All posts by Keith Beebe

  • Village discusses open burning regulations

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents in attendance during the village Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night wanted to make it clear that they very much enjoy their open burning rights.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Maple Park mural evokes old-time village spirit

    MAPLE PARK—There is a rich history behind the stretch of Lincoln Highway that travels through Maple Park, and that history is currently represented on an interpretive mural that was installed in the heart of downtown Maple Park...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Comptroller orders Old Second to raise its capital ratio

    KANE COUNTY—It was less than a month ago when Old Second Bank was ordered by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency to raise its capital ratio to 8.75 percent by Sept. 30 ...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Local resident advocates against distracted driving

    ELBURN—Just about every facet of Ryan Anderson's life has revolved around the Elburn area: he was born here, grew up here, and worked here at Northern Fs Inc., after he graduated high school.

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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  • Vocal quintet performs for KMS students

    SUGAR GROVE—Chicago-based vocal ensemble Table for 5 performed for Kaneland Harter Middle School students on May 18, belting out a handful of musical numbers while also teaching students the importance of emphasizing the visual aspects of performance...

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • Village approves non-standard pavement amendment

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-1 to approve a text amendment allowing the use of non-standard at-grade pavement in driveway right-of-way aprons.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • School Board recognizes retirees

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday recognized district staff who will retire this June.

    • Posted May 15, 2011
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  • Kaneland junior goes to State for WYSE competition

    KANELAND—As someone who admits to never having any luck with playing sports, Kaneland High School junior Kayley McPhee caught a glimpse of the world of high school competition when she qualified to represent Kaneland at the World...

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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  • Cloat named Kane County Associate Educator of the Year

    KANELAND—A District 302 staff member has been recognized as an Educator of the Year in Kane County.

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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  • J.A. Air takes top spot on FBO survey

    SUGAR GROVE—In the world of aviation, earning a spot on Aviation International News' (AIN) survey of the top 40 fixed-base operator (FBO) facilities in the country is like winning the Super Bowl. Earning the No.1 spot on...

    • Posted May 8, 2011
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  • WCC cancels pre-school program

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will discontinue its Magnet Place preschool program when the current semester ends this month, and some parents aren't happy about it.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Citizens’ group forms to create veterans park

    SUGAR GROVE—The message from those in attendance during the Sugar Grove Village Board meeting on Tuesday was clear: the village should have a Veterans Park.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Aurora Airport manager to be inducted into aviation hall of fame

    AURORA/SUGAR GROVE—Bob Rieser began working for the city of Aurora in May 1971 as a summer college intern while working toward a degree in civil engineering.

    • Posted May 1, 2011
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  • Community comes together

    Local residents help family of Iraq veteran facing long line of hardships ELBURN—Hard luck stories are far from uncommon during this time of poor economic stability, but “hard luck” wouldn't even begin to describe what Elburn resident Steve...

    • Posted April 22, 2011
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  • Thousands turn out for fine arts fest

    KANELAND—Another year, another successful display of visual and performing arts by the Kaneland community.

    • Posted April 15, 2011
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  • Elburn chamber recognizes Brauer, Paisano’s Pizza

    ELBURN—The Elburn Chamber of Commerce at its Winter Dinner on Feb. 19 named Bill Brauer as the Member of the Year.

    • Posted April 15, 2011
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  • Planning Commission recommends approval of Route 30 building expansion

    The Sugar Grove Planning Commission at its special meeting on March 30 reviewed two items that were continued from the Planning Commission's meeting agenda on March 16, including a request for variances regarding the expansion of Scot...

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Village Board approves chemical distributor’s move to Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Producers Chemical Co. is about to make the switch from Batavia to Sugar Grove.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • T&C Library prepares for Dewey Dash

    ELBURN—Who'd have ever thought the Dewey Decimal System and cardiovascular activity could be involved in the same event? Yet, that's exactly the case with the Elburn Town and Country Public Library's seventh-annual Dewey Dash 5k and one-mile run/walk,...

    • Posted April 7, 2011
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  • Committee readies for 2011 Fine Arts Festival

    KANELAND—All things artistic will be on display during the 12th annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival on Sunday, April 10.

    • Posted April 1, 2011
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  • Voters asked to help forest preserve add more land

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County residents voting on the April 5 ballot will have the option to approve the Forest Preserve District Land Acquisition and Preserve Improvement Referendum, which would give the district $30 million to acquire land and...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Planning Commission recommends two agenda items, continues two others

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Planning Commission on March 16 reviewed four items on its agenda, including petitions for the relocation of Division One Fitness, expansion of Scot Industries' current location on Route 30, and expansion of Producers...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Kaneland finalizes budget reduction

    KANELAND—After nearly three months of financial projections, targeted cost centers and budget analysis, the Kaneland School District on Monday presented the School Board with its finalized cost reduction plan for the 2012 fiscal school year.

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Stewart named Illinois Honor Roll School

    KANELAND—It is safe to say Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School is getting the most out of its curriculum.

    • Posted March 13, 2011
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  • Village Board discusses budget

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday evening held a discussion regarding its 2011-12 budget, including general, capital project, debt service, refuse and police pension funds.

    • Posted March 12, 2011
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  • Village president’s shopping spree raises over $1,200 for food pantry

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels could feel the pressure as he was about to square off against Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner before a crowd of onlookers, Batavia High School cheerleaders and the clanging school band.

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • Board member, public uneasy with LRC position cuts

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board discussions regarding the district's budget reduction plan for the 2012 fiscal year have typically been about financial projections and cost centers since the plan went into motion last December.

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • Village Board approves new Farmers Market management

    SUGAR GROVE—Farmers Market vendors in Sugar Grove will now have to learn how to pronounce “Bensidoun.”

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • KHS group honors Civil War history with trip to Virginia

    KANELAND—Few activities can hammer home the importance of a school subject matter like a field trip. And when that trip is to a state on the East Coast, then you're talking about a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

    • Posted February 27, 2011
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  • SG Farmers Market could have new management

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Pat Graceffa has served as market manager of the Sugar Grove Farmer's Market the last seven years.

    • Posted February 25, 2011
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  • Kaneland presents initial budget reduction plan

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District on Monday presented the School Board with an initial cost reduction plan that will seek to cut $1 million in expenditures for the 2012 fiscal year.

    • Posted February 18, 2011
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  • Elburn child uses birthday party to help feed the starving

    ELBURN—Blythe Lundberg celebrated her eighth birthday by having a party and asking her friends to bring supplies for the Animal House Shelter in Huntley, Ill.

    • Posted February 13, 2011
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