• ‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’

    IEMA encourages participation in Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Feb. 7 SPRINGFIELD—More than 152,000 Illinois residents have already registered to participate in a multi-state earthquake drill, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging even more groups and...

    • Posted January 31, 2012
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  • Color cues

    You recently got engaged, and the excitement is brewing. You can't wait to start the wedding planning. One of the first decisions you'll face is selecting a color palette. There are so many shades to choose from....

    • Posted January 29, 2012
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  • The art of compromise

    You've seen enough to know that weddings can bring out the worst in people. Joining two people from different backgrounds in holy matrimony is rarely smooth sailing. What should be a union of two often turns into...

    • Posted January 29, 2012
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  • IDOT, ISP, Illinois Tollway encourage motorists to prepare for winter driving condition

    CHICAGO—Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials urged motorists to prepare for winter driving conditions.

    • Posted January 29, 2012
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  • Waubonsee adds to its art collection

    Sugar Grove—During the fall 2011 semester, Waubonsee Community College purchased 11 pieces of student-created artwork to display around its campuses, including a piece from local student Christa Trumph of Sugar Grove.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Scout gets Hinckley out of a ‘jam’ on his path to Eagle

    HINCKLEY—Sam Kimpan, a 17-year-old Hinckley-Big Rock honor student who is a member of Big Rock Troop 19, cleaned the Little Rock creek from Sycamore Street to Hinckley’s sewage treatment plant in August 2010 as his Eagle Scout...

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Feltes joins MetLife firm

    DOWNER’S GROVE, Ill.—The Premier Wealth Group announced that Elburn resident Brett Feltes has joined the firm as a financial services representative.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • January is National Radon Awareness Month

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Healthy Places Coalition is urging homeowners to have their homes tested for the presence of this odorless, tasteless and colorless gas as part of National Radon Awareness Month.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Local residents named to Marquette University dean’s list

    MILWAUKEE—Amy Weigelmann, Hannah O’Conner and Megan Tonner, all of Sugar Grove; and Lindsay Bartel of Elburn; have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Local students named to Lewis University dean’s list for fall 2011

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Magaly Navarro and Abby Michels of Sugar Grove were among those honored on the Lewis University dean’s list for fall 2011 semester.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Wright named to Knox College dean’s list

    GALESBURG, Ill.—Robyn Wright of Elburn has been named to the dean's list at Knox College for the fall 2011 term.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Krauss named to Bryan College dean’s list

    DAYTON, Tenn.—Wendy Krauss of Sugar Grove was among 194 undergraduates named to the Bryan College dean's list for the fall 2011 semester.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Local residents named to IWU dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Anna Rossi of Elburn and Lauren Contorno of Sugar Grove were named to the Illinois Wesleyan University dean's list for the 2011-12 fall semester.

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Vote on Elburn Station set for Feb. 6

    Board discusses Elburn Station plan prior to vote ELBURN—The Village Board will have the opportunity to vote whether or not to approve the Elburn Station development at its next meeting on Monday,Feb. 6.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Photos: It all happens at the health fair

    Senior Kris Leeseberg demonstrates his kicking technique during the KHS Health Fair on Tuesday. Owner/Instructor Kimberly Cote from Midtown Martial Arts was on hand to teach students the health benefits of martial arts. Photo by John DiDonna

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • One year down … many to come

    Personal Trainer Sarah Jackson (left to right), owner Rich O'Brien, managers Wendy Haacker and Barb Hookham, along with Karen Park from Old Second Bank, cut the ribbon celebrating the one year anniversary of Snap Fitness in Elburn.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Photos: Elburn’s own Derby Day

    Jacob Grisch (above) of Elburn talks to his dad, Fred, after the Elburn Boy Scout Pack 107 Pinewood Derby at Family Life Church on Keslinger Road in Elburn Friday night.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • The search continues

    Kaneville discusses changes in search for enforcement officer KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board last Thursday decided to change directions with tits current search for a Zoning and Building Enforcement Officer, while members are still trying to solidify the officer’s...

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Veterinarian accepts post with Animal Control

    Kane County—Dr. Kimberly Rudloff, DVM, accepted an offer of employment as Kane County’s new Veterinarian/Administrator for the Kane County Animal Control Department. Dr. Rudloff will begin her duties on Monday, Feb. 6, at an annual salary of...

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Walgreens seeks full retail liquor license

    Elburn—Walgreens has app-lied for a full retail liquor license that would add the sale of spirits to their current wine and beer license.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Elburn water/sewer rates to increase

    ELBURN—Residents will likely see an increase in their water and sewer rates. Public Works asked for the increase to keep costs even with expenses that have been rising.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Editorial: Sugar Grove officials, come back to the negotiating table

    After years of their basements filling up with water due to stormwater runoff, the residents of the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions could see light at the end of the tunnel.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Down the drain?

    Sugar Grove ends Mallard Point drainage negotiations SUGAR GROVE—The solution to the drainage problems in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions in Sugar Grove just became more complex.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • IDNR reminds snowmobile operators to practice safety

    Additional opportunities to take safety courses in 2012 SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding snowmobile operators and riders to take extra caution this year when the snow begins to fall in Illinois.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • KHS begins competition season

    KANELAND—Kaneland varsity cheerleaders began their competition season began in the Belvidere Competition on Jan. 7. KHS took home the second-place win in the medium division.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Fundraiser set for St. Peter teen youth mission trip

    GENEVA—Bring a hungry appetite to the Knights of Columbus hall on Thursday, Jan. 26, to help raise funds for St. Peter Youth Ministry’s high school spring mission trip.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Ottawa stops Kaneland on lanes

    KANELAND—Not even snow and hazardous travel conditions from a week prior could delay the end result of Thursday’s Kaneland-Ottawa bowling matchup.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • KHS wrestlers take third at NIB-12

    Gust, Goress secure conference bragging rights STERLING—If looking for incremental improvements that could go a long way, look at this year’s Northern Illinois Big XII conference meeting.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Boys stifle Pirate attack in Saturday win

    KANELAND—KHS boys hoops posted a win on Saturday evening—a nice change from a hard loss the week prior to Morris. With balanced scoring and home court advantage, the Knights took care of Northern Illinois Big XII West Division...

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • The 88 keys

    The 1988 Boys Cross Country Team was inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame at halftime during the boys varsity basketball game against Ottawa last Friday.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Kaneland girls drill Bulldogs, Indians

    Lady Knights secure first winning record since 05-06 KANELAND—Looks like the KHS girls basketball crew can get used to this modified schedule.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Letter: Perfect timing

    Thursday evening, while reading the guest editorial of Kyla Kruse of the Energy Education Council, I read and took a mental note of the program guidelines before a storm, and I was personally pleased to realize that...

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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