Schultz said the board realized it can’t stop a medical marijuana enterprise from coming, but trustees can tell it where to go. "They wanted to be on Main Street USA. And we said no ... we've got an image issue we’re working on for years and years and years," Schultz said.

     
  • Dundee Rotary Club awards Chris Nelson Service Above Self Award Jun 16, 2014 3:12 PM
    The Dundee Township Rotary Club recognized Chris Nelson, village president of West Dundee, with the club's special "Service Above Self" Award at its meeting on June 10, held at Emmett's in West Dundee.

     
  • Mayor: Carpentersville likely to discourage pot growers Jun 17, 2014 11:45 AM
    More than two months after Carpentersville officials postponed approving medical marijuana regulations, the village board is once again scheduled to consider an amended ordinance Tuesday. "It will pass but it will be restrictive and we most likely will not get any medical marijuana facilities, either growing or distributing," Village President Ed Ritter said. "We didn't want to be leaders in this."

     
  • Wal-Mart move a terrible idea Jun 15, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Carpentersville letter to the editor: I read with interest the Daily Herald’s article concerning Wal-Mart moving to Carpentersville. This is a disastrous idea for Carpentersville. A Wal-Mart Super Center in that location on the east side of the village would have devastating repercussions on other existing businesses in the area.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jun 13, 2014 6:18 PM
    Dale Sowers, 52, of Elgin, was arrested Thursday on several drug charges after police pulled him over on a search warrant, according to a Carpentersville police report. Police found .2 grams of heroin on Sowers’ person, $266 in denominations consistent with drug sales and a crack pipe with burned residue. Sowers was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

     
  • Jack Roeser lauded as committed to conservatives and community Jun 13, 2014 8:30 PM
    Jack Roeser, a businessman and conservative icon in the suburbs who was one of the earliest supporters of the Tea Party in Illinois and dedicated to improving Carpentersville, died Friday morning at 90. “He one time told me, ‘My father was such a good man. I thought if that’s what it takes to be a man, I will never be one,’” his brother Tom Roeser said.

     
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