• Editorial: Low voter turnout is part of state’s problem

    A former Illinois governor is in prison and another is likely on his way.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Why are some kids afraid to go to school?

    School is a place for leaning and for kids to be comfortable and interact with their peers. So why are some kids afraid to go to school?

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove food pantry seeks help

    The Sugar Grove “Between Friends Food Pantry” would like area residents to know that they are working very hard to keep the pantry shelves stocked and they would like your help.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Community comes together through Holiday Spirit

    On behalf of the Holiday Spirit Committee, we would again like to thank this community for its overwhelming response to those in need.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you for your trust, 50th District residents

    Public service is both a fulfilling and humbling experience. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent others, and am constantly reminded that there are many voices, and many choices, that enter into each decision.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you voters, supporters

    I would like to express just a small portion of the overwhelming gratitude I am feeling following my election as the Democratic nominee for Circuit Court Judge.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you, supporters

    This letter is to thank everyone who supported me, voted for me and particularly my campaign workers. I am proud of the campaign that we ran.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: It was a privilege to run to represent you

    Every election offers each of us the unique opportunity to directly participate in what makes America so special: that we have government of the people, by the people, for the people.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Open letter to our legislators

    To all our south Kane County and neighboring legislators: First of all, thank you for your elected service on behalf of the residents of our area. Yours is a difficult position.

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • Mr. Kaneland this Friday

    The event takes place on Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Admission is only $5.00. All proceeds from the Mr. Kaneland Event go back into our community by helping to support the Delnor Center...

    • Posted February 11, 2010
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  • AID plans to use backyard sport to raise funds

    Elgin—Cornhole, bags, baggo; whatever you may call it, there is no denying that it is rapidly becoming one of the most popular recreational sports to come out in the last decade. It’s a sport where anyone can...

    • Posted February 10, 2010
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  • Earthquake shakes the area

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred just before 4 a.m. in Northern Illinois. The USGS estimates nearly 11 million people felt "a light shaking."

    • Posted February 10, 2010
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  • TriCity Family Services to present ‘Parenting Difficult Adolescents’

    Kane County—Join TriCity Family Services for a Parent Support & Education Series presentation. "Parenting Difficult Adolescents" will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the TriCity Family Services offices, located at 1120...

    • Posted February 9, 2010
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  • Senior citizens reminded about tax deferral program

    Kane County—Real Estate Tax Deferral applications are available through the Kane County Treasurer's Office. This program permits qualified senior citizens to defer all or a portion of their real estate taxes.

    • Posted February 9, 2010
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  • Ladies Night Out to benefit Mutual Ground

    Sugar Grove—More than 25 vendors invite potential customers to enjoy an evening of appetizers, wine-tasting, massages and more at the Bliss Creek Golf Club on Thursday, Feb. 11, while contributing to a good cause.

    • Posted February 8, 2010
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  • KHS announces students of the term

    Kaneland—The Kaneland High School (KHS) administration and staff announced that the following students were named students of the term for the second term in the 2009-10 school year.

    • Posted February 8, 2010
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  • MP man pleads guilty in Elburn teen’s death

    Kane County—A Maple Park man has pleaded guilty to providing heroin to an Elburn man who later was found dead in a Chicago alley, as well as assaulting a corrections officer at the Kane County jail.

    • Posted February 7, 2010
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  • 5th graders lift their hands up for Haiti

    Sugar Grove—The world just got a little bigger for four fifth-grade girls at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School. Sammy Kowalczyk, Erica Witt, Kayley Bilotta and Samantha Healy have taken on the challenge of collecting basic needed items...

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Citizens voice concerns over cuts

    Kaneland's Citizens Advisory Committee members, mostly parents, told the administration their concerns during a meeting held at the high school last Thursday. Some, like Mark Weintraub and Monica Kellen, voiced strong opposition to the idea of larger...

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Church mobilizes for Haiti relief

    ELBURN—Matt Gerke, 13, did a lot of heavy lifting at Lord of Life Church in Elburn last weekend during a massive relief collection for Haiti.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Officials praise new chief for first month on job

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park's new police chief, Michael Acosta, spent much of his time during his first month of employment making initial improvements to help him do his job.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Developer postpones building 469-home subdivision

    MAPLE PARK—A developer has put plans on hold for a 469-home development in Maple Park because of the downturn in the residential housing market.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Editorial: Teachers should consider reality and renegotiate

    With the Kaneland School District facing an approximate $2.6 million deficit for the 2010-11 school year, the list of potential cuts do not appear to be gathering much in the way of consensus.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Board approves 2010 capital projects

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Jan. 25 approved $3 million worth of capital projects for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years, including repairs on the high school roof, paving work and a number of life-safety-related projects.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Village officials: New employee handbook a must

    ELBURN—The first draft of a new employee manual, a priority project for the village, is nearly finished. The manual will reflect workplace legislation and village policies that were established since the current handbook was created 17 years...

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: First to the finish

    Trevor Parker (center) won the Tiger Scouts division of the Elburn Cub Scouts Pack 107 pinewood derby, held at Faith Assembly Church in Elburn Friday. For more photos of the Tiger and Wolf packs, see the gallery...

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Fifth Third Bancorp donates $100,000 for Haiti relief

    Elburn—Fifth Third Bancorp announced a donation of $100,000 to aid the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • KHS sophomores support the troops

    Kaneland—The Kaneland High School sophomore student council members are sponsoring a school and community-wide Valentine’s “Send the Love and Supplies” program to support US troops.

    • Posted February 5, 2010
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  • Bornemann named to Ripon College dean’s list

    Andrea Bornemann of Sugar Grove was named to Ripon College's fall 2009 semester dean's list, which recognizes academic excellence.

    • Posted February 4, 2010
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  • Bradley University announces dean’s list

    The following area students, Jessica Lund, Kyle Prusinski and Daniel Taylor, all of Elburn, and Joseph Gruber of Maple Park, have received recognition on the dean's list for the Fall 2009 semester at Bradley University in Peoria,...

    • Posted February 4, 2010
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  • Millikin University announces 2009-10 choir members

    Rebecca Hof of Elburn is among the 53 Millikin University students named to the university’s 2009-10 choir.

    • Posted February 4, 2010
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  • Davis, Leuze to wed

    Martin Davis of Carpentersville, Ill., announces the engagement of his daughter, Breanna Davis, to James Leuze, the son of Marilyn and Joseph Leuze of Glendale Heights, Ill.

    • Posted February 4, 2010
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