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School Board approves amended advertising policy KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday evening approved an amended policy for advertising on School District property, subject to approval by the School District’s attorney. The board voted 6-1 to approve the policy, with board member Peter Lopatin casting the lone “no” vote. The policy outlines restrictions on advertising… Keep Reading


Elburn Days 2015 Livestock Sale results

ELBURN—The following transactions took place during the Elburn Days 2015 Livestock Sale: • Grand Champion Market Hog, owned by Cody Pitstick, sold for $3.10 a pound at 283 pounds to Bill Davey of First State Bank of Mendota. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog, owned by Maxx Miller, sold for $2.30 a pound at 300… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves leash ordinance amendment

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed an ordinance to amend Section 6-2-7, pertaining to the required length of leashes on dogs. As of right now, the current ordinance states dogs must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet; however, the new ordinance would be worded so that a dog must be… Keep Reading


Mumm recognized for assistance with literacy drive

KANELAND—A Kaneland administrator got a special thank you gift at the Kaneland School Board meeting Monday evening from a local social organization for her help with a recent book drive. Joe Kryszak, who leads the literacy program for the Elburn Lions Club, gave a plaque to Dr. Sarah Mumm, Kaneland’s director of Educational Services K-5,… Keep Reading


Church donates to School District

KANELAND—Kaneland Associate Superintendent Julie-Ann Fuchs on Monday reported that Heritage of Faith Church, which had used Harter Middle School for worship services and social functions, notified the district that it was disbanding and wanted to make a donation to the Kaneland School District. Fuchs said the district received a check for $3,000 that the church… Keep Reading


Rained out

Kaneville Fest 2015 soldiers on despite wet conditions KANEVILLE—In spite of almost a year’s worth of planning for this year’s Kaneville Fest, there was one thing festival chair Pat Hill couldn’t prepare for: the weather. “We had a low turnout this year (because of the weather),” Hill said. “We had two and one-eighth inches of… Keep Reading


Kaneland superintendent recognizes faculty

KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden on Monday recognized Dan Rutter, fifth-grade teacher at John Shields Elementary School, and Patrick Raleigh, assistant principal at John Shields and McDole elementary schools, for leading two-hour sessions at a workshop for district administrators over the summer. Leden said the pair attended management training at Northern Illinois University to prepare… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves subdivision punch list completion

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed a motion to approve Heritage Hills Phase III, concerning the sidewalks and streets redone during that phase of the project. “We’ve been working, as I’m sure many can see, on the streets (in Heritage Hills this past) June and July to lay the asphalt. The subdivision… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park approves audit

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to approve the audit done by Lauterbach and Amen, LLP for the fiscal year ending on April 30, 2015. According to a representative from the firm, everything was in the positive and there was nothing bad to report, although two funds were over… Keep Reading


ACT data results for Kaneland High School Class of 2015

KANELAND—The Kaneland High School Class of 2015 last May walked across the stage at Northern Illinois University to celebrate its graduation from District 302. Data regarding the class’ ACT scores was recently released. The scores were released by ACT Corp, and represent the multiple attempts that students take at the exam, which include, but are… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee’s Community Education announces upcoming events

SUGAR GROVE—Hypnotism, magic, and career development are all part of the offerings for Waubonsee Community College’s Community Education special events programs this year. Dubbed “A Season of Pure Magic,” the schedule kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Sugar Grove Campus auditorium with “Miracles of the Mind,” an encore performance by Brian Imbus (pictured).… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove Chamber Scholarship Fair canceled

SUGAR GROVE—Sally L. McClellan, Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry president and scholarship chair, last week announced that the chamber has canceled its Scholarship Fair for this year. The chamber wants to reconsider the fair in the future if it can secure the reservation of many more private scholarship organizations as vendors. The chamber… Keep Reading


Labor Day drunk driving crackdown begins

ILLINOIS—Drunken driving, especially around holidays such as Labor Day, is one of the deadliest crimes faced in Illinois and the nation as a whole. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are committed to saving lives, and now the agencies announced the kickoff of the “ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Fun Fest a farewell to summer

We’re always excited and yet a little bit sad when Maple Park Fun Fest comes around every Labor Day weekend—excited because we love Fun Fest and all that it offers the local community (really, how can you go wrong with live entertainment, a spacious beer garden and an outstanding fireworks spectacle?); sad because summer’s pretty… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Pulling for Special Olympics Sept. 5-6

MAPLE PARK—A Pulling for Special Olympics Crazy Quail event will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5N213 County Line Road, Maple Park. The event will be hosted by Goodenough Inc. and presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The cost is $100 per case (10… Keep Reading

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Community Corner: The mystery of migration

by Donna Tate Fox Valley Wildlife Center As the last hazy days of summer prepare to clothe themselves in the bright hues of fall, many birds ready themselves for a yearly journey to warmer climates and more abundant food supplies. While migration is still not completely understood, we do know that a combination of factors… Keep Reading


Free senior health insurance program Sept. 30

ST. CHARLES—Questions surrounding health insurance have multiplied since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed. Now that it is nearing full implementation, the persistent question is “how does it affect me?” The University of Illinois Extension program, “Health Insurance for People 65+,” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the… Keep Reading

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