• 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.

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  • Outgoing Elburn officials praised for work

    Elburn Village President Jim Willey and trustees Tom Burgholzer, Jeff Humm and Craig Swan received thanks Monday from other village officials for the work on behalf of the village during their terms of office.

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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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  • Guide to help people bike safely on streets

    Until Elburn can afford additional bicycle paths in the village, commuters who bike to the Metra station must use the streets, a practice the village encourages but wants to make safe.

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  • Young directors

    Nikky Prusinski gives prop directions to Ben Tennant (left) and Kevin Krasinski during rehearsals for Kaneland High School’s Senior Directed One-Act Plays.

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  • In an emergency, be self-sufficient

    The village of Sugar Grove has a plan to protect its citizens from tornadoes and other emergency situations.

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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.

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  • Conley committed to helping people with grief

    Conley Funeral Home director Bruce Conley became involved in grief support in the late 1970s, carrying on a family tradition he realized was crucial.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Pay now, not later

    With a referendum in 2008 that approved $65 million to use in building construction projects and construction costs running lower than expected, the Kaneland School District finds itself with between $9.2 million and $11.6 million to use...

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  • Unleash your inner comic at Zanies

    Even lying on the road on the verge of death after a serious car accident, with a broken sternum and jaw, Dobie Maxwell, known as “Mr. Lucky,” was able to ask himself, “What's funny about this?”

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Senior living, care facility proposed for SG

    Village Board members reacted favorably to a plan for a senior living facility Prism Health Care Management Group would like to build in Sugar Grove.

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  • Elburn Lions recycle for sight

    As spring cleaning gets under way, the Elburn Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.

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  • Crosby rides Whitecaps wave

    If you happen to visit Fifth Third Ballpark just north of Grand Rapids, Mich., and see a 6-foot-5 blonde-haired lefthander who looks vaguely familiar, signing autographs for young fans on the concourse during a rain delay, you're...

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  • Pleading the fifth third: W. Michigan burger something to behold

    Think of traditional ballpark food and hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.

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  • Yorkville woman charge for making false report of robbery by police imposter

    Danielle L. Hechenbach, 32, of Honeysuckle Ln. Yorkville was charged by police on Thursday April 30th with Disorderly Conduct, a Class 4 Felony, for making a false police report.

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  • Knights take Peterson Prep crown, stop challengers in DeKalb

    Kaneland wasted no time impressing faithful fans at the Peterson Prep on Saturday, and continued the top-notch effort on Tuesday in familiar territory.

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  • KHS shows talent at Dixon, Glenbard S.

    With the temperature finally rising in the area, Kaneland High School girls track seems to be taking that as a cue.

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  • Soccer pouring the offense on

    Lady Knights soccer (6-4-1, 0-2 Western Sun Conference) hasn’t seen this much early success in quite a while, but it’ll take it.

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  • Lady Knights (14-5) bring the bats

    Lady Knights softball saw contributions from both ends this past week.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Baseball runs into tough week

    Through 20 games, Knights baseball has seen more of its share of steady performances. However, this week provided more difficulty than most.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter

    DUI; Burglaries to motor vehicles; Vehicle stolen, recovered; Trespassing, outstanding warrants; Driving while license suspended

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Dental office receives grant, Elburn officials to be sworn in at Lions Park

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  • Rep. Foster accepts Congressional page applications

    Rep. Bill Foster (IL-14) is accepting applications from high school juniors interested in participating becoming a Congressional Page.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • KHS hosts talent show

    Kaneland High School will host its annual talent show at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1, in the auditorium.

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  • Park District hosts youth pitch, hit, run competition

    The Sugar Grove Park District will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Sugar Grove Sports Complex.

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  • Wildlife Center seeks barn sale donations

    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center will host a barn sale on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and May 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wildlife Center, located in the Elburn Woods Forest Preserve.

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  • Town & Country Public Library plant fundraiser

    The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library annual plant fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9.

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  • Kaneland musical instrument donation drive

    The Kaneland Musical Instrument Donation Drive will run through Friday, May 1. Drop-off locations are at Kaneland elementary schools between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove Public Library event

    Super-couponing returns

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  • KHS offers summer driver’s ed

    Kaneland High School will offer a summer driver’s education program for Kaneland and non-Kaneland students who will turn 15 by June and reside in the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • WCC earns environmental award

    Waubonsee Community College recently received an Outstanding Project Award from Trees Forever, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting, prairie restoration and watershed management.

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