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  • Cook of the Week: Huntley baker happiest in the kitchen Mar 3, 2015 6:00 AM
    Patricia Droschak has sweet dreams. One, in particular, involves images of a cookie dough-stuffed cheese cake. “Some people dream about sex. I dream about food.” Since that dream Patricia has tinkered her way through several revisions of that dreamy concoction, as well as a number of other creative flavor combinations including peanut butter cup drizzle, lemon cream, cherry and cannoli.

     
  • Learn about environmental advocacy at Green Drinks Mar 3, 2015 7:27 AM
    The public is invited to McHenry County Green Drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake. This month’s topic is “Environmental Advocacy in Illinois for 2015.” Elizabeth S. Kessler, executive director of the McHenry County Conservation District, will talk about advocacy in action in the recent passage of SB3341/PA 11-1168 about conservation district debt.

     
  • Public hearing set on Route 47 improvements Mar 3, 2015 4:14 PM
    State transportation officials are seeking communities’ input on proposed improvements to an 8-mile stretch of Route 47 at a March 12 public hearing in Huntley.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Endorsements: Kanakaris, Leopold, Hoeft for Huntley village board Mar 1, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses endorses Niko Kanakaris, Harry Leopold adn Tim Hoeft for three, 4-year seats on the Huntley village board.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Huntley High School to go bald for childhood cancer Feb 27, 2015 2:51 PM
    Students and staff of Huntley High School will host two events on Friday, March 13, to cap their fundraising efforts for St. Baldrick’s during the months of February and March.

     
  • Pioneer Center expands its walk-in admission hours Feb 27, 2015 2:55 PM
    With the need for behavioral health services on a constant rise in McHenry County, Pioneer Center is creating ways to allow the public quicker and better access to services. Starting Monday, March 2, the organization will expand its walk-in admissions hours. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, individuals will be able to visit Pioneer Center’s Veterans Parkway location in McHenry at a time most convenient for them — without calling ahead for an appointment.

     
  • ‘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.

     
  • Sun City-Huntley homeowners irked by plan to reduce depth of pond Feb 26, 2015 12:13 PM
    Homeowners in Sun City-Huntley are upset over a village plan that would lower the depth of a retention pond within the senior living community. Residents say lowering the roughly 7-foot pond could affect property values, aesthetics of the pond and the ecology. “I don't want a swamp in my backyard. I want the pond,” said homeowner Joan Ekstrom, 59, who has lived there six years.

     
  • Huntley to host St. Baldrick’s fundraiser March 13-14 Feb 26, 2015 9:21 PM
    The village of Huntley and the greater Huntley Unit District 158 community will show their combined support for the fight against childhood cancer this March by hosting their first St. Baldrick’s event, “Huntley Goes Bald.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Brunch to celebrate Environmental Defenders’ 45th anniversary Feb 25, 2015 9:44 AM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invite the public to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The brunch event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Loyola University’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock. Scott Meyer, a hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois, will be presenting his program, “The Future of McHenry County’s Groundwater Resources.” Meyer and his colleagues mapped water levels from 329 McHenry County wells in 1994 and again in 2011.

     
  • Historical society to offer antique appraisals Saturday Feb 25, 2015 3:32 PM
    Have you ever wonder how much grandma’s old serving tray is worth? What about that heirloom oil painting or turn-of-the-century shawl? The McHenry County Historical Society will host an Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Reserve a 10-minute slot in advance by calling the museum.

     
  • The Weight to bring the music of The Band to ECC on March 13 Feb 25, 2015 6:37 PM
    The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group, will honor and perform the music of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century on Friday, March 13. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • 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.

     
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