CHICAGO—To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) will kick off “Project 225,” a special program starting the week of Sept. 17.
SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider recently announced a new website to help promote the department’s latest work zone safety campaign entitled “Embrace the Orange.”
ST.CHARLES—After four years of finding their eclectic sound, local quintet Train Company has made it on the major music scene with the release of their album “The Remains of an Effort.”
Money diverted to widen Route 47
ILLINOIS—Citizens Against the Sprawlway members recently gathered at their 11th annual picnic and rally, this time to celebrate the demise of the Prairie Parkway.
GENEVA—If you see drilling at the end of August at Freeman-Kame Forest Preserve, the Forest Preserve District wants the public to know it’s merely an approved project by the Illinois State Geologic Survey (ISGS).
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department announced today that a 64-year-old Elgin man with West Nile Virus died last week.
GENEVA—TriCity Family Services (TCFS) is pleased to announce the election of a new member to the agency’s governing Board of Directors. Susan Parker of St. Charles was voted into office at a recent board meeting.
ST.CHARLES—The Friends of Jason Gould Foundation will hold its fourth annual fundraiser for leukemia and lymphoma research on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the St. Charles Moose.
KANE COUNTY—Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert would like to remind taxpayers that the second installment of property taxes is due Tuesday, Sept. 4.
KANE COUNTY—Work on the County Pavement Preservation and Rejuvenation Program began last week, with an anticipated completion date of September 2012, weather permitting.
SUGAR GROVE—Retired Sugar Grove Police Chief Brad Sauer will reprised his role as an investigator for the next four months, as he steps into the role of interim Kane County Coroner.
Big Rock—Big Rock will host the 118th annual Big Rock Plowing Match on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14-16, at Plowman’s Park in Big Rock.
Geneva—The Kaneland Youth Football League (KYFL) will hold a fundraiser at Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Geneva Commons on Friday, Aug. 24.
KANEVILLE—The INC Board, NFP, the local mental health authority for seven townships in southern Kane County, is looking for a Virgil Township resident volunteer to serve on the township community mental health board.
ST.CHARLES—The St. Charles Olive Garden Restaurant, through its parent company Darden Restaurants, recently awarded Lazarus House a $1,000 grant to help finance food service at its downtown emergency shelter.
SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County on Friday finalized a mutually beneficial exchange of parcels of land on or adjacent to the college’s Sugar Grove Campus.
FOX VALLEY—The Decorating Coaches is a home redesign and staging business in the Fox Valley area, owned by Mary Lynn Gehrett and Chris Katkus of Elburn and created in 2012.
SYCAMORE—In time for the annual Sycamore “Turning Back Time” event, the Fargo Hotel saw the installation of its building signage on Friday …
ELBURN—With this season’s lack of rainfall, lawns aren’t the only plant life that is being stressed. One look at the surrounding corn fields, and you will see stalks that are significantly shorter than usual and displaying spikey leaves that look like pineapple plants.
BATAVIA—Elburn resident Mark Hogan knows the right time and the right place when he sees it: he’s been doing it in the restaurant business for years.