All posts by Susan ONeill

  • State shortfall worsens village budget woes

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday explored ways of increasing revenues and decreasing expenses, but a recent notification from the state of a $120,000 decrease in funding to the village may force officials to take a harder...

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Hannaford Farm LLC in default

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday declared Hannaford Farm LLC in default on its obligations for public improvements within the Hannaford Farm development.

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Village to pass its own stimulus package

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday agreed on a short-term reduction in developer fees to encourage residential growth within the village.

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Life-long volunteer honored for service

    SUGAR GROVE—TriCity Family Services (TCFS) offers counseling and other support services to people in need.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Women mentor girls through golf

    SUGAR GROVE—Rich Harvest Farms and the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois, located in Sugar Grove, are looking for additional women business professionals to participate in a unique mentoring golf event at Rich Harvest Farms on Saturday, Oct....

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Pilots bring dogs to local families

    A local family helped a dog complete a long, life-saving journey that began in a Georgia shelter.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Kaneland focuses on meeting federal mandate

    Kaneland High School scores on the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) were higher than they were last year, but not high enough in math and science to meet increasing state requirements under the federal No Child Left...

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Aspiring zoologist does summer stint at zoo

    SUGAR GROVE—Veronica Seawall spent part of her summer vacation letting children feel the thickness of a snow leopard's fur pelt, demonstrating the size of a lion's skull, and fitting her entire hand into a polar bear claw.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Middle school receives high marks

    KANELAND—Seventh-grader Celena Slowick and her classmates can all have lunch together this year.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Kaneland faces budget shortfall

    KANELAND—Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs expected that when the final district budget was approved this month, it would be balanced.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • SG Board evaluates budget after first quarter

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board's discussion about the budget probably mirrored conversations taking place in kitchens throughout the country.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Village Board discusses developer fee reduction

    SUGAR GROVE—With one new housing permit applied for this fiscal year, the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed reducing developer fees to stimulate residential growth.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Emerald Ash Borer visits SG

    SUGAR GROVE—The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has infected a number of village trees, requiring the Public Works Department to cut down 22 trees.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Village plants parkway trees

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday authorized the planting of parkway and median trees along Municipal Drive and Galena Boulevard.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • District receives two donations

    The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee, Bill McSkimming donate to district.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Grilling season’s not over yet

    Hill's Country Store owner Pat Hill cooks up a burger on a grill outside her store on Harter Road last Friday while joking with a customer.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • All the news that’s fit to say

    SUGAR GROVE—Michelle Cunningham, a 13-year-old resident of rural Elburn, took advantage of an opportunity to practice being a television anchor this summer.

    • Posted September 11, 2009
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  • Farmers fill the shelves of local food pantries

    COUNTY—Local area food pantries will benefit from the generosity of farmers this summer and fall when they make good on pledges to donate a portion of their revenue from this year's harvest.

    • Posted September 11, 2009
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  • District decides against airing president’s speech

    President Obama addressed students in many schools across the country on Tuesday, but some schools opted not to show the speech, including those in the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted September 9, 2009
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  • Waubonsee adds new library program

    SUGAR GROVE—The Library Technical Assistant Associate in Applied Science Degree and Certificate Program is among the new offerings at Waubonsee Community College this year.

    • Posted September 5, 2009
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  • WCC sees second year of big increases in enrollment

    SUGAR GROVE—Enrollment at Waubonsee Community College continues to rise, with this year showing a double-digit increase over last year.

    • Posted September 5, 2009
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  • Basking in the glow of Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—More than 120,000 people from 49 states, as well as other nations, visited Sugar Grove during the week of the Solheim Cup.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Board tables SSA decision until November

    SUGAR GROVE—Nearly 150 Sugar Grove residents attended Tuesday's public hearing addressing the ongoing flooding in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Village Board approves final phase of Mallard Point study

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board approved the final phase of a study conducted by Trotter & Associates that will outline improvements required to alleviate the majority of existing drainage concerns within the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Students receive break on hot lunch

    Students at the middle school and high school saw a decrease in their cost for a hot lunch from $2.50 to $2 when school started.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Board approves additional work on I-88, Route 47 study

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday authorized an addendum to the feasibility study for the potential Interstate 88 and Route 47 interchange.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Underground Railroad quilt speaks volumes

    KANEVILLE—The Underground Railroad quilt Karen Heinberg made for a community raffle is steeped in history, the Kaneville resident said.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Fireworks highlight Fun Fest skies

    This year marks the beginning of a second decade of fireworks at the Maple Park Fun Fest.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Crafts, vendors galore

    This year's Fun Fest craft show promises variety and volume.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Pressure is on for The Terdminators

    The pressure is on this year for The Terdminators to win the Maple Park Toilet Bowl Challenge race.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Photo Gallery: Solheim Cup makes a splash in Sugar Grove

    It was the U.S. vs Europe, on the course and in the stands. The friendly rivalry ended when the U.S. won the Solheim Cup 16-12. ...

    • Posted August 28, 2009
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  • Board grapples with construction decisions

    With the completion of the new Kaneland middle school and renovations on the current middle school nearing completion, the School Board on Monday discussed the status of additional potential projects.

    • Posted August 28, 2009
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