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Volunteers with the Les Turner ALS Foundation hit the streets in Batavia on May 12 to collect donations in community Tag Days drives

In honor of National ALS Awareness Month, hundreds of volunteers with the Les Turner ALS Foundation will participate in Tag Days drives. These fundraising drives … Read more ›

CASA Kane County is looking for 'A Few Good Men'
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Local Nonprofit in Need of ‘A Few Good Men’

CASA Kane County, a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children, is holding a special recruitment meeting … Read more ›

Pictured from left to right:  Sarah Stark, Hanah Ritter, Kathy Morrison, Marisol Ward, Melissa Palmer, Monika Darfler, Jeff Wong, Judge Linda Abrahamson, Craig Koster. Manish Patel, Sarah Baxa, Leanne Gramley, Fernanda Hamlin, Debbie Mirandi, Charles Domagalski, Michele DuVair, and Denise Crosby.  (Not pictured:  Sally Wiggins and Jean Woodhouse)
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Judge Swears in New Court Appointed Special Advocates

Judge Linda Abrahamson presided over the swearing in of sixteen new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. These individuals completed a 40-hour training program in … Read more ›

2012 Trivia Bee for Literacy Champions, The Killer B's from Elgin Community College
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Elgin Community College Wins Trivia Bee for Literacy in St. Charles

The Killer B's from Elgin Community College won the 2012 Trivia Bee for Literacy held Saturday, March 17 at Q Center in St. Charles. The … Read more ›

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Marklund Seeks Volunteers to Pack Donations at Housewares Show

Marklund Seeks Volunteers at Housewares ShowNeed Volunteers to Help Downtown at International Housewares Show The International Housewares Show is held at McCormick Place every year … Read more ›

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kane County Hosting Kick-off Event February 27

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kane County will hold its annual Kick-off event between 4-7 pm on Monday, Feb. 27 at the … Read more ›

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day at SciTech Museum

Come celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora, IL. In addition to the 200+ hands on science and technology exhibits, … Read more ›

Deborah Smith and sons Logan, 9, and Patrick, 11, of Hanover Park, celebrate the opening of the Northern Illinois Food Bank's Community Nutrition and Food Distribution Center in Geneva. The family found itself in need of food from an area pantry when Smith and her husband lost their jobs. (Melissa Jenco/Tribune)

Food bank to help the hungry with new facility

Deborah Smith never thought she would struggle to put food on the table for her two sons. But when the Hanover Park woman and her … Read more ›

LVFV Tutor Elaine Leist (right) helped Thu Tran (left) obtain American citizenship.
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Literacy Volunteers Needed

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley is hosting a free tutor training workshop for residents who want to help adults improve their English. The four-session workshop will … Read more ›

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Fall Improv, Stand-up & Comedy Writing Classes at The Comedy Shrine

Fall sessions of improv, stand-up and comedy writing classes begin the last week of September at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora. All classes are eight-week … Read more ›