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  • Daughtry taking center stage at Naperville's Last Fling Mar 26, 2015 2:46 PM
    The Grammy Award-winning Daughtry will be the headline performer Sept. 5 during the Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling celebration in downtown Naperville. The concert will start at 4 p.m. at the foot of Rotary Hill, 440 Aurora Ave., along the downtown Riverwalk. General admission tickets are $25 through July 10.

  • South Elgin man’s unique relic of Iwo Jima Mar 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    South Elgin resident Steve Thompson collects tons of military memorabilia, including autographed posters from Iwo Jima, the site of the famous World War II battle. He's been back to Japan a couple times and collected more signatures of soldiers who fought in the famous battle.

  • Elgin Madness bracket battle for restaurant bragging rights Mar 26, 2015 4:49 PM
    Beginning this Friday, March 27, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin are teaming up to present Elgin Madness, a social media-driven, March Madness-style, Elgin restaurant promotion held simultaneously during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It pits the signature dishes of Elgin-area restaurants against one another in an online voting competition where the public’s vote determines the winner.

  • Volo woman charged after bank robbery in Grayslake Mar 26, 2015 2:43 PM
    A Volo woman suspected in two Northwest suburban bank robberies and an attempted robbery is in McHenry County jail facing felony charges, authorities said Thursday. Teresa Marie Knowles, 39, of Autumn Grove Court in Volo, has been charged with felony burglary and felony unlawful possession or use of a registration plate. More charges at the federal level could be coming as well for Knowles as the FBI investigates Chase bank robberies in Crystal Lake and Grayslake and an attempted bank robbery in Johnsburg.

  • Ex-congressman, radio host Joe Walsh endorses in Elgin races Mar 26, 2015 5:38 AM
    Former Illinois congressman-turned-conservative radio host Joe Walsh has endorsed challenger Joe Galvan for mayor, along with incumbent Toby Shaw and challengers Jason Dusenberry and Julie Schmidt for city council, all in Elgin. “All of them support freedom and limited government,” Walsh said.

  • Suburbs’ first OD awareness clinic opens in Arlington Hts. Mar 26, 2015 10:17 AM
    Need naloxone? The drug celebrated for saving the lives of people who overdose on heroin and other opiates will be available at the suburbs' first clinic, opening Thursday in Arlington Hts.

  • Rodeo volunteers sought: Mar 26, 2015 4:54 PM
    Wauconda Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help with the 52nd IPRA Championship Rodeo, scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 11, and noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 12, at Route 12 and Case Road, Wauconda.

  • Kaneland seeks new members for board advisory committees Mar 26, 2015 3:45 PM
    Kaneland Unit District 302 seeks to add members to its Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Facilities Planning Committee and the Kaneland Foundation. In preparing to add members to these committees and to the foundation, please know that the selection committees will seek representation from the various attendance areas within the Kaneland community.

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group honored as No. 3 in nation, No. 1 in Midwest at national convention Mar 26, 2015 4:17 PM
    Nancy Nagy, Michael Pierson and Chris Eigel, CEO, president and chairman emeritus, respectively, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this week where they accepted the award for the No. 3 brokerage in the nation on behalf of the company and its agents.

  • Swedish American Children’s Choir seeks singers Mar 26, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Swedish American Children’s Choir is seeking new singers for the spring/summer season. Children, age 4 to 17, are welcome to join the Midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children.

  • New Roosevelt president to review Schaumburg campus plan Mar 26, 2015 5:07 PM
    Roosevelt University’s newly named president-elect, Ali R. Malekzadeh, plans to get up to date with the school’s revised vision for its Schaumburg campus when he succeeds Charles R. Middleton this summer. “Honestly, I have to spend some time learning more about that,” Malekzadeh said Thursday, hours after being selected by Roosevelt’s board of trustees. “It’s been a whirlwind of activity. But I was very happy to see that campus there. It’s a wonderful facility.”

  • Watch kids try out instruments during Grayslake program Mar 26, 2015 5:08 PM
    Little fingers were strumming, banging and plucking Thursday at the Grayslake Public Library. Children’s music instructor Sue Nierman of Mundelein brought her Instrument Zoo program to the library, where kids ages 3 through 5 got a chance to play with just about any instrument they could imagine. They were able to explore guitars, accordions, drums, bells, violins, saxophones, and more.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 26, 2015 5:11 PM
    Two males left a taxicab around 12:55 a.m. March 19 on the 800 block of East Old Willow Road, Prospect Heights, without paying the $100 fare.

  • Bartlett trustees, mayor pay tribute to late plan commissioner Mar 26, 2015 5:14 PM
    If you’re a developer who successfully brought business to Bartlett, you probably had to make it past Steve Kane. For more than two decades, Kane brought a “keen” scrutiny to the village’s plan commission. He was a perfect fit, using his experience in architecture and engineering to tweak developers’ designs for the better, Mayor Kevin Wallace said.

  • Audubon program examines wetlands and climate change Mar 25, 2015 12:47 PM
    Gary Sullivan, senior restoration ecologist of The Wetlands Initiative, will discuss reducing fossil fuel use at the Lake County Audbubon Society’s meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Libertyville village hall.

  • Cardinal George guest of honor at Palatine school’s fundraiser Mar 25, 2015 3:03 PM
    Retired Cardinal Francis George has agreed to be the guest of honor, health permitting, at the St. Theresa School Green and Gold Gala fundraising auction and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

  • Best-selling ‘Water for Elephants’ author comes to Naperville with a new book Mar 25, 2015 2:44 PM
    Sara Gruen, bestselling author of "Water for Elephants," a book that was turned into a movie and now a Broadway show, comes to Naperville with her new book, "At the Water's Edge," on April 6.

  • Churches unite to help stock food pantry Mar 25, 2015 2:48 PM
    Living Christ Lutheran Church and Roca de Salvacion, two congregations that share one little blue church in Hanover Park, partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide a Mobile Food Pantry on March 7. Forty volunteers from the two congregations helped distribute food and provided refreshments to the 115 neighbors who came to be fed.

  • Geneva city candidates talk home rule, historic preservation Mar 25, 2015 5:30 AM
    Home-rule power and the demolition of the old Sixth Street School were two of the things audience members queried Geneva alderman candidates about, at a forum Tuesday conducted by the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 25, 2015 4:51 PM
    Someone broke into a trailer on the 1000 block of East Fabyan Parkway near Geneva between noon Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and stole a generator, two chain saws, a pump and three laser levels — worth a combined $2,500 — according to a sheriff’s report.

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