• Kane County 4-H Small Pets, Cat Show to be Held July 12

    Kane County—The 4-H small pets and cat shows will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Small Pets judging will begin at 5 p.m. and Cats judging will begin at...

    • Posted July 6, 2011
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  • Kaneland performs ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

    KANELAND—The summer theatre program of the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival brings the year-long celebration of the arts to a close with a production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”

    • Posted July 5, 2011
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  • Local students receive degree and honors

    ELBURN—Justin Pattermann graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Grand Valley State University. Kylen Pattermann was named to the Dean’s List at Grand Valley State University for the Spring semester 2011.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Local resident inducted into NIU Phi Kappa Phi Intl. Honor Society

    DeKALB—Carly Marie Dillavou of Elburn was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an international honor society for juniors and seniors, at Northern Illinois University’s Honors Day ceremonies held in April.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Country Financial award local representatives

    ELBURN—Country Financial recently awarded two financial representatives positions on the distinguished All American team.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Manser places in Illinois journalism competition

    ROCK ISLAND—Patrick Manser, a resident of Elburn and a junior at Augustana College, was recently chosen as a winner in the Illinois College Press Association’s (ICPA) annual journalism competition.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Elburn resident named to IWU spring 2011 dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Emily Bailey of Elburn was named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2010-11 academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Elburn resident recognized during Millikin convocation

    DECATUR, Ill.—Erica L. Davidson was honored during Millikin University’s annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Honors Convocation program held on April 28, in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Local resident appointed to agency of Aging Advisory Council

    KANKAKEE—Kathryn A. Hofmann of Elburn has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Local resident named Outstanding Woman Student at NIU

    DEKALB—Caitlan Ayala of Elburn is the recipient of the Northern Illinois University Outstanding Woman Student Award of 2011.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove resident elected to Honor Society at Rockford College

    ROCKFORD—Bridget Kennedy of Sugar Grove was elected to the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society at Rockford College.

    • Posted July 4, 2011
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  • Heimerdinger looks back on State honor, Lady Knight soccer

    KANELAND—How did graduated senior Emily Heimerdinger take the news of an All-State honor? “Coach (Scott) Parillo told me in the classroom after keeping the news from me all day. I was crying, I was so happy," Heimerdinger said.

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • Kane County Clerk’s Office 4th of July closing information

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Clerk’s Office will be closed for regular business on Monday, July 4, for the 4th of July holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m.

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • Village adjusts approach to regulating outdoor liquor sales

    ELBURN—The Village Board decided against pursing the adoption of an ordinance (Ordinance O) that regulates outdoor sales of alcohol in favor of adding a requirement to existing ordinances A, C, D, E1, E2 and E3.

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • Property taxpayers workshop to be held

    Blackberry Township—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will hold a taxpayer workshop on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. (except in November and December, when it will be held the third Thursday).

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • The perfect choice

    After years of dating, you finally proposed to your girlfriend and she happily accepted. You are both excited and looking forward to the wedding planning in the months ahead. One of the first decisions you will make...

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • Waubonsee wins marketing awards

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College recently won six Communicator Awards in the 17th annual Communicator Awards Competition, which is sponsored by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • Plan ahead for a safe holiday picnic

    Kane County—Now is a good time to start planning the traditional holiday barbecues, picnics and Fourth of July weekend activities. Unfortunately, some people don’t plan on something that goes hand-in-hand in the warm summer months: bacteria.

    • Posted July 2, 2011
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  • Officials draft Mediacom franchise agreement

    ELBURN—Village officials have drafted a franchise agreement with Mediacom that will address past and future issues with the cable company.

    • Posted July 2, 2011
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  • Board considers change to deputy chief selection process

    ELBURN—A proposed ordinance would shift the authority to appoint a deputy chief from the police board to the police chief.

    • Posted July 2, 2011
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  • Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Friday afternoon

    With the thermometer expected to rise into the 90s and the humidity climbing to uncomfortably high levels Friday, the Kane County Health Department again is urging residents to take precautions as these conditions can lead to heat...

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Martial arts teacher leaves legacy in Elburn

    Temmerman gives business to former student ELBURN—After 17 years of operating the Midtown Martial Arts studio in Elburn, Richard Temmerman is moving to Tennessee, where his wife has been offered a job.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Elburn networking group shoots off with a BANG

    ELBURN—BANG stands for Business Alliance Networking Group, an off-shoot of an Elburn Chamber of Commerce group, that comes together twice a month to try to help grow each other's businesses.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Elburn Sand and Gravel opens its doors

    ELBURN—Elburn Sand and Gravel held an open house on Saturday to observe Health and Safety month declared by its parent company, LaFarge North America.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Movies under the stars

    Cousins Jordyn Withey (left) and Morgan Withey enjoy a Bugs Bunny cartoon before the start of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Friday evening.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Journey back in time

    Sir James Bamford and Sir William Lancaster taught the audience all about the middle ages and the history of the Crusades at the Sugar Grove Public Library on Saturday.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Queen for a day

    Elburn resident and cancer survivor Carol Herra addressed about 2,000 people attending the Kane County Relay for Life at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva on June 24. The relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Illinois teen gives back to community through participation in national scholarship program

    ALABAMA—Samantha Vazquez of Illinois worked with Habitat for Humanity in Mobile, Ala., on June 16, helping to educate children in the Mobile area about the importance of suitable housing.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • SG Police Blotter for July 1

    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 July 1, 2011
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  • St. Charles Park District’s ‘Staycation Adventure’

    ST.CHARLES—Perhaps the best way to discover all the treasures and amenities the St. Charles Park District has to offer is through its interactive “Staycation Adventure” treasure hunt.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • State health director warns residents to avoid contact with bats

    SPRINGFIELD—With summer beginning, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold is warning Illinoisans to avoid contact with bats as they start becoming more active during this time of year. Bats are the primary...

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Church news for July 1

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

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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