• Village will extend waste contract

    Elburn—With the village of Elburn’s contract with Waste Management set to expire at the end of September, officials explored options at the Aug. 2 Village Board meeting and decided to extend the current agreement.

    • Posted August 14, 2010
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  • Good dog!

    Alyssa Koch praises her dog, Cali, a young pit bull, during the dog and puppy training class at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center on July 28.

    • Posted August 14, 2010
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  • ‘Troubled bridge’ over Welch Creek

    This summer at Good Grief Day Camp, children bereaved by the death of a parent or sibling learned a lot about crossing bridges on their own unique grief journey. Temporary repairs to the rustic bridge were completed...

    • Posted August 14, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Plowing forward

    A line of tractors plows at the Don Young Farm in Elburn on Sunday. They were part of the 6th Annual Antique Plowing Match which featured tractors from 1960 and later.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: 2010 Summer Bash Dance

    Chassidy Mangers (right) gives a corsage to Amber Spaetzel during the Summer Bash formal dance for children with disabilities and their siblings at the Blackberry Township Municipal Building on July 30.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • St. Mary’s group helps local people in need

    MAPLE PARK—With the high rate of unemployment, it is no surprise to see many people struggling to pay bills.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Village to improve communication about weather, safety emergencies

    ELBURN—Elburn officials plan to make sure residents know when they hear the outdoor emergency siren why the village is sounding it.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Emergency expense ordinance recommended

    ELBURN—Under a proposed ordinance that the Elburn Finance Committee recommended on Monday, the village administrator would be able to use a village credit card to pay for emergency expenses of more than $5,000 and would not have...

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Village assists neighbor in need

    Elburn—The Elburn Police Department recently helped another department from the area after a flood ravaged its fleet of squad cars, Police Chief Steve Smith said.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Police Dept. assesses its equipment needs

    As part of the village’s efforts to start the budgetary process early for the next fiscal year, each department is tasked with submitting its preliminary capital-expenditures list to the Village Board for review.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Aug. 13 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 August 13, 2010
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  • Editorial: Proper ordinances can help animal rescue operations

    Anderson Animal Shelter recently asked for public support to assist the agency in resolving an animal hoarding case (see related story).

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Cat hoarding case requires public help

    Shelter seeks assistance after large-scale evacuation KANE COUNTY—Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, Ill., received a request from a Kane County municipality asking for help with a severe cat hoarding case.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Letter: A lot of thanks go into our celebration

    Our building : 20 years in the making, six years in the planning, two years in the building, now one year in, and worthy of celebration.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you for the fireworks

    I would like to say thank you to those who have provided fireworks once a year for 12 out of the last 13 years.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Hosanna! Lutheran offers school supply, clothing give-away

    St. Charles—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host a school supply and clothing giveaway on Friday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Track Roundtable: Baron & Valle reflect

    Editor’s note—To further commemorate the noteworthy accomplishments of the recently completed track season, in which Kaneland’s team finished second in the state, the Elburn Herald is pairing a Knights track personality with a storied history, and a...

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • From the sunset, comes new NIB12 in 2010

    Add five parts WSC, add seven parts NCIC... Joining KHS, DeKalb, Rochelle, Sycamore and Yorkville are former NCIC schools:

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Fox Valley Kickers holding tryouts for fall

    AURORA —Registration is currently under way for the Fox Valley Park District/Kickers Soccer Club Saturday Youth soccer program that begins play in the fall.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • IDOT sees record seatbelt compliance

    Illinois—Illinois has continued to make remarkable gains in roadway safety in 2010, as the number of motorists and front seat passengers who buckle up in the state has reached a record of 92.6 percent.

    • Posted August 11, 2010
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  • UofI Extension offers ‘Living on the Land’ program in Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove—There is still time to register for the Living on the Land program, said Jeff Rugg, Horticulture Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

    • Posted August 10, 2010
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  • Board renews contracts with top staffers

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday approved new one-year contracts for the village's most highly paid staff members, granting them the same annual salaries they received for 2009-10.

    • Posted August 9, 2010
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  • KC Sheriff’s Department seeks applicants for citizen academy

    Kane County—The Kane County Sheriff's Department is accepting applications for its fall 2010 Citizens Police Academy.

    • Posted August 9, 2010
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  • KHS announces beginning-of-year info

    Kaneland—Kaneland High School released the following information to help students and parents plan for the beginning of the school year.

    • Posted August 9, 2010
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  • Village approves engineering firm

    Maple Park—Maple Park trustees approved Lintech Engineering of Algonquin, Ill., as the village's new engineering firm.

    • Posted August 8, 2010
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  • Developer in default for unfinished work

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board declared Tuesday that The Landings developer, Sugar Grove Holdings, LLC, defaulted on its obligation to complete improvements in the subdivision.

    • Posted August 8, 2010
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  • Officials hope grant gives help

    Maple Park—Maple Park officials have high hopes that the village will receive a $100,000 in grant from the Illinois capital bill, “FY2010 Capital New Appropriations,” administered through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Outdoor vendor stands, boxes could be regulated

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village officials are considering adopting regulations for temporary vendors, such as food stands and movie rental machines, on private property in parking lots and outside of businesses.

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Maple Park police adds new officer

    Maple Park—Maria Colletti joined the Maple Park Police Department's roster of officers. She comes with seven years' experience as an officer with the Rockford Park District.

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Protecting volunteer protectors

    Elburn—As part of the effort to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers in the village, Elburn officials faced the question of insurance and liability during Monday’s Village Board meeting.

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Maple Park Lions 50th

    Three-year-old Avery Huml (right) gets a rainbow painted on her face from Michelle Phillips of Grin & Wear It Face Painting during the Lions Club 50th Anniversary Community Party in Maple Park.

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Elburn Idol seeks youth, adult entrants

    ELBURN—Judges already are reviewing DVDs from singers hoping to win the first place prize of $50 in the 2010 Elburn Idol competition.

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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