• Informational meeting for Kaneland Travel Baseball Feeder Program Dec. 7

    The first-ever informational meeting concerning the Kaneland Travel Baseball Feeder Program is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Kaneland High School Library.

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Holiday in the Grove features new committee, familiar activities

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's Holiday in the Grove festivities will be headed up by a new committee in 2011, but that doesn't mean any traditional activities will be absent from the event.

    • Posted November 28, 2011
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  • Christmas Stroll to provide good cheer for downtown Elburn

    ELBURN—The folks in Elburn’s business district are busy as little elves getting ready to welcome visitors for the 17th Annual Elburn Christmas Stroll on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    • Posted November 28, 2011
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  • Forty & Eight recognizes Waubonsee president, college’s community

    Sugar Grove—During a ceremony Nov. 16 at the Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove campus, the veterans organization Forty & Eight recognized Waubonsee Community College President Dr. Christine Sobek and Waubonsee’s overall commitment to providing veterans’ educational assistance...

    • Posted November 26, 2011
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  • Allyson Leigh Pitstick

    Bryan and Tiffany (Ratliff) Pitstick of Sycamore announce the birth of their daughter, Allyson Leigh, who was born Oct. 20, 2011, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.

    • Posted November 26, 2011
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  • Grayson Michael Kinney

    Tim and Jenny Kinney of Chicago announce the birth of their son, the fourth-generation Grayson Michael Kinney, on Aug. 11, 2011.

    • Posted November 26, 2011
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  • Waubonsee jazz musicians earn awards

    Sugar Grove—Four members of Waubonsee Community College's jazz band earned honors at the 2011 Skyway Jazz Festival held Oct. 29 at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Ill.

    • Posted November 26, 2011
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  • Do-over?

    Winter weather may damage recent road repairs KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board on Nov. 17 discussed the possibility of having to redo some road repairs they made during the last few months, depending on the events of this winter.

    • Posted November 25, 2011
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  • Kaneland John Shields partners with village, Barnes & Noble

    Sugar Grove—Barnes and Noble in the Geneva Commons will host a bookfair to support Kaneland John Shields Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

    • Posted November 25, 2011
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  • Elburn mayor elected VP to area government council

    Elburn—Village President Dave Anderson has been elected vice president of the Metro West Council of Government for 2011-12.

    • Posted November 25, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove teen receives 2011 Roscoe Ebey Award

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Sheriff's Office presented its Roscoe Ebey Award to three nominees each of the last two years. This year, however, Sheriff Pat Perez knew that one nominee truly stood out from the rest of...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • Headstones honor World War vets

    Graves of two veterans no longer unmarked after two-year effort ELBURN—“I still have 42 people that I know are buried in the cemetery, but I don't know where,” Fred Dornback said.

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • 100 Years, 100 Coats

    At a recent Girl Scout meeting, Isabella Ford of Sugar Grove got the idea to try and donate 100 coats to the annual Chicago Bears/ Jewel-Osco Coat Drive to help celebrate 100 years of scouting and to...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • Elburn public hearing on tax levy increase set for Nov. 28

    A proposed tax levy increase of 24.86 percent will be discussed at a public hearing set for Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Village of Elburn offices at 301 E. North St.

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • Topinka taps WCC’s Blacksmith to serve on Hispanic Advisory Council

    SUGAR GROVE—In search of consultation from seasoned leaders at the local level, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently turned her attention to the Sugar Grove area, bringing on Lourdes “Lulu” Blacksmith to serve on the comptroller's Hispanic...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • Nov. 24 Elburn 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 November 24, 2011
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  • Elburn Fire Department taking donations to help area families

    ELBURN—Macaroni and cheese, canned and dry soups and personal toiletries such as deodorant and soap are needed for the Elburn Fire Department’s annual collection to help the Elburn Food Pantry.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Semifinal sting: Montini edges KHS, 35-31

    KANELAND—Sequels can be more entertaining and gripping than the original, but for Kaneland football and its fans, the ending to this particular drama was still hard to take.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Knight boys hoops hope to repeat NIB-12 glory

    “Kids know what the expectations are,” says Johnson KANELAND—In KHS coach Brian Johnson’s first year, he had the pleasure of Dave Dudzinski in the post.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Bowling welcomes influx of new blood

    KANELAND—While the Lady Knights will miss record book-rewriter Holly Thomas, and the team finished with a dual mark of 3-12, there are reasons to be optimistic.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Exceptional start for Kaneland girls hoops

    ELMHURST, Ill.—For the second year in a row, the Kaneland Lady Knights basketball outfit visited the Immaculate Conception Tournament for Thanksgiving week.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Depth, knowledge of system charges girls basketball in ‘11-’12

    KANELAND—Sixth-year coach Ernie Colombe has the table set for success when it comes to KHS girls basketball.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Leadership key for KHS wrestling roster

    KANELAND—It’s no small task; to ask a group of grapplers to perform after losing graduates like State-goers Jimmy Boyle and Kyle Davidson of a year ago.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Church news for Nov. 23

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

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Bethany Lutheran offers Swedish Christmas, St. Lucia Festival

    Batavia—The Swedish American Children's Choir presents the 13th annual Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Letter: The Church on the Perch (i.e. Elburn Hill) In gratitude for those who helped in 2011

    The church had bare walls and dark halls like old malls And Darcy the farmer could not leave it like that Her friends needed something to read while they sat.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Letter: Help add some history to Christmas in Kaneville

    Aprons, in the past, have been a very important part of work in a kitchen.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Letter: Thank you for donations during fundraiser

    On behalf of all the members of the Kaneville Fire Department, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated during our photo fundraiser.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Donald A. McPhail

    Donald A. McPhail, 65, of Aurora, formerly of Naperville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at his home.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • What to wear: local stylist solves fashion dilemmas

    LILY LAKE—Next time you look in the closet and declare, “I have nothing to wear!” help is nearby. Fashion stylist Mallory Sills can solve your dilemma.

    • Posted November 20, 2011
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  • Fall prescribed burns in area forest preserves

    GENEVA—Conditions are once again almost right for the Forest Preserve District to perform prescribed burns in various natural areas throughout Kane County.

    • Posted November 20, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove Village approves agreement for water meter

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 in favor of an agreement for water meter installation services.

    • Posted November 19, 2011
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