• Boys hoops’ journey ends at Spartans’ hand

    Fourth quarter sees fortune upended in 11-point regional loss AURORA—If it weren't for a tough fourth quarter, Kaneland boys basketball could be talking about a regional final in Aurora.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Community Corner: The story of the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson, Executive director, Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival Once upon a time, a little girl grew up on a farm in rural Illinois. She loved the arts, but was never given the opportunity to go to an...

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Letter: A message from Rev. Mark Harkness

    This past Sunday during church, the announcement was made that I have been appointed to serve Walnut United Methodist Church beginning July 1.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Guest Editorial: Sunshine Week 2013 to launch with new website, renewed partnerships

    Sunshine Week is set for March 10-16, and already there are plans across the country for events spotlighting open government, for special news reporting and for the release of freedom of information studies.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • St. Gall to host 130th annual St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner

    ELBURN—St. Gall announced that its annual St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Taize Worship at St. Charles Episcopal Church

    ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Sunday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Rita Mary Allen

    The Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Mary Allen (nee Rice), 89, recently of Alpharetta, Ga., was held on Saturday, March 2, at St. Anne Church, Barrington.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Lorraine Francis Stanek Dunteman

    Lorraine Francis Stanek Dunteman of South Barrington, Ill., devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully of natural causes on Friday, Feb. 15, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. Lorraine was born on July 24, 1928, in Chicago.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • WCC soccer player recognized as Featured Student for February

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College sophomore Justin Salazar, an Elburn resident, is the consummate student-athlete, accomplishing extraordinary things both on and off the soccer field.

    • Posted March 2, 2013
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  • WCC earns Tree Campus USA status

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee CommunityCollege for the third consecutive year has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

    • Posted March 2, 2013
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  • SG crime rate down 30 percent in 2012

    SUGAR GROVE—Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) submitted to the FBI by Sugar Grove Police reveal a significant reduction in crime in 2012.

    • Posted March 2, 2013
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  • SG Police receive DUI enforcement grant

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kane County DUI Task Force on Feb. 14 awarded the Sugar Grove Police Department $8,200 for DUI enforcement.

    • Posted March 2, 2013
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  • Elburn Station vote set for March 18

    ELBURN—Negotiations on the Elburn Station development are down to the details, and a new date of Monday, March 18, has been set for a Village Board vote regarding the final agreement.

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Village Board to vote on video gaming March 4

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is working out the details of the video gaming ordinance that would allow video gambling machines in places that serve liquor within the village of Elburn. Trustee Ken Anderson said he is still...

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Laurene Geary to run for SG Township Board as write-in candidate

    SUGAR GROVE—At a young age, Laurene Geary learned from her parents the importance of giving back to your community.

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Editorial: Think like an optimist

    Have you ever wondered how some people manage to be in a good mood all the time? What is it that they know that you don’t about seeing the glass as “half full” instead of “half empty?”

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • An introduction to Kaneville’s Fire Protection District

    by Brett Gobeli, Firefighter, Kaneville Fire Protection District What happens when multiple ethnicities, country boys and city slickers, men and women, the handicapped, retirees, college graduates and high-school-age children band together?

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Up in flames

    Hintzsche loses maintenance building in fire TROXEL—Kaneville Fire Protection District firefighters on Tuesday evening were dispatched to Hintzsche Fertilizer, 2S181 County Line Road, on a report of a possible structure fire.

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Coyote sightings in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Coyotes have been seen in the Sugar Grove area. More sightings are reported at this time of the year because coyotes typically mate in February or early spring.

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • ‘Mr. Kaneland’ cause a personal one for 2013 winner

    KANELAND—Who knew tuxedos, pink fannie packs and stonewashed jeans could play a part in such an important cause? Kaneland High School senior Mike Karakourtis entered the 2013 Mr. Kaneland event with the intention of raising money for Delnor’s...

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • School Board reviews current state of KJS, KSS roofs

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday was given a review by Studio GC regarding their findings on the current state of the roofs located at Kaneland John Shields and John Stewart elementary schools.

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Kaneville Post Office to reduce hours

    KANEVILLE—An announcement calling for reduced hours at the Kaneville Post Office was made during the Kaneville Village Board meeting on Feb. 21.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Letter: Concerns with the present day actions of the Kaneland School Board and administration

    I could not help being disappointed to read the Kaneland School Board minutes of Jan. 14, 2013. I see administration recommended no significant cost containment measures would be needed in the 2013-14 budget development.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Kaneville village president candidates square off

    KANEVILLE—Two Kaneville trustees will compete for the village president position in this April’s General Election, as Patricia Hill and Rick Peck both are seeking the seat vacated by former village president Bob Rodney, who passed away in...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Sen. Oberweis comments on Gov. Quinn’s ‘State of the State’ speech

    SPRINGFIELD—State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) issued a statement regarding Gov. Pat Quinn’s “State of the State” speech, presented to a joint session of Illinois lawmakers Feb. 6 in the chambers of the House of Representatives.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Jeffers named KCHD executive director

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Board on Feb. 13 appointed Barbara Jeffers, MPH, the permanent executive director of the Health Department.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • School Board approves superintendent pay raise

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-1 to amend Jeff Schuler's contract of employment in order to give him a raise in pay, a one-time market correction.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • KHS Scholastic Bowl team takes NIB-12 Conference Championship

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School Scholastic Bowl team participated in the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Championship on Saturday, defeating Western Division Champion Streator by a score of 310-200 to take home the NIB-12 Conference Championship for the...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Elburn residents named to University of Iowa dean’s list

    IOWA CITY, Iowa—Elburn residents Madeline Osman and Lierin Seavey were named to the University of Iowa dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Holan named to Lewis University dean’s list

    ROMEOVILLE, ILL.—Rachael Holan of Maple Park, was named to the Lewis University dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Margaret ‘Peggy’ Gallegos

    Margaret “Peggy” Gallegos, 83, of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, surrounded by the love and prayers of her devoted family.

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • Conference Champs

    AURORA—Kaneland closed out the regular season Friday with a big come-from-behind win over Rochelle to lock up the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship. The Knights followed that by opening the post season with a huge 39-point...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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