• Letter: Kane County lawyers deserve better

    Criminal defense lawyers practicing primarily in Kane County—but who also defend clients throughout the Chicago area—have the bittersweet pleasure of running into former Kane County assistant state's attorneys and public defenders now working for other counties. ...

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • State agencies strive to save lives

    Illinois—The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are working together on suicide awareness. Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 5-11. More than 1,000 people die by suicide in Illinois every...

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: 2010 Maple Park Fun Fest

    Photos by John DiDonna and Mary Herra

    • Posted September 7, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 40, Huntley 12

    The Knights exploded for 33 points in the second and third quarters, and quarterback Joe Camiliere ran for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns, and threw for 2 more on 144 yards passing.

    • Posted September 7, 2010
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  • Aurora man struck by train in Elburn

    An unidentified male from Aurora was stuck by a train the evening of Sept. 4.

    • Posted September 7, 2010
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  • State says alcohol statistics improve

    Data shows fatalities from alcohol-related crashes on the decline Illinois—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety this week released data showing a lower number of alcohol-involved, motor vehicle fatalities in Illinois.

    • Posted September 7, 2010
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  • Group offers exercise program for autistic

    Aurora—Beginning Wednesday, the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association offers the Exercise Connection Program to the residents of Sugar Grove, Fox Valley, Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and Oswegoland park districts, and the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department.

    • Posted September 6, 2010
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  • Business features Mexican food for carryout, delivery

    ELBURN—A new business in Elburn offers authentic Mexican food for carryout and delivery.

    • Posted September 6, 2010
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  • Archivist organizing Elburn artifacts

    ELBURN—A wealth of artifacts related to local history has been in storage for many years, boxed and stacked in two rooms at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted September 5, 2010
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  • Hometown girl rocking the suburbs

    ELBURN—Ask any musician about when they first became inspired to sing or pick up an instrument and they’ll likely tell you it happened sometime during childhood, perhaps after hearing a great song on the radio or seeing...

    • Posted September 5, 2010
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  • Around the bend

    Sage Schlehofer, 12, of Sugar Grove and an eighth-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School, on her horse, He's My Choice, won the Grand Champion Speed class at the Kane County Fair.

    • Posted September 5, 2010
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  • PTOs strive to improve educational experience

    KANELAND—A new school year means new experiences for students and for their moms and dads, too, if they take part in parent-teacher organizations.

    • Posted September 4, 2010
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  • Area high schoolers learn leadership skills

    Aurora—Thirty-five students and 15 teachers from 15 area high schools attended Aurora University’s (AU) annual Future Educators Association (FEA) leadership and officer training conference Aug. 12 in the University Banquet Hall.

    • Posted September 4, 2010
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  • Maple Park Fun Fest Schedule

    Labor Day weekend Softball tourney, live entertainment, food, fun & more

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Adventure of a lifetime

    SUGAR GROVE—Imagine spending 10 days choosing activities from among motocross, adventure obstacle courses, rock climbing, air rifle shooting, fly fishing, conservation learning centers, canoeing and rafting, and attending rotating stages of evening entertainment.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Crazy idea pans out

    MAPLE PARK—Hundreds of people turn out each year to watch Toilet Bowl Challengeduring Fun Fest. But when Pat Mudinger and a friend first decided to hold the toilet bowl races in Maple Park, he wasn’t sure how...

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Motorcycle show debut, car show comeback

    MAPLE PARK—Car and motorcycle fans who want to see some fancy stock and custom rides will not want to miss Maple Park Fun Fest this year.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Marching bands, Model A’s, majorettes

    MAPLE PARK—Those who arrive at Fun Fest early on Saturday can reserve their best vantage point for watching the annual parade.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Touch of a bygone era

    MAPLE PARK—“Everybody loves a fire truck,” said Maple Park Fire Chief Kevin Peterson. “It’s the fascination of it.”

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: You won’t win a thing if you don’t have that bling

    MAPLE PARK—Maybe it’s a girl thing, but decorating a commode for Maple Park Fun Fest’s Toilet Bowl Challenge is maybe even more important than winning the race.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Romp brings affordable fun, fitness

    Maple Park—As summer makes its way into fall, what better way to get there than running or walking?

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest brings no shortage of entertainment

    Maple Park—“Anytime someone hears ‘town festival,’ they are looking for live music on some level and a good time,” Brian Stover of the Maple Park Fun Fest committee said.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Moving in

    Maple Park resident Cory Heyob, left, and Adam Johnson of Schaumburg, Ill., right, were among Aurora University students helping new students move into AU dormitories Aug. 26.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Police seek help finding assault suspect

    GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks the public’s help in finding a sexual assault suspect.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Guest Editorial: Adult volunteers in schools improve, inspire students

    The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department on Aging are co-hosting the First Illinois Summit on Aging and Education to get more older adult volunteers in classrooms across our state.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Kane County 4-H’ers earn awards at state fair

    Springfield—More than 30 members of the 4-H in Kane County sent their award-winning projects from the Kane County Fair to compete at the 2010 Illinois State Fair.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Kaneland lunch menus

    Kaneland Harter Middle School; Kaneland High School

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Tyler Matthew Garon

    Chris and Linn Garon of Elburn announce the birth of their son, Tyler Matthew, on June 30, 2010, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Virginia Claypool

    Virginia Claypool nee Noland Wilson, 78, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Church news for Sept. 2

    A look through this week’s church news and events

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Jakes graduates Elmhurst College

    Carolyn Jakes graduated cum laude from Elmhurst College as part of the 2010 graduating class.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Shumaker named to national dean’s list

    Megan Shumaker, a member of the Kaneland High School class of 2008, was named to the national dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2010 academic year while a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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