• Leaders of tomorrow begin today

    Geneva—Practicing leadership skills can never start too early. Annabelle Letizia, 7, of Geneva is off to a good start.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Epic Garage moves to Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove—Epic Garage, an electrical automotive specialist catering to classic and custom cars, is moving operations to a new facility in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted January 18, 2011
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  • CASA Kane County receives $500,000 grant from The Dunham Fund

    GENEVA—CASA Kane County, a local nonprofit organization serving abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court, was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from The Dunham Fund in support of its planned Grow a Healthy Child Program & Operational...

    • Posted January 18, 2011
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  • Flu activity in Illinois increasing

    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting that flu activity has increased to the “regional level,” meaning that many regions in Illinois are reporting recent laboratory-confirmed influenza.

    • Posted January 17, 2011
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  • Village pays off municipal mortgage

    Sugar Grove—The village of Sugar Grove announced that it has paid off a municipal bond. Municipal bonds are issued to fund projects from highways to buildings and are typically referred to as GO Bonds.

    • Posted January 17, 2011
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  • Water, sewer rate increases benefit village

    Elburn—The water and sewer rate increases implemented May 1, 2010, have paid off. Superintendent of Public Works John Nevenhoven said that the increase is keeping the village out of the red.

    • Posted January 16, 2011
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  • SG changes meeting date

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 4-0 to approve a change of date for the Tuesday, Jan. 18, board meeting, which is now scheduled for the following day, Wednesday, Jan. 19.

    • Posted January 16, 2011
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  • Kaneland students honored by IAEA, Sugar Grove Public Library

    Brandon Abordo, a second grader at Kaneland McDole Elementary School, here along with art teacher Erin Livermore, was selected by the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) to have his artwork be a part of the IAEA’s 2010-11...

    • Posted January 16, 2011
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  • School calendar adjusted

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve a 2011-12 school calendar update, which will move a staff development day from Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, to Friday, March 2, 2012.

    • Posted January 15, 2011
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  • Board accepts donation

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve a $1,000 donation to Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School made by the Dennis and Karen Goodenough Fund.

    • Posted January 15, 2011
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  • Kaneland budget cuts loom in 2012

    District seeks to limit student impact; expects to cut staff positions KANELAND—The financial belt-tightening continues for the Kaneland School District. The School Board, at its meeting on Monday, discussed a budget reduction process for the 2012 fiscal year, which...

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Public works budget laid out for review

    by Lynn Meredith Elburn—Public Works, like the other village of Elburn departments, presented to the board on Monday its proposals for spending in the coming year. “We’re not voting. We’re just discussing at this point,” Village Administrator...

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • ‘Doc Hall’ building razed

    Elburn—Drive through downtown Elburn, and you may notice something missing. An empty lot sits where the two-story building on the east corner of North and Main was demolished Monday.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Village Board authorizes electricity referendum

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents living within the city limits could soon have an electricity supplier other than ComEd.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Some local ‘Folk’

    The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival presented Lee Murdock's Annual Hometown Concert at the KHS auditorium on Saturday.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Elburn—Elburn joins municipalities all over the nation in trying to find money to pay for a federally mandated initiative to change all street signs in favor of greater reflectivity.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • District seeks to eliminate budget shortfall

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve development of a budget for the 2012 fiscal year.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Jan. 14 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 14, 2011
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  • Elburn man indicted for beating toddler

    Kane County—An Elburn man and St. Charles woman were indicted Tuesday for their role in the October beating of her toddler.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Circle of love

    When a couple gets married, they usually exchange rings as a symbol of their union. Wedding ring styles can run the gamut from simple gold bands to custom diamond creations.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Flint, Piller wed Nov. 27, 2010

    Lynette Flint and Nicholas Piller were wed Nov. 27, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion in La Moille, Ill., with a reception following at Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa, Ill.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Bridal shower trends

    Not so long ago when a couple announced their engagement and the bride selected her maid of honor, the maid of honor would start planning the bridal shower.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Faivre, Peterson wed Aug. 14, 2010

    Ted Peterson and Heidi Faivre were wed Aug. 14, 2010, at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore, with a reception following at St. Mary Memorial Hall in Sycamore.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Elburn Forest Preserve to have new entrance from within the village

    Elburn—To gain entrance to the Elburn Forest Preserve, you will no longer need to hop in your car and drive around to Route 38. Starting sometime this spring, you will be able to enter from within the...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Longtime friend

    Bob Pederson was honored Saturday by the Kaneland boys basketball program as a “Friend of the program.”

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Waubonsee scholarship deadline nears

    Sugar Grove—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is offering more than 100 scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 3.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Church news for Jan. 14

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

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Wrestling trumps Rochelle, sees action in Spartanland

    KANELAND—Kaneland wrestling earned an important Northern Illinois Big XII win and placed in the middle of the pack at the usual early-Jan. stop of the Sycamore Invite.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Girls hoops sandwiches win between two losses

    KANELAND—Kaneland girls basketball will have to be satisfied with a lone win concerning this past week’s tilts with rivals.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Kaneville, Maple Park has baseball, softball, T-Ball opps

    KANEVILLE/MP—Kaneville Baseball & Softball 2011 Registration is currently open, and the open house will be on Saturday Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kaneville Werdin Community Center.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • WCC accepting HOF noms

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College is accepting applications for the Chiefs' Athletic Hall of Fame.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Lady Knight bowling falls to Huntley, Sycamore

    Kaneland bowling ran into tough luck against two familiar foes as it entered 2011. On Jan. 6, the Lady Knights dropped a 2,438-1,916 matchup with host Huntley High School, and fell to Sycamore on Thursday, 3,007-2,471, at Mardi...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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