• Waubonsee to host former congressmen

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College invited two former members of congress to share their experiences with students, faculty and staff on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 27 and 28.

    • Posted October 26, 2009
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  • Vaccine shipment clears way for clinics

    Kane County—The Kane County Health Department received a shipment of 17,500 doses of the H1N1 vaccine this week, clearing the way for the department to open its first community clinics Monday, Oct. 26.

    • Posted October 25, 2009
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  • Screening blood

    Kathryn Sondelski, left, of Sugar Grove, was among Aurora University student nurses providing free health screenings to visitors to the VNA of Fox Valley's senior health fair Oct. 2.

    • Posted October 25, 2009
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  • Kaneland @ Yorkville preview

    Kaneland (5-3, 4-2) @ Yorkville (3-5, 2-4) at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Field, Yorkville, Ill.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Real men wear pink

    ELBURN—Donna Robertson was at a recent Aurora Superstars football game waiting for the game to begin when her sister-in-law said to her, “Isn't that Tanner out there, wearing pink socks?”

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village approves reduction in developer fees

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday approved a short-term reduction in developer fees in an attempt to encourage residential growth within the village. The package includes a $5,000 reduction in impact fees and the elimination of transition...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Superintendent gives his take on the decrease

    KANELAND—Although the Kaneland School District has not provided formal feedback to Sugar Grove regarding its temporary developer fee reductions, Superintendent Charlie McCormick said his preference would be to get all of the municipalities together to discuss the...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • District modifies harassment policy

    KANELAND—Based on events last school year that led to the departure of former high school coach and physical education teacher Dennis Hansen, Kaneland School District administrators changed the district's policies and procedures regarding harassment and equal educational...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Children’s musical producer relishes new role

    ELBURN—For Stephanie Kleba of Elburn, balancing her roles as a working mother of two and a children's musical producer has been challenging but well worth it, she said.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village president may run for Senate seat

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels has collected 760 of the 1,000 signatures he needs to make a run for the 25th District State Senate seat, currently held by Chris Lauzen (R).

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Outlook grim for village’s finances, accountant says

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park's financial consultant warned the Maple Park Village Board that the village faces a financial crunch because of limited property taxes for 2009.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Elburn crafting new cable franchise contract for Mediacom

    ELBURN—A village survey indicated many residents are unhappy with their cable service from Mediacom. Village officials said they plan to renew the company's franchise contract, however, because they have no other option.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Students honored for high achievement

    KANELAND—Proud parents, teachers and principals filled the Kaneland High School library on Oct. 13 to honor students who received high scores on recent standardized tests, including the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT), WorkKeys and the American College...

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Annexation denied for development south of Elburn

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials on Monday turned down a developer's request to annex property for a residential subdivision south of the village.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Consultant tasked with creating updated employee handbook

    The village of Elburn will pay a consultant $6,000 to create an updated employee handbook.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village may adopt drug testing policy

    Drug screens will be required of all new hires before they officially can be employed by the village of Maple Park if the Village Board approves a new policy with that requirement.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Kaneville completes comprehensive plan

    KANEVILLE—From the beginning, Kaneville residents have said that they wanted to have control over their own destiny. Completion of the comprehensive plan brings them one step closer to that goal.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village sues Benchmark Bank

    Sugar Grove—The village of Sugar Grove on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Benchmark Bank for its failure to release money from a letter of credit it holds for Hannaford Farm, LLC.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Blackberry Elementary wants more crossing guards

    ELBURN—Kaneland Blackberry Elementary School officials recently asked the village of Elburn to post two more crossing guards near the school to ensure students' safety.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Editorial: Why we do what we do

    Being a journalist in these times, it can become easy to get lost in all the negativity.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Kaneland’s Guyton finishes second at girls golf State

    It was almost a charmed State trip for Kaneland’s Hayley Guyton. A team captain and a three-time State goer, Guyton was tied at the end of regulation play with a score of 145, but bogeyed on the...

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Lady Knight tennis concludes at SCE sectional

    Kaneland tennis saw its season end on Saturday after the St. Charles East Sectional. With both St. Charles outfits and Western Sun Conference anchor Geneva, it proved to be one of the more difficult groupings in 2009....

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Geneva slips past KHS, 27-24 in OT

    MAPLE PARK—What might have been a thrilling win for Kaneland High School football on Friday night is now just "what might have been.”

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Kaneland boys run to 2nd in WSC

    As the Western Sun Conference sets, Kaneland boys cross country rose to the occasion.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Soccer blanked by Antioch in KHS regional

    Nothing was going to stop Antioch on Tuesday during the IHSA Class 2A regional in Maple Park.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • V-Ball falls to Geneva, beats Yorkville, now 13-14

    Kaneland’s volleyball squad rocked the pink for Volley for the Cure night, but found no solution for a winning formula against the formidable Geneva Lady Vikings.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Girls XC take fourth in WSC meet

    It was the final Western Sun Conference meet, and the Lady Knights cross country roster did themselves proud.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Photo Gallery: On a roll—Elburn Bunco

    The 6th anual Bunco for Breast Cancer at Elburn Lions Park clubhouse on Oct. 14 and 15 raised $16,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Photos by Martha Quetsch

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Oct. 22 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 October 22, 2009
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  • Oktoberfest outing

    Visitors to the St. Mary’s Octoberfest celebration on Saturday enjoyed a fun afternoon of games, Polish and Irish food and desserts, crafts, raffles and live music.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • A tree for Al

    Elburn—The Blackberry Township Board of Trustees honored the 20 years of dedicated service that Al Bergquist gave with a tree planting and dedication of a granite stone marker in front of the township offices.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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  • Matthew Anthony Crabb

    Anthony and Julie (Bisztriczky) Crabb of Maple Park proudly announce the birth of their son, Matthew Anthony.

    • Posted October 22, 2009
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