• Elburn officials expect budget deficit from revenue decline

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is considering two different budget proposals prepared by village staff, both with expenses that are greater than revenues.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Money sought for $30 million road extension, overpass construction

    ELBURN—Kane County transportation officials want the Anderson Road extension and railway overpass project built in 2011 and 2012 but cannot meet that goal unless funding for the $30 million construction project becomes available.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Maple Park library reopens

    The library welcomes browsers, and new library director Kimberly Martin will answer any questions you may have. Maple Park is part of the Prairie Area Library System, and patrons can check out books from Maple Park as...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • The extra mile

    KANELAND—All-around athlete Jeremy Kenny will use his running ability in September to raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Two crashes on Route 38, one fatal

    Elburn—Two collisions occurred within two days on Route 38, one resulting in the death of a Batavia man. At 5:16 p.m. July 12, Elburn and Countryside firefighters happened upon a crash at the intersection of Route 38...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Kane County Fair set for St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES—The Kane County Fair and Festival is scheduled for five days, July 15-19, and tens of thousands of spectators are expected again this year to enjoy America's Great County Fair and Festival on Randall Road in...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • In Marianne’s memory

    Pastor Mark Meyer (far left) of Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park, gave a blessing during a ceremony Tuesday at the Civic Center dedicating a new picnic table to Marianne Delaney, on the first anniversary of...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Full steam ahead for lot expansion

    ELBURN—Metra's wish came true. On Tuesday, the railway company learned it will receive funding for the $1 million Elburn commuter parking lot expansion project from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Elburn widow: ‘We’re truly blessed’

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Michael Kovach died unexpectedly on April 27 at the age of 39, leaving behind his wife, Kathy, and their four young children.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • New policy: Staff not required at board meetings

    MAPLE PARK—Under a new policy for the village of Maple Park, village employees are not obligated to attend Village Board meetings.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Board approves water main extension

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on July 7 approved the extension of a water main between Prairie Glen and Dugan Woods, a move that officials said will improve the water quality and service to both subdivisions, as well...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • ‘Vroom’ raffle

    This 2010 Chevy Camaro 2LT/RS, or $25,000 in cash, is up for grabs at the 2009 Elburn Days, held this year Friday through Sunday, Aug. 21-23.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Editorial: Corvette show is a vehicle for hunger relief

    Car enthusiasts, those interested in helping create a hunger-free northern Illinois, or those just interested in a nice day in the country are invited to the fourth annual Country Car Show at 2 S. Green Road, Elburn,...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Letter: Remembering Dorothy James at the sale

    Thank you to all of our neighbors for their patience with the extra traffic during our marathon yard sale on First and Nebraska streets. We missed having Dorothy James with us this time.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Letter: Thanks from Kaneville basball and softball

    I would like to thank Dick and Annette Theobald of Paisano’s Pizza and Grill for hosting our BBQ Fundraiser for the Kaneville Boys Baseball and Kaneville Girls Softball teams.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Letter: National Association for Letter Carriers’ food drive a success

    United Way of Central Kane County, the National Association for Letter Carriers, and the National Rural Letter Carriers expresses their appreciation to all who donated food and volunteered their time.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Letter: A friend remembered

    A heart attack ended the life of Joseph L. (Joe) Matalone on June 29, 2009. Joe is survived by his wife (Joyce), a son (Joe Jr.) and his family, and a daughter (Michele) and her family. Included...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • 7/16 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 16, 2009
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  • First SummerFest July 18 at Community Center

    Elburn chiropractor David Foss believes the village needs another outdoor community event, especially because the 2009 Day in the Park was cancelled. So he decided to hold SummerFest at Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Saturday, July...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Let there be fireworks!

    The fact that other communities canceled their fireworks celebrations for the Fourth of July made Sugar Grove Lions Club President Bob Bohler more determined to make sure that the fireworks show went on at this year's Corn...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • New amusement company for Corn Boil

    Fantasy Amusements owner Bill Johnson started working in the carnival business when he was 11 years old. The carnival came to his hometown, Niles, Ill., and the owner asked the young boy if he would help him...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • 2009 entertainment lineup

    Live entertainment is always a crowd-builder at the Corn Boil, and with the addition of a Sunday performance, this year will be no different. Event organizers built a strong lineup of local and diverse bands to keep...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year

    Created in 1998, the Citizen of the Year award is presented each year at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil to the nominee who best demonstrates the qualities of “true dedication, innovation and pioneering spirit” that continue to...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • What’s new at Corn Boil?

    The 2009 Corn Boil will host a band on Sunday, unlike in previous years. That is one of a few new features at the festival this summer, which include an appearance by Miss Northern Illinois and a...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Volunteers: the lifeblood of the Corn Boil

    The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is a volunteer-run community event, featuring three family-friendly and fun-filled days.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • District to fill in gaps due to contract limitations

    The administration made the choice to hire an interim high school principal when Tony Valente resigned in June, after most potential candidates had already signed contracts for the upcoming school year.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • KHS lands former Geneva principal

    Former Geneva High School principal Dr. Greg Fantozzi will take over as interim principal at Kaneland High School this fall. During the two years since Fantozzi retired from school administration, he has been a principal mentor, a...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Board examines its effectiveness

    The Kaneland School Board will participate in a self-evaluation process for its members to determine how the board is working as a team, define its strengths and weaknesses, and to make plans for improving its function.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Area resident earns degree at Kettering

    After successfully completing requirements at Kettering College of Medical Arts, Joanne Shona Cross of Elburn has earned an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from the school.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Celebrate recovery event at FVCC

    BATAVIA—Fox Valley Christian Church, 40W150 Main St., Batavia, will host a celebrate recovery event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sat., July 25.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Local residents earn scholarships

    The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley recently awarded 13 scholarships to southwestern Kane County residents for the 2009-10 academic year. The potential value of these scholarships over the next four years is $31,000.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Local residents join Hispanic Honor Society

    Three local residents were among the charter members recently inducted into Aurora University’s Psi Mu Chapter No. 563 of the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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