All posts tagged "Mari Johnson"

  • Sugar Grove considering Route 47 name change

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the process of changing the name of the stretch of Route 47 in Sugar Grove to “Sugar Grove Parkway.” The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Sugar Grove originally...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • SG Village Board reflects on 2013 accomplishments

    by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels reflects on the village’s 2013, he thinks of the accomplishments and progress the Village Board made this year. Progress with the Route 47/I-88 interchange and Dugan/Route...

    • Posted December 29, 2013
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  • SG Citizen Survey yields encouraging results

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the results of the village’s 2013 Citizen Survey. Results from the survey were generally positive, though residents reported dissatisfaction with economic development and cable TV. The cable TV...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Mallard Point still an issue of contention for Geary

    SUGAR GROVE—Long-simmering tensions between Village President Sean Michels and his challenger, trustee Kevin Geary, spilled into public view just weeks prior to the April 9 election for Village President.

    • Posted April 5, 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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  • To game or not to game?

    SUGAR GROVE—So many residents packed Tuesday’s Village Board meeting to debate whether the village should ban video gaming that additional chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the crowd.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Wine shop proposes opening in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—A new wine shop may be coming to Sugar Grove, following the Sugar Grove Village Board’s 5-0 approval of a special use permit, a liquor license and several zoning variances for 34 Terry Drive.

    • Posted July 21, 2012
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  • How to save a life

    SG trustee rescues neighbor, hopes to spread awareness SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident and Village Board member Mari Johnson suspected something was wrong with her neighbor, a man named Bob who is in his late 60s, suffers from...

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • New beginning for WSB

    West Suburban Bank, located at 522 Route 47 in Sugar Grove, held a ribbon cutting and after-hours event on April 18. Following the ribbon cutting, there was a plaque ceremony, refreshments and networking.

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • SG Library Board votes in favor of mediation with former director

    Measure opens the door to possible return of Hughes SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board at its meeting on Oct. 13 voted 4-3 in favor of mediation between board trustees and former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes.

    • Posted October 21, 2011
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  • Building a better Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove group seeks to inform, organize community SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library's ongoing saga this past summer brought out anger, resentment and frustration from many residents, but it also brought to light how important it is...

    • Posted September 23, 2011
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  • Letter: No intention of ‘moving on’

    I would like to discuss the issues of the Sugar Grove Library Board.

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • A break from the pattern

    Library Board releases statement about firing Hughes; conflicts continue among board

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Village discusses open burning regulations

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents in attendance during the village Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night wanted to make it clear that they very much enjoy their open burning rights.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Village approves non-standard pavement amendment

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-1 to approve a text amendment allowing the use of non-standard at-grade pavement in driveway right-of-way aprons.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Board members start new terms

    SUGAR GROVE—Village Board trustees Kevin Geary, Mari Johnson and David Paluch were sworn into office by Kane County Board member Drew Frasz during the Village Board meeting on Tuesday.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Letter: Thanks to ‘Knight of Fun’ contributors

    The Spring Fundraising Committee of the Kaneland High School Sports Boosters would like to extend a big thank you to all the contributors, helpers and attendees to our "Knight of Fun" event, held March 5 at Lions...

    • Posted April 7, 2011
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  • Q&A: Sugar Grove Village Board

    Candidates: David Paluch, Kevin Geary, Mari Johnson, Mark Buschbacher Note: Voters can select up to three candidates.

    • Posted April 2, 2011
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  • Candidates see commercial growth as key to Sugar Grove’s future

    Sugar Grove—A balanced budget and attracting new businesses to Sugar Grove were issues agreed upon by candidates running for village trustee at a candidate forum last week.

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • SG village members reflect on 2010

    SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels looks back on the village's achievements in 2010, images of completed roads and golden arches will easily come to mind.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Sugar Grove approves IGA with Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday night voted 4-3 in favor of a one-year Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District. Sean Michels' vote broke a 3-3 deadlock between board trustees.

    • Posted December 10, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you, Kaneland community

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank friends throughout the Kaneland community for answering the call to help the Between Friends Food Pantry.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Division Drive extension expected to spur growth

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a construction agreement to extend Division Drive to Galena Boulevard, which village officials hope will promote commercial growth at the intersection and diversify the village’s tax base.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • Village gives parking access to health clubs

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve a planned unit development amendment that would grant the health club Division One a permitted-use access to parking.

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • Outdoor vendor stands, boxes could be regulated

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village officials are considering adopting regulations for temporary vendors, such as food stands and movie rental machines, on private property in parking lots and outside of businesses.

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • SG Library Board opposes November referendum

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library District has held 10 referendums since 2004 asking voters to approve more taxes for operations. Each time, voters defeated the district's proposal.

    • Posted July 16, 2010
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  • Board positive on active-adult residential development

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday gave positive marks to plans for a 190-acre development targeting active adults 55 and older.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Letter: Sean Michels is an effective leader

    I have had the opportunity of serving on the Sugar Grove Village Board with Sean Michels for more than 10 years.

    • Posted January 28, 2010
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  • Local vendors hope to capture additional business during Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village Board on Tuesday wrestled with the requests of several Sugar Grove businesses that have approached the village about temporarily locating on private property during the Solheim Cup to provide their services to thousands of...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Letter: Visit the SG farmer’s market June 6

    Today more than ever, it is so important to understand where and how your produce, eggs and meat have been grown.

    • Posted June 4, 2009
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  • Residents seek flooding resolution

    Mallard Point residents still had questions for the village on Tuesday night after project engineer Mark Bushnell explained the findings of his inspection of their storm water management system.

    • Posted March 5, 2009
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