• School Board approves budget amendment

    MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve a 2010-11 budget amendment.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • School Board approves tentative D-302 budget

    MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve the tentative 2011-12 budget.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • WWII plane makes emergency landing in Oswego

    OSWEGO—The Sugar Grove Fire Protection District on Monday morning was initially dispatched to the Aurora Airport after receiving a report that a B17 airplane was coming in on fire.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • A flap-jack of a time

    Cathy Kovach flips and serves some pancakes at the Kaneville Fire Department’s pancake breakfast Sunday morning.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • June 17 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 June 17, 2011
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  • Church news for June 17

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

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • School Board approves health insurance renewal

    MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-0 to approve a health insurance renewal that will allow the board to eschew its grandfathered status within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 in order...

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Oh, Kaneland!

    KHS baseball wins 1st State championship with 11-3 win vs. Oak Forest JOLIET—In high school baseball postseason, only one team can follow through on its aim to run the table and win its last game.

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Waubonsee honors top student/athletes in 10-11

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College recently honored its top student/athletes for 2010-2011 at the school’s annual Athletic Awards Banquet.

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Editorial: IPA honors reflect our commitment to community

    Once a year, newspapers from throughout the state submit their best advertisements and special sections to be judged by their peers at the annual Illinois Press Association contest.

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Letter: Elburn Chamber contributes to Kaneland Students

    On May 26, at the Kaneland High School awards night, I was granted the honor of presenting two Elburn Chamber of Commerce scholarships of $1,000 each to students who identified areas of concern to the Kaneland community...

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Letter: Another Memorial Day has come and gone

    We try each year to get our word out about the importance of this day, remembering our veterans that are gone, and also supporting the veterans that are here and in need of aid.

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • Mark Francis Geisen

    Mark Francis Geisen, 38, of Maple Park, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, June 6, 2011. He was born July 17, 1972, the son of Francis “Butch” and Barbara (Meyer) Geisen.

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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  • How to choose the right physician

    GENEVA–Finding the right physician can be challenging. There are so many important questions and factors to consider, such as whether the doctor has specialized experience, whether the physician has a comfortable bedside manner, and whether the medical...

    • Posted June 14, 2011
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  • Kaneland Krier wins Golden Eagle

    Kaneland—The Kaneland Krier took home the Golden Eagle, a trophy for best student newspaper in its class, for the second year in a row at the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference.

    • Posted June 14, 2011
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  • Local student invited to attend NRA youth summit

    MAPLE PARK—Theo Mirkut, a Maple Park resident and junior at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, was recently selected by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as one of 45 students in the country who will partake in...

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • MP police raise funds for Special Olympics

    Maple Park—While being the Maple Park Police Chief is a full time job, Mike Acosta still finds time to help raise thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics.

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • WCC hosts renewable energy showcase

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College will host a Renewable Energy Open House on Wednesday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Weigel Hall on the college’s Sugar Grove Campus.

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • State Champs!

    The Kaneland Knights baseball team won it's first state title in school history after defeating Oak Forest 11-3 in Joliet. Game Stats >>

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • Positively perfect

    Krafft attends 1,980 consecutive days of school, and counting Kaneland—Steven Krafft has never missed a day of school in his life. He’s never even been tardy to a class.

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • KHS recognizes students with perfect attendance

    They never missed a day of school; and their numbers are increasing. Kaneland—Kaneland High School honored 42 students with perfect attendance on May 24 with a pancake breakfast and awards ceremony.

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • West Nile virus typically not carried by floodwater mosquitoes

    SPRINGFIELD—Weeks of rain and flooding in southern Illinois have made conditions ripe for mosquitoes.

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • Treatment plant roof project continues

    ELBURN—The Public Works Department received four bids in response to a request for proposals for the wastewater treatment plant roof construction. The project is funded for $235,000 by the Kane County Recovery Bond.

    • Posted June 11, 2011
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  • Waubonsee program nets $1.3m in tax refunds

    SUGAR GROVE—This tax season, Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was able to return more than $1.3 million to the local economy.

    • Posted June 11, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 8, Warterloo 2 (State Baseball)

    JOLIET, Ill—Kaneland's Bobby Thorson (right) pitched a complete game, while also getting two hits (including a triple) as the Knights rolled Waterloo 8-2 at Joliet's Silver Cross Field Friday. Game Stats...

  • Protecting community funds—for now

    Mayors visit capitol to keep state from cutting village funds ELBURN—With Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF) in jeopardy of elimination, a group of mayors and village presidents made a show of force in Springfield to urge lawmakers not...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Creative innovator behind sump pump with a brain

    ELBURN—Sometimes, necessity forces us to use what we know to create something completely new.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Road closings

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) has given the village notification that Dauberman Road, from Main Street to Harter Road, will be closed due to bridge repairs. The closure will last through July 8.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Village discusses open burning regulations

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents in attendance during the village Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night wanted to make it clear that they very much enjoy their open burning rights.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Village approve resolution to opt out of Complete Streets project

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve a resolution that would allow the village to opt out of the Complete Streets portion of its Route 47 and Cross Street Intersection Improvement STP...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Maple Park mural evokes old-time village spirit

    MAPLE PARK—There is a rich history behind the stretch of Lincoln Highway that travels through Maple Park, and that history is currently represented on an interpretive mural that was installed in the heart of downtown Maple Park...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Comptroller orders Old Second to raise its capital ratio

    KANE COUNTY—It was less than a month ago when Old Second Bank was ordered by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency to raise its capital ratio to 8.75 percent by Sept. 30 ...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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