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Updated: April 4, 2013 6:39AM

Elgin: St. Edward Tidal Wave honorees named

St. Edward Central Catholic High School has announced the 2013 Tidal Wave honorees. This April 27 black tie event at Pheasant Run in St. Charles will be the 24th annual auction/dinner dance and include alumni, family and friends of St. Edward High School. The event raises funds for needy student scholarships, technology improvements and capital improvements. Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda and his wife Laura are the honorary chairpersons of the event.

St. Edward Alumnus of the Year is Gary McGrath, Class of 1970. He is being recognized for his dedication to education along with his commitment to St. Edward High School and the greater Elgin Community.

The St. Gregory the Great Award is given to a faculty/staff member who exemplifies excellence in education. This year’s recipient is science teacher Michael Bimmerle, Class of 1976.

The Loyal Order of St. Edward Award is given to a non-graduate who has made an extraordinary contribution to St. Edward High School. Winning the award this year is Josephine Klapperich, director of volunteers.

The Patron of the Year Award is given to a company that has been especially kind to the school through a service.

Winning the award this year is Bill Martens, Class of 1996, along with his father Robert Martens, “posthumously” Class of 1970. Cardinal Moving Services and Transport Direct Express has provided 24 years of service to Tidal Wave.

For tickets to the event, contact the school at 847.741.7535.

Hanover Twp.: Group gives township budget award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has presented Hanover Township with its their Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the township’s fiscal year 2013 budget.

“This award reflects the commitment of Hanover Township and its staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting,” said Mary Johnson, the village of Streamwood’s finance director, who represented the award to the township. “Hanover Township has succeeded in meeting national criteria for excellence in document presentation.”

Guidelines from the GFOA are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories and then fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.

Last April, Hanover Township was recognized by the Illinois Policy Institute as the most transparent Township in Illinois for posting budget documents, tax levies and other information online.

“Only 2 percent of all local governments in the country receive this award,” said James Barr, Hanover Township administrator. “This recognition reflects the dedication of the Township Board, the finance committee and the hard work of staff who spent many hours compiling the documents.”

Elgin: Fundraisers planned by township Democrats

Two fundraisers are planned for the Democratic candidates for Elgin Township offices in the April 9 election.

On Sunday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elgin Public House, 219 East Chicago St., the Fox River Trio will perform and all attendees are invited to join a political trivia contest. A donation of $30 per person at the door will include appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available.

RSVP by March 6 or for further information, call 847-868-0336 or email to

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is slated for 5 to 8 p.m. March 20 at the Elgin American Legion Hall, 820 N. Liberty St.

Donation per plate is $12 for adults and $10 for children under 12. The meal includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, a salad, and a dessert. Carry-out orders are available. Tickets can be ordered by sending a check to Elgin Township Democrats, 335 South Commonwealth Ave., Elgin, IL 60123.

Make checks payable to Elgin Township Democrats. Pre-paid tickets will be held at the door. Tickets also will also be available for purchase at the door, as well as from the candidates.

For further information or to RSVP, call 847-868-0336 or e-mail

The Democratic candidates for Elgin Township Offices are: June Wooten for supervisor, Frank Imhoff for clerk, and Donna Griffin-Lego for road commissioner. Trustee candidates include Jonathan Bowles, Elvira Ramirez, Kenneth Spotts and Susan Van Weelden.

Elgin : American Legion post to host bingo games

American Legion Post 57 at 820 N. Liberty St. hosts bingo open to the public every Sunday starting at 1:30 p.m., and every Friday starting at 7 p.m.

Also, the American Legion offers lunch specials (open to the public) Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The prices for lunch specials are very reasonable and vary depending on what is being served that day. The American Legion hall is also available for rental for any event. Call (847) 741-1684 for more information.

Elgin: VFW post holding Lightning Game Nights

VFW Post 1307 at 1601 Weld Road announces weekly Lightning Game Night every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. The post will be open to the public for these Wednesday night games. A total of five games of lightning will be played each night.

The post kitchen will be open and serving a variety of foods including burgers, beef sandwiches and hot dogs. Full cash bar service will also be available.

Carpentersville: VFW post to hold dinner fundraiser

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 is sponsoring a corned Beef and cabbage dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. March 16. The all you can eat dinner will feature corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, bread, beverage and dessert. The public is invited to the fundraising dinner with proceeds going to the organizational goals.

Bartlett: Woman’s Club to sponsor candidate night

The Bartlett Woman’s Club will sponsor a candidates night from 7 to 10 p.m. March 21 at the Bartlett Park District Community Center Oak Room, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Candidates for the Bartlett Library, Park and Fire Protection districts, the village of Bartlett and Elgin Community College are scheduled to speak.

For more information, call Ruth at 630-837-8125, email at, or visit

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