All posts by Susan ONeill

  • New amusement company for Corn Boil

    Fantasy Amusements owner Bill Johnson started working in the carnival business when he was 11 years old. The carnival came to his hometown, Niles, Ill., and the owner asked the young boy if he would help him...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • District to fill in gaps due to contract limitations

    The administration made the choice to hire an interim high school principal when Tony Valente resigned in June, after most potential candidates had already signed contracts for the upcoming school year.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • KHS lands former Geneva principal

    Former Geneva High School principal Dr. Greg Fantozzi will take over as interim principal at Kaneland High School this fall. During the two years since Fantozzi retired from school administration, he has been a principal mentor, a...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Board examines its effectiveness

    The Kaneland School Board will participate in a self-evaluation process for its members to determine how the board is working as a team, define its strengths and weaknesses, and to make plans for improving its function.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Three state grants in jeopardy

    Three state grants that support Kaneland School District programs are in jeopardy until the budget for the Illinois State Board of Education is approved.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Fashion for your inner gypsy

    KANEVILLE—Joshua-Paul Angell has always had a creative streak. Growing up in Kaneville, he wrote poems, drew pictures, and was an editor for the Kaneland Krier while in high school.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Board moves forward with Mallard Point project

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday approved a $14,000 contract with engineering company Trotter and Associates to conduct an on-site field tile investigation for the Mallard Point Subdivision and the adjacent Ogle property.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Village approves wind moratorium on energy

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance for a six-month moratorium on windmills, wind turbines and other electricity-generating wind devices.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • SG library becomes reality

    SUGAR GROVE—The outside of the new Sugar Grove Public Library building is nearly finished. On Tuesday, the project manager from Cordogan, Clark & Associates, Inc., Therese Thompson, and Sugar Grove Library circulation services manager Michelle Drawz went...

    • Posted July 9, 2009
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  • SG Fire Dept. loses deputy chief

    Sugar Grove—Deputy Chief Dave Adler left the Sugar Grove Fire Department last month, and Fire Chief Marty Kunkel said there are no plans to replace him.

    • Posted July 9, 2009
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  • Chamber invites community to golf, dinner at Bliss Creek

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry is opening up participation in its annual golf outing and dinner to members of the community this year.

    • Posted July 6, 2009
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  • Chamber director loves community, job

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Shari Baum understands the role of independently owned businesses within a community and the importance of supporting them.

    • Posted July 3, 2009
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  • Corvettes roar through Kaneville

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville resident Stuart Lee bought his first Corvette when he turned 21.

    • Posted July 3, 2009
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  • Cancer can’t slow him down

    Sugar Grove—Bob Carroll doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he is making the most of it. Carroll was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2004. A month later, the doctors found he had metastatic...

    • Posted July 2, 2009
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  • Fine Arts Festival becomes a series

    More than 3,000 people attended Kaneland’s Fine Arts Festival this year, an event that has expanded and become more popular since it began almost 10 years ago.

    • Posted July 2, 2009
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  • Fuchs says district will balance budget by fall

    The final version won't be approved until September, but the Kaneland School Board last week passed a tentative budget that projects a deficit for the coming school year. Current projected expenditures outweigh projected revenues by $118,956 for...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • District 302 notes

    Former business superintendent to coordinate construction; School Board approves plans for Esker Drive extension; School District receives donations

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • School Board to study dirt pile removal

    The Kaneland School Board approved a $4,000 engineering study to determine how best to deal with the soil stockpile located near the water tower at Kaneland High School.

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • New Stewart principal starts July 1

    ELBURN—Brian Graber takes over as principal for the Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School for the 2009-10 school year beginning Wednesday, July 1.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • D-302 to hire interim HS principal

    KANELAND—School District officials will hire an interim high school principal for the 2009-2010 school-year.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • District adds paraprofessionals’ dependents to health care coverage

    KANELAND—Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the Kaneland School District will pay 50 percent of the cost of insurance premiums for dependents of full-time educational support staff (paraprofessionals).

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Therapy pool a wish come true for Kasey

    BIG ROCK—The majority of wishes Make-A-Wish grants are for travel, with half of these to Disney World—a therapy pool was on the list for one Big Rock girl.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Break-in is attempted at purple store

    KANEVILLE—The peaceful environment of Kaneville was shattered on Friday morning, along with the front window at the purple store. Sometime about 3 a.m., someone took the large antique milk jug on the side of the store and...

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Couple gets taste of ‘reel’ life

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents Amy and Andrew Manion live a fairly normal life in their Prestbury neighborhood.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • ‘U Learning

    Kaneland Middle School student Allison Dunlop uses acrylics to paint a landscape she drew earlier in the Kid’s College “Paint like a Famous Artist” class at Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Township workers have one less job

    KANEVILLE—Township Supervisor Leon Gramley and Township trustee Dan Ebert are currently holding only one township position as of June 10.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • School Board approves plans for storage building

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved plans for a 6,200 square-foot storage facility at the Harter Road Middle School site.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • KHS principal resigns

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School principal Tony Valente's departure this week leaves the district short on time to find an appropriate replacement for the coming school year, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Jeff Schuler said Monday.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Progress continues on Mallard Point drainage issues

    Several months ago, the village hired engineering firm Trotter & Associates to study the wetlands and retention pond to determine the reason for elevated water levels and flooding in the Mallard Point area.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • MFT money to repair Neil and Stanley roads

    SUGAR GROVE—Neil and Stanley roads will be repaired this year with 2009 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Program dollars, based on the Sugar Grove Public Works Department's evaluation of all village streets.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Village Board reviews LED sign regulations

    SUGAR GROVE—Village Board members reviewed a revised draft of a new LED sign ordinance that will soon be implemented for Sugar Grove organization and business buildings.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Lions Club crosses fingers on fireworks

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Lions Club still hopes to raise enough money for a fireworks display during this year's Corn Boil in July.

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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