• Letter: Library director firing explained

    At its July 14, 2011 meeting, the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees, by a 4 to 2 vote, terminated the employment of Director Beverly Holmes Hughes.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Letter: Library director firing ‘explained’ but not justified

    As tax-paying citizens of Sugar Grove and library patrons, we’d like to thank Trustee Bill Durrenberger for finally providing some explanation for the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees’ (SGPLBT) July 14 firing of long-time Library...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • William “Bill” Guth

    William “Bill” Guth, 89, of Drummond, Wis., and formerly of the Aurora/Chicago area, died on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ashland, Wis.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Allan Scott

    Allan Scott, 61, of Elgin, formerly of St. Charles and Elburn, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin following a fierce battle with cancer.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Thomas A. Varetoni

    Thomas A. “Tom” Varetoni, 79, of St. Charles, formerly of New Jersey, passed away Friday, Aug.12, 2011, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, following a valiant struggle with cancer that eventually took his body but never his spirit.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Kishwaukee College to offer aviation programs at Aurora Airport

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kishwaukee College Aviation Flight Program is collaborating with Waubonsee Community College’s Aviation Program to offer classes at the Aurora Municipal Airport.

    • Posted August 16, 2011
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  • Construction on Main Street over Seavey Road Run

    KANE COUNTY—Construction on the culvert carrying Main Street over Seavey Road Run will continue through Friday, Aug. 19, weather permitting.

    • Posted August 16, 2011
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  • Property tax due date reminder

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert would like to remind taxpayers that the second installment of property taxes is due Sept. 1.

    • Posted August 15, 2011
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  • School Board discusses upcoming TIF district public hearing

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board spent the first half-hour of its meeting on Monday discussing the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district public hearing that will take place during Sugar Grove's regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • TriCity Family Services recruiting volunteers

    GENEVA—Did you know that approximately 1 out of 5 Americans is struggling with a mental health problem?

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Local residents earn degree from ISU

    Amie Hinds (B.S.), Bo Muno (B.S.) and Valerie Pelizza (B.S.) of Elburn; Traci Pitstick (B.S.) of Maple Park; and Kimberly Cruger (B.S.) and Rory Well (B.S.) of Sugar Grove completed bachelor’s degree requirements at the end of...

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Pritchard named to dean’s list at Bradley

    SUGAR GROVE—Michael Pritchard of Sugar Grove was named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Cole named state finalist for National Miss Illinois

    ELBURN—A 16-year-old from Elburn will compete for the title of National American Miss Illinois after being chosen as a state finalist.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Carnell among students honored at academic awards ceremony

    Elburn—Brittney Carnell was among 180 students honored for their outstanding academic achievements at the Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony held earlier this month at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Ott named to dean’s list at Bradley University

    Sugar Grove—Christopher Ott was named to the dean’s list at the College of Engineering & Technology at Bradley University for the 2011 spring semester.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Sivak named to Boston University dean’s list

    Elburn—Kristin Sivak of Elburn was recently named to the dean's list at Boston University for the spring semester.

    • Posted August 13, 2011
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  • Rep. Hatcher named to New Youth Development Council

    YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher has been named to a new state council that will oversee funding and program recommendations for after-school activities for youth.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Special kids dance the night away at volunteer event

    ELBURN—Several girls nervously waited for their turn to get their hair and nails done at a special dance for some very special youngsters.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Keeping it in the family: Richwrap tradition continues

    ELBURN—When Richwrap owners Dick and Beth Brubaker held their annual Christmas wrapping paper sale last December and said it was the last, they heard about it.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove family overcomes misinformation, rough terrain to find Corn Boil Medallion

    SUGAR GROVE—The search for the 2011 Corn Boil Medallion came to a conclusion on July 28 when Sugar Grove resident Sophie Wallace discovered the medallion hidden inside a large tree stump located in Bliss Woods.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Elburn couple still waiting to resolve lawsuit over broken ankle

    ELBURN—An Elburn woman is still waiting after three years to resolve a lawsuit to pay for medical costs after she stepped in a hole and broke her ankle.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Training clinic closes, Heartland Counseling gets a new address

    ELBURN—After 11 years, the training clinic at Heartland Counseling in Elburn closed its doors, and two of the licensed therapists there have formed a new corporation to continue providing services in the area.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Editorial: Sugar Grove needs to rethink its TIF District proposal

    For the past month or so, various taxing bodies from the area have been considering the implications of a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Elburn Co-op closes Blackberry Station

    Re-opened as Elburn Cooperative Feed store ELBURN—The Elburn Co-op's Blackberry Station retail store is no more.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • 2011 Kane County Fair, 4-H Results

    The following local residents were among the winners at the Kane County Fair. Winners are listed by category, name, 4-H Club and city of residence.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Elburn, Direct Energy power the community

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn partnered with Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, to supply electricity to residents and small businesses in the community at the price of 5.99 cents per kWh...

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Renaissance Fair

    George Richter of SOAR, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of native birds-of-prey, shows a falcon named Damsel during the Renaissance Fair at the Town and Country Library last Saturday.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Aug. 12 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 12, 2011
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  • Fine Arts Fest receives $2,000 donation

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve a donation of $2,000 from Target Stores to the Kaneland Fine Arts Festival.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Kaneland says no adequate resources for non-resident students

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve a resolution stating that no District 302 school has the adequate resources, capacity and staffing to qualify as a candidate for accepting non-resident choice students from non-district...

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Local students named to Miami University dean’s list

    Oxford, Ohio—Benjamin Richards of Elburn, and Catherine Krasner and William Krasner of Maple Park, were named to the Miami University dean’s list for second semester of the 2010-11 school year.

    • Posted August 11, 2011
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  • Church news for Aug. 11

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

    • Posted August 11, 2011
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