All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Wilhelm surprised by Citizen of the Year honor

    Jim Wilhelm was surprised on Friday night when he received the Citizen of the Year award at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil. “Not too much gets by me,” Wilhelm said, smiling...

    • Posted July 25, 2009
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  • Extreme green makeover in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—For two days last weekend, the St. Charles-based Aqua-scape, Inc. turned the Lakes of Bliss Woods Subdivision into an in-the-field classroom for its contractors.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Team Budzyn wins again

    SUGAR GROVE—Branden and Ryan Budzyn enjoyed their lesson in Sugar Grove history, but it was their knowledge of navigation through longitude and latitude points that led them to the medallion.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Local vendors hope to capture additional business during Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday wrestled with the requests of several Sugar Grove businesses that have approached the village about temporarily locating on private property during the Solheim Cup to provide their services to thousands of...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Kaneville ends summer with fun-filled fest

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville residents are gearing up for an end-of-summer weekend of fun, music, food, contests and activities for all ages.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • WCC offers TV News Camp for Kids

    SUGAR GROVE—Students from sixth to eighth grade have an opportunity this summer to make their own television show at Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Village officials study wind power

    Village trustee Rick Montalto and Sugar Grove Community Development Director Rich Young attended a recent Sandwich Village Board meeting where wind energy was a topic for discussion.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Meadowridge developers default on obligations

    SUGAR GROVE—The Meadowridge Villas developers are not the only ones not living up to their obligations for further improvements in their subdivision, but they are the only ones who are not responding to the village's attempts to...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Community will benefit from Solheim Cup event

    SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove is well-positioned to meet visitors attending the Solheim Cup, village trustee Melisa Taylor said on Tuesday.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • SG Chamber recognizes 2 local achievers with scholarships

    SUGAR GROVE—High School senior Jessica White has always loved math, so it makes sense that she will major in actuarial science at the University of Illinois this fall. She also hopes to minor in French, which will...

    • Posted July 20, 2009
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  • The extra mile

    KANELAND—All-around athlete Jeremy Kenny will use his running ability in September to raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Board approves water main extension

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on July 7 approved the extension of a water main between Prairie Glen and Dugan Woods, a move that officials said will improve the water quality and service to both subdivisions, as well...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Let there be fireworks!

    The fact that other communities canceled their fireworks celebrations for the Fourth of July made Sugar Grove Lions Club President Bob Bohler more determined to make sure that the fireworks show went on at this year's Corn...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • 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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