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  • Audition for “Crazy for You” Nov. 6, 9 at ECC Oct 21, 2014 6:28 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre announces auditions for the spring production of the “Crazy for You: The New Gershwin Musical.” “Crazy for You” includes high-energy dance numbers and classic Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Set in the 1930s, this rollicking, romantic, and timeless musical centers on a well-to-do playboy who dreams of becoming a dancer. Auditions are available by appointment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

     
  • Chinese investor offers $100K for former Elgin school Oct 21, 2014 5:42 PM
    A private boarding school and a treatment center described as possibly the biggest of its type in the Midwest are among the proposals for the shuttered Fox River Country Day School in Elgin. The school proposal is backed by Chinese investor Hongwei “Wayne” Zhao, owner and president of Telansun Information System Technology in Beijing.

     
  • Carpentersville’s Trendy Tots resale shop to close in November Oct 21, 2014 3:25 PM
    After three years of buying and selling fashionable children’s clothing along the Randall Road corridor, Trendy Tots in Carpentersville is closing its doors for good. Its last day will be Nov. 22.

     
  • Suburban newspapers poised for change if sold by Sun-Times Oct 21, 2014 8:41 PM
    A group of long-standing suburban newspapers could be poised for more changes amid a report that owner Wrapports LLC is in talks to sell them to Tribune Publishing. The deal could include the (Aurora) Beacon-News, the (Elgin) Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, the Naperville Sun, the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune, the SouthtownStar, and the 32 weekly newspapers formerly published by the Pioneer Press.

     
  • Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois Oct 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    Nominations now being accepted for The Outstanding Young Person of Illinois

     
  • “A Night to Remember” celebrates the music of Presley, Perkins, Lewis, and Cash Nov. 1 Oct 20, 2014 5:38 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will celebrate a legendary event in rock ‘n’ roll history on Saturday, Nov. 1, when it presents “A Night to Remember.” Due to the heavy demand for tickets, the Arts Center has added a matinee performance of the show.

     
  • From Australia to Schaumburg, RTA exec still on track Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Leanne Redden and her trek from Syndey, Australia, where she was born and raised, to Illinois, where she got married, raised a family and is now the RTA executive director.

     
  • Leap of faith led Elgin native to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Oct 21, 2014 11:32 AM
    Elgin native Bianca Alarcon might not have landed a job on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” if she hadn't taken what she describes as “a leap of faith.” The Larkin High School alumna had a good job on “Windy City Live” but decided to leave for Los Angeles. Now she works on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as an executive assistant to the executive producer. “Sometimes you just have to take that leap of faith and go after what you want,” she said.

     
  • Police: Elgin woman starved dog on apartment balcony Oct 20, 2014 2:09 PM
    A 24-year-old Elgin woman is accused of leaving two small dogs on her apartment balcony for a week, causing one of them to die of starvation. Tyquence M. Jude faces anywhere between probation and up to three years in prison for felony animal cruelty. Jude told police she "forgot" about the dogs while she went to Chicago for a week in early October.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 20, 2014 2:04 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of autumn colors, charity walkers, and zombies, representing about 20 different area communities.

     
  • Hundreds walk in Elgin to help prevent hunger Oct 19, 2014 5:01 PM
    More than 200 walkers took to the Elgin Riverwalk Promenade on a crisp autumn afternoon Sunday, hoping to raise $24,000 for this year’s Elgin CROP Hunger Walk. Since 1983, Elgin area faith communities and civic organizations have come together in a local CROP Hunger Walk effort to bring awareness to the problems of poverty and hunger locally and globally.

     
  • Official: Homeless man found dead in Elgin Oct 19, 2014 8:39 AM
    A homeless man was found dead in a secluded, wooded area in Elgin Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. Police believe there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

     
  • ECC Arts Center to host Chris Smither and Paul Cebar Oct. 25 Oct 17, 2014 10:28 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will host acclaimed American blues/folk guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Smither and special guest artist Paul Cebar on Saturday, Oct. 25. Smither draws deeply from a range of genres and blends blues, American folk music, poetry and philosophy. He's revered for both his fingerpicking guitar techniques as well as his exemplary songwriting.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Two leaf blowers, a chain saw, two weed trimmers, and one hedge trimmer, worth a combined $2,000, were stolen between noon Oct. 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 9 after someone broke into a metal trailer in the backyard of a home on the 100 block of Old Farm Lane near Carpentersville, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of October 13.

     
  • ECC Theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Oct. 31-Nov. 16 Oct 17, 2014 9:21 PM
    Elgin Community College Theatre’s fall production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be held from Friday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 16. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 14; Saturdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15; and 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 9 and 16 in the ECC Arts Center’s SecondSpace Theatre.

     
  • Theater artists look back on their suburban starts Oct 21, 2014 10:33 AM
    Here's a look at several suburban theater artists who are making their presence known on Chicago stages, from a Downers Grove actress in Porchlight's "Sweeney Todd" to a Lisle native setting sail in Griffin's "Titanic."

     
  • Go wild about wildlife in Elburn Sunday Oct 16, 2014 1:38 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center invites the community to its third annual “Wild About Wildlife” event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. Jim Nesci of Cold Blooded Creatures will have a program from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. with Bubba and many others. The Northern Illinois Raptor Center will bring five of their native Illinois raptors.

     
  • Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook Oct 16, 2014 7:14 AM
    Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook

     
  • Man gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy Oct 16, 2014 9:33 PM
    A Cook County judge sentenced Miguel Hernandez, 30, of Elgin, to a total of 78 years in prison for the October 2011 murder of 5-year-old Eric Galarza Jr. in a gang-related attack on the victim's father. Hernandez continues to maintain his innocence, and defense attorney Ralph Meczyk indicated Hernandez will appeal his conviction.

     
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