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Fly like an Eagle Scout

Thad Thompson, a Life Scout from Troop 7 of Elburn, recently collected donations for his upcoming Eagle Scout Project from local businesses such as The Corner Grind, Elburn McDonald’s, Walgreens and Jewel. The project is a music recital that will take place on Saturday, July 11, at Greenfield of Geneva, an assisted living facility. The… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Jetsetting in Sugar Grove

Breitling Jet Team American Tour consists of the world’s largest professional civilian flight team. The team is made up of seven L-30C Albatrois aircrafts, a Czech-made twin seater military training jet. While their crews have gone home to Europe for a few weeks, these jets are currently being housed at the Aurora Municipal Airport in… Keep Reading


Live aid

Elburn, Geneva residents transform bar into music venue Wasco—For music enthusiast and patron Dr. Steve Holtsfeld of Geneva, turning Old Towne Pub in Wasco into a live music venue was one idea he could not shake. Although Holtsfeld claims he cannot carry a tune in a bucket, his long appreciation of music and festivals helped… Keep Reading


Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

SUGAR GROVE TWP/AURORA TWP—Sugar Grove Township and Aurora Township recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement will allow seniors ages 65 and up and disabled residents to schedule rides for medical appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4… Keep Reading

Illinois Law Now Q&A

Illinois Law Now Q & A for July 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 kinds of fireworks are legal in Illinois? Answer: The Pyrotechnic Use Act in Illinois bans the sale, possession and use of all “consumer fireworks.” However, certain pyrotechnics are… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Koch sworn in as Sugar Grove trustee

SUGAR GROVE—Ted Koch on Tuesday was sworn in as a Sugar Grove Village Board trustee by Village President Sean Michels. Koch, a 10-year village resident, will fill the board seat vacated by longtime trustee Bob Bohler, who passed away in April. The Village Board approved Koch to serve the remainder of Bohler’s term through April… Keep Reading


Hold that thought

Village takes step back on Forest Preserve purchase of Patten property ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took a step back regarding a decision to give the Kane County Forest Preserve District permission to purchase property within the village on Route 47. The Village Board was slated to vote on an intergovernmental agreement between Elburn… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

JoJo’s Fourth of July parade brings out a crowd

Zachary Rubo, 4, of Sugar Grove, and Alina McCormack, 4, of Elburn, line up to take part in the annual Sugar Grove Fourth of July bike parade Saturday. Photo by Alexis Logan Community celebrates 12th annual bike parade spectacular by Susan O’Neill SUGAR GROVE—JoJo the Clown’s Sugar Grove Fourth of July bike parade drew a… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Acosta recommends pet leash limit redaction

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta on Tuesday made a recommendation to amend the portion of the Maple Park animal control ordinance titled “Running at Large.” Acosta recommended a redaction of the pet leash limit, currently set at 6 feet. “I looked at nine other communities in our area that do not have a… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove discusses illegal solicitors

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Julie Prill on Tuesday requested that the Sugar Grove Village Board include a reminder detailing the permit requirements for solicitors on each residents’ water bill. Prill made the request after she had several people without a permit approached her to solicit new windows, siding and a new roof for her house.… Keep Reading


Village seeks solutions after June 18 Metra parking issue

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board member Jeff Walter wants the village to learn from the parking situation at the Elburn Metra station parking lot in the aftermath of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship celebration on June 18. Walter brought up the topic at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The parking lot was beyond its capacity on the… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: Station to station

A big part of our role as a community publication involves balancing the history and tradition of the Kaneland area with the excitement, anticipation and intrigue that almost always accompanies new construction. This week, we take a look at the ongoing work and construction involved with Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District’s new fire station,… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Rutter family to host NF walk Aug. 1

GENEVA—The Rutter family of Sugar Grove will host its annual Children’s Tumor Foundation 5K/Run Walk 2015 on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve along the Fox River in Geneva. This event is a fundraising effort to raise money to someday find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), and is in honor of the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Join the fun of Bingo during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil

SUGAR GROVE—Three different community organizations are stepping up to provide volunteers for Bingo during Sugar Grove Corn Boil festivities at Volunteer Park, located behind John Shields Elementary School. Corn Boil committee member Pat Graceffa said Holiday in the Grove volunteers will host Bingo from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 24; Farm Friends volunteers… Keep Reading

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Davis participates in National Columbia Junior Show

FAIRMONT, MINN.—Morgan Davis (right) of Elburn was among 28 exhibitors from across the country to participate in the 2015 National Columbia Junior Show in Fairmont, Minn. This was Davis’ first year participating in the Junior Show, and she showed a spring ram lamb of her family’s, as well as her own spring ewe lamb, which… Keep Reading

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Volunteers needed as Adult Literacy tutors

AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project seeks volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English. All training and materials are free. An online volunteer tutor training program will be available throughout the month of July. The flexible, individually paced curriculum includes readings and responses, and takes approximately eight to 10 hours to… Keep Reading

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