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.
KANE COUNTY—Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert would like to remind taxpayers that the second installment of property taxes is due Sept. 1.
GENEVA—Did you know that approximately 1 out of 5 Americans is struggling with a mental health problem?
YORKVILLE—State Representative Kay Hatcher has been named to a new state council that will oversee funding and program recommendations for after-school activities for youth.
ELBURN—An Elburn woman is still waiting after three years to resolve a lawsuit to pay for medical costs after she stepped in a hole and broke her ankle.
The following local residents were among the winners at the Kane County Fair. Winners are listed by category, name, 4-H Club and city of residence.
BIG ROCK—A plane crash in Big Rock Township on Sunday morning claimed the life of a local pilot.
SUGAR GROVE—The portion of Route 56 that stretches from Galena Boulevard to Route 47 will be closed from Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, to Monday, Aug. 10, and it won’t be because of road construction.
KANE COUNTY—Motorists can expect some delays as construction crews begin work on a few projects.