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  • Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters to serve up pancake breakfast Jan. 25 Jan 13, 2015 11:32 AM
    The Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters will host their annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in Marmion Academy’s Lux Dining Hall in Aurora. It includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, beverages and unlimited pancakes and toppings.

  • Submit artwork for “Amarer” exhibit by Feb. 1 Jan 13, 2015 5:09 PM
    Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin is seeking 2-D and 3-D work of all mediums inspired by the Latin phrase “Amarer,” meaning “I should be loved,” for the February pop-up exhibition in conjunction with the productions of “Backwards Broadway” and “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer.” These works will be on display at Side Street Studio Arts on Feb. 11-15.

  • St. Charles police, fire, city offices having telephone issues Jan 13, 2015 9:11 PM
    The St. Charles police department, fire department and city offices are currently having telephone issues and are not able to receive incoming calls, officials said in a Tuesday night news release.

  • St. Charles library to offer free genealogy workshops Jan 13, 2015 6:52 PM
    Did you know that genealogy is one of the fast growing hobbies in the United States? It combines detective work, reading, photography, technology, the science of DNA and in some cases traveling. The St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., is offering three free genealogy workshops during the months of January and February for beginners or the advanced researcher.

  • Budget-friendly fun: Meet Theo Rossi at Chicago Cycle Show Jan 14, 2015 6:29 AM
    Get in line early Saturday to meet FX's “Sons of Anarchy” stars Theo Rossi (Juice), Kim Coates (Tig) and more at the 31st Annual Chicago Cycle Show at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Check out Morton Arboretum's renovated Enchanted Railroad in Lisle and bundle up for free winter fests in Vernon Hills and Lake Forest this weekend. The best part: All of these Chicago-area events are easy on the wallet.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 12, 2015 1:01 AM
    Twenty communities are represented in this edtition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of people living with the cold temperatures outside, and people who decided to stay inside, and a man with his 40 charcoal grills.

  • St. Charles Writers Group, Vero Voce actors unite for fundraiser festival Jan 12, 2015 9:17 PM
    Enjoy the talented actors of St. Charles’ own Vero Voce Theater as they take the stage to perform staged readings of 21 selected writings from the St. Charles Writers Group, over a period of two days, Jan. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a talk back between performances of each work. A portion of each $10 ticket will benefit the St. Charles Public Library.

  • Get tickets now for Elgin Master Chorale’s gala Jan 12, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Elgin Master Chorale invites the community to "It's A Grand Night," celebrating a new beginning and building a new foundation, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Charles Country Club. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m., with a cash bar. There will be dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will be formal attire; black-tie optional. The gala will feature a dinner, dancing, and live entertainment as Bobby G. sings timeless classics in Frank Sinatra-style. Pre-dinner music will be provided by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Chamber Ensemble.

  • Artist call for third annual “Home is Where the Art Is” Jan 12, 2015 8:18 PM
    HOPE Fair Housing Center invites artists to submit work that portrays their vision of Community as Home for this celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and HOPE's efforts to create greater housing opportunities for all. Submit works made within the last 3 years. "Home Is Where the Art Is" will be curated by HOPE Fair Housing Center. The artist competition will be judged by a committee of three members of the art community.

  • Join conversation asking “Is War Ever Justified?” Jan 12, 2015 7:16 PM
    Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice presents "Is War Ever Justified?," a public conversation about one of the great questions of all time, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. They will have a panel of four speakers, representing a range of opinions on both sides of this challenging question. Some of the speakers will base their opinions on religious grounds, some on social justice, and some on philosophical and historical grounds. An open dialogue between the speakers and the audience will follow.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Jan 12, 2015 4:53 PM
    Brittany C. Hughes, 23, of St. Charles, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery at 4:15 a.m. Friday after authorities were called to the 7NM0-99 block of Watseka Avenue, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Discover prairie plants for the home landscape U of I Extension Master Gardener Presents Feb. 11 Program Jan 12, 2015 4:46 PM
    Discover the possibilities of prairie plants for the home garden with University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Mary Jo Murphy. Murphy will present “Prairiescapes: Grow Native!” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the University of Illinois Extension office in Yorkville. The class will cover advantages of prairie plants in the home landscape, fundamentals of starting a new prairie bed, and how to incorporate them into an existing bed.

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason performs at ECC Feb. 7 Jan 12, 2015 4:12 PM
    Dave Mason, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, will perform Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. It will be an evening of music history as Mason retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic as well as the works that launched his successful solo career.

  • Victim identified in St. Charles fire Jan 12, 2015 4:54 PM
    Authorities are still investigating the cause and origin of St. Charles apartment fire that killed a 60-year-old man Sunday morning. David Hawksley, who had lung cancer and used a wheelchair, died in the blaze but his cause of death is still under investigation, according to the Kane County coroner's office.

  • St. Mary school to host open house Jan. 25 Jan 12, 2015 9:47 PM
    St. Mary Catholic School will hold an open house for parents of preschool to eighth-grade students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the school, 103 S. Gifford, Elgin.

  • Economic thaw here means good things for Canada Jan 11, 2015 6:21 PM
    Visitors and exhibitors say they saw signs of a recovering economy Sunday in a room sprinkled with mounted, stuffed fish. The All-Canada Show at Pheasant Run in St. Charles featured 200 exhibitors with displays pertaining to fishing, hunting, boating and lodging, while visitors kept them busy talking for the duration of the four-day show.

  • One killed in St. Charles house fire Jan 11, 2015 5:47 PM
    One person died in a house fire in St. Charles on Sunday morning, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the house on the 100 block of south Third Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., and found the male victim on the second floor. No details were being released about the victim, pending notification of next of kin.

  • Heun: Too many empty storefronts in Tri-Cities area Jan 10, 2015 7:30 PM
    Dave Heun says the Tri-Cities's version of urban blight is empty storefronts galore that need to be filled, modernized, or put to a different use.

  • Bald eagle program draws bird lovers to St. Charles Jan 10, 2015 7:51 PM
    With a wingspan of more than six feet, bald eagles can be hard to miss. Yet few people realize that these magnificent creatures live among us on the Fox River. A large crowd of avian enthusiasts gathered to hear St. Charles Park District naturalist Pam Otto give an information-packed presentation about the bald eagles that live among us at the “Eagles in Our Midst” nature program Saturday at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles.

  • Girl Scouts introduce Rah-Rah Raisins to 2015 cookie lineup Jan 10, 2015 1:29 PM
    Local Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program from Jan. 9-30. New this year is Rah-Rah Raisins, a cookie featuring whole grain oats, plump juicy raisins, and trendy Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. The team of flavors in this new, crisp cookie is likely to attract customers and increase sales. The rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt has exploded in popularity over the last several years. And, in a national Girl Scout Cookie Survey, over 65 percent of participants indicated they wanted an oatmeal raisin Girl Scout Cookie.

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