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  • Join in Hope Hustle at St. Charles East Feb 23, 2015 2:56 PM
    Register to join the fun and be part of St. Charles East High School’s Hope Hustle Saturday, March 21. The goal is to bring together the community and focus on promoting positive thoughts through teamwork. Don’t forget to show your school spirit and wear Hope Hustle apparel on the day of the race. The race begins and ends at Norris Stadium with the 5K course wrapping around the high school and the surrounding streets on East Campus.

  • Sunday picks: Elvis is alive at Rosemont Theatre Feb 22, 2015 5:00 AM
    See impersonators depicting the late singer Elvis Presley through the many stages of his showbiz career in the touring show “Elvis Lives,” which plays today at the Rosemont Theatre. Get in the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs extracts from Oscar-nominated and winning films like “Schindler's List,” “The Red Violin” and more in the concert “A Night at the Oscars” at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Get ready for some painful insights and observations when comic country music songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth tour tonight to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • Naperville native's Antarctica journey inspires play Feb 22, 2015 8:32 AM
    Being outside his comfort zone doesn't bother Naperville native and playwright Mat Smart, who chose for his most recent excursion one of the most isolated places on earth: the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Smart spent three months in this “cruel, beautiful, inhospitable environment,” and his experience inspired “The Royal Society of Antarctica,” a play making its world premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago.

  • Racing legend joins car collectors in St. Charles Feb 22, 2015 4:40 PM
    Volunteers from three local car clubs worked together Sunday to bring the 24th annual Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Cadillac Swap Meet and Car Corral to the Kane County Fairgrounds. The sold-out event in St. Charles attracted more than 80 vendors selling everything from motor mounts and fenders to complete cars and collectibles.

  • Weekend picks: Marlena Rodriguez plays Midwest Comedy Showcase Feb 21, 2015 5:00 AM
    Standup comedians gather at the monthly Midwest Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Sports historian Bruce Allerdice presents “Before the Chicago Cubs: Baseball Comes to the Windy City,” about baseball in Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Multitalented actor-comedian-producer Jamie Kennedy shows off his standup skills at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See “Dancing at Lughnasa,” about five sisters in rural Donegal, Ireland, who are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world, at Wheaton College's Arena Theater. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

  • St. Charles aldermanic candidates say taverns aren’t big problem Feb 21, 2015 7:41 AM
    Candidates for St. Charles aldermen all view the downtown taverns as a vital part of the city's economic engine despite ongoing problems with rowdy patron behavior. They don't see bars as a major problem.

  • Fire damages St. Charles home Feb 21, 2015 3:06 PM
    No one was injured in a fire that began early Saturday in the attic of a single-family home in the 36W800 block of Middlecreek Lane in St. Charles.

  • Police: St. Charles robbers targeted two $2,000 bongs Mar 1, 2015 6:50 PM
    Two men accused of armed robbery at a St. Charles tobacco shop in January stole two expensive and intricate bongs, each with an asking price of $2,000, according to a search warrant; a man accused of stalking his estranged wife outside a Batavia movie theater last year pleads guilty to a reduced charge.

  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 20, 2015 1:00 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 February 16.

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Feb 20, 2015 4:23 PM
    It’s time to brave the cold: Elvis Presley impersonators heat up the Rosemont Theatre stage in “Elvis Lives.” And the Elgin Symphony Orchestra celebrates movie music with “A Night at the Oscars” concerts. Get out and enjoy your weekend. Here are five ideas to get you out and about.

  • Downtown men’s clothing stores sorely missed Feb 21, 2015 7:40 PM
    Dave Heun still misses top-notch men's clothing stores such as Erday's in Geneva and Gunter's in St. Charles. It was the personal touch and neighborhood feel that helped make the stores stand out.

  • Meeting to explore the Maker Movement Feb 20, 2015 12:05 PM
    Northern Illinois University invites you to its next STEM Cafe, “The Maker Movement: A Democracy of Doers!,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub in DeKalb. Feeling alienated by consumer culture? Longing to use your hands for something other than emailing and online shopping? A growing subculture of makers and doers are sharing ideas, tools, and workspaces as they invent everything from robots to life hacks.

  • Metro West Council hosts legislative breakfast Feb. 24 Feb 20, 2015 11:35 AM
    Metro West Council of Government, a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, will hold its annual legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road in Aurora. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. The program start at 8 a.m. State legislators from the area have been invited to meet with mayors and managers to discuss legislative issues of importance to municipalities.

  • Weekend picks: Pitbull, Enrique share the bill at Allstate Feb 20, 2015 12:36 PM
    Latin heartthrobs Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull share the bill at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. See daredevil cyclists, exotic animal tricks, clowns and a whole lot more at the Circus Spectacular, which returns this weekend to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Get ready for a road trip with the 47th Annual Chicago RV & Camping Show in Rosemont. And indie rocker David Bazan headlines The Union in Naperville Friday. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

  • 400 dancers in Des Plaines Dance Idol competion Feb 21, 2015 1:07 PM
    More than 400 dancers from 18 studios and three independent dancers participated in the annual Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition at Prairie Lakes Community Center. “This is the seventh year of Dance Idol and it is exciting to see how this dance convention has become what it is today,” said Nancy Suwalski, cultural arts supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

  • Students wowed New York audience Feb 19, 2015 7:09 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: This past Sunday in historic Carnegie Hall, MidAmerica Productions, of which I am Artistic Director, had the pleasure of hosting in performance two extraordinary ensembles from St. Charles North High School

  • Sellers can join Batavia school’s clothing, toy resale Feb 19, 2015 10:37 AM
    The Alice Gustafson School PTO will host its Biannual Children's Clothing and Toy Resale March 13-14.

  • Enjoy local flavors of St. Charles during Restaurant Week Feb. 23-27 Feb 19, 2015 10:47 AM
    St. Charles Restaurant Week returns! From Feb. 23-27, you can visit more than 30 participating restaurants and receive a 25-percent discount off your total bill when you present a special coupon.

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