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.
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.