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Help a family that has given so much

The Maple Park Family Fund represents small-town living at its finest. For 23 years, the Family Fund has hosted fundraisers every Christmas to help less-fortunate local residents. Though many people work together to make the Maple Park Family Fund a success, Julie Little has been its driving force every year since its inception. The Little… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

That day 14 years ago was just like any other Tuesday, Blue sky and people going about their daily lives. Then the unthinkable happened: aircraft were used as weapons that snuffed out thousands of lives in a heartbeat. New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., all felt the immediate impact of those aircraft crashing.… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions All Wheel Show Oct. 4

ELBURN—The 22nd annual fall classic Elburn Lions All Wheel Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 (destination cruise), and Sunday, Oct. 4 (show), at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., Elburn. Gates open at 8 a.m.; registration closes at noon. No dogs or outside alcohol allowed. The cost is $20 at the gate or $15… Keep Reading

Big Rock/Elburn/Events/Sugar Grove

Fourth annual Conley Walk Sept. 13

BIG ROCK—The fourth annual Bruce Conley Memorial Walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 13, at McCannon Farm, 45W134 Raymond Road, Big Rock (just west of Sugar Grove). Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The run will begin at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Conley Outreach Community Services in memory of its founder, Bruce… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Chamber to host inaugural trick-or-treat event

SUGAR GROVE—Get your pillowcases and plastic pumpkins ready to collect even more candy this Halloween. The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host its inaugural Business Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon for costumed kids and their parents. “We want to take this opportunity to promote the… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Little benefit at Bootlegger’s Sept. 19

MAPLE PARK—A fundraiser for the family of Randy and Julie Little will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at Bootlegger’s Bar, Grill and Pizza, 107 Main St., Maple Park. The Little family the past eight and a half months has been involved in a fight for Randy’s health following a colon cancer diagnosis—a… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Jerry’s fleet of grills

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets Sugar Grove During his senior year at the University of Illinois—and shortly before we met—my husband Jerry moved into a tiny top-floor apartment in Urbana, Ill. He soon realized he had nowhere to set up his Smokey Joe Weber grill, which for him was an emergency. But he… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Go fly a kite, Sugar Grove

Park District to host kite festival in October SUGAR GROVE—A free kite-themed event will take place Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The event will be presented by the Sugar Grove Park District and feature professional kite flyers, hot air balloons, entertainment and… Keep Reading


Learning infusion

KANELAND—Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Fusion is coming to Kaneland. The award-winning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) enrichment program is currently available to Kaneland students in grades fourth through eighth, as well as its teachers. “It’s very exciting to be able to offer such a unique opportunity for these students who typically don’t… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Golf/Kaneland

Kaneland Foundation golf outing Sept. 17

KANELAND—The Kaneland Foundation’s annual golf outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Beth Sterkel at (630) 365-8295 or email Online registration is now open at under the Webstore tab. The Kaneland Foundation is a non-profit… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Holiday in the Grove barbecue dinner Sept. 10

SUGAR GROVE—The Holiday in the Grove Committee will host a 5-B’s drive-thru barbecue dinner on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Sugar Grove Walgreens, located on Route 47. Meal choices include one chicken or a pork chop for $10, or two chickens, pork chops or a mix for… Keep Reading


Under ad-visement

School Board approves amended advertising policy KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday evening approved an amended policy for advertising on School District property, subject to approval by the School District’s attorney. The board voted 6-1 to approve the policy, with board member Peter Lopatin casting the lone “no” vote. The policy outlines restrictions on advertising… Keep Reading


Elburn Days 2015 Livestock Sale results

ELBURN—The following transactions took place during the Elburn Days 2015 Livestock Sale: • Grand Champion Market Hog, owned by Cody Pitstick, sold for $3.10 a pound at 283 pounds to Bill Davey of First State Bank of Mendota. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog, owned by Maxx Miller, sold for $2.30 a pound at 300… Keep Reading


Mumm recognized for assistance with literacy drive

KANELAND—A Kaneland administrator got a special thank you gift at the Kaneland School Board meeting Monday evening from a local social organization for her help with a recent book drive. Joe Kryszak, who leads the literacy program for the Elburn Lions Club, gave a plaque to Dr. Sarah Mumm, Kaneland’s director of Educational Services K-5,… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves leash ordinance amendment

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed an ordinance to amend Section 6-2-7, pertaining to the required length of leashes on dogs. As of right now, the current ordinance states dogs must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet; however, the new ordinance would be worded so that a dog must be… Keep Reading


Church donates to School District

KANELAND—Kaneland Associate Superintendent Julie-Ann Fuchs on Monday reported that Heritage of Faith Church, which had used Harter Middle School for worship services and social functions, notified the district that it was disbanding and wanted to make a donation to the Kaneland School District. Fuchs said the district received a check for $3,000 that the church… Keep Reading


Rained out

Kaneville Fest 2015 soldiers on despite wet conditions KANEVILLE—In spite of almost a year’s worth of planning for this year’s Kaneville Fest, there was one thing festival chair Pat Hill couldn’t prepare for: the weather. “We had a low turnout this year (because of the weather),” Hill said. “We had two and one-eighth inches of… Keep Reading

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