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Maple Park

Acosta recommends pet leash limit redaction

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta on Tuesday made a recommendation to amend the portion of the Maple Park animal control ordinance titled “Running at Large.” Acosta recommended a redaction of the pet leash limit, currently set at 6 feet. “I looked at nine other communities in our area that do not have a… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove discusses illegal solicitors

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Julie Prill on Tuesday requested that the Sugar Grove Village Board include a reminder detailing the permit requirements for solicitors on each residents’ water bill. Prill made the request after she had several people without a permit approached her to solicit new windows, siding and a new roof for her house.… Keep Reading


Village seeks solutions after June 18 Metra parking issue

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board member Jeff Walter wants the village to learn from the parking situation at the Elburn Metra station parking lot in the aftermath of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship celebration on June 18. Walter brought up the topic at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The parking lot was beyond its capacity on the… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: Station to station

A big part of our role as a community publication involves balancing the history and tradition of the Kaneland area with the excitement, anticipation and intrigue that almost always accompanies new construction. This week, we take a look at the ongoing work and construction involved with Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District’s new fire station,… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Rutter family to host NF walk Aug. 1

GENEVA—The Rutter family of Sugar Grove will host its annual Children’s Tumor Foundation 5K/Run Walk 2015 on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve along the Fox River in Geneva. This event is a fundraising effort to raise money to someday find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), and is in honor of the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Join the fun of Bingo during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil

SUGAR GROVE—Three different community organizations are stepping up to provide volunteers for Bingo during Sugar Grove Corn Boil festivities at Volunteer Park, located behind John Shields Elementary School. Corn Boil committee member Pat Graceffa said Holiday in the Grove volunteers will host Bingo from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 24; Farm Friends volunteers… Keep Reading

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Davis participates in National Columbia Junior Show

FAIRMONT, MINN.—Morgan Davis (right) of Elburn was among 28 exhibitors from across the country to participate in the 2015 National Columbia Junior Show in Fairmont, Minn. This was Davis’ first year participating in the Junior Show, and she showed a spring ram lamb of her family’s, as well as her own spring ewe lamb, which… Keep Reading

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Volunteers needed as Adult Literacy tutors

AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project seeks volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English. All training and materials are free. An online volunteer tutor training program will be available throughout the month of July. The flexible, individually paced curriculum includes readings and responses, and takes approximately eight to 10 hours to… Keep Reading

Elburn/Sugar Grove

July 9 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Elburn • Tyler E. Breen, 28, of the 1000 block of Persimmon Drive, St. Charles, was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, i.e., failure to report an accident… Keep Reading


Elburn Days mud volleyball sign-up underway

ELBURN—Get ready for some good old dirty fun at the annual Elburn Days Elburn Herald Mud Volleyball Tournament next month Scheduled for noon, Sunday, Aug. 23—Elburn Days weekend—at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., organizer Leslie Flint said the event fills up fast. “We’ve been maxed out every year at 48 teams,” she said. “With… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Ochsenschlager shares love of nature

SUGAR GROVE—Mary Ochsenschlager sat at her kitchen table earlier this week. The table was next to a bay window, facing a large bird feeder attached to the house. As each bird arrived for a meal, Mary noted the type of bird it was, as well as a few interesting facts about it. If it’s related… Keep Reading


Bringing Elburn history alive

Photos: The Elburn Town and Country Public Library is in search of volunteers for its History Keepers and Oral History Project groups, both in the early stages of organization and development. The groups will assist with detailing, documenting and preserving Elburn’s history. File Photos Town and Country Library seeks volunteers to document and preserve village… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Corn Boil looks to get ‘chopped’

SUGAR GROVE—In order to have a successful “Chopped” style cooking contest at this year’s Sugar Grove Corn Boil, Audrey and Dave Ritchey need two things—contestants and sponsors. “We need at least eight contestants for the contest to work,” Audrey said. “If we get 10 contestants, then we would need 10 sponsors—one for each person competing.”… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Match play

The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted the Sugar Grove 2015 Community Golf Outing on Friday at Bliss Creek Golf Course. Photos by Julie Walker Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Explore Sugar Grove’s dog park this summer

SUGAR GROVE—If you own a dog, one of your priorities involves scheduling time each day so that your canine friend can enjoy the outdoors. Sugar Grove from April 1 through Nov. 30 each year provides a park with a large open area for dogs to play and socialize. Sugar Grove’s dog park is located at… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Church hosts pancake breakfast during Corn Boil

SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Church will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Sugar Grove Community House. On the menu are pancakes, sausage, oatmeal, fruit and sweet rolls. Offered free for all, the church will accept donations for the Sugar Grove fireworks. “This is the first year we’ve… Keep Reading


Community Center to host 2nd annual Chowdown

ELBURN—For the second consecutive year, the Elburn and Countryside Community Center will host its Chowdown event—part fundraiser, part community picnic. The event is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, outside of the Community Center, 525 N. Main St. Most of the scheduled events, which will appeal to… Keep Reading

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