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  • Believe Project: $100 for helpful retiree with cancer who never asks for help in return Mar 20, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Kathy Rohrbach of St. Charles, who wants to help a retiree with cancer who always helps others but never asks for help himself.

     
  • Lecture by author and Holy Land traveler March 25 Mar 20, 2015 10:18 PM
    Author and Holy Land traveler Marilyn Huntman Giese will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Elburn Community Congregational Church. She will talk about her travels in the Holy Land as well as her publications, which include “The Eye of God: A Fisherman’s Tale and “When the World Changed, A Revolutionary Peace,” a photo journal.

     
  • Images: See the winning entries from our weekly photo contest Mar 20, 2015 7:00 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 March 16.

     
  • Why not go after these racist cities? Mar 19, 2015 10:16 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Protesters are still in Ferguson, Mo. and they want Darrel Wilson put in jail. One of the protesters was unaware that 40 FBI agents and Eric Holder found that “multiple credible witnesses corroborate virtually every material aspect of Wilson’s account and are consistent with the physical evidence.”

     
  • Budokan Martial Arts has one of its largest youth martial arts promotions Mar 19, 2015 5:34 PM
    On March 15, youth students of South Elgin Budokan Martial Arts received new belts symbolizing yet another milestone in their journey through the martial art of Bujutsu. It was one of the largest group of students ever promoted in this growing program at the Budokan.

     
  • Lazarus House, St. Charles Kiwanis to host ‘Golfing for Good’ June 8 Mar 19, 2015 6:39 PM
    The St. Charles Kiwanis and Lazarus House are partnering on the fifth annual “Golfing for Good” event scheduled for Monday, June 8, at Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles. Enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart, games on the course, lunch, and dinner. Evening includes entertainment by vocalist Jacque Miller, a dinner buffet with dessert, raffles, awards, and auctions.

     
  • Heritage Prairie Farm brings weekly organic produce to community Mar 19, 2015 9:10 PM
    Heritage Prairie Farm brings the best in local produce and eggs to the community with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Participating in their CSA program allows the community to incorporate fresh, local, certified organic produce into their diet.

     
  • St. Charles budget balanced, but utility rate hike coming Mar 19, 2015 5:25 PM
    A draft for the St. Charles budget that takes effect in May is mostly balanced, but residents can expect to see their utility rates rise once again. Citizens have a chance to comment on the budget April 6.

     
  • Rauner meeting leaves Tri-Cities mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss Mar 19, 2015 6:52 PM
    A group of west suburban mayors met in private with Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday to discuss the specific impacts of local governments losing half their share of state income taxes. They left feeling better about the long term impact of Rauner's vision on their local coffers. “It’s yin and yang," Patsy Smith said. "You only have a certain amount of money and you have to find a way to spend it efficiently."

     
  • Who organized suburban PARCC boycott? Mar 20, 2015 10:24 AM
    Across the suburbs, hundreds of students are opting out of the new PARCC tests. While it's not clear if the objection is coming from students, parents or both, it does seem to be an organized effort. “It is our belief that the PARCC participation decision in some buildings was a parent- and student-led effort,” said District 214 Superintendent David Schuler.

     
  • George Benson, Bacon Brothers shows added at Arcada Mar 19, 2015 4:43 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for concerts featuring Kansas, The Bacon Brothers and "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard performing the music of Luther Vandross at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Also coming is George Benson.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 18, 2015 4:50 PM
    Timothy P. Hughes, 44, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, driving in the wrong lane and no insurance after driving into a ditch at about 3:26 a.m. Saturday near Muirhead and Russell roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Girl Scouts collect donations to send “Cookies For Soldiers” March 21 Mar 18, 2015 7:15 PM
    With a goal of 500 boxes this year, two Hampshire Girl Scouts wil host a “Fill the Duffle Bag with Cookies for Soldiers” on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at Brar Dentistry in South Elgin. For every $4 donated, a box of Girl Scout cookies will be sent to a soldier. Soldiers from the recruitment center in Carpentersville will be joining the girls to lend support and thank donors.

     
  • Leonard Nimoy Night at the Arcada Friday Mar 18, 2015 10:14 PM
    It will be “Leonard Nimoy Night” on Friday, March 20, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. It will begin at 7 p.m. with a showing of the 1967 “Star Trek” episode, “City on the Edge of Forever,” when the crew lands in 1930s Chicago. Five Year Mission, a Star Trek tribute band from Indianapolis, will play original songs recorded about each of the original TV episodes at 8 p.m.

     
  • Enjoy Arcada organ concert Sunday Mar 18, 2015 6:48 PM
    The Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts will host a free organ concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Arcada Theatre in downtown St. Charles. Due to the upcoming restoration of the 3/16 Marr Colton/Geneva organ, it could be a while before you get a chance to hear the organ again.

     
  • ‘Indulgence’ to open Friday at The Fine Line Mar 18, 2015 12:12 PM
    Artists from across the country submitted original artwork for the “Indulgence” gallery exhibit in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. It will open Friday, March 20, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Josephine Burke, director of the NIU Art Museum at Northern Illinois University, will address attendees at the opening reception. The exhibit will run through April 18.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Mar 18, 2015 4:48 PM
    Timothy P. Hughes, 44, of St. Charles, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, driving in the wrong lane and no insurance after driving into a ditch at about 3:26 a.m. Saturday near Muirhead and Russell roads in Plato Township, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • St. Charles moves to renew 22 late-night licences for bars Mar 18, 2015 6:18 AM
    St. Charles liquor commissioners considered reducing operating hours for the most problematic downtown taverns Monday night. But they ultimately agreed to renew all 22 late night licenses on the recommendation of police Chief James Keegan.

     
  • NIU Law hosts 12th annual Minority Alumni Reception Mar 17, 2015 4:26 PM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law held its 12th annual Minority Alumni Reception, hosted by Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea and alumnus Vincent Cornelius (Class of 1989). More than 100 students, alumni, faculty, judges, and political leaders from the Chicago area attended this Feb. 25 reception

     
  • Get ready to ‘LOL’ for good cause at new Girl Scout event Mar 17, 2015 3:35 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to present, for the first time ever, “LOL with GSNI!” This fundraising event on Friday, April 10, will feature performers from the Second City Conservatory, The Annoyance Theatre and One Group Mind, as well as dinner, a silent auction, and cash bar.

     
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