• Letter: I oppose the state income tax increase

    A recent writer left the impression that legislators ignored their constituents’ pleas for fiscal sanity and voted for the largest tax increase Illinois has ever endured. The majority of the legislature did. I did not.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Letter: Thank you for going above and beyond

    On behalf of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, I would like to thank the following people and/or companies that went above and beyond to assist the Fire District during the Blizzard of 2011:

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Letter: P.E. accidents deserve more attention

    I just want to start out by saying accidents do happen. It's understandable that when kids get into fights or mess around, someone may get hurt.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Campaign signs need to be placed in proper areas

    With municipal and school board elections coming soon, all candidates should note that placement of campaign signs in the public right-a-ways is illegal.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Letter: Community blood drive a success

    I would like to thank everyone that made the Elburn community blood drive a success on Feb. 10.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Letter: A thank you to the Elburn Fire Department

    This letter is to express my gratitude to the gentlemen of the Elburn Fire Department. They are absolutely awesome.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Letter: You are invited to meet the candidates

    The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry has as its focus the fostering of relationships and creating opportunities through which our members can add value to the community.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Guest Editorial: Report at Beginning of 97th General Assembly

    Guest editorial by state Sen. Chris Lauzen 25th District I am generally a gullible person, typically believing what people tell me. Age is tempering my natural inclination by teaching me that it is wiser to watch what...

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Regina “Renee” Rae Lowe (Eaves) Kivisto

    Regina “Renee” Rae Lowe (Eaves) Kivisto, 68, of Aurora passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at McCauley Manor in Aurora.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • John J. Machias

    John J. Machias, 81, of Elburn, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 11, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles.

    • Posted February 15, 2011
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  • Merger keeps people reading

    ELBURN—Every day, three to five large canvas bags arrive at the Elburn Town and Country Library. They are filled with books that patrons have ordered through interlibrary loan.

    • Posted February 15, 2011
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  • Fitness business obtains planning commission approval

    Elburn—The Elburn Planning Commission approved an application to allow a fitness business to open.

    • Posted February 15, 2011
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  • Kaneland announces Students-of-the-Term

    Students who exemplify the type of effort, commitment, character, leadership qualities and academic effort, including achievement, improvement and contributions, that are desired of all Kaneland students are recognized as Students-of-the-Term.

    • Posted February 14, 2011
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  • “Fit Kids 2020” outlines strategies to reduce childhood obesity

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department announced the release of “Fit Kids 2020 Plan,” a 51-page document that outlines the strategies required to reverse childhood obesity in Kane County over the next decade.

    • Posted February 14, 2011
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  • Elburn child uses birthday party to help feed the starving

    ELBURN—Blythe Lundberg celebrated her eighth birthday by having a party and asking her friends to bring supplies for the Animal House Shelter in Huntley, Ill.

    • Posted February 13, 2011
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  • Mr. Kaneland 2011 pageant

    KANELAND—Mr. Kaneland 2011 will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, in the Kaneland High School auditorium.

    • Posted February 13, 2011
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  • Lion’s announce calendar raffle winners

    Elburn—The Elburn Lion’s Club announced the winners of the Calendar Raffle for January and February.

    • Posted February 12, 2011
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  • Commission says no, sort of

    Elburn—The Elburn Planning Commission voted against recommending the approval of an application to allow a dog daycare facility in Welch Creek Business Center at 630 Herra St.

    • Posted February 12, 2011
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  • Blood supply dangerously low due to winter storm

    AURORA—The recent severe winter weather and dropping temperatures have affected blood inventories for patients being treated in area hospitals.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Aftermath of the storm

    Elburn—By 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the snow had stopped falling and the process of digging out began.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Preparation helps village handle record snowfall

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove village officials intent on keeping local roads clear and village residents safe during wintertime had their work cut out for them last Tuesday and Wednesday, thanks to over 20 inches of snowfall.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Above and beyond

    Public service becomes priority during blizzard ELBURN—Elburn firefighters, police officers, snow plow drivers, neighbors, Good Samaritans and a guy on a snowmobile rose above and beyond the usual to help those in need during Tuesday's blizzard.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Board amends annexation agreement

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday evening voted 5-0 to approve amendments made to the Village's Meadowridge Villas Annexation Agreement with DRH Cambridge Homes, Inc.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: A ‘heart’-felt Saturday

    Brooke Klint, 5, her mom, Sherrie, and sister, Abigail, 8, made it out to the Town and Country Public Library Saturday for a Valentine’s Day craft-making program.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Feb. 11 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 February 11, 2011
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  • Church news for Feb. 11

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

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • KHS wrestlers execute winning combination, take 2nd place at regional

    SYCAMORE—When KHS wrestling coach Monty Jahns mentioned that his team had an eye on the postseason and may be better equipped for tournament settings, he wasn't kidding.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Rivalry Saturday tips to Kaneland boys

    KANELAND—For the Knights, good things have come in fours lately. The Kaneland boys improved to 13-8 (5-2 Northern Illinois Big XII) with a 48-38 win over the visiting Sycamore Spartans on Friday in Maple Park.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Strang to keep running at St. Joseph’s

    KANELAND—Those that compete in college cross-country and track compete at a higher level. That being the case, Kaneland High School senior Andie Strang has been doing that since 2007.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Wasco fastpitch ready for ‘11

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball (WGFSL) has begun registration. WGFSL is a recreational softball league open to all area girls grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • KHS bowlers see season end in Roselle

    ROSELLE—When DeKalb and Lake Park are in your bowling sectional, it could make for a long morning.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Maple Park diamond sign-up

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration is still open for the 2011 season. It offers teams for kids ages 4-14 from Little Sluggers on up to Pony League.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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