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Community Corner: Is bottled water better than tap water?

by Jennifer Jarland Coordinator, Kane County Recycles In the midst of festival season, I see so many water bottles littering the streets and parks, stuffed to overflowing in trash cans and recycling cans throughout the city. I look down at my ever-present refillable metal water bottle and wonder, why don’t more people use refillable bottles?… Keep Reading


Elburn Days 2015 raffle winners

ELBURN—The following people were winners in the Elburn Days 2015 raffle: Larissa Staley of Elburn, DeLux auto detailing package (Immaculate Motorsports, Inc.); John Cain of Elburn, $150 gift voucher; Meg Apner of Big Rock, $100 gift voucher; Barb Schutzenhoufer of St. Charles, “Frozen” basket (Kaneland Special Needs PTA); Vicki (no last name or town provided),… Keep Reading


Kane County Genealogical Society meeting Aug. 27

GENEVA—The next meeting of the Kane County Genealogical Society will take place Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the first floor meeting room of the Geneva History Center, 113 S. 3rd St., Geneva. Teresa S. McMillin will be the evening’s featured presenter with her topic, “He Took Her Name: Understanding German Farm Names.” In… Keep Reading


Mobile muscles

Company offers workout programs via truck ELBURN—You’ve been meaning to get off the couch and into a fitness program, but somehow life gets in the way. But what if the fitness program could come to you? At home or at the office, Mobile Muscle is rolling out a fully loaded gym in a truck. The… Keep Reading

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Community service

Fire Marshal Isberg retires following 35 years of service with Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District SUGAR GROVE—Dozens of friends, co-workers, community members and more gathered at Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) Station One on Friday to honor the career of Fire Marshal Al Isberg. Isberg officially retired that day, following 35 years… Keep Reading

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Play ball

Master plan for new youth ball fields revealed BLACKBERRY TWP—Landscape architect and Planning Resources, Inc. CEO Darrell Garrison last week presented his firm’s master plan design to the Blackberry Township Board for four sports fields on property along Bateman Road, purchased by the Kane County Forest Preserve District last year. Blackberry Township, which is leasing… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Hanging ‘round

Sugar Grove roundabout construction continues SUGAR GROVE—The modern roundabout at Granart and Dugan roads and Bucktail Lane in Sugar Grove was open for its first day of local traffic on Aug. 3, just in time for the beginning of the Western Amateur at Rich Harvest Farms. There is still construction signage, barricades and barrels in… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Kindness in a word

Waubonsee Community College seeks volunteer English tutors AURORA—It’s easy to take for granted the ability to read, write and speak English, but there are others in the area who would love to share the ability to do the same thing. Perhaps you can help them. You can use your English skills to make a huge… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: Enjoy Elburn Days this weekend

Beloved and always highly anticipated, Elburn Days will take place this weekend at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St., Elburn. This year’s Elburn Days festival will mark the 86th edition of the event. You can’t host 86 events without becoming a storied, rich tradition, and that is exactly what Elburn Days has become since its… Keep Reading


A bit more elbow room

Photos: Crews work to pour footings for the expansion of the new Ream’s Elburn Market, which will occupy the former Papa G’s restaurant building on Main Street. Project manager Mike Stoffa (below, left) goes over plans with Jim Yagen, the foreman of William Olsen Concrete, on Aug. 12. Photos by Ben Draper Ream’s adds space… Keep Reading

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Photos: The start of something good

Students lined up by classroom outside Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School (KBK) Wednesday, while many parents took pictures and said their goodbyes before the first day of school for the 2015-16 school year. First-grade students wait patiently for school to start Wednesday. Students lined up by classroom outside Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School (KBK) Wednesday,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Portion of Dugan Road to close Aug. 24

SUGAR GROVE—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced that the north leg of Dugan Road at U.S. Route 30 will close from Monday, Aug. 24, to Tuesday, Sept. 15, weather permitting. According to an IDOT press release, the closure is part of the ongoing intersection improvements being made at U.S. Route 30 and Dugan… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Corn Boil 50/50 raffle winner found

SUGAR GROVE—The 2015 Sugar Grove Corn Boil 50/50 raffle winner has been located. Laura Wegner of Sugar Grove three weeks ago called the Corn Boil phone number to claim her prize. After verifying the winning ticket on Aug. 2, Corn Boil President Louise Coffman presented Wegner with a check for $1,670 at the Sugar Grove… 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

Events/Sugar Grove

Valuable resources

Historical Society hosts background check presentation SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Historical Society members on Monday learned about the need to conduct background checks on individuals seeking employment and housing. The featured program was presented by National Account Manager Ric Parra of Background Resources, Inc., located in Warrenville, Ill.. The company provides services such as pre-employment screening… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday Aug. 22

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, located on Bliss Road, just east of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. The work will entail pulling and/or cutting and stacking invasive plants. Interested people should bring gloves and wear long pants and sturdy… Keep Reading

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