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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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Holiday spirit arrives in Sugar Grove

PHOTOS: Holiday In The Grove’s third annual lighting of the tree was held Saturday morning at the Sugar Grove Community Center. The Sugar Grove Fire Department chauffeured Santa Claus to do the honors in lighting this year’s tree. Santa posed for photos and guests enjoyed variety of Dave’s Coffee Cakes, coffee, orange juice and hot… Keep Reading

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Kylie Siebert named to CCIW all-conference team

ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Augustana sophomore Kylie Siebert, a Sugar Grove native and Kaneland graduate, was recently named to the all-conference volleyball team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Siebert, a 5-foot-5 libero, was the lone representative for the Vikings. She led the team this year in digs with 567 in 107 games played for… Keep Reading

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Levy increase?

SG Village Board announces proposed 2013 Property Tax Levy SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday announced the village’s proposed 2013 Property Tax Levy. Village President Sean Michels said that the village is considering raising the tax levy 2.4 percent for real estate taxes in 2013. The estimated property taxes are $1,518,162 for 2013,… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove conducting hotel feasibility study

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Community Development Director Richard Young and Village President Sean Michels announced on Tuesday that they are in the process of implementing a hotel feasibility study. They said they are looking to share the cost of the study with the Sugar Grove Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Young explained that the cost of the… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee history professor named Faculty Association Instructor of the Year

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College Assistant Professor of History Dr. Amy Powers, a DeKalb resident, was honored as the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) Instructor of the Year at the group’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference on Oct. 11. “I’m really honored, especially since it came from my colleagues,” Powers said. “It means a lot… Keep Reading

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SG Corn Boil gives back

On Oct. 17, Jean Lindsay (left), the president of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil organization, presented checks to various community groups, including Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez, Father Robert Jones of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church of Sugar Grove, the Sugar Grove Park District, the Between Friends Food Pantry, the Sugar Grove American Legion and… Keep Reading

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A new addition to SG Library

The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry held a ribbon cutting and plaque presentation event for Mike and Vicki Morkert of Java Plus at The Book Nook, located in the Sugar Grove Public Library. The Morkerts are residents of Aurora. Java Plus has been an independent coffee shop for the past 7 years. Java… Keep Reading

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Proposed Ace Hardware location scheduled to open in SG next spring

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the proposed Ace Hardware store that will be located on the corner of Capitol Road and Galena Road. The store will feature an outdoor selling area for seasonal items, an indoor shop, a 2,000-square-foot shop designated for selling premium cat, dog and bird food, and a… Keep Reading

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EEI adds project manager to its transportation group

SUGAR GROVE—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. announces the addition of David C. Johanson, P.E., PTOE to its Transportation Group as a project manager. Johanson brings over 15 years of professional experience in the management and design of local, state and federally funded phase I and II municipal, county, and state transportation projects, including traffic impact studies, intersection… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee-featured students help plan campus technology

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College works hard to listen to the voices of its students, and so it is fairly common to find student representatives serving on college-wide committees. But there is nothing common about the two students currently serving on the Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC). At just 19 years old, Andrew Baron of Oswego… Keep Reading

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