Post-Halloween Facebook beefcakes. Apparently Elgin city councilman John Steffen was some sort of Greco-Roman emperor for Halloween this year and was walking around downtown Elgin showing off his pec. Just one -- the other was covered. For proof, friend him on Facebook and check out his photo albums. -- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer
The photo above is from the NorthEast Neighborhood Association of Elgin's public "MMB" photo album on Facebook. -- Emily McFarlan, Readers' Reporter
You might be able to pick out some more prominent Elginites from the "Monster Mash" photo album on NENA's website. -- Katie Anderson, Staff Writer
Double rainbows, Hemmens happenings, after the jump.
The Dundee-Crown double rainbow. OK, so it wasn't a double rainbow, but it was full-on, all the way over Dundee-Crown High School when I was at the Carpentersville school reporting on the impact of the nearby Skyline Drive closure last week. I couldn't even capture it on my camera. If you have no idea what this means, you need to go back and watch the "Double Rainbow Guy" YouTube video... and maybe listen to the "Double Rainbow Song."
-- Emily McFarlan, Readers' Reporter
Hemmens happenings. At 9:45 a.m. and noon Monday, The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, hosts "Virtually Me," a musical for kids about bullying -- which means it's probably like an episode of "Glee." Friday, the downtown auditorium hosts a benefit for Habitat for Humanity featuring Beatles tribute band "American English." Like certain Santas these guys don't break character for interviews, which can be unnerving. -- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer
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