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  • Man turns self in after Elgin police ask for ID help Nov 21, 2014 2:08 PM
    Elgin police said a man they were seeking to speak with regarding an aggravated battery turned himself in Friday afternoon.

  • Councilman's work meals cost Elgin $1,600 Nov 21, 2014 11:45 AM
    The city of Elgin has spent $3,000 this year to pay for meetings conducted over meals shared by city council members and city staff members, with more than half stemming from meetings attended by Councilman John Prigge. “It is a legitimate business expense not unlike toner, not unlike other business expenses that we as councilmen go through," Prigge said.

  • Probation for one of 2 in Elgin sex assault case Nov 21, 2014 2:24 PM
    An Elgin woman accused of not taking "reasonable steps" to prevent her husband from committing sexual abuse recently pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and received probation. Amanda Alder, 33, could be jailed for up to a year if she violates probation for a child endangerment. Jose Alcala, 37, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of sexual assault charges and is next due in court on Dec. 17.

  • Elgin panel OKs two more warning sirens Nov 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Some residents in Elgin will begin hearing an occasional loud — though arguably familiar — sound near their homes when the city installs two new emergency warning sirens. The Elgin City Council’s committee of the whole unanimously voted Wednesday in favor of the plan proposed by the fire department at a cost of $113,000. The plan includes two new sirens plus upgrading four existing ones; council members approved it without discussion.

  • Auction at Geneva church raises over $5,000 for local organizations Nov 20, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva raised more than $5,000 for local humanitarian organizations at its “Saturday Night Feverish” auction. More than 100 people packed the church’s historic sanctuary to bid on a variety of items, including baskets of donated goods and services from local businesses and church members. Funds raised are being divided equally between Lazarus House and Mutual Ground.

  • Obama ‘failures’ didn’t come true Nov 20, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I just returned from the Florida panhandle. The beach is sugar white sand, the water a stunning turquoise. The Louisiana oysters large and delicious. I remembered how harshly President Obama was criticized for his “mishandling” of the massive Gulf oil spill disaster.

  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 20, 2014 4:21 PM
    Daniel P. Buck, 24, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and improper lane use at 9:04 p.m. Nov. 10 at McLean Boulevard and Bowes Road, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 20, 2014 4:22 PM
    Phillip G. Lawson, 34, of St. Charles, was charged Monday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 15 grams of heroin, according to Kane County court records.

  • Surprise reunion for Lake Park dean after motorcycle accident Nov 20, 2014 11:01 AM
    Lake Park High School East Dean of Students Pete Kolzow recently got a surprise visit from a stranger he helped in a motorcycle accident 4 years ago.

  • Elgin Public Museum hosts “Touching on Traditions” Nov 20, 2014 8:26 PM
    People from around the world who have made their homes in the Elgin area have brought with them a variety of beliefs and traditions. This variety has given the Elgin community a rich diversity which is now part of our cultural heritage. Start a meaningful winter holiday tradition with your family by visiting the Elgin Public Museum’s “Touching on Traditions,” an authentic and culturally inclusive winter holiday exhibition. It features displays and objects of traditional holiday significance from 18 displays.

  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 20, 2014 8:11 PM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

  • Three Judson cross country runners to compete in national championships Nov 20, 2014 9:07 PM
    It has been a historic year in the women’s cross country program at Judson University, as three runners will once again make history on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national cross country championships.

  • Elgin commander to be police chief in Sycamore Nov 20, 2014 8:52 PM
    Elgin Police Commander Glenn Theriault was selected to become the new police chief in Sycamore. His first day on the job will be Jan. 5. “I lived in Sycamore for five years and think of it as one of the most ideal towns,” Theriault said. “It was always my desire to move back there some day, and to move back there as chief of police is an incredible opportunity.”

  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

  • Elgin objects to minimum manning for firefighters Nov 20, 2014 5:38 PM
    City officials in Elgin railed against a bill — now headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk — that requires fire departments’ staffing levels to be subject to bargaining. The so-called “minimum manning” bill is all about keeping firefighters employed, Fire Chief John Fahy said. “It takes away your authority as the elected representatives of the citizens of Elgin to determine the level of EMS and firefighters, putting it into the hands of an arbitrator out of Chicago,” Fahy said.

  • 8-year veteran Farrell recognized at council meeting Nov 20, 2014 4:22 PM
    Elgin Police Officer Heather Farrell earned an award for saving a woman’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver at a lunch event held at Senior Services Associates in August. “She approached me and tapped me on the shoulder, and made the universal ‘choking’ sign,” Farrell said. “I spun her around and started doing the Heimlich. Then I did it again and it worked.”

  • Sign up for Bison Feeding at Lords Park Zoo Nov 21, 2014 1:23 PM
    After the last Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, consider landing a hand to the zookeepers at the Lords Park Zoo at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Children and adults will have the chance to participate in the morning feeding of the zoo's year-round residents: the deer, elk and bison.

  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

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