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Waubonsee wins marketing awards

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College recently received eight awards for its marketing efforts. The college received four MarCom Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, including two platinum awards for the 2012 Report to the Community (annual report and photography categories), a gold award for the 2013-14 Community Education event mailer, and a gold… Keep Reading

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SG Citizen Survey yields encouraging results

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the results of the village’s 2013 Citizen Survey. Results from the survey were generally positive, though residents reported dissatisfaction with economic development and cable TV. The cable TV issue is essentially out of the Village Board’s hands, as Sugar Grove currently has a Cable Television Franchise… Keep Reading

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History Department recognized at WCC

SUGAR GROVE—From Waubonsee’s inception, the instruction of history has helped to define the college. As the study of history has evolved in the decades since, the college’s History Department has evolved, as well, rising to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities offered by new technology, expanded historical perspectives and new methods of teaching. And… Keep Reading

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WCC opens new field house

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College opened the doors of its new Sugar Grove campus field house on Dec. 6. Student athletes, athletic instructors and community members gathered at the field house that day and were able to participate in the different games and interactive activities. “Given the nature of the field house, we created a ‘game… Keep Reading

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Best year yet for Holiday in the Grove

Photo: Sisters Cary and Cara visit with Santa at the Sugar Grove Community House Saturday during the Holiday in the Grove. More photos are below the story. Photos by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—The Holiday in the Grove Board members described their event on Saturday as the best year they have had since the event was… Keep Reading

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Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers, will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just before Christmas outside… Keep Reading

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SG seeking applicants for Board of Police Commissioners

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Board of Police Commissioners consists of three members that are appointed by the village president with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The powers and duties of this board are limited to making recommendations on the hiring, firing and discipline of sworn law enforcement officers for the village. This committee meets… Keep Reading

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SG Village Board approves 2013 proposed tax levy

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday passed the proposed 2.4 percent increase for the 2013 Tax Levy with five yes votes, and two no votes from trustees Sean Herron and Kevin Geary. Sugar Grove will collect $6.50 more from each property owner in the village. Board members participated in a discussion regarding the… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove Village Board hosts road improvement open house

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday hosted an informal road improvement open house at the Sugar Grove Public Library. The open house was in regard to the village’s road improvement research for Dugan Road and Route 30, as well as a two-lane roundabout that would connect Route 30, Granart Road and Bucktail Lane.… Keep Reading

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WCC CAD Program awarded grants to expand partnership, outreach

SUGAR GROVE—The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) program at Waubonsee Community College has been awarded two grants to help the college improve its partnership with a local high school and to improve efforts to market the program to women. On Oct. 11, the Illinois Community College Board awarded the Waubonsee Business and Career Technologies Division… Keep Reading

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Kindness Campaign aims to CARE at Park District

SUGAR GROVE—Renee Dee, founder of Peak for Kids, will bring the Kindness Campaign to the Sugar Grove Park District before-and-after-school CARE program. Dee was recently a guest speaker at the CARE programs at John Shields Elementary School and McDole Elementary School, and she plans to visit the two Kaneland elementary schools in Elburn in the… Keep Reading

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Online learning provider names WCC Top 50 Partner

AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Workforce Development Department has been named among the top 50 institutional partners of ed2go, a leading provider of online learning for adults. The company works with more than 2,100 colleges, universities and other organizations across the nation each year. Waubonsee began offering professional development courses in conjunction with ed2go in 2003. Two… Keep Reading

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Becoming Dylan’s ‘superhero’

Photo: Tim and Christine (Bateman) Carey with sons Dylan, 3, and Gavin, 6. The family lives in Shabbona, Ill. Photo by Samantha Garver SUGAR GROVE—Three-year-old Dylan Carey pretends he’s a superhero during his chemotherapy treatments for the stage four neuroblastoma he was diagnosed with in July—and the family hopes that local residents will come out… Keep Reading

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WCC Auto Body Repair Program secures ‘Makeover’ grant

SUGAR GROVE—One of the state’s best auto body repair education programs soon will get even better, after Waubonsee Community College’s program became one of four nationwide to secure a $50,000 grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The Auto Body Repair Program at Waubonsee has been selected to receive the Foundation’s 2013 Ultimate Collision Education… Keep Reading

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Between Friends Food Pantry sponsors toy, book drive

by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—Many are blessed with plenty of food, the warmth and protection of a home, and an abundance of presents around the holidays for giving and receiving. But there are people in our community who are in need of help this holiday season. Three years ago, Rachel Rockwell-Muckerheide started the Toy and… Keep Reading

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Graceffa appointed to SG Library Board

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board on Nov. 14 appointed its newest board member: Pat Graceffa, a dedicated Sugar Grove Library Friend and longtime village resident who was a write-in candidate for a Library Board seat last April. The board opening was made possible by Library Board member Ed DeBartolo’s move to Florida. After being… Keep Reading

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SG board discusses potential turnabout

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of placing a two-lane turnabout that would connect Route 30, Granart Road and Bucktail Lane. Tim Sjogren from TADI, Inc., and Tony Simmons from HR Green, were available to answer questions from the board. The tentative plans would cut off an existing part of… Keep Reading

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Photos: Toys, holiday cheer

Emily Kay Salon in Sugar Grove held its annual Holiday Open House and Toys For Tots Benefit Friday evening. The salon handed out goodie bags to the first 20 guests, held raffle drawings, offered refreshments and sampling of PRP wines. Emily Strong (right), owner of Emily Kay Salon, is a resident of Elburn. The Toys… Keep Reading

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Fox Valley Labor News owner named WCC Featured Alumna

SUGAR GROVE—If there’s one thing Waubonsee Community College alumna Jennifer Rice has learned, it’s that things have a funny way of working out. While taking a nine-year hiatus from journalism to work as a forklift operator was not Rice’s original plan, it was just the experience she needed to excel in her current role—owner and… Keep Reading

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