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  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 4, 2015 4:09 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

     
  • “American Ingenuity” theme of Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 4, 2015 3:29 PM
    “American Ingenuity” will be the theme of the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15 in St. Charles. The focus will be on design elements of our past, highlighting the ability of top decorators to incorporate those elements into today’s modern look. Blending “old with new” is currently evident in nearly every decorating magazine, catalog and TV show. Antiques are so commonly used that many of the top stores offer reproductions at prices much higher than the cost of an original.

     
  • Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble to perform March 22 Mar 3, 2015 9:05 PM
    First Congregational Church of Dundee will host a handbell concert featuring the Chicago Bronze English Handbell Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Ring in the spring with bells at the first solo concert. From the excitement of Pizzicati to the soothing sounds of Debussy’s “Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de lin,” there’s something for everyone! The community is invited to this performance, which will benefit the bell program at the church.

     
  • Modern style intersects with history at Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale March 13-14 Mar 2, 2015 10:03 PM
    Come find your original (not a mass-produced, “Made in Taiwan” copy) at the Fox Valley Antiques Show. The gathering will feature 55 dealers from 14 states, bringing a great variety of 18th- to early-20th century antiques to St. Charles on March 14-15.

     
  • Reservations being taken for “Signature Event” Feb 27, 2015 11:32 PM
    The first person to kick down the door rarely is the first one through it. Such was the case with many women in the 20th century who kicked down all kinds of doors — political, racial, financial, and so on. St. Charles resident Kay Catlin has started an autograph collection to honor those who had made significant contribution in a variety of fields. The overriding goal was to have a permanent, visual reminder she could hand down to her daughters and granddaughters.

     
  • ‘Put the NUNS in Charge!’ comedy show in West Dundee Feb 27, 2015 11:56 PM
    Enjoy an entertaining evening and reminder of Catholic life as the National Catholic Society of Foresters presents the irreverent and nostalgic show “Put the NUNS in charge!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the St. Catherine of Siena School gym in West Dundee.

     
  • Moms United-Marengo to host ‘4 Momz 2 Momz Resale’ March 21-22 Feb 28, 2015 12:13 AM
    Moms United of Marengo invites the community to its “Spring 4Momz2Momz Resale Event” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 22, in the commons area at Marengo Community High School. Select items will be 50 percent off on Sunday.

     
  • Girl Scouts to recruit career-minded girls for “Camp CEO” Feb 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is seeking high school girls — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts — entering 10th grade or higher, for its “Camp CEO” program this summer. Girls must complete and turn in their applications by Wednesday, March 11.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA launches annual campaign to support community needs Mar 2, 2015 9:08 PM
    This year, the Taylor Family YMCA hopes to raise $60,000. Funds raised will support healthy living programs, summer day camp, after school programs, senior fitness, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program, and memberships for those in the community who would otherwise not be able to afford to join the Y. In addition, some of the funds will go toward much needed updates in facilities and equipment at the branch.

     
  • Congregation Kneseth Israel offers a new adult Hebrew class Feb 25, 2015 12:35 AM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, is forming a new adult Hebrew class. It will meet every other Sunday for eight sessions from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes begin March 1.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Quaker folksinger to perform March 8 at Brethren Coffeehouse Feb 24, 2015 10:25 PM
    Take the banjo-picking and spirited lyrics of a folk singer, cross them with the astringent wit of a literature professor, add the wisdom and compassion of a Quaker, and you have Bill Jolliff, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, teacher, and poet, who will perform at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Dundee Lions to host girls basketball tournament Feb 25, 2015 7:20 PM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club’s annual Girls Middle School Basketball Tournament starts this Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hampshire Middle School. The first game starts at 9 a.m. with Algonquin Middle playing Westfield Community School in the eighth-grade division. The second game begins at 10:30 a.m. with Dundee Middle playing Immanuel Lutheran. In the seventh-grade division, Algonquin Middle plays Carpentersville at 9 a.m. while Dundee Middle plays St. Catherine at 10:30 a.m.

     
  • Friends set up fundraiser for family of girl, 5, killed in crash Feb 22, 2015 4:25 PM
    Friends of the parents of Gabrielle Horvath, a 5-year-old girl killed in a crash near Gilberts, have set up an online fundraiser to help the Hampshire family. Gabrielle's father remained hospitalized in stable condition Saturday. “It’s just such a tragedy,” said family friend Dan Nosal.

     
  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

     
  • Fire damages concrete forming plant Feb 20, 2015 4:18 PM
    Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a blaze in an industrial complex in Gilberts late Thursday. Officials said the blaze started in a concrete forming company in the 100 block of Industrial Drive.

     
  • 5-year-old girl killed, teen cited in Rt. 72 crash near Gilberts Feb 20, 2015 9:45 PM
    A 5-year-old girl from Hampshire was killed after a multivehicle crash Friday afternoon that closed part of Route 72 near Gilberts, authorities said. Three other people were taken to a hospital after the crash at 3:15 p.m. — the 17-year-old; 45-year-old James Horvath of Hampshire, who was in the Toyota with the girl, Gabrielle Horvath; and David Doyle, 39, from Byron.

     
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