Man gets 55 years for gunning down teen in Aurora
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:48:58 -0400
A judge Thursday sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for gunning down a teen in Aurora after trying to rob him during a 2015 deal for a small amount of marijuana.
Memorial Day marks its 150th: How Elgin observed the first tribute to those who served
Thu, 24 May 2018 06:37:43 -0400
May 30, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the first Memorial Day. Begun in the aftermath of the Civil War, this day of remembrance was started by Gen. John A. Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Northern veterans organization, when he issued his "General Order No. 11" in May 1868.
How volunteers in Dundee honor veterans
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:48:39 -0400
What would Memorial Day be without sentiments wrapped around it? Helping the memories come to mind cannot be done without the help of dozens, sometimes hundreds, of volunteers.
Stop and read the names on military statues, plaques
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:43:56 -0400
The statues or plaques honoring the veterans of Kane County have always caught my attention. I read the names often, thinking about what it must have been like for the families of these young men called off to duty.
How Fox Valley Hands of Hope helps people grieving a loss
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:05:29 -0400
Geneva-based Fox Valley Hands of Hope, powered by a dedicated staff and a legion of trained volunteers, is dedicated to providing practical, spiritual and emotional support to individuals and their families dealing with loss of life.
10 years in prison for heroin, weapons possession for arrest near Elgin
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:43:00 -0400
A 33-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing nearly $10,000 of heroin, a gun and other contraband in an April 2017 traffic stop near Elgin.
6 parks and preserves where you can do more than just picnic
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:03:39 -0400
Looking for someplace to do more than just spread a blanket or sit in a folding chair this Memorial Day weeeknd? Here are a few parks and forest preserves where there's plenty to do and see, with activities to keep you busy long after you finish your potato salad.
Fox River flooding expected to continue through Friday
Mon, 21 May 2018 20:25:14 -0400
Flooding along portions of the Fox River that began over the weekend will continue this week until Friday, according to a statement from the National Weather Service.
Cancer center volunteer pays it forward after husband's death in 2001
Sun, 20 May 2018 07:40:30 -0400
The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva didn't exist when Dorothy Carlson's husband died of lung cancer in 2001. The 79-year-old Elburn woman has been volunteering at the center since 2005.