• Guest Editorial: Trying to make a difference every day

    When I retired in February of 2010, I thought about one of my favorite videos that my company would show to new management featuring Lou Holtz. At the end of the video, Lou said that the bottom...

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Letter: Thanks for giving the gift of life

    The Elburn American Legion Auxiliary of the Daniel Simpson Post No. 630 would like to thank everyone who gave the gift of life on April 12, 2012.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Letter: 13 years in a row

    The village of Elburn has again been qualified as a 2011 Tree City USA. Thanks to the support of the village trustees and the work of the village Tree Board, this is the 13th consecutive year that...

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Letter: Thanks for attending the April 19 dinner

    The Elburn American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 630 would like to thank everyone who attended the American Legion Auxiliary spaghetti supper on April 19 at the Elburn American Legion Hall.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Edward David Zak

    Edward David Zak, 90, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born on Sept. 17, 1921, in Chicago, the son of Edward Casimir and Sophia Zak.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Garth L. Glader

    Garth L. Glader, 52, of Geneva, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, after an extended illness, surrounded by family and friends.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • McDole offers trivia night

    Kaneland—McDole Elementary PTO in Montgomery will host a trivia night event. Entries for the event are due by Friday, April 27, and the event itself will be held at Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove on...

    • Posted April 23, 2012
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  • Elburn resident brings Hunger Resource Network to Fox Valley

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Wynette Edwards, a director of the Hunger Resource Network, was part of an effort in March to distribute more than 61,000 pounds of chicken to more than 40 agencies.

    • Posted April 22, 2012
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  • Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts with Disney

    Girl Scouts host celebration with Radio Disney Dekalb—In honor of 100 years of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) will host a family-friendly Centennial Celebration on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

    • Posted April 22, 2012
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  • Mazan performs ‘Dying To Do Letterman’

    GENEVA—Comedian Steve Mazan will provide an evening of laughter and inspiration as he performs his comedy show, “Dying to Do Letterman,” at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 30.

    • Posted April 22, 2012
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  • Kane County Health Department community garden plots now available

    Kane County—Plots in the Kane County Health Department’s community gardens are now available, just in time for the start of the growing season.

    • Posted April 21, 2012
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  • West Nile Virus testing begins earlier than normal

    Mild winter, warm spring pushes up WNV surveillance SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will accept birds submitted for West Nile Virus testing two weeks earlier than normal.

    • Posted April 21, 2012
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  • Michels’ State of Sugar Grove

    Village President cites development, future projects SUGAR GROVE—At his State of the Village of Sugar Grove speech on April 12, Village President Sean Michels discussed recently completed projects, as well as projects he expects will be completed in...

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • MP continues work on energy aggregation

    Maple Park—At Tuesday’s Maple Park Committee of the Whole meeting, Arnold Schramel of the Progressive Energy Group was once again present to update the board on the ongoing energy aggregation process, as well as to present his...

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Village approves contract for comprehensive plan

    ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday approved a contract with Images, Inc., a Wheaton-based firm, to assist the village with an update of its comprehensive plan.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Spring into employment

    Frances Jerman of Aurora (right) reviews information at Waubonsee Community College's annual Spring Job/Internship Fair on Friday.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival is almost here

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival will continue its tradition of showcasing the artwork of Kaneland students, as well as celebrating the professional visual and performing arts, on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Testing the merchandise

    The Kaneland John Stewart Clothing and Toy Sale was held Friday and Saturday. Here, Owen Herra makes sure he checks out all the toys.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Kane County announces final multiplier

    SPRINGFIELD—Kane County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Be prepared

    Members of Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7, working on their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, participated in a mock "search and rescue" exercise held at Elburn Forest Preserve the morning of April 14.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Police blotter for April 20

    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 April 20, 2012
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  • Board approves farm lease agreement

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve an agreement to lease 14 acres of agricultural land for one year.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Board approves withdrawal from Natural Gas Consortium

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve withdrawal from the Natural Illinois Municipal Natural Gas Franchise Consortium.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • And they’re off!

    The 8th annual Dewey Dash was held on Sunday.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Church news for April 19

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

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Heads up: Helicopter training planned for Wednesday

    Elburn—The Kane County Office of Emergency Management Agency and the Elburn Fire Department will conduct Helicopter Landing Zone Safety training within the village of Elburn on Wednesday, April 25.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Downtown Elburn parking lot closes

    ELBURN—Although the Community Congregational Church closed its parking lot on Sunday as promised, Elburn village trustee Jerry Schmidt asked the question anyway during Monday's Elburn Village Board meeting.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • End (of negotiations) in sight for Elburn Station development

    ELBURN—Village officials and Shodeen Construction representatives continue to work through the details of the annexation agreement for the Elburn Station development, with a special Village Board meeting set for Monday, May 14, to vote on the agreement....

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Head rush

    Kaneland soccer enjoying unbeaten stretch KANELAND—In spite of injuries, Kaneland soccer is remaining a tough team to battle.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • KHS Boys track visits Ottawa for a second

    KANELAND—Anytime and anywhere, Kaneland boys track serves to be a threat against area competition.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Girls track gets fifth, dual win

    KANELAND—Windy conditions abounded, and whomever emerged from Saturday’s Jenni’s ABC Meet in Maple Park would have to do so by force.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Sluggers trounce Rochelle, vanquish DeKalb

    More action for State champs includes two setbacks KANELAND—If only the Kaneland Knights could put up double-figure run totals in every contest. While they enjoyed wins over conference rivals, the Knights could have used them in two losses...

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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