• AU students join National Honor Society

    Three local residents were among 64 Aurora University sophomores inducted into AU's chapter of Phi Eta Sigma Freshman National Honor Society.

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  • Local residents named to IWU’s fall 2008 Dean’s List

    Lauren Contorno of Elburn and Maddy Schaefer of Sugar Grove were named to the Dean's List for the 2008-09 fall semester academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Local residents earn degrees from NIU

    The following students were awarded undergraduate degrees from Northern Illinois University for its fall 2008 commencement ceremonies held Dec. 13 and Dec. 14.

    • 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 downtown a destination

    Look at the downtown of any of the four villages in the Kaneland area and what do you see? Empty stores fronts, underutilized spaces and vital businesses absenting to the periphery.

    • 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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  • Perspectives on growth

    One thing people can agree on is that growth, for the time being, has slowed significantly. The economy, housing market and credit crunch have all contributed to reducing the number of homes and businesses that are coming...

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • Public services adapt to meet community needs

    As the area's population has grown, local public officials have responded by expanding fire protection, police and public works services, and they are planning future enhancements, as needed.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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  • What people want

    “What do you want to see in your town in the future?” That was the question posed to random and not-so-random people on the street and in the businesses of Kaneville,...

    • 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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  • Police hiring process blocked

    The board voted down a motion to accept two police officers to be part of a pool of candidates for future employment, and it tabled a motion to hire another officer under a probationary period. It also...

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter

    Emergency response to home; DUI

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Plastic surgery as a necessity

    At age 57 and with a size D cup, Nancy Jones was hardly what most would consider an ideal candidate for breast implants. But looking back on it, she said it was one of the best decisions...

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Sen. Lauzen: ‘It was profoundly sad’

    Illinois State Senator Chris Lauzen (25th District) said on Monday that the state can resume the necessary business that was held up by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's uncertain situation following his arrest and impeachment trial.

    • 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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  • Video of sewers may find leaks

    Televising the sewer lines in Elburn could show why many homes in Elburn had sewage backups during last September's heavy rainstorm.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Winter hike through forest preserve

    Families are invited to a Saturday, Feb. 14, hike through Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • KHS announces students-of-the-term

    Kaneland High School administration and staff congratulated the following students for being named Term 2, 2008-09 Students-of-the-Term.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Food company donates to local food bank

    Homemade Gourmet is hosting 24 canned-food drives in February around the country, including one in Big Rock.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Library offers Valentine Craft day; Dr. Seuss breakfast

    The Junior Friends of the Maple Park Public Library will hold a Valentine Craft time beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Kaneland chess team earns second place

    The Kaneland chess team took part in the Far Side Suburban Chess Conference Championships on Saturday.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • KYSO Spring Soccer Info

    Sign up in person, or online.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Chili For Charity Cook-off names semi-finals

    This past weekend, the Association for Individual Development held two preliminary Chili for Charity Cook-Off contests.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Blood center announces urgent need for donors

    Due to the extreme weather the area has experienced in recent weeks, Heartland Blood Centers is struggling to meet the needs of O-negative and B-negative patients in area hospitals.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • WCC adds to student art collection

    This fall semester, Waubonsee Community College added five more pieces of artwork to its collection as part of the Student Art Purchase Program.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Astronomy group hosts pair of public events

    The Fox Valley Astronomical Society (FVAS) will host two public events in February.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Big Rock adopts boundary agreements

    The village of Big Rock unanimously adopted two boundary agreements at its Jan. 13 Village Board meeting.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • Eating healthy on a budget

    LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, the first-of-its-kind complementary cancer care facility in the Fox Valley region, is holding a special health series titled "Revitalize Your Mind & Body."

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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  • You are invited to the new www.elburnherald.com

    Regular viewers of our website, www.elburnherald.com, noticed that following a brief "beta" period, the upgraded version of our website went live on Jan. 29.

    • Posted February 6, 2009
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