Kane County—Some low-level felony drug offenders in Kane County will have the opportunity to avoid a permanent conviction on their record, and in some cases prison, if they agree to treatment under a new program of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
ST. CHARLES—Spring is here, and with it comes kittens. Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets (H.E.L.P.) is seeking volunteers to care for orphaned kittens in their homes.
T. CHARLES—Aquascape, Inc, the innovative leader of water features in North America and inventor of the low-maintenance ecosystem pond …
Stop by the welcome tents in front of the courthouse (100 S. Third St.) or down by Geneva Jakes at Dodson’s Place (407 S. Third St.) or at The Little Traveler (404 S. Third St.) to buy tickets to win Gardenology Day raffle prizes.
Kane County Cougars mascot Ozzie T. Cougar, Congressman Randy Hultgren, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Fifth Third Bank officials gather at Cougars Stadium for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, officially renaming the stadium Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.
GENEVA—TriCity Family Services kicked off national Mental Health Awareness Month by having a day named in its honor.
GENEVA—May is the month designated for Mental Health Awareness, but TriCity Family Services (TCFS) works all year long to raise awareness and the importance of mental health.
KANE COUNTY—Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert recently announced that taxpayer’s 2011—payable 2012—property tax bills were mailed out this past week.
AURORA—An Aurora man is the first person to be convicted by a Kane County jury under Illinois’ amended stalking statute.
ST. CHARLES—Saving a life, helping out after a flood or disaster, recycling community trash—these acts of kindness are what Scouting calls “good turns.”
MAPLE PARK—It was Feb. 8, 2012, when Virgil resident Pat Probst was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of blood cells that is fast moving and affects white blood cells known as lymphocytes.
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.