Author: Fox Valley Magazine

The National Weather Service has indicated that a transition to what is called an El Niño weather pattern is expected in the next couple of months, with a greater than 90% chance of El Niño persisting into the Northern Hemisphere winter. NWS indicates that there is about an 80% chance the transition to El Niño takes place between May and July. What that typically means for the Fox Valley region is warmer, dryer winters. El Niño vs La NiñaDuring normal conditions in the Pacific ocean, trade winds blow west along the equator, taking warm water from South America towards Asia. To replace…

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By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinois Illinois lawmakers are considering further legislation restricting the possession and marketing of firearms, even as state and federal courts are weighing the constitutionality of an assault weapons ban passed in January. On Wednesday, the Illinois House passed a bill that would subject firearms manufacturers and dealers to the state’s Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, restricting them from using certain marketing strategies. “The Firearm Industry Responsibility Act, House Bill 218, is designed to hold gun manufacturers accountable and ensure that families devastated by gun violence have a path to justice in Illinois civil courts,” Rep.…

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Welcome to our latest edition of Fox Valley Magazine’s 4 FOR THE WEEKEND where you respect your mother…or else. So let’s get to it, starting with….. Farmers Markets Are Back! Yes, it’s Mother’s Day weekend, and what better way to celebrate with her than to take her to the Geneva French Market? Admit it, gentlemen, we’ve kept to our word and held the whole “market” thing to a minimum. In fact, this is the first of the year. But it seems fitting for Mothers Day, doesn’t it? What, don’t you LOVE your mother???? Huh???? Click here for more. And After…

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On Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO) will finish out their 47th concert season on the stage of the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College. The upcoming concert, IMPACT, is the fourth of four concerts in the DESIGN series that examines the explore the flipside of thoughtful design: the impact and influence that music, art, and innovation can have in our world. EYSO, serving nearly 400 students from approximately 70 communities, is one of Chicagoland’s oldest and most respected youth orchestras.       “Together with the student musicians of EYSO, uncover the resonances and reverberations that ripple out far beyond the concert hall,” said Artistic Director…

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In the beginning, there was Chicago Transit Authority. Danny Seraphine, along with his bandmates, set out to change the face of Rock and Roll by creating a rock band with horns. During his tenure with Chicago, they scored 20 top 10 hits, (5 reaching #1) and 10 Grammy nominations. He is considered the father of jazz rock drumming. In 2006, Danny came full circle, forming California Transit Authority (CTA). Guitarist Marc Bonilla and Keyboardist Ed Roth have been with CTA since its inception. In 2022, former Chicago bassist/singer Jeff Coffey joined the lineup, making this iteration the most powerful and…

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A massive house fire in Campton Hills Tuesday caused over $1 million in damage, according to a press release from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District. The home involved, located at 3N137 Woodcrest Court and belonging to Thomas and Vicki Mullally, was estimated to be approximately 5,000 square feet with an expansive 2-story, 4000 square foot garage, which is where, it is believed, the fire started from an accidental malfunction in a vehicle deep in the garage which quickly spread to the contents and the structure. Due to the lack of fire hydrants available in the area, the alarm…

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The Anvil Club has been an iconic fine dining institution in downtown East Dundee for over 65 years.  After an incredible run of over six decades as a private club, it is now open to the public.  It is now “A Club for everyone!” The Club offers sumptuous USDA cuts of meat and the freshest seafood available, hand-crafted perfectly prepared cocktails and an amazing and diverse wine menu. Personalized and superior service also enhances your experience. The building itself, with its rustic charm and dim lighting, feels inviting and comfortable.   It’s the perfect venue for special occasions like Mother’s Day.  This…

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The beloved Geneva French Market is the perfect way to kick off a glorious Mothers Day this Sunday. The market will be open in its customary space in the Metra parking lot at 4th and South Streets. Hours will be from 9AM – 2PM. The market features a variety of vendors offering locally-grown produce, baked goods, jewelry and clothing, and a plethora of other delights. And while half the fun of the Geneva French market is being in lovely downtown Geneva, shoppers can now opt to purchase online via the virtual market at Bensidoun USA.

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A serious car accident on Plank Road in unincorporated Hampshire Tuesday afternoon resulted in severe injuries requiring a medivac to a nearby hospital. At approximately 4:49 on Tuesday, Kane County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the scene of the accident on Plank Road, near the Meadowlark intersection in unincorporated Hampshire. There they found the result of what appeared to be a head-on collision between two vehicles. Injuries from the crash were considered serious enough to request a medical helicopter to transport victims quickly to hospital. No information as to the nature of the crash has been released and the Sheriff’s…

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