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Elburn/Events

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

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Elburn/Regional

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

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Events/Kaneland

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

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Elburn

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

Kaneland

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

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Sugar Grove

Under-tow

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

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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

Maple Park

Trouble with dead zones

Maple Park discusses dispatch communication issues MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed an issue regarding radio dead zones throughout the village. The dead zones prevent Maple Park police officers from being unable to communicate with dispatch while out on patrol. Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta said that this was an obvious… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Patience pays off

Settler’s Ridge residents discuss recent court ruling regarding subdivision improvements SUGAR GROVE—The patience of residents of the Settler’s Ridge subdivision in Sugar Grove was recently rewarded when Kane County Circuit Court Judge David Akemann ruled that Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland is responsible for paying for $2.15 million in subdivision improvements—including streets, sidewalks and… Keep Reading

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Regional

Lazarus House wins AT&T ‘Investing in Illinois Award’

ST. CHARLES—Lazarus House in St. Charles recently won an AT&T “Investing in Illinois Award” for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. Lazarus House will receive $1,000 from AT&T to be used to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and homeless prevention services to those in crisis. “There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Photo: Brick by brick

Sugar Grove resident and American Legion President Matt McCannon (left) and employees from RLS Landscape and Nursery (above) helped get the Veterans Park ready for its bricks on Nov. 24. A view of the area where the bricks will be laid (right). Keep Reading

Kaneland

School Board talks bond refunding, Cenergistic savings

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday viewed presentations regarding the district’s current bond refunding program, as well as the savings generated during the first year of participation in an energy conservation program. Bob Lewis, the district’s financial advisor, reported that refunding some of the general obligation bonds that used to equip Harter Middle School generated… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Sugar Grove

Dec. 3 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 • Hassan Imran, 19, of the 1300 block of Hall Street, Sugar Grove, was charged with sale of tobacco to a minor under 18 years of age while working… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Photos: Light it up!

Karen McCannon lit the Sugar Grove Christmas Tree on Nov. 27. It was a very cold evening, and a small group of people gathered for the event at Cross Street and Route 47. Sign FX created a sign that was posted near the Sugar Grove Christmas Tree to acknowledge all the people and businesses that… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A holiday wish list for Kane County animals in need

KANE COUNTY—With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s a good time to reflect on those who are less fortunate, both the two-legged and four-legged kind. That’s why the staff at Kane County Animal Control recently entered into a partnership with Northwestern Medicine, located in Warrenville, Ill. Stephanie Gregory, manager of HR Programs, is… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events

Get ready to Jinglepalooza

Christmas event to return to Elburn and Countryside Community Center Friday ELBURN—Jinglepalooza is back, bigger and better than ever. The second annual holiday event will take place Friday, Dec. 4, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St. “Last year, we had roughly 300 people come by,” event… Keep Reading

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Elburn

A successful stroll

Annual Elburn Christmas event a hit ELBURN—This year’s Elburn Christmas Stroll, by all counts, was a success. According to Town and Country Library Youth Services Director Dwayne Nelson, about 1,000 adults and children came to the library between 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Christmas Stroll coordinator and DaCapo Music Studio owner Ben Westfall said… Keep Reading

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