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Maple Park Make and Take Dec. 2

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest Committee will host the fifth annual Kids’ Holiday Make and Take on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Park American Legion, 203 Main St., Maple Park. Come out for an evening of crafting. Children and parents can visit different craft stations to create holiday ornaments… Keep Reading

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At long last

Anderson Road overpass completion scheduled for Dec. 7 ELBURN—“It’s finally here.” Those three words were recently uttered by Village President Dave Anderson regarding the completion of Elburn’s long-awaited Anderson Road overpass. The Anderson Road overpass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Route 38 and Keslinger Road will open on Monday, Dec. 7. The Kane… Keep Reading

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Lighting a FUSE

New Elburn gym offers fun, friendship and fitness ELBURN—FUSE Gym owners and trainers Jessica Humay and her sister Heather Nanni were both active in sports while growing up, playing soccer and tennis. A cardiac nurse by profession, Humay worked in the pre- and post-catheterization labs of several medical centers where patients would come for diagnosis… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Get in-FUSE-d

We invite our readers this week to check out Elburn Herald reporter Susan O’Neill’s story on FUSE, the latest gym to set up shop in the Elburn area. Located on Herra Street, just off Thyrelius Street, FUSE Gym occupies a two-story, 4,300-square-foot building, and features everything from self-propelled cardio equipment and state-of-the-art heart rate monitors… Keep Reading


Food Pantry receives ‘Investing in Illinois’ award

ELBURN—Countryside Food Pantry recently won an AT&T Investing in Illinois Award for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. Countryside Food Pantry will receive $1,000 from AT&T to be used to purchase the necessary food items that the pantry distributes to its clients each week. “There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in Illinois.… Keep Reading


Deal or no deal

Residents return to voice concerns about Patten property sale ELBURN—Several local residents attended the Elburn Village Board meeting on Monday night to express their concerns regarding the the Kane County Forest Preserve District’s potential purchase of the 18-acre Patten property on Route 47 in Elburn. The item was not on the agenda for discussion, and… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Trustee spot available on Maple Park Library Board

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Public Library has one immediate opening on its board of trustees. Trustees volunteer their time to make a difference on issues related to library operations and programming. The board meets eight times per fiscal year at 7 p.m., with upcoming meetings on the following dates: Dec 3, March 3, April 7,… Keep Reading

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Anderson Road overpass set to open Dec. 7

ELBURN—The much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Anderson Road Overpass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the intersection of Anderson Road and Prairie Valley Street, Elburn. The overpass of the busy Union Pacific West Line railroad tracks on the east of the village of Elburn will enhance public… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events/Sugar Grove

Salvation Army brings Christmas kettles to Kaneland area

ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland area. In the past, Conley Outreach, a Salvation Army Extension site, coordinated these area kettles. This year, a new procedure is in place. Volunteers for all area kettles, including Elburn and Sugar Grove, are being scheduled online through the… Keep Reading


Metra OKs price hike

Increase will include Monthly Pass, 10-Ride and One-Way Tickets KANE COUNTY—Kane County commuters will be interested to know that the cost of their monthly passes, 10-rides and one-way train tickets are about to go up. The Metra Board of Directors on Nov. 12 approved a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Patience pays off

Sugar Grove awarded $2.15 million judgment SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove on Friday was awarded a judgment of $2,150,400 in a lawsuit against Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland regarding refusal to pay for improvements to the village’s Settlers Ridge subdivision. The subdivision in 2008 was left with incomplete streets and other sections. Improvements… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Maple Park Make and Take Dec. 2

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest Committee will host the fifth annual Kids’ Holiday Make and Take on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Park American Legion, 203 Main St., Maple Park. Come out for an evening of crafting. Children and parents can visit different craft stations to create holiday ornaments… Keep Reading


Elburn ranked 27th safest community in Illinois

ELBURN—The village of Elburn was recently ranked No. 27 on the the list of Top 50 Safest Cities in Illinois. The list, created by Safewise, was updated Nov. 9 and ranks communities according to a variety of statistics, including violent crimes per 1,000 population and property crimes per 1,000 population. The Elburn ranking entry stated… Keep Reading


State of the union

KEA representatives host public forum regarding ongoing salary negotiations with Board of Education KANELAND—Representatives from the Kaneland Education Association (KEA) have emphasized that Kaneland School District teachers deserve a salary structure that is competitive, attracts them with a sound base income and promotes their retention. The KEA reiterated that message during a Nov. 12 public… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness/Regional

Home fire danger peaks during holiday season

Elburn-area restoration specialists cite statistics on escalated cooking, candle fire risk ELBURN—As the holiday season approaches and families gear up for decorating their homes and hosting large gatherings of friends and family, the fire and water restoration professionals at SERVPRO® in the Elburn area remind homeowners to take note of some sobering statistics about home… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Students remain the highest priority for KEA

The members of the Kaneland Education Association (KEA) are committed to creating and maintaining a high-quality education in the schools that serve the students and community in District 302. We understand and recognize the importance and value of high-quality professional educators who strive for success in all students. In approaching these contract negotiations, we have… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Welcome to the club’

I attended the last District 302 board meeting and spoke my piece about the high costs of property taxes in this county. Coming from DuPage County, I can attest that Kane is much higher, from my perspective. I knew this coming in and felt the charm of the community—more-open living and cheaper home prices—would make… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A letter from Kaneland Superintendent Leden

I am reaching out to you to share some concerns that emerged throughout the day Monday. There has been a rash of vandalism and graffiti at Kaneland High School. This damage has been in a variety of areas inside the building, especially in the boys and girls bathrooms. These markings range from expletives to explicit… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Rich Harvest Farms loses UL International Crown

SUGAR GROVE—Those who were looking forward to the UL International Crown coming to Sugar Grove next year received some disappointing news last week. This global golf tournament, which will feature the top female golfers in the world in a team match-play event, was scheduled to come to Rich Harvest Farms July 19-24, 2016. The news… Keep Reading

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