KANE COUNTY—The 2012 roadway construction/inspection season has begun. While you may find it aggravating when you happen upon construction, keep in mind that it is necessary to repair and improve the roadway system.
GENEVA—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) this week released the following statement after recently receiving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” award.
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Kane County—The problem of heroin use and addiction in the Chicago area has gotten national attention with a record multi-million dollar seizure of heroin occurring just one year ago in Elgin.
HOLLAND, OHIO—Marmion Academy’s nationally ranked Flannigan Rifles Drill Team competed at the Springfield High School Drill Meet in Holland, Ohio, on March 3.
DEKALB—Northern Illinois University recently named Elburn resident and geologist Reed Scherer as one of its three 2012 Board of Trustees Professors—an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching.
ELBURN—The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing project on Illinois 47 from Seavey Road to just north of Welter Road in Elburn is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on Monday, April 9.
Kane County—The Third Annual County Health Rankings released Tuesday once again show that Kane County residents are some of the healthiest in Illinois.
ST.CHARLES—Kane County’s Juvenile Drug Court program recognizes the growing concerns related to substance abuse and the difficulties individuals and families have accessing community resources.
KANE COUNTY—A former Elburn man has pleaded guilty to severely beating a toddler in a St. Charles hotel room while high on heroin in October 2010.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins communities nationwide recognizing National Public Health Week, April 2-8.
ST. CHARLES—The seventh annual “Touch-A-Tractor” event will be held on the front lawn of the Kane County Farm Bureau, 2N710 Randall Road in St. Charles, from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15.
YORKVILLE—Fox Valley seniors are invited to learn more about how to protect themselves from scams and identity theft at a pair of events—one in Kendall County and one in Kane County—hosted by state Representative Kay Hatcher.
Big Rock—Sam Kimpan, 18-year-old Big Rock Boy Scout Troop 19 member, is the most recent in his Troop to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
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.