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  • Holiday Homecoming and Electric Christmas Parade light up St. Charles Nov 24, 2014 2:33 PM
    Nothing says Christmas like a street lit up by thousands of Christmas lights. At the St. Charles Holiday Homecoming and Electric Christmas Parade, visitors can find their own piece of holiday magic.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts presents “Heritage” Nov 24, 2014 2:38 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin presents “Heritage,” a month-long group exhibition displaying the inheritance of artistic perspective and gifts. The mission of this exhibition is to experience not only the highs and lows of personal artistic endeavors, but also the relationships formed through the creating and sharing of art.

     
  • Media trust fades in Internet age Nov 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: The media today has changed dramatically from where it was even 10 years ago.

     
  • Tea Party prefers to undermine Obama Nov 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: John Boehner and the Republicans are upset that the president is going to act through Executive Power to improve our broken immigration system.

     
  • BROOKDALE DES PLAINES HOSTS AN INTERGENERATIONAL HISTORY EVENT Nov 24, 2014 7:43 AM
    BROOKDALE DES PLAINES HOSTS AN INTERGENERATIONAL HISTORY EVENT

     
  • Recycle your holiday lights at village halls in McHenry County Nov 24, 2014 8:37 AM
    The McHenry County Department of Health encourages residents to take advantage of the Holiday Lights Recycling Program offered at several area municipalities.

     
  • Corvette Nationals features more than vintage muscle Nov 24, 2014 10:33 AM
    As the name implies, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is a car show jammed full of vintage vehicles. But as the show has grown larger, more and more unusual items and displays are finding their way into the event.

     
  • Blood drive, bone marrow registry drive to help Buffalo Grove 4-year-old Nov 24, 2014 9:42 AM
    As Bennett Vulykh awaits a bone-marrow transplant, the resolve of this Buffalo Grove 4-year-old has prompted his family and friends to celebrate his courage with a blood drive and bone marrow registry drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Northbrook Fire Department, 740 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

     
  • Holidays hit their stride with Elburn Christmas Stroll Nov 24, 2014 9:15 AM
    From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Elburn will feel like Christmas with Santa, hot chocolate, s’mores and a spectacular holiday light show.

     
  • Missing Hoffman Estates girl found in Mount Prospect Nov 24, 2014 11:18 AM
    A missing 12-year-old girl from Hoffman Estates has been found at a friend's house in Mount Prospect, according to authorities. Police said they believe Jordan Sumlin ran away on Saturday. She was found uninjured.

     
  • Fire Chief: Crystal Lake horse farm fire not suspicious Nov 24, 2014 3:16 PM
    Authorities have ruled out arson as a possible cause of a Saturday night fire at a Crystal Lake horse farm that killed 32 horses and caused an estimated $1 million damage. Investigators believe the fire at Valley View Acres began in a second-story barn area, but are unsure how it was caused.

     
  • ECC music ensembles put on annual December concerts Nov 24, 2014 4:25 PM
    The Concert Choir, Concert Band and the Steel Bands at Elgin Community College offer something for everyone — from inspiring choral pieces to holiday favorites and contemporary music hits served up with a Caribbean flair — during December performances.

     
  • Fix the side streets, too, please Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: While many busy highways like Route 20 receive attention for crucial adjustment, some other roads have yet to see any type of repair. Although repairing or altering roads, such as highways, are very important for people who have to commute to reach their destinations, there should be more focus on fixing less significant streets that haven’t seen kinder days these past few years.

     
  • The true role of an ‘investor’ Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wood Dale letter to the editor: The media uses Wall Street and investor as if they were the same. These are not investors but greedy stockbrokers, investment funds, day traders and even computers.

     
  • Herald to run next Tammy campaign? Nov 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Enough already. We get it, and everybody in the Daily Herald’s reading audience should well have known a long time ago that Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s legs were amputated due to combat.

     
  • Article unclear on denying would-be voters Nov 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: Specifically, what documents are people being required to produce to prove that they are eligible to vote?

     
  • Retired Oakton teachers have much to offer Nov 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Skokie letter to the editor: Oakton is in the business of educating, not depriving students of the decades of experience and knowledge these teachers have. These teachers have sound reputations in their departments and are sought-after teachers. The students deserve a chance to study with them.

     
  • New Senate will only add to gridlock Nov 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: As a firmly liberal-side voter, I found last week’s election results very concerning. I’m not a fan of either Bruce Rauner or Mr. Madigan, so I look forward to seeing the irresistible force go hammer and tong against the immovable object in Illinois politics.

     
  • Great Lakes soldiers find Thanksgiving home in Palatine Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some 34 Great Lakes sailors will find a home away from home Thursday at American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, thanks to the organizing efforts of program chair Cindy Altenbach. “Boot camp is tough,” said Altenbach of the new recruits, who are given only limited access to phones and social media while in basic training. “For many of them, this is their first holiday away from home.”

     
  • Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

     
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