KANE COUNTY—Judge Linda Abrahamson presided over the swearing in of 16 new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), last week presented fluoridation awards to 432 community water systems—including Elburn and Sugar Grove—for maintaining state mandated fluoride levels every month in 2011.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced the start of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for the 14th District, where the winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for an entire year.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS—In appreciation of overwhelming community support during Girl Scouts’ 100th year, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois has decided to extend its local Girl Scout Cookie Booth Program.
Kaneville store plans raffle for Southern Illinois tornado victims
KANEVILLE—Pat Hill’s fundraising effort for families affected by the tornado that ripped through Southern Illinois on Feb. 29 began with a collection jar on the checkout counter of her business, Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville.
BATAVIA—When Willy, a 21-year-old thoroughbred gelding, arrived at Field of Dreams (FOD) Horse Rescue nine months ago, he was severely emaciated with a dull, patchy hair coat. He had been left in an outdoor paddock all by himself and had no recent veterinary care.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Public Health Association (APHA) that will be used to further integrate a health component into Kane County’s comprehensive land-use strategies.
GENEVA—With the early spring-like weather, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County hopes to get a head start on the prescribed burn season.
Jordan Leudtke, Lauren Pence, Kassidy Reever and Celena Slowick participated in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois
KANE COUNTY—Three employees of the Kane County State Attorney’s office were honored on March 9 for their contributions to the office and their commitment to public service and law enforcement in 2011.
The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
SPRINGFIELD—Local and state emergency management officials this week launched a statewide contest aimed at increasing awareness and use of weather alert radios.
BATAVIA—TriCity Family Services is hosting its 23rd annual Benefit and Auction on Saturday, April 21, at the Lincoln Inn Banquets in Batavia.
KANE COUNTY—Did you know girls are completely aware gender barriers still persist in today’s society?
St. Charles—Lazarus House, a St. Charles based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, helps feed the hungry of mid-Kane County and is participating in the million dollar Feinstein Challenge during March and April.
SPRINGFIELD—The annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey, coordinated by the Illinois Audubon Society, was conducted between the dates of Jan. 4 and 18.
AURORA—Evidence-based research suggests that appropriate visual art can have a healing effect on patients by reducing anxiety and potentially leading to less medication and shorter hospital stays.
Holiday Hour RV survives, thrives through economic ups and downs
Cortland—Holiday Hour RV owners Rick and Lisa Flanigan work hard so their customers can have fun. Their motto is, “Your pleasure is our business.”
MONTGOMERY—In continuing to keep pace with community growth and the accompanying demand for more athletic fields, the Fox Valley Park District will begin expansion of Stuart Sports Complex this spring.
Kane County—Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez will award one scholarship to a Kane County resident in the amount of $500.