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Everyday Heroes

  • Everyday Heroes: 23 photos

    Images of Everyday Heroes in Kane County. ...
    Nov. 21, 2013 - 6:44 am
  • Everyday Heroes: Celebrating those who give back

    Check out coverage of our Everyday Heroes. We celebrate those who make our community better through their volunteer work, their acts of kindness or si ...
    Nov. 28, 2013 - 4:34 pm
  • Celebrating those who give back

    Readers, welcome to the 2013 Everyday Heroes special section!The section includes feature stories ab ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:10 am
  • A friend of animals

    On school days, it’s not unusual for Beth Belich to pull her 15-year-old son, Jay, out of bed. But o ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • Fostering relationships with people

    ST. CHARLES – During the last 53 years, Wyonne Hegland has served in just about every capacity at the Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Ch ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • Coming a long way

    ST. CHARLES – Pong Sayasane was 8 years old when she traveled with her grandmother, parents and five siblings from Laos to the United States.
    Nov. 21, 2013 - 9:13 am
  • Comfort and cheer

    NORTH AURORA – John Grosse volunteers at The Holmstad in Batavia, but if you ask him, he’s not the one who does all the work.
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • Instilling pride

    During the last seven years, Joe Ninni has had his fair share of big wins, and more than a few losses.
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • Paying it forward

    ELGIN – Katie Storey didn’t foresee Elgin Community College as her future when she enrolled as a student.
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • Standing up for children

    In the most legal sense, Cathy McCoy is mother to but one child. But through the years, McCoy has he ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • ‘Man of action’

    A community is, by John Rabchuk’s definition, made up of people who get involved. He understands oth ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • ‘A love of coaching’

    Being a partner in an accounting firm is nothing to take for granted, but Randy Rupp makes it clear what his full-time work would be if he had his dru ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • A star with a shovel

    ST. CHARLES – A couple of years ago, Pat Eddleman thought she might be in for a long winter. Her husband, John, was coming off a surgery, and shovelin ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • ‘She’s my inspiration’

    GENEVA – Tommy Antonson considers his mom his hero. The 11-year-old from Geneva said his mom, Jen An ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
  • Motivated to run

    ST. CHARLES – Glen Kamps said he has watched people lose hundreds of pounds and slowly ween off certain medications after they’ve joined his running c ...
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:00 am