ST. CHARLESâ€”County fairs conjure up images of costumed, racing pigs, breathtaking magic shows, bucking bulls, giant Ferris wheels, mountainous cotton candy, 4-H displays and farm animal contests.
ELBURNâ€”Because of public support, the Elburn Chamber of Commerce can once again host its fireworks and Day in the Park at Lions Park, with this summerâ€™s event taking place Sunday, July 11.
ELBURNâ€”Have you ever wondered who helps the baby raccoons whose mother was run over by a car, the infant opossums trapped in a window well or the ducklings searching for their mother?
KANELANDâ€”Kaneland will turn into River City when the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival presents â€œThe Music Man.â€
Illinoisâ€”Temperatures in June were hot, but the hottest part of the summer likely is yet to come. In fact, most extreme high temperature records in Illinois have been set during July, including the state’s hottest month ever recorded in July 1936.
For those hoping that one day they would see Elburn-bred Bill Sweatt putting on the Indian head sweater of the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, commence disappointment.
However, there now exists an opportunity for the Colorado College graduate to make inroads to the National Hockey League another way: through Toronto.
Residents and businesses in the village of Elburn responded, and now the community is preparing for the return of Elburnâ€™s Day in the Park festivities, set for Saturday, July 11.
Elburn bikers wait for the start of the annual 4th of July Bike Parade on Sunday. The children decorated their bikes for Independence Day and also had a police escort through the route.
Photos by John DiDonna
Updated July 3, 2010 at 12:27 p.m.
An Elburn woman has been indicted in a March 2009 crash that killed a McHenry County man.
You got engaged recently, and everyone is clamoring to know what kind of wedding you’re going to have. Home or destination? Large or small? Formal or informal? These are just some of the issues you may find yourself wrangling with over the next few months.
You just got engaged, and much to your delight, your fiance has suggested you keep the wedding close to home and make it as green as possible.
ELBURNâ€”Are your children already saying theyâ€™re bored this summer? Relief is in sight at the Keslinger Road Day Camp.
During the summer months, alcohol is involved in approximately 60 percent of fatal car accidents that occur between midnight and 6 a.m.
ELBURNâ€”The Mad Hatter Cafeâ€™s grand opening on Sunday offered children a chance to decorate their own cupcakes, which drew many families to the event at Party Animals, 118 N. Main St., Elburn.
2007 Kaneland High School graduate Justin Patterman is making a name for himself in swimming circles.
The Maple Park Outlaws 12U Travel team placed second in the DC Lightning Travel tournament on the weekend of June 12 in Cortland.
The Pythonsâ€™ Patrick Milton takes his swings during Saturday morningâ€™s Instructional League Championship against the Shamrocks at the Elburn Community Center fields.
ELBURNâ€”Brad Hruza was fascinated by clouds and storms while growing up in Iowa. And his interest in inclement weather only grew stronger when he was exposed to an abundance of lightning and tornadoes after moving to Illinois in 1985.
MAPLE PARKâ€”Piacere is an Italian greeting that asks you to enjoy yourself and also is the name of one of the wines at the Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, owned by the Vito Brandonicios family.
Hereâ€™s to all of the dads who understand that the key ingredient to being a great dad is showing up, no matter what. It seems like such a simple and obvious task.