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  • Paramount Theatre movie Mondays to honor Black History Month Jan 30, 2015 2:00 PM
    During February, Classic Movie Mondays will honor Black History Month with four films at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Tickets are $1. The films will be "Amistad," "12 Years a Slave," "Django Unchained," and "Malcolm X."

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • Mooseheart light show sets a record for number of visitors Jan 29, 2015 10:07 AM
    The 2014 Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights Show set a record for the number of visitors to view the lights displays. The show, which was open Nov. 28-Dec. 31, was viewed by 10,133 carloads of visitors, more than 2,000 ahead of the previous-best of 8,100, established in 2012.

     
  • Caring for wildlife: Auction to raise money for Fox Valley center Jan 29, 2015 1:22 PM
    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn will hold its 13th annual Winter Dinner Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fox Valley Country Club in North Aurora. Tickets are $50 per person. This is its biggest fundraiser of the year and all money raised goes toward the care and treatment of the animals who come into their care.

     
  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Fox Valley Parks accepting picnic reservations beginning Feb. 2 Jan 28, 2015 3:04 PM
    The Fox Valley Park District will be accepting picnic shelter reservations for the 2015 season starting Monday, Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis. The park district features 16 picnic shelters throughout its park system in Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery. Reservations are available from May 1 to Oct. 25 for groups of 25 or more.

     
  • ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ to fill food pantry shelves Jan 28, 2015 3:01 PM
    On Saturday, Jan. 31, join the Fox Valley United Way’s annual “Souper Bowl of Caring.” Help fill the shelves at the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and the Kendall County Food Pantry. They need your help, and so do the community food pantries. Often after the holiday season, local food pantries find their shelves low and donations depleted.

     
  • Habitat for Humanity to host money-management course Jan 28, 2015 3:09 PM
    Financial Peace University, a free, public, personal money-management course, will be offered by Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity starting Saturday, Jan. 31. The interactive class will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 31 through March 28, at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. Individuals and couples earning up to $45,000 annually are invited.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp to families Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together! Families, couples and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Camp Dean in Big Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day). Registration is open and ends Wednesday, Feb. 4.

     
  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • GreenFields of Geneva honor MLK’s legacy by serving as blanketeers for Project Linus Jan 23, 2015 6:47 PM
    On Jan. 19, GreenFields of Geneva honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service. “Dr. King devoted his life to helping create a better world. MLK Day is known as a ‘day on’ rather than a ‘day off’,” said Rebecca Sytsma, activities coordinator at GreenFields. “We recruited GreenFields residents along with volunteers from throughout the area, to collaborate on a wonderful service project.”

     
  • Albright Theatre presents “The Mousetrap” Jan 23, 2015 10:26 PM
    The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” It is a murder mystery that focuses on a group of strangers who have been stranded at the Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm. The Manor also holds something else — a suspect to the recent murder of a woman in London. In true Christie fashion, “The Mousetrap” will keep you guessing who the killer is until the very end.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Fire damages home in North Aurora Jan 21, 2015 10:29 PM
    Nobody was injured in a house fire Wednesday evening in North Aurora, fire officials said. North Aurora firefighters were called just after 5 p.m. to the single-family, two-story home in the 3000 block of Carlisle Lane, North Aurora Captain Adam Miller said.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Join Big Brothers Big Sisters as a part of National Mentoring Month Jan 21, 2015 6:46 PM
    This January will mark the 14th annual National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults.

     
  • Italian buffet to benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice Jan 21, 2015 8:34 PM
    Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is hosting “Viva Villa Verone,” an evening with an Italian buffet and high-energy entertainment. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Villa Verone in Geneva. All proceeds benefit Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Seating is limited.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
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