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Letter: A salute to Sugar Grove Veterans Park

Something just very special is now part of our Sugar Grove Community: the long anticipated Veterans Park, with specifically dedicated stones in honor of veterans by their Sugar Grove relatives and families. I personally saluted my dad Al Wulff—Major, U.S. Army, 1942 to 1945—while also joining on the stone with my years in the U.S.… Keep Reading


Hodge elected to TOI Board

SPRINGFIELD—Blackberry Township Clerk Lisa Hodge was unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) during the association’s 108th annual Educational Conference in Springfield Nov. 8-10. The Township Officials of Illinois serves as the largest statewide organization of its kind and annually conducts a series of training programs… Keep Reading


Strang admitted to Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA—George Strang of Elburn was recently admitted to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, for the fall 2016 semester. Cornell College is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions November 2015 Calendar Raffle winners

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park November 2015 Calendar Raffle: Eugene & Floyd, Living Well Health Center, Dolores Burroughs, Tar, Maryann Stevenson, Scott Karas, Tom Mahan, Chase Williams and Elaine Kittleson, all of Elburn; Landon Cornell of Hinckley; Sam Dunteman of Sugar Grove; Betty Larson of Batavia; Jean Eakins of Geneva;… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Art and hot chocolate

Sugar Grove Public Library to host art event Dec. 10 SUGAR GROVE—Youths in sixth through 12th grade can participate in the Paint ‘n’ Sip event on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Library Adult Services Manager Genna Mickey… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

An American quilt

Sugar Grove resident’s love of sewing leads to award-winning quilt work SUGAR GROVE—Rebecca Cromley of Sugar Grove has sewn her whole life, but hadn’t found the time to learn how to quilt until earlier this year. Her first quilt, “Salute to the Flag,” won first place in the ninth annual Quilt and Textile Show in… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer ECFPD Fire Station 11-11-15-4

ECFPD to host Station One open house Dec. 13

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) will host a grand opening celebration and open house for its Station One facility on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2:30 to 5 p.m., with a hose uncoupling and flag-raising ceremony at 3 p.m. The event will include fire station tours, car seat inspections and installations, fire prevention education,… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness

Safety first

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance offers fire and burn safety tips for holiday season MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL.—As Illinois residents prepare their homes for the holiday season, the non-profit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) advises them to be aware of and avoid potential fire and burn hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that Thanksgiving is… Keep Reading


Read to Succeed

Elburn Town and Country Library to host winter reading program ELBURN—In an effort to inspire kids to read more, Town and Country Public Library will host its Read to Succeed winter reading program beginning Monday, Dec. 7. The reading program is open to any patron with a valid Town and Country library card, and will… Keep Reading


A short guide to Election Day 2016

Key dates, timetable for March 15 Primary KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Clerk’s Office website, KaneCountyElections.org, is a resource for election information, and with the March 15 Primary coming up, there’s a whole timeline of events to be aware of and to get you ready to vote. The website includes information in Spanish as well as… Keep Reading


Kaneland Madrigals performances Dec. 11-13

MAPLE PARK—The 38th annual Kaneland High School Madrigal dinner will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-13, with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All performances will be held in the cafeteria at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road. Dinner will be served… Keep Reading


Photo: Fired up for the Food Pantry

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD), Elburn Jewel-Osco and its customers donated over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food and cleaning items during the Fire Department’s food drive to benefit the Elburn Food Pantry on Nov. 22. In addition to the food drive, the ECFPD presented the pantry with a check for $4,250—the proceeds… Keep Reading


The heat is on

Kaneland contract negotiations continue by Molly Benstein KANELAND—The ongoing teacher contract negotiations between the Kaneland Education Association (KEA) and Board of Education were a popular topic during Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting. KEA members and Kaneland parents were in attendance for the meeting. During the public forum, a few of the parents spoke about their… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove


Changes to come regarding towing regulations SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins on Tuesday addressed the Village Board to discuss new state legislation that will bring stricter enforcement regarding towing rotations in January 2016. The Sugar Grove Village Board currently has a list consisting of three towing companies that rotate on a weekly basis.… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove approves proposed tax levy

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved the tax levy for the fiscal year of May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2017. The proposed 2015 tax levy totals $4,095,080.17. The Village Board also approved a tax levy for the Sugar Grove Center Special Service Area No. 10 that will levy 0.5 percent of… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves purchase of truck, plow

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday passed a motion to approve the purchase of a truck and plow. Originally, the motion limited the budget to only $15,000 for the truck; however, many trustees and board members were concerned that the low budget was too limiting. “(The truck) is beyond just plowing,” village trustee… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Easy living

Residents begin to move into new Sugar Grove Senior Living Center SUGAR GROVE—Some people can now officially call Sugar Grove Senior Living their home. Sixteen residents recently moved into the brand new facility, while nine others are set to move in shortly. Sugar Grove Senior Living is a three-story, smoke-free community featuring 60 apartments for… Keep Reading

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