All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Middle school will be done in time

    KANELAND—The new Harter Middle School will open on time, Kaneland School District officials said on Tuesday. The school will open to students and their parents for a full-day open house on Thursday, Aug. 20.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Rt. 47 closed for 6 hours

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police shut down Route 47 between Prairie Street and Jericho Road between 3 and 9 p.m. on Monday after a 40,000 pound slab of concrete crushed the cab of the truck transporting it....

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Village obtains pricing through county for pavement marking

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove will utilize the Kane County Division of Transportation's purchasing program to obtain county pricing for pavement markings on several roads throughout the village.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Keep critters wild

    Fox Valley Wildlife Center wildlife rehabber and educator Kaitlin Zordan holds Summer, a 5-year-old raccoon, while she explains to a group of children why keeping a wild animal at home is not a good idea.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Developers approach Kaneville about annexation

    KANEVILLE—Long's Meadow developers recently approached the village of Kaneville with an annexation proposal after the Kane County Development Department rejected their requests for concessions on county infrastructure requirements.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Residents invited to review, comment on comp plan

    KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Plan Commission invites residents to an open house at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, to review and comment on a draft comprehensive plan for the village of Kaneville and the surrounding planning area.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Municipal Drive done in time for Solheim

    SUGAR GROVE—Village President Sean Michels will breathe a sigh of relief on Thursday, July 31, when the Municipal Drive and Galena Boulevard extensions open for traffic, just in time for the 2009 Solheim Cup.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Batavia production highlights Kaneland talent

    Nearly half of the small cast of a locally produced play this summer share something in common—they are either Kaneland High School students or Kaneland alumni.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • 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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