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Public supports reassigned Kaneland art teacher

KANELAND—Community members at Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting spoke passionately on behalf of art teacher Carleen Gregg. Gregg, an art specialist at Kaneland High School, has taught there the past six years. However, due to a reduction in fine arts staff for the 2015-16 school year, her job has been changed so that she will… Keep Reading


Fine Arts Festival organizers find ‘magic combination’

MAPLE PARK—Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) Artistic Director Diane McFarlin couldn’t be happier with Sunday’s 16th annual Fine Arts Festival. “In our informal conversations, we felt this was one of our best,” said McFarlin, who also serves as assistant principal at Kaneland High School. ”We hit this magic combination of really cool people.” McFarlin felt the… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to family

Thanks to my family for hosting my 90th birthday party. Thanks to all the family and friends that came to the party. Also, thanks for the cards from the people who couldn’t be there. It was all just wonderful, and I will cherish the memories forever. I really do feel blessed. Norma Farley Aurora Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: ‘Is it orphaned?’

by Donna Tate Director of Education Programs, Fox Valley Wildlife Center Among the nearly 3,000 animals the Fox Valley Wildlife Center takes in each year, the majority are the wild babies. Sometimes these new lives come to us with obvious signs of injury or trauma that necessitate human intervention. Other times, the demise of the… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Rewarding those who do as Louise Cooper did

We annually award the Louise Cooper Community Service Award scholarship to a Kaneland High School senior or a graduate enrolled in college undergrad programs. This year, the group of applicants was so strong, we had no choice but to award two Louise Cooper scholarships. The recipients will be named during Kaneland Senior Honors Night on… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to voters

A simple thank you seems inadequate to express my gratitude to everyone who supported my re-election to the Elburn Village Board. Whether you voted for me or for the other fine candidates, I promise to work diligently to keep Elburn that special place we all love. Bill Grabarek Elburn Keep Reading


JSS teacher an Educator of the Year nominee

KANELAND—Jessica Dixon, a second-grade teacher at John Shields Elementary School (JSS), recently was overcome with emotion upon learning that she was nominated for a Kane County Educator of the Year award. “I cried—happy tears, of course. I was so overwhelmed that I had to sit down. I was shaking so bad,” Dixon said. Dixon is… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Kaminski Chiropractic opens in Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE—Michael Kaminski of Kaminski Chiropractic in Geneva recently expanded his services to Sugar Grove. His second chiropractic location, Sugar Grove Kaminski Chiropractic, is located at 40 Terry Drive, next to Rocky’s Dojo and Gym. Sugar Grove Kaminski Chiropractic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon; and… Keep Reading


Kaneland prepares for 16th annual Fine Arts Festival

MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland Fine Arts Festival this weekend will once again bring visual and musical artists to Kaneland High School to benefit its students and the community alike. The 16th annual Fine Arts Festival will take place Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is free of charge to attend. In addition, more… Keep Reading

Consolidated Election 2015 results

The public has spoken. The 2015 Consolidated Election featured contested races for Kaneland School Board, Elburn and Kaneville village boards, Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District and Waubonsee Community College Board. Election Day Tuesday produced some surprises, a few landslides and, ultimately, new trustee faces for Kaneland, Elburn and Kaneville. Blackberry Township Road District Limiting… Keep Reading


Elburn approves tentative budget

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday unanimously approved the village’s tentative budget. A public hearing regarding the budget will take place on Monday, April 20. “Other changes (to the tentative budget) can be made,” said Village Finance Director Doug Elder. The tentative budget includes bargaining for part-time police; however, full-time police or public works still… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove authorizes Queens Gate Circle project

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday authorized a sanitary sewer project for Queens Gate Circle in Sugar Grove. Streets and Properties Supervisor Geoff Payton was made aware of a problem regarding Queens Gate Circle earlier this year. “On New Years Eve, we received a call on Queens Gate Circle,” Payton said. “Underneath the… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park seeks to fill village government positions

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis on Tuesday reiterated that the village still seeks to fill three empty trustee positions, one Planning Commission seat, and three Zoning Board of Appeals seats. “All across the village government, we are in need of assistance,” Curtis said. She stated that although the village has received phone calls… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves budget

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its budget for the fiscal year, beginning May 1, 2015, and ending April 30, 2016. The budget shows total expenses exceeding total revenue by $97,490. “Our expenses exceed our total revenue because we will be using money from our reserve fund for road projects this… Keep Reading


Superheroes join annual Dewey Dash

ELBURN—Mary Lynn Alms and her volunteer crew hope everyone will don their favorite superhero capes and masks and join the 11th annual Dewey Dash, the Town and Country Library’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s dash event will take place Sunday, April 12, at the library, 320 E. North St. It will include a 5K course that… Keep Reading


Photos: Batter up

Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, located in downtown Elburn, held an Opening Day Celebration on Monday. The pub handed out free baseball-themed giveaways and raffles to guests. Proceeds from the raffles went to the Kidney Foundation and The Elburn Food Pantry. Ballpark food was served, including classic Chicago-style hotdogs. Local businesses show support by donating… Keep Reading


Solid Waste Plan Update draft open for public comment

KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources has issued a draft of the 2015 Kane County Solid Waste Plan Update for public review. The 45-day public comment period began March 11 and will end Saturday, April 25. The 2015 Update draft is available at www.countyofkane.org/Recycling/Pages/solidWastePlan.aspx, and a hard copy will be on… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions March Calendar winners

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions’ March Calendar Raffle: Chris Mulvihill, c/o Tom Reynolds—Rob & Tom (twice), Jan & Butch, Tisheena Gallagher, Marilyn Larsen, Natalie Warne, Deb Homesley, Dave Rissman and Bob Burkholder, all of Elburn; c/o Jim Diehl—Elburn Seniors, Steve/Pam Hall and Cindy Lochmann of Maple Park; Steve Hauser of Hinckley;… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Elburn

Elburn Ladies Golf League seeks golfers

ELBURN—The Elburn Ladies Golf League is looking for women to join its league at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Lane, Sugar Grove. Beginner golfers are welcome. The nine-hole league plays on Wednesday mornings, beginning May 13 and ending in September, with a tee-off time of 7:30 a.m. An informational coffee time will take place… Keep Reading

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