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Fermilab’s Family Open House Jan. 31

BATAVIA—Fermilab’s Family Open House is more than just an annual tradition, it’s a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. The open house is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. This year’s event will include activities for… Keep Reading


Kaneland 2016 Kindergarten Registration, Literacy Fair Feb. 27

KANELAND—The Kaneland 2016 Kindergarten Registration and Literacy Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The registration schedule is as follows: students with last names beginning with the letters A-H, 8 to 9:30 a.m.; I-O, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; P-Z, 11… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Waubonsee events will preview career, technical programs

SUGAR GROVE—For those wanting to learn about and pursue a new career path, Waubonsee Community College hosts its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Essentials sessions. These sessions run from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year and feature facility tours, faculty talks, and information focused on program admission requirements and career prospects. Sessions… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Below stairs, above expectations

Photos: Sunday at the Sugar Grove Public Library during “A Downton Abbey Afternoon,” historian and actress Leslie Goddard portrayed Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several English homes in the 1920s. Margaret Powell wrote “Below Stairs,” which was the inspiration for the TV show “Downton Abbey,” as well as “Upstairs, Downstairs.”… Keep Reading


Bringing Kory home

Adoption fundraiser to take place Feb. 27 ELBURN—When Genoa, Ill., residents Patrick and Nora Tomasik made the decision to adopt a 3-year-old boy with special needs named Kory, the entire Kaneland community got involved. First, help began in the form of a GoFundMe page titled, “The Tomasik’s Adoption,” where more than 41 people have donated… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KHS jazz fusion concert 1-14-15-4

The future is bright

Jam band born out of Mr. Kaneland performance, raises funds for Jazz Ensemble trip KANELAND—It all began with Mr. Kaneland. Nearly a year ago, Kaneland High School student Dean Divizio was looking to do something cool during the talent portion of the Mr. Kaneland competition. He didn’t realize it at the time, but this was… Keep Reading

Maple Park/Sugar Grove

Waubonsee Community College purchases student art

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College recently continued its tradition of purchasing student art work to display permanently throughout the college’s four campuses. Since the fall of 2006, Waubonsee has actively collected student art, which is displayed throughout all campuses. The Art Purchase Committee, compromised of full-time art faculty, selects which art pieces to purchase. For the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove’s dunkin’

Dunkin’ Donuts location slated to open on Route 47 SUGAR GROVE—For years, The Hari Group has serviced and built upon the Chicagoland area. To date, The Hari Group currently owns and operates 25 Dunkin’ Donuts, several Jersey Mike’s Subs, The Tilted Kilt in Woodridge, Ill., and two Tide Dry Cleaners. The Hari Group’s latest plans… Keep Reading

Businessmen shaking hands
Events/Sugar Grove

Getting to know you

Sugar Grove Public Library hosts interview skills workshop SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library on Wednesday hosted an interviewing skills workshop for those looking to hone their interview techniques and get the jobs they seek. The workshop took place in the library’s Meeting Room B. Independent contractor Bob Schlacks served as presenter during the event,… Keep Reading


Photos: May the force be with you

A Star Wars movie night took place at the Kaneville Community Center on Saturday, with “Return of the Jedi” the feature film. Pat Hill poses with Travis Whitman, as Travis shows the Star Wars prizes he received at movie night Saturday. Photos submitted by Alexa Hill to kbeebe@elburnherald.com Keep Reading


Not so fast

Elburn board votes down village administrator resignation, separation agreement ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted 4-2 against the resignation and separation agreement of Village Administrator Erin Willrett. Trustees Bill Grabarek, Dave Gualdoni, Pat Schuberg and Jeff Walter voted no; trustees Ken Anderson and John Krukoff voted in favor of the resignation and agreement. After… Keep Reading


Proceed with caution

Community voices safety concerns regarding Anderson Road bridge ELBURN—Residents can expect action on some concerns regarding Anderson Road, but others may take some time. Since the Anderson Road extension and bridge opened in early December, residents have contacted village officials with several safety issues they would like to see addressed. Most of the concerns have… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Reinforcements necessary

Maple Park Fire Department responds to rural house fire MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fire Department responded to a house fire on Monday at 45W825 Beith Road in unincorporated Maple Park. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 12:50 p.m. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to request help from departments in the surrounding… Keep Reading


Waubonsee VITA program offers free tax help

AURORA—Volunteers with Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer free tax help again this season in downtown Aurora. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, a team of volunteers associated with Waubonsee will again partner with the Center for Economic Progress to sponsor the free income tax return preparation assistance sessions for eligible members… Keep Reading


Kane Circuit Court Clerk employee charged with theft

KANE COUNTY—An employee of the Office of the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk was recently charged for stealing money she was responsible for as part of her employment. Kelli D. Brackett, 39, most recently of the 15S block of Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, and formerly of the 600 block of Hill Street, Sycamore, was charged with… Keep Reading


Lauzen announces bid for re-election

AURORA—Chris Lauzen on Tuesday formally announced his candidacy for re-election as Kane County Board Chairman. Four years ago, when he first ran and won, Lauzen promised to freeze the property tax levy, foster management best practices and treat people respectfully. Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A response to a previous letter

My name is Terry Hunt, and I am the Kane County Auditor. A recently published letter to the editor of the Elburn/Sugar Grove Herald included so many factual errors that I believe it would be a disservice to the public not to set the record straight. I am unquestionably qualified to serve as the Kane… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Service vs. serve-us

One of Chris Lauzen’s top three priorities as chairman of the Kane County Board is to treat people respectfully. Seems ironic for a man who has spent a career alienating himself within his own party in Springfield as a state senator, and the last three years viciously attacking fellow Republicans at home as Kane County… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: A special introduction

We used this space last week to note the departure of two longtime Elburn Herald employees in Carly Shaw and Leslie Flint. Of course, the end of a person’s journey is often the beginning of another person’s journey, so we want to introduce our new employees: Lynda Fillipp, who will take over page and advertisement… Keep Reading

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