KANE COUNTY—Beginning this fall, for school year 2012-13, the state of Illinois is requiring that all students entering sixth and ninth grades provide proof of a dose of the whooping cough (Tdap) vaccination in addition to the school physicals required at these grades.
Nashville—Back Country Roads, a local band in the Kaneland area that describes its music as “the big sounds of Nashville (brought) home to the Midwest,” recently brought their sound to Nashville. The band was invited to play at the Wildhorse Saloon, a three-level, 66,000 square-foot live music and dance venue.
SUGAR GROVE—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is offering scholarships to students enrolling in a variety of career education programs during the upcoming 2012-13 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, May 25.
Bomb squad opens box to find workout DVD, game, calculator
Kane County—Police restricted access to the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning after a security officer was informed of a suspicious package in the parking lot.
Sugar Grove resident Amy Manion was among Aurora University faculty and students who walked barefoot on campus in the first “A Day without Shoes” on April 10. Manion is an information services librarian.
NAPERVILLE—Families, volunteers and spectators will cheer on runners, shot-putters and other athletes as they compete in the largest area event of the year for Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2 and Near West Suburban/Area 5.
SUGAR GROVE—This program is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will join with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the first National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, April 22-28.
KANE COUNTY—The seventh annual Touch-A-Tractor at the Kane County Farm Bureau attracted a steady crowd thanks to the efforts of dozens of member/volunteers.
Elburn/Lily Lake—Prepare for road delays through the summer as a pair of Illinois Department Transportation projects recently began.
Girl Scouts host celebration with Radio Disney
Dekalb—In honor of 100 years of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) will host a family-friendly Centennial Celebration on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.
GENEVA—Comedian Steve Mazan will provide an evening of laughter and inspiration as he performs his comedy show, “Dying to Do Letterman,” at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 30.
Kane County—Plots in the Kane County Health Department’s community gardens are now available, just in time for the start of the growing season.
Frances Jerman of Aurora (right) reviews information at Waubonsee Community College’s annual Spring Job/Internship Fair on Friday.
SPRINGFIELD—Kane County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinoisans and visitors to the state to take precautions to prevent wildfires, especially with the unusually warm and dry weather in the state this spring.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are reminding motorists to be alert for farm equipment.
SPRINGFIELD—With temperatures in Illinois already in the 70s and 80s this year, bats are becoming active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—The statewide average temperature for March was 54.9 degrees—13.8 degrees above normal—making March 2012 a record-setting month, according to State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey.
Kane County—The Kane County Board of Health Tuesday adopted the Kane County 2012-2016 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a comprehensive set of policy and program recommendations for our community.