GENEVA—Mary Agnes and Paul Zellmer’s son, Jim Zellmer, developed Type 1 diabetes when he was just 6 years old. When he came home after six days in the hospital, he realized that this was not like the time his brother had his tonsils removed.
YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher announced she will seek re-election to the General Assembly serving the 50th District, which serves approximately 600 square miles in Kendall, Kane and LaSalle counties.
Aurora University cross country team members recently packed 18,615 dry meals at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora.
ST. CHARLES—Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is accepting nominations for the Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award.
GENEVA—Is there someone that you know who deserves to be recognized for their dedication to the community?
ELGIN—Alpaca baby Peaches made her entrance into the world at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. She emerged nose first; then one leg poked out.
GENEVA—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is accepting nomination applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies for summer 2012 admission.
SPRINGFIELD—Influenza vaccine is now at local health departments, pharmacies and health care facilities around the state.
KANE COUNTY—A senior companion program that pairs up volunteers and seniors with the goal of enhancing their lives is expanding throughout southern Kane County.
YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher has announced the Class of 2011 graduates of her popular Foxy Readers Summer Reading Club.
Redistricting creates 6 degrees of separation between area officials
KANE COUNTY—After serving nearly 20 years in the Illinois State Senate, Chris Lauzen announced he’s running for Kane County Board Chairman.
Big Rock Plowing Match set for Sept. 17-18
Big Rock—On Sept. 17, a tradition will continue that began back in 1894. It is one of the longest running annual events in the state. It’s the 117th Annual Big Rock Plowing Match.
Kane County—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold six Public Informational Meetings to revise its Master Plan.
Campton Hills—Registrations are now being taken for individuals who wish to help with an archaeological excavation beginning Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Garfield Farm Museum.
ELBURN—About nine people, including two township trustees, showed up at a public meeting to express their opinions about possibly closing the at-grade crossing at Pouley Road, if requested by Union Pacific once the Anderson Road bridge is complete.
The Big Rock Plowing Match Prince and Princess Contest is just one of the many activities featured during the three-day festival, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18, in Plowman’s Park in Big Rock.
KANE COUNTY—William F. Keck announced he will not seek re-election to a sixth term as Kane County Auditor. Keck is one of the longest serving auditors in Kane County after being first elected in 1992.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has partnered with Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies across the state to kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization, an intensive, two-week crackdown on impaired driving leading up to the Labor Day holiday.
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.
VIRGIL—The 2011 assessment roll for Virgil Township was published Aug. 18, 2011, in the Elburn Herald.