All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • District receives two donations

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

    • Posted September 18, 2009
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 8
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • Crafts, vendors galore

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

    • Posted September 3, 2009
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • Former SG man charged with damage to cars

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove police arrested former Sugar Grove resident Stephen Dale Matthews on Aug. 19 for criminal damage to property, after he reportedly damaged 29 vehicles in the Sugar Grove area on the morning of Aug. 6....

    • Posted August 28, 2009
    • 0
  • School District fills in administrative gaps

    Interim Kaneland High School Principal Greg Fantozzi is allowed to work only 120 days during a given school year, due to his retirement contract, so district administrators addressed the ripple effect this will have by assigning additional...

    • Posted August 27, 2009
    • 0
  • Party like it’s 2009 in Kaneville

    KANEVILLE—After an eight-year hiatus from a summer festival, Kaneville is ready to party again.

    • Posted August 27, 2009
    • 0
  • Just in time

    The final walk-through of the Harter Middle School took place on Tuesday, just in time for the first day of school on Wednesday.

    • Posted August 26, 2009
    • 0
  • Kaneville talks priorities

    KANEVILLE—The Prairie Parkway, a proposed and partially funded highway intended to connect Interstates 80 and 88, and the growth of the neighboring villages remain two of the biggest concerns Kaneville residents have about the village's future.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
    • 0
  • Young golfers a focus at Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—Members of the Northern Illinois University Golf Team helped golf professionals teach nearly 200 young golfer hopefuls how to perfect their swings at Tuesday's Ronald McDonald House Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour Junior Clinic.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
    • 0
  • 3rd-graders strike out for stroke

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove third-graders Alex and Amanda Malawski threw out the first pitch at the Schaumburg Flyers baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 13, as a part of a Strike out for Stroke event.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
    • 0
  • Elburn Days offers fun for kids of all ages

    ELBURN—This year's Elburn Days offers activities and entertainment for kids as young as pre-schoolers, with a Pretty in Pink dance exhibition by students from the M&M Dance Studio.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
    • 0
  • Solheim rookies excited to be here

    SUGAR GROVE—U.S. Solheim Cup team member Kristy McPherson said they haven't had a chance to see much of the area since they arrived earlier this week, but she's not complaining.

    • Posted August 20, 2009
    • 0
  • Man’s best friend

    Sugar Grove resident Art Morrical and his dog, Cody, posed for a picture in their matching polo shirts at Saturday’s Dog Days Farmer’s Market in Sugar Grove. Photo by Susan O’Neill

    • Posted August 20, 2009
    • 0