• Maple Park Board amends liquor ordinance

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday passed an ordinance amending the village’s previous liquor control ordinance.

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  • Proposed MP TIF District passes Joint Review vote

    MAPLE PARK—A Joint Review Board met on Oct. 28 and voted in favor of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District proposed by the village of Maple Park.

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  • SG approves resolutions tied to local drainage project

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Trustees on Tuesday voted 6-0 in favor of four resolutions pertaining to proposed improvements and an extension of the drainage system in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions.

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  • Kaneland doesn’t plan to change land-cash fees in IGA

    KANELAND—Kaneland's Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with villages in the district will expire Jan. 1, 2012, and that means the district is currently working to secure a new IGA in time for next year.

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  • ‘Who ya gonna call?’

    The Lincoln Highway 4-H Club hosted the annual Halloween Parade on Monday at the Maple Park Civic Center. Gaven Hargrove (at right), 10, and Maddie McGrady, 9, pose as Frankenstein and his bride.

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  • 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.

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  • Hatcher goes door to door

    State Representative Kay Hatcher (left) visited Schmidt’s Towne Tap in Elburn on Wednesday to collect signed petitions from constituents helping get her name on the ballot for a re-election bid in the 50th District.

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  • Now you see me … now you don’t

    Magician "Magic Matt" (Matthew Scherer) put on a show at Elburn's Town and Country Public Library on the evening of Oct. 24.

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  • Same bat time …

    Danny Grotto, 4, has a close encounter with a live Egyptian Fruit Bat at the Sugar Grove Library on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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  • Village Board approves 2011 property tax levy

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve the 2011 property tax levy.

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  • Board approves contract for Utility Billing monthly processing

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to enter into an agreement for utility billing production services.

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  • Sheriff’s Charity Car/Motorcycle Raffle raises $10,000 for Special Olympics

    ELBURN—The 5th Annual Charity Car/Motorcycle Show brought in $10,000 for Special Olympics and attracted 145 cars, trucks and motorcycles.

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  • Knights emerge with 51-45 victory in round one

    KHS has date with St. Francis Spartans in second round KANELAND—On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like a Class 5A No. 16 seed like the Belvidere Bucs would make any kind of a splash in the first-round matchup...

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  • Peoria next stop for Lady Knights cross-country

    BELVIDERE, Ill.—All KHS coach Doug Ecker could have hoped for was a consistent and smart race by his girls cross country team.

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  • ‘One solid group’ gets to a better State

    Fourth-place means 15th trip to State in 25 years KANELAND—In a loaded Class 2A sectional hosted by Belvidere High School, Knight boys cross country had quite the challenge ahead of it and quite the trail to conquer.

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  • Maple Park Youth basketball holds sign-up

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

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  • Lady Chiefs soccer Region IV queens

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill.—Waubonsee Community College’s women’s soccer team captured the NJCAA Region IV Division I crown for the third time in the last four years, with a dominating 3-0 victory over the College of Lake County on Saturday,...

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  • Harter 8th graders finish gridiron campaign

    KANELAND—Kaneland’s eighth-grade football team finished its season in October after the completion of the St. Charles Tournament.

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  • Church news for Nov. 3

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

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  • Editorial: It is time to go

    Serving on local government boards is often a thankless “job.” Maybe there is a small stipend that helps cover a tiny percentage of the time spent helping serve the community—and maybe not—but even in the best of...

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  • Letter: KHS students displeased with STEP

    Most students’ favorite parts of the day are when they get social time, and STEP has become the opposite.

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  • Letter: St. Gall’s dinner/dance raises money for new church

    St. Gall recently held its annual Gala Dinner Dance, Silent Auction and Live Auction. This was an extra-special celebration this year, as our parish is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary or 100 years as a parish in the...

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  • Arnold H. Gehrke

    Arnold H. Gehrke, 81, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family after a 30-year battle with Parkinsons Disease, in the early morning hours...

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  • Marjorie (Lucille) Wigton

    Marjorie (Lucille) Wigton, 101, of Aurora, formerly of Batavia, now rests in the everlasting arms of her Savior after passing away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Countryside Care Center in Aurora.

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  • Maxie Jean Francis Todd

    Maxie Jean Francis Todd was born Aug. 1, 1920, to James W. and Naomi Francis in Bogart, Missouri. She was the oldest of three children. On Dec. 12, 1942, she married James E. Todd Jr. in Chicago.

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