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November is Pet Diabetes Month

CHICAGO—If your dog just can’t stop eating, or your cat seems to drink water all day long, the reason might be something you never thought of as a pet disease: diabetes. In addition to the millions of people in the United States struggling with diabetes, the disease also affects dogs and cats. So doctors from… Keep Reading


Kaneland teachers union approve intent to strike

The Kaneland Education Association (KEA) on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward with an intent to strike, a KEA press release stated. “Both sides continue to bargain, and we are still confident a fair agreement can be reached,” said Susan Asksel, Chief Negotiator for the KEA. A public community forum is scheduled for… Keep Reading


Future finances

School Board talks tax levy KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Oct. 26 listened to tax levy information presented by Kaneland Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs. Fuchs said the district could expect a levy estimate of $42,724,016.33. The balloon amount initially requested could be 3 percent more, or $44,150,000. She called the tax levy a stable… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park discusses tax levy extension

MAPLE PARK—Village of Maple Park trustees on Tuesday listened to a first reading of the 2015 tax levy extension. According to Village President Kathy Curtis, the tax levy extension is estimated to be $210,982. Curtis reported that the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) has increased by 4.79 percent. The previous five years saw a decreased EAV.… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park discusses upcoming Developer’s Meeting

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed an upcoming Developer’s Meeting, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to noon at the Maple Park Civic Center, 302 Willow St. “We’re hoping to spur our 100 vacant lots to be built on,” Village President Kathy Curtis said. Curtis noted that there are… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove announces 2015 proposed tax levy

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday announced its 2015 proposed tax levy. The board proposed a tax levy of 4.1 million. After bond abatements and equalized assessed valuation (EAV) adjustments, the actual estimated property taxes are $1.58 million, an increase of about $35,199.21—or a 2.27 percent increase—from 2015. In addition, a Special Assessment… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Waubonsee celebrates Make A Difference Day

SUGAR GROVE—Students and faculty of Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove made a difference in the lives of many on Oct. 24 as they volunteered and participated in Make A Difference Day. Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the United States. It was the 24th annual day of this community… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Going batty!

Rainy weather made the Sugar Grove Library’s indoor Halloween celebration a well-attended event for those looking to stay dry. The event included a Halloween story time, crafts, trick-or-treating, and the Incredible Bats of Daniel and Sharon Peterson. Photo submitted by Shannon Halikias to Keep Reading


Change of scenery is a Snap

ELBURN—Snap Fitness has plans to open in a new location, Elburn Crossing, the shopping center that includes Jewel-Osco on Main Street in Elburn, according to Village Administrator Erin Willrett. Willrett said that new owners had purchased the Snap Fitness located within the shopping center north of Route 38, near the Walgreen’s store. That store will… Keep Reading


October 2015 was warm, dry in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—October was warmer and drier than average in Illinois. The statewide average temperature was 55.8 degrees, 1.7 degrees above average, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois. The statewide average precipitation was 1.47 inches, 1.79 inches below average and the 22nd driest October on record. Even so,… Keep Reading


Elburn Cooperative, CHS Inc. to discuss joining operations

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Elburn Cooperative, a diversified agricultural retailer based out of Sycamore, Ill., and CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative based out of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., recently signed a letter of intent to pursue a potential business merger. The proposed business agreement is subject to final details and would be voted upon by… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Waubonsee Foundation announces scholarships available

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship applications are now available online for the 2016-17 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in early April 2016 to be used beginning in the fall semester 2016. To apply for a Waubonsee Community College Foundation scholarship, visit All applications must be completed and submitted online; paper copies will… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Waubonsee awarded grant to improve student success

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College was recently awarded a five-year grant totaling $2.6 million from the Department of Education to improve student success through enhanced services and offerings. The Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program, also known as Title V, provides grants for institutions to increase retention and completion of Hispanic and high-need students through improved educational… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Village Board approves consent agenda items

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved the following: • A resolution urging Illinois state leaders to release non-general fund revenues payable to local governments. • Ordinance variances for size and materials for an accessory building at 1560 Denny Road. • A resolution to authorize an engineering services agreement regarding the Denny Road… Keep Reading

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