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Sugar Grove Corn Boil looks to get ‘chopped’

SUGAR GROVE—In order to have a successful “Chopped” style cooking contest at this year’s Sugar Grove Corn Boil, Audrey and Dave Ritchey need two things—contestants and sponsors. “We need at least eight contestants for the contest to work,” Audrey said. “If we get 10 contestants, then we would need 10 sponsors—one for each person competing.”… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Match play

The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted the Sugar Grove 2015 Community Golf Outing on Friday at Bliss Creek Golf Course. Photos by Julie Walker Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Explore Sugar Grove’s dog park this summer

SUGAR GROVE—If you own a dog, one of your priorities involves scheduling time each day so that your canine friend can enjoy the outdoors. Sugar Grove from April 1 through Nov. 30 each year provides a park with a large open area for dogs to play and socialize. Sugar Grove’s dog park is located at… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Church hosts pancake breakfast during Corn Boil

SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Church will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Sugar Grove Community House. On the menu are pancakes, sausage, oatmeal, fruit and sweet rolls. Offered free for all, the church will accept donations for the Sugar Grove fireworks. “This is the first year we’ve… Keep Reading


Community Center to host 2nd annual Chowdown

ELBURN—For the second consecutive year, the Elburn and Countryside Community Center will host its Chowdown event—part fundraiser, part community picnic. The event is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, outside of the Community Center, 525 N. Main St. Most of the scheduled events, which will appeal to… Keep Reading


Food for Thought, Inc., closes its doors

ELBURN—If you’ve lived in Elburn over the past 25 years you’ve probably seen the Food For Thought, Inc., catering van running around town. That is because the owner, Jayne Jordan is a village resident. Jayne has finally decided to throw in the apron and call it quits. Food For Thought, Inc., located in Kaneville, officially… Keep Reading


T&C Library announces History Keepers

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library recently announced its History Keepers group, which will promote and support local history and genealogy initiatives at the library. “The program also serves as a means for participants to support the library while building camaraderie and strengthening community pride,” said Amy Vidlak Girmscheid, History and Genealogy Collection coordinator… Keep Reading


‘Read to the Rhythm’ at T&C Library

ELBURN—There are already 800 toddlers, children and teens signed up for Elburn Town and Country Library’s summer reading program, so it’s not too late for you to register and be a part of it. Besides a fun summer of reading new books, there are many prizes that participants can earn. As you get ready for… Keep Reading


State Rep. Pritchard comments on Bill 3763

SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed House Bill 3763, making appropriations for education funding and the teachers retirement system. State Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore) commented on the signing of the bill. “I want to commend the governor on his willingness to work with the majority party in developing a responsible budget. I’m glad to see… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Senior living

The Sugar Grove Senior Center hosted its most recent monthly luncheon on Tuesday at the Sugar Grove Township Community Building. Seniors attendees filled their plates with the catered lunch. The theme was “Summer Picnic.” Bingo was offered after the lunch. Photos by Julie Walker Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: It’s a toss-up

The Sugar Grove American Legion on Sunday held a bean bag tournament in the hall’s parking lot. In addition to the tournament, the event featured a 50/50 raffle. Photo by Denise Feltes Keep Reading

Elburn/Sugar Grove

July 2 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Elburn • An unidentified individual stole a dual screen DVD system and bluetooth earphones from a truck parked in a parking lot in 200 block of East North Street sometime… Keep Reading

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IDOT suspends road work for July 4 weekend

Lanes opened where possible to improve traffic flow SPRINGFIELD—To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for Fourth of July holiday travelers, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 p.m., Thursday, July 2, until 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 6. One of the lane closures that will… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness

Fire safety alliance: leave fireworks to professionals

MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL.—As Independence Day celebrations near, the nonprofit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) warns Illinois residents of the dangers of fireworks and sparklers and advises them to leave fireworks to the professionals. Consumer fireworks are illegal in Illinois, but each year tens of thousands of residents are found testing the law, sometimes leading to… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Embarking on something new and wonderful

The Fourth of July holiday in many ways signifies the birth of something new; something inspired. Chief among what was created the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted: the commitment to serve and represent the public to the best of its ability. In a modest manner of speaking, we believe this inaugural Sugar Grove… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Get ready to chowdown, Elburn

The stretch of time between the Fourth of July and Labor Day is a long, hot one around these parts, but we have a solution for your mid-summer boredom: the second annual Elburn Chowdown. This year’s Chowdown event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, outside of the Community… Keep Reading

An open letter to Rep. Wheeler

An open letter to Rep. Wheeler

by Ryan Wells Owner/publisher, Elburn Herald and Sugar Grove Herald I received an alert from the Illinois Press Association recently, informing me that Gov. Rauner has a potential plan to implement a 6.25 percent sales tax rate on advertising and advertising-related services. I understand that our Governor inherited a horrible mess and that Rep. Wheeler… Keep Reading

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2015 Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

Friday, July 3 Aurora When: At Dusk Where: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St. Oswego When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Prairie Point Park, 313 East Washington St. Saturday, July 4 Batavia When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Watch from Engstrom Park, Millview Drive and West Main Street DeKalb When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove encourages residents to visit informative website

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board encourages residents to visit The site provides an easy way for residents to voice their opinions to the representatives in Springfield regarding proposed cuts to the Local Government Distributive Fund, which would negatively impact local government services. Village President Sean Michels and the Village Board hope residents will… Keep Reading


Antiques, vintage and other frivolous treasures at new shop in Elburn

ELBURN—Frivolous Treasures on Main Street in Elburn is open for business, although owners Cheryl and Marc Kuta say they are not done bringing merchandise into the shop. The store features antiques, vintage and vintage-inspired, Euro-chic and cast-iron garden items, as well as items in the urban homestead category, Cheryl said. The difference between antiques and… Keep Reading

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