• Nancy K. Bos

    Nancy K. Bos, 68, of Oregon, Ill., stepped into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Serenity Home in Oregon.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Jim R. Nulf

    Jim R. Nulf, 72, of Otterville, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Sugar Grove. He was born March 27, 1939, in Huntsville, Mo.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Preschool screening at KHS

    KANELAND—A preschool screening for Kaneland School District children will be held Friday, April 13, by appointment only at MorningStar Community Church, 8S101 Barnes Road, Aurora.

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • MP Lions 2012 scholarship program

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Lions Club will again sponsor a $1,000 scholarship to a 2012 graduating senior who lives in Maple Park.

    • Posted March 26, 2012
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  • From challenging beginnings to a forever home: horses find their field of dreams

    BATAVIA—When Willy, a 21-year-old thoroughbred gelding, arrived at Field of Dreams (FOD) Horse Rescue nine months ago, he was severely emaciated with a dull, patchy hair coat. He had been left in an outdoor paddock all by...

    • Posted March 25, 2012
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  • Local residents named to Columbia College Chicago dean’s list

    CHICAGO—Hannah Dolbeer (a film and video major) and Lindsay Levita (a photography major) of Elburn, and Elizabeth Kennedy (a fashion design major) and Chelsea Roberts (a theatre major) of Maple Park, were named to the Columbia College...

    • Posted March 24, 2012
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  • Local residents named to Aurora University dean’s list

    AURORA— The following residents were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester:

    • Posted March 24, 2012
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  • Gavin Vincent Bucio

    Joseph and Andrea Bucio of Plano announce the birth of their son Gavin Vincent, who was born Feb. 2, 2012, at Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora.

    • Posted March 24, 2012
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  • Brooklyn Olivia Fabrizius Hansford

    Marilyn Fabrizius and Anthony Hansford of Maple Park are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Brooklyn Olivia Fabrizius Hansford.

    • Posted March 24, 2012
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  • Elburn now accepting 50/50 Parkway Tree Program applications

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn is currently accepting applications for the 50/50 Parkway Tree Program for spring and fall 2012.

    • Posted March 24, 2012
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  • Pay as you ‘Go Metra’

    ELBURN—Regular Metra riders will now have new prices and new payment options for your commute.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan consultant approved for hire

    ELBURN—Images, Inc. has been selected by the Elburn Village Board to work on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, paid for by a $100,000 grant.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • MP updating tree ordinance

    MAPLE PARK—After having trees plagued by Emerald Ash Borers, the Village of Maple Park has started work on changing the ordinance, eliminating any tree affected by the beetle.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Kaneville looking within village for building code enforcement

    KANEVILLE—The Village of Kaneville has been looking for a building code enforcer for many months, but budget constraints made the search more difficult.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • No Child Left Behind

    KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said in late January that he wasn't sure many people thought the No Child Left Behind law, when it was passed in January 2002 ...

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Do you hear the people sing?

    Cast members (right) of KHS’ “Les Miserables School Edition” enjoy a toast during dress rehearsal. The show was performed on March 16-18 at the high school auditorium.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Health Department receives grant to support Planning Cooperative

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Public Health Association (APHA) that will be used to further integrate a health component into Kane County’s comprehensive land-use strategies.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Forest Preserve District plans spring prescribed burns

    GENEVA—With the early spring-like weather, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County hopes to get a head start on the prescribed burn season.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Taking the plunge

    Jordan Leudtke, Lauren Pence, Kassidy Reever and Celena Slowick participated in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • State Attorney’s Office honors 3 employees

    KANE COUNTY—Three employees of the Kane County State Attorney’s office were honored on March 9 for their contributions to the office and their commitment to public service and law enforcement in 2011.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Police blotter for March 23

    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 March 23, 2012
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  • Elburn Chamber elects Business and Member of the Year

    ELBURN—Every year at its Winter Dinner, the Elburn Chamber of Commerce elects a Member and Business of the year.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Elburn Village Board looks at budget

    ELBURN—With expenditures still outweighing income on the first draft of the 2012-13 budget, the Elburn Village Board looked for ideas of what to cut and what to keep at its meeting on Monday.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Editorial: Time to look in the mirror, Mr. Valente

    Last week, we published a story in which a Kaneland School Board discussion turned into a debate, and then into a conflict, and ultimately devolved into a shouting match.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • 2012 Primary election results

    The following results are from local contested races, and have been aggregated from the counties of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Cook, as well as the Aurora Election Commission. The results are considered unofficial, and the winners are...

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • State department

    Defending 3A Champs look for precious medals once again KANELAND—2011 was a summer to remember in the annals of the relatively short history of Kaneland High School baseball.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Lady Knights track to make most out of depth

    KANELAND—Numbers are down, and the roster no longer includes assets like Andie Strang, Kris Bowen and Brooke Patterson.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland softball looks toward captains to right ship

    KANELAND—An 8-1 start a year ago turned into a 14-19 finish for a softball group hoping for bigger things.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Colombe honored as 3A/4A coach of the Year

    KANELAND—The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) selected Ernie Colombe as the District 5 Girls Basketball 3A/4A Coach of the Year.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Softball drops 2 initial contests of ‘12

    KANELAND—It was unfortunate that the end result of Kaneland Lady Knights softball failed to match the ideal weather of the past week.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland soccer hopes to reach beyond Regional

    KANELAND—For the past three seasons, Kaneland girls soccer has made it to heights previously unknown. Now comes the challenge of kicking even higher.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Lady Knights soccer loses to Geneseo, beats IMSA

    KANELAND—Coach Scott Parillo was happy at his girls soccer unit’s effort in the opening contest against Geneseo, despite the less-than-desirable result.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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