• Third county resident dies as result of complications related to H1N1

    Kane County—A third Kane County resident has died from complications due to the H1N1 flu virus, the Kane County Health Department reported last week.

    • Posted January 13, 2010
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  • Organ donation—the gift that keeps on giving

    Geneva—Approximately 82,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant. People in need have been receiving transplants from family and friends and anonymous donors for many years; however, it is rare to be an...

    • Posted January 12, 2010
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  • Farm Bureau volunteers deliver hunger relief donations

    Kane County—Kane County Farm Bureau volunteers presented a check for $2,757.31 last week to Rita Burnham, Director of the Elburn Food Pantry.

    • Posted January 11, 2010
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  • Spotlight on: WCC music program

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College’s music program has been around since the very beginning of the school.

    • Posted January 10, 2010
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  • Fishermen’s Inn finished

    ELBURN—For more than four decades, Fishermen's Inn in Elburn was a popular place for fine dining and receptions, attracting people from throughout the Chicago area with its fresh trout, scenic grounds and country atmosphere.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • New MP police chief on board

    MAPLE PARK—Michael Acosta was sworn in as Maple Park's new police chief during Tuesday's Village Board meeting. The former Kane County Sheriff's Department officer is looking forward to building a positive relationship with village officials, police officers...

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Library Board members available for ‘meet and greet’ next four Saturdays

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Library Board members will be available at the library for the four Saturday mornings in January to answer questions residents may have about the upcoming referendum or about the library's services.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Sugar Grove in step with amended FOIA

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday identified four Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers, in compliance with the updated law, which went into effect Jan. 1.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • ‘Grants, grants, grants’

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials are aggressively pursuing alternative types of revenue for public works projects the village cannot afford with its limited, primary source of funds, property taxes.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Easier way to pay

    ELBURN—By the end of the work week, Metra commuters will no longer have to find ever more creative ways to fold a dollar bill in order to pay for daily parking.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Houtz named national Cub Cadet Dealer of the Year

    Elburn—Cub Cadet announced that RF Houtz and Son in Elburn was its Retailer of the Year for 2009.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • KHS seeks Hall of Fame nominees

    Kaneland—To celebrate and commemorate the many accomplishments and achievements of Kaneland graduates, Kaneland CUSD #302 has formed the Kaneland Hall of Fame.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Elburn leverages its buying power

    ELBURN—Elburn joined other municipalities in northeastern Illinois in a consortium to negotiate with Nicor for more attractive terms and a new franchise agreement.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Folk-singer concert in Kaneland

    Kaneville resident and folk-singer Lee Murdock plays a song with special guest Bob Zentz, who traveled from Norfolk, Va.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Jan. 7 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 January 7, 2010
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  • Plano speaking: Boys b-ball takes 2009 Classic title

    A 47-39 win over Rockford Christian on Dec. 30, 2009, netted the Knights their third Plano tourney win and their first since 1994.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Girls hoops split pair of contests at Geneva, Oswego

    It wasn’t just the weather outside that left the Kaneland Lady Knights girls basketball team cold on Tuesday night.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Grapplers finish fourth at Don Flavin Invite

    The wrestlers improved to 15-6 in dual meets this season after a productive Don Flavin Invite in Dekalb that saw the Knights finish in fourth place.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Lady Knights bowling begins ‘10 with 2 losses

    The bowlers got back into the swing of things at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb on Monday afternoon, but with a 2,560-2,220 loss to visiting Rochelle.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Guest Editorial: Remembering Dutch Phillips

    Editor’s note: Kaneville resident Lou Roenna gave the eulogy at the recent services of his neighbor, Dutch Phillips. Lou then submitted that eulogy as a letter to the editor. We are happy to share his thoughts on...

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Letter: John Dalton is a man of integrity

    As we enter another campaign season, once again the call for campaign finance reform resurfaces, particularly from candidates seeking voter support and votes.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Letter: Randy Hultgren brings people together

    I have been very excited to be involved with my first political campaign—that of state Sen. Randy Hultgren, who is running for Congress in the 14th District.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Letter: Elburn Baseball & Softball thanks National Bank & Trust

    Elburn Baseball and Softball would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the National Bank & Trust of Elburn for including our organization in this past summer’s Baseballs on Parade community art project.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Letter: A Christmas blessing

    I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Al Negri, Elburn’s Jewel store director, for his compassion and assistance on the morning of Christmas Eve.

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Public invited to pair of candidate forums

    Kane County—The League of Women Voters offers two candidate forums for the public.

    • Posted January 3, 2010
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  • Murdock’s Annual Hometown Concert set for Jan. 8

    KANELAND—Lee Murdock’s Annual Hometown Concert returns to the rural theme in 2011 as he welcomes southern Indiana farmer-songwriter-actor Tim Grimm as the special guest on the first Saturday of the new year.

    • Posted January 3, 2010
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  • Town and Country Public Library drawing

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North Street, Elburn, held a drawing Dec. 18 for the Happy New Year Barbie 1995 Collector's edition and John Deere toy Monster Treads tractor.

    • Posted January 2, 2010
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  • State group names KHS Illinois State Scholars

    Kaneland—The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recognized 19,345 high school students from 752 different schools from across the state as 2010 Illinois State Scholars. Illinois State Scholar winners rank in the top 10 percent of high school...

    • Posted January 2, 2010
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  • SG Library to host student art show in January

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library in January will play host to 40 student artworks selected by the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) for the 2010-11 IAEA Student Show—a traveling showcase displaying the finest examples of artwork...

    • Posted January 2, 2010
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  • Leos buy service dog for local special-needs youth

    ELBURN—Thanks to the Elburn Leos, Max Capes of Maple Park will have a new dog next summer, specially trained to assist this special-needs youth in daily living.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Erdmann honored as educator by peers

    Kaneland—Former Kaneland High School journalism teacher Laurie Erdmann received a lifetime achievement award from the Journalism Educators Association (JEA), topping off a career that she found both challenging and gratifying.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Marklund welcomes music

    ELBURN—Marklund residents are treated to musical entertainment two to four times a month, but volunteer Michael Kilberry has made it his mission to bring even more music to the facility.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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