KANE COUNTY—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the color of the ribbon is purple.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS—The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Fall Product Program now gives community members the chance to donate snack items and new magazines to members of the military while helping raise funds to support local Girl Scouts.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation awarded more than $1,300 in grant funds to FFA Chapters in the county.
Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts filled downtown Elburn to the brim on Sunday to collect toys and food for those in need during the annual DuKane chapter of A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) Toy and Food Run.
FOX VALLEY—State Representative Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) is co-sponsoring a local hearing of the House Task Force on Emergency Medical Services Funding on Monday, Oct. 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus.
KANE, MCHENRY COUNTIES—Drivers are needed for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs of McHenry and Kane Counties to help provide transportation for area senior citizens in need.
700 bikers ride for charity
ELBURN—Motorcyclists with toys strapped to their bikes will be in town Sunday, Oct. 9, as they gather at Knuckleheads Tavern in Elburn for the DuKane Toy and Food Run to benefit local DuPage and Kane County charities.
GENEVA—Looking for something to do with all those acorns and hickory nuts on your lawn? The Forest Preserve District needs acorns and hickory nuts—lots of them.
AURORA—Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends.
KANE COUNTY—Autumn is the beginning of the flu season, and now is a good time to think about protecting yourself with a flu vaccine. The Kane County Health Department encourages all residents to take the time to get a flu vaccine.
ELBURN—Motorists are advised that on Sunday, Oct. 9, there will be some traffic disruptions on Route 47 for the DuKane ABATE 25th Anniversary Toy and Food Run.
YORKVILLE—Former Elburn resident Ryan West, a 1998 Kaneland High School graduate, is currently organizing the “Helping Hunter” fundraiser for Hunter Darnell, son of Yorkville High School wrestling coach Shane Darnell.
Donors at the 59th annual Aurora Kiwanis Peanut Day sales at Wal-Mart in Batavia on Sept. 23 contribute to Aurora University students Matt Abens of Aurora and Catherine Pauls of Sugar Grove.
The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
GENEVA—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center announces several upcoming events to increase awareness and to help raise funds for the center during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October:
The Kane County Scaregrounds, a 4,000- square-foot haunted house in 3-D, opens at the Kane County Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 7, and runs weekends through Sunday, Oct. 30.
KANE COUNTY—Kane County Farm Bureau’s Harvest for ALL hunger relief effort was recently selected by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) to receive one of just six Summit Awards for 2011.
GENEVA—Mary Agnes and Paul Zellmer’s son, Jim Zellmer, developed Type 1 diabetes when he was just 6 years old. When he came home after six days in the hospital, he realized that this was not like the time his brother had his tonsils removed.
YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher announced she will seek re-election to the General Assembly serving the 50th District, which serves approximately 600 square miles in Kendall, Kane and LaSalle counties.
Aurora University cross country team members recently packed 18,615 dry meals at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora.