All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • New Sugar Grove Library will have new schedule

    When the new Sugar Grove Library opens later this summer, library patrons will have fewer hours to utilize the new building.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • KHS mourns loss of senior

    Kaneland High School senior Andie Christoffel was to graduate on Sunday, his whole life ahead of him. Instead, the 18-year-old passed away on Monday afternoon in a hospital in Rockford, the result of injuries caused when a...

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Ice cream man sentenced for child sexual exploitation

    A former ordained Presbyterian minister and substitute high school teacher has been sentenced to a jail term and ordered to undergo specialized sex offender probation for displaying his genitals in the presence of a small child in...

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Werdins share World War II memories of Kaneville

    On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, 1941, Kaneville resident Lynette Werdin was helping with lunch dishes and listening to music on the radio.

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Park District wants feedback on 10-year plan

    Sugar Grove Township Park District residents will have a chance to comment on the Park District's 10-year master plan before it is approved at the next District Board meeting on Monday, June 8.

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Long-time SG resident, naturalist will serve on Park District Board

    Former St. Charles Park District naturalist and Kane County Plan Commission Chairman Mary Ochsenschlager will join the Sugar Grove Park District Board in June.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Food pantry will open in Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove residents were so generous with donations when their neighbor Melisa Taylor asked them to “Fill up Their Doorstep” last December that she decided to take it one step further.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • County to facilitate solution to village flooding

    A meeting about the flooding in Mallard Point scheduled for the beginning of June cannot come soon enough for resident Mike Schoenberger.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Preschool students give Brightest Stars an A+

    Sugar Grove resident Linda Ray may be only 3 years old, but she knows what she likes. Linda started classes at the Brightest Stars Preschool in March.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Village grants Catholic church temporary use extension

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday extended a temporary-use permit granted to the St. Katharine-Drexel Catholic Church for its parish office and weekday morning worship facility at 264 S. Main St.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • 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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