• Thomas ‘Tom’ H. Binge

    Thomas “Tom” H. Binge, 60, of Kaneville, passed away in the peace, love and prayers of his family on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • John Gregory Kimpan Sr.

    John Gregory Kimpan Sr., 75, of Oswego, Ill., passed away Jan. 11, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a long bout with cancer. He was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Aurora to George...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Mildred Rose Schieve

    Mildred Rose Schieve, 89, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2013, at Michaelson Health Center in Batavia.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Karen Sunderlage

    Karen Sunderlage, 63, of Genoa, Ill., passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, after a long-fought battle with cancer.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Editorial: Editorial writing vs news writing, and our view on what is ‘progress’

    At the beginning of this year, we wrote a story in which we talked to various Elburn village officials to find out their views and thoughts on the upcoming year (see “Elburn looks ahead to the new...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Community Corner: The value of music education

    by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters When I was asked to write a column for the Elburn Herald promoting the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters, I was thrilled. However, I had no idea where to begin.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Letter: An unarmed America is an America at risk

    In response to the Letter to the Editor dated Jan. 3, does the person who wrote that letter understand there are rules in the state of Illinois?

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Letter: Profitable American Legion is good for Sugar Grove

    Two things became extremely clear at the Sugar Grove Village Board meeting on Jan. 8. The first is that the community is completely divided on the issue of legalized video gaming in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Girls hoops run over Redskin rival

    KANELAND—Tuesday evening in Maple Park was exhibit "A" on how fortunes can change on a dime.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Knights at hub of victory

    KANELAND—Eight out of 10 isn't bad. Outside of two setbacks at last month's Plano Christmas Classic, the Knights don't have a blemish on the slate since junior guard Drew David saw his way back into the lineup from...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Wrestlers take down Morris, host Flott

    KANELAND—Fourth time is a charm for local wrestlers. For the fourth straight season, KHS wrestling was crowned king of its own mat at the Margarett Flott Memorial Tournament held in Maple Park on Saturday.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Lady Knights drop pair of matches

    KANELAND—The KHS bowling team dropped a pair of matches this week, both by narrow margins.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Kaneland Youth Soccer spring registration deadline nears

    Elburn—The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) is taking registrations for spring recreational soccer through Wednesday, Jan 30, at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Nomination deadline for Chiefs’ Athletic Hall of Fame approaches

    Sugar Grove—The deadline for nominations to Waubonsee Community College’s Athletic Hall of Fame is quickly approaching. Individuals or groups can be nominated for the 2013 class of inductees until Feb. 1.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • EEI presents overview of FPA update

    ELBURN—Jason Freeman of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. attended Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting to give trustees an overview of EEI’s plan for updating the Facilities Planning Area, focusing on the sanitary sewer system.

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • Don’t delay, test for radon today

    KANE COUNTY—January is National Radon Action Month, and the Kane County Health Department, in conjunction with the Kane County Healthy Places Coalition, recommends that now is a good time to test your home for the presence of...

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • Winter 2012 statistics

    CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—The year 2012 will long be remembered for a drought and exceptionally warm temperatures.

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • Adult Literacy Project seeks volunteer tutors

    AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project is seeking volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English, as well as math and other basic skills.

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • Elburn teen to compete in Springfield talent show

    SPRINGFIELD—Nicole DiSandro, 14, of Elburn, will compete on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Official Talent Contest State Competition in Springfield.

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • SG’s Davis receives SMSU scholarship

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.—Lane Davis of Sugar Grove recently received the Midwest Achievement Award and Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2013-14 academic year.

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • Elburn students named to Bradley University dean’s list

    PEORIA, ILL.—The following Elburn residents were named to the Bradley University dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester: Haley Euting, Ann Hodal, Vincent Micek, Perren Palpant and Andrew Raver.

    • Posted January 12, 2013
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  • Elburn to unveil preliminary Land Use Plan draft

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will unveil the preliminary draft of its Land Use Plan to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St. in Elburn.

    • Posted January 11, 2013
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  • Village appropriates money for road salt

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday appropriated $28,500 of motor fuel tax funds to purchase 475 tons of salt for the maintenance of village streets and highways through the winter.

    • Posted January 11, 2013
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  • Church parking lot issue remains unresolved

    ELBURN—A parking shortage in downtown Elburn has plagued local businesses and customers since the closure of the Community Congregational Church’s (CCC) 40-space lot on the corner of Shannon and Main streets, and there’s no solution in sight.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Village trustees renew Elburn Station development discussion

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday renewed discussions regarding the Elburn Station development. Village trustees identified their main sticking points with ShoDeen and the development plan.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Oswego man arrested for attempted sexual abuse in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Jeffery D. Bernard, 51, of the 100 Block of St. George Lane in Oswego, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Tuesday.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Photo: Finger pickin’ good

    Folk singer Lee Murdock brought his annual Hometown Concert to the Kaneland High School auditorium on Saturday evening.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Ups, downs define 2012 for Kaneville

    KANEVILLE—The year 2012 was a bittersweet one for the Kaneville Village Board.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • SG Village Board approves temporary use of video gaming machines

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Hall on Tuesday was host to approximately 55 residents—some local, some from nearby villages—for the Sugar Grove Village Board’s discussion and vote regarding a proposed ordinance to temporarily allow video gaming in the...

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Back to even

    Comeback win over Rochelle evens KHS conference mark by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Bouncing back from adversity could be the difference in later games this season, and Kaneland girls basketball put it into practice this past Friday and Saturday as the...

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Bowling drops duel with Huntley

    KANELAND—Kaneland bowling is trying to up the competitive fire against good teams, and its opponents are making sure it's a difficult ride.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Grapplers open 2013 with dual win

    Wrestlers battle through Sycamore Invite field, stifle Rochelle KANELAND—Nothing like a tough Sycamore Invite and a Northern Illinois Big XII battle against a familiar foe to measure your team’s progress.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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