• Marmion senior’s Drill Solo wins big at Ohio meet

    HOLLAND, OHIO—Marmion Academy’s nationally ranked Flannigan Rifles Drill Team competed at the Springfield High School Drill Meet in Holland, Ohio, on March 3.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Fundraising flapjacks

    The Maple Park Fire Department held their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on April 1. Here the firefighters enjoy their meal before the public arrives. Photo by...

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Police chief recommends increase in parking fines

    ELBURN—Parking illegally in the village of Elburn could soon get a lot more expensive, according to a rewrite of the traffic codes.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Church may still close parking lot on April 15

    ELBURN—The Community Congregational Church’s parking lot at Shannon Street and Route 47 might close on April 15, despite efforts by the village and the local businesses to work out a deal with the church.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Village finalizes budget for vote

    Straw poll indicates 2 board members will vote no Elburn—The Elburn Village Board will vote on the 2012-13 fiscal year budget at its next board meeting on Monday, April 16.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Girls Track sees exceptional totals at Holmes Meet

    KANELAND—It took barely any time for Lady Knights girls track to get acclimated to the outdoor competition.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • KHS softball (14-4) swinging a hot bat

    KANELAND—After KHS coach Brian Willis wished for the hitting to catch up to the above-average pitching and defense, the Lady Knights softball contingent spent this past week granting that wish in earnest.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Soccer overcomes struggles to find net at W. Aurora

    AURORA—Kaneland soccer will have at least one win under its belt from its usual April stop.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Knights baseball brings firepower vs. Dukes, Hubs

    KANELAND—Dixon’s baseball field is somewhat secluded, and surrounded by tall trees.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Boys track feels outdoorsy at E. Moline

    Knights also earn dual win vs. Spartans KANELAND—How do you deal with boys track giants from the Quad Cities area along with other very talented outfits?

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Taize Worship at St. Charles Episcopal Church

    ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Sunday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Guest Editorial: Equal Pay Day

    There's no doubt that women have made great strides the past 50 years. "Help wanted—male/Help wanted—female" ads are a thing of the past.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Letter: Syverson thanks voters for re-election support

    I would like to thank the voters for the confidence they placed in me in our recent Illinois primary election.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Letter: Yellow school bus may become endangered species in Illinois

    Remember when we walked three miles to school every day, uphill both ways through snow, sleet, hail and torrential rain? School children in Illinois may soon return to those good old days.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Informational class for parents of 2013 and 2014 graduates

    SUGAR GROVE—“How to Choose the Best College for Your Student and Your Pocketbook” will be presented Saturday, April 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted April 9, 2012
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  • Kaneland Fine Arts Festival set for April 22

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival will be held Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the campus of Kaneland High School.

    • Posted April 8, 2012
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  • Elburn resident named 2012 Board of Trustees Professors

    DEKALB—Northern Illinois University recently named Elburn resident and geologist Reed Scherer as one of its three 2012 Board of Trustees Professors—an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching.

    • Posted April 8, 2012
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  • Scouts raise pet items for donations

    Elburn—Girl Scout Brownie Troop #4036 from Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School is collecting pet items to be donated to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn and Tails in DeKalb.

    • Posted April 8, 2012
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  • Chief men’s hoops take Region IV honors

    WAUBONSEE—Waubonsee Community College had four men’s basketball players recognized for their outstanding play this past season by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) and the NJCAA’s Region IV Committee.

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Lady Chiefs nab postseason Skyway hardware

    WAUBONSEE—Waubonsee Community College women’s basketball players Colleen Purcell, Karla Vietinghoff and Maxzine Rossler were all recently recognized by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC).

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove residents named to dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill.—Joseph Blaney, Joss Nicholson, Nicholas Rogers and Emily Wood, all of Sugar Grove, were named to the Olivet Nazarene University dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester.

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Sikic named to University of Wisconsin-Platteville dean’s list

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.—Alexandra Sikic of Sugar Grove was named to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester.

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Koehling, Anderson to wed

    Jeff and Linda Koehling of Sugar Grove announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah A. Koehling, to Jacob J. Anderson, son of John and Karen Anderson of Glen Ellyn, Ill.

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Anderson, Blackhall to wed

    Arthur and Donna Anderson of Elburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Sadie Anderson, to Jonathan Blackhall, the son of Liz Schwenke of New Lenox, Ill., and Jack Blackhall of Brooklyn, N.Y.

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Route 47 resurfacing project in Elburn

    ELBURN—The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 47 from Seavey Road to just north of Welter Road in Elburn is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Monday, April 9.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Keep the money in town

    MAPLE PARK—After a grand opening Saturday, Last Chance Auto Sales, a used car business located in Maple Park, officially opened its doors for business on Monday.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Elburn’s assessed value drops

    ELBURN—Elburn's assessed value has dropped $30 million in the past two years, from $199 million in 2009 to $169 million in 2011, Village President Dave Anderson said.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Shodeen, Elburn, Kaneland begin fee discussions

    ELBURN—Discussions between the village and Shodeen developers regarding the basis for impact and development fees for the Elburn Station development are moving forward, but they are just in the preliminary stages.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Next steps to save money

    Maple Park pursues energy aggregation after referendum Maple Park—With the passage of the March 20 referendum to allow the village of Maple Park to pursue energy aggregation, Arnold Schramel of the Progressive Energy Group presented a tentative timeline...

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • County Health Rankings: Kane County Ranks 8th in Illinois Up from 9th last year

    Kane County—The Third Annual County Health Rankings released Tuesday once again show that Kane County residents are some of the healthiest in Illinois.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Bringing the food

    Curves in Elburn recently took part in the Curves 14th Annual Food Drive. They collected over 300 pounds of food.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Substance Abuse Prevention Forum 2012

    ST.CHARLES—Kane County’s Juvenile Drug Court program recognizes the growing concerns related to substance abuse and the difficulties individuals and families have accessing community resources.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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