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  • 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.

     
  • Steps 4 Doug fundraiser benefits ALS research Sep 14, 2014 5:21 PM
    Steps for Doug will host its first Oktoberfest from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Trout Valley Park lodge, off River Drive, east of Cary-Algonquin Road.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Huntley church marks 150th anniversary of sanctuary Sep 13, 2014 7:45 AM
    If the walls of the First Congregational Church of Huntley could talk, they would tell stories of more than a century of baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and memorials. Members of the “little white church,” located at the corner of Church and Main streets in downtown, will mark the 150th anniversary of the construction of the church’s sanctuary Sunday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. “This is one of the oldest churches in McHenry County,” said Jann Crabill, 66, a church member for 39 years.

     
  • Crystal Lake ends centennial with Lego model master Sep 12, 2014 5:01 AM
    Master Model Builder David Howard of Legoland Discovery Center Chicago will appear Sunday at Crystal Lake’s Closing Centennial Festival.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 8.

     
  • Join Environmental Defenders to learn about climate science Sep 11, 2014 12:04 PM
    On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will present the documentary "Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science."

     
  • Marengo church to join in ‘Back to Church Sunday’ Sept. 21 Sep 11, 2014 5:44 PM
    "Back to Church Sunday," part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Victory Rock Fellowship in Marengo at 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Everyone is welcome to attend.

     
  • 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

     
  • Graduate students at Benedictine can earn two free classes Sep 10, 2014 5:19 PM
    Benedictine University continues to find unique ways to alleviate some of the barriers adult students face when seeking a graduate degree. To further encourage busy adult students to progress through their studies and help them afford the cost of an advanced graduate degree, Benedictine University is offering degree-seeking students in select programs the opportunity to earn a scholarship that will allow them to receive their last two classes free of charge.

     
  • Huntley police launch new crime mapping website Sep 9, 2014 4:32 PM
    Huntley residents now can browse an online map of crimes in their neighborhoods and throughout the village. The police department recently implemented the web-based crime mapping program. Residents can view a map of certain crimes — without exact addresses and names to protect privacy — and calls for service. The program is designed to improve communication with the community and reduce crime through better informed residents. “It’s relatively user-friendly,” Deputy Chief Michael Klunk said. “You just navigate throughout the map to look through specific neighborhoods.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • Mobile health unit offers screenings Sep 8, 2014 3:26 PM
    Vascular disease is among the leading causes of death in the United States, yet is generally asymptomatic until a catastrophic event occurs, such as a stroke or aneurysm rupture. Although preventive screening is available, millions of Americans at risk for stroke or death from vascular disorders remain unaware of their risk. The Centegra Wellness on the Move mobile health unit offers this potentially life-saving screening. The mobile health unit has technicians and equipment that help to screen and diagnose health problems at many stages and promotes education, while building awareness and responsibility for one’s own health.

     
  • Two reasons to vote Quinn out Sep 6, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: There is a long list of reasons for not re-electing Gov. Pat Quinn, but two come to the fore:

     
  • Fox Valley Beaux Arts to host fall style show and luncheon Sep 5, 2014 3:27 PM
    Fox Valley Beaux Arts will celebrate its 31st anniversary as an arts organization within the community by holding a style show/luncheon to raise funds for scholarships. Sept. 10 is the deadline for reservations for the luncheon to be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Elgin Country Club.

     
  • Huntley seeing growth in new restaurants Sep 5, 2014 5:25 AM
    A new Italian bistro is coming to Huntley — the latest in a line of restaurants and businesses opening in that town. Work already has begun to remodel the former Niko's Grill & Pub at 11900 Freeman Road to make way for Marsala's Italian Kitchen. “We're targeting a mid-November opening date,” owner Frank Bolos said. “We're going to be moderately priced, very approachable, family-friendly, casual Italian restaurant.”

     
  • Don’t let success go to waste Sep 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: Who couldn’t be prouder about the Jackie Robinson West’s team’s performance on and off the field?

     
  • Women In Management Fox Valley starts new year of speakers Sep 3, 2014 8:24 PM
    Women in Management Fox Valley kicks off its new year of speakers on Thursday, Sept. 11, with a presentation topic of "Utilizing Your Skills and Interests as Volunteers" by Daryl Rubin, director of development for Food for Greater Elgin.

     
  • Second Baptist pastor Nathaniel Edmond to be next ‘CEO Unplugged’ Sep 5, 2014 3:28 PM
    How does an ordained minister weave his corporate sales and marketing background into pastoral care? What business experiences set the path for his leadership skills in ministry? What can business leaders learn from his perspective? Find out how the Rev. Nathaniel L. Edmond, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Elgin, defines his leadership style by attending the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce popular series, "CEO Unplugged," sponsored by the Grand Victoria Casino.

     
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