All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Village considers TIF District around airport

    Officials hope infrastructure improvements will spur industrial growth Sugar Grove—The village of Sugar Grove hopes to jump start industrial development in Sugar Grove through the establishment of a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District.

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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  • Elburn Lions Club invites community to Sunday Open House

    Elburn Lions Club Open House Sunday, March 20 Noon to 3 p.m. Lions Park, 500 Filmore Street, Elburn

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Local artist enjoys sharing her work with others

    Meet her Friday at Pheasant Run show Sugar Grove—Local artist Deann Alleman's backyard is often her muse, where she draws inspiration. She said she is especially affected by the changing seasons.

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Jobs, most programs reinstated by school board

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday adopted a resolution to hire back the first, second, third, fourth-year and part-time teachers let go in a cost-cutting measure taken last month.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Pastor returns to help in post-quake Haiti

    SUGAR GROVE—The Rev. Steve Good was a college student in 1982 the first time he went to Haiti.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Plan Commission considers renewable-energy ordinance

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township wants to put up a wind turbine at its road and bridge building on Main Street, but a proposed Sugar Grove village ordinance may not allow it.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Sports bar proposed for Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove—If all goes well with village approvals, Sugar Grove could have a sports bar by this fall.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Pack 41 plants a tree

    Former Boy Scout Roger Storck supervises a group of scouts from Sugar Grove Boy Scout Troop 41, as they plant a tree he donated on the future site of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church on Harter...

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • School Board votes against a school fee increase

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to keep school fees at their current rate.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Committee recommends doing away with 4-Block schedules

    KANELAND—A committee recommended on Monday that Kaneland High School move away from its current 4-block schedule.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze

    KANELAND—An agreement among the Kaneland School District teachers union, administration and School Board will replace $1.1 million in the 2010-11 school year budget ...

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • School Board gives the go-ahead on athletic storage building

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday gave the go-ahead to the administration to seek bids for an athletic equipment storage facility on the Harter Middle School campus.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Be aware of census-form scam

    Sugar Grove—There are 10 questions asked on the 2010 Census form, but if you find the question, 'What is your Social Security number?' don't answer it.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Crash claims 2 lives

    SUGAR GROVE—Two fatalities resulted from a two-vehicle crash on Route 47 at the south entrance to Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted April 14, 2010
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  • Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze

    The KEA voted on the action on Sunday, and school officials and the association signed the letter of agreement on Monday evening.

    • Posted April 13, 2010
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  • Express yourself at the Fine Arts Festival

    KANELAND—Students will have a chance to create a piece of jewelry during the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival under the tutelage of local glass artist Larry Cimaglio.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Board positive on active-adult residential development

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday gave positive marks to plans for a 190-acre development targeting active adults 55 and older.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Rob Roy Drainage District address Village Board

    Mike Fagel of the Rob Roy Drainage District addressed the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday, requesting assistance from the village to pay for the drainage solution.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Village Board sets wheels in motion for Mallard Point SSA

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday passed an ordinance allowing for a special service area (SSA) in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • State shortfall could increase Sugar Grove budget deficit

    SUGAR GROVE—The $50,000 deficit in the village's 2010-11 budget could easily turn into a $250,000 deficit, if the state of Illinois follows through with its proposal for a reduction in the local government distributive fund (LGDF).

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Visitors view works, meet artists at juried art show reception

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Debbie Thill said she had just recently started visiting the Sugar Grove Public Library.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Local police officers drive home safety to teens

    GENEVA—Batavia police officer Dennis Harper has more than 20 years experience in law enforcement.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Technology trumps budget cuts at John Stewart

    KANELAND—Kaneland John Stewart fifth-grader Jake Needham said he was surprised that a wetlands only takes five years to fully form and grow.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • New management firm holds out hope to Settler’s Ridge residents

    SUGAR GROVE—Residents of Settler's Ridge can expect better maintenance of the common areas, empty lots and the yellow house that is the gateway to the community.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Adult day care center fills need

    SUGAR GROVE—Genesis Adult Day Care Center owner Charlene Johnson and her partner Maria Uy said they chose Sugar Grove for their new facility because they felt the area was underserved, with the closest adult day care centers...

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Showmanship at its best

    Photos from the Kaneland High School production of Guys and Dolls. Photos by Susan O'Neill

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Putting names to the numbers

    Kaneland—For the first time, individual teacher's names are part of the record, with the reality hitting home for everyone involved.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Unpaid school fees on the rise

    KANELAND—Unpaid Kaneland School District fees have reached an all-time high this year, with $50,179 being equivalent to the cost of a full-time teacher.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Private funding offers come with caveats

    KANELAND—Kaneland School District officials said they have appreciated the generous offers of funding recently made by parents and parent groups in the past several weeks to save various programs from being eliminated through the budget reduction process.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Sugar Grove resident offers tax preparation at a reasonable rate

    SUGAR GROVE—Charles Douglas, a Sugar Grove resident who recently opened a tax business in town, said he wants to be an alternative to high-priced tax preparers.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Theater teacher wraps up career with show

    Kaneland—Ilene Carter has worked with up to 150 students per year during her nine years at Kaneland, both on-stage and behind-the scenes.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Students have fun with Guys and Dolls characters

    Kaneland High School junior Samantha Vasquez, who will play Sister Sarah Brown in the high school's staging of “Guys and Dolls” this weekend, has been in school plays since the sixth grade, but this is the first...

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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