• Beauty and the Beast Slideshow

    From the Kaneland Musical March 20-22

    • Posted March 31, 2009
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  • Neighbors race for village president

    Both candidates running for Maple Park village president have experience on the board. Both were elected to their current positions in 2005—Kathleen Curtis to the Village Board and Ross Dueringer as Village President.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Convicted sex offender may be retried

    Thomas L. Maurer, of Elburn, convicted in 2004 of soliciting sex from a teenage girl, may be retried in Kane County Circuit Court, the 2nd District Illinois Appellate Court ruled March 12.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Marengo man dies in 2-car crash near SG

    An Elburn woman involved in a fatal crash March 20 near Sugar Grove was ticketed for improper lane use less than nine minutes earlier on Route 38 and Pouley Road, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Department.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Alvarez pleads guilty to felony gambling charge

    Michael A. Alvarez pleaded guilty March 17 to running an illegal gambling operation at the former Emma's Pub & Cantina in downtown Elburn and at Miguel's on the Fox in St. Charles.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Introducing Maple Park’s trustees

    The Maple Park Village Board welcomes two new trustees in the uncontested race for three seats, and welcomes back an incumbent. Each brings experience and a desire to serve the community as it faces challenges in the...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Candidates weigh in on Virgil’s future

    The village of Virgil has three vacancies on its board of trustees, with four candidates running—two incumbents and two new contenders. Since 2005, when B&B Developers proposed a large development in the Virgil area, the village has...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Let the people decide

    All referendum questions have one thing in common: They all ask for money to pay for services. Maple Park's police referendum is no different. It is seeking additional dollars to help fund police department operations.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove library asks for funds to run new library

    The Sugar Grove Public Library District will ask voters to increase funding for the operating expenses of the new building scheduled to open in August 2009. The 27,430-square-foot building, currently under construction, is located on a five-acre...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Virgil gives road funding another try

    Every election for the past several years, Virgil township has placed a road referendum on the ballot. Every time, the referendum has failed.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Community House Board

    When a Sugar Grove Township Community House Board member decided to retire, the opening encouraged two Sugar Grove residents to get involved.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Blackberry Township assessor candidates cite experience

    Facing off April 7 in the Blackberry Township Assessor's race will be incumbent Uwe Rotter and Bonnie Wilcox, both of Elburn.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Editorial: Empower yourself, make an informed vote

    We are devoting, both in this and the April 2 edition, a large amount of space to ensuring we can provide our readers with full coverage of the candidates and issues they feel are important in the...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ a beauty of a production

    Disney's musical “Beauty and the Beast” has been Kaneland High School senior Samantha Eichelberger's favorite show since she was a little girl. By the time she was 3 years old, she knew the words to all the...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Spring Sports Preview: Fully loaded: Kaneland boys track brings the talent

    Fourth-year head coach Eric Baron is happy where things are at with boys track. “We’re ahead of where we’ve been since I’ve been here. We are as deep and as good as we’ve been in awhile,” Baron said.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Spring Sports Preview: After hard times, KHS baseball answers call for 2009 campaign

    The past 12 months have seen curveballs thrown at the players on the Kaneland High School baseball team.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Lady Knights subdue IMSA in opener

    Kaneland girls soccer got the season off to a winning start with a rain-swept 4-0 win at Illinois Math & Science Academy in Aurora on Tuesday.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Spring Sports Preview: Kaneland soccer looks to meet team-wide goals

    A year ago, Kaneland soccer coach Scott Parillo said his roster had a majority of young, eager players ready to attack the field.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Spring Sports Preview: Lady Knights track off to running start

    For the 2009 season, Kaneland girls track has a slew of returning athletes, some whom have seen State action.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Spring Sports Preview: Strong returning core best hope for KHS softball

    While Kaneland girls softball had a successful 2008 season at 23-7 and pulled out a gritty 1-0 win over Rosary in a regional semifinal, it lost a heartbreaker in the championship to Burlington Central.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Living his dream

    Children's book illustrator Wendell Minor told Kaneland John Shields Elementary School students that he knew he wanted to become an artist by the time he was in fourth grade. Although his art teacher encouraged him, his other...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Civic Center hosts Meet the Candidates Night

    The public is invited to a Meet the Candidates Night to hear from the candidates running for the Maple Park village president and village trustee positions in the April 7 election.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Getting on track

    Kaneland’s indoor girls track season continued on the homestretch with its Western Sun Conference Indoor track meet at Glenbard South on Friday, with the Lady Knights.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Tropical trivia

    A team from the Elburn Town and Country Public Library competed in the Trivia Bee for Literacy on Saturday at the Q Center in St. Charles.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    Board adopts 2009 zoning map; Board approves LED signage ordinance; Work on water main continues; Board establishes backup SSA for The Landings

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Youth Football Cheerleading

    The next registration date for Kaneland Youth Football and Cheerleading will be on April 18 at Kaneland High School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Memorial benches grace auditorium

    The Kaneland High School auditorium now has in its lobby a permanent memorial of a well-loved and talented theatre student who was killed in an automobile accident. Marcus Issel, a 2006 graduate of Kaneland, is being remembered...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter

    Elburn accident with injuries; Criminal property damage

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Lady Knights lose to Milledgeville

    Lady Knights softball suffered a 3-2 late-inning loss to visiting Milledgeville-Polo co-op on Monday.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Fire Department hosts annual breakfast

    The Maple Park Fire Department members will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at their fire station, 305 S. County Line Road, Maple Park, on Sunday, April 5, 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6 for adults...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Residents invited to help with habitat restoration work day

    A habitat restoration work day will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, located on Bliss Road in Sugar Grove. Please meet in the main parking lot.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Real estate firm sponsors food drive

    RE/MAX All Pro in Sugar Grove is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Kaneland Food Pantry, in response to community need.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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