• And Five-0 makes it official

    A good crowd turned out to witness the ribbon cutting at Five-O Tattoo in downtown Elburn on Friday.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Police blotter for March 9

    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 9, 2012
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  • Church news for March 9

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

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Tryin’ out some talent at McDole

    Kaneland McDole Elementary School held tryouts for the school talent show on Feb. 28. The actual talent show will be held on Friday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Election 2012: County residents to vote on new electric provider

    KANE COUNTY—Voters in unincorporated Kane County will vote on a referendum in March that would authorize the county to contract with an electricity provider for residents and small commercial retail customers outside municipalities in Kane County.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Election 2012: MP residents learn about upcoming referendum

    Voters may allow village to seek bids to lower electricity rates MAPLE PARK—At a special informational presentation on Tuesday night for the residents of Maple Park, the village brought in Bill McMahon of the Progressive Energy Group, who...

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Election 2012: Voters asked to approve new tax for police pension on March 20

    ELBURN—On the March 20 ballot, voters will be asked whether or not to authorize the village of Elburn to levy a new tax.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Death of Elburn man ruled self-inflicted

    ELBURN—The Kane County Coroner’s Office last week ruled that the New Year’s Day death of an Elburn man was self-inflicted.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Kaneland to perform ‘Les Miserables’

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School's top-notch vocalists will get a chance to strut their stuff on March 16, 17 and 18 when the auditorium fills with the familiar sounds of the musical “Les Miserables.”

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Signatures hold up Mallard Point easement vote

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday were slated to vote on easement agreements for the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks drainage project.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Holding out hope to keep downtown parking open

    ELBURN—The doors of communication are beginning to open between the church that owns the parking lot on the corner of Main and Shannon streets in downtown Elburn, and the business owners whose patrons park in that lot,...

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Knights bounced: E-Rabs’ fourth spells doom for KHS in sectional

    KANELAND—There exists no direct or obvious correlation for higher drama the further you go in the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • KYFL and Cheer begin

    KANELAND—Kaneland Youth Football and Cheer (KYFL) is a youth sports league that plays and cheers in the the Midwest Youth “Big 12” Football Conference (MYFC).

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Harter’s mat triumph

    ROCKFORD, Ill.—The Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF) held its Sectional Tournaments on Saturday as a qualifying event to the annual State Championships in Rockford.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Editorial: What does it mean to be a hometown newspaper?

    It means many things, but the overriding aspect of the term is “service.” As a hometown newspaper, it is our responsibility to serve our communities by helping strengthen the many connections that exist in our communities—the connections...

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Van Bogaert enjoys new courtside role

    ELBURN—Elburn resident and Loyola University standout Elyse Van Bogaert just can’t stay away from the roundball action.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Letter: To my fellow voters

    I am writing in support of Karin Herwick for the office of Circuit Clerk of Kane County.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Letter: Endorsement for Kevin Burns

    I am writing to endorse Kevin Burns for Kane County Board chairman.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Letter: Thanks to everyone who participated in Five-O-Tattoo grand opening

    As Ambassador for the Elburn Chamber of Commerce, thanks to everyone who participated in the grand opening/ribbon cutting event on Friday, March 2, for Five-O-Tattoo located in Elburn.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Letter: In support of Corinne Pierog

    I wish to call your attention to Corinne Pierog and her extensive preparation and readiness to head to Springfield as our 25th District Senator.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Lillian L. Gawrys

    Lillian L. Gawrys, 103, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at Countryside Care Centre in Aurora.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • TriCity Family Services annual benefit and auction

    BATAVIA—TriCity Family Services is hosting its 23rd annual Benefit and Auction on Saturday, April 21, at the Lincoln Inn Banquets in Batavia.

    • Posted March 7, 2012
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  • ‘Girls Today … Design Divas Tomorrow’

    KANE COUNTY—Did you know girls are completely aware gender barriers still persist in today's society?

    • Posted March 7, 2012
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  • Help stamp out hunger

    St. Charles—Lazarus House, a St. Charles based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, helps feed the hungry of mid-Kane County and is participating in the million dollar Feinstein Challenge during March and April.

    • Posted March 6, 2012
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  • 2012 Illinois Mid-Winter Bald Eagle survey results

    SPRINGFIELD—The annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey, coordinated by the Illinois Audubon Society, was conducted between the dates of Jan. 4 and 18.

    • Posted March 5, 2012
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  • Children’s choir offers Swedish meatball dinner

    BATAVIA—"If you liked our pancakes, you'll love our meatballs" is the theme of the second annual Swedish Meatball Dinner presented by the Swedish American Children's Choir on Saturday, March 10, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at ...

    • Posted March 3, 2012
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  • Provena Patient Renovation and Modernization Project

    AURORA—Evidence-based research suggests that appropriate visual art can have a healing effect on patients by reducing anxiety and potentially leading to less medication and shorter hospital stays.

    • Posted March 3, 2012
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  • Bernard files motion for reduced sentence

    ELBURN—An Aurora woman sentenced to seven years in prison for her involvement in a fatal, multi-car crash that occurred at Route 47 and Smith Road on May 23, 2009, filed a motion on Feb. 15 to reduce...

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • School Board discusses fiscal year 2013 budget cuts

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday continued a discussion the fiscal year 2013 cost reduction plan, which will seek to eliminate $1.1 million in expenditures.

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Editorial: An appeal for communication, time

    If nothing changes, the parking lot in downtown Elburn at the corner of Main (Route 47) and Shannon streets will close March 15.

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • 40 years of RVs

    Holiday Hour RV survives, thrives through economic ups and downs Cortland—Holiday Hour RV owners Rick and Lisa Flanigan work hard so their customers can have fun. Their motto is, “Your pleasure is our business.”

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Board approves police contract

    ELBURN—The board voted to approve a contract with the Elburn Police department in a 4-2 vote on Feb. 22, with trustees Jerry Schmidt and Ken Anderson opposed to the increase in pay that the contract reflects.

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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