• 40th annual Earth Day is April 22

    SUGAR GROVE—On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans assembled in streets and parks to demonstrate against the environmental pollution that was rampant across the country then.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Editorial: Earth Day, EPA deserve credit for clean-up

    There is certainly an ongoing debate on the concept of climate change, but one thing that all sides of the debate can agree on is that the 40th anniversary of Earth Day is important, and needs to...

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you for helping us celebrate

    We would like to thank our family very much for hosting our 65th anniversary party.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Letter: Visit Pouley Road and see part of Dave Compton’s legacy

    The south end of Pouley Road has been a pride and joy for Dave Compton and his family for more than 70 years.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Letter: Seniors: Avoid home repair scams

    The purpose of this letter is to remind senior citizens that spring time is often when they could become a victim of a home repair scam.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Letter: Schmidt’s Town Tap revitalized downtown Elburn

    As former Elburn residents, we have been amazed at the renewal that has occurred in the downtown area with the addition of a new bar and grill, Schmidt’s Town Tap.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Letter: Rep. Foster needs to engage with constituents

    Why does Rep. Foster have so many people writing letters to the editor for him? Is this a new type of free campaigning?

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Gust, Orr earn Eagle Scout recognition

    Thomas Orr (left) and Benjamin Gust, both of Elburn, take part in their Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 22 at the Community Congregational Church in Elburn.

    • Posted April 18, 2010
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  • State revenue cut would hit villages hard, officials say

    ELBURN, MP—A proposed reduction in state income taxes disbursed to municipalities would cause more financial challenges for the revenue-strapped villages of Elburn and Maple Park.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • School Board votes against a school fee increase

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to keep school fees at their current rate.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Committee recommends doing away with 4-Block schedules

    KANELAND—A committee recommended on Monday that Kaneland High School move away from its current 4-block schedule.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Curtis lauds board for year’s accomplishments

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board has made great strides during the past year to begin tackling the challenges it faced when members took office a year ago, Village President Kathy Curtis said.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze

    KANELAND—An agreement among the Kaneland School District teachers union, administration and School Board will replace $1.1 million in the 2010-11 school year budget ...

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • The martial way

    ELBURN—Lorie and Matt Gale of Elburn have unwaveringly supported their son Alex's passion for karate during the past six years, leading to his success in the martial arts and a lot of fun for the family.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • School Board gives the go-ahead on athletic storage building

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday gave the go-ahead to the administration to seek bids for an athletic equipment storage facility on the Harter Middle School campus.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Community emergency response training offered

    ELBURN—Local residents who are 18 and older may participate in the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training, to prepare them to assist the police and fire departments with emergency and disaster response.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Park, gym rental fee to pay for cleaning

    MAPLE PARK—Most Maple Park residents will have to pay more to rent the village's park pavilions and civic center gymnasium and kitchen because of a new fee that the Village Board approved on April 5.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Cellular tower could come to MP

    MAPLE PARK—U.S. Cellular may possibly locate a mobile phone signal tower on park property near the Civic Center, just east of the McAdam Shed.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Audiotaping discontinued for most meetings

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board decided April 5 that the village no longer will audiotape public meetings of its committees and board.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Be aware of census-form scam

    Sugar Grove—There are 10 questions asked on the 2010 Census form, but if you find the question, 'What is your Social Security number?' don't answer it.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Developer in default, street improvements unfinished

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on April 5 declared B & B Blackberry Creek to be in material default for the unfinished street and sewer work in the developer's Elburn subdivision ...

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Kops and Kids at the Movies

    Maple Park—Casey's General Store, Inc., in Maple Park, will sponsor the program Kops and Kids at the Movies.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Special-use permits issued for new tavern

    ELBURN—Kevin Schmidt, owner of Schmidt's Towne Tap, was granted three special uses he applied for recently for the bar and restaurant he opened last December at 107 N. Main St., Elburn.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Talent showdown

    Kaneland High School showed its talent at the annual talent show Friday night.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Editorial: KEA, district do the right thing

    In a classic case of “better late than never,” the Kaneland Education Association (KEA) agreed to defer raises slated for the 2010-11 school year by one year.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Dewey Dash has strong turnout

    ELBURN—Sunday's Sixth Annual Dewey Dash in Elburn featured more participants than the event has had since its first year.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Knight boys hit outdoor track running

    KANELAND—Kaneland got its outdoor track season off to a suitable start, finishing fifth in the East Moline United Township Boys Kiwanis Invite on Saturday.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Lady Knights get boost at DeKalb, Marengo

    KANELAND—Lady Knights softball knew of a way to smile after some tough losses.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Girls track sees progress

    KANELAND—With a middle of the pack finish at Saturday’s annual Jill Holmes Invitational, Kaneland High School saw some nice individual finishes with room to improve this month.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Callaghan HR caps comeback at Geneva

    KANELAND—Looks like Kaneland’s plan on the drawing board worked to perfection in order to stop a losing streak to Geneva.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Lady Knights 6-0 on pitch

    Kaneland’s start on the pitch shows no signs of slowing down.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Dudzinski weighing options after Holy Cross shakeup

    KANELAND—Senior Dave Dudzinski’s next step after Kaneland might not be set in stone after all.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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