All posts by Keith Beebe

  • Guyton, Yonkovich see season end at Sectionals

    KANELAND—Playoff golf arrived with a vengeance, and had a KHS girls golfer with the last name of Guyton taking on all comers.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Former Elburn resident organizes fundraiser for friend’s son

    YORKVILLE—Former Elburn resident Ryan West, a 1998 Kaneland High School graduate, is currently organizing the “Helping Hunter” fundraiser for Hunter Darnell, son of Yorkville High School wrestling coach Shane Darnell.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Village bans sale, possession of synthetic designer drugs

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board is just saying no … to synthetic alternative drugs.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Conflicts surface between Valente, Board

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board member Tony Valente on Monday expressed his displeasure with the high school’s test scores during the past two years, and Superintendent Jeff Schuler’s recent contract extension, when he read from a prepared statement at...

    • Posted September 30, 2011
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  • Resident’s website documents village history

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Tim Wilson created the website www.sugargrove60554.com four years ago as a way to inform residents about the village's downtown redevelopment plan.

    • Posted September 30, 2011
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  • SG trustee publishes thriller novel

    SUGAR GROVE—What does Village Board Trustee Tom Renk do in his free time? He writes novels that you can purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and several other online book retailers.

    • Posted September 23, 2011
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  • Office of Professional Standards determines claims against deputy are unfounded

    Three months after an incident in which an Elburn resident said he was assaulted by an off-duty Kane County Sheriff's Deputy, the department's Office of Professional Standards has determined that the allegations against the deputy are unfounded.

    • Posted September 16, 2011
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  • School Board approves 2011-12 budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve the final 2011-12 budget for the Kaneland School District and Fox Valley Career Center.

    • Posted September 16, 2011
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  • Library Board approves appointment of Oliver as board trustee

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board at its meeting on Sept. 8 voted 6-0 to approve the appointment of Anthony Oliver as board trustee.

    • Posted September 16, 2011
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  • New KHS mural conveys strength, pride

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School students might not know who muralist Eujolio “Joe” Ortega is, but they are almost certainly familiar with his work.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • New leadership

    New interim Library Director Marilyn Boria was introduced during the Sugar Grove Library Board meeting Aug. 25..

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • A break from the pattern

    Library Board releases statement about firing Hughes; conflicts continue among board

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Local hair salon gets back to basics

    SUGAR GROVE—People who are looking for haircuts that are high priced and come with a glass of champagne might be disappointed with what Sugar Grove's Cutz & Stylz Hair Salon has to offer.

    • Posted August 27, 2011
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  • SG Library Board still mum over director firing

    SUGAR GROVE—Requests for four members of the Sugar Grove Library Board to resign won't be going away anytime soon.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • SG residents, taxing bodies take aim at proposed TIF District

    SUGAR GROVE—Tempers flared and tensions were high at times as between 150 and 175 members of the public attended the village's first public hearing regarding its proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Decision’s impact continues

    SG Library Friends disband; public demands board's explanation for director firing SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Friends have decided to call it a day.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • School Board discusses upcoming TIF district public hearing

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board spent the first half-hour of its meeting on Monday discussing the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district public hearing that will take place during Sugar Grove's regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove family overcomes misinformation, rough terrain to find Corn Boil Medallion

    SUGAR GROVE—The search for the 2011 Corn Boil Medallion came to a conclusion on July 28 when Sugar Grove resident Sophie Wallace discovered the medallion hidden inside a large tree stump located in Bliss Woods.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Elburn Co-op closes Blackberry Station

    Re-opened as Elburn Cooperative Feed store ELBURN—The Elburn Co-op's Blackberry Station retail store is no more.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Adams named SG 2011 Citizen of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—It's been nearly a week since Lil Adams was named Sugar Grove 2011 Citizen of the Year, and she still can't believe it.

    • Posted August 5, 2011
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  • ‘Superman’ filming to close off part of Route 56

    SUGAR GROVE—The portion of Route 56 that stretches from Galena Boulevard to Route 47 will be closed from Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, to Monday, Aug. 10, and it won't be because of road construction.

    • Posted August 4, 2011
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  • KHS student wins anti-text-and-drive journalism competition

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School student and Sugar Grove resident Brin Wilk was in the midst of writing an article about the dangers of distracted driving when her journalism teacher, Cheryl Borrowdale, heard about the story and suggested Wilk...

    • Posted July 31, 2011
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  • Another step forward

    Review Board rules proposed TIF district satisfies requirements SUGAR GROVE—The second Joint Review Board meeting to discuss the village's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district proposal was held Monday at Village Hall.

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Holmes Hughes involved in much more than the library

    Beverly Holmes Hughes' time as Sugar Grove Library Director ended on a sour note, but in the wake of the Library Board's decision to terminate her employment, village residents have come forth with high praise for the...

    • Posted July 22, 2011
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  • SG resident completes long-awaited pirate film

    SUGAR GROVE—Four years of writing, filming and editing are about to pay off for Sugar Grove resident Alyssa Huber, whose film, “Cursed Waters,” will premier at the Sugar Grove Library on Friday, July 22.

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • D-302 balks at proposed tax district

    Sugar Grove holds first meeting to discuss proposed economic development plan SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's Joint Review Committee, created in conjunction with the village's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district proposal, held its first meeting at Village Hall on Monday.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Local storm chaser debunks tornado myths

    True or false: Tornados do not typically strike valleys, and therefore are not a threat to Elburn and the surrounding area. If you answered “true,” you might be surprised to learn that tornados can indeed hit valleys and...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Village Board approves Accessory and Temporary Use amendments

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to update the Temporary and Accessory Use portions of the village's zoning ordinance.

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Kane County redraws district boundaries

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County recently approved new district boundaries, which will include reduction of its number of districts from 26 to 24.

    • Posted June 26, 2011
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  • Village Board designates old hotel site as Veterans Park

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve designation of the old Sugar Grove Hotel site as a Veterans Park.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • SG Chamber cancels 2011 Community Golf Outing

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce will not host its Community Golf Outing in 2011.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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  • WWII plane makes emergency landing in Oswego

    OSWEGO—The Sugar Grove Fire Protection District on Monday morning was initially dispatched to the Aurora Airport after receiving a report that a B17 airplane was coming in on fire.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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