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  • The case for driverless cars Jul 27, 2014 10:18 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: When I read the Daily Herald article on driverless cars on April 29, I had to think about that one for a while. In case nobody has noticed, we have had driverless cars on the streets for several years now.

  • Elgin charter school group to appeal U-46 rejection Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM
    The group proposing an Elgin charter school says it will appeal Elgin Area School District U-46's decision to deny its charter application with the state. “We're going to be working with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools and an attorney,” said Kerry Kelly, vice president of the Elgin Charter School Initiative. “The INCS thinks we have a strong chance on appeal. We've looked at some case law. I think we have a very strong case.”

  • Elgin assisted-living facilities break ground Jul 23, 2014 5:15 AM
    Two new nursing and rehab facilities are being built in Elgin and are expected to open sometime next year. Elgin Memory Care, a nursing and personal care facility at Shannon Parkway and Daisy Lane, should be completed by next summer; Addison Rehabilitation and Living Center, a skilled nursing facility at 1760 Capital Street, might be done by early next year. Both are on Elgin's west side.

  • Beautiful Moments for Final Farewells Jul 22, 2014 7:57 AM
    The devotion Louis and Ramona had toward each other and their family all through their lives, highlights the purpose of hospice.

  • Roosevelt University Golf Outing to be held Aug. 11 Jul 22, 2014 8:04 AM
    This is an item on the upcoming golf outing for scholarships being held in Schaumburg.

  • Congregation Kneseth Israel is not your parents’ religious school Jul 22, 2014 8:10 PM
    Anyone who attended Hebrew school in the second half of the 20th century remembers long hours of boring "kill and drill" activities. The rabbi and staff of Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin have been working over the last two years to break away from that model.

  • Congregation Kneseth Israel to hold annual picnic Aug. 3 Jul 22, 2014 8:20 PM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin will hold its annual picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Randall Oaks Park in West Dundee. Current members or those considering membership are invited to attend. The religious school is providing hot dogs. Attendees are encouraged to bring any additional food they may desire.

  • Men sing 100-part harmony in Elgin park Jul 22, 2014 10:59 PM
    Northern Illinois Barbershop Chapters, a 100-man mass chorus, will perform "Harmony Fest 2014," the fourth annual summer program of old, new and patriotic songs, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Wing Park band shell, 1000 Wing Park in Elgin. Performers from Elgin, Rockford, Aurora, DeKalb and Schaumburg barbershop chapters will sing popular ballads and up-tunes in four-part a cappella harmony. Local quartet Mood Makers and the Fox Valley Men of Harmony Chorus will perform. Mike Bagby will be the program emcee for the second year. Visit Fox Valley Men of Harmony website at for more information about the group.

  • Warrant issued for Elgin man accused of stabbing wife Jul 22, 2014 10:25 PM
    Authorities issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of stabbing his spouse, after which he injured himself on Monday evening at their home in Elgin’s Valley Creek subdivision. The warrant was issued for Rigoberto Catalan, 56, of the 600 block of Shenandoah Trail, for one count of aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony, Elgin Police Cmdr. Ana Lalley said in a news release.

  • Elgin teen who accosted woman on trail gets probation Jul 22, 2014 7:13 PM
    A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months probation after admitting to accosting of a woman walking on the Fox River Trail. As part of a plea agreement reached last week, Ulises C. Bibriescas, of the 500 block of Raymond Street, Elgin, also must pay $2,090 in fines and fees. He was arrested on April 25 on misdemeanor charges he slapped the buttocks of a 45-year-old woman from Elgin as she walked along the Fox River Trail in South Elgin.

  • Joining Taylor YMCA connects individuals to a community Jul 25, 2014 12:34 PM
    When dealing with life's daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. By becoming involved with the Taylor Family YMCA in Elgin, individuals have the opportunity to improve their health and well-being and connect with the community, all while participating in their favorite program or activity at the Y.

  • TV today beyond ‘a vast wasteland’ Jul 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: Over 50 years ago, Newton Minow was the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. It was up to his people to decide if you could get your broadcasting license renewed. It was he who, in a speech, called television “a vast wasteland.” It is especially true when it comes to the news.

  • Streamwood Magic Girls Softball Tryouts Jul 21, 2014 7:32 AM

  • Learn about Good Templar at Elgin Kiwanis meeting Jul 21, 2014 9:50 AM
    On Tuesday, July 22, Pat Hanson of the Geneva Chapter of the Good Templar Organization, will present a history of Swedes in central Kane County at the weekly Kiwanis Club of Elgin meeting.

  • Classic neon signs light up Gallery Talk July 25 Jul 21, 2014 10:06 AM
    St. Charles artist Nick Freeman presents an illuminating history of Chicago-area neon signs as part of his one-man show at the Norris Gallery.

  • Arlington Hts. Sons of the American Legion man is State Commander Jul 21, 2014 2:28 PM
    John Jarosz Jr., a retired Arlington Hts Firefighter, was elected State Commander of the Detachment of Illinois, Sons of The American Legion.

  • 2015 Banner Art Theme Announced - Applications Now Available Jul 21, 2014 4:53 PM
    A Picture of Health

  • Police Officers Serving “Free” Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25 Jul 21, 2014 4:49 PM
    Join local police officers next Friday, July 25, at 14 Texas Roadhouse locations statewide for a “free” lunch benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

  • Mueller Financial Services names Brent Kalka partner and VP Jul 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Mueller Financial Services Inc., the financial planning and investment advisory division of CPA and management consulting firm Mueller, announced that Financial Advisor Brent Kalka has been promoted to partner and vice president.

  • Elgin city hall to be renamed after longtime councilman Jul 21, 2014 5:37 PM
    The city of Elgin is planning to rename its municipal complex after its longest-serving councilman, Bob Gilliam. He served for 40 years and was also the city’s first African-American councilman. “Given the amount of time that the councilman was on the council, there was just a recognition from all his colleagues that it seemed fitting to recognize him in this fashion,” Assistant City Manager Rick Kozal said.

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