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  • Elgin Madness bracket battle for restaurant bragging rights Mar 26, 2015 4:49 PM
    Beginning this Friday, March 27, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin are teaming up to present Elgin Madness, a social media-driven, March Madness-style, Elgin restaurant promotion held simultaneously during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It pits the signature dishes of Elgin-area restaurants against one another in an online voting competition where the public’s vote determines the winner.

     
  • Heart Sounds 2015 Symposium to highlight innovations in cardiology Mar 26, 2015 6:15 PM
    Medical professionals are invited to attend “Innovations in Cardiology: Heart Sounds 2015”, a one-day symposium hosted by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. The educational program for registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, doctors and other clinicians will be held Saturday, April 18.

     
  • Administer Justice offers free seminar on probate process Mar 25, 2015 6:27 PM
    Administer Justice, a local nonprofit providing legal, financial, conflict resolution and educational services to low-income individuals, will offer a free seminar on “The Basics of the Probate Process” on Thursday, April 2.

     
  • Elgin downtown taxpayers clash with city over spending Mar 25, 2015 6:56 AM
    Elgin has been collecting taxes from property owners of 90 downtown parcels for more than a decade after the debt for a nearby parking garage was paid off. Now property owners want to know where that money went.

     
  • ESO’s ‘Spotlight on Strings’ features Beethoven, Mozart Mar 25, 2015 3:07 PM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is preparing for its second to last concert of the 2014-2015 season. Conductor of the Year Andrew Grams returns this weekend to conduct the ESO in a truly classical concert filled with masterpieces from Mozart and Beethoven. Performances are in Schaumburg and Elgin.

     
  • Suburban lawmaker’s plan to decriminalize marijuana rejected Mar 25, 2015 2:21 PM
    A proposal to decriminalize marijuana in Illinois has been snuffed out, at least for now. An Illinois Senate panel Wednesday rejected state Sen. Mike Noland’s plan, which would have allowed people to have at least five marijuana plants and eliminate criminal penalties for having up to 30 grams of the drug.

     
  • Fire damages Elgin business Mar 25, 2015 11:14 AM
    A fire early this morning caused an estimated $35,000 in damages to an Elgin business, fire officials said. The Elgin Fire Department responded to a call at about 4:30 a.m. to Azteca Insurance, 50 Kimball St.

     
  • DaVinci Academy joins Mooseheart in ‘Pennies for Pins’ Mar 25, 2015 8:24 PM
    Mooseheart’s growing relationship with Elgin’s DaVinci Academy moves another step forward Thursday, March 26, when DaVinci staff and students bring a check to Mooseheart staff and students in the Mooseheart gymnasium representing the proceeds from the Feb. 5 “Pennies for Pins” bowling event.

     
  • Elgin cleric pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges Mar 25, 2015 5:11 PM
    Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, a Muslim cleric who founded and once headed the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, pleaded not guilty to an eight-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a 22-year-old employee.

     
  • Learn how to ‘echo weave’ at Fine Line Mar 24, 2015 4:23 PM
    Fine Line weaving instructor Beth Duncan will offer “Echo Weave, A Starting Point,” on Saturdays, April 4 and 18. “Learning to weave can seem daunting at the start; there is a lot of prep work before the actual weaving begins. As with all things worth learning, take your time and practice," Duncan said.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 24, 2015 5:33 PM
    Three men from Texas were arrested at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, and charged with retail theft, according to a Batavia police report. Horace W. Young Jr., 33, of the 9900 block of Adleta Boulevard in Dallas; Anthony E. Young, 29, of the 8800 block of Hornaday Circle in Fort Worth; and Arie K. Young, 33, of the 6100 block of Avery Drive in Fort Worth, are accused of stealing electronics.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Mar 24, 2015 5:36 PM
    Robert R. Haizlip, 50, of Carpentersville, was charged Sunday with unlawful restraint and eight counts of domestic battery, court records show. His bail was set at $15,000 in Kane County bond court, and he is due in court April 1.

     
  • The Label Printers wins TLMI’s Eugene Singer Award For Management Excellence Mar 24, 2015 5:45 PM
    The Label Printers in Aurora has once again won the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Inc. Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter seeks Spokespet Mar 24, 2015 5:08 PM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is searching for a pet to lead its inaugural Pets-a-Palooza Pet Parade and Festival fundraising walk, set for Sept. 20 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. "We're looking for a very outgoing pet adopted from Anderson, who is friendly to both people and other animals and who loves being in the spotlight," said Holly Alcala, the shelter's director of development.

     
  • Explore the shared heritage of Islam, Judaism, Christianity Mar 24, 2015 6:16 PM
    The First Congregational Church of Huntley will begin a six-week study/discussion group “Exploring Islam, Judaism, Christianity — A Shared Heritage.” It will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. All are invited, at no charge, to study the foundations of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity and their shared heritage.

     
  • U.S. Appellate Court Judge Wilson to deliver Riley Lecture on Professionalism Mar 24, 2015 3:52 PM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law will host its 22nd annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27. The Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Tampa, Florida will present, “That Justice Shall Be Done — Constitutional Requirements, Ethical Rules, and the Professional Ideals of Federal Prosecution.”

     
  • Palm Sunday Festival Concert set for March 29 Mar 25, 2015 4:10 PM
    The 21st annual Palm Sunday Festival Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee. Musicians from many different local churches have come together in Lenten reflection through the sharing of music, song, prayer, and fellowship.

     
  • Habitat, Thrivent join in building 13th home Mar 25, 2015 9:20 PM
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley will mark an important milestone in the construction of the 13th Northern Fox Valley home sponsored by Thrivent Financial. The community is invited to join in the celebration at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Carpentersville construction site at 39 Robin Road.

     
  • Learn how to avoid costly Social Security filing mistakes Mar 25, 2015 9:07 PM
    Learn how to avoid costly Social Security filing mistakes at this free seminar, offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the fellowship hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in West Dundee.

     
  • Elgin mayor candidates discuss Latino involvement Mar 24, 2015 6:03 PM
    Elgin mayoral candidate Joseph Galvan says the city hasn’t done enough to get Latinos involved, but incumbent David Kaptain says many attempts have been made — it’s just a tough thing to accomplish. “The representation on the council is not sufficient,” Galvan said. “There has to be greater outreach to bring people to (serve on) the citizens commissions. We need more Latinos. We represent almost half the community and there aren’t enough there.”

     
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