• Aug. 26 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 August 26, 2011
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  • Schmidt’s brings dining outdoors

    Schmidt’s Towne Tap completed its recent renovations that transformed the corner of North and Main streets in downtown Elburn.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Church news for Aug. 26

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

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Virgil Township Assessment Roll published

    VIRGIL—The 2011 assessment roll for Virgil Township was published Aug. 18, 2011, in the Elburn Herald.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Kaneville celebrates 175 years at fest

    Kaneville's history will come alive on Sunday, Aug. 28, when prominent and interesting characters from the early days of the township will be portrayed by current residents during the Kaneville Township Cemetery Walk.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • ‘We’re in this Together’

    Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez (right), and Richard Randall, Kendall County Sheriff, celebrate landing their boat first in the Fox Valley United Way's ninth annual cardboard-boat race on Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park in Aurora on Aug....

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • 175 years of community

    The community is ready to come out and celebrate during Kaneville Fest on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, with not only a cake, but also a township picture.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Kaneville Fest features library used book sale

    Kaneville Public Library Director Ray Christiansen estimates that there will be approximately 8,000 books and about 1,500 videos, books on tape, etc. for sale at the Kaneville Fest used book sale.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Village raises funds for fireworks

    The fundraising for the Kaneville Fest fireworks never stops. As soon as enough money is raised for this year's display, event organizers begin working on the following year's show.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Kaneville Fest 2011

    Schedule of events for the Aug. 25-28 festival.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Elburn Days excitement

    Cousins Brooke Sunderlage (left) of Genoa, Ill., and Megan Fidler of Sycamore ride the Re-Mix at Elburn Days on Saturday. Brooke also had an entry in the 4-H Livestock competition and won a first-place prize.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Editorial: Second chance to make a good impression

    The village of Sugar Grove held what turned into part one of at least a two-part public hearing regarding a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District on Aug. 16.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Golf drops opener, sees progress at invites

    Experience-infused lineup sees action at Geneva, Limestone KANELAND—While golfers often prefer to face other competition after several weeks of practicing against each other, the Kaneland Knights were hoping for a more ideal result.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Thursday Night Lights

    Kaneland Knights football gets a pre-season workout in friendly territory during Thursday’s annual Knights Under the Lights event in Maple Park.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Kaneland soccer edges rival Marengo in opener

    KANELAND—While Tuesday’s weather started off less than ideal, the end landscape of the evening was more suitable. Just the way Kaneland soccer preferred it.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Volleyball beats NIB-12 crossover foe

    Fabrizius, Dudzinski, Banbury key in KO of Geneseo KANELAND—Volleyball began 2011-12 in grand fashion.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Letter: ComEd sends letters about power supply changes

    You may have recently received a letter from ComEd informing you that your electric power supplier had been changed and that if you did not authorize this change you should contact them or Direct Energy.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Letter: Tractor raffle

    The Maple Park American Legion Post 312 is sponsoring a Tractor Raffle to benefit Maple Park Fun Fest.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Letter: Big Rock Cowhands 4-H finishes another successful year

    Many of the members entered their 4-H projects at the Kane County Fair in July. The kids chose projects such as woodworking, photography, vegetables, cooking, welding, visual arts, aerospace, woodworking, horticulture, interior design, dogs, cats, swine, horses,...

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Waubonsee library program receives national accreditation

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College’s Library Technical Assistant program recently received full accreditation from the American Library Association (ALA).

    • Posted August 23, 2011
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  • IRS warns of tax scams targeting Illinois residents

    CHICAGO—The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging Illinoisans to be on guard against tax scams promoted by unscrupulous individuals trying to persuade them to file false tax returns.

    • Posted August 21, 2011
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  • Free guide to preserve the Fox River gives conservation tips to homeowners

    KANE COUNTY—The beauty, diversity and importance of the Fox River is portrayed in a 48-page, color booklet, “A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving the Fox River,” available for free at various locations.

    • Posted August 20, 2011
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  • TriCity Family Services accepting nominations for William D. Barth Award

    GENEVA—TriCity Family Services is accepting nominations for the 27th Annual William D. Barth Award.

    • Posted August 20, 2011
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  • 2011 Elburn Days Schedule

    A look through the weekend's schedule at the 82nd annual festival.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Take a break, have a drink

    The Elburn Lions Club will again host a beer garden adjacent to the Main Stage. The types of beer available this year will be Miller Highlife and Miller Lite.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Split the pot

    Lions offer 50/50 raffle Tickets will be on sale at various locations throughout Lions Park during the entire festival.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Buy a book, help the library

    The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library sponsor a book sale during Elburn Days at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Bingo!

    This is another annual event for Elburn Days. Bingo is held in the Lions Pavilion.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • So you think you can run

    This will be the 22nd Annual 5K Run/1M Fun Run/Walk. Please note that there is a new starting location.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Be a winner

    On Sunday evening, the Elburn Lions will hold the annual raffles from the Main Stage at Lions Park.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Get some ear plugs

    Annual truck and tractor pull brings noise and fun The Tractor Pull is in its 34th year at Elburn Days. This is a fantastic show with a huge following.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Throw your diet out the window

    Variety of food options means it’s time to take a break from the diet Many different types of food will be available throughout the festival.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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