• Masons give back

    Local fraternal organization promotes good works and good character Elburn—Most of us have heard of the Shriners and their children's hospitals that treat burn, spinal cord and orthopedic conditions free of charge for any child under the age...

    • Posted December 26, 2010
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  • Editorial: Merry Christmas

    With the continuing struggles of the economy and personal, business and governmental budgets continuing to tighten, we approach the Christmas holiday with a significant amount of stress that risks undermining why it is that we celebrate the...

    • Posted December 25, 2010
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  • Students write to soldiers

    Kaneland—Sixty pounds of Christmas cards. That’s what physical science teacher Joanna Edelman sent off to the troops after her students spent class on Dec. 10 writing Christmas cards for soldiers in Afghanistan.

    • Posted December 25, 2010
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  • Former police chief sues village

    James Linane, who was Elburn's police chief from May 2001 to July 2009, filed a lawsuit on Dec. 3 alleging that the village of Elburn owes him $147,665.48 in accrued unpaid severance, holiday, personal day and sick...

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Making a million meals in a weekend

    St. Charles—Who said it can't be done? Christ Community Church (CCC), with campuses in St. Charles, Aurora and DeKalb, took a stab at packaging one million meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) on two weekends in...

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Elburn businessman sues County Board chairman

    KANE COUNTY—An Elburn resident filed an injunction against Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay regarding pay raises given out to county officials. James MacRunnels, an Elburn businessman and Kane County Board chairman candidate in 2008, filed the injunction...

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Sugar Grove Village Board re-approves IGA with Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday evening voted for the second time in two weeks to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Village works with county to fund drainage project

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday evening voted 5-0 in favor of entering an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Kane County, which would fund improvements for the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage project.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Village unhappy with snow service

    Kaneville—The Kaneville Village Board expressed its displeasure with the current state of the village's snow removal at its Dec. 16 meeting.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Elburn changes policy to exempt certain employees

    Elburn—A change in the village of Elburn's personnel manual will eliminate overtime pay and compensatory time off for certain employees.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Holiday sockball fight

    It was students versus a few brave teachers at the fifth annual McDole Elementary School Sockball Fight, held last Friday. Fourth grade students donated over 500 pairs of socks to the Hesed House in Aurora.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Around town: On a one-horse open sleigh!

    Elburn's Jim Feece hooked Buddy the pony up to an antique sleigh and the family went for a one-horse open sleigh ride at their farm off Seavey Road Dec. 11.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Dec. 24 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 December 24, 2010
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  • For the love of snow

    The 2010 DeKane Sno-Trackers Annual Fundraiser was held at the Maple Park American Legion on Dec. 4.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Community of Trees’ program deemed success

    Elburn—The Elburn & Countryside Community Center held a "Community of Trees" Christmas tree and wreath silent auction during the Elburn Christmas Stroll on Dec. 3.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Softball gains approval for training facility

    Elburn—The Wasco Diamonds Girls Fastpitch Softball organization received its final approval from the board to open a training facility at 707 Herra Drive.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Church news for Dec. 23

    A look through this week's church news and events.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Knights use last-second heroics for win

    DEKALB—Kaneland boys basketball had a sense of the moment on Friday night in Barb-ville. It’s the last moment that counted the most. A basket by Chaon Denlinger just before the buzzer sounded took KHS to a 49-47 win over...

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Kaneland Pom Squad holding Jan. clinic, sign-up online

    The Kaneland Pom Squad will hold its annual elementary school clinic on Jan. 29, 2011 at KHS, learn a pom routine, and perform at a KHS Varsity basketball game.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Elburn baseball has online sign-up

    ELBURN—Baseball and Softball enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can register online to play in the Elburn Baseball and Softball Spring-Summer season.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Lady Knights drop meeting with Dixon

    KANELAND—A crossover contest with Dixon provided a frigid result as winter approached for Lady Knights girls basketball on Saturday night.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • KYSO sign-up now online

    Kaneland—Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can register online to play in the KYSO Spring Season, which will run from April 16 through May 21, 2011.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Bowlers lose to L-P

    KANELAND—Lady Knights bowling might have to wait until this weekend for some holiday cheer. A meeting at Mardi Grad Lanes against the LaSalle-Peru lady Cavaliers resulted in a 2,958-2,314 loss, which dropped Kaneland to 1-6 on the season.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Grapplers take on four squads tough week

    KANELAND—While Kaneland wrestling has nabbed some nice individual wins lately, the dual meet results that are desired are harder to come by.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you, Mid-Town Martial Arts

    The Elburn & Countryside Community Center would like to thank Rich Temmerman and his students from The Mid-Town Martial Arts Studio.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Letter: Young players help KHS athletics

    Kaneland High School is having a great year in sports for the athletics. The varsity football team nearly made it to state, and the varsity basketball squad is off to a hot start.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Letter: Obama broke too many promises

    As we have all constantly heard about, it's been Barack Obama who is putting our country in a horrible situation. His promises to put money back in peoples’ wallets was a complete lie, along with his promises...

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Lazarus House offers community Christmas Brunch

    ST. CHARLES—Lazarus House invites the public for food and fellowship at its annual Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day at the Free Methodist Church, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles. Dining will begin at noon.

    • Posted December 22, 2010
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  • Elburn Scholarship Fund open to Kaneland alumni, current KHS seniors

    ELBURN—The Elburn Scholarship Fund will award grants for studies at the college level again this year. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2011.

    • Posted December 22, 2010
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  • Party hints for avoiding food poisoning

    SPRINGFIELD—The holiday season often includes gathering with friends and family for holiday dinners, office parties or other celebrations. But those get-togethers may also include an unwanted guest: food poisoning.

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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  • Delnor’s Giving Tree provides coats for the community

    Geneva—Cold weather is definitely here, and for an increasing number of people, that means figuring out where they can find just one coat that will protect them from the biting cold.

    • Posted December 20, 2010
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  • All for TAILS

    Junior Girl Scout Troop 892 collected and made items for TAILS animal shelter in DeKalb. Rachel Fielding (left to right), Lindsay Penkala, Marissa Dries, Emily Lehman, Ashley Painer, Mycalya Grayson and Grace Gattorna.

    • Posted December 19, 2010
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