• Sugar Grove Phillies

    The Sugar Grove Phillies defeated the Minors Elburn 3 team 14-1, June 30 at McNair Field in Elburn.

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Editorial: Thank you for allowing me to serve

    How can one give up that which they love? When the call of another dream is stronger.

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Letter: Donation helps protect local residents

    The family of Frank Berkes has generously donated a heart defibrillator to the village of Maple Park. This new piece of equipment will be located in the hallway of the Maple Park Civic Center by the gymnasium...

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Letter: Boy Scout Summer Camp Freeland 2011 Part 1

    On Sunday, July 3, Troop 41 left Sugar Grove for Camp Freeland and stopped just outside Madison, Wis., to eat lunch. When they arrived at C.F.L., they were given a tour of the camp and shown...

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Letter: Thanks Paisano’s, for the donation to the fire department

    The Kaneville Fire Department would like to thank Paisano's Pizza & Grill for the very generous donation from their sales on July 4.

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Letter: Thanks for making vacation Bible school a success

    Last week marked the end of our annual Vacation Bible School at Elburn Community Congregational Church.

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • James ‘Jim’ H. Fraunberg

    James “Jim” H. Fraunberg, 77, of Maple Park, formerly of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Kane County road work

    KANE COUNTY—Crack routing and sealing work for Kane County’s 2011 program is scheduled to begin July 18, and end Monday, July 25, on the following road portions:

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • 8 Habitat for Humanity affiliates partner in Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity

    AURORA—Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is among eight Chicago-area Habitats affiliates that have joined to create Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity.

    • Posted July 18, 2011
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  • Local resident graduates from WCC

    KANEVILLE—Alexa Hill of Kaneville recently graduated from Waubonsee Community College with an associates degree in business management. She will continue her studies at Aurora University in the fall.

    • Posted July 17, 2011
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  • Shumaker named to Wesleyan dean’s list

    MARION, IND.—Megan Shumaker, a 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, was named to the Indiana Wesleyan University dean’s list for the spring 2011 academic year.

    • Posted July 17, 2011
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  • A good way to lose an employee

    SUGAR GROVE—What began as a response to a wellness incentive through the Sugar Grove Park District’s insurance plan ended up changing the lives of several of its employees.

    • Posted July 17, 2011
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  • Singer named to Indiana Wesleyan dean’s list

    MARION, IND.—Luke Singer was named to the Indiana Wesleyan University dean’s list for the fall 2010-11 academic year.

    • Posted July 17, 2011
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  • Boan named to Michigan State dean’s list

    EAST LANSING, MICH.—Alison Boan of Elburn was named to the Michigan State dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester.

    • Posted July 17, 2011
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  • Program highlights various district forest preserves

    KANE COUNTY—Local families looking to get a little more in touch with nature should take a hike … to the various forest preserves in Kane County.

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • Former MP entrepreneur receives U.S. Chamber award for ‘dreaming big’

    MAPLE PARK—Imagine a tree house with a slide at your workplace, a rock climbing wall, and foosball. It's a work-hard, play-hard environment that Red Frog Events Founder Joe Reynolds hopes will foster creativity, innovation and empowerment.

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • Keep cool while spending less on energy

    SPRINGFIELD—The hottest days of summer are ahead—can you keep your home comfortable without breaking the bank? The Energy Education Council offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days:...

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • U.S. Postal Service expands to 100,000 locations

    BLOOMINGDALE, IL—With nearly 100,000 places to buy stamps, ship a package or renew a passport, the U.S. Postal Service is expanding customer access to its products and services.

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • Outdoor liquor sales OK’d after mending fences

    ELBURN—By dropping the word “consumption” from the village of Elburn’’s new outdoor liquor sales ordinance, Knuckleheads will be in compliance with the new law.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Trail resurfacing set for Virgil Gilman, Great Western Trails

    Sugar Grove—Trail resurfacing work on the Virgil Gilman Trail in Sugar Grove and Great Western Trail in St. Charles and Campton Hills may cause intermittent closures through July.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Open house down on the farm

    Kate Wiltse shows the kids how they plant herbs and vegetables using a transplanter. It was part of the Wiltse's Farm Open House on Sunday. The family-owned produce farm, located in Maple Park, has been in operation...

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • D-302 balks at proposed tax district

    Sugar Grove holds first meeting to discuss proposed economic development plan SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's Joint Review Committee, created in conjunction with the village's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district proposal, held its first meeting at Village Hall on Monday.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Brief power outages, few tree limbs down in wake of storm

    REGIONAL—For the most part, the Kaneland area was spared from Monday’s intense storms that quickly moved through the area packing winds upwards of 70 miles an hour.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Church news for July 15

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

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • June, July help KHS boys’ long-range game

    Knights’ Johnson reveals busy hoops-filled summer KANELAND—In coach Brian Johnson's case, school wasn't really out for summer after all. Summer league action for the Knights basketball league completed last week, and Johnson was glad to get some floor time...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Warrior Spirit

    The 12U Wasco Warriors, celebrate in Homer Glen, Ill., after capturing the State championship The Warriors defeated the McHenry County Outlaws, 7-4 on June 26.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove Slammers gearing up for tryouts

    Tryouts for the 2012 Sugar Grove Slammers 12U Travel Baseball Team will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Dyer circumstance

    Nate Dyer, pictured with the USATF president for the state of Illinois, competed in the State USATF Junior Olympics on June 24-26 in Plainfield, Ill.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Cougars feature super happenings on homestand

    GENEVA, IL—The Kane County Cougars, Midwest League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, have plenty planned for the homestand that runs through Monday, July 18.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Editorial: How to make all rules meaningless

    If a government body chooses which rules and laws to enforce, that in effect makes all rules and laws meaningless. Selective enforcement means that any group of representatives can pick and choose what the laws are at...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Letter: Transparency measure is ripe for abuse

    The lowest qualified bid by the most competent contestant traditionally wins the government contract. Unfortunately, the "Change" gang now wants to fiddle with this decades-old, generally reliable formula.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Jay Dee Watson

    God called Jay Dee Watson, 51, of Malta, Ill., to his immortal home in the early morning hours on Monday, July 4, 2011. He died unexpectedly while doing what he loved, camping with a Scout troop, immersing...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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