All posts by Keith Beebe
School Board talks John Shields roof repair
KANELAND—The sky could be falling for Kaneland John Shields Elementary School ... sort of.
- Posted November 29, 2012
Goodbye, Cottonwood Farm; Hello, Autumn Lane
INCKLEY/BIG ROCK—Gianina Ludwig has lived in Hinckley and Big Rock her entire life, and at a very young age was raised around horses.
- Posted November 21, 2012
SG Walgreens holds soft opening
Store will officially open in early January SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on Tuesday said he’s excited and proud to have Walgreens become a part of the Sugar Grove family.
- Posted November 16, 2012
KHS community helps aid Sandy victims
KANELAND—Kaneland High School Assistant Principal Diane McFarlin considers herself a “Jersey girl” at heart. Her husband is from New Jersey, and she grew up near the eastern seaboard.
- Posted November 15, 2012
Zumba’ing for Elburn Countryside Food Pantry
ELBURN—The opportunity to teach a Zumba class and raise funds for the Elburn Countryside Food Panty was so important to Jennifer Olsem, she traveled all the way from Suwanee, Ga., to do it.
- Posted November 10, 2012
SG Twp supervisor resigns
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township Supervisor Dan Nagel resigned on Oct. 30, citing personal and family reasons as factors in his decision to step down.
- Posted November 8, 2012
Standing up for the ‘little guy’
Kaneville residents speak out against reduced post office hours KANEVILLE—Kaneville residents on Nov. 1 attended a forum expecting to plead their case against the United State Postal Service’s pending decision to reduce Kaneville Post Office hours.
- Posted November 8, 2012
Editorial: Kaneland District, community make strides toward bully-free environment
At the Kaneland School Board meeting on Sept. 24, Kaneland parent and Elburn resident Leigh Ann Reusche read a letter on behalf of Knights Against Bullying ...
- Posted November 8, 2012
School Board approves 2013 tentative tax levy
KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 5-1 to approve the 2013 tentative tax levy. Board member Tony Valente voted against the tentative levy.
- Posted November 2, 2012
Kaneland collaborates with anti-bullying group
School Board discusses bullying prevention plan recommendations KANELAND—A month after a mass group of Kaneland parents attended a School Board meeting and forum to voice concerns with bullying issues in the district ...
- Posted November 1, 2012
Village Board approves Walgreens liquor license
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of a 2012-13 liquor license for the Walgreens store located at the corner of Route 47 and Galena Boulevard.
- Posted October 6, 2012
Bullying issue takes center stage at Kaneland forum
KANELAND—Kaneland parents, students, faculty, staff and administration on Monday gathered at Harter Middle School to participate in a forum to discuss the issue of bullying in the School District.
- Posted September 28, 2012
School Board approves IGA with Maple Park
KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Sept. 10 voted 6-0 to approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Maple Park in regard to land-cash and school impact payments.
- Posted September 22, 2012
Editorial: Inflexible AYP standards cast unfair spotlight on Kaneland, other school districts
It was during Secretariat’s legendary performance in the 1973 Belmont Stakes that a reporter in attendance allegedly wept at the sheer display of perfection the horse exhibited en route to a 31-length victory and subsequent procurement of...
- Posted September 13, 2012
Editorial: Farewell to the 2012 summer festival season
The close of Labor Day weekend each year signals the start of many good things in this area: pumpkin and apple picking, cooler weather (hopefully) and Sunday football.
- Posted September 7, 2012
Michels announces intention to run in 2013
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels last week announced his intention to run for re-election in 2013.
- Posted August 2, 2012
School Board approves temporary roof repair
KANELAND—School Board members on Monday voted 5-1 to approve temporary roof repairs at John Shields Elementary School.
- Posted July 27, 2012
SG teen named Miss Illinois Plus America 2012
SUGAR GROVE—Morgan Roberts of Sugar Grove had to think long and hard about whether or not she wanted to enter the Miss Plus America pageant.
- Posted July 26, 2012
Sugar Grove business is ‘fairy’ original
SUGAR GROVE—When it comes to her job description, Sugar Grove resident Linda Haas has the perfect line on tap.
- Posted July 7, 2012
School Board approves tentative 2012-13 budget
KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 6-1 to approve the tentative budget for the 2012-13 school year.
- Posted June 30, 2012
Sugar Grove resident opens tutoring franchise
Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove resident Laura Keske in February bought a franchise of the Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, which is the nation's largest one-on-one in-home tutoring service.
- Posted June 15, 2012
Elburn native cuts singer-songwriter album in Nashville
ELBURN—The Elburn-to-Nashville pipeline might not be thought of as a road to potential success and stardom, but it's a path that suits Charles Cain just fine.
- Posted May 31, 2012
SG preschool owner records, releases children’s album
SUGAR GROVE—Brightest Stars Preschool owner Amy Peters, an accomplished vocalist and instrumentalist, decided some time ago that she wanted to mix her favorite hobby—music—with her business life.
- Posted May 24, 2012
School Board states support of original IGA terms
KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 7-0 to state their support of the terms included in a proposed Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the School District and the village of Elburn.
- Posted May 17, 2012
Fundraiser helps Virgil woman with leukemia
MAPLE PARK—It was Feb. 8, 2012, when Virgil resident Pat Probst was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of blood cells that is fast moving and affects white blood cells known as lymphocytes.
- Posted May 10, 2012
Board discusses assisted-living facility
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday discussed the annexation agreement amendment, preliminary and final plat, and final PUD for unit No. 1 regarding the Hampstead Court assisted-living facility, slated to be built on the corner...
- Posted May 4, 2012
Midwest wrestling company brings piledrivers, fun to Elburn
ELBURN—North American Pro Wrestling invaded Elburn last Saturday night, and for anyone who caught the show at the Elburn Community Center, don't be surprised if some of the wrestlers featured on that card eventually land in the...
- Posted April 29, 2012
Czerwinski takes on adversity
SG resident overcomes neurofibroma, receives Challenged Athletes Foundation grant SUGAR GROVE—It was 2004 when Sugar Grove resident Shari Czerwinski noticed she had some numbness in her left leg.
- Posted April 28, 2012
How to save a life
SG trustee rescues neighbor, hopes to spread awareness SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident and Village Board member Mari Johnson suspected something was wrong with her neighbor, a man named Bob who is in his late 60s, suffers from...
- Posted April 27, 2012
Save green by going green
Community center goes through first winter with geothermal system ELBURN—J&R Herra, Inc. last November completed the installation of a geothermal system in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center last November, and the center is already seeing the benefits.
- Posted April 27, 2012
Michels’ State of Sugar Grove
Village President cites development, future projects SUGAR GROVE—At his State of the Village of Sugar Grove speech on April 12, Village President Sean Michels discussed recently completed projects, as well as projects he expects will be completed in...
- Posted April 20, 2012
Sugar Grove business allows seniors, disabled to continue living at home
SUGAR GROVE—Home is where people typically feel most safe and secure. Cindy Shaw, owner of Sugar Grove-based business Home for Life Advantage, Inc. believes people shouldn't have to leave the comfort and familiarity of home when they...
- Posted April 14, 2012