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Chess camp at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—A three-session chess camp will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 27, 29 and 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library The camp is open to students and adults in the Fox Valley. Class size is limited to 20 students, so register early at the library. No… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events/Regional

Blackberry Township residential taxpayer workshop July 23

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at www.blackberrytwp.com/assessor.htm. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle • How… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting July 20

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The featured program will be a potluck picnic inside the Bliss House. Bring your table service and a dish to pass. The Historical Society will provide drinks. Bliss House… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SH Editorial: Sugar Grove needs your input

One of our biggest goals as a publication is to ensure that our villages are effectively communicating with their residents, and vice-versa. This week’s Sugar Grove Herald features a story in which the village, in partnership with Kane County, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Tollway, invites its residents to attend an… Keep Reading

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: In response to a previous letter

In response to Elburn Herald Publisher Ryan Wells’ letter, thank you for the concerns you expressed in your open letter of July 2 regarding discussion on a potential 6.25 percent sales tax rate on newspaper, television, radio and Internet advertising. The points you make are both valid and well-stated. As a small business owner whose… Keep Reading

Elburn

Looking sharp

A pair of sandhill cranes were spotted on Kenmar Drive in Elburn on Sunday. Numerous pairs of sandhill cranes migrate into Kane County each spring to nest and raise their chicks. The average height of an adult is 3-5 feet, with a weight of 6.5-14 pounds and a wingspan of 5-6 feet. Keep Reading

Elburn

July 16 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 • Ascencion Maldonald, 45, of the 12N000 block of Hilltop Road, Elgin, was charged at 4:47 p.m. on July 9 for speeding (38 mph in a 25 mph zone)… Keep Reading

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Golf courses say ‘rain rain, go away!’

Rain dampens links in June ELBURN, SUGAR GROVE—According to the National Weather Service, the Kaneland area received 11.31 inches of rain in June—nearly 7 inches above normal. Indoors, many area low-standing homes and lots of basements have suffered flooding. Outdoors, it’s had a big effect on local golf courses. “When it rains on the weekends,… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Kaneland 2015-16 registration information

KANELAND—The Kaneland School District will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School will be provided the first day of school. Kaneland elementary schools The starting time for all… Keep Reading

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Bowling/Elburn

Cummins vies for national title

ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, an incoming freshman at Kaneland High School, will be among more than 3,000 young strikers competing in the 2015 Junior Gold Bowling Championships next week in Chicago. The tournament is a national event held annually for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. Entrants earn the right to participate… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Form meets function in new Elburn Fire Station

Facility scheduled for October completion ELBURN—Form will meet function in the new station under construction by the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD). The department is not just building a more efficient fire station; it is building a training facility, museum, and space for public meetings and education. The 39,000-square-foot building solves many of… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Fly like an Eagle Scout

Thad Thompson, a Life Scout from Troop 7 of Elburn, recently collected donations for his upcoming Eagle Scout Project from local businesses such as The Corner Grind, Elburn McDonald’s, Walgreens and Jewel. The project is a music recital that will take place on Saturday, July 11, at Greenfield of Geneva, an assisted living facility. The… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Jetsetting in Sugar Grove

Breitling Jet Team American Tour consists of the world’s largest professional civilian flight team. The team is made up of seven L-30C Albatrois aircrafts, a Czech-made twin seater military training jet. While their crews have gone home to Europe for a few weeks, these jets are currently being housed at the Aurora Municipal Airport in… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Regional

Live aid

Elburn, Geneva residents transform bar into music venue Wasco—For music enthusiast and patron Dr. Steve Holtsfeld of Geneva, turning Old Towne Pub in Wasco into a live music venue was one idea he could not shake. Although Holtsfeld claims he cannot carry a tune in a bucket, his long appreciation of music and festivals helped… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

SUGAR GROVE TWP/AURORA TWP—Sugar Grove Township and Aurora Township recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement will allow seniors ages 65 and up and disabled residents to schedule rides for medical appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4… Keep Reading

Law
Illinois Law Now Q&A

Illinois Law Now Q & A for July 2015

ILLINOIS—The following is an ongoing series of short answers to common legal questions distributed monthly by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Press Association. Question: What kinds of fireworks are legal in Illinois? Answer: The Pyrotechnic Use Act in Illinois bans the sale, possession and use of all “consumer fireworks.” However, certain pyrotechnics are… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Koch sworn in as Sugar Grove trustee

SUGAR GROVE—Ted Koch on Tuesday was sworn in as a Sugar Grove Village Board trustee by Village President Sean Michels. Koch, a 10-year village resident, will fill the board seat vacated by longtime trustee Bob Bohler, who passed away in April. The Village Board approved Koch to serve the remainder of Bohler’s term through April… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Hold that thought

Village takes step back on Forest Preserve purchase of Patten property ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took a step back regarding a decision to give the Kane County Forest Preserve District permission to purchase property within the village on Route 47. The Village Board was slated to vote on an intergovernmental agreement between Elburn… Keep Reading

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