• Orthopedic advancements at Delnor

    GENEVA—Imagine repairing a hip through a few small surgical incisions, or using a patient’s owned cleansed blood cells to heal damaged tissue.

    • Posted March 27, 2011
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  • Kaneland staff members recognized by state arts group

    KANELAND—March 17 was a joyous celebration of the arts—not only for the state of Illinois, but arts in the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted March 26, 2011
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  • Cops read to the kids

    On March 17, the Maple Park Police Department visited a first-grade class at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn.

    • Posted March 26, 2011
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  • Waubonsee earns Tree Campus USA status

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

    • Posted March 26, 2011
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  • Elburn board avoids water rate increase

    Elburn—It looks as if residents won’t have to face a water/sewer increase—for a while, at least. Superintendent of Public Works John Nevenhoven told the Elburn Village Board Monday that to complete all the projects on his wish list,...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • MP referendum asks residents to keep tax

    Maple Park—Maple Park residents could be faced with hefty tax increases to replace a revenue stream to fund needed capital improvements if the No Tax Increase referendum fails to pass on April 5.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • March 25 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 March 25, 2011
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  • Voters asked to help forest preserve add more land

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County residents voting on the April 5 ballot will have the option to approve the Forest Preserve District Land Acquisition and Preserve Improvement Referendum, which would give the district $30 million to acquire land and...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Investigation leads to pair of drug arrests

    MONTGOMERY—On March 17, the North Central Narcotics Task Force (NCNTF) concluded a two-month undercover investigation into illegal drug distribution with the arrests of Ronne McLarrin, 37, and Thomas Skowronski, 19, both of Montgomery.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Elburn residents to decide on electric source

    Elburn—Elburn voters will be asked to decide whether to allow the village of Elburn to purchase electricity for residential and small commercial retail customers from other suppliers than ComEd.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Pirates on deck!

    Jake Rosko (Frederic) and Anna Novotny (Mabel) starred in "Pirates of Penzance" at the Kaneland High School musical performances over the weekend.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • ‘My Life with James Bond’

    Raymond Benson, the fourth official James Bond novelist, presented a lecture, "My Life with James Bond," on Tuesday evening in the Academic and Professional Center at Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Voters to decide whether to bid for cheaper power rates

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove voters will be asked whether to allow the village to negotiate power supply rates on their behalf in a referendum on the ballot April 5.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove UMC offers community spaghetti supper

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host a Benefit Community Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House at 141 Main St. in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Planning Commission recommends two agenda items, continues two others

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Planning Commission on March 16 reviewed four items on its agenda, including petitions for the relocation of Division One Fitness, expansion of Scot Industries' current location on Route 30, and expansion of Producers...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Challenger Lighting CEO elected to WCC Foundation Board

    Sugar Grove—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation elected Bonnie Proctor, CEO and principal of Challenger Lighting Company, to its board of directors. Her term runs until 2013.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • ‘Two Guys, Free Spaghetti’

    Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner, beverage, salad, Italian garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Ecker’s crew has young, old as formula for success

    KANELAND—Here comes Lady Knights track. If the early practice sessions and indoor season were any indicator, many a girl in KHS garb will be finishing quite well in 2011 races.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Girls track captures indoor conference crown

    KANELAND—If there was one surefire way to gear up for the outdoor season, Kaneland found a way on Saturday in Sterling.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Knights baseball hit field fully depth-charged

    KANELAND—Some talented players at key positions and the last-ever Western Sun Conference regular season title made for some good memories for Kaneland baseball in 2010.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Talent, effort goes the distance for Knights

    KANELAND—It was a high ceiling for Kaneland High School boys track in 2010, and by the end of the season in Charleston, Ill., it turned into a celebration.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • KHS boys earn second in inaugural NIB-12 indoor tussle

    STERLING—At Westwood Track in Sterling, Ill., it was prime time to see how Kaneland boys track measured up against the rest of the Northern Illinois Big XII slate. As it turns out, when it comes to indoor...

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Softball hopes ‘young guns’ are consistent

    KANELAND—Looks like the younger core of softball players will get a chance to get some more playing time in 2011.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Lady Knights soccer splits first kicks

    KANELAND—Looking to capitalize on strong finishes in consecutive seasons, the Lady Knights soccer crew began with a new look and an unfortunate opening result.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • New-look Lady Knights try to start 2011 on right foot

    KANELAND—It was a season to remember, and an ending to forget. Kaneland would love to have the regional championship loss to Rosary High School back. The season which ended at 15-3-5 under soccer coach Scott Parillo and a...

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Editorial: Why you generally do not see endorsements in our paper

    With the April 5 election approaching, we have fielded numerous questions on who we plan to endorse, and in general, if we plan to endorse anyone.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Letter: In support of Ethan Hastert for Elburn Village Board

    I am writing today to encourage the residents of Elburn to vote for Ethan Hastert for Elburn Village Board. I have known Ethan for a number of years and I am confident he will be a great...

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Letter: Elburn Lions, Leos open house a success

    I want to thank the community for making the Elburn Lions and Elburn Leos Open House a great success. The response exceeded our expectations.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Letter: A thank you from St. Gall Catholic Church

    St. Gall Catholic Church would like to extend a grateful and heartfelt thank you to the entire community for supporting our 128th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Letter: In support of Shodeen

    I encourage everyone to support the development proposed by Shodeen.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Letter: Land Acquisition and Preserve Improvement Referendum makes sense

    One of the most cost-effective methods of protecting our water resources and drinking water is by preserving the lands along our creeks, streams and rivers. Few resources are as primary to our survival as clean water.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Letter: In support of Gale Pavlak

    I am sending this to show my support for Gale Pavlak who is a candidate running for Kaneland School Board.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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