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  • Feds: Farnham sentencing shouldn't be delayed for illness Feb 26, 2015 12:04 PM
    Prosecutors want a federal judge in Chicago to go ahead with the sentencing of former state Rep. Keith Farnham of Elgin on a child pornography conviction despite illness that could soon take his life.

  • Elgin maintains its top credit rating Feb 26, 2015 8:58 AM
    Elgin has maintained its top AAA rating by Fitch, one of the nation’s three largest credit-rating agencies, which officials touted as validation of the city’s fiscal policies, including revenue diversification. Fitch also cited the city’s modest debt burden, Mayor David Kaptain said at the city council’s committee of the whole Wednesday night.

  • Elgin Professional Building meets life safety plan Feb 26, 2015 11:14 AM
    The owners of the Professional Building in downtown Elgin have finally installed smoke detectors in all units to complete a life safety plan more than three weeks after a deadline imposed by the city.

  • Know signs of gambling problem Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: With more opportunities to gamble throughout our community than ever before, the harder it will be for the problem gambler to resist. March is National Gambling Awareness Month, and I would like to encourage anyone who gambles to keep track of their wins and loses, and if the loses add up to gambling debt it’s time to seek professional help.

  • Congregation Kneseth Israel offers a new adult Hebrew class Feb 25, 2015 12:35 AM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, is forming a new adult Hebrew class. It will meet every other Sunday for eight sessions from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes begin March 1.

  • Independent Players bring 1920s comedies to Elgin Feb 25, 2015 2:26 PM
    During the four weeks from Feb. 27 to March 22, Independent Players is presenting two vintage comedies from the 1920s — George Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s “The Royal Family” and A.A. Milne’s “Mr. Pim Passes By” — at the Elgin Art Showcase in Elgin.

  • Elgin residents ask questions at Coffee with a Cop Feb 25, 2015 3:04 PM
    More than 20 people attended the Elgin Police Department’s third Coffee with a Cop session, held Wednesday morning at Big Apple Bagels on McLean Boulevard. The program, founded and led by Police Commander Ana Lalley, allows residents to ask any and all questions of the officers. “The ability to communicate directly with the community is great, and it’s a chance for them to get to know the officers,” she said.

  • Elgin Symphony League to host ESO timpany musician Bobby Everson Feb 25, 2015 8:02 PM
    The Elgin Symphony League will hold its first general meeting of the year at noon Thursday, March 5, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Elgin. Elgin Symphony Orchestra timpanist Bobby Everson will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting..

  • Elgin Master Chorale looks ahead after name change, rebranding Feb 25, 2015 5:54 PM
    Two upcoming concerts by the Elgin Master Chorale symbolize the evolution of the 68-year Fox Valley institution and its rebranding efforts, its leaders say. “We want to expose students to the intersection of music and history,” chorale board President Chris Johnson said. “Rodgers and Hammerstein — there is nothing like American musical theater. History is no just about wars and elections — history is also about culture.”

  • Solo in downtown Elgin trying to get contemporary wine bar off the ground Feb 26, 2015 11:17 AM
    With its high-quality American fare, contemporary decor and well-trained wait staff, newcomer Solo has made a good start at contributing a much-needed spark to the dining scene in downtown Elgin. Proprietors Frank and Renae Ferru, a husband-and-wife team, can take pride in what they have accomplished so far with their restaurant and wine bar. Still, there's a little work to do to sustain the early momentum.

  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

  • Get tickets for annual Geneva Wedding Walk Feb 24, 2015 12:09 PM
    These cold winter months are the hottest planning time for brides-to-be. The seventh annual Geneva Bride Wedding Walk will be held on Sunday, March 1, and is the perfect opportunity for brides to visit every type of wedding vendor on their list. The Wedding Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Herrington Inn & Spa at 15 S. River St. Admission includes an infinity scarf, tote bag, and favors from the vendors.

  • ‘Spamalot’ brings silly humor to South Elgin Feb 24, 2015 1:21 PM
    Students at South Elgin High School feel right at home as they bring the highly irreverent humor of “Spamalot” to life on stage this week. "I was surprised how many were familiar with and have watched the movie ‘Holy Grail’ numerous times," said director Karen Brhel.

  • Middleby to acquire Marel High Speed Slicing business unit Feb 24, 2015 12:08 PM
    The Middleby Corp. Tuesday announced it will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of the High Speed Slicing business unit of Marel, based in Norwich, United Kingdom.

  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

  • Quaker folksinger to perform March 8 at Brethren Coffeehouse Feb 24, 2015 10:25 PM
    Take the banjo-picking and spirited lyrics of a folk singer, cross them with the astringent wit of a literature professor, add the wisdom and compassion of a Quaker, and you have Bill Jolliff, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, teacher, and poet, who will perform at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

  • Elgin committee holds Realtors’ tour Feb 24, 2015 5:10 PM
    More than 30 Realtors took a tour Tuesday morning designed to showcase the variety of residential neighborhoods in Elgin. “We have such great housing stock that you can be kind of urban, you can be suburban, you can choose old or new — and not everybody knows that," said event organizer Susan Angell-Case.

  • The Weight to bring the music of The Band to ECC on March 13 Feb 25, 2015 6:37 PM
    The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group, will honor and perform the music of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century on Friday, March 13. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

  • Youth theater takes on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb 23, 2015 1:20 PM
    Find out what happens to Millie, an ambitious young woman who moves to New York to start a “modern” life during Prohibition, when Spotlight Youth Theater Kane County presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

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