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Eddie Gaedel requests variance for live entertainment

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill owner Annette Theobald recently requested a variance from the village of Elburn that would allow her restaurant to feature live entertainment and dancing. Although the space within the venue doesn’t allow for a separate dance floor, Theobald said she wants to leave that option in the variance description. “You can’t… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Holiday in the Grove Committee seeks members

SUGAR GROVE—Holiday in the Grove Committee seeks additional members. The committee has already begun planning this year’s event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. The residents of Sugar Grove and surrounding towns look forward to each year’s Holiday in the Grove event, and the committee has tried very hard to keep up the tradition.… Keep Reading


Elburn Days Craft Fair booth deadline extended

ELBURN—Still thinking of displaying your talents at the Elburn Days Craft Fair this August? The Elburn Chamber has extended the deadline for booth reservations. For more information or to have an application emailed to you, call the chamber office at (630) 365-2295 or visit www.elburn.com. This year’s Elburn Days Craft Fair will take place Friday,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Looking super

The Sugar Grove Public Library kicked off its summer reading program Saturday with activities and fun for both children and adults. Kids joined in the Super Hero Training Camp and made a superhero mask, cape and other crafts. Horse lovers enjoyed Horse Heroes, a special live horse demonstration with four horses and their riders. And… Keep Reading


Kaneland upgrades student management system

Kaneland—As part of Kaneland’s ongoing commitment to effective communication, School District 302 will offer an upgraded student management system to district families. With increased access to relevant student information, parents can stay up to date on important aspects of their student’s performance, such as attendance and grades. Not only will the new system increase the… Keep Reading

Boys Basketball/Kaneland

Johnson the ‘recommended candidate’ for West Aurora varsity basketball coach position

AURORA—Kaneland’s Brian Johnson on Tuesday was named the recommended candidate for the physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach vacancies at West Aurora High School, pending School Board approval on Monday, June 15. Johnson has been the head varsity boys basketball coach at Kaneland High School since 2009, with an overall record of 99-68.… Keep Reading


A sweet walk

Hill’s Country Store was awarded Volunteer Business of the Year at the annual Sweetness Run/Walk in Yorkville Saturday. Owner Pat Hill received an embossed football by Connie, Jarrett and Britteny Payton, the family of the late Chicago Bears Hall of Fame player Walter Payton. Mary Niceley (from left), Britteny Payton, Alexa Hill, Pat Hill, Jarrett… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Here comes summer reading

Great news, kids: Local libraries this summer will offer their respective take on the summer reading program. All four local libraries—Elburn, Sugar Grove, Maple Park and Kaneville—are in on the reading fun this summer, with programs available to all little bookworms in the Kaneland community. Regardless of where you live, summer-reading fun is always nearby.… Keep Reading


Photos: Heavy Metal

Construction of the Anderson Road overpass is ramping up, as four large beams, on their way to Elburn from Wausau, Wisc., came through downtown Elburn the morning of June 4. Turning left on North Street, the oversized beams on the tractor trailers were delivered to the contruction site. Keep Reading


Movie night at Hill’s Country Store June 12

KANEVILLE—Anyone interested in some low-cost family entertainment is invited to Hill’s Country Store on Friday, June 12, for cartoons beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the feature presentation, Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” at 8 p.m. “I haven’t had a chance to check yet, but if it’s raining (that night), I hope we can move into the… Keep Reading


Hultgren named to Congressional- Executive Commission on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) was recently appointed to the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). The commission was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China; to establish and maintain a list of victims of human rights… Keep Reading

Illinois Law Now Q&A

Illinois Law Now Q&A for June 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 new Illinois laws are in place to help keep boaters safe? Answer: One new law requires boaters to display a bright orange flag from the highest point of… Keep Reading


Payton Foundation walk to honor Kaneville’s Hill

KANEVILLE—Pat Hill has touched the lives of many during her time as a Kaneville resident, village president and owner of Hill’s Country Store. Known for her generous and caring demeanor, Hill last year was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. The community immediately sprang into action in an attempt to help Hill during her battle.… Keep Reading


Elburn swears in new full-time police officer

ELBURN—Elburn police officer Victoria Gwizdak was sworn in during Monday Village Board meeting. Gwizdak told the board that she has enjoyed her first few weeks with the Elburn Police Department. Gwizdak came to Elburn by way of the Island Lake Police Department. She was recently recognized by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, the Island Lake… Keep Reading


Library offers waiver of fines with food pantry donation

ELBURN—Town and Country Public Library District patrons who owe fines for overdue books will be able to pay off their debt with a donation to the Elburn Countryside Food Pantry during the first two weeks of June. The program began on Monday. By noon that day, 55 food pantry donations had accumulated in the library… Keep Reading


Elburn electricity aggregation program update

ELBURN—The state of Illinois has enabled municipalities to operate municipal aggregation programs for the benefit of its residents. Elburn was one of the first 20 municipalities in Illinois to manage an aggregation program on behalf of its residents. Since then, more than 300 Illinois communities have initiated aggregation programs. Municipal aggregation programs allows the village… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A cop on top of a shop

The Elburn Police Department on Friday participated in the 13th annual Cop on a Rooftop Fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois at the Elburn Dunkin’ Donuts. Elburn Sergeant Peter Pavia and Police Department office staff employee Hilaria Garcia participated in the event. Law Enforcement Torch Run mugs were available… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

The difference a year can make

One year following brain cancer diagnosis, former Sugar Grove Library director Holmes feels better than expected SUGAR GROVE—It’s been a little more than a year since former Sugar Grove Public Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme—an aggressive brain tumor—but she is doing better than might have been expected. Following her surgery… Keep Reading

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