• Waubonsee named one of healthiest companies in America

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College was recently named one of the healthiest companies in the country by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), a company based in Arlington Heights, Ill.

    • Posted July 26, 2009
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  • Wilhelm surprised by Citizen of the Year honor

    Jim Wilhelm was surprised on Friday night when he received the Citizen of the Year award at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil. “Not too much gets by me,” Wilhelm said, smiling...

    • Posted July 25, 2009
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  • 2009 Corn Boil 5K Photos and results

    Photos from the 2009 Corn Boil 5K, held Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 a.m. Results: racetime

    • Posted July 25, 2009
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  • Good attends prestigious summer percussion and steel pan program

    SUGAR GROVE—Dylan Good, a musician from Sugar Grove, spent two weeks this summer studying percussion and steelpan at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wis.

    • Posted July 25, 2009
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  • Updated 7/24: Code change allows liquor license for space village president owns

    Village president said in July 23 email building was under contract, now sold (not rented) ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board changed an ordinance on Monday to allow a liquor license to be issued for a new tavern in a...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Extreme green makeover in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—For two days last weekend, the St. Charles-based Aqua-scape, Inc. turned the Lakes of Bliss Woods Subdivision into an in-the-field classroom for its contractors.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Team Budzyn wins again

    SUGAR GROVE—Branden and Ryan Budzyn enjoyed their lesson in Sugar Grove history, but it was their knowledge of navigation through longitude and latitude points that led them to the medallion.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Musical monks

    A Tibetan cultural event featuring the monks of Drepung Gomang monastery took place July 17 at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • What’s cookin’ commander?

    During the Maple Park American Legion fish fry on July 17, Commander Bob Neisendorf suggested selections to one of the more than 300 people who attended.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Company wants to sell off-road, amphibious vehicles

    ELBURN—Kane County Landscape Material & Supply owner Bruce Vajgert is seeking village permission to sell amphibious, off-road vehicles and display them outdoors on his business property, 817 E. Route 38, Elburn.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Local vendors hope to capture additional business during Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday wrestled with the requests of several Sugar Grove businesses that have approached the village about temporarily locating on private property during the Solheim Cup to provide their services to thousands of...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Building department staff cut to combat revenue crunch

    Despite other cuts, Elburn budget still in red ELBURN—The village of Elburn will have to dip into its reserves to cover spending for its fiscal year 2009-10, even though it has trimmed total staff salaries.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • MP Village withholds sidewalk project payment

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park has better, and more, sidewalks since a two-year improvement project costing more than $300,000 was finished recently, village officials said. However, they decided to postpone final payment to the contractor, Strada Construction Company, after...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • New director’s goal: Attract more people to library

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Library has a new look, new offerings and a new director. Kim Martin became the library's head June 1, and since then has overseen a reorganization of the library designed to make it more...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Kaneville ends summer with fun-filled fest

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville residents are gearing up for an end-of-summer weekend of fun, music, food, contests and activities for all ages.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • WCC offers TV News Camp for Kids

    SUGAR GROVE—Students from sixth to eighth grade have an opportunity this summer to make their own television show at Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Village officials study wind power

    Village trustee Rick Montalto and Sugar Grove Community Development Director Rich Young attended a recent Sandwich Village Board meeting where wind energy was a topic for discussion.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • 7/23 Cartoon

    Cartoon courtesy of Cagle Cartoons

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Editorial: Kaneville adds community festival to summer calendar

    We are glad to see residents in the village of Kaneville planning for a community festival for the end of this summer.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: What we need in this area is jobs

    I believe in America. I believe we can overcome almost anything, if we're given an even playing field. I was a Republican for all but the last nine years of my life. Now I'm a Democrat....

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: So many people “looking out for us”

    We are so fortunate to have so many people looking out for our best interests these days.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Union warns Kane County citizens of the impact of Sheriff’s Deputy staffing cuts

    The Kane County Board is scheduled to permanently jeopardize the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to provide sufficient police services to the citizens of Kane County, especially those living in unincorporated areas, by reducing the number of sworn deputies...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Lazarus house is here to help those in need

    The staff at Lazarus House was very saddened by the recent death of someone known to us who lived down the street from Lazarus House. In situations such as this, we are sometimes asked why we didn't...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: County cuts hinder mandated services

    I recognize that Kane County is experiencing significant drops in revenue. At the same time, I have had concerns on delivering services mandated by law. Every individual County Board member received my concerns.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Open letter to Reps and Senators

    Please, please, please do not vote for this health-care bill. Vote against it. Multiple times if necessary.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Here we go again

    On June 26, 2009, the House of Representatives passed HR-2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (also known as the Waxman-Markey Energy Bill, or the Cap and Trade Bill, or the Global Warming Bill, or...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Help make suicide prevention a national priority

    Approximately every 16 minutes, a suicide occurs in the United States. This number has increased since 2003, when it was every 18 minutes. One in two teens will attempt suicide. An attempt of suicide is made every minute...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Meadowridge developers default on obligations

    SUGAR GROVE—The Meadowridge Villas developers are not the only ones not living up to their obligations for further improvements in their subdivision, but they are the only ones who are not responding to the village's attempts to...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • 7/23 Elburn notes

    Shop’s sidewalk sign may be posted at 6 a.m.; Wastewater pumps replaced, payment authorized

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • 7/23 police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Part of Virgil Gilman Trail to temporarily close July 27-29

    SUGAR GROVE—A section of the Virgil Gilman Trail in Sugar Grove will temporarily close July 27-29 due to bridge work.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Delnor’s Memory & Behavior Clinic opens

    GENEVA—Delnor’s approach to memory care is a collaborative effort between Delnor Psychological Services and Suburban Neurology Group, LLC. It allows the patient with memory-related symptoms and behaviors to receive a comprehensive evaluation by a multidisciplinary team of...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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