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  • The Wasco Wildcats, a 10U travel baseball team, won the USSSA “AA” Illinois State Championship on June 22.

    Wasco Wildcats 10U team wins state titleJun 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Wasco Wildcats, a travel baseball team based in Wasco, just west of St. Charles, captured first place at the United States Specialty Sports Association 10 and under "AA" Illinois State Championship on Sunday.

  • Tri-Cities police reportsMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Geneva man was charged with battery and cruelty to animals at 9:30 p.m. March 8 on a trail behind the houses in the 500 block of Edison Street, police said. Michael J. Conlee, 37, of the same block, is accused of punching a neighbor in a shoulder, knocking the person down, and of kicking a dog that he believed was going to bite him, according to a police report.

  • Fox Valley police reportsMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brock J. Reynolds, 26, of Carpentersville, was arrested Tuesday on drug and fleeing charges after police said he led them on a brief high-speed chase through a neighborhood while he had marijuana in his possession, according to a police report.

  • ECC tabs Ceh as women’s soccer coach Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College has named a recent player and a current student to be the head coach of its women’s soccer team. Rick Ceh, who played for the Spartans’ men’s team in 2013 and is currently studying for his Associate Degree in Applied Science at the school, will be the team’s new head coach.

  • Madhu Krishnamurthy

    U-46 superintendent to receive humanitarian award Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

  •  Roy Diblik, who has been growing native grasses and flowers from seed since the late 1970s, will be one of the speakers at Garfield Farm Museum’s Prairie, Woodlands and Wetlands Managmenet Seminar, set for Saturday, Feb. 22.

    Learn how to use native plants on your own propertyFeb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Reservations for Garfield Farm Museum’s 29th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, are now being taken.

  •  Barry Rothblum, right, joins forces with his next-door neighbors Carol and Robert Chubb on Islington Lane in Schaumburg, as they dig out Saturday morning.

    Images: Snow continues in the suburbs Saturday Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    More snow hits the Chicago area. Only fifty more days until spring, as another round of snow makes its way through the suburbs.

  •  More than 1,000 people attended all three shows of American Grands XIX, a concert featuring 462 pianists performing on 12 grand pianos, on Saturday at Elgin Community College.

    Diverse music highlights Elgin piano concert Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    With piano players of all age and skill levels performing a diverse catalog of songs that included Lady Gaga, Beethoven, Woody Guthrie there was something for everyone at the American Grands XIX concerts Saturday in Elgin. Organizers arranged the program by ability, which meant there were some interesting combinations onstage. “You literally might have a 6-year-old sitting next to somebody who’s 76 and for me, that’s one of the joys of the program,” said Colin Holman, the American Grands conductor.

  • Peter A. Mazzara

    Campton Hills man accused of $500,000 theft Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Campton Hills man already facing charges of bilking two clients out of more than $100,000 is now charged with writing bogus checks for a property worth at least $500,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter A. Mazzara, who pleaded guilty in October 2012 to damaging a Kane County couple's $1 million home that he was evicted from and ordered to pay $60,000 restitution.

  • ECC to hold free session on new social media courses Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The ECC Continuing Education Department will host a free information session on social media marketing Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The session will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Building E, room 100.01.

  • ECC receives grant to help workers over 50 get back to work Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College has been awarded a grant from AARP for its Back to Work 50+ program. Students will receive training in the areas of healthcare, office administration, and human services. They also will be provided orientation, coaching, financial literacy, training scholarships, and special access to employers.

  • Keith Wheeler

    Fundraising records show who’s lining up behind 50th House candidates Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Who is supporting who in the Republican primary for the nomination for the state 50th House District seat?

  • Rick Olson of Montgomery listens to Bill Keck of Sugar Grove and Keith Wheeler of Oswego engage in a debate hosted by the Kane County Young Republicans on Wednesday in Aurora.

    50th House GOP debate features 2 of 4 candidates Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    With only two of the four candidates attending, a debate Wednesday for people seeking the Republican nomination for the 50th state House district was a short and low-key affair.

  •  Plemon T. El-Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around the Fox Valley aim to inspire Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

  • Jennifer Johnsen

    First Campton Hills administator eager to give back Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Campton Hills village leaders have hired the village's first administrator. Jennifer Johnsen, a Batavia resident and current administrator in Berkeley, will start later this month. Her contract runs through August 2015 and she has a salary of $89,000 for the full-time job. "I think she'll just make a great fit," said Village President Patsy Smith.

  •  ECC recently finalized the purchase of the 41 remaining acres of the former Spartan Meadows Golf Course. The college has no immediate plans for the property, which it purchased as part of an $8 million deal with the city of Elgin.

    ECC buys remaining Spartan Meadows land Jan 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College recently purchased the remaining 41 acres of the former Spartan Meadows Golf Course for yet-to-be-determined expansion. The sale of the property, just south of the college’s campus at McLean Boulevard and Spartan Drive, was finalized last month. It culminates an $8 million deal struck almost a year ago with the city of Elgin for the land, said Sharon Konny, ECC vice president of business and finance.

  • Sale Perno, left, and John Turner pictured with Salvation Army volunteers.

    Fox Valley Aero Club donates to St. Charles Salvation ArmyDec 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fox Valley Aero Club - local model radio club club donates record toys and gift cards to the Salvation Army

  • ECC, faculty reach tentative 3-year deal Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    A tentative agreement for a new faculty contract at Elgin Community College was reached, officials said. Negotiating teams for the college’s faculty association — which represents 526 part-time and full-time instructors — and the college board reached a tentative agreement on Thursday for a new three-year contract. Details of the agreement will not be released until it is ratified by union members and the board of trustees.

  •  Keynote speaker Jake Goebbert addresses the graduates Saturday during the Judson University fall commencement ceremony at Herrick Chapel on the Elgin campus. Goebbert is a Hampshire High School and Northwestern University graduate, and is an outfielder in the Oakland Athletics farm system.

    Elgin celebrates college grads this weekend Dec 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College and Judson University both held commencement ceremonies over the weekend to send their graduates out into the world. ECC held their ceremony on Friday evening and Judson held two ceremonies Saturday honoring their graduates.

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