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  • Westminster Christian School announces Illinois State Scholars Dec 12, 2014 11:00 PM
    Westminster Christian School Principal Carolyn Palmer is pleased to announce that Angela Bavaro from the graduating class of 2015 has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar. Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state.

     
  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers Dec. 15 Dec 15, 2014 9:23 AM
    Two six-year terms for the office of trustee at Elgin Community College District 509 will be elected at the Consolidated Election held April 7, 2015. Prospective candidates can begin filing nominating papers on Dec. 15.

     
  • St. Charles drill teams raise $100,000 at Kick-A-Thon 2014 Dec 15, 2014 9:37 AM
    Each year, the St. Charles North and St. Charles East high school drill teams unite to raise funds to help fight cancer.

     
  • Soup Kettle chef cooks up good will at Elgin church Dec 10, 2014 1:10 PM
    "I've always enjoyed cooking," said Carl Flaks of Elgin, a longtime volunteer at First Congregational Church of Elgin's Soup Kettle. Flaks, a retired teacher, said the hours he puts into organizing and cooking for the weekly meal are his way of giving back to the community he loves.

     
  • Improving Elgin invades Larkin’s gym Dec 10, 2014 8:44 PM
    The Elgin boys basketball team has shown signs of improvement in winning 2 of its last 3 games since an 0-3 start. Whether or not the Maroons have improved enough to halt rival Larkin, which has beaten them six straight, will be determined when the rivals meet at Larkin on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

     
  • Naperville accountant sentenced in RV financing scheme Dec 10, 2014 8:00 PM
    Two suburban men, including an accountant from Naperville, were sentenced to prison for their parts in a recreational vehicle financing scheme that cost lenders nearly $60 million. Brian McMahon, 55, of Naperville, received a 30-month prison sentence acting as the accountant who facilitated false tax returns, according to prosecutors. Russell S. Ott, 51, of Oswego, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison.

     
  • Inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration set for Dec. 20 Dec 9, 2014 10:30 AM
    Beauty Unique and Juanita Crears Events will sponsor the inaugural Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration to showcase the Fox Valley’s cultural diversity and its unity on Saturday, Dec. 20 in downtown Elgin.

     
  • VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid enrollment Dec 9, 2014 2:28 PM
    VNA Health offers free assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin hosts successful toy drive Dec 9, 2014 11:52 AM
    Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, in conjunction with the Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, hosted it annual Toys For Tots drive on Dec. 6. Late donations, which are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. 13

     
  • Sign up for Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k Dec 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Registration is now open for The Literacy Connection’s McHenry County Human Race 5k on April 26 at McHenry County College. Sign up now for a special rate through Dec. 31.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 9, 2014 4:20 PM
    Bonnie M. Muir, 35, of Streamwood, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, transportation of open alcohol and failure to signal after a traffic stop at 12:34 a.m. Friday at Ketchum and Allen roads near Hampshire, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 9, 2014 4:13 PM
    A resident of the 0N600 block of King Drive near Geneva reported a case of identity theft Friday after receiving a $1,413 collection notice for an unauthorized purchase made in April 2014, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Moeller, Noland to host Holiday Open House in Elgin Dec 8, 2014 9:20 AM
    State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, announced that she is teaming with state Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, for a Holiday Open House at the district office of Sen. Noland from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.

     
  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 162 adults wait for a Literacy Connection tutor Dec 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else’s life in a profoundly positive way.

     
  • Holiday blood drive at Sherman Hospital set for Dec. 22 Dec 8, 2014 9:03 PM
    Adding “donate blood” to the top your holiday to-do list could provide a lifesaving gift for someone this holiday season. Donation centers seek blood products year-round to supply health care facilities across the country, but the need over the holidays is greater as high school and college students go on break and fewer blood drives are held. “It’s a commitment, but people need to understand what a lifesaving effort donating blood is,” says Dr. Bruce Hyman, vice president of medical management at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. “You want it on the shelf when you need it. It’s vital for hospitals to stock adequately for emergencies and trauma situations.” Sherman Hospital is partnering with Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 7, 2014 6:39 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of police departments shopping for toys with kids, many people donating gifts, and the splendor of lighting a big Christmas tree, representing about 20 local communities.

     
  • 2 years in, video gambling a boon for business, local government Dec 7, 2014 7:30 AM
    The numbers tell the story of video gambling's legalization in Illinois two years ago: More than $10 billion statewide has been poured into 20,552 machines. On a local level, Fox Lake -- population 10,537 -- has netted $317,000, and its average business has raked in almost $185,000. The state's cut of that action was almost $1.6 million.

     
  • Elgin Kiwanis to offer grants for local projects Dec 5, 2014 5:52 PM
    The Kiwanis Club of Elgin is offering grants to organizations or agencies with programs which benefit children in the greater Elgin area. Each year, proceeds from Kiwanis’ special events are earmarked to support the Kiwanis Benevolent fund.

     
  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     
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