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Great turnout & success for Special Olympics fundraiser

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ELBURN—Sunday marked the seventh annual Pulling for Special Olympics event, held at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. The event year after year continues to grow and includes more people who are passionate about raising funds for Special Olympics participants. The funds that are raised at the event are allocated for the participation fees…

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Play on at McNair Field

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BLACKBERRY TWP.—Mya McIntire’s team, the Blue Sox, played their first game of the season at McNair Field on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of Blackberry Township to renew the lease on the field. Mya and her father, Steve McIntire, vice president of the Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League (EYBSL), and other league representatives attended…

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Hultgren bringing office to 14th District constituents

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Sugar Grove among selected locations WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that staff members from his Geneva office will be traveling throughout the 14th Congressional District during the month of May to meet with constituents. These meetings are on top of the many meetings he will hold with constituents during the district work…

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Rivals come together in Cougar-land

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Photo: KHS softball coach Brian Willis, who is battling colon cancer, will be honored at Monday’s Pack the Park event at Fifth Third Bank Park in Geneva. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland-Batavia clash to benefit great causes KANELAND—Area baseball teams aren’t only mindful of the postseason task ahead. They’re also willing and able to help…

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Hultgren commends Illinois’ heroin state of emergency declaration

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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently commended the Illinois State House for unanimously passing a resolution declaring a “heroin state of emergency” across the state, and pushed for the community to come together to finalize a plan to combat heroin and opioid abuse. In recent years, heroin has seen a striking reappearance in the…

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Swimming with ‘sharks’

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Sugar Grove couple’s trackless train scores investors on ABC show SUGAR GROVE—An appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” was just the ticket for Sugar Grove residents Stan Krozel and Kevin Ullery, who scored two billionaire investors for their trackless train amusement ride in an episode that aired April 11. The Sugar Grove pair appeared on the…

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KHS, McDole in tech demonstration

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SPRINGFIELD—Kaneland High School and McDole Elementary School are among approximately two of 60 schools statewide that will participate in the annual TECH 2014 Students for the Information Age event on Thursday, May 8, at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. From 1 to 3 p.m., students will show the public and elected members of…

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An Easter journey

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Photo: Valleybrook Community Church Pastor Brian Smith of Batavia touches base on the meaning of Easter with the youth before excusing them to Sunday school. Photo by Lynn Logan Valleybrook Church celebrates Easter with new location MAPLE PARK—Valleybrook Community Church celebrated Easter on Sunday in its new location at the former Kaneland Middle School on…

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Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

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Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program to donate. Over 2,000 brand-new books were distributed to surrounding schools and families, including the Guerreros (right), and…

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House of Steel

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Lekkas brothers have lived lives on ice ELBURN—There’s a whole lot of hockey talent in Elburn. Much of it is courtesy of one household. The Lekkas brothers of Elburn have long shown an affinity for hockey, having all participated to various degrees. Even when not participating, the chill of the sport was always around. “Hockey…

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Broader band

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Village Board discusses potential fiber optic grant SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed an application for a grant to fund a fiber optic project. The competitive grant would allow the village to implement fiber optics from Kaneland Harter Middle School to John Shields Elementary School and also to Sugar Grove Village Hall,…

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Kaneland celebrates 15th Fine Arts Festival

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Photos: The Kaneland Arts Initiative celebrated its 15th annual Fine Arts Festival on Sunday at Kaneland High School. The event boasted a wealth of professional artists, musicians, dancers and actors. Peter Thaddeus (right) creates an acrylic work of art to add to those displayed around him. Peter has a B.A. in interior design from the…

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Student urges community to ‘Seize the Purple’

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Photo: “I personally feel that epilepsy doesn’t get the awareness that it deserves. It affects over six million people worldwide, and it’s just as common as breast cancer is. And I just think it really does deserve more awareness than it is given.” Samantha Havlin, Kaneland High School junior photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—People can…

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Dewey Dash to celebrate 10th anniversary

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Town and Country Public Library 10th annual Dewey Dash Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. 320 E. North St., Elburn (630) 365-2244 • Fees for 1-mile walk/run: $22 ($25 on race day) for adults, $12 ($15 on race day) for ages 12 and under Fees for 5k: $22 ($25 on race day) for all…

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Metra parking to increase May 1

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ELBURN—Commuters will pay 25 cents more a day to park at the Elburn Metra Station beginning May 1. Parking rates will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 per day. Village President Dave Anderson said that the Village Board had actually approved the increase two years ago, but put off its implementation until now. The board has…

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It’s in the stars

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Photo: During periods of particularly strong solar activity, Herman Zwirn can see the aurora borealis (seen on page 2B) from his observatory in Lily Lake. Though the aurora was visible earlier this winter, cloudy weather distorted the view. But in 2011, he captured spectacular shots (below). “The entire sky, the entire sky was the aurora,”…

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Madigan issues advice for tax season

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CHICAGO—In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinois consumers to the costly risk of tax refund anticipation products as they work to file their tax returns by Tuesday, April 15. Tax preparers offer refund anticipation loans, checks and temporary debit cards as an option for consumers to receive an…

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