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Elburn board rejects Forest Preserve’s request to purchase Patten property ELBURN—Representatives of the Kane County Board and Forest Preserve District attended Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting to again plead their case to the village regarding the preserve’s potential purchase of the Patten property along Route 47. In the end, the board voted against permitting the…

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Local representatives to host coffee

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CAMPTON HILLS—State representatives Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore) and Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) will host a coffee and conversation on Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old Lafox Road, Campton Hills. Reps. Pritchard and Wheeler will discuss the spring legislative session thus far, the 2016 budget and recent bills that will…

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In it together

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Friends, community come together for resident recently hit by car SUGAR GROVE—The term “one of a kind” tends to come up whenever the topic involves Sugar Grove resident Courtney Adams. Always kind and caring, Adams’ friends and the Sugar Grove community agree that it is a pleasure to know her. “I actually just moved in…

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Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

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SUGAR GROVE TWP/AURORA TWP—Sugar Grove Township and Aurora Township recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement will allow seniors ages 65 and up and disabled residents to schedule rides for medical appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4…

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Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse event July 25

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GENEVA—A Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse event will take place Saturday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, Route 31 and Batavia Avenue, Geneva. The event will include a 5K run/walk, DJ, vendor fair, resources for substance abuse help, speakers, food, raffles, silent auction, professional face painter, Zumba, a…

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Blackberry Township residential taxpayer workshop July 23

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BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at www.blackberrytwp.com/assessor.htm. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle • How…

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Golf courses say ‘rain rain, go away!’

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Rain dampens links in June ELBURN, SUGAR GROVE—According to the National Weather Service, the Kaneland area received 11.31 inches of rain in June—nearly 7 inches above normal. Indoors, many area low-standing homes and lots of basements have suffered flooding. Outdoors, it’s had a big effect on local golf courses. “When it rains on the weekends,…

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Live aid

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Elburn, Geneva residents transform bar into music venue Wasco—For music enthusiast and patron Dr. Steve Holtsfeld of Geneva, turning Old Towne Pub in Wasco into a live music venue was one idea he could not shake. Although Holtsfeld claims he cannot carry a tune in a bucket, his long appreciation of music and festivals helped…

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Volunteer registration for Garfield Museum 2015 archaeology program

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CAMPTON HILLS—Garfield Farm Museum is looking for volunteers to help with archaeological research in July and August. The hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weeks of July 15-19 and July 22-26, as well as the second session, Aug. 12-16 and Aug. 19-23. Under the direction of James R. Yingst,…

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Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

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SUGAR GROVE TWP/AURORA TWP—Sugar Grove Township and Aurora Township recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement will allow seniors ages 65 and up and disabled residents to schedule rides for medical appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4…

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Volunteers needed as Adult Literacy tutors

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AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project seeks volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English. All training and materials are free. An online volunteer tutor training program will be available throughout the month of July. The flexible, individually paced curriculum includes readings and responses, and takes approximately eight to 10 hours to…

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State Rep. Pritchard comments on Bill 3763

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SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed House Bill 3763, making appropriations for education funding and the teachers retirement system. State Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore) commented on the signing of the bill. “I want to commend the governor on his willingness to work with the majority party in developing a responsible budget. I’m glad to see…

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IDOT suspends road work for July 4 weekend

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Lanes opened where possible to improve traffic flow SPRINGFIELD—To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for Fourth of July holiday travelers, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 p.m., Thursday, July 2, until 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 6. One of the lane closures that will…

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Work on wayside horns at LaFox, Brundidge roads begins this week

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LA FOX/BLACKBERRY TWP—Installation of railroad wayside warning horns at the Union Pacific Railroad crossings at LaFox Road and Brundidge Road began this week. The project, which is estimated to take about two months, has been a long time in the making, said Kane County Board member and Transportation Committee Chair Drew Frasz. When Frasz first…

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Electric aggregation letters hitting mailboxes this week

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KANE COUNTY—Residents and small businesses in unincorporated Kane County, excluding Aurora and Dundee Townships, should expect to receive detailed information about the new electric aggregation program in their mailboxes this week. Letters will be sent by Dynegy Energy Services and include the Kane County seal on the envelope, so residents should be on the lookout…

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Fireworks pose safety hazard

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SPRINGFIELD—With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds Illinois residents to leave fireworks to the experts. Many injuries and fires occur each year from these devices and therefore should be used only by trained professionals. Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders of all ages. As the…

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