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  • Elgin does not have a park district Dec 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Thank you for publishing the interview with Elgin mayoral candidate Joseph Galvan. Residents need to learn all they can about those who wish to lead our community.

  • Jingle Bell Jam back for second year at Elgin studio Dec 20, 2014 6:49 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts hosted its second annual Jingle Bell Jam!, a day of music, featuring area bands and solo musicians in Elgin. The lineup of artists included a dozen acts representing genres such as rock, experimental and singer-songwriter. Three of the bands played at this event last year and others performed at the gallery other times. $2 of the $12 suggested donation went to the Food for Greater Elgin food pantry.

  • Enjoy festive train displays at Sun City through Dec. 28 Dec 19, 2014 3:00 PM
    The Model Railroad Club of Sun City Huntley will be running model trains this holiday season through Dec. 28. Each year, the club raffles off three model train sets. This year’s raffle is a Canadian Pacific Passenger Train set that includes engine, cars, track and a transformer.

  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 19, 2014 5:03 PM
    Tecumseh A. Henry III, 31, of Elgin, was arrested Thursday after members of the Elgin Police Department’s special investigations division executed a search warrant after a monthlong investigation into reports of drug sales at the residence, according to a police report. Henry was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers found cocaine and items indicative of drug use and sales in the home.

  • Elgin trash fees to stay flat in 2015 Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin residents won’t see increases in refuse rates starting Jan. 1, contrary to what city officials had anticipated. The Elgin City Council adopted its $290.5 million budget for 2015 on Wednesday night after about two months of discussion and staff presentations. The refuse rate freeze, approved unanimously, was proposed by Councilman Terry Gavin.

  • Santa touched by S. Elgin special needs students’ unselfishness Dec 18, 2014 11:06 AM
    Elgin school bus driver Greg Stout not only does he get to play Santa Claus, but he gets to share it with special needs students who are the epitome of unselfishness. "I like coming to the special needs class because these kids never want anything for themselves,” he said.

  • Bartlett nurse-to-be, Elgin minister credited with saving truck driver Dec 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    John “Jack” Dempsey learned he beat cancer four days before suffering a massive heart attack behind the wheel of a semi. The 75-year-old truck driver survived, thanks to a Bartlett nursing student who gave CPR and an Elgin minister who worked to free him from the trailer. “I was fighting for him and with him,” says Jenny Golden, who plans to graduate from nursing school in May.

  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 18, 2014 5:31 PM
    Alfonso Estrada Jr. and Edgar A. Torres, both 18 and from Elgin, were charged Monday with armed violence, vehicular invasion, three counts of aggravated battery and mob action, according to court records and a police report.

  • CIA torture needed, none of our business Dec 17, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The CIA detainees’ torture report should never have been released. These Islamic religious zealots are at war with America and the western peoples and they want us dead. After 9/11 with thousands of innocent people dead, we had to get information from the combatants we captured to be able to annihilate the enemy.

  • Gather around the campfire to mark winter solstice Dec 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Winter Solstice Campfire at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun. The program will include stories from different cultures, emphasizing the interplay of cultural, astronomical, and ecological events on this pivotal day.

  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 17, 2014 2:35 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Owen T. Szorc, 24, of St. Charles, was charged Dec. 8 with public drunkenness, according to a St. Charles police report.

  • Lake Forest College student organizes Elgin concert to fight hunger Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    One might call Tanner Bednar’s upcoming "Rock the Halls" concert in Elgin “philosophy in action.”“We were talking about hunger around the world, about how families and kids go hungry, and how dumb it is that it’s still going on nowadays. Because we could stop it — and we don’t,” said the sophomore at Lake Forest College. “I walked out of class at 3:50 p.m. and I started making calls that night.”

  • Holidays at Friendship Village Dec 18, 2014 7:30 AM
    Holidays at Friendship Village

  • Suburban Cuban-Americans see opportunity to renew family ties Dec 18, 2014 9:04 AM
    Suburban Cuban-Americans greeted the news of normalized relations with happiness, optimism, anger and worry on Wednesday. “There are going to be changes. Big changes,” anticipates 21-year-old Naivy Gonzalez of West Chicago.

  • Sing along or just listen at upcoming holiday concerts Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Sometimes the best way to get into the holiday spirit is with music. Whether you perfer the stirring sounds of a brass band, the warmth of a community singalong or the harmony of a professionally-trained choir, you’re bound to find a show you’ll enjoy in the Fox Valley this weekend.

  • Elgin volunteer, politician known for generosity Dec 17, 2014 6:50 PM
    Shirley Rauschenberger, who served on the Elgin Area U-46 school board and was a leader in many organizations, including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Open Door Clinic, died Dec. 15, at age 88. "She had a very strong personality and a very strong sort of feeling for family and community," said her daughter, Elgin city council member Carol Rauschenberger. "That was her way, I guess, her influence on the world."

  • Two Elgin 18-year-olds charged in armed violence Dec 17, 2014 7:23 PM
    Two Elgin men have been charged with armed violence and other crimes after another 19-year-old man was struck in the face by a bottle.

  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

  • ECC remembers Topinka fondly Dec 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: As praise and accolades continue to come in for Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka following her tragic death, Elgin Community College also would like to recognize her as a trailblazer and for her tireless dedication to Illinois. She was an ideal example of a true public servant.

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