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Kaneville Village Board discusses road damage

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board on June 18 addressed two instances of road damage within the village. On Merrill Road, there are some divots that the board believes were caused by heavy trucks owned by Nicor. The board believes Nicor should be responsible for fixing the road damage. “I don’t want to see (Nicor trucks) cutting… Keep Reading


Electric aggregation letters hitting mailboxes this week

KANE COUNTY—Residents and small businesses in unincorporated Kane County, excluding Aurora and Dundee Townships, should expect to receive detailed information about the new electric aggregation program in their mailboxes this week. Letters will be sent by Dynegy Energy Services and include the Kane County seal on the envelope, so residents should be on the lookout… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to local businesses

A special thank you to Laurie and Paul at Kaneville Tree Farms for donating four new beautiful trees, and to Dan and Sue Strang of Strang Landscaping for digging and planting our new trees on Merrill Road. The Village Board and I would also like to thank Chris at A Cut Above Landscaping for donating… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Regional

Fireworks pose safety hazard

SPRINGFIELD—With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds Illinois residents to leave fireworks to the experts. Many injuries and fires occur each year from these devices and therefore should be used only by trained professionals. Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders of all ages. As the… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Aurora resident named Waubonsee Student Trustee

SUGAR GROVE—Jesse Garner of Aurora was recently elected to serve as Waubonsee Community College’s Student Trustee for the 2015-16 academic year. Garner was seated at the college’s board of trustees meeting June 17. The student trustee serves as the liaison between the Waubonsee Board of Trustees and the college’s students, representing students’ interests at the… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Kendall County clerk/recorder named Waubonsee Featured Alumnus

Kendall County Clerk and Recorder Debbie Gillette of Yorkville doesn’t necessarily consider herself a politician. Rather, she sees herself as an elected official, chosen to serve the people of the county. For the way she has served the area’s growing population through her oversight of county records and elections, Waubonsee Community College recently named Gillette… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Regional

NWS, emergency management seek to save lives

SPRINGFIELD—Recent thunderstorms have produced spectacular lightning shows, but the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies urge people to stay safe by heading indoors during storms as part of Lightning Safety Awareness Week this week. “There’s no safe place outdoors when lightning is in the area,” IEMA… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove native writes from experience

LAKE GENEVA, WIS.—Tammy Schmidt believes in writing what she knows. And her sixth book, “Post-Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome,” is based on a very real experience. “I’ve been writing since I was 14, and my work has changed drastically over the years,” said Schmidt, who publishes under her maiden name, Tamara Lyon. “My early work was… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

JoJo the Clown bike parade set for July 4

SUGAR GROVE—JoJo the Clown’s annual Sugar Grove 4th of July parade will begin lining up on Friday, July 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Kaneland John Shields Elementary School. The parade will start at 1 p.m. This will be the 12th annual Sugar Grove bike parade, which has taken place every year… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market going strong

The Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market takes places every Saturday this summer. Dates & Location:   Every Saturday, June- September, Rain or Shine, 8 a.m. to noon. Village of Sugar Grove Municipal Center Parking Lot 10 Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 (Corner of Rt. 30 & Municipal Dr.) Weekly Market Contact: Pat Graceffa, (630) 466-1014 E-mail:… Keep Reading


Injured fawn healing nicely, but faces a long recovery

ELBURN—The caregivers at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) recently reported that a fawn that was hit by a car and brought to the center nearly a month ago is making a good recovery. “The fawn was lucky; he only had a hairline fracture,” FVWC Animal Care Specialist Robert Schuman said. Schuman said that often… Keep Reading

Teresa Witt
Kaneland School Board President

School Board trustees attend mandatory training

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on June 9 met to participate in mandatory training. Trustee Pedro Rivas was absent from the training. He is scheduled to make up the training at a later date. Regarding the training, School Board President Teresa Witt said Kaneland School District attorneys presented trustees with information that is required by the… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove fireworks renamed to honor Bohler

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Fireworks have been renamed in honor of former village trustee Bob Bohler. “Bob was the key person in that he was the guy who got all the donations and set everything up,” trustee Kevin Geary said. “Last year, he asked me to step in and take over where he… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Library to celebrate ‘Folktale Heroes’

SUGAR GROVE—Children and adults alike can travel to the Sugar Grove Public Library this weekend to learn about “Folktale Heroes from Around the World.” Bilingual Storyteller Karen Schmidt will tell some hero-themed folktales during the “Folktale Heroes from Around the World” event on Saturday, June 20, 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room C of the library,… Keep Reading


Elburn to lift restrictions on Jewel shopping center

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted 4-1 to lift restrictions on the type of development allowed in the Elburn Crossings parcel on Main Street and Route 38, where the Jewel-Osco is currently located. Trustee Jeff Walker was the lone vote against the item. Trustee John Krukoff was absent from the meeting. The initial agreement… Keep Reading


Forest Preserve purchase of Patten property moving forward

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board trustees on Monday were more receptive to the Kane County Forest Preserve’s request to purchase commercial property on Route 47 after Kane County Board member Drew Frasz came back with a few incentives to sweeten the deal. Village Board members were less than enthusiastic about the request during a discussion at a… Keep Reading

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