• Owen Padraig Leavey

    Owen Padraig Leavey was born April 17, 2011, at Delnor Hospital to Jeff and Maggie (Budnick) Leavey of Elburn. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

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  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Kaneland grad

    Sugar Grove—Kasey Ostarell of Sugar Grove accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Ohio State University.

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  • WCC Theatre Department recognized

    SUGAR GROVE—Theatre is an art form that is both ancient and contemporary, and Waubonsee Community College’s theatre program is no different.

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  • Local student named to dean’s list

    Elburn—Benjamin Brown of Elburn received recognition on the national dean’s list for the fall semester of 2010-11. He attends Indiana Wesleyan University.

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  • Local student receives Carroll University recognition

    Waukesha, Wis.—Lindsay Gruenke, a nursing major, was recognized at the Pioneer Honors and Awards Ceremony at Carroll University on April 28.

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  • Kaneland graduate wins musical competition

    Evanston, Ill.—Kevin Krasinski took first place in his division in the Chicago Chapter National Association of Teachers of Singing Collegiate Classical Vocal Competition on April 16.

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  • Fill the Boot on May 6

    Donations go to help child burn victims Elburn—The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance will hold its annual Fill the Boot program on Friday, May 6, and Elburn firefighters will be out collecting donations for a children’s burn camp.

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  • Lawsuit against Chairman dismissed

    KANE COUNTY—A Kane County judge dismissed a lawsuit against Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay brought by Elburn resident James MacRunnels. The lawsuit claimed that McConnaughay violated county ordinances when she gave out 14 raises to employees.

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  • WCC cancels pre-school program

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will discontinue its Magnet Place preschool program when the current semester ends this month, and some parents aren't happy about it.

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  • Good, not-so-good news

    Census shows village grew significantly; state may harm village finances ELBURN—At its meeting on Monday, the Elburn Village Board received news that the official census report from the state lists Elburn with 5,602 residents—up from 4,700 at its...

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  • KC Chairman says future looks bright, despite sour economy

    Kane County—Kane County is in a position to take advantage of future growth opportunities as a result of the fiscal prudence taken by the County Board during the last 10 years, according to the board chairman.

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  • Citizens’ group forms to create veterans park

    SUGAR GROVE—The message from those in attendance during the Sugar Grove Village Board meeting on Tuesday was clear: the village should have a Veterans Park.

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  • Board says goodbye, hello

    Maple Park—The Maple Park Village Board said farewell to two trustees on Tuesday, and after a long process, appointed two new trustees to fill the vacancies.

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  • Rounds of applause, toasts of thanks

    ELBURN—The Village Board gave its thanks amid rounds of applause and bottled water toasts to Gordon Diershaw and Patricia Rompke, who turned over their seats on the board at Monday's meeting, following the reading of the certified...

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  • Board members start new terms

    SUGAR GROVE—Village Board trustees Kevin Geary, Mari Johnson and David Paluch were sworn into office by Kane County Board member Drew Frasz during the Village Board meeting on Tuesday.

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  • PJ day

    Orientation to Family and Consumer Science students on “Wear your PJ Pants to School Day” at Kaneland High School on April 15.

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  • Disney World tour

    More than 125 band, color guard and choir students from Kaneland High School took a performance tour at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., during their spring break.

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  • Kicking up some funds

    Members of Midtown Martial Arts, located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, put on a martial arts demonstration as a fundraiser for the Anderson Family Fund Saturday.

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  • Kane County 2011 Resurfacing Program begins

    KANE COUNTY—Roadway work necessary to implement Kane County’s 2011 Resurfacing Program is scheduled to begin the week of May 2 on the following roads ...

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  • Waubonsee celebrates Arbor Day

    Despite the rainy weather, more than 250 students, staff and community members attended Waubonsee Community College’s Arbor Day celebration on April 28.

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  • A little bit cleaner

    Allie Safran and Chris Marschinke of Barrington, Ill., took part in the Blackberry Creek subdivision clean-up day Saturday. About 25 people spent the morning cleaning.

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  • Planning Commission recommends changes in regulations

    ELBURN—The Elburn Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend that the Village Board approve text amendments to certain zoning ordinances.

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  • 5-6 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.

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  • Celebrating Arbor Day

    Boy Scouts from Elburn Troop 7, Aaron Michek, 15, Sam Webster, 11, and Caden Sheehan, 11, present the Stars and Stripes at Elburn’s Arbor Day Celebration Saturday at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, while Elburn Village...

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  • Plant sale barbecue at Calvary

    Batavia—Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia will hold dual annual fundraisers on Saturday, May 7. Both events will be held rain or shine.

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  • Kaneland’s extraordinary Joe gives thoughts on Elmhurst

    KANELAND—If the three-year starting tenure under center at Kaneland High School was any indication, the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin and the Division III football landscape could be in for a challenge.

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  • Baseball battles Foxes, Spartans

    KANELAND—Knights baseball had its hands full with conference rivals Yorkville and Sycamore and had fortunes both good and bad.

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  • Lady Knights see offense open up

    KANELAND—It was a familiar setting for Kaneland soccer on Thursday, with chilly tempuratures and steady to heavy rains.

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  • KHS boys track invades CLC

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School boys track had some business to take care of in Crystal Lake, but wasn’t planning on camping.

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  • Express never stops

    Elburn Express U13 took second place at the Early Bird Tournament in Hampshire on April 8 and 9.

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  • Kaneland girls track takes the fifth at annual Kane County Meet

    KANELAND—At Millenium Field in Streamwood, Ill., the Lady Knights used key outings from some familiar names to reach a fifth-place plateau with 50 points.

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  • Lady Knights swing bats valiantly in two losses

    KANELAND—On Monday, Kaneland dealt with a makeup game against the visiting Lady Bulldogs of Streator. The Lady Knights might wish that game stayed shelved.

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