• A new ‘leash’ on life

    ‘Hot Shot’ Carl finds a home after running 108 races in 2 years Sugar Grove—“Hot Shot” Carl was fast—really fast. The sleek greyhound ran in 108 races at the Kenosha, Wis., race track during the two years he...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • Changes & challenges: Elburn’s year in review

    ELBURN—The year 2011 saw changes and challenges for the village of Elburn. One of those changes was an increase in the number of residents: Elburn now has more than 5,000 people living within its borders—5,506, to...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove village officials reflect on 2011

    SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove this week put out a press release reflecting on the village's achievements in 2011. Among the listed accomplishments were new retail projects such as Veterans Park, and an economic impact analysis...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • SG Public Library hours change effective Jan. 3

    Sugar Grove—Due to budget constraints the Sugar Grove Library Board of Trustees voted on Dec. 8, to reduce the library’s hours. The library will now close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • More miracles for Meagan

    Community donates wheelchair for 2-year-old who defies all odds ELBURN—Scott and Luellen Seals of Elburn had spent the last year in search of donations to be put toward a custom-built wheelchair for their 2-year-old daughter Meagan, who suffers...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • FVCC names local students of the month

    Maple Park—The Fox Valley Career Center named the following local students of the month for the month of November:

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • On the scene

    Multiple fire departments worked to extinguish a fire at a single-family home near Elburn Friday evening, Dec. 23. The blaze broke out about 5 p.m. at a home on the 2S200 block of Willow Creek Drive, in...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Aurora Funders Consortium funding application

    AURORA—The Aurora Funders Consortium, consisting of Aurora Township, the INC Board, NFP and the United Way of the Fox Valley, has posted its 2012-13 funding application online at http://www.incboard.org/ApplReport.htm. All applications are due no later...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Less than 10 percent of referrals lead to suspensions

    Kaneland—District data shows that 1,404 referrals were written at Kaneland High School last year—but those referrals led to only 104 suspensions.

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Lady Knights knocked to consolation side at Oswego E.

    OSWEGO—It's been a productive season thus far for your Kaneland Lady Knights hoops contingent. It's been awhile since that label to a season could be touted.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • KHS wrestlers go on Thursday tear in quad

    KANELAND—What's the best cure for a season that has given you the dual blues?

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Re-gifting: Kaneland manages win over Morris in Plano tourney

    KANELAND—A team always likes to make a statement in its opening contest. Preferably, it’d be a positive statement.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Softball signup in Wasco

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball is a recreational softball league open to all area girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Fitness Fun Class in Elburn this winter

    ELBURN—Is it too cold for the kids to go out to play? Come to Fitness Fun Class.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • 5-Star Learning Ranch food drive

    BATAVIA—The 5-Star Learning Ranch recently held a two-week food drive for the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, with staff members and families making donations.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Elburn native’s artwork displayed at Beloit College

    BELOIT, WIS.—The artwork of Jenny Bauer of Elburn is on display now through March 7 at Beloit College's Wright Museum of Art.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Stults and Parillo named to WIU dean’s list

    MACOMB, ILL.—Cody Stults of Sugar Grove and Angela Parillo of Maple Park were among the more than 1,530 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University who were named to the 2011 fall dean's list.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Kaelyn Rose McGreer

    arah and Christopher McGreer welcomed the birth of their daughter, Kaelyn Rose, on Nov. 3, 2011, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Lucille Lourine Eheart Peters

    Lucille Lourine Eheart Peters of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Elburn, passed away Dec. 21, 2011.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Letter: Thanks for supporting food drive

    The Elburn Fire Department would like to thank the community for the generous support we have received this holiday season in collecting food for our local food pantry.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Letter: What about small business?

    In January of this year, Gov. Pat Quinn, House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton passed the largest tax increase on business and working families.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Letter: Thanks for supporting us

    We live in a very caring community, and that was demonstrated on Dec. 17 when the Elburn Fire Department, Elburn Jewel-Osco and its customers generously donated non-perishable food items to the Fire Department’s food drive, which benefitted...

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Letter: In support of Chris Lauzen

    In an area newspaper in the end of November, Kevin Burns was directly quoted as saying, “I think those who have a vested interest in Kane County will decide that this race is the most important one...

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Winners announced for library drawing

    ELBURN—Erin Rothenbaum of St. Charles was the winner of the Wedding Fantasy Barbie 1989 Collector’s edition, and Jennifer Thiel of Elburn won a John Deere toy Monster Treads Gator tractor in a drawing sponsored by the Friends...

    • Posted December 26, 2011
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  • Kane County Animal Control needs volunteers

    GENEVA—If you love animals and have two hours a week to spare, you might consider a volunteer program developed by Kane County Animal Control.v

    • Posted December 26, 2011
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  • Merry Christmas from the Elburn Herald

    All of us at the Elburn Herald join in saying "Thank You" and we wish you a Happy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year! -Elburn Herald Staff

    • Posted December 25, 2011
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  • Erin Arndt: Photography at its finest

    KANELAND—Senior Erin Arndt already had her photography equipment unloaded from the car and ready to go for a day of photos.

    • Posted December 25, 2011
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  • Elburn Lions help Kaneland kids, food pantry

    Toys, hats, gloves and more for Kaneland Kids and the Elburn Food Pantry are donated by Elburn Lions every year to West Towns Human Services in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted December 24, 2011
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  • Christmas Spirit lives through Mom’s Swap Shop

    Elburn—If anyone has a doubt that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Elburn, they should have been at the Elburn Community Center on Saturday for the Authentic Moms' Christmas Swap Shop.

    • Posted December 24, 2011
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  • Home rule referendum tabled—for now

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board reversed last week’s Committee of the Whole recommendation by voting to postpone placing a home rule referendum on the March 20 primary ballot.

    • Posted December 23, 2011
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  • Maple Park looks back

    Maple Park—During 2011, the village of Maple Park was able to complete a few improvement projects and hold events, while at the same time being faced with the challenge of dealing with their limited finances.

    • Posted December 23, 2011
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  • Hydraulic repair shop mixes business, pleasure

    ELBURN—Tucked away in a corner of Elburn in one of the industrial areas, there are quite a few businesses that go unnoticed. These large, warehouse-type buildings are on a seldom-traveled street unless you have business there.

    • Posted December 23, 2011
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