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Kaneland

JSS teacher an Educator of the Year nominee

KANELAND—Jessica Dixon, a second-grade teacher at John Shields Elementary School (JSS), recently was overcome with emotion upon learning that she was nominated for a Kane County Educator of the Year award. “I cried—happy tears, of course. I was so overwhelmed that I had to sit down. I was shaking so bad,” Dixon said. Dixon is… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Kaminski Chiropractic opens in Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE—Michael Kaminski of Kaminski Chiropractic in Geneva recently expanded his services to Sugar Grove. His second chiropractic location, Sugar Grove Kaminski Chiropractic, is located at 40 Terry Drive, next to Rocky’s Dojo and Gym. Sugar Grove Kaminski Chiropractic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon; and… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Kaneland prepares for 16th annual Fine Arts Festival

MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland Fine Arts Festival this weekend will once again bring visual and musical artists to Kaneland High School to benefit its students and the community alike. The 16th annual Fine Arts Festival will take place Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is free of charge to attend. In addition, more… Keep Reading

Consolidated Election 2015 results

The public has spoken. The 2015 Consolidated Election featured contested races for Kaneland School Board, Elburn and Kaneville village boards, Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District and Waubonsee Community College Board. Election Day Tuesday produced some surprises, a few landslides and, ultimately, new trustee faces for Kaneland, Elburn and Kaneville. Blackberry Township Road District Limiting… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn approves tentative budget

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday unanimously approved the village’s tentative budget. A public hearing regarding the budget will take place on Monday, April 20. “Other changes (to the tentative budget) can be made,” said Village Finance Director Doug Elder. The tentative budget includes bargaining for part-time police; however, full-time police or public works still… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove authorizes Queens Gate Circle project

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday authorized a sanitary sewer project for Queens Gate Circle in Sugar Grove. Streets and Properties Supervisor Geoff Payton was made aware of a problem regarding Queens Gate Circle earlier this year. “On New Years Eve, we received a call on Queens Gate Circle,” Payton said. “Underneath the… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park seeks to fill village government positions

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis on Tuesday reiterated that the village still seeks to fill three empty trustee positions, one Planning Commission seat, and three Zoning Board of Appeals seats. “All across the village government, we are in need of assistance,” Curtis said. She stated that although the village has received phone calls… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves budget

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its budget for the fiscal year, beginning May 1, 2015, and ending April 30, 2016. The budget shows total expenses exceeding total revenue by $97,490. “Our expenses exceed our total revenue because we will be using money from our reserve fund for road projects this… Keep Reading

Elburn

Superheroes join annual Dewey Dash

ELBURN—Mary Lynn Alms and her volunteer crew hope everyone will don their favorite superhero capes and masks and join the 11th annual Dewey Dash, the Town and Country Library’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s dash event will take place Sunday, April 12, at the library, 320 E. North St. It will include a 5K course that… Keep Reading

Elburn

Photos: Batter up

Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, located in downtown Elburn, held an Opening Day Celebration on Monday. The pub handed out free baseball-themed giveaways and raffles to guests. Proceeds from the raffles went to the Kidney Foundation and The Elburn Food Pantry. Ballpark food was served, including classic Chicago-style hotdogs. Local businesses show support by donating… Keep Reading

Regional

Solid Waste Plan Update draft open for public comment

KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources has issued a draft of the 2015 Kane County Solid Waste Plan Update for public review. The 45-day public comment period began March 11 and will end Saturday, April 25. The 2015 Update draft is available at www.countyofkane.org/Recycling/Pages/solidWastePlan.aspx, and a hard copy will be on… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn Lions March Calendar winners

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions’ March Calendar Raffle: Chris Mulvihill, c/o Tom Reynolds—Rob & Tom (twice), Jan & Butch, Tisheena Gallagher, Marilyn Larsen, Natalie Warne, Deb Homesley, Dave Rissman and Bob Burkholder, all of Elburn; c/o Jim Diehl—Elburn Seniors, Steve/Pam Hall and Cindy Lochmann of Maple Park; Steve Hauser of Hinckley;… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Elburn

Elburn Ladies Golf League seeks golfers

ELBURN—The Elburn Ladies Golf League is looking for women to join its league at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Lane, Sugar Grove. Beginner golfers are welcome. The nine-hole league plays on Wednesday mornings, beginning May 13 and ending in September, with a tee-off time of 7:30 a.m. An informational coffee time will take place… Keep Reading

Kaneland

‘Marching Knights’ perform at Walt Disney World resort

Kaneland students take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program in Orlando ORLANDO—Members of Kaneland High School “Marching Knights” became stars of their own Disney show on March 26, when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from Maple Park to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Kaneland 5th grade choral concert 4-7-15-4-2
Kaneland

Photos: Colorful choral

The Music Department of Kaneland presented the eleventh annual Fifth Grade Choral Festival in the Kaneland High School east gym on Tuesday. The students practiced together during the school day to prepare for the event. The concert was conducted by Rachel Shershen of Harter Middle School. Students wore T-shirts representing their school: Blackberry Creek in… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Craft show also provides awareness

SUGAR GROVE—The Kaneland Special Needs PTA will host a craft show and awareness event from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive. The event is free, and child care is available. While it is a fundraiser for the organization, fundraising chair Pam Sorenson said the event… Keep Reading

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