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Kaneland ‘Acts on Bullying’

Photo: Jeff Bean, a Woodridge, Ill., police officer, will present a talk at Kaneland Harter Middle School as part of his organization Act on Bullying. Photo courtesy of www.actonbullying.com Are you concerned with bullying? Yes No Poll Maker By Tony Scott KANELAND—Keeping kids safe as they navigate the world of online social media networks, and… Keep Reading


Kaneland in top 10 in Chicagoland for graduation rates

KANELAND—Kaneland High School found itself in the top 10 in the Chicagoland area for graduation rates, according to Chicago Agent Magazine, a real estate publication. Kaneland featured the fourth-highest graduation rate, based on a 2013 report, at 97.7 percent. The district trailed only No. 1 Indian Prairie at 98.5, West Chicago at 98.1 and New… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Cole’s crew comes through

Photos: The 2015 Chicago NF Walk took place Aug. 1 in Geneva. Over 250 people attended the event, including Cole’s Crew (above), and raised over $20,000. Photo submitted by Julie Rutter to RWells@elburnherald.com Event hosts over 250 people, raises over $20,000 SUGAR GROVE—At just 18 months of age, Cole was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, an unrecognized… Keep Reading


It’s about more than hair

by Suzanne Flynn ELBURN—Born and raised in Elburn, Kriss Jones always knew she wanted to do something to give back to the community in which she loves so much. In 2004, Kriss got the opportunity to purchase the hair salon which she worked for, and she jumped at the opportunity. She renamed the salon to… Keep Reading


Photos: Elburn Leos help keep kids safe

The Elburn Leo Club held a free two-day Kids Safety Camp Aug. 3 and 4 at Lions Park. The camp was meant to provide Kaneland-area children, ages five through 10, with safety information and skills over a wide-variety of topics, such as road safety, helping injured animals, and much more. Leo volunteers (above) explain bicycle… Keep Reading

Baseball/Sugar Grove

Batter up

Baseball training facility coming to Sugar Grove SUGAR GROVE—Diane Duncan, a representative from Gleason Architects, on Tuesday presented the Sugar Grove Village Board with the tentative plans for the new Top-Pick Athletics, Co. that will be built on 769 Heartland Drive. “We should be moving soil quickly in the next week or two,” Duncan said.… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

American Heartland Bank readies to move into new building

Photos: A 100-year-old vault door was installed July 29 at the new American Heartland Bank location, currently under construction in Sugar Grove. The vault door came to the bank from Missouri. Photos by Julie Walker Bank installs 100-year-old vault door SUGAR GROVE—The American Heartland Bank of Sugar Grove is on the move to a bigger… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Happy 35th, Harry!

Youth Services Assistant Amy Beem (top, left) poses with the Sorting Hat and “Harry Potter” at Friday’s Harry Potter birthday party at the Sugar Grove Public Library. The fictional character turned 35 July 31, and nearly 85 children attended to celebrate at the library. The event featured crafts and games, and included a movie screening.… Keep Reading


Customer appreciation at Elburn Coop Feed Store

ELBURN—Elburn Coop Feed Store announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Elburn Coop Feed Store, located at 202 W. North St. Elburn, on Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. to register for a prize drawing and also… Keep Reading


Mothers’ club to hold new member open house

BATAVIA—Mothers who are looking for a way to become involved in the community and meet other moms are invited to a new member open house for the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation (BMCF). The open house will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., at a member’s home. To RSVP and for more information,… Keep Reading


21st Annual Porky Picnic Aug. 8

AURORA—Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen will host the 21st Annual Chris Lauzen’s Porky Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, which is just east of Orchard Road in Aurora. The Porky Picnic will feature Fay’s BBQ porkchops and chicken, raffles, a… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SG Editorial: Thank you for supporting the Sugar Grove Herald at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil

We want to thank the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee, the Sugar Grove community, and our local businesses for their overwhelming support and acceptance at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival, as well as during this past month since the newspaper’s launch. The community’s response to their new hometown newspaper has been overwhelmingly positive during… Keep Reading


Aug. 6 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 • Daniel R. Fashoda, 22, of the 100 block of Noelle Bend, Lake in the Hills, Ill., was charged at 2:50 a.m. on July 25 with driving under the… Keep Reading

Events/Golf/Sugar Grove

Aiming high at the Amateur

It’s not too late to check out the 2015 Western Amateur, taking place this week at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Santiago Gomez (left) of Colombia, hits his first tee shot of the day during the openings rounds of the tournament Tuesday. Both general admission and parking at the event will be free of… Keep Reading

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Summer reading finale at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library will host its annual summer reading grand finale party on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to mark the culmination of the library’s “Read to the Rhythm” program. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Library volunteers will serve Ream’s National Grand Champion beef wieners from… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KHS marching band camp 8-4-15-1

Photos: The beat goes on

The Kaneland High School marching band camp began this week at KHS, and continues next week. The Kaneland Marching Knights traditionally appear at all home football games, march in parades, and participate in competitions. The 2015 Marching Knights (above) practice their marching skills at Tuesday’s camp at KHS. The Marching Knights drum line (right) works… Keep Reading


A new tradition

Homecoming parade to rotate between local communities MAPLE PARK—Officials from the Kaneland School District attended the Maple Park Village Board meeting Tuesday to inform the village of the upcoming homecoming parade, and plans to rotate the event between the villages that comprise the School District. Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras said she wanted to… Keep Reading


One big production

A look at this year’s Elburn Days festival lineup ELBURN—One word comes to mind when considering all the activities available at Elburn Days this year: tradition. According to Elburn Lions Event Coordinator Debra Cornell, a vast majority of the events offered at Elburn Days are classic repeats from years before. “If something works, we don’t… Keep Reading


Bringing it all together

A look at the people who are working to make Elburn Days 2015 the most successful event to date ELBURN—The 86th annual Elburn Days will take place the weekend of Aug. 21-23 at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., Elburn. Despite its August date, however, this year’s Elburn Days event and all of its festivities… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

2015 Kaneland Publications survey

To our readers and website visitors, Our mission is to help strengthen the connections within our Kaneland communities. To help us better achieve that mission, we will continually ask for feedback from you, in a variety of forms and on a wide range of topics. We’ve recently made a large number of changes: the launch… Keep Reading

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