All posts by Keith Beebe

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Heartburn for life

    Kaneland grad’s comedy troupe—Acid Reflux—performs for Relay for Life KANELAND—To say that Bryan Renaud is familiar with the Kaneland community would be an understatement—he has resided in Elburn, Kaneville and Sugar Grove during his lifetime.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Kaneland approves purchase of new curriculum materials

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board trustees on Monday voted 7-0 to approve the purchase of new curriculum materials.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Cooking for Kaneland

    School, village officials cook for Kaneland fundraiser KANELAND—Local school officials and village presidents know how to do their respective jobs … but can they cook?

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Board approves drainage project easement agreements

    Vote keeps Mallard Point project moving forward SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board trustees on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve easement agreements with two landowners in regard to the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage project.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Raffling relief for Southern Illinois tornado victims

    Kaneville store plans raffle for Southern Illinois tornado victims KANEVILLE—Pat Hill's fundraising effort for families affected by the tornado that ripped through Southern Illinois on Feb. 29 began with a collection jar on the checkout counter of her...

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • No Child Left Behind

    KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said in late January that he wasn't sure many people thought the No Child Left Behind law, when it was passed in January 2002 ...

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Kaneland approves teacher contract

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 7-0 to approve a 2012-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Kaneland Education Association (KEA).

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Valente challenges board, administration

    Discussion turns to conflict during board meeting KANELAND—School Board member Tony Valente on Tuesday called the district's hiring practices into question during discussion regarding a resignation and employment of staff agenda item, stating his belief that the district...

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Board approves FY2013 budget reduction plan

    Plan includes release of more than 15 full-time equivalent positions KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Tuesday voted 7-0 to approve a fiscal year 2013 budget reduction plan, which will eliminate $1,101,776 in expenditures.

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Death of Elburn man ruled self-inflicted

    ELBURN—The Kane County Coroner’s Office last week ruled that the New Year’s Day death of an Elburn man was self-inflicted.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Signatures hold up Mallard Point easement vote

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday were slated to vote on easement agreements for the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks drainage project.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • School Board discusses fiscal year 2013 budget cuts

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday continued a discussion the fiscal year 2013 cost reduction plan, which will seek to eliminate $1.1 million in expenditures.

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • A step closer

    Village authorizes IGA with Rob Roy Drainage District No.2 to address Mallard Point issue SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday voted 6-0 to authorize an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Rob Roy Drainage District No.2 in regards...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Experiencing Civil War history firsthand

    KHS group to visit Virg., Penn., D.C. by Keith Beebe KANELAND—Kaneland High School teacher Javier Martinez in March 2011 took a group of 18 students on a spring field trip to Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Open house updates SG drainage plan

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village of Sugar Grove on Tuesday hosted an Open House for the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks area drainage project.

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Geneva streets superintendent surrenders to police amidst felony charges

    GENEVA—Geneva Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire, an Elburn resident, surrendered to Geneva police on Feb. 4, after a warrant was issued for his arrest on felony charges that he used a city of Geneva credit card to make...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • SG residents seek to raise funds for FPD water rescue equipment

    Blackberry Lake retention pond in Prestbury is the focus of the drive to raise money for rescue equipment for the fire department.

    • Posted February 10, 2012
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  • All about AYP

    KANELAND—Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), instituted in 2003 as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, is a measurement tool meant to ensure that every state school improve its standardized test scores in reading and mathematics...

    • Posted February 3, 2012
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