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  • Images: Thanksgiving Day in the Suburbs Nov 27, 2014 5:07 PM
    Images of Thanksgiving Day activities in the suburbs of Chicago. Early morning runs and a dinner for Navy recruits were highlights of the day.

  • Another big turnout for annual Elgin community dinner Nov 27, 2014 5:34 PM
    For the first time in six years, Bill Litton was not volunteering at Jeff Turner’s annual Elgin community Thanksgiving dinner at First United Methodist Church. but those in attendance said his spirit was strong. Litton and his wife, Neile, along with their daughters Olivia and Hallie, have volunteered at the feast the last several years. But Bill lost his battle with kidney cancer in July.

  • Elgin Area Chamber gives thanks to three volunteers Nov 26, 2014 12:31 PM
    The Elgin Area Chamber’s 35th annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Elgin Community College this past Tuesday was a bountiful feast of conversation, collaboration and community.

  • Lighting of healing courtyard at Sherman Hospital kicks off holiday season Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital kicks off the holiday season Dec. 1 with the annual lighting of the Hoffer Healing Courtyard.

  • Editorial: The importance of open communications in police relations Nov 26, 2014 7:15 AM
    Suburban communities need to open the door for communication with minority groups and seek more diverse police forces in the wake of the Ferguson troubles, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Elgin woman dedicated to helping young volunteers Nov 26, 2014 1:00 PM
    Judy Cabrera says one of the most rewarding things about running the Youth United Way program in Elgin is seeing her high school mentees carry the volunteerism torch into their adult life. “I think every person who volunteers, they learn as much as they give,” said Cabrera, who co-founded the group in 1997. “There’s such a wonderful trade off.”

  • Some suburban immigrants see hope, some don’t in Obama plan Nov 26, 2014 4:58 PM
    Maria, a 25-year-old single mother and undocumented immigrant from Crystal Lake, says President Barack Obama’s sweeping and controversial changes to immigration policy ease her fears of being separated by deportation from her children, ages 3 and 5 and both American citizens. But others like Jorge, 39, who is undocumented and lives in Elgin, had their hopes dashed by the president’s announcement last week.

  • Pensions make up most of Elgin’s new day-to-day expenses Nov 26, 2014 7:47 PM
    The majority of the $9.5 million increase projected for the city of Elgin’s general fund budget stems from pensions, along with salaries for new employees, increases in benefits and other miscellaneous expenses. Elgin’s fiscal year starts Jan. 1; the city council is expected to approve the overall $290.5 million budget at its Dec. 17 meeting.

  • Plan ahead for Black Friday shopping in the Fox Valley Nov 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    Make a plan. If you're heading out to shop Black Friday or Thanksgiving Day, that's the one piece of advice expert shoppers and mall officials say is necessary. Especially now, when some stores don't open until Black Friday, while others are open Thanksgiving and still others are offering big deals today.

  • Flu season starts early in Kane County Nov 26, 2014 12:57 PM
    This year’s flu season started early, and cases are increasing faster than usual, health officials in Kane County are reporting. Kathy Aureden, infection prevention coordinator at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, said people should get flu shots, typically something many don’t do this early on.

  • No charges in death of Carpentersville man after arrest; video released Nov 26, 2014 5:08 AM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon will not pursue any charges against the Carpentersville officers who arrested Joshua Paul hours before he died of internal bleeding at an Elgin hospital. Carpentersville Director of Public Safety Al Popp said video of the arrest exonerates the two officers, both of whom are 10-year veterans of the department and have been on active duty since Paul's death.

  • New Bartlett Arts Center to hold Ribbon Cutting on December 9 Nov 28, 2014 6:58 AM
    New Bartlett Arts Center to hold Ribbon Cutting on December 9

  • Need a date night or kid-free shopping night? Nov 25, 2014 4:11 PM
    Do you need a break, date night or just time to get your holiday shopping done? The South Elgin Leos have a solution for you. On Friday, Dec. 12, the Leos are hosting a movie and craft night beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

  • Hampshire’s own Prairie View Farm Market a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Independent Small Business Award Nov 25, 2014 4:24 PM
    The national small business movement Independent We Stand announces the quarterfinalists, including Prairie View Farm Market of Hampshire, for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, encouraging holiday shoppers to support these businesses; instead of big boxes and national chains.

  • Elgin continues to test police cameras in light of Ferguson Nov 25, 2014 6:29 PM
    Elgin police continue to test body-worn cameras, a process that started about 18 months ago and involves a lot of moving parts, Police Chief Jeff Swoboda said. “Ferguson illustrated the point that having cameras helps with trust,” Swoboda said. “Many times when accusations are made, if there had been a camera, it could be conclusive as to what happened. Our video in our squad cars has proven that time and time again.”

  • NARFE hosts holiday party Dec. 9 Nov 25, 2014 8:27 PM
    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Greater Fox Valley Chapter 2181 will celebrate its annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Victoria restaurant, 250 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 25, 2014 4:56 PM
    Ramiro Miranda, 34, of Elgin, was charged Monday with battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, court records show.

  • Tea Party prefers to undermine Obama Nov 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: John Boehner and the Republicans are upset that the president is going to act through Executive Power to improve our broken immigration system.

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