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90 Years of Service for the Elgin Lions Club

The Elgin Lions Club was organized on October 25th, 1921. That was a Tuesday, and the club has been meeting on Tuesdays ever since. The … Read more ›

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Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro’s daughter, to speak at ECC Sept. 20

Alina Fernandez will share tales of her native Cuba, including life as former Cuban leader Fidel Castro‚Äôs daughter, during Elgin Community College‚Äôs celebration of Latino … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

Elgin veteran buried more than 60 years after shot down over France during World War II

An Elgin veteran of World War II has been buried in Illinois more than 60 years after his plane was shot down over France. The … Read more ›

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Piano History in Crystal Lake

There is an old piano in Crystal Lake with some ties to Chicago History. In particular to the Chicago Fire of 1871. The story that … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 ‚Äď Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

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Czechoslovak Heritage Museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum will hold an event to honor former Chicago Mayor Anton J Cermak on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4pm. The … Read more ›

The Sawyer Mansion at 806 Highland Ave. may soon become a local landmark. (Melissa Jenco/TribLocal photo)

Sawyer Mansion may become landmark

When Nancy Farquhar first walked through the doors of the Sawyer Mansion, she was floored by its beauty. Now the historic home she and her … Read more ›

Nellie Bly, Daredevil Reporter as portrayed by Lynn Rymarz
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19th Annual Women's History Month Brunch

You are invited to Celebrate Women's History Month at our annual brunch where Lynn Rymarz will portray Nellie Bly, Daredevil Reporter, who defied the stereotypical … Read more ›