Author: Fox Valley Magazine

Minutes away from Fermilab’s particle accelerators, the lab’s iconic bison herd welcomes its newest (and most adorable) member. The first calf this spring was born on April 13; mom and baby both are doing well. The newest calf brings the herd to 40 animals, joining 24 cows, two bulls and 13 yearlings. “This year we have more than usual because we kept more calves from last year,” said Cleo Garcia, Fermilab’s bison herdsman. Normally, calves are sold in the fall after they’ve been weaned, but last year, 11 were not purchased, and two calves arrived so late in the season…

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In late March 2018, then-21-year-old Aurora resident Thaddeus Jones broke into the house of a Naperville woman and sexually assaulted her. He then forced her into her car, drove to a bank and had her withdraw money, returned to her house and then stole her car to escape. Yesterday, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that a jury has found Jones guilty of two counts of Home Invasion (Class X Felony), eight counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X Felony), two counts of Aggravated Kidnapping (Class X Felony), one count of Robbery (Class 2 Felony) and one count…

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Welcome to our latest edition of Fox Valley Magazine’s 4 FOR THE WEEKEND where Scotch isn’t just for breakfast anymore. So let’s get to it, starting with….. What, No Cannibals? Sorry about that. But every time we hear “South Pacific” our mind immediately turns to cannibalism. What does that say about us? Don’t answer. We really don’t want to know. But we’re sure that an evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein will be wonderful. Click here for more. Moonlighting… We just can’t seem to get enough of the new venue in St. Charles, the Moonlight Theatre. It’s the intimacy, we think,…

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Aurora police are searching for a man in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon onn the city’s Near East side. At 4:53PM Wednesday, APD Telecom dispatched officers to the 700-800 block of Fifth Street after receiving several 9-1-1 calls for shots fired in the area. Officers located evidence of a shooting and began speaking with witnesses. A vehicle parked in the area occupied by several people had been struck by gunfire, causing a vehicle window to shatter. One of the vehicle occupants sustained minor injuries from shattered glass. AFD Medics treated the person for the minor injuries on scene. Witnesses…

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Enjoy a weekend of music and laughter at the Moonlight Theatre in St. Charles this weekend. On Friday, April 14, at 7:30 pm, get ready to rock out with Deacon Frost. This highly anticipated event will feature the Seasoned Classic Rock selection of Deacon Frost’s most beloved dance songs, guaranteed to get you up and moving. With their incredible talent and energy, Deacon Frost will transport you back to the golden age of classic rock, delivering an unforgettable performance that will leave you cheering for more. Don’tmiss out on this one-of-a-kind experience to see Deacon Frost live and in person.…

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Celebrate Norris Cultural Arts Center’s 45th Anniversary with Jim Peterik’s “Guitar Madness” on Saturday, April 15 at 6:00pm. Grammy Award-winner, guitarist and composer Jim Peterik, whose “Eye of the Tiger” and “Vehicle” found chart-topping success and undying popularity, combines songs, stories and performances on his many classic rock guitars. Peterik continues entertaining and amazing audiences with songs spanning the history of rock-and-roll, including many of his own songs such as “The Search Is Over,” “High On You,” and “I Can’t Hold Back.” His “Guitar Madness” show blends music, monologues, memories and more in the intimate cabaret setting that we create at…

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The stars were out Wednesday in South Elgin as the Boys & Girls Club celebrated the opening of its 5000th facility. Denzel Washington, longtime national spokesperson for the organization and former member, stopped by to tell his story of how the organzation affected his life and lives across the country. “We’re investing in our future here,” he said. The South Elgin facility is the largest such facility ever built by the Boys & Girls club, coming in at 20,000 square feet. Joining Washington in the celebration was Olympic superstart and club alum Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Kersee was promoting her new book…

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Three Cook County men have been accused of burglarizing an elderly couple’s residence home using a “contaminated water” ruse in Naperville. According to a joint press release from the Dupage County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Naperville Police Department, on Monday, April 10, at approximately 4:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on Waxwing Avenue for a report of a residential ruse burglary that had just occurred. Upon their arrival, officers spoke with the victims, an elderly couple in their seventies. It is alleged that the couple were sitting in their vehicle in front of their residence when they…

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Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn will transport you to the Pacific islands this Saturday and Sunday as the New Philharmonic and special guest Nathan Gunn bring the timeless musical South Pacific to life. The powerhouse team of Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote Bali Ha’i, Some Enchanted Evening, Happy Talk, I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy and many more. South Pacific won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto. Enjoy the acoustic perfection and intimacy of the Belushi Hall transporting you to the Broadway stage with this symphonic orchestra. Post-Show MAC Chat will be provided by…

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