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  • One arrested after Elgin stickup, police say Jan 31, 2015 5:50 PM
    An Elgin man was arrested Friday following an attempted robbery in the city a few days earlier, police said.

     
  • Pushup world record attempt scheduled in Elgin, Elmhurst Jan 31, 2015 7:35 AM
    The thought of doing pushups likely won’t get most people excited, but doing them for charity while setting a world record might do the trick. The fitness program Training for Warriors wants to set the world record for most people doing pushups in one minute on March 1. “It’s for a good cause, and we get a chance to participate in the world record, so it’s pretty cool,” trainer Freddie Moreno of Elgin said.

     
  • One shot in Elgin home invasion Jan 31, 2015 10:31 AM
    An Elgin man shot in a home invasion early Saturday is expected to survive, authorities said.

     
  • Elgin area education initiative kicking off Jan 31, 2015 7:31 AM
    After more than a year of intense behind-the-scenes work, an Elgin-area communitywide education initiative is about to kick off. Alignment Collaborative for Education wants to increase students’ success with thegoal of improving the community’s social and economic well-being, said Gene Crume, vice chairman of the governing board. “This is an amazing group of community leaders who have come together to put this partnership in place,” Crume said.

     
  • Trivia fundraiser to benefit literacy group Jan 30, 2015 2:15 PM
    The Literacy Connection’s 18th annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. They are looking for raffle donations and 30 teams to participate in this year’s competition. Teams are comprised of up to four members. Registration is $500 per team. The event is open to the public.

     
  • Chicago pastors to speak at Judson chapel Jan 30, 2015 2:10 PM
    Peter Hong, lead pastor of New Community Covenant Church in Chicago, will speak during Judson University’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Herrick Chapel, 1151 N. State St. (Route 31) in Elgin. The event is free and open to the public. Hong leads a multiethnic church in two urban Chicago neighborhoods, including Logan Square and Bronzeville.

     
  • Entertainment venues side with Rosemont on not releasing show records Jan 30, 2015 9:40 AM
    Suburban governments that run entertainment venues admit that like Rosemont they might not be forthcoming with all the financial details about the shows they book. That's despite an Illinois attorney general's office decision that Rosemont violated the Freedom of Information Act when it denied a request for details about incentives given to Garth Brooks' concert promoter.

     
  • St. John's Lutheran School hosts writers event Jan 30, 2015 5:07 PM
    Give a child a chance to write a book, and it's amazing what they can do. St. John's Lutheran School in Elgin challenged their kindergarten through eighth-grade students to do just that. The results of their labors were on display for family and friends on Thursday night as part of the school's St. John's Writer's Evening.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Images: Elgin vs. Larkin, boys basketball Jan 30, 2015 9:33 PM
    Elgin High School hosted rival Larkin for boys basketball action on Friday, Jan. 30 in Elgin.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Ex-Huntley man pleads guilty in $5 million pot bust Jan 30, 2015 7:06 PM
    An Elk Grove Village man faces between 12 and 60 years in prison after admitting to his role in $5 million marijuana bust in 2009. Joseph M. Lichay, 53, was set to go on trial in Kane County this week and will be sentenced on April 17. Four others have pleaded guilty and are done serving their sentences. A final defendant, William E. Santana, 46, of Elgin, is due in court Feb. 11.

     
  • If you can’t work, don’t have kids Jan 29, 2015 6:22 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I think President Roosevelt had the best idea when he started the WPA. People had to do work for their check. They had to clean up roads and cut wood in Wisconsin. My dad said they would earn that check each month.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to reward elderly mom’s nursing assistant Jan 29, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Joy Shelus of Elgin, who would like to reward her elderly mom's nursing assistant.

     
  • Boy Scouts to serve up pancake breakfast Jan 29, 2015 11:12 AM
    What has 150 dozen eggs, 120 pounds of sausage, 75 loaves of bread, 100 pounds of pancake mix and over 100 gallons of coffee, milk and a variety of juices? It’s time for Boy Scout Troop 2’s 40th annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elgin.

     
  • Give a haircut to a homeless person Jan 29, 2015 11:05 AM
    Local Hair Cuttery salons are helping clients to give back to the homeless with a simple haircut through its Share a Haircut program, taking place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 2 and 3.

     
  • Caring for wildlife: Auction to raise money for Fox Valley center Jan 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn will hold its 13th annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person. This is its biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised goes toward the care and treatment of the animals who come into their care.

     
  • Pianist to give recital at Judson Jan 29, 2015 1:26 PM
    Judson University’s Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will welcome Yukiko Fujimura to campus for a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Thulin Performance Hall in Elgin. During her recital at Judson, Fujimura will perform works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin, and Tchaikovsky. The event is free and open to the public.

     
  • ArtReach Educational Theatre stages ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Feb. 6, 7 Jan 29, 2015 12:27 PM
    ArtReach Educational Theatre is staging “Charlotte’s Web” as part of its Winter Theatre Workshop. Shows will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Bethel Luthern Church, 3839 W. Frontage Road, Palatine. Tickets can be bought through the box office, call (630) 808-5852 or visit artreachspotlite.com.

     
  • ECC to host 2015 Founders’ Day celebration Jan 29, 2015 3:23 PM
    The Elgin Community College Foundation will assist students who need help in achieving their academic goals during the 17th annual Founders’ Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 15. It commemorates the 1949 founding of the college, as well as recognizing distinguished achievements made by ECC students, alumni, employees, retirees and other community partners and supporters who have made an impact at ECC and played an integral part in fulfilling the college’s mission.

     
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