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  • Chicago Family Fun Expo offers hands-on fun Sep 22, 2014 3:29 PM
    Chicago Family Fun Expo is coming to the DuPage Expo in St. Charles Oct 18-19. The primary goal of the Chicago Family Fun Expo is to assist nonprofits through the promotion of hands-on activities and fun shows and seminars throughout the weekend.

     
  • 137 adults on waiting list for The Literacy Connection Sep 22, 2014 4:23 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. More than 135 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2014? Consider becoming an adult volunteer literacy tutor.

     
  • W. Dundee church plans Christmas Sweets and Crafts Shop Sep 19, 2014 10:10 PM
    The sixth annual Christmas Sweets and Crafts Shop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the First United Methodist Church of West Dundee, Fourth and Main streets.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

     
  • ECC Transitions Academy in need of mentors Sep 22, 2014 3:31 PM
    Elgin Community College is seeking mentors for its Transitions Academy, a college readiness program for high school students in Community College District 509.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • “Uncommon Threads” fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Sep 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

     
  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

     
  • St. Catherine of Siena Church teens conclude inspiring mission trip Sep 17, 2014 3:09 PM
    The youth mission team of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee spent a week this summer in Toledo, Ohio, volunteering their services to help those in need throughout the area. The team, which was comprised of 40 teens and 10 adult chaperones, was the largest group to date from St. Catherine of Siena Church who have taken part in mission trips for the past 10 years.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • Meadowdale, Motorsports and Memories Car Show returns to Carpentersville Sep 16, 2014 2:40 PM
    The Meadowdale International Raceway Preservation Association will host the sixth annual Meadowdale, Motorsports and Memories Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Raceway Woods Nature Preserve in Carpentersville. Hundreds of automobiles will gather on the straightaway of the historic Meadowdale International Raceway "ghost track."

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinis Rail Safety Week Sep 15, 2014 4:40 PM
    State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinois Rail Safety Week

     
  • The sandhill crane: A restoraton success story Sep 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    It's a restoraton success story. Just 10 years ago, the sandhill crane was a rare sight in Kane County. But wetland restoration efforts have been a boon to this big bird, and sandhills are now a common sight throughout northern Illinois.

     
  • ‘Field Moms’ to tour Hampshire dairy farm Sep 11, 2014 9:16 PM
    Chicago-area moms who have questions about food, farmers and farming will have their questions answered during a tour of a dairy farm and milk processing plant Sept. 13. During the tour, more than 20 Illinois Farm Families “Field Moms” will have a chance to tour Dean’s processing plant to see what happens to milk supplied by Illinois dairy farmers. The Field Moms, urban and suburban moms interested in learning more about food and farming, will then travel to the farm of Dale and Linda Drendel in Hampshire to see cows being milked, talk about animal care with veterinarian, Zach Janssen, and learn about the benefits of dairy products with dietician, Robin Brown.

     
  • John Hershey selected as a Daily Herald Business Ledger 2014 Award Winner Sep 10, 2014 10:25 AM
    Libertyville, Illinois: John Hershey, President of J. Hershey Architecture, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

     
  • Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois Sep 10, 2014 5:15 PM
    Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois

     
  • Congregation Kneseth Israel sets High Holy Days schedule Sep 9, 2014 3:10 PM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin has announced its High Holy Days prayer schedule. Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein the spiritual leader of synagogue explains that Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the new year.

     
  • Challenger Anderson Seeks to Debate Incumbent Hultgren Sep 8, 2014 1:50 PM
    U.S. Congressional Candidate Dennis Anderson calls for candidate debates to help voters make informed decisions.

     
  • Dundee Lions welcomes new associate member Sep 22, 2014 3:27 PM
    Dr. Muthusamy Doraisamy from Karur, India, recently became an associate member of the Dundee Lions Club. He visits regularly with his daughter in West Dundee and while here he is an active Lion. The Lions Club is an international organization but this is a rare opportunity to work side by side with someone who is from so far away but so close in values when it comes to helping a community.

     
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