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Letter: Why am I running for Kane County Auditor?

The recent articles in the Daily Herald about the auditor’s belated discovery of supposed credit card abuse by county employees and elected officials is just one of many issues that have plagued the Auditor’s Office. While only the last fiscal year was evaluated, the alleged abuse has gone on since the current auditor was elected.… Keep Reading


Remember the Future to perform at KHS

MAPLE PARK—Remember the Future, a group composed of Kaneland High School students, will host a concert on Friday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at Kaneland High School auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. The group features rock, jazz, fusion, funk and art as part of the performance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and admission is… Keep Reading


Star Wars movie night in Kaneville Jan. 16

KANEVILLE—A Star Wars movie night will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in the gym at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The evening’s feature film is “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” The event will feature free pizza, popcorn and raffles for kids, as well as… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Field of Dreams hosts equine first aid seminar

MAPLE PARK—Dr. Trisha Lewis, DVM, will present an equine first aid and wound care seminar on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., at Field of Dreams’ Silver Spur Ranch, located at 45W223 Lees Road in Maple Park. The program costs $20, and participants will learn how to prepare, react and handle emergency situations, when to… Keep Reading

Events/Faith/Sugar Grove

Family dinner and movie night Jan. 29

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove, invites the community to attend their free Family Dinner and A Movie Night on Friday, Jan. 29. Dinner will start at 6 p.m., with hot dogs, chips and drinks provided. Visitors are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert. The movie,… Keep Reading


FVWC Zanies Fundraiser Jan. 28

ST. CHARLES—The Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) will host a fundraiser that is sure to be filled with laughter. On Thursday, Jan. 28, at Zanies Comedy Club, located at 4051 East Main St., St. Charles, the FVWC will receive 100 percent of the ticket sales as comedian John Caponera takes the stage. Caponera, known for… Keep Reading

Developing supercell storm over a  country road

Kane County experienced record-setting weather in 2015

KANE COUNTY—No one knows what weather lies ahead in 2016, but looking in the rear-view mirror, you can see what the National Weather Service-Chicago has called “an active year of weather and water.” To say the least. In fact, it was a record-setting year, filled with weather events that caused school cancellations, property damage, transportation… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Baby and preschool story time at SG library

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library, located at 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove, will host a drop-in baby story time every other Monday at 10:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 18. This program is an interactive story time between the caregiver and baby; developed for children ages 0-18 months. Baby story time supports early literacy and… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

The best donation

Sugar Grove Fire Dept., Firefighters Auxiliary to host blood drive Jan. 21 SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department and Sugar Grove Firefighters Auxiliary will host their biannual blood drive from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 S. Municipal Drive. “We have done this blood drive twice… Keep Reading


Looking forward through the windshield

Photo: The new Ream’s Elburn Market location is nearly finished. Photo by Ben Draper Elburn sets its sights on tasks, goals for 2016 ELBURN—The village turns from its rear view mirror look back at 2015 to a look forward toward completion of some projects and taking on others in the new year. Village President Dave… Keep Reading

Elburn/Sugar Grove

The right track

Local fitness clubs can help members stick with 2016 fitness goals, resolutions ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—Many who resolve to lose weight and get in shape by exercising more will return to their old ways before they’re struck by Cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. Approximately 80 percent of those who make such a resolution will return to their… Keep Reading

Portrait of laughing baby boy lying on blanket, view from above
Events/Sugar Grove

Baby steps

Sugar Grove Public Library to introduce baby storytime programs this month SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Public Library will feature new storytime programs beginning this month. “Baby Storytime” will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, and is an interactive storytime between each caregiver and his or her baby. The 30-minute program is ideal for children… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Tuning in

Maple Park discusses potential public safety antenna installation MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed a motion to approve a public safety antenna to be installed on the village’s water tower, at the cost of Kane County Emergency Communications Center. The antenna would eliminate the reception dead zone police officers face when out… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Just say no

Maple Park votes against closing out escrow account MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed a motion to consider closing out the escrow account for Heritage Hills Estates in the amount of $7,679.85. Village trustee Terry Borg expressed concern for closing out the account before citing whether or not Phase 3 in Heritage… Keep Reading


Celebrate good times

Rescheduled event offers participants opportunity to ring in New Year with Mr. Nicky and Watson ELBURN—Cancelled on Dec. 28 due to inclement weather, Mr. Dan Nicky’s New Year’s concert at Elburn Town and Country Public Library has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Nicky will sing some favorite children’s songs, including… Keep Reading


Photos: Hometown harmonies

Lee Murdock’s annual Hometown Concert took place Saturday evening in the Kaneland High School auditorium. The show featured special guest Tom Kastle (above), a singer, actor, storyteller, and sailor who has performed at maritime and tall ships events all over the globe. Murdock was also joined by The Dock Wallopers (right), his men’s vocal chorus… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Movie night out

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church to host movie event Jan. 29 SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host its annual dinner and movie night on Friday, Jan. 29. The event is free, and the church invites the entire Sugar Grove community to join in on the fun. “This is a time to connect with… Keep Reading

Peter Gallanis
Sugar Grove

Legacy lives on

Former Sugar Grove resident remembers longtime friend with donation CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL.—Every time he receives a royalty check from his “Reporter” series of novels, author Peter Gallanis, a former Sugar Grove resident, makes a donation to the National Center for Victims of Crime. Because the novels are about a reporter working to help crack the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Clowning around

The Sugar Grove Public Library on New Year’s Eve held a New Year’s Carnival for kids ages kindergarten through fifth grade. The library provided snacks, carnival games, crafts, face-painting, balloon animals and a visit from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Keep Reading

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