Sugar Grove—Trail resurfacing work on the Virgil Gilman Trail in Sugar Grove and Great Western Trail in St. Charles and Campton Hills may cause intermittent closures through July.
REGIONAL—For the most part, the Kaneland area was spared from Monday’s intense storms that quickly moved through the area packing winds upwards of 70 miles an hour.
raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse
BATAVIA—Chris’ Walk began four years ago after Vicki Altepeter Foley lost her son Chris to a heroin overdose.
KANE COUNTY—The recent wet spring is sure to breed a good crop of mosquitoes, but while they may be annoying, they are not the kind that spread West Nile virus.
GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County expanded Meissner-Corron Forest Preserve last week, adding approximately 350 acres to the preserve.
Recent storms remind that simple steps taken now can have a lasting positive impact
ANTIOCH, Ill.—Devastating tornados and storms ravaged much of the Midwest in recent days.
Kane County—The 4-H small pets and cat shows will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Small Pets judging will begin at 5 p.m. and Cats judging will begin at 6 p.m.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Clerk’s Office will be closed for regular business on Monday, July 4, for the 4th of July holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5, at 8:30 a.m.
Blackberry Township—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will hold a taxpayer workshop on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. (except in November and December, when it will be held the third Thursday).
Kane County—Now is a good time to start planning the traditional holiday barbecues, picnics and Fourth of July weekend activities. Unfortunately, some people don’t plan on something that goes hand-in-hand in the warm summer months: bacteria.
With the thermometer expected to rise into the 90s and the humidity climbing to uncomfortably high levels Friday, the Kane County Health Department again is urging residents to take precautions as these conditions can lead to heat illness.
ALABAMA—Samantha Vazquez of Illinois worked with Habitat for Humanity in Mobile, Ala., on June 16, helping to educate children in the Mobile area about the importance of suitable housing.
ST.CHARLES—Perhaps the best way to discover all the treasures and amenities the St. Charles Park District has to offer is through its interactive “Staycation Adventure” treasure hunt.
St. Charles—The annual St. Charles July 4th Celebration is a time for friends and family to get together for picnics, leisure, entertainment, and most of all, to commemorate our nation’s birthday.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County recently approved new district boundaries, which will include reduction of its number of districts from 26 to 24.
YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher has launched a new season of her popular “Foxy Readers” Summer Reading Club for area students who pledge to continue reading during their summer vacation.
GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County announced that the international bond-rating firm of Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the district’s bond rating from AA to AA+/stable.
Lily Lake—Former Lily Lake resident and third-generation family farmer Leland Strom was recently honored by Northern Illinois University when he was presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the university’s graduate school commencement ceremony earlier this year.
SPRINGFIELD—“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” is the slogan used by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) to remind people to take cover when a thunderstorm approaches.
ILLINOIS—Two laptops were stolen from an Illinois State Board of Education contractor on June 7.