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  • Culver’s of St. Charles toy drive to benefit local hospital Dec 12, 2014 1:29 PM
    Culver’s celebrates this holiday season by giving back to the community. Throughout the Chicago area, more than 30 restaurant locations will be hosting toy drives for local hospitals. As a second-year initiative, Culver’s continues its tradition of spreading holiday cheer.

  • Heartland Voices presents its 16th Christmas program Dec 12, 2014 9:45 PM
    Heartland Voices, an Elgin-based adult choral ensemble, presents its 16th Christmas program at 3 or 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Shepherd of the Prairie Church in Huntley. Selections include the Dale Warland arrangement of the “Wexford Carol,” a 12th-century Irish carol most likely of dancing origin, and Rollo Dilworth’s “Sistah Mary,” one of a very few African-American Christmas spirituals that recounts the birth of Christ from the perspective of a slave. Heartland Voices presentations also will include works by Durufle, Powell, Spencer, Hovland, and Kirkpatrick. The music not only spans the centuries, but the many moods of Christmas.

  • Scholarships for local students offered by Community Foundation Dec 12, 2014 11:24 PM
    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley’s 2015 Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who will attend an accredited institution of higher education on a full-time basis during the 2015-16 academic year.

  • What’s it like to work for the forest preserve district? Dec 12, 2014 1:24 PM
    “I want your job!” said the twentysomething barista as I ordered my latte at the drive-up window. His comment was based solely on seeing the Forest Preserve District of Kane County emblem on my shirt. My colleagues have had similar reactions when wearing their uniforms. What is it about the Forest Preserve District logo that triggers this response?

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Dec 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 December 8.

  • Zonta Club presents “Amelia Earhart,” a first person portrayal Dec 13, 2014 12:08 AM
    Get to know Amelia Earhart on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the St. Charles Township offices at 1725 Dean St. in St. Charles. The Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia proudly presents "Amelia Earhart," a first-person portrayal by Leslie Goddard.

  • Donate to Salvation Army’s Toys For Kids program Dec 11, 2014 3:14 PM
    The Salvation Army's annual Jim Wheeler Toys For Kids program is once again in full swing. This program, which collects and distributes toys for the needy boys and girls of the Tri-City area is celebrating its 31st year. The program has been named in honor of the late Jim Wheeler who was the creator and driver behind this effort.

  • Book signing fundraiser for Vision of Restoration Dec 11, 2014 7:31 PM
    On Nov. 15, on a snowy Saturday night, the Acquaviva Wine Bar in St. Charles was the place to be. Nicole Poole-Lawson, founder of Sisters Serving Volunteer Organization, hosted a fundraiser and book signing at the venue for Vision of Restoration in Maywood, Ill.

  • ECC board candidates can file nominating papers starting Dec. 15 Dec 11, 2014 7:59 PM
    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. Petitions may be filed either in person or by U.S mail. The period for filing nominating papers is Dec. 15-22

  • St. Charles drill teams raise $100,000 at Kick-A-Thon 2014 Dec 11, 2014 7:54 PM
    Each year, the St. Charles North and St. Charles East high school drill teams unite to raise funds to help fight cancer through the Kick-A-Thon. This year's Kick-A-Thon was held Oct. 17. The total amount raised was unveiled on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the beginning of the crosstown rival varsity basketball game between the St. Charles North and St. Charles East high schools.

  • St. Charles man almost done with 39-year house project Dec 11, 2014 7:06 PM
    After years of litigation, the Cliff McIlvaine home saga in St. Charles may be coming to an end. An attorney for the city says McIlvaine is about 98 percent done with his work, and has agreed to buy a few tarps to screen construction items still on his land. The two sides will hash out the issue of fines, which could exceed $100.000, at a later date.

  • 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.

  • Panel: Aurora woman can argue to withdraw plea in fatal crash Dec 10, 2014 6:52 PM
    An appellate court gave an Aurora woman who had marijuana in her system when she caused a crash that killed a St. Charles couple in May 2009 another chance to withdraw her guilty plea. Alia Bernard pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI in the deaths of Wade and Denise Thomas and was sentenced to seven years in prison. A judge later reduced it to six years.

  • Batavia Public Library expands genealogy resources Dec 11, 2014 8:13 PM
    The Batavia Public Library is now a designated FamilySearch affiliate library. FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records. As an affiliate, the library can offer access to microfilm contained in FamilySearch’s Salt Lake City repository, which contains genealogical records — birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records — from more than 130 countries.

  • Join in Christmas Barn Service with Grace Lutheran Church Dec 9, 2014 8:39 PM
    Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake invites you to share part of your Christmas Eve celebrating with them. They offer three services on Christmas Eve that fit many tastes and schedules.

  • Batavia students help support Toys For Tots at Grace McWayne Elementary Dec 9, 2014 7:25 PM
    At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, the students of Grace McWayne Elementary school in Batavia will present more than 800 toys to Toys For Tots. The students have worked diligently over the last few months fundraising and collecting new, unwrapped toys to help support the Toys for Tots program. The student council will present the gifts to Toys For Tots coordinator, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Kackert of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and other volunteer members.

  • Townhomes scrapped from St. Charles housing project Dec 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    The most controversial residential development in St. Charles in recent years saw a major change Monday night when the owners of the former Applied Composites site asked to build nothing but single-family homes on the property.

  • Recycle Christmas tree lights at Kane event Dec 9, 2014 2:09 PM
    Christmas tree lights not working? Dispose of them responsibly, at the Kane County Recycles event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday Dec. 13, at 540 S, Randall Road, St. Charles.

  • All about Sgt. Tyler Heisey at the St. Charles McDonald’s Dec 11, 2014 8:09 PM
    On Tuesday, Dec. 9, it was all about Sgt. Tyler Heisey at the St. Charles McDonald’s at 1915 W. Main St. St. Charles East teachers took over the restaurant serving up meals to students and families to raise money for 2007 graduate Sgt. Tyler Heisey.

  • 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.

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