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HorsePower volunteer orientation April 14

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, located at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, will host a volunteer orientation on Tuesday, April 14. HorsePower and its growing program seek responsible and dedicated volunteers that are 14 years of age or older. HorsePower teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and… Keep Reading

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Photo: Taking the plunge

The Maple Park Police Department on Sunday participated in the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, held at Loon Lake in Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville. There are 22 different plunge locations throughout the State of Illinois. Maple Park Police joined 46 other groups and 507 total plungers, and braved the freezing waters in support of… Keep Reading

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Equine Humane Center acquires permanent home

MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP (ILEHC), located in Maple Park, recently announced that after several years of housing horse rescue operations out of leased facilities, the not-for-profit organization recently secured a permanent home for their operations and continued horse rescue mission. “Everyone here at ILEHC is incredibly excited and relieved to finally have… Keep Reading

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Maple Park amends village code

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to amend Title 5 of the Village Code of “Public Health and Safety,” adding Chapter 10, “Medical Cannabis.” By virtue of this motion, the village will have to reexamine various other areas, such as zoning chapters. “Before the bow gets put on, we… Keep Reading

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Maple Park honors Sergeant Hodges

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting recognized Sergeant Clarence Hodges, who entered retirement following his final day of duty on Feb. 27. Hodges’ replacement, Sergeant Tony Ayala, was introduced during the board meeting, with Acosta stating that Ayala will be a great addition to the rank structure. “I accept… Keep Reading

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HorsePower hosts therapeutic riding fundraiser

Photo: The third annual HorsePower Therapeutic Riding bowling fundraiser took place at the St. Charles Bowling Alley on Saturday, Feb. 21. A 50/50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction and awards ceremony took place, and pizza was served to guests. Ava Vitali, 3, of Geneva, holds her trophy proudly during lunch. Photo by Lynn Logan ST.… Keep Reading

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Maple Park seeks applications for vacant trustee positions

MAPLE PARK—The time has come and gone for Maple Park residents to declare candidacy the Village Board’s three vacant trustee spots. But that doesn’t mean those seats will go unfilled. It’s now up to Village President Kathleen Curtis to appoint three new board members. Maple Park trustees Patricia Lunardon, Steve Nowak and Debra Armstrong will… Keep Reading

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Maple Park introduces new board trustee

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis on Feb. 3 introduced new board trustee J.P. Dries, who is also a member of the Maple Park Planning Commission. Dries introduced himself to the board, explaining that he moved to Maple Park two years ago with his wife and three children after residing in Elburn for 14… Keep Reading

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Class teaches women to defend themselves

MAPLE PARK—About 15 local women recently completed a series of three RAD, “Rape Aggressive Defense,” classes at Kaneland High School. The class, led by Northern Illinois University police officer Junelle Smith, was offered to all area females ages 12 and older. “The most important aspect of the class is to teach women to be empowered… Keep Reading

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Maple Park couple cited for dead horse found on property

MAPLE PARK—The owners of a horse found dead on their property outside of Maple Park last week were cited by Kane County Animal Control for lack of sufficient shelter and for the horse’s water being frozen. According to Animal Control Director Brett Youngsteadt, his department received a call on the morning of Jan. 7 to… Keep Reading

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TV program to feature Olsen case

MAPLE PARK—The case of Bradley Olsen, a Maple Park man missing since 2007, will be featured on “Crime Stoppers Case Files” at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, on WPWR my50 Chicago. Olsen’s family has not given up hope on learning what happened to Bradley, who was last seen on Jan. 20, 2007, leaving Bar One,… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

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Maple Park to hire part-time building inspector

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted in favor of hiring a part-time building inspector. The proposed new inspector will work for $35 an hour, eight hours per week, or as needed by the village. The benefit of hiring the inspector is that their focus is entirely on the village of Maple Park.… Keep Reading

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Maple Park votes to update village website

by Violet Marquardt MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to hire EWorldLinx to update the village’s website at a cost of $955. “Our website is very complex and detailed, which I personally find troublesome to find information on,” said Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis. Village trustee Debra Armstrong… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

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Fundraising year winds down for Maple Park Police

MAPLE PARK—As the Illinois Special Olympics fundraising year comes to a close, the Maple Park Police Department is taking inventory and feeling proud. The Police Department has been fundraising all year, hosting events and raising money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. So far, the Police Department has raised nearly $78,000,… Keep Reading

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Equine Humane Center hosts Farm, Tack Festival

MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Equine Humane Center in Maple Park last month hosted its annual Farm Festival and Tack Sale. The center is located on the grounds of Promise Equestrian Center. The event featured face and pumpkin painting, crafts and activities, a tack and supply sale, and pony rides. Baked goods, beverages and lunch were offered… Keep Reading

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Maple Park to seek unpaid utility taxes

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday approved an item to seek the collection of unpaid municipal utility taxes from companies like ComEd and Nicor. The village has made an agreement with the company Cozen O’Connor to assist with collecting the village’s share of the utility taxes. Last June, Maple Park worked with an… Keep Reading

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Maple Park revisits carnival regulation ordinance

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday revisited an ordinance to regulate carnivals within Maple Park. The board’s discussion centered on what would be an appropriate fee for a carnival license. Several members of the board were concerned that a small fee such as $25 a day would not be enough to cover the… Keep Reading

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