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  • This former grocery store and home improvement store in Elgin is expected to open sometime this summer as a Butera Market grocery store.

    Butera’s new Elgin stores delayed, but on the wayApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two new Butera Market stores are still in the works in Elgin. Paul Butera Jr. said he hopes a new store at 20 Tyler Creek Plaza will open this summer. The company also is working on concept drawings for a new store to be built at 880 Summit Street, for which it expects to break ground this summer, Butera said.

     
  • Associated Press Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week the development of Amtrak service from Chicago to Rockford. The route will include stops in Huntley and Elgin.

    Editorial: Potential for train service is welcome newsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says news of train service between Rockford and Chicago is welcome for Elgin and Huntley, but more details are needed.

     
  • My wife and I took a summer trip to the village of Ephraim in Door County, Wis. We spotted these twin sailboats at sunset framed by the trees and reeds lining the shore of beautiful Eagle Harbor.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of April 14.

     
  • Elgin Community College Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” focuses on Juliet and her family. Romeo is played by Kevin Stoffel of Algonquin and Juliet is played by Sonya Madrigal of Elgin.

    ECC’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ focuses on JulietApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College Theatre's production of "Romeo and Juliet" puts more of its focus on Juliet and her family than typical productions. Director Azar Kazemi says, "I really see Juliet as this strong female protagonist who makes strong choices that propel this story forward and I think that her strength sometimes gets lost in productions."

     
  • All for sale to the highest bidderApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The Supreme Court’s disastrous decision on Citizens United in 2010 and now McCutcheon vs FEC on April 2 will make the lives of the Koch brothers and Sheldon Edelson easier and more profitable, while the lives of the rest of society will be squelched ... in the voting booth, in Congress and in state houses all over the country.

     
  • Stacy Fiebelkorn (far left) confers with her attorney, Alexis Costello, during an appearance before Kane County Associate Judge Elizabeth Flood at the Kane County Branch Court in St. Charles Thursday regarding a ruling on a gag order sought by Fiebelkorn’s attorney to stop comments outside of court by county officials. Fiebelkorn has been charged with animal cruelty and neglect, two misdemeanor charges which are still pending.

    Gag order placed in animal neglect caseApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Kane County judge Thursday ordered county animal control workers, sheriff's deputies and other investigators to refrain from speaking about the Stacy Fiebelkorn animal neglect and cruelty case, to preserve her right to a fair trial by jury.

     
  • Fox Valley police reportsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brian D. Weiss, 47, of Plato Township, was charged with aggravated DUI, DUI while license revoked, leaving the scene of a crash, improper display of a license plate and no insurance after his vehicle struck a utility pole at about 8:30 p.m. April 9 near Russell and Verona roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Student David Loske, 16, and Tim Daugaard, 23, a volunteer chaperon, sort records to prepare them to be scanned Thursday at the Elgin YWCA. They were part of a group from Westminster Christian School in Elgin who were giving back to the community. More than 350 students, teachers, and volunteers worked at 20 locations during the second annual Give Back Day.

    Students, volunteers fan out to help in the communityApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from Westminster Christian School in Elgin celebrated Give Back Day by working on various community service projects in the area Thursday.

     
  • Rich Wagner, owner of Rediscover Records in Elgin, said he hopes visitors during Saturday’s Record Store Day are reminded of how much fun it is to visit a record store and talk music with employees and fellow customers. “It’s a huge day — busy but fun,” he said.

    Record Store Day expected to rock in the suburbsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The lines could start forming as early as 6 a.m. on Saturday as dozens of suburban music fans eagerly wait for their local record store to open. Such a sight would have been all but unthinkable a decade ago. But it happens every year now on the Saturday in April known as Record Store Day.

     
  • Taylor Y registering new and returning swimmers for teamApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Registration for new and returning Taylor YMCA Pelicans swim team will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. All swimmers are welcome to join the Pelicans swim team.

     
  • Rep. Moeller of Elgin plans to reach out to residents over coffeeApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, has announced her plan to visit local coffee shops and restaurants as part of her effort to meet local constituents and listen to their questions and concerns.

     
  • Thinking of a transfer? Get a preview of Judson Friday Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    College students and adult professionals who are looking to transfer to a private liberal arts and sciences university are invited to attend a transfer preview day at Judson University Friday, April 25. This event is open to transfer students in any stage of the transfer process, whether they are inquiring, evaluating how their credits will transfer, already know they want to apply, or already have applied.

     
  • April Venzon and her mother, Ann, both of Geneva, put the finishing touches on a red oak they planted during a volunteer tree planting day with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. The district is holding a similar event Saturday, April 19, in honor of Earth Day.

    Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in ElginApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

     
  • Jett Kroyman, 6 months, of Genoa, models a FuzziBunz Pocket Diaper.

    Parents turning to cloth diapers to save money, environmentApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cloth diapers have grown in popularity in recent years as parents are looking for cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and healthier options to diaper their children.

     
  • Illinois racetracks are balking at a gambling proposal that would cut the number of slot machines to 600, but a competing plan wouldn’t have any.

    Arlington racetrack: Half the slots won’t cut itApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    After years of pushing for slots machines at racetracks, some horse racing advocates are worried the smaller number proposed in a new plan won’t generate enough money. “All right, we’ll exist. Horse racing will exist with (600) machines. But we will not flourish. We will not flourish like other states,” said Bob Molaro, an industry lobbyist.

     
  • Fox Valley police reportsApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cheryl L. Howe, 54, of Elgin, was charged Tuesday with six counts of manufactory/delivery of a substance containing cocaine, court records show.

     
  • Mario A. Williams

    Defense wants to tell of witnesses’ behavior in Elgin murder trialApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Defense attorneys argued that they should be allowed to introduce evidence of “aggressive and violent behavior” of Elgin shooting victim Nestor Alvarado and several surviving witnesses when Mario A. Williams and Ricky J. Moreno go on trial on murder charges in June. Cook County Assistant Public Defender Deana Binstock on Wednesday asked Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta to allow her to give jurors evidence — gang ties which she says the victim and witnesses have — in support of her client’s self-defense claims.

     
  • The 2014 NIU Law Moot Court champion team of second-year law students (standing from left) Nick Perrone and Jesse Guth argued before the distinguished bench of (seated from left): Judge James F. Holderman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court; and professor Barry Sullivan, Loyola University School of Law.

    NIU Law Crowns Moot Court Champions in 32nd Annual Competition Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law recently hosted its 32nd annual Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition for second-year law students. The finals resulted in the 2014 Moot Court champion team of Jesse Guth and Nick Perrone.

     
  • Mindy Caliguire

    Judson commencement chance to celebrate school’s anniversariesApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Judson University will celebrate its Golden Centennial commencement Saturday, May 3, marking 50 years since Judson's first commencement after it was established in Elgin, then known as Judson College. Spiritual formation researcher and author Mindy Caliguire will deliver the keynote address to graduates in two separate ceremonies, scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Lindner Fitness Center.

     
  • Ken and Pam Bruhn of Elgin gather plants to recreate the Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin Community United Methodist Church Shirley Remes

    Garden of Gethsemane at South Elgin ChurchApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    South Elgin Coummunity United Methodist Church hosts a recreated Garden of Gethsemane, Communion and quiet devotion time 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday April 17.

     
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