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Letter: Vote for Oliver, Delgado on April 7

Please vote for Rebecca Oliver (No. 1) and Jimmie Delgado (No. 4) for Waubonsee Community College trustees on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot. There are four candidates for two positions. Ms. Oliver has been a WCC trustee for 18 years and is currently our vice-chairman. She is very knowledgeable about our college, and she… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote for Krukoff April 7

John Krukoff deserves your vote for Elburn Village Trustee on April 7. He will bring six years of experience as a Planning Commission member, along with those analytical skills honed with his M.B.A. and his diverse professional and life experiences. Given his background, he is “board ready,” and I would be proud to serve with… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Senior citizens for better schools

We as seniors are for better schools because it protects our property values. We don’t have any children in schools any more (maybe grandchildren); however, we are very concerned about our tax dollars. The percentage of our tax bill is over 50 percent to schools, so we are interested in how these tax dollars are… Keep Reading

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Dewey Dash April 12

The 11th annual Dewey Dash 5K run/walk will take place Sunday, April 12, at the Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The 5K course is USATF certified and professionally timed. A 1-mile fun run is also available. All participants will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and the best post-race snacks around,… Keep Reading

Deb helps her father, Jerome (Red) Wiltse, unload 
sweet corn at the Wiltse's original farm stand 
on Route 38 while Mary looks on.     Courtesy Photo
Maple Park/Regional

Wiltse farm celebrates 50 years

MAPLE PARK—It’s hard for Marie Wiltse to realize that it’s been 50 years since she and her family opened their farm stand on Route 38 in Maple Park. “They go by too fast,” she said. In addition to celebrating 50 years of farm stand business at the current location, Wiltse will also celebrate her 75th… Keep Reading

Halikias and Graceffa
Sugar Grove

Friends again

Friends of the Sugar Grove Library group reforms, rebuilds SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library is hoping to make new Friends and reconnect with some old ones. The Friends of the Sugar Grove Library, which disbanded in 2011 in protest over the firing of beloved long-time library director Beverly Holmes Hughes, is restarting and looking… Keep Reading


School Board approves 2015-16 staffing plan

Elementary Library Resources Director position eliminated KANELAND—In front of a meeting room packed with residents and Kaneland School District staff, the Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to approve next school year’s staffing plan. Board members Teresa Witt and Tony Valente voted no, while members Gale Pavlak and Pedro Rivas vocalized their yes vote,… Keep Reading

Elburn/Regional/Sugar Grove

Two area businesses fail liquor compliance test

ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—On March 19, the Illinois Liquor Control Comission (ILCC), in conjunction with the Secretary of State Police, conducted 11 underage compliance checks. The following Kaneland-area establishments failed this compliance check: • Chico’s Cantina, Elburn • Village Liquor, Sugar Grove The following Kaneland-area establishments passed the compliance check by refusing to sell liquor to the ILCC… Keep Reading

April 7, 2015/Elburn

Election: Elburn Village Board

Four trustees will compete for three open Elburn Village Board seats on the Tuesday, April 7, Consolidated Election ballot. William Grabarek William Grabarek sees the role of board trustee as someone who holds a fiduciary duty to residents. As a fiduciary, one must exercise the highest degree of care in fulfilling their responsibility to residents.… Keep Reading

April 7, 2015/Kaneville

Election: Kaneville Village Board trustee

Five candidates will compete for three open seats on the Kaneville Village Board Tuesday, April 7. Paul Ross Kaneville Village Board trustee Paul Ross will seek re-election on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot, having served on the board since 2006. Ross views the role of village trustee as one that works to complement the… Keep Reading


March 26 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 • Alice L. Rensner, 28, of the 1000 block of Greenfield Circle, Geneva, was charged at 3:40 a.m. on March 7 with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: We’re all mad here!

Avenue J Studios presented Alice @ Wonderland on Saturday and Sunday at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove campus. “Welcome to the fantastical world of Wonderland—where animals talk, nothing makes sense, and everyone is mad!” director Jennifer Madziarczyk said. Kaneland Harter Middle School (KHMS) seventh grader Jillian Anderson (left) played the role of Queen of Hearts… Keep Reading

McNair Field not in play for Elburn baseball league

ELBURN—Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball teams will not play at McNair Field, after discussions with the land owner to renegotiate a lease with Blackberry Township reached an impasse late last year. After the expiration of a 10-year lease between Blackberry Township and Burr Ridge, Ill., company Transmission Relay Corporation, the township was able to negotiate… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Creepy-crawly encounter

Cub Scout Pack 347’s Blue and Gold Banquet dinner ceremony took place Sunday at Riverview Banquets in Batavia. Den leaders shared their experiences with the audience and thanked parents and all the volunteers who helped make this an eventful, successful year. Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles made a special appearance, allowing the Scouts to… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: In support of Kaneland tax payers on April 7

School Board member election time seems to bring out eloquent testimony on behalf of our finest community leaders. I wish we could enlist all the willing candidates to govern our educational and financial systems. We certainly need the best of minds and intentions at this time in Illinois and our Kaneland School District. As voting… Keep Reading

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