All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Sugar Grove in step with amended FOIA

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday identified four Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers, in compliance with the updated law, which went into effect Jan. 1.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Easier way to pay

    ELBURN—By the end of the work week, Metra commuters will no longer have to find ever more creative ways to fold a dollar bill in order to pay for daily parking.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Elburn leverages its buying power

    ELBURN—Elburn joined other municipalities in northeastern Illinois in a consortium to negotiate with Nicor for more attractive terms and a new franchise agreement.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Airport director protects planes from local birds

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police responded to a call on Dec. 15 about a male subject driving a green pick-up truck shooting geese out of his truck by the airport.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Church members share God’s word with their neighbors

    SUGAR GROVE—Thanks to Sugar Grove residents Rich and Laura Wood, their children and fellow church-goers, about 5,000 area families recently received a Bible in a packet hanging on their front doorknob.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Village creates pool of qualified police candidates

    SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove recently sent out a request for applications from individuals who wish to become Sugar Grove police officers.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • School officials lay out timeline for announcement of budget cuts

    Kaneland—Kaneland School District administrators, faced with a reduction in property tax income and cuts in state funding, have been working with the district's main areas of operation to come up with cost-saving measures to reduce a $2.6...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • District attempts to balance budget amid unknowns

    KANELAND—As Kaneland School District officials work to chop away at the $2.6 million deficit in the budget for 2010-11, they are dealing with several unknown variables.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Parents concerned about effects of cuts

    Kaneland—A group of about 20 concerned parents met on Dec. 7 to discuss the pending budget cuts for the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • District offers early retirement

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School District is offering a $10,000 incentive to staff members covered by the Kaneland Education Association if they retire a year earlier than planned. This one-time offer is one of the measures the district is...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Madrigals usher in the joy of the season

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School cafeteria was transformed into a medieval castle last weekend, when family, friends and fans attended the school's 32nd annual “Madrigal Christmas Feaste.”

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • PIE club members gain experience and friends on Denmark trip

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School PIE Club (Partners in International Education) student members packed a lot of learning and interaction into their trip to Denmark this fall to meet their counterparts at the Vestre Skole High School.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Spirit of the season

    KANELAND—Brooke Simmons was one of five Kaneland John Shields Elementary School students chosen to pick out presents for a family adopted by fifth-graders through the Holiday Spirit program.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    Plan Commissioners waive meeting stipend; Village joins gas franchise consortium; Village considers truck weight restrictions

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Fun for the family

    Holiday in the Grove brings holiday cheer to Sugar Grove

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Village tables Mallard Point SSA vote

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal for a Special Services Area (SSA) in the Mallard Point Subdivision to deal with the recurring groundwater issues and elevated water levels in the wetland area.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • 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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