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Events/Regional

Wedding Expo Jan. 17

ST. CHARLES—Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, located at 3795 Campton Hills Drive in St. Charles, is hosting its fourth annual Wedding Expo, on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Wedding Expo showcases a variety of local service providers. Everything a newly-engaged couple would need to put on a wedding will be featured. Local… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove blood drive Jan 21

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department & Sugar Grove Firefighters Auxiliary will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 21, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Station, 25 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. To schedule an appointment to donate, sign up at www.heartlandbc.org or call Alyssa Warner at (630) 989-5268. Appointments are preferred, but… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Stepping down

Town and Country Public Library Director Alms set to retire in February ELBURN—Mary Lynn Alms has been working as director of the Town and Country Public Library for nearly 35 years, and she plans to retire in February. “You just know when it’s time,” Alms said. Alms started working at the library in 1981 as… Keep Reading

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Events/Regional

Lazarus House gala Jan. 16

ST. CHARLES—Lazarus House is now accepting reservations for “Unmasking the Face of Homelessness,” a special Gala being held on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the St. Charles Country Club, 1250 Country Club Road, St. Charles. Enjoy social hour filled with silent auction items, a mystery wine pull and background music by harpist Tina Barber. After dinner,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

An unpleasant discovery

Photo: Sugar Grove resident Laura Wilson on Dec. 17 found quite the surprise in a bag of red grapes she’d purchased: a black widow spider. The grapes were purchased from the Sugar Grove Aldi location, and originated from a grape distributor in California. Photo submitted by Laura Wilson to cwalker@elburnherald.com Sugar Grove resident finds black… Keep Reading

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Elburn

In the rear-view mirror

Elburn bids farewell to 2015 ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently took a look back at the year 2015 to revisit some of the village’s highlights, achievements and challenges. Top on his list of achievements was the completion of the Anderson Road extension and bridge project, one that took the cooperation, coordination and tenacity of… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Full speed ahead

Hard work pays off for Sugar Grove in 2015 SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove in 2015 experienced the satisfaction of having many of its projects move forward, along with a couple of new developments opening within the village. The new 60-unit Sugar Grove Senior Living apartment facility was completed and opened in October, along with American Heartland… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Chamber elects new officers; welcomes back incumbents

ELBURN—Newly-elected officers will begin their term in office for the Elburn Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Aaron Woodard, who in January of this year took on the role of retail support manager for the Elburn and Geneva branches of the American Bank and Trust, was selected to be the new treasurer for the chamber, replacing… Keep Reading

Elburn

Safety first

Residents approve of Anderson Road but have some safety concerns ELBURN—The Anderson Road bridge and extension has gotten a lot of attention since it opened on Dec. 7, most of it positive. Elburn Village President Dave Anderson said people have told him that the stretch of road saves them from being stuck by a train… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Hometown

Elburn’s Streid presented with Brattin Award

Photo: Lauryn Streid poses with Sister Katrina Lamkin, OP, assistant principal of Rosary High School. Photo submitted by Vicki S. Danklefsen to info@elburnherald.com AURORA—Rosary High School senior Lauryn Streid, daughter of Robbyn and Gene Streid of Elburn, was presented with the Brattin Civic Youth Award at the annual Pearl Harbor Day Luncheon on Dec. 7,… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Waubonsee Auto Body students hold annual competition

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College students recently competed against each other in the college’s annual Auto Body Refinishing Competition. The event was started eight years ago by Andrew MacDonald, Assistant Professor of Auto Body Repair, as a fun way to gauge the full refinishing potential of the students. This year, finishing in first, second and third… Keep Reading

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Regional

Warming Hearts and Hands this Holiday Season

Recently, MA Center Chicago determined that many Waldo Middle School students in Aurora who live below the poverty line were in urgent need of hats and mittens to keep them warm when walking to and from school this winter. Many of these children do not have bus service, and they walk long distances to school… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Team effort

Kaneland Board of Education, teachers finalize four-year contract by Molly A. Benstein KANELAND—Months of teacher contract negotiations came to an end on Tuesday as the Kaneland Board of Education approved a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Kaneland Education Association (KEA) members. The tentative agreement was struck on Dec. 17 and then ratified by the KEA in… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness

Drunk driving ruins the holidays

Drunk driving fatalities remain consistent; police aim to save lives CHICAGO—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and 170 police and sheriff’s departments today kicked off an all-out effort to keep drunk drivers off Illinois roads this holiday season. The end-of-year campaign comes as new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Checkmate

Kaneland chess team on roll as year draws to a close KANELAND—The Kaneland chess team is in the midst of another successful season Of course, you can’t win them all, and the Knights lost in Maple Park to Benet 35-33 on Dec. 24 to finish up their 2015 schedule. They’ll return to action in an… Keep Reading

Hometown/Sugar Grove

Hayman performs in nationally televised Christmas concert

NASHVILLE, TENN.—Anna Hayman of Sugar Grove recently performed in the “Christmas at Belmont” concert at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a performance which was taped live and will air nationally this holiday season on PBS. Hayman is a motion pictures major at Belmont University in Nashville. Hosted by two-time Grammy winner Kathy Mattea, more than 700… Keep Reading

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