• Younger Lady Knights go west

    KANELAND—Under sunny skies in Sterling, Ill., a younger KHS girls cross-country lineup was trotted out to deal with the field spreading from Iowa City, Ia., to Schaumburg, Ill.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Knight boys XC takes to Sterling, Byron

    KANELAND—At Byron, Kaneland’s 31 points was tops for the meet, above Byron’s 62. Richmond-Burton’s 68-point total was good for third.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Lady Knights in midst of six-match skid

    KANELAND—For awhile, the Lady Knights volleyball contingent was stacking wins. Photo by Madeline Cole

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Guest Editorial: I need your advice

    by State Sen. Chris Lauzen 25th District Sorry to have to ask, but I need your help. I voted "No" on SB1652, the Electrical Energy Infrastructure Improvement Program.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Letter: Beyond thank you

    You may have heard the phrase: “words cannot express.” Obviously enough, this adage is typically reserved for describing personal feelings beyond our own vocabulary.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Letter: Blood drive makes history

    Your blood donation was urgently needed by someone, and you poured through the doors of the Sugar Grove Fire Department. The blood shortage plea was answered by 101 donors—the largest turnout in our history

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Letter: Mental illness not funny

    As the Halloween season approaches, I would like to make a request on behalf of all the families in our Kane County area that have experienced a mental illness in their family life: please do not use...

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Mary Elba Roberts

    Mary Elba Roberts, 87, of Maple Park, passed away at her home on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Drivers needed for senior program

    KANE, MCHENRY COUNTIES—Drivers are needed for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs of McHenry and Kane Counties to help provide transportation for area senior citizens in need.

    • Posted October 10, 2011
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  • Kaneland offers pre-school screening

    Kaneland parents are encouraged to bring their children, ages 3 to 5 years old, to a preschool screening on Friday, Oct. 21, at Morningstar Community Church, 8S101 Barnes Road. Children will be assessed on development milestones including...

    • Posted October 10, 2011
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  • Motorcycles on parade

    700 bikers ride for charity ELBURN—Motorcyclists with toys strapped to their bikes will be in town Sunday, Oct. 9, as they gather at Knuckleheads Tavern in Elburn for the DuKane Toy and Food Run to benefit local DuPage...

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Plant acorns and hickory nuts for tomorrow’s trees

    GENEVA—Looking for something to do with all those acorns and hickory nuts on your lawn? The Forest Preserve District needs acorns and hickory nuts—lots of them.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • McPhee, Stahl in National Merit Scholarship program

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School announced that students Kayley McPhee and Brandon Stahl were named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship program.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Harrison graduates from Excelsior College

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Dana Richard Harrison of Sugar Grove recently earned an Associate in Science degree from Excelsior College.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Local residents named to DePaul dean’s list

    CHICAGO—The following residents were named to DePaul University’s dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester: David Berg, Joseph Ruppel and Jennifer Shiplet, all of Sugar Grove; Daniella Tovar, Chelsea Gange, Kevin Major and Jordan Mesa,...

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Shiplet graduates from DePaul University

    CHICAGO—Jennifer Shiplet of Sugar Grove graduated Summa Cum Laude from DePaul University in Chicago this summer.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Tovar graduates from DePaul University

    CHICAGO—Daniella Tovar of Elburn graduated from DePaul University in Chicago this summer.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Local graduates from Benedictine University

    LISLE, Ill.—Brittney Carnell (B.B.A. in marketing) of Elburn, and Brian Genslinger (B.A. in communication arts) and Megan Maulding, both of Sugar Grove, (M.Ed. in Master of Education) received degrees from Benedictine University in May 2011.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Cline named to Elmhurst dean’s list

    ELMHURST, Ill.—Megan Cline, daughter of Joe and Denise Blaszynski of Elburn, was named to the dean's list at Elmhurst College for the spring 2011 semester.

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • New bike trails, picnic shelter at Elburn Forest Preserve

    ELBURN—Elburn Forest Preserve has been expanded to include 168 acres and has seen some new improvements that are receiving kudos from users.

    • Posted October 8, 2011
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  • Blackberry Farm hosts Pumpkin Weekends in October

    AURORA—Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends.

    • Posted October 8, 2011
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  • Flu season arrives—get vaccinated

    KANE COUNTY—Autumn is the beginning of the flu season, and now is a good time to think about protecting yourself with a flu vaccine. The Kane County Health Department encourages all residents to take the time to...

    • Posted October 8, 2011
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  • Howard and the White Boys at Acquaviva Winery

    MAPLE PARK—Howard and the White Boys, called Chicago’s hardest-working blues band, will perform at Acquaviva Winery on Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 6:30 p.m.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Motorcycle parade route to stop traffic on Main Street

    ELBURN—Motorists are advised that on Sunday, Oct. 9, there will be some traffic disruptions on Route 47 for the DuKane ABATE 25th Anniversary Toy and Food Run.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Former Elburn resident organizes fundraiser for friend’s son

    YORKVILLE—Former Elburn resident Ryan West, a 1998 Kaneland High School graduate, is currently organizing the “Helping Hunter” fundraiser for Hunter Darnell, son of Yorkville High School wrestling coach Shane Darnell.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Village says goodbye, wishes Nevenhoven safe trip to Afghanistan

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took a moment to recognize Superintendent of Public Works John Nevenhoven, who attended his last board meeting before leaving for active duty in Afghanistan.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Village bans sale, possession of synthetic designer drugs

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board is just saying no … to synthetic alternative drugs.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Protege Pilates provides the personal touch

    ELBURN—Taking a Pilates class can seem daunting if you've never done it before. A type of exercise that requires concentration on alignment and breath while performing a series of movements, Pilates can tone and strengthen your body...

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Lovely day for a walk

    Kaneland McDole Elementary School participated in the International Walk to School Day Wednesday morning.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • ‘Pitching Peanuts’

    Donors at the 59th annual Aurora Kiwanis Peanut Day sales at Wal-Mart in Batavia on Sept. 23 contribute to Aurora University students Matt Abens of Aurora and Catherine Pauls of Sugar Grove.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Village moves forward in TIF process

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday passed an ordinance to establish the official date for the TIF District public hearing.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Board approves replacement of dump truck

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the replacement of a Ford F-550 Dump Truck.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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