• New equestrian center to open in Elburn

    ELBURN—Promise Equestrian Center, a new horse breeding, training, and boarding center in Elburn, is slated to be up and running by the end of March 2013.

    • Posted December 21, 2012
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  • Amended filing period for board candidates

    KANELAND—Senate Bill 3338 was signed into law by Governor Quinn on Nov. 29. This law, which becomes effective immediately, amends Section 1-4 of the Election Code to specify that, for the 2013 consolidated election period, local election...

    • Posted December 21, 2012
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  • Filing dates for Kaneville Consolidated Election candidates

    KANEVILLE—Candidates for the Kaneville 2013 Consolidated Election may file their nominating petitions with Kaneville Township Clerk Kim Wendling at the Kaneville Township Office in the Kaneville Community Center, 2S101 Harter Road, Kaneville, during the following dates and...

    • Posted December 21, 2012
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  • Geary kicks off 2013 campaign with fundraiser

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove village trustee Kevin Geary on Dec. 13 kicked off his bid for village president with a fundraiser held in the Pine Room at Bliss Creek Golf Club in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Board to discuss Elburn Station in new year

    ELBURN—Proposed Shodeen development Elburn Station will be a topic for discussion at the Elburn Village Board’s first meeting in 2013.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Publisher teams up with Beebe to tell story

    AURORA—Aurora Christian football coach Don Beebe has made a career and life out of transitions.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Music of the season

    Nate Biery plays guitar with instructor/owner Ben Westfall. The two performed “The First Noel,” “Simple Gifts” and “The Big Corral” during the Holiday Recital at Da Capo Music.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Madrigal magic

    The Kaneland High School Madrigals presented their annual Madrigal Feaste on Dec. 14, 15 and 16, in the high school cafeteria. This is the 35th year of the Kaneland Music Department‘s Renaissance Dinner.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Gigantic week for P.J. Fleck

    Kaneland alum has daughter day before officially becoming WMU head coach Kalamazoo, Mich.—Kaneland School District Hall of Fame member and Sugar Grove native P.J. Fleck had a whirlwind start to his week.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Drew drops in on DeKalb

    Key 3 fuels comeback win at Barbs Kaneland—Perhaps the only group unhappy to see the return of Kaneland point guard Drew David was the group hosting the boys basketball game on Friday night.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Wrestlers tussle with Yorkville in losing effort

    Knights also face 3 foes in home weekend quad KANELAND—You can have a plan to be aggressive on the wrestling mat, but unless it manifests during mat time, no win is automatic. Kaneland's meet against visiting Yorkville had some...

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Kaneland begins Ottawa journey

    3-game skid ends with win over Sandwich KANELAND—Kaneland Lady Knights basketball endured a three-game skid last week, but still has enough of a pedigree to be a highly looked at team from the area.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Bowling sees promising signs at Lisle Invite

    KANELAND—Sometimes a weekend invite is all you need to see what can happen. On Saturday, Kaneland bowling went to the Lisle Invite and came away with a second-place trophy in the "B" bracket.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Letter: Elburn Lions Park a ‘no bullying’ zone

    With all the talk and publicity about bullying, you might ask if there’s a safe place for your son or daughter. Well, there is a safe place right here in Elburn: Lions Park.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Letter: A thank you to those who participated in Christmas in Kaneville

    I would like to thank everyone who participated in our annual Christmas in Kaneville event on Dec. 1. Thank you to all who came out to support us and enjoy the day.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Letter: Mental health facility closures the real culprit behind recent shooting sprees

    In an interview with CBS Chicago, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told reporters that the recent closures of mental health facilities “is harming people with mental illnesses who should be patients instead of inmates, and the victims...

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Letter: A thank you from the Elburn Chamber’s beautification committee

    The Elburn Chamber of Commerce’s beautification committee wishes to thank the following people for their help in volunteering with the winter decorations:

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Letter: A thank you from Elburn American Legion Auxiliary Unit 630

    Elburn American Legion Auxiliary Unit 630 would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the donors at the recent Elburn Community Blood Drive. We had 31 volunteers and collected 29 pints of blood.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Editorial: Holiday hope serves as light during our darkest hour

    Throughout the history of the United States, there have been too many examples of horrific, senseless violence resulting in the deaths of innocent people.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Arlene ‘Dolly’ Bridgewater

    Arlene “Dolly” Bridgewater, 82, of St. Charles, formerly of Glen Ellyn, Ill., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family on Sunday evening, Dec. 16, 2012.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Floreine (DeMille) Kumpholz

    Floreine (DeMille) Krumpholz, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Monroe, Wis.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • David C. Stephens

    David C. Stephens, 55, of Elburn, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Taken too soon, David’s memory lives on through his family and friends that will miss him forever.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Anthony J. ‘A.J.’ Rich

    Anthony J. “A.J.” Rich was born on Dec. 29, 1916, in DePue, Ill., a small town along the Illinois River, five miles from LaSalle and Peru.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Violet Lois (Herzog) Meyer

    Violet Lois (Herzog) Meyer, 92, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Alden Courts of Waterford, Aurora, where she recently made her home.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Elburn Hill Church Christmas Eve Service

    ELBURN—A Celebration of Christ’s Advent will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at Elburn Hill Church, 506 N. Main St., Elburn, and include carols, special music and stories of Christmas.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Web Poll: Will the Bears make the playoffs after their second-half slide?

    The Chicago Bears have lost five of their last six games after starting 7-1.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Treasurer asks residents to help locate military medal owners

    SPRINGFIELD—On the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.

    • Posted December 17, 2012
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  • Amended filing period for School Board candidates

    KANELAND—Senate Bill 3338 was signed into law by Governor Quinn on Nov. 29. This law, which becomes effective immediately, amends Section 1-4 of the Election Code to specify that, for the 2013 consolidated election period, local election...

    • Posted December 17, 2012
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  • Kaneville ‘Remember When’ calendar now on sale

    KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Historical Society's 2013 calendar, "Remember When," is on sale for $20 at Hill's Country Store, 2S133 Harter Road, and the Kaneville Public Library, 2S101 Harter Road.

    • Posted December 16, 2012
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  • Open your home to a puppy this holiday season

    ELBURN—Casey's Safe Haven, non-profit horse and dog resuce located in Elburn, has a need for puppy foster homes over the holidays.

    • Posted December 15, 2012
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  • Waubonsee Foundation announces available scholarships

    SUGAR GROVE—The application for 2013-2014 Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarships is now available online at www.waubonsee.edu/foundation. More than 200 scholarships are offered to new and returning Waubonsee students.

    • Posted December 15, 2012
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  • SG Irish pub to open in late December

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents can expect an Irish pub with an adjoining dining room sometime before the New Year.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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