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.
Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez (right), and Richard Randall, Kendall County Sheriff, celebrate landing their boat first in the Fox Valley United Way’s ninth annual cardboard-boat race on Mastodon Lake in Phillips Park in Aurora on Aug. 20.
CHICAGO—The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging Illinoisans to be on guard against tax scams promoted by unscrupulous individuals trying to persuade them to file false tax returns.
KANE COUNTY—The beauty, diversity and importance of the Fox River is portrayed in a 48-page, color booklet, “A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving the Fox River,” available for free at various locations.
GENEVA—TriCity Family Services is accepting nominations for the 27th Annual William D. Barth Award.
YORKVILLE—To continue reaching out to citizens of the 50th District, state Rep. Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) has scheduled traveling office hours in communities including Elburn, Maple Park, North Aurora, Sugar Grove and Big Rock.
SUGAR GROVE—The Kishwaukee College Aviation Flight Program is collaborating with Waubonsee Community College’s Aviation Program to offer classes at the Aurora Municipal Airport.
KANE COUNTY—Construction on the culvert carrying Main Street over Seavey Road Run will continue through Friday, Aug. 19, weather permitting.