All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Shutterbugs

    SUGAR GROVE—Visitors to the children's section of the Sugar Grove Public Library may find themselves eyeball to eyeball with a Chinese Praying Mantis.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Food pantry helps local families care for their pets

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Animal Hospital has agreed to serve as a drop-off site for animal food and supplies, as well as food donations that will end up on the shelves of the Between Friends Food Pantry...

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Village wants more time to study wind turbines

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board extended its six-month moratorium on windmills and wind turbines for another six months on Tuesday, but that does not mean they are not interested.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • No response yet from teachers

    KANELAND—A letter sent to the Kaneland Education Association at the beginning of the month requesting that members return to the bargaining table so far remains unanswered.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Residents fill door steps with food, warmth, care

    Sugar Grove—After a weekend of collecting food, coats, mittens and hats, as well as pet food and supplies, a pair of 12-year-old friends surveyed the pile of coats that their neighbors donated through their Fill Your Door...

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • KHS principal stays another year

    Dr. Greg Fantozzi, the current interim principal for Kaneland High School, will remain for another school year under the same terms as this year's contract.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • On the same page

    Kaneland School District officials began discussions with municipal leaders regarding an intergovernmental agreement for standardized developer fees in support of the schools. The agreement will expire at the end of 2010.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • SG Chamber members step up to offer help

    SUGAR GROVE—Sometimes people just need to be made aware of the need.

    • Posted November 23, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove opts out of Ride in Kane

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Paratransit Coalition will end its participation in the countywide Ride in Kane program shortly after the beginning of the year.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Designing woman

    Sugar Grove resident and designer Barbara Hollmier discusses her Christmas creation with a potential customer during the Holiday Designer Showcase fundraiser at the Sugar Grove Public Library last Friday.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Your mouth to Foster’s ears

    House Rep. Bill Foster listens as local residents tell of their problems with the current health care system.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • D-302 asks teachers to return to table

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District, faced with a $3 million projected deficit in next year's budget, asked Kaneland teachers to renegotiate their contract ratified last year.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Kaneville bans video gambling

    KANEVILLE—The village of Kaneville at its October board meeting followed suit with Elburn in voting to ban video gambling within the village limits. The vote was unanimous.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Village cuts budget deficits through employee furlough days

    SUGAR GROVE—Residents looking for service at Sugar Grove Village Hall on Wednesday would not have found employees working - and not because it was a paid holiday for village workers.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Kaneville seeks new village treasurer

    KANEVILLE—The village of Kaneville is looking for someone to replace its treasurer, Ron Ingraham, who will step down from the position at the end of the year.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Lack of new growth adds to school deficit

    KANELAND—Kaneland School District officials expect a substantial decrease in new property taxes due to the virtual standstill of residential development within the district.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Donations put to good use at Kaneland

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Foundation received a record total of close to $80,000 in grant requests and had less money to fund them than in the past.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Board passes bond resolution

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board passed a resolution on Tuesday, authorizing the district to issue general obligation capital appreciation and school building bonds, as well as to levy the property tax to pay it back.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • A lively Sugar Grove open house

    The Sugar Grove Animal Hospital hosted an open house at their new SG facility.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • The journey

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s Drama Department received special treatment while preparing for its fall play.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • You can’t keep a good clown down

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Karen McCannon (Jo-Jo the Clown) is alive and getting well at The Tillers Rehabilitation Center in Oswego, Ill.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Trustee takes run at County Board seat

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove trustee Melisa Taylor announced her intention to run for a seat on the Kane County Board, representing Sugar Grove and the surrounding area.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Deficit cuts could be personnel-related

    SUGAR GROVE—With current projections of a $114,000 deficit in the general fund, the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed several potential ways to save money.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Certain traffic violators will pay more for a tow

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board approved an ordinance on Tuesday that allows the village to collect a $500 towing fee from individuals when their car is towed for certain violations.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Former Krier adviser receives Lifetime of Achievement Award

    Former Kaneland High School journalism teacher Laurie Erdmann will receive a Lifetime of Achievement Award from the Journalism Education Association next month.

    • Posted November 2, 2009
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  • Kaneland faces $3 million budget deficit

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School District, faced with a reduction in property tax income and cuts in state funding, projects a $3 million deficit in next year's budget. Given the magnitude of the deficit, school officials said at Tuesday's...

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Kaneland Superintendent said no need for alarm on H1N1

    Kaneland—The Kaneland schools have experienced some cases of children with the H1N1 virus, but Superintendent Charlie McCormick said that the total absenteeism rate for most schools has remained from between .2 to 2.2 percent.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Food pantry opens in SG—young resident helps out

    SUGAR GROVE—Seven-year-old Sugar Grove resident Ty Spillane counted out the $116 on the counter of the Between Friends Food Pantry of Sugar Grove before handing it to Melisa Taylor, who has been the force for opening the...

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Village considers hiring waste hauler

    Kaneville—Kaneville Village Board members are exploring the possibility of entering into a contract with a waste hauler for the village, and potentially the township. Currently, each household has its own waste hauler.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • High School to offer 3 new classes

    Honors Accounting, equivalent to an entry level college course, is a rigorous course that targets students who want to make accounting their career.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • District to receive almost $1 million in federal funding

    The Kaneland School District will receive $918,000 in Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) money over the next two years.

    • Posted October 29, 2009
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  • Oct. 29 Kaneland notes

    PIE Club members leave for Denmark; Administration conducts grade distribution study

    • Posted October 29, 2009
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