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Health & Wellness/Regional

What to do if you find a stray dog

ILLINOIS—Pets are considered a part of the family for many pet owners. The unique personalities and characteristics our pets possess are irreplaceable, and it can be heartbreaking to lose their company. Stray dogs are a growing problem in the United States, and a majority of these strays are forced to wander the dangerous streets or… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Feeling crafty?

Sugar Grove Public Library to host holiday paper crafting event Nov. 19 SUGAR GROVE—Adults interested in taking a break and creating some crafty holiday gift items can head to the Sugar Grove Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 19 for a holiday paper crafting program. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in… Keep Reading

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Elburn blood drive Nov. 21 at Bob Jass

ELBURN—A community blood drive will take place at Bob Jass Chevrolet, 300 S. Main St., Elburn, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to receiving a long-sleeved T-shirt, all donors will get a $10 gift card to The Corner Grind, and will be entered to win a $200 gift card… Keep Reading


Kaneland High School to present ‘Romeo and Juliet’

KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-22, in the KHS auditorium. Friday and Saturday performances will take place at 7 p.m., with the Sunday performance at 2 p.m. An understudy performance will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. The classic tale of two… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Giving tree

Volunteers raise money to decorate evergreen tree on Cross Street SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Karen McCannon (aka Jo-Jo the Clown) has gotten her wish: the evergreen tree near the Sugar Grove welcome sign at Route 47 and Cross Street will be decorated with lights for Christmas. McCannon started recruiting volunteers to raise money for the… Keep Reading

A view of a mixed variety flower garden

U of I Extension Honors Kane Master Gardeners

KANE COUNTY—University of Illinois Extension celebrated its Kane County Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night in October. The dedicated volunteer group has already completed more than 3,500 hours of service for 2015. “University of Illinois Extension appreciates everything our amazing volunteers do to make the Master Gardener program a success for our Kane… Keep Reading


KEA well-represented at School Board meeting

by Molly Benstein KANELAND—Kaneland Education Association (KEA) members were present in force at Monday’s School Board meeting to identify themselves to the board and show their pride as educators. Lori Shroka, KEA president and a member of the negotiating team, revealed that a 297-to-13 vote took place in favor of an intent to strike. A… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer ECFPD Fire Station 11-11-15-4

Fire District moves into new building on Route 38

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District was fully operational Monday in its new location on Route 38 after the move that took place over the weekend. Assistant Fire Chief of Operations Tate Haley stressed that the new building was not built for today, but rather for five, 10 and 15 years from now. “In… Keep Reading


School Board adopts tentative levy

by Molly Benstein KANELAND—Kaneland Board of Education president Teresa Witt on Monday presented the $44,150,000 tax levy for 2015, as proposed at the previous board meeting on Oct. 26. Witt said that the tentative levy would add 1.6 percent to next year’s operating budget. The board voted 5-2 to adopt the tentative levy. Additional discussion… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Library announces business card opportunity

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library recently announced a new opportunity for local business owners to obtain a Business Library Card. The Library Board of Trustees approved the amended Library Card Policy on Oct. 29, and staff are busy working to promote the change. A Business Library Card is available to any organizational entity, profit or… Keep Reading

Events/Faith/Sugar Grove

It’s a small world after all

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church to host multi-ethnic dinner event SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host its “It’s a Small World” dinner event on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community Building, located on 141 Main St. The event is organized by the church’s Mission Team, and… Keep Reading


Administration-business-labor reach agreement on unemployment insurance

SPRINGFIELD—Governor Bruce Rauner recently announced that his administration has reached an agreement with business groups and labor organizations to reform and improve Illinois’ unemployment insurance system. “We have a lot of work left to turn around Illinois, but today’s agreement is a step towards making us more competitive so we can increase investment in the… Keep Reading


Photos: Successful swap

The Authentic Moms’ Swap Shop was help Saturday morning at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center. The Swap Shop provides a chance for families to swap out things they no longer need for things they do. All items not swapped were donated to charity. Authentic Moms is a local Christian women’s group, and the Swap… Keep Reading


Wild about Wildlife Nov. 15

ST. CHARLES—Come to Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles, on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. for a fun-filled say with the Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) staff. The event includes presentations from the FVWC, biologists from the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services and the Northern Illinois Raptor Center. There will… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Meat raffle Nov. 14

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove American Legion, 65 First St., Sugar Grove, will host a Thanksgiving meat raffle on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. Karaoke will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call (630) 466-9700. Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KJST Vets Day 11-11-15-7

Saluting our vets

Kaneland schools celebrate Veterans Day KANELAND—Although Veterans Day is only one day in length, the students of John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn have spent the last couple months preparing ways to show their appreciation. According to Art Specialist Heidi Gilkey, starting in September, students began crafting different art projects to be used as decoration… Keep Reading

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Kane County Cougars/Regional

Cougars unveil new logo

GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars announced Tuesday a re-branded team and organizational identity, as logos, team apparel, merchandise and all other identifiers of the Cougars team and organization will reflect a new look. The focal point of the redesign is the Cougars’ new primary logo, which serves as an exciting look and departure from the previous… Keep Reading

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