All posts by Cheryl Borrowdale

  • Cadence Health office to open in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—When the new Cadence Health medical office opens this spring, it’s likely to both improve residents’ quality of life and draw more businesses to the area, Village President Sean Michels said.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Church parking lot issue remains unresolved

    ELBURN—A parking shortage in downtown Elburn has plagued local businesses and customers since the closure of the Community Congregational Church’s (CCC) 40-space lot on the corner of Shannon and Main streets, and there’s no solution in sight.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • SG native stars in ‘found footage’ thriller

    SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove native Summer Smith Bellessa and her husband, Kerry Bellessa, saw an AMBER Alert notice as they drove down an Arizona highway, they began debating what they would do if they actually saw the...

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Faith, courage lead local author’s writing

    SUGAR GROVE—Fear used to paralyze Jeannette Kielp. The Sugar Grove children’s author said she spent many nights, while her husband was traveling, barring her door and sleeping with the lights on.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Kaneland High School scholarship named after local American Legion founder

    SUGAR GROVE—Joe Testin helped found the local branch of the American Legion 53 years ago, and now the Sons of the American Legion are founding a scholarship in his honor.

    • Posted September 2, 2012
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  • KHS senior earns Miss Midwest Teen crown

    UGAR GROVE—When Madeline Cole first inquired about competing in the Miss American Teen Pageant, she was told that the Illinois competition had already passed for the year—but that she could compete in the Midwest section instead.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • To game or not to game?

    SUGAR GROVE—So many residents packed Tuesday’s Village Board meeting to debate whether the village should ban video gaming that additional chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the crowd.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Sauer named interim KC Coroner

    SUGAR GROVE—Retired Sugar Grove Police Chief Brad Sauer will reprised his role as an investigator for the next four months, as he steps into the role of interim Kane County Coroner.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Race to the (re)finish

    MAPLE PARK—If you noticed that the lights were still burning at 2 a.m. at County Line Customs in Maple Park this week, it’s because owner Ray Lynch promised a customer that her father’s 1964 Chevy Corvair would...

    • Posted August 19, 2012
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  • Confidence through competition

    Sugar Grove twins train, travel to national athletic competition SUGAR GROVE—Just as the world watched the closing ceremony for the Olympics this week, Sugar Grove celebrated its athletes' own homecoming.

    • Posted August 18, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove veteran reflects on hometown

    SUGAR GROVE—Sgt. Sean Herron spent many stressful nights on reconnaissance missions in Iraq reminiscing about home and hometown festivals with his fellow soldiers, so it was a particularly special moment for him when he started off the...

    • Posted August 17, 2012
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  • Board wants parents to be aware of area sex offenders

    SUGAR GROVE—Parents should educate themselves about area sex offenders, trustees urged at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, and the Sugar Grove Police Department should make ensuring children’s safety a priority by patrolling school sites more often and enforcing...

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Board approves SGPD expansion

    SUGAR GROVE—The ranks of the Sugar Grove Police Department will soon be expanding, after Village Board members on Tuesday approved the hiring of more part-time officers and the purchase of two new squad cars.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Village discusses gaming license

    SUGAR GROVE—Slot machines and video poker are unlikely to come to Sugar Grove anytime soon, despite an application by the American Legion for a state-issued gaming license last Friday.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Kaneville remembers former village president

    KANEVILLE—Bob Rodney was known to many Kaneville residents as the meticulous village president who got things done, but to his grandchildren, he was simply “Mayor Bob-Bob.”

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • 12 Perfect Years

    Krafft receives perfect attendance, sets sights on NIU jazz guitar KANELAND—There may not have been a special recognition at graduation for what Steven Krafft, a 2012 Kaneland High School graduate, achieved this year, but his parents thought it...

    • Posted August 3, 2012
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  • Jorgensen named 2012 Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—Helen Jorgensen is a bit embarrassed by all the attention she’s received ever since Village President Sean Michels named her Sugar Grove’s Citizen of the Year during the Corn Boil opening ceremonies last Friday.

    • Posted August 2, 2012
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  • Village welcomes interim police chief

    SUGAR GROVE—Interim police chief Ron Moser has been on the job for just a week, but he already has several goals in mind for the Sugar Grove Police Department.

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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  • New name, New owners

    Blackberry Inn reopens as Blackberry Bar & Grill ELBURN—Pam Moutray thought her first day at the Blackberry Bar and Grill, which opened on June 18, would be a quiet introduction to the restaurant business.

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Wine shop proposes opening in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—A new wine shop may be coming to Sugar Grove, following the Sugar Grove Village Board’s 5-0 approval of a special use permit, a liquor license and several zoning variances for 34 Terry Drive.

    • Posted July 21, 2012
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  • Village green lights Mallard Point drainage improvements

    SUGAR GROVE—After three years of planning and negotiations, the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage project received a green light on Tuesday, when the village received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and hired contractors to begin...

    • Posted July 19, 2012
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