All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Village passes new cable ordinance

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a cable franchise ordinance for new cable companies wishing to locate in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Hot dog!

    In a clear sign of the coming summer, Sugar Grove resident Mychelle Prichard, a.k.a. The Hot Dog Lady, sells hot dogs six days a week, weather permitting.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Pipe bomb explodes near SG railroad

    A pipe bomb dropped into the signal house near the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroad tracks in Sugar Grove exploded Tuesday morning, causing $20,000 worth of damage to the equipment and disrupting service for about five...

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Teacher, preacher guilty of sexual exploitation

    Douglas R. Jones, 48, of the 100 block of Middle Ave in Aurora, awaits sentencing on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child, a class 4 felony. A jury found Jones guilty earlier this year.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • SG woman charged in lottery ticket theft

    Martha M. Ybarra, 52, of Terry Drive, Sugar Grove, was taken into custody and charged with theft of more than $100,000 on May 7.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • SG man charged with sexual assault

    Bryan J. Banbury, 28, of the 100 block of Meadows Drive, Sugar Grove, was charged last weekend with aggravated criminal sexual assault, a class X felony that could land him in jail for up to 30 years.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • New cable ordinance lays down rules

    Sugar Grove Trustee Kevin Geary wants to make sure that any new cable ordinance includes strong remedial measures should the cable company not meet the village's requirements.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Family physician settling in on Main Street

    Dr. Sean Rardin a family practice doctor who recently opened a practice in Sugar Grove, said his patients can expect him to be thorough and to spend a lot of time with them.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • More residents seek flooding solutions

    Sugar Grove residents along Maple and Snow streets are among the latest group looking to the village to resolve flooding and drainage issues in their neighborhood.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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  • Village formalizes ID theft policy

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved an identity theft prevention policy, but Sugar Grove Finance Director Justin VanVooren said it simply puts in writing what the village has already been doing.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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  • Police search for accomplice in Jewel robbery

    An attempt by the Elburn police to arrest Elburn resident Cheryl A. Ginley for her part in the recent Sugar Grove Jewel robbery has so far been unsuccessful, confirmed a department representative on Wednesday.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Police impersonator story a hoax

    The woman who claimed to be a victim of a robbery conducted by a man impersonating a police officer has confessed that the incident never took place.

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • SG budget shows deficit

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on April 21 approved the coming fiscal year's $4.3 million budget that includes a $37,000 deficit despite staff cuts.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Rainforest assembly delights, educates students

    View Slideshow >> A Macaw that plays jokes on its caretaker; a python that rests quietly across seven pairs of arms; two baby alligators that seem to enjoy being petted ...

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Ride in Kane begins May 1 in Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove's participation in the Ride in Kane program begins Friday, May 1.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Utility bill increases in June

    The village increased its water and sewer rates for the first time in six years in 2008.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Man arrested for water theft

    Squatter stayed in Prestbury home for eight months

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Short-term pain, long-term gain

    Village President Sean Michels said that travelers in and around Sugar Grove may encounter more construction than usual this year, thanks to government and grant money.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Foreclosures up in SG, across the county

    The number of foreclosed homes requiring Kane County Sheriff's Department intervention has increased dramatically in the last couple of years.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Re-elected officials look foward to continuing work

    The incumbents elected by Sugar Grove voters on April 7 for village president and two of the three Village Board seats did not take their victories for granted.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • SG Park District Board member moving on

    Sugar Grove Park District Board member Eleanor Rzeminiski decided not to run again this year, after a life of service in recreation.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • The show must go on

    Despite having an operating fund referendum fail for the ninth time on election day, Sugar Grove Public Library staff continue preparations to open the new building in August.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Troutman inducted into Hall of Fame

    Linda (Washburn) Hurry was 10 years old in 1985 when she began taking karate lessons at Rocky's DoJo and Gym. When she was a junior in high school, she became Rocky Troutman's first student to earn a...

    • Posted April 16, 2009
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  • SG voters help Michels keep seat

    Incumbent Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels emerged the winner by a large margin on Tuesday, with 63 percent of the vote. Challenger Perry Clark received 34 percent of the vote.

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Village Board addresses declining revenue issue

    Village officials have taken several actions to make up for a loss of revenue due to the slow-down of the housing market and general economy, as well as a decrease in sales tax projections.

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Library seeking public feedback on hours

    Sugar Grove Public Library staff have created a survey looking for feedback on what library patrons and district residents would like to see in the new library. A major focus of the survey is which hours patrons...

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Visiting artists teach WCC workshop

    Waubsonsee Community College art and ceramics professor Doug Jeppesen celebrated the completion of the college's outdoor kiln yard renovation by inviting two artists to conduct a weeklong workshop from March 13-21.

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Both SG candidates bring experience to race

    Both candidates running for Sugar Grove village president have experience with village government. The challenger, Perry Clark, served on the Village Board for six-and-a-half years, and the incumbent, Sean Michels, has been the village president since 1999...

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove Village Board-6 candidates for 3 positions

    Bob Bohler, Mary Heineman, Tom Renk, Joe Wolf, Rick Montalto, David Paluch

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Kaneville Village Board

    Two incumbents and two new candidates are running for three positions on the Kaneville Village Board. All of the candidates said they want to be involved in the decisions that will determine the future of the village...

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Library Board candidates in separate races

    There are three open positions on the Library Board. One candidate, Art Morrical, is running unopposed for the six-year term; three candidates are running for the two-year term; and two candidates are running for the four-year term.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Kaneville Township Highway Commissioner

    Long has been the Kaneville Township Road Commissioner for 28 years, and said he is proud of the roads in Kaneville.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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