• Letter: Kane transportation department commended for Bliss Road work

    Thank you to Kane County's Division of Transportation's John Guddendorf, and the many different crews working with John, for the excellent road work done on Bliss Road starting just south of Interstate 88 and extending past Bliss...

    • Posted October 27, 2011
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  • Letter: The last, best chance for the Sugar Grove Library

    Finally, after four months of community outrage, the Sugar Grove Library Board has taken a turn toward restoring sanity to the precarious financial situation and acknowledging the possibility they made a mistake.

    • Posted October 27, 2011
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  • Letter: Praise for Sen. Lauzen

    Kane County friends, we all know how dysfunctional our state government is. However, Senator Lauzen and his fine staff were able to cut through the chaos and red tape that permeate the Illinois Department of Revenue.

    • Posted October 27, 2011
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  • Delnor Foundation holds gala event to benefit cancer care

    GENEVA—The Delnor Foundation invites all local residents to make an impact on cancer care in the Fox Valley community by attending the 2011 Gala “Footloose and Cancer Free.”

    • Posted October 24, 2011
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  • LivingWell presents ‘Developing Authentic Power: 11 Keys to Shifting from Fear to Love’

    GENEVA—Personal Wellness/Life Coaches Rose Diaz and Debbie Miller will teach ways that can help people authentically empower themselves by shifting from habits that don’t serve them an inspiring life during a session on Thursday, Nov. 3, from...

    • Posted October 23, 2011
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  • Kane County takes on lead poisoning with $1 million grant

    GENEVA—Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay and U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren announced last week that Kane County has been awarded a $1.04 million grant to address lead-based paint hazards in area homes and to develop a county-wide...

    • Posted October 23, 2011
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  • Bradbury awarded Lake Forest College scholarship

    LAKE FOREST, Ill.—Taylor Bradbury of Sugar Grove has been awarded an Illinois In-State Scholarship to attend Lake Forest College.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Top Marmion cadets receive military promotions

    AURORA—Marmion Academy’s JROTC program honored 40 cadets with military promotions at the annual Sabre Ceremony last month.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Kevin Murphy graduates from Miami University

    OXFORD, OHIO—Kevin Murphy of Sugar Grove received a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Johnson and Salas among graduates from Kishwaukee College

    MALTA, Ill.—The following students completed the requirements for graduation from Kishwaukee College:

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Malnar and Quinn among AP scholars at Marmion Academy

    AURORA—The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program has named 24 Marmion Academy students AP Scholars.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Markuson receives Eagle Scout award

    MAPLE PARK—Jay Alexander Markuson of Maple Park received his Eagle Scout award for the design and construction of storage shelves at Lazarus House in St. Charles.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Gruenke on dean’s list at Carroll University

    WAUKESHA, WIS.—Nursing major Lindsay Gruenke of Aurora was named to the dean's list at Carroll University for the spring 2011 semester.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Village gets $100,000 grant for land use updates

    ELBURN—After initially being approved to receive a $15,000 grant to update the village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Chicago Metroplitan Agency for Planning decided that wasn’t enough, and awarded the village of Elburn a full grant in...

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month focuses on help for victims

    KANE COUNTY—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the color of the ribbon is purple.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • Helping at the high school

    Village Bible Church of Sugar Grove hosted a luncheon on Oct. 6.

    • Posted October 22, 2011
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  • SG Library Board votes in favor of mediation with former director

    Measure opens the door to possible return of Hughes SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board at its meeting on Oct. 13 voted 4-3 in favor of mediation between board trustees and former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Satisfy your ‘sweet tooth’

    ELBURN—Nearly every week last summer, Village Administrator Erin Willrett was asked the same question: when will the bakery open on Main Street?

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Community aids KUMC after theft

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville United Method-ist Church members earlier this month put together several themed gift baskets for the church's Beef Supper and Bazaar on Oct. 15.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Editorial: What communities do

    Kaneville is a small community; the type of community in which the local church keeps its doors open to continue that sense of being open and inviting to those who seek a spiritual connection.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Maple Park explores expanding Sunday liquor hours

    MAPLE PARK—At Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the Maple Park Board of Trustees addressed an appeal from local tavern owners who’d like a change in the hours they are allowed to serve alcohol on Sundays.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Oct. 21 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 October 21, 2011
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  • Fox Valley Career Center announces September students of the month

    MAPLE PARK—The Fox Valley Career Center named the September Students of the Month from Kaneland High School: Mike Brown, Fire Science II; Andrew Harper, Fire Science I.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    KANELAND—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of organizations, businesses, churches and other groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Going bonkers for BUNCO

    Young volunteers Michelle Kohlert (left to right), Ashley Kohlert, Molli Oliver and Rylee Oliver helped out at the 8th Annual Bunco for Breast Cancer event at Elburn Lions Park on Oct. 12.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Opportunity knocks for Kaneland

    35-21 win at Sycamore leads to Week Nine showdown at Morris SYCAMORE—For the second time in three weeks, Kaneland football had to dig deep for a double-digit comeback.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Tennis sends frosh/senior duo to State gathering

    The doubles unit of senior Amelia Napiorkowski (right) and freshman Madi Jurcenko (left) had performed at a high level all season, and was put to the test on Saturday during the St. Charles East Sectional.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Gil! Late heroics send KHS soccer to regional final Sat.

    KANELAND—After struggling in the previous two outings against conference rival DeKalb, the Knights soccer team (12-6-1) triumphed on Tuesday night in Barb-land.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Lady Knights on good pace after second in conference

    GENESEO, Ill.—Three runners in the top 10 equaled a second-place finish for the Kaneland Lady Knights cross-country team after Saturday’s Northern Illinois Big XII conference free-for-all.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Boys XC sees improvement, third place in NIB-12 action

    GENESEO, Ill.—Looking at how the Kaneland High School boys cross-country team performed at the Northern Illnois Big XII Conference meet a year ago, the improvement in the 12-team field is apparent.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Maple Park Youth basketball holds sign-up

    The Maple Park Youth Basketball Program for third-through-eighth grade boys runs from mid-January through mid-March.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Using your noodle for boys hoops

    The Kaneland boys’ basketball program hosts their third annual spaghetti dinner for the Kaneland community on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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