• Activities, staff reductions targets of proposed cuts

    KANELAND—School activities and reductions in staff were among the cuts Kaneland officials brought to the board on Monday to reduce the district’s $2.6 million budget deficit for the 2010-11 school year.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Survey finds high percent of A’s and B’s at high school

    KANELAND—In a recent study, school administrators found that nearly 50 percent of the students at Kaneland High School have an A grade-point average.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Rising above a down economy

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove-based Metrolift, Inc. President Rick Dahl credits his company's successful journey through troubled economic waters to some strategic moves he made several years ago.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • 2 Republicans vie for Kane Treasurer seat

    Incumbent Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert will face challenger Bob Kovanic in the primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 2. No one is running in the Democratic race.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • SG Library asks for increase to operate new building

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library will go to voters for a tenth time to ask for an increase in the operating-tax rate to pay for the operation of the new building, which opened in August 2009.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Domestic battery reports rise in Elburn

    ELBURN—The annual number of reported domestic battery incidents in Elburn increased by 50 percent last year, from 10 in 2008 to 15 in 2009.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Senior tax rebates might be reinstated

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will consider reinstatement of its utility tax rebate program for seniors this year, but with additional restrictions.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • SG library serves as early voting site

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Public Library announced that it will make space in the new building available for early voting.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Budget talks begin in Elburn

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials already have begun budget planning for the next fiscal year, with the goal of minimizing an expected revenue shortfall.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Jan. 14 village notes

    Including Maple Park, Elburn, Virgil Twp. and Kaneville.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • KHS boys hoops going through three-game skid

    Kaneland High School basketball was a Ryley Bailey three-point shot away from sneaking by Batavia on Friday and potentially riding that positive wave into Burlington Central on Saturday evening.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • McNamara, Hand to wed

    Arlette McNamara of Elburn announced the engagment of her daughter, Lynette, to Zachary Hand, the son of Timothy and Sandra Hand of Hillsboro, Ill.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Bowlers beat Huntley in busy week

    While the Lady Knights bowling team found itself on the wrong end of a conference loss to Sycamore on Tuesday, Kaneland (3-5, 1-4 Western Sun Conference) beat Huntley by a final of 2,340-2,023 in varsity play.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Lady Knights come back vs. BC, lose to Batavia, Geneva

    Lady Knights basketball looked like it was headed for more of the same at Burlington Central, but came out with an extraordinary win.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Wrestlers exhibit strong Sycamore Invite showing

    With the way Kaneland High School wrestling began the regular season, conventional wisdom would dictate that it would perform better in Saturday’s 34th Sycamore Invite than last year.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Albert Lawrence ‘Larry’ Suggett, Jr.

    Albert Lawrence “Larry” Suggett, Jr., 86, of Kaneville, passed peacefully from this life to eternal life on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at his home in Kaneville, surrounded by the love of his family.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Guest Editorial: Budget cuts are necessary to equalize services, funding

    Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, recently made the following observation: "The country faces a fundamental disconnect between the services the people expect the government to provide … and the tax revenues that people are...

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: The current health care push is unconstitutional, and a disgrace

    With the insistence of the president, Congress is attempting to authorize the government of these United States to insert itself between physicians and their patients, under the guise of “National Health Care.”

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you, Lions and Leos

    My family has recently been greatly blessed by the Elburn Leos and Lions Clubs. This past fall, we contacted them to inquire if they could help us find a trainer and/or possibly help with funding to purchase...

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: In support of D.J. Tegeler

    I’m writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of my attorney, D.J. Tegeler, as well as my friend for the past 12 years.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: Chris Lauzen leads in word and deed

    Illinois politics is in a state of upheaval. It is time to clean up this mess.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: Chris Lauzen walks the walk

    In this time of greatly reduced personal spending, we should think about some people who never seem to stop spending—namely our Illinois state legislators.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: Chris Lauzen is a man of principle

    I‘ve known Senator Chris Lauzen for many years. Never has he ever voted against his principles. He is one of those who cannot be controlled, so to speak.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: In support of John Dalton

    I take my right to vote seriously. I don’t recall missing an election since I became of voting age. That said, I am embarrassed to say that most years I have walked into the voting booth with...

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: John Dalton has been a benefit to community

    The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and we are being asked to elect a new Resident Judge for Kane County.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: In support of Keith Wheeler

    While it is easy to complain about our state government—and our current group in Springfield has given us just cause—it is much harder to identify a true leader who can provide solutions to the myriad of problems...

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: In support of Fred Morelli

    I want to mention something people in your area might want to know.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: In support of Chris Lauzen

    Is there a representative who's honest, approachable, responsive and willing to “face the giants” at personal cost?

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: The 14th Congressional District race

    My husband and I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with Ethan Hastert on a number of occasions.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Letter: Ethan Hastert is the right choice

    We need representatives who understand our concerns, and respect our values as residents of the Fox Valley community. That is why Ethan Hastert is the right choice for congress on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • SG Chamber selects 2010 board members

    Sugar Grove—At the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual luncheon, held on Dec. 14, at the Sugar Grove Fire District building, members elected two new board members.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • National Influenza Vaccination Week aims to raise awareness

    Kane County—It’s never too late to get a flu shot, and what better time to protect yourself than National Influenza Vaccination Week, Jan. 10-16?

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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