All posts by Susan ONeill

  • SG reports major MediaCom problems

    A study of Mediacom's performance confirmed what many residents already knew-the cable provider is not meeting their needs.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Village retains A+ bond rating

    Standard & Poors gave Sugar Grove good news this month-the village has retained its A+ bond rating. “She's (the Standard & Poors representative) impressed with the way you guys manage things,” Speer Financial, Inc. assistant vice president Brenda...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • 3-car crash nets woman with outstanding warrant

    A three-car accident on Hankes Road on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. resulted in minor injuries and the apprehension of a woman with an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Behind the scenes of progress

    Storefronts, factories and offices demonstrate the visible presence of a business to the public. Organizations such as a chamber of commerce, economic development corporation or small business development center, while not as much in the public eye,...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Crash sends 3 to hospital

    Three motorists were taken to the hospital following a head-on collision Monday morning on Route 47 north of Jericho Road in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Kaneville will develop first comprehensive plan

    The village of Kaneville recently obtained a $16,000 Kane County Community Development Block Grant to hire consulting firm Land Vision of St. Charles to complete the village's first comprehensive plan. The total cost of the project is...

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Treat people right, and profit will follow

    For Montgomery business owner Karl Stanton, it's all about the people. Stanton, owner of a ServiceMaster and MerryMaids franchise in Montgomery, said he started out with the company cleaning toilets while he was still in high school.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove joins Ride in Kane

    The Village Board agreed Tuesday to participate in the county-wide Ride in Kane program, in conjunction with the Sugar Grove Park District, the Sugar Grove Public Library District and the Sugar Grove Township. The group named itself...

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Big Rock to build central sewer system

    The village of Big Rock has determined what kind of sewer system it wants to build. Now, it just needs to find the money to do it.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Park District Quilters’ Guild off to great start

    The Sugar Grove Park District held its first Quilting Guild meeting in January, and expected twice as many people at its February meeting.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • How would you define progress?

    Ask someone what progress means to them, and most will include the concept of “moving forward” and/or making things better in some way.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Making ‘A to B’ easier

    Next to a land-use plan, a transportation plan for a community or a region may be the most important to establish for a growing area. By developing a transportation plan in conjunction with one for future residential...

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Kaneville man takes cancer & life in stride

    "I've never been a person that cries over spilt milk," Dutch Phillips said. "I never felt sorry for myself. It happened—deal with it; and that's what I do."

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Progress continues on Municipal Drive, Galena Boulevard extension

    The Village Board on Tuesday authorized a grant of temporary easement at Galena Boulevard and Route 47.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Chamber honors its own

    The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry honors several of its members each year with awards in one of five categories.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Firm to study drainage, flooding problems

    The Village Board on Tuesday approved a contract with engineering company Trotter and Associates, Inc. to study drainage problems within the Mallard Point Subdivision.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Village approves agreement for Prairie Grove Commons

    The Village Board approved an annexation agreement for the 44-acre Prairie Grove Commons commercial development on Tuesday, a center on the west side of Route 47 and Galena Boulevard extended, where the Walgreens is expected to open...

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Walgreens delays construction in SG

    The Walgreen Company will delay building in Sugar Grove until 2012.

    • Posted January 30, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove police blotter

    Grand Jury indictment

    • Posted January 30, 2009
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  • Flooding still problem for Mallard Point

    More than 100 residents of the Mallard Point subdivision in Sugar Grove attended a meeting on Tuesday called by the Village Board to listen to flooding and drainage concerns.

    • Posted January 30, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    Village establishes backup SSA for The Landings; Board approves easements to connect water main to new school

    • Posted January 25, 2009
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  • Giving puppies a chance for life

    Campton Hills resident Kristin Anderson is a midwife of sorts. Her specialty just happens to be four-legged mothers-to-be who communicate with a lick and a bark.

    • Posted January 25, 2009
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  • Former trustee has ‘unfinished business”

    Former village trustee Joe Wolf said he has unfinished business with the village of Sugar Grove. Wolf was elected to the Village Board in spring 2003.

    • Posted January 16, 2009
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  • The Hinckley Café—not just a restaurant

    A chalkboard sandwich sign in the doorway announces the breakfast and lunch specials at the Hinckley Café.

    • Posted January 15, 2009
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  • Strategic plans take shape

    The Sugar Grove Village Board had on Jan. 6 what may be, for now, its final discussion regarding strategic plan priorities.

    • Posted January 15, 2009
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  • Police contract approved by village

    Sugar Grove police officers are working with a union contract since the village and the Metropolitan Alliance of Police came to terms in December.

    • Posted January 15, 2009
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  • Village adopts updated county stormwater ordinance

    Village officials on Monday agreed to adopt the updated Kane County Stormwater Ordinance to comply with new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards.

    • Posted January 15, 2009
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  • Working hard

    The Building and Zoning Department issued 255 permits for 2008, down from 366 for 2007.

    • Posted January 15, 2009
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  • Right place, right time

    Sugar Grove police arrived at the scene of an accident at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday involving the rollover of a horse trailer.

    • Posted January 9, 2009
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  • In the company of greatness

    Jim Chione can trade tales with the best of them, yet, talk to the Sugar Grove Kettley and Co. real estate agent long enough, and it becomes apparent that while he has had some interesting experiences in...

    • Posted January 9, 2009
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  • Police ID additional potential victims of Baby Fest fraud

    Additional potential victims of Baby Fest promoter Joanie M. Bellas have come forward since the Sugar Grove police released information about her possible scam.

    • Posted January 9, 2009
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  • Growth shifts from homes to stores

    With a struggling economy in the background, the village of Sugar Grove saw a shift of focus in 2008. In previous years much effort was spent planning for residential growth, but this year it was spent on...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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