• Softball, now 17-5, continues to impress

    KANELAND—With just one hiccup notwithstanding, Lady Knights softball continues to enjoy the feast of victory on what has become a productive 2012 regular season.

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  • IHSA reviews opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—At their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors were briefed on Monday’s first meeting of the association's Ad-Hoc Committee studying participation opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Letter: Thank you for coming together to help Illinois tornado victims

    Wow! What can I say but thank you. I would like to thank everyone who came out in support of our Tornado Relief Fundraiser at Hill’s Country Store a couple of weeks ago. We raised over $2,150.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Letter: Thanks for attending local ribbon cutting

    As Ambassador and Ribbon Cutting Event Coordinator for the Elburn Chamber of Commerce, I thank everyone that responded to my request to celebrate the ribbon cutting for Chico’s Tacos in Elburn.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Letter: Help! Your votes are needed to help a very special young lady

    I have entered a special needs student of mine in a contest. Kiley has cerebral palsy and currently suffers from daily seizures, which makes life very difficult for her at times.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Guest Editorial: Building on the values of No Child Left Behind

    The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Yet the law is still making the news, as several states are applying for waivers from the law. Some school officials have found it difficult to...

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Shirley Hankes

    Shirley Hankes, 87, of North Aurora, Ill., passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, April 3, 2012, at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Cynthia R. Hollarbush

    Cynthia R. Hollarbush, 56, of Bristol, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Roselle, Ill., the daughter of Richard and Charlene Rohlfing.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • William “Bill” L. Schilling

    William “Bill” Leo Schilling, 71, passed away at home Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival Barn Quilts

    Kaneland—A brother-sister duo will add a hands-on clinic to this year’s Sunday, April 22, Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival at Kaneland High School.

    • Posted April 16, 2012
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  • Local host families needed for foreign teens

    KANE COUNTY—Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families.

    • Posted April 16, 2012
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  • Paul Colman concert at KUMC

    KANEVILLE—Paul Colman, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/entertainer, will perform a concert at Kaneville United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.

    • Posted April 16, 2012
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  • Master Ron Troutman inducted into Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    HOMEWOOD, Ill.—Master Ron Troutman received the Ken Knudson Memorial Award and was inducted into the Illinois State Martial Arts Hall of Fame at a ceremony and dinner held at the Balagio Restaurant in Homewood, Ill. on Feb....

    • Posted April 15, 2012
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  • IDNR urges caution to prevent wildfires

    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinoisans and visitors to the state to take precautions to prevent wildfires, especially with the unusually warm and dry weather in the state this spring.

    • Posted April 15, 2012
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  • Motorists reminded to share the road this spring

    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are reminding motorists to be alert for farm equipment.

    • Posted April 15, 2012
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  • Early warm weather means earlier bat activity

    SPRINGFIELD—With temperatures in Illinois already in the 70s and 80s this year, bats are becoming active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing.

    • Posted April 15, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove business allows seniors, disabled to continue living at home

    SUGAR GROVE—Home is where people typically feel most safe and secure. Cindy Shaw, owner of Sugar Grove-based business Home for Life Advantage, Inc. believes people shouldn't have to leave the comfort and familiarity of home when they...

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • March 2012 was the warmest March on record for Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—The statewide average temperature for March was 54.9 degrees—13.8 degrees above normal—making March 2012 a record-setting month, according to State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey.

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • Board of Health adopts Community Health Improvement Plan

    Kane County—The Kane County Board of Health Tuesday adopted the Kane County 2012-2016 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a comprehensive set of policy and program recommendations for our community.

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • Local residents named to Carthage College dean’s list

    KENOSHA, Wis.—Lauren Meredith Gould and Emily Marie Papke of Elburn were named to the Carthage College dean's list for academic excellence during the fall semester of 2011.

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • Local students named to Augustana College winter term dean’s list

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—The following students were named to the dean's list at Augustana College for the 2011-12 winter term:

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • 2012 KCFB Foundation scholarship recipients

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Board announced it will award nearly $22,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 school year.

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • Local students awarded scholarships to WIU

    MACOMB, Ill.—Beth Hesik of Elburn, and Rebecca Arnold, Margaret Ruppel and Lydia Scodro, all of Sugar Grove, were awarded four-year, $8,000 Western Illinois University Commitment Scholarships to attend Western Illinois University in fall 2012.

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • Church moves forward with lot closure

    ELBURN—The Community Congregational Church late Thursday announced that it will move forward with closing the parking lot in downtown Elburn as of Sunday, April 15.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Heartburn for life

    Kaneland grad’s comedy troupe—Acid Reflux—performs for Relay for Life KANELAND—To say that Bryan Renaud is familiar with the Kaneland community would be an understatement—he has resided in Elburn, Kaneville and Sugar Grove during his lifetime.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Elburn Station project chugs along

    ELBURN—The Elburn Station project is moving forward, with continuing discussions between Shodeen representatives, village staff and the Village Board.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Kaneland approves purchase of new curriculum materials

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board trustees on Monday voted 7-0 to approve the purchase of new curriculum materials.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • 2012 roadway construction to begin

    KANE COUNTY—The 2012 roadway construction/inspection season has begun. While you may find it aggravating when you happen upon construction, keep in mind that it is necessary to repair and improve the roadway system.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Elburn police blotter for April 13

    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 13, 2012
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  • Hultgren receives U.S. Chamber Of Commerce ‘Spirit Of Enterprise’ Award

    GENEVA—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) this week released the following statement after recently receiving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” award.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Waubonsee installs wind turbine at Sugar Grove Campus

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus recently got a bit “greener” with the addition of a new Skystream wind turbine.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Parents matter

    Learn how to protect your children, attend drug prevention event Kane County—The problem of heroin use and addiction in the Chicago area has gotten national attention with a record multi-million dollar seizure of heroin occurring just one year...

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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