• KHS girls basketball having fun all summer long

    KANELAND—Summer has been no time for play if you’re Kaneland High School girls basketball. Coach Ernie Colombe and crew have been keeping busy with shootouts in Genoa-Kingston, Sterling, Morris, Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and have one scheduled...

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Area can help Illinois Hoops Hall of Fame launch

    ELBURN—Westminster Christian High School basketball coach Bruce Firchau is equipped with a brochure about the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Museum that reads, “For over a century, the game of basketball has played a significant role in...

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Kaneland United Soccer Club U-9

    Kaneland United Soccer Club U-9 team came in second place in the 2011 Oswego Soccer Tournament.

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Bet on 97

    Kaneland Soccer Club U13 Knights 97 Black won the Rockford Watermelon Soccer Tournament on June 11-12, after a 7-0 win in the championship.

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Guest Editorial: ‘We’re Number One’: Illinois pension crisis, part 1

    I begin every conversation with a public employee or teacher who calls to advise "no changes" to their pension plans "Teachers g - o - o- o -d, majority of politicians b - a - a -...

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Letter: Summer Camp Shakedown

    On the weekend of June 17, local Boy ScoutTroop 41 went on a camping trip to Sugar Grove United Methodist church property. This camp out was their summer camp shakedown.

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Letter: A great success for TriCity Family Services’ Great Lobster Fly In

    On Saturday, June 18, seafood lovers and land lovers alike attended TriCity Family Services’ Great Lobster Fly In event.

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • STC celebrates July 4th

    St. Charles—The annual St. Charles July 4th Celebration is a time for friends and family to get together for picnics, leisure, entertainment, and most of all, to commemorate our nation's birthday.

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Church changes name, keeps children’s day camp

    Elburn—For a second year, the Family Life Church, formerly Faith Assembly Church, will hold its Keslinger Road Day Camp, geared for children aged 5-13.

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Nominations sought for WCC awards

    Sugar Grove—Nominations are now being sought for Waubonsee Community College’s 2011 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus awards.

    • Posted June 28, 2011
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  • Kaneville installs new village sign

    Kaneville—After months of planning and location searching, the village of Kaneville has finally installed its new village sign.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Library recognizes volunteers

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Library Board recognized 11 volunteers at the June 9 board meeting: Andrew Jacobson, Chuck Hughes, Jackie Conrad, Judy Juszak, Lori Petry, Rena Duffy, Sally Bruce, Sandy Young, plus three juvenile volunteers.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Maple Park board passes debt service for water system

    Maple Park—At a special meeting on Tuesday night, held before the Maple Park Board meeting, board members passed an ordinance concerning debt services for the village's water system.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Board clarifies fire ordinance

    Change makes it easier to understand what is allowed Elburn—Backyard campfires can still be enjoyed around Elburn, thanks to some modifications to the village’s burning ordinance.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Plan Commission reviews ordinance text amendments

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Planning Commission at its meeting on June 15 reviewed a parking and loading ordinance text amendment, as well as an accessory and temporary use ordinance text amendment, that was recommended by the Planning...

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • WCC adds to its student art collection

    SUGAR GROVE—During the spring 2011 semester, Waubonsee Community College purchased 17 pieces of student-created artwork to display around its campuses.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Kane County redraws district boundaries

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County recently approved new district boundaries, which will include reduction of its number of districts from 26 to 24.

    • Posted June 26, 2011
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  • Rep. Hatcher launches new season of her “Foxy Readers” Summer Reading Club

    YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher has launched a new season of her popular “Foxy Readers” Summer Reading Club for area students who pledge to continue reading during their summer vacation.

    • Posted June 26, 2011
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  • Eli Chance Miller

    Matt and Tania Miller of Elburn announce the birth of their son, Eli Chance, on Jan. 20, 2011, at Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Local residents take part in 4-H dog show

    MAPLE PARK—Olivia Fabrizius and Grace Fabrizius of Maple Park, of the Just Say Nay 4-H Club, participated in the DuPage County 4-H Dog Show on May 21.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Forest Preserve receives upgraded AA+ bond rating

    GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County announced that the international bond-rating firm of Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the district’s bond rating from AA to AA+/stable.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Local resident makes presentation at Illinois History Symposium

    DECATUR—Millikin University history student Marissa Duffey of Elburn recently made a presentation at the 31st Annual Illinois History Symposium, held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s Morris Library.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Local resident earns bachelor’s degree from Kettering College

    Dayton, OHIO—After successfully completing requirements at Kettering College, Joanne Shona Cross of Elburn has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the school.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Blackburn announces Spring 2011 dean’s list

    CARLINVILLE, Ill.—Cynthia Roberg of Maple Park, the daughter of Matthew and Marianne Roberg, was named to the Blackburn College dean’s list after earning a 4.0 grade point average for the Spring 2011 semester.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Board OK’s pursuit of playground grant

    Elburn—There may be some new playground equipment next year at Community Center Park if the village is awarded an $85,000 grant through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Village Board designates old hotel site as Veterans Park

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve designation of the old Sugar Grove Hotel site as a Veterans Park.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • 3rd-generation local farmer honored by NIU

    Lily Lake—Former Lily Lake resident and third-generation family farmer Leland Strom was recently honored by Northern Illinois University when he was presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the university's graduate school commencement ceremony earlier this year.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Nothing gets these vets down

    Army veteran Bob Arciola, assisted by Barb Arciola, uses a special electronic breathing devise to pull the trigger when shooting trap.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Church news for June 24

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

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • A look at aviation history

    Air Classics Museum of Aviation, located at the Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, held an open house on Saturday.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • A great day to be in Elburn

    Enjoying the beautiful weather at Hughes Creek are Gordon Dierschow (left) of Express Evaluations and Art Sanchez from A Enterprises.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Lightning starts fire at Sugar Grove home

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Fire Department on Tuesday was dispatched to the 200 block of Carol Street to contain a fire that was caused when lightning struck the roof peak of a house.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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