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    Sugar Grove readies new library director

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library will welcome Naperville resident Shannon Halikias as its new library director when she officially begins her duties on Monday, Oct. 20. Halikias is eager to start in her new position as...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove denies BP consumption, gambling license

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-1 to deny a request for a liquor license that would allow on-site alcohol consumption and facilitate video gaming at the BP Gas Station located on Route 47...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Bakery truck to make Elburn Car Show appearance

    ELBURN—Red (Charles) Singleton of Elgin, Ill., plans to feature his antique bakery truck, which he purchased in Elburn, in the Elburn Car Show this Sunday at Lions Park, 500 Filmore St. Singleton was introduced to the vehicle,...

    • Posted October 4, 2014
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    ‘Purple Store’ collecting funds, goods for Hughes

    KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, aka the “Purple Store,” in Kaneville, is currently collecting funds and goods for Beverly Holmes Hughes and her family. Hughes was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor, last summer. Hill’s Country Store...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses Rt. 30, Dugan Road improvement project

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday heard from HR Green consultant Jack Melhuish. The representative presented an advanced improvement project for the Route 30 and Dugan Road intersection, which will involve the addition of several...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove library director accepts Zion position

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Public Library Director Carol Dolin will move on from her current position and take on a new role at the Zion-Benton Public Library District in October as its new director. Dolin was hired as...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses I-88 corridor land use

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed general long-range plans for land use near the future I-88 corridor. The topic of where agricultural land and development would be placed was the center of the board’s...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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    Plane makes emergency landing at Aurora Airport

    SUGAR GROVE—An airplane traveling from Michigan on Aug. 13 was forced to make an emergency landing at Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W636 Route 30 in Sugar Grove. The plane’s landing gear had malfunctioned and would not deploy. The...

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove approves Route 47 name change

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved changing the name of the stretch of Route 47 that runs through Sugar Grove to “Sugar Grove Parkway.” Following discussions at previous meetings, the Village Board stated that...

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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    Kuipers enjoys a night under the stars

    Photo: Gabee Delficco (from left), Liv Delficco and Erik Rychlewski, all from DeKalb, search for the Perseid meteor shower Tuesday night. Photo by Lynn Logan MAPLE PARK—Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park on Tuesday night hosted a...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove considering Route 47 name change

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the process of changing the name of the stretch of Route 47 in Sugar Grove to “Sugar Grove Parkway.” The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Sugar Grove originally...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove United Methodist Church on July 1 welcomed its new pastor, CheonEui Oh, his wife, Sim, and their children, Ethan (middle), Elena and Elijah. CheonEui graduated from Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea, in 2004, and journeyed to the United States the following year to continue his religious education. He graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2009, and became a provisional pastor and ordained elder in 2011 as a part of the Northern Illinois Conference. 
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    United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

    SUGAR GROVE—Pastor CheonEui Oh on July 1 was welcomed as the new leader of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Pastor CheonEui, his wife Sim, and three kids Ethan, Elena and Elijah, are now a part of the...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • The 2016 International Crown Launch luncheon took place Friday at Hotel Arista in Naperville, Ill. The actual event will take place in 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. LPGA golfer Anna Nordqvist was at the luncheon to share her experiences about being in the LPGA. 

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    Luncheon creates excitement for 2016 International Crown

    NAPERVILLE—Hotel Arista in Naperville, Ill., hosted a luncheon on Friday, Aug. 1, to launch the summer 2016 International Crown Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event, scheduled to take place at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. LPGA...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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    Parson named Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Fire Marshal Wayne Parson was honored and celebrated as the Sugar Grove 2014 Citizen of the Year during Corn Boil opening ceremonies on Friday. Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels spoke about Parson’s reliability...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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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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