• Contorno selected Lincoln Laureate at Illinois Wesleyan

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Senior Lauren Contorno of Elburn has been selected as Illinois Wesleyan University's recipient of the 2011 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award.

    • Posted November 19, 2011
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  • Jakes, Palmer wed June 4, 2011

    Steve and Sandy Jakes of Elburn are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Carolyn Marie, to Brett Aaron Palmer, the son of Mary R. Palmer of West Chicago, Ill.

    • Posted November 19, 2011
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  • Local resident heads to National 4-H Congress

    ATLANTA—Tyler Fabrizius of Maple Park will be one of 30 Illinois teens to gather in Atlanta, Ga., for the 90th National 4-H Congress scheduled for Nov. 25-29.

    • Posted November 19, 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 19, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove won’t renew IGA with Kaneland

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District in December 2010 reached an 11th-hour deal with the village of Sugar Grove to enter into a one-year Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) requiring village developers to pay 60 percent of the capital-impact and transition...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Editorial The Kaneland communities need to work together, not compete

    From a square-mileage perspective, the Kaneland School District is among the largest in the state of Illinois. Included in its boundaries are all or parts of eight different municipalities, and each have their own, unique set of...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Referendum, new director on SG library’s horizon?

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Library District residents may need to be prepared for more change in the future: a new library referendum may be coming, as well as the beginning of a search for a new library director.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Energy aggregation

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of energy aggregation for the village.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Watershed meetings encourage involvement

    ELBURN—The Conservation Foundation and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning met with area planners and interested members of the public at Blackberry Township on Tuesday for an informational meeting as part of a watershed planning effort for...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Train breakdown stops traffic for 90 minutes

    ELBURN—Elburn residents are used to hearing that train whistle blow and seeing those gates go down as one of the 90 or so trains passing on the Union Pacific line stops traffic.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Nov. 18 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 18, 2011
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  • Photos: Salute to veterans

    Dominic LaSalle, 11, plays Taps during the close of the Veteran's Day ceremony at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 11.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Residents can get $50 for snow plow damaged mailboxes

    ELBURN—The Elburn Committee of the Whole on Monday discussed a proposed ordinance that would allow residents whose mailboxes were damaged from a snow plow while streets are being cleared to be eligible for a $50 reimbursement.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Winter storm preparedness week

    CHICAGO—Although winter officially arrives in five weeks, winter weather in Illinois could arrive much sooner.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Road warriors: Knights (12-0) take 20-14 quarterfinal at Hubs’ home

    Montini Catholic provides second straight semi challenge ROCHELLE—Kaneland football has dealt with Northern Illinois Big XII rival Rochelle quite successfully in recent years.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Dudzinski digging Wichita State

    On Nov. 9 at the Kaneland High School library, varsity volleyball player Katy Dudzinski officially signed to play for Wichita State next year.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • First place for U10

    The Kaneland Knights U10 boys soccer team took first place at the Glen Ellyn Fall Classic last month.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Catholic League champs

    Holy Cross Catholic School football from Batavia defeated Annunciation of Aurora, 28-7, at Marmion Academy in the Aurora Catholic League Championship last month. The team finished 8-0.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Letter: We honor our veterans on Nov. 11

    “With solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Letter: Elburn Fire Department holiday food drive

    The Elburn Fire Department will collect food for the Elburn Food Pantry again this holiday season.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Letter: Conley Outreach and Salvation Army bring Christmas kettles to area

    Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Letter: KYSO wraps up fall 2011

    The fields are empty, the nets are down and hopefully the league players and the coaches are getting a little extra sleep these last few Saturdays now that another season is over.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Letter: An open letter to the Elburn village president

    I have a question in regards to Elburn’s 25 percent tax levy increase: are you out of your minds?

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Church news for Nov. 17

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

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Michael Duane Parrette

    Michael Duane Parrette, 62, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Michigan and Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2011.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Jeannette Wright

    Jeannette Wright, 87, of Hinckley, passed from this life to eternal life on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2011, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center in Franklin Grove, Ill., where she had recently made her home.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Hultgren accepts applications for Spring interns

    GENEVA—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is now accepting applications for spring semester internships in both his Washington, DC and Geneva offices.

    • Posted November 14, 2011
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  • Science fiction a reality as Fermilab beams into the future

    BATAVIA—The scene: Scientists from around the world wait as the particles are readied to be shot through the Earth at unbelievably high speeds.

    • Posted November 13, 2011
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  • WWII vet to speak, sign books at T&C Library

    ELBURN—Wayne White left his hometown of Tennessee, Ill., in 1943, to go overseas and fly bombing missions as a B24 photographer for the 454th Bombardment Group, U.S. 15th Air Force during World War II.

    • Posted November 13, 2011
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  • Blackberry Creek Watershed topic at township meeting

    ELBURN—Community members are invited to attend upcoming meetings to provide input related to community planning priorities and water resource protection opportunities in relation to the Blackberry Creek Watershed.

    • Posted November 13, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 20, Rochelle 14 (IHSA Quarterfinal)

    Kaneland senior Quinn Buschbacher (22) makes a one-handed catch against Rochelle Saturday afternoon. The Knights improved to 12-0 with a 20-14 victory over the host Hubs and move on to the semifinals where they will host the...

    • Posted November 12, 2011
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  • Local resident to compete for Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012

    CHICAGO—Madeline Grace Cole, 16, of Elburn will compete for the title of Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012 on Nov. 18-20, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

    • Posted November 12, 2011
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