• Letter: Kettle donations benefit Conley Outreach services

    Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Guest Editorial: Illinoisans among those willing to march to the sound of the guns for our country

    First Sgt. Johannes S. Anderson ran into enemy fire—his boots kicking up dirt, bullets whizzing by his body, heart pounding, sweat pouring out. But the 33rd Infantry Division soldier had to stop the machine gun that was...

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Organizations benefit from annual Corn Boil

    The Sugar Grove Corn Boil organization uses part of the proceeds from its annual summer festival to benefit several local organizations that help the community.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • ‘What should I do?’— torn between two

    Dear Edi, I’m currently in a relationship with my boyfriend of two years. I still love him, but lately I’ve had my eye on someone else. I don’t know what to do. I’m really confused. I don’t want...

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Cut some slack for Cutler

    “Jay Cutler sucks.” That’s a phrase I am sick of hearing from Bears fans.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Gay bashing must stop in and out of school

    There are a lot of different groups of people who get bullied, made fun of, and treated poorly at Kaneland High School.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Female lacrosse players should be allowed helmets

    How many fingers am I holding up? What’s today’s date? Where are you?

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Letter: Student glad schedule change was delayed

    The Kaneland administration’s idea to delay the transition to the eight period day to 2012-13 is a good idea.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • J. ‘Doug’ Baker

    J. “Doug” Baker, J., 38, of St. Charles, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. He was born Oct. 9, 1972, in Moline, Ill., the son of Jack and Mary Jo (Gramenz) Baker.

    • Posted November 10, 2010
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  • James C. ‘Pat’ Braffet

    James C.”Pat” Braffet, 83, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away, Nov. 9, 2010, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.

    • Posted November 10, 2010
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  • L. Jane Cyko

    L. Jane Cyko, 64, of Elburn, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, following a four-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

    • Posted November 10, 2010
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  • Harlem Wizards exhibition comes to HMS

    Sugar Grove—Anyone interested in seeing a little bit of basketball wizardry and showmanship on the hardwood should check out the Harlem Wizards entertainment group's exhibition against the Kaneland Dream Team on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Harter Middle...

    • Posted November 10, 2010
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  • Delnor Hospital sleep disorder program earns accreditation

    GENEVA—Delnor Hospital Sleep Disorders Center recently earned program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

    • Posted November 10, 2010
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  • IHSA football finals to be on ESPN3.com

    On Sept. 3, 2010 the match-up between defending Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state football champions Wheaton Warrenville South (7A) and Maine South (8A) was carried exclusively on ESPN3.com, ESPN’s 24/7 live broadband sports network, as well...

    • Posted November 10, 2010
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  • Tickets available for Nov. 12 Fun Fair

    KANELAND—The PTO will host its annual Fun Fair a fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, 1122 S. Anderson Road, Elburn.

    • Posted November 9, 2010
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  • Harlem Wizards face ‘Kaneland Dream Team’

    Kaneland—The Kaneland John Shields PTO will present an exhibition featuring the Harlem Wizards basketball entertainment group on Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. at Harter Middle School.

    • Posted November 8, 2010
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  • Beading buffet-style

    Sugar Grove—It's hard to imagine a more relaxing way to spend an evening than stringing beads into necklaces and bracelets, sipping wine, sampling appetizers, all while helping out a good cause.

    • Posted November 8, 2010
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  • LivingWell hosts talk on learning about your family medical history

    GENEVA—LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will host Scott Michalski, M.S., a certified genetic counselor, and the Kane Country Geneological Society, to talk about how to tackle the challenge of learning one’s family medical history, from 7 to 8:30...

    • Posted November 7, 2010
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  • Kaneland lunch menu for Nov. 8-12

    Kaneland—The menu for both Kaneland Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School for the week of Nov. 8-12 is as follows

    • Posted November 7, 2010
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  • SG approves Granart Road project

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of a 2010 Motor Fuel Tax Program and Engineering Agreement for the Granart Road LAPP project.

    • Posted November 7, 2010
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  • Spend money to get money?

    3-2 vote for allocation, loan of bond proceeds MAPLEPARK—With $16.8 million in Recovery Zone Economic Development bonds to be issued for economic development projects to Kane County, Maple Park is eager to obtain funds to pay for its...

    • Posted November 6, 2010
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  • Waubonsee to celebrate Plano campus opening

    PLANO—Waubonsee Community College will celebrate the grand opening of its Plano Campus at Route 34 and Waubonsee Drive, with events on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13.

    • Posted November 6, 2010
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  • Tickets on sale for performance series

    Kaneland—Tickets will go on sale Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 15 at the Kaneland High School Box Office for the next event in the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival’s next Festival...

    • Posted November 6, 2010
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  • K-5 Konnect draws positive reviews so far

    KANELAND—At the beginning of this school year, Kaneland School District implemented its online parent portal, Konnect, for grades K-5.

    • Posted November 6, 2010
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  • Maple Park renews 911 service agreement

    Maple Park—Maple Park on Tuesday renewed its 911 service for another three years, in effect Dec. 1 until Nov. 30, 2013.

    • Posted November 6, 2010
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  • Conferences get parents, teachers on same page

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District will hold parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 4.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • MP signs IGA with Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK—In a close vote, the Maple Park Village Board passed a motion to sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Horse rescue farm seeks volunteers

    ST. CHARLES—Would you or someone you know want to make a difference in the lives of horses?

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Village approves supplemental for 2009 MFT Program budget

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve a supplemental to the 2009 motor fuel tax (MFT) program budget for a street repair plan that exceeded its expected cost.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Elburn awarded grant for bike path

    KANE COUNTY—Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig announced Friday the state’s awarding of more than $2.6 million in transportation enhancement funds for the construction of three bike and pedestrian paths, including an underpass in Kane County.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Veteran, active service officials wanted

    Kaneland—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School will hold a Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • A soldier’s story

    Kevin Lamb shows pictures of Afghanistan during the program. Lamb served in the 2nd and 4th Infantry divisions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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