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Sugar Grove

Introducing the Sugar Grove Herald

In a continual effort to better represent the Kaneland community and its municipalities, the Elburn Herald is proud to announce its new Sugar Grove Herald publication, which will debut on Thursday, July 2. A project with roots dating back to as far as 2001, the Sugar Grove Herald newspaper will devote the majority of its… Keep Reading


Elburn residents to see lower electric rate in August

ELBURN—Elburn residents will see a new, lower rate on their electric bill, beginning in August. According to a press release from the village, when Com Ed released its new annual rate, beginning this month, the projected rate of 7.13 cents per kilowatt hour was lower than the negotiated Elburn aggregation rate of 7.32 cents per… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market returns

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market is returning for its 14th year, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the market. Organizer Pat Graceffa said the weekly Saturday market began with four volunteers. A couple of years ago, the volunteers got burned out and turned it over to a management company. “That nearly destroyed… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel celebrates namesake’s 90th birthday

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel, born in Chicago on June 8, 1925, would have been 90 years old on Monday. Accordingly, Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill in Elburn held an all-day celebration in honor of its namesake. Gaedel, born with dwarfism, grew to be only 3 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighed just 65 pounds. During World War… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Search continues for Corn Boil Medallion

SUGAR GROVE—The good news is that this year’s Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion search has already outlasted last year’s brief campaign. This is the eighth year in which the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee has hosted a public medallion search. The medallion is made of glass and emblazond with the likeness of Bob Carroll, who… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel requests variance for live entertainment

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill owner Annette Theobald recently requested a variance from the village of Elburn that would allow her restaurant to feature live entertainment and dancing. Although the space within the venue doesn’t allow for a separate dance floor, Theobald said she wants to leave that option in the variance description. “You can’t… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Holiday in the Grove Committee seeks members

SUGAR GROVE—Holiday in the Grove Committee seeks additional members. The committee has already begun planning this year’s event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. The residents of Sugar Grove and surrounding towns look forward to each year’s Holiday in the Grove event, and the committee has tried very hard to keep up the tradition.… Keep Reading


Elburn Days Craft Fair booth deadline extended

ELBURN—Still thinking of displaying your talents at the Elburn Days Craft Fair this August? The Elburn Chamber has extended the deadline for booth reservations. For more information or to have an application emailed to you, call the chamber office at (630) 365-2295 or visit www.elburn.com. This year’s Elburn Days Craft Fair will take place Friday,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Looking super

The Sugar Grove Public Library kicked off its summer reading program Saturday with activities and fun for both children and adults. Kids joined in the Super Hero Training Camp and made a superhero mask, cape and other crafts. Horse lovers enjoyed Horse Heroes, a special live horse demonstration with four horses and their riders. And… Keep Reading


Kaneland upgrades student management system

Kaneland—As part of Kaneland’s ongoing commitment to effective communication, School District 302 will offer an upgraded student management system to district families. With increased access to relevant student information, parents can stay up to date on important aspects of their student’s performance, such as attendance and grades. Not only will the new system increase the… Keep Reading

Boys Basketball/Kaneland

Johnson the ‘recommended candidate’ for West Aurora varsity basketball coach position

AURORA—Kaneland’s Brian Johnson on Tuesday was named the recommended candidate for the physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach vacancies at West Aurora High School, pending School Board approval on Monday, June 15. Johnson has been the head varsity boys basketball coach at Kaneland High School since 2009, with an overall record of 99-68.… Keep Reading


A sweet walk

Hill’s Country Store was awarded Volunteer Business of the Year at the annual Sweetness Run/Walk in Yorkville Saturday. Owner Pat Hill received an embossed football by Connie, Jarrett and Britteny Payton, the family of the late Chicago Bears Hall of Fame player Walter Payton. Mary Niceley (from left), Britteny Payton, Alexa Hill, Pat Hill, Jarrett… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Here comes summer reading

Great news, kids: Local libraries this summer will offer their respective take on the summer reading program. All four local libraries—Elburn, Sugar Grove, Maple Park and Kaneville—are in on the reading fun this summer, with programs available to all little bookworms in the Kaneland community. Regardless of where you live, summer-reading fun is always nearby.… Keep Reading


Photos: Heavy Metal

Construction of the Anderson Road overpass is ramping up, as four large beams, on their way to Elburn from Wausau, Wisc., came through downtown Elburn the morning of June 4. Turning left on North Street, the oversized beams on the tractor trailers were delivered to the contruction site. Keep Reading


Movie night at Hill’s Country Store June 12

KANEVILLE—Anyone interested in some low-cost family entertainment is invited to Hill’s Country Store on Friday, June 12, for cartoons beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the feature presentation, Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” at 8 p.m. “I haven’t had a chance to check yet, but if it’s raining (that night), I hope we can move into the… Keep Reading


Hultgren named to Congressional- Executive Commission on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) was recently appointed to the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). The commission was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China; to establish and maintain a list of victims of human rights… Keep Reading

Illinois Law Now Q&A

Illinois Law Now Q&A for June 2015

ILLINOIS—The following is an ongoing series of short answers to common legal questions distributed monthly by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Press Association. Question: What new Illinois laws are in place to help keep boaters safe? Answer: One new law requires boaters to display a bright orange flag from the highest point of… Keep Reading


Payton Foundation walk to honor Kaneville’s Hill

KANEVILLE—Pat Hill has touched the lives of many during her time as a Kaneville resident, village president and owner of Hill’s Country Store. Known for her generous and caring demeanor, Hill last year was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. The community immediately sprang into action in an attempt to help Hill during her battle.… Keep Reading

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