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Letter: In defense of first responders

Forty-six years ago I returned to Illinois from my active duty service, which included Vietnam, only to be met by jeers and accusations such as “baby killer” when I wore my uniform. Today, some American citizens are treating our police force even worse, and we should all find that intolerable. Our police, and I would… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: A place where seniors make friends and grow

by Susan Oppenborn Administrative assistant, Elderday Center William Shakespeare once said, “A friend is one that knows you as you are and understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you to grow.“ At Elderday Center, we promote the idea that everyone has something important to contribute to the… Keep Reading

Guest Editorial: Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

by Caroline H. Little President and CEO, Newspaper Association of America President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides towards achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are currently considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kaneland Hall of Fame class recognized

KANELAND—Kaneland High School on May 4 honored past Kaneland graduates and current students during its Academic Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame Program. Kaneland High School (KHS) graduates included in the Hall of Fame induction ceremony included Cali Bergold, Class of 1986; Ken Olson, Class of 1983; and Nic Borg, Class of 2004. The inductees… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Board members remember Bohler

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident and village trustee Bob Bohler passed away on Sunday following hard-fought battle with cancer. Bohler served on the Village Board for 18 years and left a legacy that will be remembered by his family, fellow village residents and board members. Bohler’s peers on the Village Board will remember him for his… Keep Reading

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Kaneville

Kaneville equestrienne recognized by APHA

KANEVILLE—What started as a young girl’s love of horses led to a national championship with the American Paint Horse Association. Erin Kettelkamp, 20, of Kaneville, was recently recognized with champion point status in youth all-around in 2014. She and her horse, Scottish Tank, have participated in shows in a variety of events for nearly 10… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn study to create picture of current, future business

ELBURN—The village of Elburn will hire Northern Illinois University’s Center for Government Studies to develop a profile of Elburn’s current and potential future businesses. The first step in the six-step process will include an assessment of present and expected performance of Elburn’s businesses, a definition of the existing businesses’ market area and customer profiles, and… Keep Reading

Kaneville

Kaneville applies for tornado siren system grant

KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village President Pat Hill on April 16 announced that the village has applied for a grant that would help set up a tornado siren system. The grant, if received, will provide $19,800 toward the system. “It’s worth it to save a life. After what happened in Fairdale (Ill.), we’re just that next small town… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kaneland Krier has impressive showing at NISPA awards

GLEN ELLYN, ILL.—Kaneland Krier staff members on April 17 traveled to the College of DuPage for the annual Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association (NISPA) awards event. The articles submitted for judgment had appeared in Kriers published during the 2014-15 school year. The Krier’s website received the gold certificate for excellence, which is the second-highest award… Keep Reading

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John Stewart students present ‘The Golden Door’

KANELAND—Kaneland John Stewart (KJS) Elementary School students this month demonstrated their love of writing by participating in a progressive story-writing activity. According to Kelli Scardamaglia, KJS fourth-grade teacher and writing coach, the story writing began in kindergarten and each day worked its way to a new classroom and grade level. Six days later, KJS had… Keep Reading

Kaneville

Bateman named Kaneville village clerk

KANEVILLE—Kaneville has found its next village clerk. Village President Pat Hill on April 16 announced that Kaneville resident Angela Bateman will take over the position from Serina Hauser, who resigned in February to spend more time with her family. “We are sad to see (Serina) go, but we are very excited to welcome Angie to… Keep Reading

Elburn

Building permits, inspections up in first quarter of 2015

ELBURN—Building permits issued in Elburn during the first quarter of 2015 are up over those issued in the first quarter of the past seven years, respectively. The 37 building permits for this year’s first quarter compares to 29 in 2014’s first quarter. This year’s permits include five single-family homes, compared to two single-family homes in… Keep Reading

Community Corner

So much to do at the Elburn Community Center

by Ryan Wells, Elburn and Countryside Community Center Board member The Elburn and Countryside Community Center has a ton of things going on this spring and summer, and we want to let the community know how to get involved. First, it is important to point out that the center receives no tax funding, so everything… Keep Reading

Editorial: Remembering Bob

We were saddened to learn of Sugar Grove village trustee Bob Bohler’s passing on Sunday morning. Bohler, 64, brought a lifetime of hard work, respect and dignity to the village—as a resident, community and public servant—and there is no doubt that Sugar Grove is a better place because of him. Elected to the Village Board… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Eddie Gaedel’s black bean burgers are winners

Photo: Taste tester Nicole Fleshman displays one of the five black bean burgers up for review at Eddie Gaedel’s. Taste tester Stacy Ashton (below) samples and documents her opinion. Photos by Patti Wilk ELBURN—Everyone was a winner last week at Eddie Gaedel’s black bean burger tasting. Eddie Gaedel owner Annette Theobald had set up a… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Elburn police officer charged with sexual assault

CAMPTON HILLS—A Campton Hills man on Tuesday was charged with preying on and sexually assaulting a child over a 10-year period. David L. Wright, 53, of the 43W block of McDonald Road, Campton Hills, is charged with 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, each a Class X felony, and 11 counts of criminal sexual… Keep Reading

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Regional/Sugar Grove

Oklahoma City 20 Years Later

Sugar Grove resident Fagel looks back on 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing tragedy, relief effort SUGAR GROVE—Mike Fagel of Sugar Grove had just begun training with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on April 19, 1995, when he received word that the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City had been bombed. Twenty years later,… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Faith

Swap and shop until you drop

Swap Shop returns to Elburn Community Center May 15-16 ELBURN—For eight years, a small group of Christian women in the Elburn area has come together to help families in need. The newest installment of the Authentic Moms Swap Shop is set for Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Frustration with Jordan’s dismissal

I am writing this letter to express my frustration with Old Second Bank (O2). Recently Margie Jordan, the branch manager at Kaneville O2, was terminated after 22 years of service. The reason she was given was “non-performance.” This was the result of her not meeting the required quota of 20 new accounts per month. The… Keep Reading

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