• Fire experts make case for greater fire protection

    CHICAGO—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held a live demonstration of the need for home fire sprinklers as part of the 2009 NFPA Annual Conference Expo at McCormick Place recently.

    • Posted June 30, 2009
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  • Get to your July 4th destination safely

    STATE—With millions of drivers hitting the road this Fourth of July holiday, playing it safe when behind the wheel takes on even greater importance.

    • Posted June 29, 2009
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  • Editorial: Hitting home—Illinois budget cuts would affect local families, agencies

    “Some days we are all just in tears when we don’t have relief."

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • New Stewart principal starts July 1

    ELBURN—Brian Graber takes over as principal for the Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School for the 2009-10 school year beginning Wednesday, July 1.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • What about Brian?

    MAPLE PARK—Tuesday morning had the usual cast of characters when it comes to KHS boys basketball. Your Dudzinskis and your Bayleys were there at the East Gym, but the gray-shirted player leading the camp was a new face.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • D-302 to hire interim HS principal

    KANELAND—School District officials will hire an interim high school principal for the 2009-2010 school-year.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Give me a T!

    Miabella Brandonisio takes her swings during Saturday morning’s T-Ball battle at Lions Park West in Elburn. Miabella is part of the Elburn Angels, the only local all-girl t-ball squad.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Fearing for the future

    REGIONAL—Local families with developmentally disabled children will be among those whose lives will be drastically affected if the state slashes social services funding to reduce its budget deficit.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • District adds paraprofessionals’ dependents to health care coverage

    KANELAND—Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the Kaneland School District will pay 50 percent of the cost of insurance premiums for dependents of full-time educational support staff (paraprofessionals).

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Aurora University announces 2009 graduates

    19 residents are among the 1,260 Aurora University students receiving diplomas at the 116th annual commencement ceremonies held May 10.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Lund named to Bradley’s deans list

    Jessica Lund of Elburn was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Davidson named James Millikin Scholar

    Millikin University student Erika Davidson, a Kaneland High School graduate, was named a James Millikin Scholar in recognition of her outstanding scholastic achievements.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Waubonsee announces class of 2009 graduates

    Waubonsee Community College awarded degrees to 675 graduates at its 2009 commencement ceremony on May 28. The college’s Class of 2009 includes the following graduates:

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Aiden Ehren Pattison

    John and Kari Pattison of Elburn announce the birth of their son, Aiden Ehren, on May 13, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Chase Rigley Miller

    Dennis and Regann (Rohm) Miller of Sycamore announce the birth of their son, Chase Wrigley, on May 7, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • James Robery Haages

    Jason and Jessica (Anderson) Haages of Maple Park announce the birth of their son, James Robery, on May 19, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Avery Alice Anderson

    Phill and Joanna (Morris) Anderson of Maple Park announce birth of their daughter, Avery Alice, on May 21, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Wacky Wednesdays at Sanctuary

    BATAVIA—The Children’s Ministry of Sanctuary in Batavia will shift into high gear again this summer with their Wacky Wednesday program, running from July 15th through August 12th.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Calvary Episcopal announces VBS

    BATAVIA—Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 S. Batavia Ave., invites the public to “Crocodile Dock,” its 2009 vacation bible school.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Noise level in village expected to drop in July

    ELBURN—Wayside horn installation is expected to begin at Elburn’s two downtown freight train crossings Monday, June 29, village officials said.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Psychic fair faces opposition in Elburn

    ELBURN—Some village residents, including a minister, are disturbed about an event that will bring psychics and mediums to the Elburn & Countryside Community Center Saturday, saying its focus is dangerous.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Therapy pool a wish come true for Kasey

    BIG ROCK—The majority of wishes Make-A-Wish grants are for travel, with half of these to Disney World—a therapy pool was on the list for one Big Rock girl.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Break-in is attempted at purple store

    KANEVILLE—The peaceful environment of Kaneville was shattered on Friday morning, along with the front window at the purple store. Sometime about 3 a.m., someone took the large antique milk jug on the side of the store and...

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Couple gets taste of ‘reel’ life

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents Amy and Andrew Manion live a fairly normal life in their Prestbury neighborhood.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • ‘U Learning

    Kaneland Middle School student Allison Dunlop uses acrylics to paint a landscape she drew earlier in the Kid’s College “Paint like a Famous Artist” class at Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • System will ‘blast’ households about important MP events

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials want to keep residents aware of what is happening in the village, from special events to disasters.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • A rose by any other name …

    Robin Larson of Maple Park hosted a ‘Passion for Petal Gardens: Look and Discover Workshop’ on Saturday at her home on County Line Road.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Saving lives on the rails

    Community officials from area villages, including Maple Park village president Kathy Curtis and Planning Commissioner Dale Weir, boarded a special train Tuesday in Elburn, as part of Operation Lifesaver.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Public works director wants more staff, other new expenditures

    Nevenhoven presented the Public Works Committee on Monday with a list of new items he recommended the board include in the next budget.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Sycamore Speedway weekend results

    (815) 895-5454 15 miles west of St. Charles on Route 64 Saturday, June 20, 2009

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Cougars claim first-half crown

    GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars, officially at the halfway point of the 2009 regular season, will be heading to the Midwest League playoffs this September as the Western Division’s first half champion.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Township workers have one less job

    KANEVILLE—Township Supervisor Leon Gramley and Township trustee Dan Ebert are currently holding only one township position as of June 10.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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