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  • Woodstock Theatre dedicates Ramis Auditorium as part of Groundhog Day celebration Feb 12, 2015 6:21 PM
    The movie “Groundhog Day” was shot in and around Woodstock and an annual citywide festival is staged to honor this memorable film.

  • First Detector workshops share key insights on invasive species in Illinois Feb 12, 2015 8:13 PM
    More than 40 horticulture industry professionals and experienced gardeners learned about critical pest issues during the 2015 Illinois First Detector Workshop in Wheaton. Each year, the Illinois First Detector Program presents key information on invasive pests, diseases and plants through workshops in eight locations across Illinois, including the Feb. 3 event at Cantigny Gardens.

  • Explore ‘Music of the Civil Rights Movement’ on Sunday Feb 11, 2015 11:41 AM
    The Algonquin Area Public Library invites the community to hear “Music of the Civil Rights Movement” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Eastgate Branch. Award-winning folk singer Chris Vallillo performs essential songs and discusses the importance of music to this vital chapter in American history.

  • Call for artists for “Art for the Paws” Feb 11, 2015 6:21 PM
    Helping Paws Animal Shelter will host “Art for the Paws,” a fundraiser and community outreach project for the arts in McHenry County. People of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate to create small works of art in a variety of mediums. Just 300 6-inch by 6-inch canvases will be made available to the public to create art in any subject matter, not just animal related.

  • Woodstock police seek help to solve 3 armed robberies Feb 10, 2015 6:11 PM
    Woodstock police are seeking help in solving three armed robberies - two gas stations and a liquor store - over the weekend. The robberies may have been committed by the same person; no one was injured, police said.

  • Woodstock teen charged with 2nd Elgin home invasion, robbery Feb 10, 2015 5:40 PM
    Krista Robson, 19, of Woodstock was ordered held on $400,000 bond on charges from a November home invasion in Elgin. She and a co-defendant also face similar charges in another Elgin case.

  • Soup and Stories offer comfort to JourneyCare patients Feb 9, 2015 1:52 PM
    JourneyCare is offering area youth an opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther King’s Day of Service and actively engaging in a community project to honor this legacy.

  • Victory Rock Fellowship to host a free Family Movie Night Feb 10, 2015 8:55 PM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will host a free Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The movie will be “When the Game Stands Tall,” rated PG. Based on a true story of the most winning team in sports history, this movie delivers a message of inspiration, hope and overcoming tragedy.

  • Presidents’ Issue New Report on Granting Baccalaureate Degrees for Various Fields Feb 5, 2015 4:17 PM
    Illinois Council of Community College Presidents NORMAL Illinois community college presidents approved a recommendation urging the community college system be allowed to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees for nursing and other applied career areas at their meeting on Friday, January 30. “This recommendation, which took nearly one year to study and prepare, shows our community colleges can be the place where students can earn the degrees close to home which is important to their families and communities,” said Thomas Choice, the president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. The study recommends community colleges be authorized to grant four-year degrees for applied careers and nursing degrees. Illinois would join 21 others states already offering these four-year degrees. Illinois officials have discussed the concept and experiences for families in other states for several years. “Our study indicates many employers across the state need a workforce with a higher level of education. Community colleges are uniquely positioned with their strong industry and workforce relationships to provide these programs” said Carl Sandberg College President Lori Sundberg. Sundberg chaired the committee that wrote the report. The Council will work with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the legislature to ensure the necessary steps to move forward. Choice, who is president of Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, noted the report recommends the addition of these programs be managed without any additional state funding. It is anticipated that the variable tuition program already used by many community colleges for career and technical degrees would be used for these four-year degrees. The applied baccalaureate degrees would cover fields like automotive, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene among others.

  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

  • Mundelein church takes Ash Wednesday to the streets Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    On Ash Wednesday, February 18, Ivanhoe Congregational Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition.

  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

  • St. Charles mall Kane County’s biggest warming center Feb 2, 2015 4:34 PM
    Charlestowne Mall, aka The Quad, is not only a draw for potential new shops. It also may be the biggest draw for people looking to get warm today. It's the largest designated warming location in Kane County. Also, sheriff's police noted Sunday evening that all roads west of Route 47 were “basically impassable” as was the new bridge on Route 38 near the border with DuPage County.

  • Oh, no! Woodstock Willie sees his shadow Feb 2, 2015 10:02 AM
    Awakened by a polka band, Woodstock Willie emerged from his tree trunk home this morning and ... we are in for six more weeks of winter. The early-morning event drew a festive crowd of roughly 200 to the Woodstock Square the morning after a massive snowfall. Willie, local predictor of winter weather, saw his shadow, indicating the prolonged winter.

  • Sunday picks: See 'Groundhog Day' in Woodstock Feb 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Screenings of the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, at the Woodstock Theatre are part of Woodstock's annual Groundhog Day activities.

  • McHenry County offers cholesterol screenings Feb 1, 2015 11:57 AM
    McHenry County Department of Health will offer cholesterol screenings in recognition of February’s American Heart Month. The screening requires a 12-hour fast and includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure, heart age assessment and cardiovascular education. The cost is $35.

  • Learn about preventing heart disease at free lectures Feb 1, 2015 1:57 PM
    Centegra Health System will offer two free lectures in February to provide the community opportunities for learning about the prevention of heart disease.

  • Haystacks to host Open Mic and Jam Night Feb 1, 2015 2:30 PM
    The popular Open Mic and Jam Night returns to Haystacks Coffee House at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry. The evening will feature local performers showing in a variety of musical styles folk, rock and roll, jazz, pop and classical, as well as performances by poets, story tellers and spoken word artists.

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