• Local students awarded in foreign language contests

    Marmion Academy foreign language students attained national recognition for excellence on the 2010 French, Italian, Latin and Spanish exams.

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Webster honored by Marquette University

    Ryan Webster of Elburn was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from Marquette University’s Department of Physics.

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Church news for July 15

    A look through this week’s church news.

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Letter: Frustrated with Elburn’s fireworks

    I am writing this ... because I am very frustrated regarding the fireworks display this evening (Sunday). As I am sure you are aware, it has been raining (downpouring at times) this evening. My family and I continually...

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Letter: Thanks for attending the Sugar Grove bike parade

    I would like to thank all the moms, dads and children that came out to the Sugar Grove July Fourth Bike Parade; without you there wouldn’t be a parade.

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Northeastern Illinois residents to review draft GO TO 2040 plan

    Kane County—Kane County residents have an opportunity to provide input on the draft GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan for northeastern Illinois.

    • Posted July 14, 2010
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  • LivingWell Cancer Resource Center announces Stress Relief Thursdays

    Geneva—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center invites the public to a pair of drumming circles from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, July 15 and Aug. 19.

    • Posted July 14, 2010
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  • Kane County Fair returns July 14-18

    ST. CHARLES—County fairs conjure up images of costumed, racing pigs, breathtaking magic shows, bucking bulls, giant Ferris wheels, mountainous cotton candy, 4-H displays and farm animal contests.

    • Posted July 13, 2010
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  • State budget crisis forces Kane County Health Department cuts

    Kane County—Faced with an unprecedented and grim financial condition in Springfield, the Kane County Health Department (KCHD) will undergo a drastic staff reduction and departmental reorganization.

    • Posted July 10, 2010
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  • Day in the Park, fireworks are back

    ELBURN—Because of public support, the Elburn Chamber of Commerce can once again host its fireworks and Day in the Park at Lions Park, with this summer’s event taking place Sunday, July 11.

    • Posted July 10, 2010
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  • Storms bring more animals to wildlife center

    ELBURN—Have you ever wondered who helps the baby raccoons whose mother was run over by a car, the infant opossums trapped in a window well or the ducklings searching for their mother?

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Baseball trial proceedings to begin

    Family’s lawsuit alleges Elburn sports organization was negligent by Keith Beebe ELBURN—The pretrial conference in a lawsuit against the Elburn Baseball and Softball organization is set for Friday, July 9, with Kane County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Sullivan presiding.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • SG board authorizes Bliss project

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County for a Bliss Road improvement project.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Village seeks engineer proposals

    MAPLE PARK—Many municipalities are reviewing their budgets to try to reduce costs where appropriate, and Maple Park is no exception. The village’s latest budget adjustment will be reducing its village engineering expense, if possible.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • ‘The Music Man’

    KANELAND—Kaneland will turn into River City when the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival presents “The Music Man.”

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • July 9 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 July 9, 2010
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  • Tower to enhance fire-science program

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board has set aside land on the high school’s campus for a new training tower for the Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) fire-science program.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Village may fine for illegal discharge into sewer

    ELBURN—A new municipal ordinance in Elburn prohibits illicit connections and discharges into the storm sewer system and allows the village to fine violators up to $750 and require them to pay all violation abatement costs.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Kops and Kids at the Movies continues

    MAPLE PARK—More than 20 youths attended the June 11 and June 25 Kops and Kids at the Movies at the Civic Center drop-in center, Police Chief Mike Acosta said.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Board declares developer in default

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on July 6 declared The Landings developer in default of an obligation under a previous agreement with the village to finish the development's road, water and sewer improvements.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Water Street Studios artists to be featured at office of Congressman Bill Foster

    Kane County—Water Street Studio resident artists and artist members now have a new gallery to showcase their work at: the Batavia office of the 14th Congressional District of Congressman Bill Foster.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Judge says coroner must pay own legal fees

    Kane County—A judge on Friday ruled that the Kane County Coroner Charles West must finance his own legal defense of charges of official misconduct.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • State focuses on heat safety in July

    Illinois—Temperatures in June were hot, but the hottest part of the summer likely is yet to come. In fact, most extreme high temperature records in Illinois have been set during July, including the state's hottest month ever...

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Man arrested for threat to public official

    Kane County—Kane County Sheriff's Deputies on June 29 took a report of a threat made to an employee at the Kane County Circuit Clerk's Office, located at 540 S. Randall Road in St Charles.

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • John T. Bush

    In loving memory of John T. Bush, who was born March 2, 1963, passed away June 16, 2010.

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Sweatt dealt to Maple Leafs in Versteeg trade

    For those hoping that one day they would see Elburn-bred Bill Sweatt putting on the Indian head sweater of the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, commence disappointment. However, there now exists an opportunity for the Colorado College graduate to...

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Summer League Skills

    Kaneland Lady Knight Kelly Evers goes skyward during a Summer League battle with Hinckley-Big Rock on Thursday.

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Knights’ 2010 gridiron gauntlet released

    Some familiar faces return to the Kaneland Knights football slate in 2010, and some new conference-mates, as well. After the Western Sun Conference burned out rather than faded away in four years time, the new Northern Illinois Big...

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Local boy goes National

    Nathan Dyer, 14, competed in the State Jr. Olympics on June 19-20 and took first place in javelin, second place in shot put, third place in high jump and second place in discus.

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Wasco Signup

    Registration for 2010 Fall softball has begun. Players are welcome from all surrounding areas. Practices will start the week of Aug. 9 with games starting Saturday, Aug. 21.

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Shamrocks’ lucky day

    Elburn Baseball Instructional League champions, the Shamrocks, proudly display their hardware after their 12-8 win over the Pythons on June 26 at the Elburn Community Center fields.

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Cinto’s art purchased by WCC

    SUGAR GROVE—During the spring 2010 semester, Waubonsee Community College purchased 18 pieces of student-created artwork to display around its campuses.

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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