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  • Elgin police form fundraiser to help ex-sergeant stricken by stroke Aug 16, 2014 11:32 AM

    By Elena Ferrarin

    It was all about that slow, heartbreakingly poignant caress. That’s the exact moment Dawn Linder knew her faith in her husband Tom’s recovery wouldn’t waver after he suffered a major stroke in May 2012. The police department has organized a fundraiser Aug. 28 to help with the former sergeant's medical bills. “Tom was so active and did so much for so many people,” Chief Jeff Swoboda said.

     
  • Two promoted within Elgin Fire Department Aug 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    Elgin Fire Department Capt. Dan Rink and Lt. Dave Gartrell were promoted to those ranks in a ceremony held Friday in Elgin. “Both men have high moral character,” Elgin Assistant Fire Chief Tim Maroder said. “They’re exactly the type of people that we look to promote, that we look to be our leaders.”

     
  • Elgin man charged in Aldi, Family Dollar robberies Aug 16, 2014 7:53 PM
    A 52-year-old Elgin man has been charged in connection with a string of robberies after a police officer recognized him from surveillance video, police said Saturday. Michael L. Taylor is due in Kane County bond court Sunday morning.

     
  • U-46 teachers approve new contract Aug 15, 2014 8:27 PM
    The U-46 school board is expected to vote Monday on a contract agreement for 2014-17 with the Elgin Teachers Association, officials say. The roughly 2,500 association members approved the agreement Friday; the vote was 1,292 in favor of the 2014-17 while 587 opposed it, according a news release from the district.

     
  • Elgin school named for first black principal, administrator Aug 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    Sheridan Elementary School is no more. The Elgin school has officially changed its name to Ronald D. O’Neal Elementary School in honor of the district’s first black principal and administrator. Officials hosted a back-to-school BBQ and renaming ceremony Friday at the school, located at 510 Franklin Blvd.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Aug 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 11.

     
  • Harper and ECC to Host Grand Opening of Hanover Park Education and Work Center Aug 15, 2014 2:14 PM
    Harper College and Elgin Community College will host a grand opening and open house for the Education and Work Center in Hanover Park on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 2-7 p.m.

     
  • Women Serving want to honor women for acts of patriotism Aug 15, 2014 2:25 PM
    Sept. 11, 2001, left an indelible mark on the conscience of our nation. Since then, the nation has rallied and prayer has increased. The call today is to do more than just remember. Nominate a patriot, bring her to the dinner to be honored by Women Serving with Dignity & Grace.

     
  • Judson welcomes adult students to enrollment meetings Aug 15, 2014 3:00 PM
    Judson University’s School of Leadership and Business will host enrollment meetings for busy adults seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees during six upcoming dates in August at the Elgin, 1151 N. State St. and Rockford, 1055 Featherstone Road campuses.

     
  • NAMI Kane County North offers free mental illness education course Aug 15, 2014 4:58 PM
    NAMI Kane County North will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families, caregivers and friends of persons diagnosed with mental illness.

     
  • Police investigate sexual assault report at Elgin hospital Aug 14, 2014 6:48 PM
    Elgin police are investigating a report of a criminal sexual assault by a staff member against a patient at Presence St. Joseph Hospital. The male victim reported the male assailant went into the patient’s room Saturday and demanded the victim perform a sexual act on him, and then demanded that the victim perform a sexual act on himself.

     
  • Elgin man sentenced 12 years for gang stabbing Aug 14, 2014 8:41 PM
    An Elgin man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for stabbing two people during a 2012 fight at a liquor that police say was gang-related. Andres Quinones, 20, of the 0-99 block of Aldine Street, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office.

     
  •  Join a Day of Prayer and Fasting for victims of violence in Nigeria Aug 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    There will be Day of Prayer and Fasting for the people of Nigeria on Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

     
  • Nominate a patriot to be honored at Sept. 11 event Aug 14, 2014 4:35 PM
    Sept. 11, 2001, left an indelible mark on the conscience of our nation. Since then, the nation has rallied and prayer has increased. The call today is to do more than just remember. Nominate a patriot, bring her to the dinner to be honored by Women Serving with Dignity & Grace.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 14, 2014 4:16 PM
    Omar P. Zavala, 36, of Elgin, was arrested at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of Dundee Avenue and charged with resisting/obstructing an officer causing injury and possession of cannabis, according to a police report.

     
  • Elgin police seek leads on retail robbery suspect Aug 14, 2014 10:43 AM
    The Elgin Police Department is looking for leads on a male suspect in an armed robbery at the Aldi store along Randall Road. The man was described as being roughly 6 feet 2 inches tall with a muscular build. He was caught on camera by the store’s video surveillance, police said. He is suspected to have committed two previous robberies at a different retail store, police said.

     
  • Elgin library appoints new trustee Aug 14, 2014 5:56 PM
    Carlos Chavez, who’s worked for 22 years as a prevention specialist and community health educator at Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin, was appointed earlier this week to fill a vacancy on the Gail Borden Public Library board.

     
  • Elgin looks at limiting senior rides Aug 14, 2014 5:02 PM
    The city of Elgin is looking at cutting back its Ride in Kane program by restricting rides to work, medical appointments, grocery stores and pharmacies starting Oct. 1. “This is an extremely sensitive issue for the community,” Mayor David Kaptain said. “I think we have to be cognizant of that.”

     
  • Editorial: Thank a WWII vet while you still can Aug 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    With the remaining 1 million World War II veterans passing away at the rate of 555 per day, there is no time like the present to thank them for their service, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Local teacher releases his debut novel Aug 13, 2014 2:34 PM
    Local teacher Alfred Cedeno is having a book release party for his debut novel,"The Rusurrection of Rey Pescador," Aug. 15 in Wheaton.

     
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