• Letter: Children’s movie includes unexplainable images

    Recently I took my two girls, ages 10 and 7, to see the movie “Astro Boy.” When we returned, I left my two beautiful girls with my wife to have dinner, because I felt compelled to come...

    • Posted November 12, 2009
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  • Letter: Celebrating 234 years of service

    On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that two battalions of marines be raised, that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as...

    • Posted November 12, 2009
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  • Letter: How threatening talk of government expansion slows economy and kills jobs

    Small businesses across the United States are pulling back from expansion projects and are laying workers off due to fears regarding healthcare costs and higher taxes according to a telling article in last Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal.

    • Posted November 12, 2009
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  • Chamber partners with West Towns, Conley Outreach

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry is extending its Chamber Cares program to partner with West Towns Human Services and Conley Outreach Community Services for the holiday season.

    • Posted November 12, 2009
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  • County veteran’s group to hold war memorial dedication ceremony

    Geneva—The Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission will hold a dedication ceremony of the new Persian Gulf War Plaque on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

    • Posted November 9, 2009
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  • Provena Mercy Medical Center offers sleep disorders lecture

    Provena Mercy Medical Center will offer a lecture on various sleep disorders. If you find yourself becoming tired during the day, having difficulty waking up in the morning or snoring excessively, then this lecture may be what...

    • Posted November 8, 2009
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  • The journey

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s Drama Department received special treatment while preparing for its fall play.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Mike Stoffa honors fallen firefighters at national event

    Elburn—Mike Stoffa knows how risky the work of a firefighter can be, having been one for many years, along with other family members. So he was honored to take part in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend...

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • You can’t keep a good clown down

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Karen McCannon (Jo-Jo the Clown) is alive and getting well at The Tillers Rehabilitation Center in Oswego, Ill.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Trustee takes run at County Board seat

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove trustee Melisa Taylor announced her intention to run for a seat on the Kane County Board, representing Sugar Grove and the surrounding area.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • ‘High-priority’ street work planned

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn soon will resurface several stretches of road that the public works superintendent said are in dire need of repair.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Deficit cuts could be personnel-related

    SUGAR GROVE—With current projections of a $114,000 deficit in the general fund, the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed several potential ways to save money.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Stormwater flooding culprits cleared at last

    ELBURN—Severe blockages in a storm sewer line that led to street and property flooding in the Cambridge subdivision finally have been cleared, a job that took a lot of time and work, Elburn Public Works Director John...

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Proposed tax levy limited by state cap

    MAPLE PARK—Homeowners could see a slight drop in the village portion of their property tax bills in May, even though assessed valuations have risen 6.14 percent.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Certain traffic violators will pay more for a tow

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board approved an ordinance on Tuesday that allows the village to collect a $500 towing fee from individuals when their car is towed for certain violations.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Village seeks $14 million for plant expansion

    Elburn—Additional residential developments in Elburn will require a larger wastewater treatment plant, village officials said.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • KHS hosts Santa’s CraftShop Nov. 7

    Kaneland—Fundraisers don't always have to be tedious and involved. Sometimes they are just plain fun, such as the Holiday fundraiser sponsored by the Peer Leadership Group, which will have a distinct holiday theme.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • No injuries in KHS ceiling collapse

    Senior Tyler Howland was working on a project in the library on Oct. 6, when suddenly, the ceiling began to collapse.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Sisters set, spike on volleyball team

    Kaneland’s sophomore volleyball team is experiencing something this season that isn't often seen on the court: two sisters, different grades, playing on the same team—Ashley and Kyle Prost.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Boys cross country faces Sterling opposition

    The boys cross country team participated in the Sterling Invitational, including over 30 class 3A and 2A ranked schools in the state on Oct. 10.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Guess editorial: Veteran’s Day is for ordinary people accomplishing the extraordinary

    Guest editorial by Clarene E. Hill National Commander, The American Legion When then-Governor Ronald Reagan introduced returning POW John McCain at a speaking engagement in 1974, the future president asked, “Where do we find such men?”

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • KHS volleyball team supports cause

    According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. There are 11 girls on the Kaneland High School varsity volleyball team; do the math.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Dixon man in critical condition after crash in Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove—Bert Lee Olson, 37, of the 300 Block of North Ottawa Avenue in Dixon, Ill., was in critical but stable condition at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Monday morning following a crash that occurred Sunday at 11...

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Nov. 5 Police blotter

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

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Nov. 5 Village notes

    Veterans Day parade Nov. 11; Wastewater sample analysis accurate; Board approves drug screening policy; Scouts plan for Metra landscaping; Residents asked to keep yard waste off street; Village seeks treatment plant operator; Village announces tax levy; Board...

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Letter: Harassment should have no place at KHS

    Has anyone around you, whether it be friends, family or just people someone you don’t even know ever called you names replacing the word “stupid”? Names like gay or retard or even racial slurs are very hurtful,...

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Good fortune

    Jenny, today we honor you as you would be turning 21.

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Letter: I gained more than I gave while volunteering with PAA

    I wanted to share a wonderful experience I had recently in Elburn.

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Letter: Thank you for supporting our parents

    Parents As Advocates (PAA) would like to sincerely thank all of its Kaneland-area supporters for a successful Moms Retreat held October 16-18 in Elburn at the Great Lakes Leadership Campus.

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Boys XC heads off to State

    The Kaneland boys cross country team rose to the occasion at the Class 2A Belvidere Sectional and took care of business, nabbing a fourth-place finish en route to a State berth at Detweiler Park this coming weekend.

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Dudzinski selects Holy Cross for hoops stop

    Kaneland senior Dave Dudzinski made quite the tough decision on Tuesday; one that will make life tough for opposing teams in the Patriot League.

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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  • Spartans oust Knights in 5A opener

    Kaneland caught in rush during 40-13 loss If this were a major production, then Sycamore stole the second act.

    • Posted November 5, 2009
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