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Letter: In support of Kane County Coroner Russell

Prior to the changing of the office of coroner nearly four years ago, Kane County residents read headline after headline involving problems with the Kane County Coroner’s office and its operations. Whether these problems were perception or reality, it became apparent to those following the matter that the office of coroner was in dire need… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday Sept. 26

SUGAR GROVE—A Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, located on Bliss Road, just east of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. Seed gathering will be the task for the day. Interested people should bring gloves and wear long pants and sturdy… Keep Reading


Elburn U fall after-school program

ELBURN—The Elburn Community Congregational Church’s Elburn U fall after-school program will take place Thursdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 5, 4 to 5 p.m. at the church, 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn. A World Fair program will take place Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. The program is for grades first through third, with a $20… Keep Reading


St. Gall to host animal blessing Oct. 3

ELBURN—In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn will celebrate a blessing of animals on Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. All are welcome to bring their pets or animals (on… Keep Reading

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Elburn community blood drive Oct. 1

ELBURN—An Elburn community blood drive will take place Thursday, Oct. 1, 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 112 Main St., Elburn. To set up a donation time, call Kay Swift at (630) 365-6088 or sign up online at Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome. Bring a photo ID. Keep Reading

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KHS homecoming parade Sept. 30

KANELAND—In celebration of the 2015 homecoming week, Kaneland High School will host a homecoming parade on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Elburn. The parade is the first in what could be a new tradition for the Knights. The parade route has been confirmed with Elburn officials and will begin at Elburn Village Hall, 301 E. North… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Taking a giant step

Rich Harvest Farms to host autism fundraiser walk Oct. 3 SUGAR GROVE—Autism affects one in 68 children, including one in 42 boys, and there is no medical detection or cure. It’s also the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States and costs each family that suffers from it about $60,000 a year. The need for… Keep Reading


Blackberry Twp. taxpayer workshop Sept. 24

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at Taxpayers in attendance at the workshop will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle… Keep Reading


Elburn church hires outreach director

ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn and Kim Deitrick just might be a match made in heaven. Deitrick, 26, originally from northeast Ohio, is the church’s new director of Evangelism and Spiritual Growth. “The church created this position after receiving a grant from the conference,” Deitrick said. “The grants are awarded to congregations to either start… Keep Reading


A heart for horses

Elburn horse rescue to host fundraiser barbecue Sept. 26 ELBURN—Petunia. Fiona. CeCe. Halo. A rundown of Disney characters? Nope. Rather, those are the names of some of the ponies, donkeys and horses who have been rescued by Casey’s Safe Haven, a holistic horse rescue located in Elburn. Coming from starvation, abuse and neglect, these animals… Keep Reading


Waubonsee to host job fair in Aurora

AURORA—Employer registration for Waubonsee Community College’s upcoming Aurora Job and Internship Fair filled to capacity in record time this year. In collaboration with Representative Bill Foster, Illinois Department of Employment Security, the city of Aurora and Hollywood Casino, the college will host the fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Game over

Sugar Grove turns down video gaming cafe request SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday declined a request for a video gaming cafe. Chirag Shah during the Village Board meeting proposed a 1,400-square-foot video gaming cafe at 472 N. Sugar Grove Parkway, Suite B, located next to Jimmy John’s and Great Clips. Shah communicated… Keep Reading


A weight lifted

School Board approves fitness, weight equipment purchase KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of new fitness and weight equipment at the high school. The total amount of $305,401.86 includes the purchase and installation of new fitness equipment and weights; the removal of the current fence and installation of a… Keep Reading

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Extending the olive branch

Photo: Kaneland School Board President Teresa Witt (left) and Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden. Photo by Laura Gampfer Kaneland superintendent hosts media meet-and-greet event KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden and Board of Education President Teresa Witt met with representatives of the media on Sept. 9. Leden said the purpose of the meet-and-greet event was to introduce… Keep Reading

Freshman Football 2015

School Board approves advertising policy final draft

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved a final version of the district’s new advertising policy. The board approved a first-reading version of the policy in a 6-1 vote two weeks ago, with board member Peter Lopatin casting the lone “no” vote. The board’s attorney then reviewed that version of the policy prior to the… Keep Reading


Four alarm fun

Elburn Fire District to host pancake breakfast, open house Sept. 20 ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will host its second annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and open house on Sunday, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 2, 39W950 Hughes Road, Elburn. The cost is $5 a person (kids under 4… Keep Reading

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