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elgin watch list.pngIntroducing... The Watch List! A list of all those things we're watching, things we're loving, things we're talking about in the newsroom this week, in general.

It can be things in the Elgin area, things in the newspaper, things that aren't necessarily local enough to be in the newspaper but we know you're talking about them too. It can be events, people, books, movies, music... you name it!

This week, it's...

  • Burgers. My roommates took me to try on wedding dresses for the first time this weekend. Afterward, we felt so girly, we had to grab the biggest, greasiest burgers we could find at the legendary Kuma's Corner (2900 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago). There are even more opportunities for big, greasy -- not to mention imaginative -- burgers at the second annual The ECC-Prime BurgerHouse Burger Competition 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Fox River Room at the Grand Victoria Casino (250 S. Grove Ave., Elgin). Stop by for FREE SAMPLES! And if you see me there, remind me I've got to fit in a white dress in a few months. -- Emily McFarlan, Readers' Reporter

Campaign mailers and Svengoolie at The Hemmens, after the jump.

  • Campaign mailers. Just one more week of this nonsense, folks! But hey, it's almost Halloween, and the sole purposes of these evil creations appears to be to scare people. And if you're having a bonfire, cardboard burns easily -- and is a fitting end to all this political hot air and smoke blowing. -- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer
  • Svengoolie! At The Hemmens! When we found out earlier this month Sven, a.k.a. Rick Koz, was coming to Elgin, we also found out we had a newsroom full of bad horror movie fans. Editor Paul Harth apparently "used to" have a rubber chicken, ostensibly for throwing purposes. My fiance and I have matching, glow-in-the-dark "It Came from Berwyn" T shirts. (They were Christmas gifts. From my parents.) Equally excited? Check him out 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Hemmens (45 Symphony Way, Elgin), before the cultural center's interactive showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." -- Emily McFarlan, Readers' Reporter

We want to hear what you're watching too! Share a few of your favorite things here, or send them throughout the week to Between the Bylines editor Emily McFarlan at

-- The Courier-News Staff

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