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  • Campton Hills museum tracks down relatives of 1835 farm settlers Sep 19, 2013 1:35 PM
    On the surface, it’s a little like an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on The Learning Channel. But instead of a one-hour TV journey into a celebrity’s past, uncovering the early story of the Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills took years of tedious work, emails on Facebook, research on Ancestry.com and other sites, and some old-fashioned detective work.

     
  • Campton Prairie Fest aims for old fashioned fun Sep 18, 2013 5:30 AM
    Campton Township will host ITS 7th annual Prairie Fest Saturday at Corron Farm in Campton Hills. The fest will have the usual attractions of hayrides, storytellers, live music and refreshments, but the Corron Farm Preservation Society also wants to get opinions on what should be done with an 1875 barn that has roof and structural issues.

     
  • Activist Dolores Huerta speaks at ECC Sep 13, 2013 4:41 AM
    Renown U.S. labor leader and activist Dolores Huerta says being a leader is not that difficult. It's just a lot of work. Huerta, 83, a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and co-founder of the United Farm Workers with César Chávez, was the keynote speaker Thursday for the kickoff of Elgin Community College's 24th annual Hispanic Heritage Month.

     
  • West Dundee learns more about honeybees Sep 12, 2013 8:42 AM
    West Dundee officials invited a honeybee expert to explain and dispel myths about the insects this week, but it wasn't enough to convince some trustees that the village should become honeybee friendly.Trustees Daniel Wilbrandt and Michelle Kembitzky said they cannot support a proposal to legalize honeybee keeping.

     
  • Campton Hills festival aims to unite, excite Sep 3, 2013 2:23 PM
    Three years ago, a Campton Hills church organized the inaugural Campton Hills United Fall Festival as a way of bringing the village together after a contentious battle to incorporate. Now in its third year, organizers have cooked up a load of fun for Saturday's festival.

     
  • ECC cafe moves to a healthier menu Sep 1, 2013 7:30 AM
    Avantae Black hasn’t always been a healthy eater. But the 20-year-old Elgin student got a job with ECC Food Services Director Maria Terry earlier this summer, crafting a cafe menu designed with health-conscious students and faculty members in mind. “It’s definitely got me changing some eating habits,” Black said. Food for Thought Cafe, in the college’s main library, opened for the fall semester with a makeover.

     
  • Theater group brings ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ to the stage Aug 30, 2013 3:51 PM
    The beloved movie “Singin’ in the Rain” highlights the difficult technological transition of silent films to the “talkies.” And now, more than 60 years after the movie lit up the silver screen, Fox Valley Theatre Company in Elgin faces the technical challenges of seamlessly moving the iconic film onto the stage.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 28, 2013 4:08 PM
    Joshua M. Stadie, 31, of Algonquin, was charged with battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at 10:58 p.m. Monday, according to a sheriff’s report. He is accused of threatening a person with a knife in the 33W0-99 block of Richardson Road near East Dundee.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 28, 2013 3:46 PM
    A six-month old German shepherd, valued at $1,500, along with $400, were stolen between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday from a home on the 500 block of Sherman Avenue near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Guitar great Tommy Emmanuel comes to the ECC Arts Center Aug 27, 2013 1:41 PM
    Tommy Emmanuel, a two-time Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso, will grace the stage of the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Blizzard Theater in the Building H Arts Center, on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • ECC students can get 4-year degrees without a move Aug 26, 2013 11:52 AM
    Kerry McCullor is just one class away from meeting the graduation requirements for an associate degree from Elgin Community College. McCullor, 38, wants a bachelor’s degree, too, and thanks to a partnership with Columbia College of Missouri, she can stay right where she is and get it. Similar partnerships are in place with Judson University and Northern Illinois University.

     
  • Civil rights activist kicks off Latino Heritage Month at ECC Aug 23, 2013 9:02 PM
    An appearance by labor leader and civil rights activist Delores Huerta will kick off activities for Elgin Community College’s celebration of Latino Heritage Month in September and October. The month recognizes the contributions made by Latinos while creating a respectful dialogue about important issues in the Latino community.

     
  • Leaf peepers: Clues to help identify white oaks Aug 19, 2013 6:00 AM
    “There were many splendid oaks,” wrote John S. Wilcox in 1906, describing Kane County at the time of European settlement. These magnificent trees included white oaks, red oaks, black oaks and bur oaks. There were swamp white oaks and chinkapin oaks, Hill’s oaks and shingle oaks, too. Although oaks are in serious decline, these species can still be found in Kane County.

     
  • Max Armstrong gives tractor enthusiasts their own app Aug 19, 2013 5:30 AM
    Kukec's People features Max Armstrong, a long-time agricultural broacaster for TV and radio who lives in Naperville, has launched his first app for tractor enthusiasts. He even enjoys collecting antique tractors himself.

     
  • Pianists are sought for American Grands concert Aug 14, 2013 12:05 PM
    7.38-page 3 Pianists of all levels may now apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XIX. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in the Building H Arts Center at the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • ECC Arts Center celebrates 20 years, 4,000 acts Aug 14, 2013 11:23 AM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center has gone platinum. Not because it sold a million albums, sure, but the Arts Center has plenty to celebrate in its platinum anniversary season, celebrating 20 years of performances in Elgin. Performing Arts Director Steve Duchrow said there have been more than 200 performances per year since the arts center opened, meaning more than 4,000 acts have crossed the stage.

     
  • Pianists sought for American Grands concert Aug 16, 2013 5:20 PM
    Pianists of all levels may now apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XIX. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in the Building H Arts Center at the college’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • Elgin Community College event starts at 10 a.m. Aug 9, 2013 5:34 PM
    Volunteers worked Thursday and Friday packing school supplies ahead of Saturday's backpack giveaway at 10 a.m. at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Delta Dental offers free services to youngsters Aug 9, 2013 4:36 PM
    Kids get free dental care Friday at Elgin Community College thanks to Delta Dental of Illinois and the Greater Elgin Family Care Center.

     
  • Pianists can apply for American Grands XIX Aug 9, 2013 12:59 PM
    Pianists of all levels may now apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XIX.

     
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