All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • Real men wear pink

    ELBURN—Donna Robertson was at a recent Aurora Superstars football game waiting for the game to begin when her sister-in-law said to her, “Isn't that Tanner out there, wearing pink socks?”

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village approves reduction in developer fees

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday approved a short-term reduction in developer fees in an attempt to encourage residential growth within the village. The package includes a $5,000 reduction in impact fees and the elimination of transition...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Superintendent gives his take on the decrease

    KANELAND—Although the Kaneland School District has not provided formal feedback to Sugar Grove regarding its temporary developer fee reductions, Superintendent Charlie McCormick said his preference would be to get all of the municipalities together to discuss the...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • District modifies harassment policy

    KANELAND—Based on events last school year that led to the departure of former high school coach and physical education teacher Dennis Hansen, Kaneland School District administrators changed the district's policies and procedures regarding harassment and equal educational...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village president may run for Senate seat

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels has collected 760 of the 1,000 signatures he needs to make a run for the 25th District State Senate seat, currently held by Chris Lauzen (R).

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Students honored for high achievement

    KANELAND—Proud parents, teachers and principals filled the Kaneland High School library on Oct. 13 to honor students who received high scores on recent standardized tests, including the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT), WorkKeys and the American College...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Kaneville completes comprehensive plan

    KANEVILLE—From the beginning, Kaneville residents have said that they wanted to have control over their own destiny. Completion of the comprehensive plan brings them one step closer to that goal.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village sues Benchmark Bank

    Sugar Grove—The village of Sugar Grove on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Benchmark Bank for its failure to release money from a letter of credit it holds for Hannaford Farm, LLC.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Oktoberfest outing

    Visitors to the St. Mary’s Octoberfest celebration on Saturday enjoyed a fun afternoon of games, Polish and Irish food and desserts, crafts, raffles and live music.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Hatcher announces bid for re-election

    SUGAR GROVE—State representative Kay Hatcher announced her intent to run for re-election in 2010 on Oct. 6 at The Fireside Inn in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted October 17, 2009
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  • Community invited to round table meeting

    The Village of Sugar Grove will host a round table meeting of the Sugar Grove community taxing bodies in the training room at the Sugar Grove Fire Department at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

    • Posted October 16, 2009
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  • Library Board to ask for tax rate increase

    SUGAR GROVE—Now that the new library building is open, Sugar Grove Public Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes said she hopes residents will see more clearly how the lack of additional operating funds limits the services available, and...

    • Posted October 16, 2009
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  • Board votes to examine grade scale

    Kaneland—In a 5-1 vote, the Kaneland School Board agreed to direct the administration to commence a study this year to evaluate the current grading system for a possible change to a 10-point system. School Board President Lisa...

    • Posted October 15, 2009
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