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  • Express Baseball Club helps out at Ronald McDonald House Mar 5, 2015 8:02 PM
    On March 3, Express Baseball Club, along with Pizzeria Neo in St. Charles and Naperville, were honored to be chosen as the organizations to feed the many families at the new Ronald McDonald House in Winfield. The team offered a full-course homemade Italian menu for all the parents, children and staff currently residing at the “House.”

     
  • Tinsley Ellis ‘Tough Love Tour’ comes to Elgin in March Mar 5, 2015 8:55 PM
    The Tinsley Ellis “Tough Love Tour” comes to the Hemmens Cultural Center in downtown Elgin on Saturday, March 21. Presented by the Grafton Blues Association, Ellis will bring the soulfulness and expressiveness of his guitar playing to music that is gentle and melodic as well as to rip-roaring songs that are both poignant and humorous.

     
  • New bowlers add power to Bowlway Lanes team Mar 4, 2015 1:16 PM
    As Bowlway Lanes prepares to defend its match-game title in this year’s Elgin Cross-Town Classic III, three new bowlers will be on the starting team along with an alternate.

     
  • Bowlway Lanes goes for three-peat in Elgin Cross-Town Classic Mar 4, 2015 1:16 PM
    Bowlway Lanes will be going for three-peat when the Elgin Cross-Town Classic continues this year. The annual tournament features top bowlers from Bowlway and Elgin Lanes competing in challenge matches. The event is free and open to the public.

     
  • Obama must show our nation the love Mar 4, 2015 12:01 AM
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: I am following up on Rudy Giuliani’s remarks that President Obama does not love our country. Mr. Giuliani said “I don’t hear from him (Obama) what I heard from Harry Truman, what I heard from Bill Clinton, what I heard from Jimmy Carter, which is these wonderful words about what a great country we are, what an exceptional country we are.”

     
  • “American Ingenuity” theme of Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 4, 2015 3:29 PM
    “American Ingenuity” will be the theme of the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15 in St. Charles. The focus will be on design elements of our past, highlighting the ability of top decorators to incorporate those elements into today’s modern look. Blending “old with new” is currently evident in nearly every decorating magazine, catalog and TV show. Antiques are so commonly used that many of the top stores offer reproductions at prices much higher than the cost of an original.

     
  • Fox Valley area police reports Mar 4, 2015 5:10 PM
    Andrew A. Croy, 25, of Geneva, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while his license is revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 2:04 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Side Drive, according to a police report.

     
  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 4, 2015 4:09 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

     
  • Side Street Studio Arts kicks off Ultimate Painting March 13 Mar 4, 2015 8:57 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in downtown Elgin, in partnership with Canadian-based Ultimate Painting, will kick off a series of monthly painting competitions starting Friday, March 13 running through June 5. Ultimate Painting is an international tournament, where artists create the best work they can in 20-minute rounds of live painting. The audience votes for their favorites and the champions move on. Twelve area artists have applied and been selected.

     
  • ESO to perform “Sounds of Shakespeare” March 7-8 Mar 3, 2015 11:13 AM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra is preparing for another exciting concert weekend when Andrew Grams returns to Elgin March 7 and 8. Maestro Grams and the ESO will be joined by guest pianist Natasha Paremski, in her ESO debut, to present “Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky: Sounds of Shakespeare.”

     
  • Craft brews enhance Northside Brass Quintet concert in Wayne Mar 3, 2015 2:23 PM
    Craft beer and chamber music may seem an odd combination, but the musicians of the Northside Brass Quintet, expect to disprove that notion when they perform “Music of the British Isles” on Thursday, March 5, at Little Home Church in Wayne. The concert will be preceded by a cocktail party featuring craft beer from Penrose Brewing Company of Geneva.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Fundraisers to help Elgin teen awaiting heart transplant Mar 2, 2015 9:54 PM
    Danny’s on Douglas in Elgin is hosting a fundraiser for Elgin High sophomore Keri Woodruff, who is awaiting a heart transplant. “Pizza, Pop & Karaoke” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, to help defray medical expenses. If you can’t make it, come to St John’s Church and School, 109 N. Spring St. in Elgin, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, for players-vs.-coaches charity basketball games.

     
  • Story idea: Max out teacher pension Mar 1, 2015 12:01 AM
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: “When you should take Social Security”(Daily Herald, Section 3 Page 3, Feb. 22). These articles and headlines are in the newspaper and in magazines weekly in order to help those thinking about retiring “cheat” the system by having a “financial strategy.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • Mueller promotes three managers to directors Feb 28, 2015 12:02 AM
    CPA and Management Consulting firm Mueller today announced that it has promoted three managers to directors of its Audit and Tax practices, respectively. The promotions are effective immediately.

     
  • ‘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.

     
  • Lake County 4-H holds International Festival Mar 5, 2015 1:41 PM
    The annual Lake County 4-H International Festival was held Feb. 22 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

     
  • Taylor Family YMCA launches annual campaign to support community needs Mar 2, 2015 9:08 PM
    This year, the Taylor Family YMCA hopes to raise $60,000. Funds raised will support healthy living programs, summer day camp, after school programs, senior fitness, the LIVESTRONG cancer survivor program, and memberships for those in the community who would otherwise not be able to afford to join the Y. In addition, some of the funds will go toward much needed updates in facilities and equipment at the branch.

     
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