• Michels kicks off re-election bid with fundraiser

    SUGAR GROVE—A heavy, unseasonable rainstorm wasn’t enough to prevent more than a hundred people from attending Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels’ campaign kickoff fundraiser at Bliss Creek Golf Course’s Pine Room on Jan. 29.

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  • Final improvements in sight for Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Final improvements to the Blackberry Creek Subdivision could be completed by this fall, according to an agreement between the village and the company holding the developer’s bonds.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Geary hosts Town Hall meeting

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove village president candidate Kevin Geary hosted a Town Hall meeting on Jan. 31 in order to meet with village citizens and field their questions and concerns.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Elburn Board to reconsider ban on video gambling

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took up the issue of video gambling, three years after passing an ordinance prohibiting it in the village.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Metra pay-by-phone plan set for March

    ELBURN—Metra commuters should be able to pay for parking with their cell phone by March 1, according to Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Residents get a look at the Land Use plan for Elburn

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn on Jan. 24 put its comprehensive Land Use plan on display at the Elburn Lions Club for residents to view and discuss.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Waubonsee named national finalist for AACC Award of Excellence

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College is among a select group of finalists in a prestigious new program designed to recognize innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges nationwide.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Citizens Police Academy

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is now accepting applications for his spring 2013 Citizens Police Academy.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Better Business Bureau offers tips to help protect against identity theft

    CHICAGO—Some Hollywood movies portray identity theft as a comical occurrence. However, in reality, being a victim of identity theft can have large financial consequences.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Village Board reaches consensus on Elburn Station plan changes

    ELBURN—Village trustees on Monday came to an agreement on several Elburn Station development items to bring back to ShoDeen developer Dave Patzelt.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Kaneville woman dies in two-car collision

    Virgil Township—A vehicle crash on Tuesday morning resulted in the death of a Kaneville woman.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Success at 1st postseason stop

    KHS grapplers have fine 2nd-place showing in Sycamore KANELAND—If it weren't for the hosts, KHS could brag even more. But KHS isn't the bragging type of team; it is more the diligent worker-type.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Back on track

    Girls secure NIB12 win in Yorkville, smash IMSA KANELAND—At the very least, Kaneland girls basketball won't be headed into the season's homestretch on the way down.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Boys downed by WC foe, beat Yorkville

    KHS stands at 14-6 as home stretch beckons KANELAND—The good news is Kaneland hasn’t felt what it's like to be on the losing end of many games this season.

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  • Bowling campaign ends in Schaumburg

    Kaneland—While the pins stopped falling after Saturday's IHSA Sectional hosted by Schaumburg High School, Kaneland's senior-laden lineup was able to see hard work pay off on Jan. 30 in the final dual opportunity of the year.

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  • Soccer club serves community

    Kaneland—Several members of the boys Kaneland United Soccer Club (KUSC) spent part of a recent weekend helping the residents and staff at Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora on Jan. 19.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Editorial: Healing with horses

    We’ve all heard about therapeutic horseback riding and how it can work wonders for adults and children with disabilities.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Norine Marie Florence

    Norine Marie Florence, 95, of Big Rock, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family at McAuley Manor in Aurora.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Robert ‘Bob’ Schmaehl

    Robert “Bob” Schmaehl, 86, of Campton Hills, formerly of Keeneyville, Ill., passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

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  • Shirley Keslinger Wennlund

    Shirley Keslinger Wennlund, 94, of La Fox, passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

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  • Matthew ‘Jeff’ Yagen

    Matthew “Jeff” Yagen, 98, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

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  • Church News for Feb. 7

    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, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the church....

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Illinois sees home sales increase in December 2012

    SPRINGFIELD—Illinois home sales increased 15.2 percent over previous-year levels in December 2012, and median prices increased by 5.6 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Cadence Health office to open in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—When the new Cadence Health medical office opens this spring, it’s likely to both improve residents’ quality of life and draw more businesses to the area, Village President Sean Michels said.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Graceffa to run for SG Library Board as write-in candidate

    y Elizabeth Rago SUGAR GROVE—The odds of winning as a write-in candidate for an election are pretty slim, yet despite Sugar Grove resident Pat Graceffa’s application for the Sugar Grove Library Board being declared as “incomplete” because it...

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Elburn Station discussion postponed another week

    ELBURN—Discussion of the Elburn Station will wait another week, when all members of the Village Board are expected to be in attendance.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Photos: A day at the races

    Elburn Pack 107 held its Pinewood Derby on Friday at Family Life Church in Elburn.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Candy company honors Walker, SG Food Pantry for area service

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Food Pantry volunteers on Jan. 24 were honored for their service by Mamie’s Toffee of Plano.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Former village president, community man retires from Hogan Walker John Deere

    ELBURN—Bud Wise, his mom, dad and four siblings, moved from rural Missouri to Elburn when he was 4 years old.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Rush-Copley Convenient Care opens in SG

    AURORA—The new Rush-Copley Convenient Care in Sugar Grove, located at 472 N. Route 47, will open on Friday, Feb. 1.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Kaneland Educator of the Year representatives announced

    KANELAND—The following educators and support staff will represent Kaneland District 302 in Kane County’s 2013 Educator-of-the-Year competition:

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • They’re rollin’

    No need for last-second magic against Sterling KANELAND—No mad celebrations on the floor were needed this time.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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