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A sweet walk

Hill’s Country Store was awarded Volunteer Business of the Year at the annual Sweetness Run/Walk in Yorkville Saturday. Owner Pat Hill received an embossed football by Connie, Jarrett and Britteny Payton, the family of the late Chicago Bears Hall of Fame player Walter Payton. Mary Niceley (from left), Britteny Payton, Alexa Hill, Pat Hill, Jarrett… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Here comes summer reading

Great news, kids: Local libraries this summer will offer their respective take on the summer reading program. All four local libraries—Elburn, Sugar Grove, Maple Park and Kaneville—are in on the reading fun this summer, with programs available to all little bookworms in the Kaneland community. Regardless of where you live, summer-reading fun is always nearby.… Keep Reading


Photos: Heavy Metal

Construction of the Anderson Road overpass is ramping up, as four large beams, on their way to Elburn from Wausau, Wisc., came through downtown Elburn the morning of June 4. Turning left on North Street, the oversized beams on the tractor trailers were delivered to the contruction site. Keep Reading


Movie night at Hill’s Country Store June 12

KANEVILLE—Anyone interested in some low-cost family entertainment is invited to Hill’s Country Store on Friday, June 12, for cartoons beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the feature presentation, Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” at 8 p.m. “I haven’t had a chance to check yet, but if it’s raining (that night), I hope we can move into the… Keep Reading


Hultgren named to Congressional- Executive Commission on China

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) was recently appointed to the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). The commission was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China; to establish and maintain a list of victims of human rights… Keep Reading

Illinois Law Now Q&A

Illinois Law Now Q&A for June 2015

ILLINOIS—The following is an ongoing series of short answers to common legal questions distributed monthly by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Press Association. Question: What new Illinois laws are in place to help keep boaters safe? Answer: One new law requires boaters to display a bright orange flag from the highest point of… Keep Reading


Payton Foundation walk to honor Kaneville’s Hill

KANEVILLE—Pat Hill has touched the lives of many during her time as a Kaneville resident, village president and owner of Hill’s Country Store. Known for her generous and caring demeanor, Hill last year was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. The community immediately sprang into action in an attempt to help Hill during her battle.… Keep Reading


Elburn swears in new full-time police officer

ELBURN—Elburn police officer Victoria Gwizdak was sworn in during Monday Village Board meeting. Gwizdak told the board that she has enjoyed her first few weeks with the Elburn Police Department. Gwizdak came to Elburn by way of the Island Lake Police Department. She was recently recognized by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, the Island Lake… Keep Reading


Library offers waiver of fines with food pantry donation

ELBURN—Town and Country Public Library District patrons who owe fines for overdue books will be able to pay off their debt with a donation to the Elburn Countryside Food Pantry during the first two weeks of June. The program began on Monday. By noon that day, 55 food pantry donations had accumulated in the library… Keep Reading


Elburn electricity aggregation program update

ELBURN—The state of Illinois has enabled municipalities to operate municipal aggregation programs for the benefit of its residents. Elburn was one of the first 20 municipalities in Illinois to manage an aggregation program on behalf of its residents. Since then, more than 300 Illinois communities have initiated aggregation programs. Municipal aggregation programs allows the village… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A cop on top of a shop

The Elburn Police Department on Friday participated in the 13th annual Cop on a Rooftop Fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois at the Elburn Dunkin’ Donuts. Elburn Sergeant Peter Pavia and Police Department office staff employee Hilaria Garcia participated in the event. Law Enforcement Torch Run mugs were available… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

The difference a year can make

One year following brain cancer diagnosis, former Sugar Grove Library director Holmes feels better than expected SUGAR GROVE—It’s been a little more than a year since former Sugar Grove Public Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme—an aggressive brain tumor—but she is doing better than might have been expected. Following her surgery… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove discusses roundabout construction road closures

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed road closures associated with construction of the village’s roundabout Traffic in Sugar Grove will be rerouted for construction of the roundabout, a project that will create a new intersection of Granart Road, Dugan Road and Bucktail Lane. Both Dugan Road, south of Route 30, and Granart… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park discusses upcoming road projects

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed plans for upcoming village road projects. The first pavement repair project will be done on Ashton Drive and DeKalb Drive, and should be done within the next two weeks, according to Village Engineer Jeremy Lin. “I did a lot of field work today,” Lin told the… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park board appoints Massa as trustee

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday appointed its newest trustee, Valerie Massa, for a two-year term. Village President Kathleen Curtis announced that the board will appoint an additional trustee at the July Village Board meeting, leaving just one trustee seat for Maple Park to fill. Applications are still being accepted for that seat. Keep Reading


School Board approves scoreboard contract

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on May 27 voted 5-2 to approve a contract with Correct Digital Displays for $43,792. The company will install a scoreboard on the varsity football field at Kaneland High School. Trustees Pedro Rivas and Ryan Kerry voted against the item. According to a report by Kaneland’s Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from Elburn American Legion Post 630

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, the Elburn community once again gathered to remember the veterans who served this country and paid the ultimate price—their lives. The Elburn American Legion Post 630 would like to thank those that made this ceremony possible by their support and participation: Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7; Kaneland Harter Middle… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from the Elburn Lions Club

The Elburn Lions Club would like to thank the Kaneland community for supporting our recent vision screening. Despite spring showers early in the day, we had a great turnout for the free eye screenings. Thank you to the businesses who posted fliers. We appreciate the publicity. We are also thankful to our sponsors for the… Keep Reading

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