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Editorial: Honor our fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2015 will take place on Monday, May 25, and there are a number of local opportunities for local residents to honor those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America and its citizens. Elburn’s annual Memorial Day parade, hosted by American Legion Post 630, will kick off… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you from Elburn Food Pantry

The Elburn Countryside Food Pantry sincerely thanks Elburn area residents for their food donations, and the letter carriers for their work in collecting the food for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Eighteen-hundred pounds of food was collected by the carriers. We would also like to thank Boy Scout… Keep Reading

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Letter: Worker’s comp laws shouldn’t discourage business

Worker’s compensation, a system that arose in the early 1900s as a compromise between business and labor, is a form of insurance providing partial wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job. In exchange for this compensation, employees forego their right to sue their employer for damages. The Worker’s Compensation… Keep Reading

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Letter: Support the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market

The Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market will begin on Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Sugar Grove Village Hall, Route 30 and Municipal Drive. The market operates rain or shine, and will take place every Saturday, June through September. Veggies, fruits, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, artisan baked breads, organic treats,… Keep Reading

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Letter: Thank you from Friends of T&C Library

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of the Town & Country Public Library’s 12th annual Flower and Plant sale May 8-9. The event was held inside the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. We appreciate the support of our community making this flower and plant sale even more successful than last year’s event.… Keep Reading

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Letter: Help us protect our investment

I attended a Sugar Grove Village Board meeting in April with many of my neighbors. The meeting was held to gauge public support for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district that would surround the Windsor West community. Everyone, including representatives from the Fire District and the Sugar Grove Public Library, was opposed to the… Keep Reading

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Letter: A thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

On behalf of the Kaneland Knights Sports Boosters Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who was able to come out and enjoy our 2015 “Knight to Remember” spring fundraiser. The night included a Red Woody concert, silent auction, a number of raffles and selection of this year’s Draw Down winners. This year,… Keep Reading

Columns/Janet Lagerloef

Margo can make a lovely pot roast

And I can (almost) play ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove For 50 years, I’ve wanted to learn to play the piano. And last fall I vowed I wasn’t going to let another year go by. So I told my husband I wanted a keyboard for Christmas. It… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: See the Pouley Road crab trees

Pouley Road is less than two miles southeast of Elburn, and this time of year it is worth the drive to see the spectacular, flowering crab trees. Our parents planted them for future generations to enjoy. Please take the time this week to enjoy them and honor the memories of Dave and Sally Compton. Robin… Keep Reading

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Letter: Further outrage regarding Jordan dismissal

I feel I must add my voice to the growing crowd of unhappy local customers outraged over Old Second Bank’s poor decision to terminate longtime local branch manager Margie Jordan. Me thinks maybe there’s more to this than meets the eye, what with the laughably improbable benchmark of signing up 20 new accounts per month… Keep Reading

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Letter: The importance of secondary education in Illinois

Graduation ceremonies will occur over the next month, with one of the first being at Northern Illinois University this coming weekend. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families. I am proud to represent NIU, our community colleges and educational interests in Springfield. Whether from high school or college, graduation marks a significant accomplishment that… Keep Reading

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Letter: In defense of first responders

Forty-six years ago I returned to Illinois from my active duty service, which included Vietnam, only to be met by jeers and accusations such as “baby killer” when I wore my uniform. Today, some American citizens are treating our police force even worse, and we should all find that intolerable. Our police, and I would… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: A place where seniors make friends and grow

by Susan Oppenborn Administrative assistant, Elderday Center William Shakespeare once said, “A friend is one that knows you as you are and understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you to grow.“ At Elderday Center, we promote the idea that everyone has something important to contribute to the… Keep Reading

Guest Editorial: Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

by Caroline H. Little President and CEO, Newspaper Association of America President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides towards achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are currently considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides… Keep Reading

Community Corner

So much to do at the Elburn Community Center

by Ryan Wells, Elburn and Countryside Community Center Board member The Elburn and Countryside Community Center has a ton of things going on this spring and summer, and we want to let the community know how to get involved. First, it is important to point out that the center receives no tax funding, so everything… Keep Reading

Editorial: Remembering Bob

We were saddened to learn of Sugar Grove village trustee Bob Bohler’s passing on Sunday morning. Bohler, 64, brought a lifetime of hard work, respect and dignity to the village—as a resident, community and public servant—and there is no doubt that Sugar Grove is a better place because of him. Elected to the Village Board… Keep Reading

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