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.
Normal, ILL.—Fifty-one Illinois firms were recognized for excellence in engineering before an audience of over 300 engineers, clients and government officials at an Awards Luncheon held Feb. 3 at The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Ill.
CHICAGO—Family members who have lost a loved one will now have easier access to the deceased’s medical records under a new Illinois law.
GENEVA—Geneva Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire, an Elburn resident, surrendered to Geneva police on Feb. 4, after a warrant was issued for his arrest on felony charges that he used a city of Geneva credit card to make over $24,000 in unauthorized purchases.
SPRINGFIELD—As service members start to receive their W2’s in the mail, now is the time to prepare to file your 2011 tax returns and learn what opportunities are available for military members.
ILLINOIS—The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) announced that the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium has been recognized in a national competition honoring excellence in public health communication.
Ron Alms (left) from the Elburn Coop, presents Jeff Bornemann, Kane County 4-H Foundation president, a check for $1,500 as a donation match from Land O’Lakes Foundation.
SPRINGFIELD—Laboratory analysis of environmental sampling conducted by the IEMA earlier this week showed no measurable increases of radiation in the environment as a result of a steam release from the Byron Nuclear Power Plant.
DEKALB—Former Kaneland High athletic standout P.J. Fleck’s return to the pastures of Northern Illinois University football was the very definition of short-lived.
Washington, D.C.—The people of the state of Illinois suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 2,938 service-men and women in combat.
KANELAND—Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), instituted in 2003 as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, is a measurement tool meant to ensure that every state school improve its standardized test scores in reading and mathematics each year through 2014.
One person can make a difference
Sugar Grove—In the fall of 2010, 17 students in NIU Professor Jack King’s Sociology 392: Organizing for Social Change class sat brain-storming ideas for a class project.
Agency continues to monitor plant conditions through remote monitoring system
HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK—On Jan. 27 at approximately 8:10 a.m., Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sugar Grove Police, Big Rock Fire Department and Sugar Grove Fire Department responded to a report of a school bus crash on Granart Road, between Rhodes and Dugan roads in unincorporated Big Rock Township.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remind the public that the service’s recent action removing federal Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in portions of the Midwest has changed the status of wolves in Illinois..
AURORA—Heartland Blood Centers, a nonprofit medical organization servicing 38 area hospitals, is struggling to meet the needs of patients with O Negative blood type in area hospitals.