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Regional

2015 Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

Friday, July 3 Aurora When: At Dusk Where: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St. Oswego When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Prairie Point Park, 313 East Washington St. Saturday, July 4 Batavia When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Watch from Engstrom Park, Millview Drive and West Main Street DeKalb When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove encourages residents to visit informative website

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board encourages residents to visit www.protectmytown.com. The site provides an easy way for residents to voice their opinions to the representatives in Springfield regarding proposed cuts to the Local Government Distributive Fund, which would negatively impact local government services. Village President Sean Michels and the Village Board hope residents will… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Antiques, vintage and other frivolous treasures at new shop in Elburn

ELBURN—Frivolous Treasures on Main Street in Elburn is open for business, although owners Cheryl and Marc Kuta say they are not done bringing merchandise into the shop. The store features antiques, vintage and vintage-inspired, Euro-chic and cast-iron garden items, as well as items in the urban homestead category, Cheryl said. The difference between antiques and… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

School Board approves social media contract extension

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-3 to extend a social media contract with Positive Reflections Public Relations. Communication Consultant Megan Jacobs will continue to receive a summer rate of $35 per hour from the district. Her services will be used as needed through Aug. 31. At that point, her services will be renewed… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Corn Boil Medallion found

Sugar Grove family locates hidden item in Prairie Glen subdivision SUGAR GROVE—The race for the 2015 Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion is officially over. The Harper family of Sugar Grove discovered the medallion over the weekend in the Prairie Glenn subdivision, near the Sugar Grove Public Library. The Corn Boil Medallion was hidden on June… Keep Reading

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Regional

Work on wayside horns at LaFox, Brundidge roads begins this week

LA FOX/BLACKBERRY TWP—Installation of railroad wayside warning horns at the Union Pacific Railroad crossings at LaFox Road and Brundidge Road began this week. The project, which is estimated to take about two months, has been a long time in the making, said Kane County Board member and Transportation Committee Chair Drew Frasz. When Frasz first… Keep Reading

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Elburn

One goal, one bowl

Emily Laudent and Sydney Luse, two employees at Alice’s Place in Elburn, created a new sundae in celebration of the Chicago Blackhawks’ recent Stanley Cup victory. The Hawkey Sundae is a cup of vanilla ice cream covered with strawberry, raspberry and chocolate, and topped off with whipped cream and a hockey stick and puck made… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove approves temporary use for American Legion

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a temporary use for the Sugar Grove American Legion so that it can host a bean bag tournament and serve alcohol on site from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 28. The temporary use approved by the village is only valid for June 28,… Keep Reading

Kaneville

Kaneville Village Board discusses road damage

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board on June 18 addressed two instances of road damage within the village. On Merrill Road, there are some divots that the board believes were caused by heavy trucks owned by Nicor. The board believes Nicor should be responsible for fixing the road damage. “I don’t want to see (Nicor trucks) cutting… Keep Reading

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Regional

Electric aggregation letters hitting mailboxes this week

KANE COUNTY—Residents and small businesses in unincorporated Kane County, excluding Aurora and Dundee Townships, should expect to receive detailed information about the new electric aggregation program in their mailboxes this week. Letters will be sent by Dynegy Energy Services and include the Kane County seal on the envelope, so residents should be on the lookout… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to local businesses

A special thank you to Laurie and Paul at Kaneville Tree Farms for donating four new beautiful trees, and to Dan and Sue Strang of Strang Landscaping for digging and planting our new trees on Merrill Road. The Village Board and I would also like to thank Chris at A Cut Above Landscaping for donating… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness/Regional

Fireworks pose safety hazard

SPRINGFIELD—With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds Illinois residents to leave fireworks to the experts. Many injuries and fires occur each year from these devices and therefore should be used only by trained professionals. Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders of all ages. As the… Keep Reading

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Regional/Sugar Grove

Aurora resident named Waubonsee Student Trustee

SUGAR GROVE—Jesse Garner of Aurora was recently elected to serve as Waubonsee Community College’s Student Trustee for the 2015-16 academic year. Garner was seated at the college’s board of trustees meeting June 17. The student trustee serves as the liaison between the Waubonsee Board of Trustees and the college’s students, representing students’ interests at the… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Kendall County clerk/recorder named Waubonsee Featured Alumnus

Kendall County Clerk and Recorder Debbie Gillette of Yorkville doesn’t necessarily consider herself a politician. Rather, she sees herself as an elected official, chosen to serve the people of the county. For the way she has served the area’s growing population through her oversight of county records and elections, Waubonsee Community College recently named Gillette… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness/Regional

NWS, emergency management seek to save lives

SPRINGFIELD—Recent thunderstorms have produced spectacular lightning shows, but the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies urge people to stay safe by heading indoors during storms as part of Lightning Safety Awareness Week this week. “There’s no safe place outdoors when lightning is in the area,” IEMA… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove native writes from experience

LAKE GENEVA, WIS.—Tammy Schmidt believes in writing what she knows. And her sixth book, “Post-Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome,” is based on a very real experience. “I’ve been writing since I was 14, and my work has changed drastically over the years,” said Schmidt, who publishes under her maiden name, Tamara Lyon. “My early work was… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

JoJo the Clown bike parade set for July 4

SUGAR GROVE—JoJo the Clown’s annual Sugar Grove 4th of July parade will begin lining up on Friday, July 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Kaneland John Shields Elementary School. The parade will start at 1 p.m. This will be the 12th annual Sugar Grove bike parade, which has taken place every year… Keep Reading

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