• Going green

    Solar power system now operational at Midwest Groundcovers St. Charles—Midwest Groundcovers’ 99-acre nursery in St. Charles now utilizes 37.5 kilowatts (kW) of solar energy.

    • Posted January 15, 2012
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  • Kaneland announces Hall of Fame inductees

    Kaneland—Kaneland’s Hall of Fame is to honor and recognize former Kaneland students, staff members, organizations and supporters who have demonstrated excellence and commitment.

    • Posted January 14, 2012
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  • County Board votes for settlement with AFSCME

    Kane County—The Kane County Board voted Tuesday to authorize an agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3966 concerning the 45 Health Department union employees who were laid off Nov. 8, 2010.

    • Posted January 14, 2012
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  • New beginnings at Northside

    Thursday marked the Grand Opening of Northside Pub at 117 N. Main St. in Elburn.

    • Posted January 14, 2012
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  • Jan. 13 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 January 13, 2012
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  • Hammering it out

    Following series of meetings, Elburn Planning Commission recommends approval of plan for Elburn Station Development

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Elburn business owner suffers fatal gunshot

    ELBURN—Local business owner suffered a fatal gunshot wound in Elburn last Friday.

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Kaneland approves more than $10,000 in donations

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve donations of $10,000 through the generosity of the Dunham Fund, $1,000 from Nicholas & Associates, Inc., and $500 from ARCON Associates, Inc.—all in support of fine arts...

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Kaneland works on more budget cuts

    Kaneland—Kaneland School Board members on Monday discussed the development of a budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which is intended to reduce expenditures as a means to compensate for a reduction in revenue.

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Folk and fame

    The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival kicked off the new season with Lee Murdock’s Hometown Concert. The event took place on Saturday at the Kaneland High School auditorium. Murdock (left) had a special guest, Rock and Roll...

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Elburn man dies in single-car accident

    Kaneville Township—An Elburn man died following a single-vehicle accident on Monday in unincorporated Kaneville Township.

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Pet massage, swimming rolled into one

    Ron Hanik combines both in nearby A+ Pet Massage and Swimming Oswego—Ron Hanik of A+ Pet Massage and Swimming now offers canine massage and swimming in two convenient locations and economically-priced at 23 Washington Street in Oswego and...

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Mat warriors finish 14th at Sycamore

    KANELAND—It’s tough to stand out at a wrestling invite, 22 teams deep. For a select few KHS wrestlers, they were able to barrel through their fields for some noteworthy finishes at the 37th annual Sycamore Invite on Saturday.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • KHS emerges the victor over Yorkville, Rochelle

    Girls’ wins take sting out of OT loss at BC KANELAND—The girls basketball crew from Kaneland found what it liked in at Yorkville on Friday, and had what it liked, but lost it on Saturday.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Kaneland rebounds from loss in Yorkville with win at Burlington

    KANELAND—For now, the scales of the Kaneland-Burlington Central boys basketball rivalry tipped toward Kaneland.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Lady Knights rule lanes against Geneva

    KANELAND—Geneva bowling is a relatively new program, but one thing is already familiar to the Lady Vikings.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Schools courted by Ozzie’s Reading Club

    GENEVA—Chicagoland schools are encouraged to take part in Ozzie’s Reading Club, the Kane County Cougars’ reading incentive program.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Editorial: Staffing changes allows us to offer more

    Two weeks ago, we used this space to recap this past year at the Elburn Herald, as well as to introduce new Assistant Editor Keith Beebe. This week, we would like to announce the change in position of...

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • John H. Heinz

    John H. Heinz, beloved husband of Jo Beth, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • David L. Meyers

    David L. Meyers, 79, of Maple Park, woke to celestial grace after passing away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • John E. Schull

    John Edwin Schull, 63, of Custer, S.D., and formerly of Mankato, S.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, S.D.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Jan. 11-18 webpoll

    Do you support the Elburn Station development in Elburn? Vote and comment here.

    • Posted January 11, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Chamber sponsors open house

    Sugar Grove—Attorneys, accountants, financial planners and insurance agents will be on hand, offering free expert advice in their respective fields on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Library, 125 S. Municipal...

    • Posted January 11, 2012
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  • Metra permits available

    Elburn—First-quarter Metra parking permits are now available. They are good now through the end of March, and they cost $85.

    • Posted January 9, 2012
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  • Forest preserve district reminds snowmobilers to be safe, sober on the trails

    Geneva—With winter officially here and snow sure to follow, the Kane County Forest Preserve District released a statement reminding snowmobilers to stay safe and follow the law.

    • Posted January 9, 2012
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  • Unsure which college to choose? Try visiting

    Kaneland—Senior Veronica Seawall was in search of a very specific major: animal behavior.

    • Posted January 8, 2012
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  • A ‘Vital’ donation

    On Monday, Dr. David Foss (right) of Vital Chiropractic Family Wellness Center handed a check to Rita Burnham, director of the Elburn Food Pantry.

    • Posted January 8, 2012
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  • New motor vehicle laws enforced by Illinois police

    Springfield—Beginning Jan. 1, Illinois State Police (ISP) began enforcing new motor vehicle laws that passed in 2011, as the push to decrease traffic fatalities remains a top priority for law enforcement officials across Illinois.

    • Posted January 7, 2012
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  • Village Board holds TIF district public hearing

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday held a public hearing regarding the village's proposal of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district designation for Sugar Grove Industrial Redevelopment Project Area No. 1.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • Maple Park passes Tax Increment Financing district

    MAPLE PARK—After months of planning, public hearings and deliberation, the Maple Park Village Board voted to enact a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, but not before discussing its size.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • Growth coming to Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Keeping up with the flux of retail that set up shop in Sugar Grove last year, the village in 2012 will see some big names established in the village, namely a Walgreens pharmacy and Jimmy John's...

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • Looking forward

    MAPLE PARK—While continuing to deal with limited finances in 2012, Maple Park officials still hope they can make the improvements the village needs.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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