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  • Einstein Academy third-grader Andrea Rathjen of Elgin works on specimens she collected with classmates Tuesday at the Tyler Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin. Looking over her work is second-grade classmate Jordan Merlo of Bartlett, as third-grader Annabel Ehreth of Elgin walks the creek in the background. Einstein Academy students spend a day studying Tyler Creek each Earth Day, in partnership with the Friends of the Fox River organization, to help monitor the health of the stream.

    Annual Earth Day trip a learning experience for studentsApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Einstein Academy students perform their annual Earth Day research in nearby Tyler Creek in Elgin. The project teaches the students about the science of river health, and also provides data for the older students to analyze back in the classroom. The project is done in coordination with the Friends of the Fox River.

  • Tell us why you'd be good for our On the Table chatApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald is inviting subscribers to participate in On the Table community-building conversations it will host May 12 in cooperation with The Chicago Community Trust. To get involved, email with your name, home town, why you'd like to participate and what you bring to the table. There'll be a breakfast in Elgin, lunch in Schaumburg and dinners in Elgin, Mundelein and Downers Grove.

  • Congregation Kneseth Israel presents Holocaust Memorial Day eventApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Sunday, April 27, Congregation Kneseth Israel will present Marty Brounstein, author of "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust," at 4 p.m. This presentation is being made as a part of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, an annual day of remembrance for those lost in the holocaust.

  • Spring ephemerals, like the marsh marigolds, may be on view during the Northern Kane County Wild Ones garden walk.

    Enjoy spring walk through gardens, forest preservesApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northern Kane County Wild Ones will offer garden walks on Saturday, April 26. They will be touring the garden of Nancy Rascher and then walk the short distance to tour Trout Park Nature Preserve with forest preserve steward Sue Bohne.

  • Seedling giveaway, cleanups kick off Elgin area traditionApr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Izaak Walton League and Elgin Green Groups are bringing back a longtime tradition of the Izaak Walton League. The Ikes, as they call themselves, gave away seedlings to all fifth-graders in Elgin Area School District U-46 for over 25 years.

  • Timothy E. Levis

    Elgin man charged with sexual assaultApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elgin man faces charges of criminal sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman with whom he was staying at a motel in Woodstock, police said.

  • World War II Marine Corps veteran and Elgin resident Gordon Schnulle died Monday at 88. Here, he shows his box of sand from the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in 2008 at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

    Elgin veteran who fought at Iwo Jima diesApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gordon Schnulle, an Elgin resident who fought in the famous battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, was as much a hero as he was an entertainer, those who knew him said. Schnulle, 88, died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer, said his daughter-in-law Vicki Lang of Algonquin.

  • Joe Riordan

    Police officer, firefighter of the year honored in ElginApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin’s police officer and firefighter of the year both ended up having successful careers in their childhood dream job. Police Officer Joe Riordan and Fire Capt. Robb Cagann were chosen by their respective departments and honored Tuesday night at the annual ceremony at American Legion Post 57.

  • Fox Valley police reportsApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anthony J. Miller, 51, of Elgin, was charged with driving while his license was suspended, no insurance, expired registration and possession of between 2.5 grams and 10 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop at 2 a.m. Thursday at Foothill and Randall roads near Elgin, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • South Elgin firefighter Burt Lancaster, from left, Elgin Fire Department Lt. Amanda Bruce, and divers Randy Freise and Steve Wascher, from the Elgin and South Elgin fire departments, respectively, attempt to hook up a car that was located Tuesday in the Fox River near Interstate 90 in Elgin.

    Dive teams remove car from Fox River in ElginApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Divers removed a partially submerged car from the Fox River after it was reported stolen Tuesday morning, officials said. The 2004 Cadillac was spotted in the river near Duncan Road just south of Interstate 90 in Elgin.

  • Cindy Wendt of West Dundee grabs an old paper plate out of the Fox River during the 2013 Fox River Clean-Up, hosted by the Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels at Trout Park Rivers Edge in Elgin. Join in a similar cleanup Saturdays, April 26, May 3 and Sunday April 27.

    Make this year’s Fox River Clean-up part of your Earth Day celebration Apr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels invites the community to join in the Fox River Area Earth Day Cleanups on Saturdays, April 26 and May 3; and Sunday, April 27. Join in to help clear the Fox River recreational areas of the long winter’s debris.

  • Dancers with local ties, along with some from as far away as Australia, will perform in the second annual Elgin Ties Dance Festival this weekend.

    Variety highlighted in Elgin Ties Dance FestivalApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    A variety of dance forms and performers will be featured at the second annual Elgin Ties Dance Festival, which opens Thursday, April 24, and runs through Sunday, April 27, at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St.

  • 21 apply for Elgin council seatApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Twenty-one people have applied to fill a vacant seat on the Elgin City Council. The applicants are: Michael K. “Big Mike” DeBrocke, Barry Kevin DeLoncker Jr., Craig Dresang, Mitchell Esterino, Gary A. Fagan, Ana M. Gomez, Robert Grens, Herbert Gross, Jaime Hjelm, Mohammad “Mo” Iqbal, Michael Kahn, Alberto Lopez, Rosamaria D. Martinez, Maura Wood Maschinski, Fred H. Moulton, Franklin Ramirez, Michael J. Robins, Julie Ann Schmidt, Aaron B. Sellers, Kevin D. Sherman and John N. Walters.

  • Colleen L. Bagley

    Probation for repeat Elgin prescription drug offenderApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 38-year-old Elgin woman who was arrested three times last year on felony prescription drug forgery and possession charges pleaded guilty Monday and got five years of probation. If Colleen Bagley fails to complete it, she could be sentenced anywhere from 5 to 16 year in prison. Bagley's sister-in-law, who has custody of her two children, said she believes significant prison time might be the only answer.

  • Chicago men plead guilty to Elgin robberyApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Chicago men pleaded guilty Monday to robbing an Elgin electronics store last May. In exchange for guilty pleas to the class X felony, Antoine Adams, 39, and Ronaldo Crawford, 34, were sentenced to 15 years in prison. Each received credit for 299 days in custody.

  • Volunteers in yellow shirts help people gather free groceries in the basement of the First United Methodist Church on Love Elgin Day last September.

    Plenty to like about Love Elgin DayApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    There is plenty to like about Love Elgin Day, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at five downtown area churches.

  • Jerry Nash, co-founder of the Lombard-based Prairie Food Co-op, leads a meeting at the Elmhurst Public Library. Prairie Food is one of at least four suburban co-ops that are in the planning stages.

    Food co-operatives hope to open soon in the suburbsApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Local food. Local ownership. Local gathering place. This is the vision hundreds of people living near Batavia, Elgin, Lombard and McHenry have for four separate food cooperatives they hope to turn into brick and mortar locations within the next two or three years. “It’s really so much more than a grocery store,” says Kathy Nash, co-founder of the Prairie Food Co-Op, which plans to open in Lombard.

  • Board members of the Shared Harvest Co-Op of Elgin include, from left, Jennifer Shroder, Carol Rauschenberger, Brigitte Nobs and Mark Fry.

    Existing suburban food co-opsApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM

  • Sue Gruner of Burlington crossed the finish line in last year's Boston Marathon just seconds before the first of two terrorist bombs exploded. Injuries kept her from returning for this year's race.

    Burlington runner recounts 'chaotic' Boston Marathon experienceApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    When Sue Gruner crossed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, she had achieved a lifetime goal. In an instant, though, that sense of accomplishment became secondary. Within seconds of Gruner crossing the finish line, the first of two pressure cooker bombs went off on a day that some would say changed America, a day when a terrorist attack sent Boston, and the nation, into a state of tragedy.

  • Which way to go? While heading to my car I noticed the in and out parking lot arrows at the Naperville Municipal Center and thought they made for a clean graphic monotone image. I held my camera over my head to get the most downward angle I could. While culling the images I decided to pick a frame where my feet showed, I thought it added something. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

    Images: The Week in PicturesApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of Easter activities, including several portrayals of Jesus, and several appearances of the Easter Bunny.

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