BIG ROCK—First Baptist Church will host a concert featuring pianist extraordinaire Huntley Brown on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Big Rock.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois AMBER (America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert Task Force recently announced the 10-year anniversary of the first AMBER Alert broadcast in Illinois.
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Nov. 20 discussed hiring the company Tricom to answer 911 calls and take care of dispatch.
BIG ROCK—The death of a Big Rock woman has been ruled the result of wounds sustained during a dog attack.
INCKLEY/BIG ROCK—Gianina Ludwig has lived in Hinckley and Big Rock her entire life, and at a very young age was raised around horses.
ELBURN—Two Elburn residents were among the five suspects recently arrested following a three-month-long investigation into cannabis trafficking that yielded a seizure of 598 pounds of cannabis.
KANELAND—Kaneland High School Assistant Principal Diane McFarlin considers herself a “Jersey girl” at heart. Her husband is from New Jersey, and she grew up near the eastern seaboard.
SUGAR GROVE—Over the last few months, Waubonsee Community College graduate Joe Berenyi, an Oswego resident, has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, met President Barack Obama, and been hailed as a hero at local and national appearances.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department is sending a reminder that fees for rabies registration for pets that are not spayed or neutered will increase on Saturday, Dec. 1.
KANE COUNTY—Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday afternoon were dispatched to the 46W400 block of Beith Road near Maple Park on a report of a suspicious vehicle.
AURORA—At the Western Township Republican Organization meeting in Blackberry Township on Oct. 18, Tao Martinez, Democrat nominee for Coroner, announced his public support and endorsement of Chris Lauzen, Republican nominee for Kane County Board Chairman.
SPRINGFIELD—The Office of Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM), in cooperation with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is marking National Fire Safety Week to educate families on the importance of fire protection.
ILLINOIS—The National Family Partnership (NFP) recently announced the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently reported four more cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the total so far this season to nine.
AURORA—Attorney Michael C. Funkey of Aurora was included in the recently published Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers, distributed with the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.
WATERMAN, ILL.—Open Hands Preschool (OHP) in Waterman, Ill., is still accepting enrollments.
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.