• Siebert joining SIU-Edwardsville softball

    EDWARDSVILLE—Laurie Siebert of Sugar Grove and Ali Downing of Ottumwa, Iowa, will join the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville softball team next season, according to coach Sandy Montgomery.

    • Posted August 13, 2009
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  • IHSA Newsbites: Softball distance moved, swimsuit banned

    Softball pitching distance changed; Swimsuits banned

    • Posted August 13, 2009
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  • Physicals begin for WCC Athletics

    All student-athletes who plan on participating in intercollegiate athletics at Waubonsee Community College during the 2008-09 school year are invited to receive a free physical.

    • Posted August 13, 2009
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  • Delnor’s Orthokids program seeks volunteers

    KANE COUNTY—Delnor’s Orthokids Program has been around for more than 11 years, and is in need of volunteers who love working with kids and have patience and a willingness to be silly and have fun. Volunteers need...

    • Posted August 11, 2009
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  • Hatcher opens second local office

    KANE COUNTY—State Rep. Kay Hatcher has announced the opening of a second office for 50th District residents.

    • Posted August 11, 2009
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  • Healing Gardens opens to public

    St. Charles—Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens on Stone Hill Farm off Dean Road in St. Charles, announced its next opening date will be Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Posted August 10, 2009
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  • State warns people to avoid bats

    STATE—Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold is warning Illinoisans to avoid contact with bats as we approach the time of year when bats are the most active.

    • Posted August 10, 2009
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  • Health Department supports World Breastfeeding Week

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department supports World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1 through Aug. 7, as a way to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

    • Posted August 9, 2009
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  • Sun safety for infants, babies and toddlers

    Just one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles a person's chances of developing melanoma later in life. According to one US study, 54 percent of children become sunburned or tanned in their second summer, versus 22...

    • Posted August 8, 2009
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  • Dickson-Murst Farm: It’s about the kids

    MONTGOMERY—When Day at the Farm is held Sunday, Aug. 23, activities and displays that are kid-oriented will once again be prominent.

    • Posted August 8, 2009
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  • Waubonsee scholarship helps unemployed

    Sugar Grove—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation established the “Brighter Futures” scholarship program, which will provide up to $500 to unemployed district residents who enroll in Workforce Development courses at the college.

    • Posted August 8, 2009
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  • Local women arrested in possession of counterfeit bills

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove resident Shirley A. Ryckman, 39, of the 1200 block of Dorr Drive, was arrested at 1 p.m. on Thursday and charged with forgery for printing counterfeit bills.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Emergency plans in place for Solheim Cup

    Sugar Grove—Plans are in place to ensure that the upcoming Solheim Cup runs smoothly and efficiently, Kane County Emergency Management Director Donald Bryant told the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Wayside horns installed in Elburn, need final ok

    ELBURN—In Elburn, wayside horns were installed at the Main Street and First Street crossings in July.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Frasz steers project for more semi-quiet zones

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Board member Drew Frasz is thrilled about the progress of his proposed wayside horn installation at railroad crossings between Campton Hills and Maple Park.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • MP hires new legal firm with local presence

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday selected the firm of Foster & Buick Law Group as the village's new legal counsel, pleased with its fees and experience representing other local communities.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Aurora Sportsmen’s Club moves west

    SUGAR GROVE—The Aurora Sportsmen's Club held its last shooting event at its Sugar Grove location on June 30, and has since moved its operations west to Waterman.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Motor fuel tax funds east side street improvements

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove will use its 2009 Motor Fuel Tax funding to repair streets on the east side of the village.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • 4th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Motorcycle/Car Rally Aug. 15

    MAPLE PARK—The 4th Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Motorcycle/Car Rally will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, starting and ending at Elhorn's Barn, 50W734 Winters Road, Maple Park.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Huge golf event expected to be a boon for business

    SUGAR GROVE—Local food vendors could have approximately 30,000 potential additional customers during the week of the Solheim Cup.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Spreading the cheer

    A group of Kaneland JV and varsity cheerleaders spent time volunteering at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora on Monday.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Legion faces financial crunch from rent loss

    Elburn—American Legion Post 630 officials said their organization will be looking for another permanent tenant for the second-floor of its Elburn building, at 112 N. Main St., now that the village is terminating its lease of the...

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Village will end lease of Legion Hall space

    Elburn—The village of Elburn will terminate its lease of the second-floor of the American Legion Post 630, which it has rented since 2005 for the Building Department office.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Middle school will be done in time

    KANELAND—The new Harter Middle School will open on time, Kaneland School District officials said on Tuesday. The school will open to students and their parents for a full-day open house on Thursday, Aug. 20.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • School to begin on time

    KANELAND—The offices at several Kaneland schools have been contacted by community members concerned over a delay of the start of the school year, or opening a specific building, due to construction schedules. All Kaneland schools will open...

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Firefighters golf for scholarship fund

    ELBURN—An annual golf outing that raises money for scholarships also is an opportunity for local firefighters to share some time together away from the station.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Campus camp

    Great Lakes Leadership Campus, 526 N. Main St., Elburn, recently hosted approximately 90 campers from Michigan, Wisconsin and the Chicago area, as well as a ministry team from Kentucky, during a week-long retreat for fun and fellowship.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Rt. 47 closed for 6 hours

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police shut down Route 47 between Prairie Street and Jericho Road between 3 and 9 p.m. on Monday after a 40,000 pound slab of concrete crushed the cab of the truck transporting it....

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Cigarette likely culprit in mulch fire at Papa G’s

    Elburn—Papa G's, 250 S. Main St., Elburn, was closed for a few hours after smoke from a fire outside infiltrated the restaurant July 29.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Village obtains pricing through county for pavement marking

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove will utilize the Kane County Division of Transportation's purchasing program to obtain county pricing for pavement markings on several roads throughout the village.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Keep critters wild

    Fox Valley Wildlife Center wildlife rehabber and educator Kaitlin Zordan holds Summer, a 5-year-old raccoon, while she explains to a group of children why keeping a wild animal at home is not a good idea.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Bomb threat received at County Courthouse

    KANE COUNTY—Officials evacuated the Kane County Courthouse Friday afternoon after an employee in the Kane County Probation office received a phone call saying there was a bomb in the building.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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