• John Stewart program aims to expose more students to the arts

    ELBURN—The old adage of turning life's lemons into lemonade might be a tad cliche at this point, but it's a concept that seems to be working just fine for the art department at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary...

    • Posted December 18, 2010
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  • Geneva Park District ice rink information

    GENEVA—In a continued effort to improve customer service and consolidate its resources to enhance your recreational offerings this winter, the Geneva Park District will open a new outdoor ice complex at Wheeler Park.

    • Posted December 18, 2010
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  • Kaneland School Board approves tax levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved final calculations for the 2010 tax levy with a vote of 7-0, though feelings of dissatisfaction with the levy were voiced by Board member Deborah Grant and at least two...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Taking a first look at Elburn Police budget

    Elburn—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith presented the public safety budget to the Committee of the Whole in the first of at least two looks at department needs for the coming year. One need in particular is the...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • SG clown ministry gives back to both fellow clowns, community

    SUGAR GROVE—The United Methodist Church in Sugar Grove boasts a “clown ministry” that pools a portion of its earnings each year to provide clown-training scholarships for people in the community.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Editorial: Long-term plan needed for Sugar Grove, Kaneland School District

    Last week, we reported that the village of Sugar Grove voted to extend its Intergovernmental Agreement with the Kaneland School District for one year.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Web of winter snowmobile trails

    Regional—Little do we know when the weather is warm and the ground is clear that a web of trails surrounds the Kaneland community.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Community center announces raffle winners

    Elburn—The Elburn & Countryside Community Center held its Holiday Raffle drawing on Dec. 3, and the winner of the first-place prize of $418.75 was Debbie Terpstra of Elburn.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Chamber announces Elburn Christmas Stroll winners

    Elburn—The Elburn Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of its Elburn Christmas Stroll drawings.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Police blotter for Dec. 17

    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 17, 2010
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  • TAILS hosts adoption event at Geneva Commons

    GENEVA—This holiday season, local animal shelters Animal Care League and TAILS Humane Society encourage animal lovers to adopt a furry new family member in time for the holidays.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Deer hunting continues with archery, firearm seasons

    SPRINGFIELD—Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 98,700 deer during the seven-day firearm deer season on Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced this week. A total of 99,419 deer...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Acosta marks 1st year as chief

    MAPLE PARK—This month marks the end of the first year of Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta's service with the Police Department, and at the Dec. 7 Maple Park Village Board meeting, Acosta reported that all of...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • A Heart for medicine: Taking time to care

    Elburn MD closes solo practice after 10 years Elburn—In this day of fast-paced, revolving-door medicine, the opportunity to spend time with your personal physician is almost non-existent—unless you were a patient of Dr. Tom Collinett of Elburn Health...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Lady Knight (1-5) bowling takes first meet of year

    DEKALB—It has been tough goings for the Lady Knights through the first four meets, but KHS hopes its fortunes are going up. The reason to believe the altering luck was exhibited during Monday afternoon’s victory over non-conference rival...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • DeKalb hands Kaneland grapplers Thursday loss

    KANELAND—It's unfortunate that the Kaneland wrestling squad ran into DeKalb on Thursday evening in Barb-ville, because lately DeKalb's been running over everyone. In a Northern Illinois Big XII matchup, DeKalb subdued Kaneland by a 39-27 score in a...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Knights block Spartans, Royals

    ANELAND—Going 5-for-7 in any sport has to be considered a good start. After a loss nine days ago to Glenbard South, it seems like Kaneland boys hoops has every intention of extending the good start as long as...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • KHS girls hold off Sycamore, lose to Barbs

    KANELAND—Call it Rivalry Week. The Lady Knights unit from Kaneland took to the court against familiar opponents in a new Northern Illinois Big XII setting, and split their two contests.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Kaneland High School rises up with fall sports awards

    KANELAND—It was time to think warmer thoughts at Kaneland High School, as Friday had the release of the Kaneland High School Fall Sports Awards. The awards were announced at this late date due to the postseason success of...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Gordon (Gordy) Lee Siebert

    Gordon (Gordy) Lee Siebert, 75, of Huntley, formerly of Geneva and Elburn, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the Hospice of NE Illinois Care Center in Woodstock, Ill.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Henry “Bud” Sigman

    Henry H. "Bud" Sigman, 84 of Sycamore, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Letter: A thank you to everyone who helped the Kaneland football team

    It has been a tradition to “feed the varsity football team” before each game for many years.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Letter: Firefighters Burn Fund not affiliated with SG Fire Department

    The Sugar Grove Fire Protection Department has received information from concerned citizens that they have received a telephone solicitation from Firefighters Burn Fund asking for donations to their fund.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Letter: Illinois teacher benefits are a problem

    My mother and father-in-law are both retired teachers from Michigan with 30 years of service, and they get life retirement from age 55 on. Plus, they get Social Security.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Church news for Dec. 16

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

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Campton Hills joins Toys for Tots campaign

    Campton Hills—The Campton Hills Police Department announced that it is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Toys for Tots program.

    • Posted December 14, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: 2010 Madrigal Dinner

    Dec. 11, 2010 7 p.m. performance Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: DeKalb 39, Kaneland 27 (Wrestling)

    At DeKalb High School, Dec. 9, 2010. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • Tips to reduce the risk of depression during the holidays

    CHICAGO—The Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Division of Mental Health (DMH) urges Illinois residents to take extra time this holiday season to tend to their mental health.

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • KC Cougars spreading holiday cheer

    GENEVA—With the wintry weather outside, the Kane County Cougars are keeping warm thoughts alive with a variety of holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers this month.

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • Board thanks Taylor

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday recognized the service of Trustee Melisa Taylor, who will leave her current position within the next few weeks to join the Kane County Board.

    • Posted December 12, 2010
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  • Residents may be able to use credit cards for bills, fines, fees

    Elburn—Sometime in the future, Elburn residents will be able to use credit cards to pay for their water bills, fines, fees, Metra parking and anything else paid to the village.

    • Posted December 12, 2010
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