All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    Bliss, Merrill road construction reaches milestone; Limited paver stones available for purchase

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Eggleston Kane County Administrator of the Year

    KANELAND—When Kaneland McDole Elementary School opened in 2005, school principal Fran Eggleston faced a huge challenge.

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Historical Society features work of early 1900s Kaneville artist

    KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Historical Society invites the public to view the artifacts of the Ravlin family on Sunday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Posted June 12, 2009
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  • Kaneland Board accepts coach’s resignation

    The Kaneland School Board on Thursday voted to accept the resignation of Kaneland High School coach and teacher Dennis Hansen.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • John Shields teacher best in Kane

    Anna Richards' fellow teachers at Kaneland John Shields describe her as a quiet, soft-spoken person with an inner strength.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Agreement for Mallard Point plan approved

    The Village Board on Tuesday approved an engineering agreement with Trotter and Associates, Inc. to provide a drain tile concept plan for the Mallard Point Subdivision to address recurring groundwater issues and flooding in the community's wetland...

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Cole’s Crew walks for NF

    When people meet 10-year-old Cole Rutter for the first time, they see a happy little boy with a big smile, a love for baseball and life, and a lot of friends.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Mediacom promises fixes to service issues

    Sugar Grove village staff met with representatives from Mediacom May 28 to discuss problems residents have experienced with Mediacom's service.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Christian singer to share message with UMC

    The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will celebrate the first-of-the-season summer outdoor service with a musical “sermon” from pop-rock singer Virginia Hill.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Grateful crowds welcome home soldiers

    Monday morning rain did not dampen the spirits of the crowds waiting to welcome home local soldiers returning from their tour in Afghanistan.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Once not good enough

    An Aurora man who got away with more than $300 worth of liquor from the Sugar Grove Jewel was arrested when he returned the following day for more.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    New striping for police cars, Division Drive extension

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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