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  • Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller addresses women’s health fair dinner Oct 14, 2014 7:42 AM
    Former Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller spoke to nearly 300 women at the Vista Health System dinner about the dedication and effort it took to compete in gymnastics at the Olympic level.

  • Fox Valley gets into Halloween spirit with these spooky events Oct 14, 2014 1:27 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Fox Valley.

  • Tri-Cities get into spirit with these Halloween events Oct 14, 2014 1:10 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Tri-Cities.

  • Glenbard South teacher helps faculty members bring technology into classroom Oct 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    As classrooms use more and more technology, having someone to help teachers along the way is becoming even more essential. Stephanie Wallace is just that: a teacher for teachers. The Glenbard South High School instructional technology specialist helps teachers incorporate technology into their curriculum. But she does not just put an iPad in their hands and leave them to figure it out; she’s there, helping teachers with their devices every step of the journey.

  • Hearing does not always mean understanding Oct 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    When we talk to the people in our life, we may think we're being perfectly clear. But our Ken Potts says the words we say may have one meaning to us yet come across very differently to our listener. The good news, Potts says, is that communication is a skill that we can master.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 10, 2014 2:52 PM
    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 October 6.

  • Octogenarian calls East Dundee her ‘beloved hometown’ Oct 10, 2014 11:51 AM
    After a life of volunteering and serving others, DeLoris Doederlein, 81, spends her days visiting friends in East Dundee as she checks in on her "beloved hometown." The former state representative and school teacher loves East Dundee because of the people. “People do care, you just have to get to know them.”

  • Round Lake Beach man selected as Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s October Hometown Hero Oct 14, 2014 7:41 AM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced that U.S. Army PFC Alexander Murayama, a 21-year resident of Round Lake Beach, is the group’s October Hometown Hero.

  • ‘What’s in a Scarecrow?’ Find out at St. Charles festival Oct 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    Autumn is here and with it one of the Fox Valley’s most popular events: the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles. Depending on the weather, between 100,000 and 120,000 people are expected to attend the festival, according to Jason Pawlowski, marketing manager and festival liaison for the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Singer Akin brightens little hearts at Ela Area Public Library concert Oct 7, 2014 11:58 AM
    Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Akin returns to perform her original compositions as well as old favorites in this lively, interactive concert at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

  • Naperville soccer fundraiser nets $31,000 to ‘Cure SMA’ Oct 6, 2014 1:31 PM
    Naperville-area high school students and community members who came together for an evening of soccer with an unusually large ball raised $31,000 for a disease that affects a 15-year-old student at Metea Valley High School.

  • Toy train collecting a serious hobby for children, adults for 175 years Oct 6, 2014 11:43 AM
    “Who invented toy trains?” asked a young patron at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville.

  • Art for All presents fine art exhibit in Elgin’s Artspace Oct 7, 2014 2:13 PM
    Art For All of Elgin is presenting a fine art exhibit, “Fall for Art,” Oct. 12-25 in the Robin and Mark Seigle Gallery located at Artspace Lofts, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Light refreshments will be served. While the reception is free, donations will be gratefully accepted.

  • Girl Scouts open Camp Explorers Oct 7, 2014 2:17 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will open Camp Dean in Big Rock to the public for a Camp Explorers program on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This youth and family-friendly event will include cardboard boat races, archery, crate stacking, fishing, and a scavenger hunt.

  • Gain insight to serving in public sector from mayors Oct 5, 2014 4:57 PM
    Do you have skills, wisdom or experience that might be an asset to your community? If you’ve ever considered serving on a public board or committee, come to the upcoming Schaumburg Township District Library program, “So You’re Interested in Public Service?” from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Rasmussen South Room.

  • Warren Township High School students to perform ‘Our Town’ Oct 5, 2014 4:50 PM
    Warren Township High School students will performing Thorton Wilder's classic, "Our Town" on Oct. 8 to 10 at 7 p.m. in the Almond Black Box Theater.

  • Teens may be right: Parents really can’t understand Oct 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    Sure, you were a teen once and had to work your way through the trials and tribulations of becoming an adult. But, our Ken Potts says, that doesn't mean you know what your teen is facing because the world has changed since you were that age. And teens need to feel the independence of finding their own way, Potts says.

  • 70 years later: How American GIs seized first German city in WWII Oct 3, 2014 10:36 AM
    Seventy years after the Battle of Aachen, Paul Herbert, executive director of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, writes about how the first major German city fell to the Allies during World War II. The street-by-street battle became the costliest the 1st Division would fight and was a clear harbinger that Adolf Hitler's “Thousand Year Reich” was doomed.

  • Meet cup stacking extraordinaire from Libertyville Oct 3, 2014 3:06 PM
    Libertyville fifth grader Trevor Jean is continuing the family legacy of championship cup stacking at Butterfield Elementary School in Libertyville. His oldest brother was a member of the original cup stacking club and his other brother was school champion four years ago. Trevor is currently as fast as anyone in the school.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 3, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best ones and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 29.

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