All posts by Natalie Juns

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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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    Boy Scouts demonstrate creativity in Pinewood Derby

    Photo: The Elburn Boys Scouts Pack 107 went all out with its creations for this year’s Pinewood Derby event, held at the former middle school building on Meredith Road on Friday. From Nascar and Spongebob to LEGO...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Preparation begins for the International Crown

    SUGAR GROVE—The International Crown, expected to be one of the LPGA’s largest events, will take place in summer 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, and the Sugar Grove Village Board is ready to do what...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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  • New sports bar to move into former Runway to Galway facility

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a 2013-14 liquor license application for Round Up Sports Bar & Grill. The restaurant will move into the building that previously housed Runway to Galway, located at 1942...

    • Posted January 10, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove sets its hopes high for 2014

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board’s plans and projects for 2014 could warrant huge economic growth in future years. The board will continue to lead a hotel feasibility study in 2014, originally initiated in 2013. The citizen...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Kaneville looks forward to 2014

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village President Pat Hill’s list of goals for 2014 are straightforward and to the point. There are road improvements she would like to complete this next year, concerning the resurfacing of Merrill Avenue and Lovell Road...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • SG Village Board reflects on 2013 accomplishments

    by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels reflects on the village’s 2013, he thinks of the accomplishments and progress the Village Board made this year. Progress with the Route 47/I-88 interchange and Dugan/Route...

    • Posted December 29, 2013
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  • Kaneville looks back on the year

    by Natalie Juns KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village President Pat Hill believes the village’s greatest accomplishment for 2013 was saving its local village post office. Hill found out in early December that the village’s efforts to save the Kaneville Post...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • SG Citizen Survey yields encouraging results

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the results of the village’s 2013 Citizen Survey. Results from the survey were generally positive, though residents reported dissatisfaction with economic development and cable TV. The cable TV...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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    WCC opens new field house

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College opened the doors of its new Sugar Grove campus field house on Dec. 6. Student athletes, athletic instructors and community members gathered at the field house that day and were able to participate...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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    Best year yet for Holiday in the Grove

    Photo: Sisters Cary and Cara visit with Santa at the Sugar Grove Community House Saturday during the Holiday in the Grove. More photos are below the story. Photos by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—The Holiday in the Grove...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • SG Village Board approves 2013 proposed tax levy

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday passed the proposed 2.4 percent increase for the 2013 Tax Levy with five yes votes, and two no votes from trustees Sean Herron and Kevin Geary. Sugar Grove will...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove Village Board hosts road improvement open house

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday hosted an informal road improvement open house at the Sugar Grove Public Library. The open house was in regard to the village’s road improvement research for Dugan Road and...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • MP Fun Fest Committee to sponsor Make and Take event

    by Natalie Juns MAPLE PARK—Kids and parents alike will enter into a fun evening filled with creative crafts and holiday gift making at the Make and Take Event, sponsored by the Fun Fest Committee, on Wednesday, Dec....

    • Posted November 29, 2013
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  • Between Friends Food Pantry sponsors toy, book drive

    by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—Many are blessed with plenty of food, the warmth and protection of a home, and an abundance of presents around the holidays for giving and receiving. But there are people in our community...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Graceffa appointed to SG Library Board

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board on Nov. 14 appointed its newest board member: Pat Graceffa, a dedicated Sugar Grove Library Friend and longtime village resident who was a write-in candidate for a Library Board seat last...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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    SG board discusses potential turnabout

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of placing a two-lane turnabout that would connect Route 30, Granart Road and Bucktail Lane. Tim Sjogren from TADI, Inc., and Tony Simmons from HR Green,...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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