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Deadline for Elgin Image Awards is Jan. 18

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Updated: February 14, 2013 6:30AM

Elgin’s Image Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for its prestigious Image Awards which annually recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on Elgin. There are five categories for the annual awards including Individual/Professional, Individual/Volunteer, Projects (such as special events, fundraising projects and neighborhood improvements), Organizations/Businesses, and Citizenship.

Winners are selected by members of the Image Advisory Commission, and will be honored at the annual Image Awards event scheduled for March 21, 2013 at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way. Nomination forms are available on the City’s website or located at City Hall, The Gail Borden Library, and The Centre of Elgin. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Jan. 18. For more information or questions regarding the Image Awards contact Cherie Murphy, Assistant to the City Manager in regards to Community Engagement, at 847-931-5667 or

Elgin: Judson welcomes prospective students

Prospective students and their families are invited to the campus of Judson University (1151 N. State St., Elgin) for an overnight preview day on Sunday through Monday, Jan. 20-21, and an Academic Preview Night on Thursday, Jan. 29. The opportunity will give students the chance to spend a night in one of the dorms and envision themselves as Judson students. The Jan. 20-21 overnight preview day will include informational sessions about separate program areas and financial aid opportunities, as well as a campus tour. Visitors will also have the opportunity talk with current staff, faculty and students, attend chapel, dine in the cafeteria and experience classes in their intended majors. The Jan. 29 academic preview night will begin at 6 p.m. in the Betty Lindner Campus Commons and will include a dinner for all attendees, informational sessions about separate program areas and financial aid opportunities, as well as a campus tour. To register for these preview events, visit or call 847-625-2500.

Bartlett: Garden Club hears from expert

Tri-Village Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood welcomes everyone to hear speaker Bob Nicholson of Pyramid Gardens in Niles, on Wednesday Jan. 16. Bob is an experienced Horticulturist, Master Gardener, Landscape and Gardening Consultant. His program will be “Re-Design Your Garden for Ease of Maintenance” at the Sonya Crawshaw Branch Library, on 7 p.m. Schick Road and 4300 Audrey Lane, in Hanover Park. The January, February and March meetings will be held at the Sonya Crawshaw Branch Library. The Tri Village Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood annual dues are only $15. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. For further information please contact Eileen Lucietto, club president at (630)-289-4253 or visit our website at

Pingree Grove: Cambridge Lakes ‘Rhapsody in Green’

Join the Cambridge Lakes Learning Center for “Rhapsody in Green”, a concert to benefit the 8th- grade field trip to Washington D.C. The concert features piano performance by Cambridge Lakes Charter School Artist-in-Residence Dr. Yukiko Fujimura and vocals by Gregor King, charter school Music Team Leader and tenor with the St. Charles Singers. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Green School, 900 Wester Blvd. in Pingree Grove. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors or $25 for a family. To purchase tickets, contact Stacey Ruiz at 847.464.4500 or

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