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    Sugar Grove Farmers Market continues to grow

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Farmers Market this year is bigger and better than ever, along with a wider selection of vendors for patrons to choose from, according to head volunteer Pat Graceffa. “We have fresh veggies, fruit,...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Village Board views presentation on industrial park concept

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday viewed a presentation from Jeff Dublo, executive vice president for Triumph Construction Services Corporation in Elgin, regarding potential plans to build a light industrial park. The industrial park concept...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses road improvement funding options

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed options regarding how the village should fund future road improvements. “There is a desire to have more road improvement,” Eichelberger said. “This topic comes up all the time....

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Hopkins-Hubbard reaches Maple Park during cross-country journey

    Photo: Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard (seated atop horse) is traveling across the United States on horseback to preach and promote a message of oneness between the citizens of the United States. His travels brought him to Maple Park on...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Avenue J Studios, Peak for Kids move to North Aurora

    Photo: Monday night saw performers from Avenue J Studios rehearsing for the upcoming show “Willy Wonka, Jr.” Sugar Grove resident Lexi Holt, 12, will play Mrs. Bucket. Photo by Lynn Logan SUGAR GROVE—Avenue J Studios and Peak...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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  • Public Works presents roundabout landscaping plan

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Public Works Director Tony Speciale on Tuesday presented the landscape concept plan for the Granart Road realignment and roundabout to the Village Board. Speciale highlighted the department’s plans for landscaping and lighting along the...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses possible Route 47 name change

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of changing the name of Route 47 to a more localized name. “This would be a great way to market,” said Village Board trustee Mari Johnson....

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • SG Corn Boil Medallion discovered in record time

    SUGAR GROVE—This year, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion was found in record time. The medallion was only hidden for around a week before Barbara Larsen, an employee of the Sugar Grove Park District and a longtime...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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    Comfort Tech Cooling arrives in Sugar Grove

    Photo: Matt Dillenburg, along with his wife Melissa, will be moving their family-owned business to Sugar Grove after opening a temporary location in Aurora in October 2013. Photo by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—Matt and Melissa Dillenburg, longtime...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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    Former Sugar Grove bank employee admits to theft

    SUGAR GROVE—After completing an external bank audit this year, the American Heartland Bank of Sugar Grove discovered that it was missing a large sum of cash. “Typically, banks will bring in an external auditor to review their...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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  • Village cautions residents regarding storm damage repair

    SUGAR GROVE—The hail storm that struck locally on Tuesday, May 20, pelted sections of Sugar Grove and caused roof and siding damage, as well as severe damage to vehicles. Numerous salesmen looking to do roof and siding...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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    International Jousting Tournament coming to Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Top-ranked jousters on Labor Day weekend will travel to Promise Equestrian Center, 45W050 Beith Road in Maple Park, to compete in a three-day-long, full-contact International Jousting Tournament. Riders in this competition will hail from the United...

    • Posted May 31, 2014
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    Great turnout & success for Special Olympics fundraiser

    ELBURN—Sunday marked the seventh annual Pulling for Special Olympics event, held at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. The event year after year continues to grow and includes more people who are passionate about raising funds...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Village Board approves senior living PUD agreement

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement for the future Senior Living Development that will be located on the north side of Galena Boulevard, just west of Division Drive....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Eagle Scout project benefits local wildlife center

    ELBURN—After volunteering at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn, Joshua Yeggy, a Boy Scout of Elburn Troop 7, decided that he wanted his Eagle Scout Service Project to help beautify the garbage and waste disposal area...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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    Michels presents ‘new frontier’ with village address

    Photo: Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels addressed attendees at “The New Frontier,” Sugar Grove State of the Village Address May 7 at Waubonsee Community College. Photo by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Sugar Grove bids farewell to Chief Kunkel

    Photo: Sugar Grove Fire Protection District Chief Marty Kunkel (right) poses with brother David, the assistant chief of the Aurora Twp. Fire Department. Photo by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department on April 30 held...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Rawers honors veterans with Eagle Scout project

    SUGAR GROVE—Philip Rawers, a Kaneland High School junior and a Troop 7 Senior Scout, completed his Eagle Scout Service Project the weekend of April 26. After reading about the Sugar Grove Veteran’s Park in the the Sugar...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove talks senior living development

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the details regarding construction of the senior living development that will be located on the north side of Galena Boulevard, just west of Division Drive. David Burg, Principal...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Program introduces veterans to healing horses

    Photo: Veterans from around the country embarked to Maple Park in March to participate in the pilot program for Boots and Hooves, Inc., a local non-for-profit program that was held at the Promise Equestrian Center. The program...

    • Posted May 3, 2014
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    An Easter journey

    Photo: Valleybrook Community Church Pastor Brian Smith of Batavia touches base on the meaning of Easter with the youth before excusing them to Sunday school. Photo by Lynn Logan Valleybrook Church celebrates Easter with new location MAPLE...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Elburn prepares for new growth with controlled burns

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed controlled burns that were coordinated by the Public Works Department and carried out on Saturday at Blackberry Creek. “There were several ponds that had prairies near them that we burned,”...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Village Board discusses potential fiber optic grant SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed an application for a grant to fund a fiber optic project. The competitive grant would allow the village to implement fiber...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses senior living development

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the planning and restrictions that would accompany a village zoning district exclusively for seniors over the age of 55. The 60-unit apartment complex designated for seniors would be...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Fenili completes School of Police Staff, Command

    Photo: Sugar Grove Police Sergeant Gary Fenili (left) was recognized by the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday for having completed Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Fenili is just the second Sugar Grove Police...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Hill’s Country Store promotes epilepsy awareness

    KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, aka the “Purple Store,” in Kaneville, is participating in the Great Purple Cupcake Project for the second consecutive year, from now through Sunday, March 30, at the store’s location, 2S133 Harter Road. The project...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Sugar Grove shows its support for McCannon

    SUGAR GROVE—The friends and family of Matt McCannon welcomed over 250 people to his benefit on Friday, March 14, in the Pine Room at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. McCannon, a long-time Sugar Grove resident,...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Virgil church celebrates Lent fish fry milestone

    VIRGIL—For over 20 years, St. Peter and Paul Church of Virgil has offered its surrounding community a weekly fish fry during the season of Lent, bringing locals together for a night of quality food with a good...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses General Fund

    SUGAR GROVE—After several months of a harsh winter, the Sugar Grove Village Board has found that it’s over the estimated budget for several departments, including Public Works department, Streets, and Building and Maintenance departments. The Village Board...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Construction plans underway for Route 30 and Dugan Road

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board earlier this year announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is conducting a study on the road improvement plans necessary for Route 30 and Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. IDOT...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Big turnout for Troop 7 pancake fundraiser

    Photo: Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 had a good turnout for its annual pancake breakfast Sunday morning at the Elburn American Legion, in downtown Elburn. AJ Smith, 4, of Oswego went out to breakfast with his grandpa...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Plans underway for Dugan, Granart Road improvements

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday authorized agreements regarding scheduled improvements for Dugan and Granart roads. The first actionable item authorized an engineering services agreement for the intersection of the two roads. Village Engineer David...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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