All posts by Keith Beebe

  • 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
    • 0
  • School Board discusses Fiscal Year 2013 budget reductions

    SUGAR GROVE—Commence year three of Kaneland's cost-center budget reduction process.

    • Posted February 3, 2012
    • 0
  • Down the drain?

    Sugar Grove ends Mallard Point drainage negotiations SUGAR GROVE—The solution to the drainage problems in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions in Sugar Grove just became more complex.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
    • 2
  • Sugar Grove approves TIF district

    District covers 305 acres, compared to 1,800-acre prior proposal SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's 23-year-long Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is officially on the clock.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
    • 0
  • Elburn business owner suffers fatal gunshot

    ELBURN—Local business owner suffered a fatal gunshot wound in Elburn last Friday.

    • Posted January 13, 2012
    • 0
  • Kaneland works on more budget cuts

    Kaneland—Kaneland School Board members on Monday discussed the development of a budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which is intended to reduce expenditures as a means to compensate for a reduction in revenue.

    • Posted January 13, 2012
    • 0
  • Growth coming to Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Keeping up with the flux of retail that set up shop in Sugar Grove last year, the village in 2012 will see some big names established in the village, namely a Walgreens pharmacy and Jimmy John's...

    • Posted January 6, 2012
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove village officials reflect on 2011

    SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove this week put out a press release reflecting on the village's achievements in 2011. Among the listed accomplishments were new retail projects such as Veterans Park, and an economic impact analysis...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
    • 0
  • More miracles for Meagan

    Community donates wheelchair for 2-year-old who defies all odds ELBURN—Scott and Luellen Seals of Elburn had spent the last year in search of donations to be put toward a custom-built wheelchair for their 2-year-old daughter Meagan, who suffers...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
    • 0
  • Local resident warns of potentially severe winter weather

    ELBURN—There have been only five years since 1884 where the Chicagoland area didn't experience measurable snowfall before Dec. 9. One of those years is 2011.

    • Posted December 16, 2011
    • 0
  • School Board approves 2011 tax levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve the 2011 tax levy.

    • Posted December 16, 2011
    • 0
  • Girl Scout snacks available at Sugar Grove Council Shop

    SUGAR GROVE—The Northern Illinois Girl Scouts of America have a fall product program intended to help young girls develop and foster the ability to make decisions, set goals, interact with others, manage money and adhere to business...

    • Posted December 16, 2011
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove Village approves 2012-13 tax levy

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve the tax levy for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    • Posted December 9, 2011
    • 0
  • SG Chamber moves to new location

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry was on the move earlier this week.

    • Posted December 9, 2011
    • 0
  • SG resident puts unique Christmas tree on display

    SUGAR GROVE—Have you ever seen a Christmas tree that weighs close to 600 pounds and can support the weight of 32 miniature porcelain houses?

    • Posted December 4, 2011
    • 0
  • School Board approves 1st reading of fund balance policy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve a fund balance policy on first reading.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
    • 0
  • Holiday in the Grove features new committee, familiar activities

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's Holiday in the Grove festivities will be headed up by a new committee in 2011, but that doesn't mean any traditional activities will be absent from the event.

    • Posted November 28, 2011
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove teen receives 2011 Roscoe Ebey Award

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Sheriff's Office presented its Roscoe Ebey Award to three nominees each of the last two years. This year, however, Sheriff Pat Perez knew that one nominee truly stood out from the rest of...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
    • 0
  • Topinka taps WCC’s Blacksmith to serve on Hispanic Advisory Council

    SUGAR GROVE—In search of consultation from seasoned leaders at the local level, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently turned her attention to the Sugar Grove area, bringing on Lourdes “Lulu” Blacksmith to serve on the comptroller's Hispanic...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove Village approves agreement for water meter

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 in favor of an agreement for water meter installation services.

    • Posted November 19, 2011
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove won’t renew IGA with Kaneland

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District in December 2010 reached an 11th-hour deal with the village of Sugar Grove to enter into a one-year Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) requiring village developers to pay 60 percent of the capital-impact and transition...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
    • 1
  • Referendum, new director on SG library’s horizon?

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Library District residents may need to be prepared for more change in the future: a new library referendum may be coming, as well as the beginning of a search for a new library director.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
    • 0
  • WWII vet to speak, sign books at T&C Library

    ELBURN—Wayne White left his hometown of Tennessee, Ill., in 1943, to go overseas and fly bombing missions as a B24 photographer for the 454th Bombardment Group, U.S. 15th Air Force during World War II.

    • Posted November 13, 2011
    • 0
  • KC Sheriff’s Office to begin prescription drug drop-off program

    KANE COUNTY—Do you have any unused prescription medication in your home? If so, there's something you can do with that medication instead of flushing it down the toilet or letting it sit idly on the counter.

    • Posted November 11, 2011
    • 0
  • SG approves resolutions tied to local drainage project

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Trustees on Tuesday voted 6-0 in favor of four resolutions pertaining to proposed improvements and an extension of the drainage system in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions.

    • Posted November 4, 2011
    • 0
  • Kaneland doesn’t plan to change land-cash fees in IGA

    KANELAND—Kaneland's Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with villages in the district will expire Jan. 1, 2012, and that means the district is currently working to secure a new IGA in time for next year.

    • Posted November 4, 2011
    • 0
  • Fore a cause

    Subdivision residents hold memorial benefit for neighbor's family SUGAR GROVE—Converting a neighborhood subdivision into a 16-hole miniature golf course sounds like a good idea. Using the makeshift golf course to help raise proceeds for a family that has...

    • Posted October 28, 2011
    • 0
  • KHS implements standard concussion policy

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School will implement a student athlete injury policy for concussions.

    • Posted October 28, 2011
    • 0
  • SG Library Board votes in favor of mediation with former director

    Measure opens the door to possible return of Hughes SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board at its meeting on Oct. 13 voted 4-3 in favor of mediation between board trustees and former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
    • 0
  • Community aids KUMC after theft

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville United Method-ist Church members earlier this month put together several themed gift baskets for the church's Beef Supper and Bazaar on Oct. 15.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
    • 0
  • Local resident appears in not-for-profit organization’s 2012 calendar

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Cathy Hoyda first learned about the not-for-profit group Celebrate Differences through other families she knew who had children with special needs.

    • Posted October 16, 2011
    • 0
  • Kaneland administration explains lockdown procedure

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School on Oct. 6 went into lockdown for 35 minutes after school officials discovered what they believed were shell casings.

    • Posted October 14, 2011
    • 0