• Maple Park considers tax increase referendum

    MAPLE PARK—Recently, the Maple Park Village Board has been looking into alternative ways to finance projects, as the General Obligation Bond will expire in 2011.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • Let the businesses do the decorating

    Elburn—Over the next few weeks, you can browse Elburn businesses and find the tree you'd like to take home.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • FVCC students of the month

    Students receive this acknowledgment by demonstrating an ability to do excellent work and accomplish goals for their particular career training program.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • Elburn seeks loan for infrastructure work

    Elburn—The village of Elburn on Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County to apply for a low-interest loan through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 in the amount of $235,000.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • KHS’ curriculum helps in the long run, depending on how it’s used

    “When will I ever use this?” The cliched complaint leaves the lips of countless students every day, frustrating teachers as they scramble for a short answer that won’t waste the entire block.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • SG holds off on agreement with Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday delayed a vote that would renew the village's Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • MP’s Bobbitt triumphs daily, wins award

    MAPLE PARK—After being diagnosed with cancer, dealing with unemployment, going through a divorce, and later relocating from Georgia, Maple Park resident Leah Bobbitt knows what it is like to go through many hardships.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Tax levy discussion draws a crowd

    Residents, officials discuss Elburn’s financial situation Elburn—The announcement that the village of Elburn was going to ask for a 47 percent increase in the 2010 property tax levy to Kane County awakened a crowd of citizens to ask...

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Girl Scout Troops help Elburn Food Pantry

    The Girl Scouts of troops #4830 and 4470, sixth- and eighth-graders at Kaneland Harter Middle School conducted a food drive to benefit the Elburn Food Pantry and are pictured here in front of the food they collected.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • WCC offers new science scholarship

    SUGAR GROVE—Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Waubonsee Community College is offering a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship program for the 2011-12 academic year.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Village shifts funds from CD to water fund

    Elburn—The village of Elburn on Monday approved the designation of funds as “Retained Earnings Fund” in its Water Fund account for contingencies involving radium removal.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Wizards on the court

    David "DP" Paul (left) and Eric "Broadway" Jones of the Harlem Wizards basketball team show some fancy moves to fifth-grader Clayton Slamans and the rest of the students at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • KHS grad will perform with NIU Jazz Ensemble

    KANELAND—Tickets are still available to attend the Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble Concert with special guest Wycliffe Gordon on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Kaneland High School auditorium.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Church news for Nov. 19

    A look through this week's church news and events

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • ‘Rightsizing’ your home, hospice care information and pre-planning your memorial

    BATAVIA—Have you made your “Bucket List?” Not likely. Most of us aren’t comfortable addressing the aging process and how our later years should be spent. Maybe it’s time for an attitude adjustment.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • A salute to local Veterans

    Members of Elburn Boy Scout Pack No. 107 gathered on Nov. 11 to pull down, fold and gather the flag at the Kaneland John Stewart Elemtary School Veteran’s Day event.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 27, Vernon Hills 21

    A pass to Tyler Callaghan with :10 to go in the game lofts the Knights into the semifinals versus defending state champion Montini Catholic. The Kaneland-Montini Catholic showdown is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • KHS alums named to AU Homecoming Court

    Samantha Dixon and Emiliano Ponce were named to the Aurora University 2010 Homecoming Court. Samantha and Emiliano are 2009 graduates of Kaneland High School.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Waubonsee Student Senate elected

    The 12 elected members of the Waubonsee Community College Student Senate were introduced at the college’s board of trustees meeting on Oct. 20.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • SG cadet completes leader course

    Matthew E. Munday has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Robinson graduates ROTC

    Michael H. Robinson graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • DeKalb resident to celebrate 100th birthday

    Ed Duy of DeKalb will celebrate his 100th birthday at an open house on Sunday, Nov. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2655 Brickville Road in Sycamore.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Lester H. Kleckner

    Lester H. Kleckner Sr., 89, of St. Charles, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Better late than never

    Camiliere-to-Callaghan with :10 left sends Knights to semi VERNON HILLS—What is it about Kaneland football and Class 5A State quarterfinals? After Saturday afternoon, we know the Knights like playing games with a flair for the dramatic. But most importantly,...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Lubic signs at NIU

    Jess Lubic signed her letter of intent, flanked by her parents, with Northern Illinois University on Nov. 17 at Kaneland High School.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: KHS ready to begin A.D. (after Dave) in 2010-11

    KANELAND—Not only do the Knights of Kaneland boys basketball want to deal with the ghosts of last year’s regional heartbreaker against the DeKalb Barbs, they also have to deal with the six-foot-10 gap in the middle of...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: Thomas leads bowling down Kaneland lane

    KANELAND—How do you try to build on a team that went 3-10 (1-6 Western Sun Conference) and had a large number of departures?

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: Wrestlers look to increase 19-win total in 2010-11

    KANELAND—With a solid core coming back for coach Monty Jahns’ third season at the helm and a program that thrives on aggressiveness, opponents will have to take short relief in the fact that the Knights are still...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: Girls hoops rely on improved bunch

    KANELAND—You wouldn't know this was a team that went 5-23 a year ago.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Lady Knights lose opener on late 3

    AURORA—It would be a fantastic beginning to the 2010-11 campaign for Kaneland Lady Knights basketball if it weren’t for the pesky last shot.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Guest Editorial: The Illinois Freedom of (Some) Information Act?

    In the wake of scandal and corruption at the highest levels of government, Illinois lawmakers passed a law in 2009 bolstering the Freedom of Information Act—a move designed to give everyday people access to important government information.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Letter: SG drainage project meeting

    Dear residents of Mallard Point, Rolling Oaks and other interested parties. A meeting concerning the drainage project in the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks and adjacent areas will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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