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Start your spring cleaning with a book donation

SUGAR GROVE—Donald J. Fee, DDS Family Dental Care, located at 26 W. Cross St. in Sugar Grove, partners with Bernie’s Book Bank, and the duo currently seek book donations. Bernie’s Book Bank collects gently used children’s books for at risk infants, toddlers and school age children. Donations can be dropped off at the Family Dental… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove Village Board talks budget

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday reviewed its expenses for 2014 and discussed its budget for 2015-16. Village Finance Director Pat Chamberlin led the discussion, highlighting revenue from 2014. “Utility tax was a lot higher last year with it being a colder winter,” Chamberlin said. “More people were using their natural gas. The… Keep Reading

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Avenue J brings ‘Seussical’ to life

SUGAR GROVE—Six weeks of rehearsals and four performances of “Seussical” were a test of the waters in Sugar Grove, according to Jennifer Madziarczyk of Avenue J Studios. “It was a true community theater show, with my students from all over the Kaneland School District, and adults from all over the area—Elgin, St. Charles, and as… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove considers a ‘mixed-use’ building

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed potentially developing a “mixed-use” building. The building would feature up to two floors of apartments, as well as retail shops on the first floor. In terms of location, Village President Sean Michels suggested an area north of Park Avenue, up to Division Drive, that has 3-to-4… Keep Reading


Hearts for Sasha fundraiser nets over $11,000

Photo: Robert Rediger, grandfather of Sasha Bamforth, cooks sausages during Hearts for Sasha, a fundraiser for Bamforth, who was diagnosed with stage 4 Myopeithelioma. To learn more or how to donate, visit Facebook.com/hereforsasha. Photo submitted by Kristie White to DBehrends@elburnherald.com SUGAR GROVE—Sunday’s snow blizzard wasn’t enough to derail a pancake breakfast fundraiser that raised more… Keep Reading

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Paez selected president FBI Northern Illinois board

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College Campus Police Chief J.C. Paez was recently selected to serve as president of the executive board of the Northern Illinois Division Chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates Inc. The FBINAA serves as a non-profit international law enforcement leadership training and networking organization, open to graduates of the… Keep Reading


Building a Bronco legacy

Sugar Grove native Fleck earns MAC Coach of the Year honors, contract extension in 2nd year with Western Michigan University KALAMAZOO, MICH.—After leading the biggest turnaround in Mid-American Conference (MAC) history, it’s no surprise that P.J. Fleck was recently signed to a six-year contract extension as Western Michigan’s head football coach, and named 2014 MAC… Keep Reading

Jodi Mair won the National Weather Service’s 2014 Photo of the Year contest for the Chicago region with the above photo: Shelf clouds rolling in over a barn off Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. She also earned fourth-place accolades with the photo below, taken near Rochelle, Ill.      Photos submitted by Jodi Mair to cborrowdale@elburnherald.com
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Riding out the storm

Elburn-area employee shows off severe-weather photos through contests, social media SUGAR GROVE—The moment dark clouds start rolling in and the wind starts picking up, Jodi Mair heads out with her camera, chasing the storm. Some of the severe weather photos she’s captured have been gaining national attention, with one particular photo—shelf clouds rolling in over… Keep Reading

The fourth stage of the Culinary Champions competition was held Jan. 14 at the Sugar Grove American Legion. Lauren Robin (center) of the Illinois Restaurant Association presents a carmel apple burger to the panel of judges, including Sandwich Mayor Rick Olson (left to right), Executive Chef Steve Langlois of the Hyatt Lodge on the McDonald Campus in Oak Brook, Ill., Big Rock Village President Dean Hummell and guest judge Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels. 
Photo retrieved from Aurora Area Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau Facebook page
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We are the (culinary) champions

Local restaurants vie to win 10-stage food competition SUGAR GROVE—Working together to bring more tourism to the Aurora greater area, the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has been hard at work with its latest idea: the ‘Culinary Champions’ competition. Consisting of 10 restaurants from the cities of Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove’s Fagel speaks on Fox 32 News

SUGAR GROVE—For Dr. Mike Fagel of Sugar Grove, aiding his fellow community members and country was never just a career choice—it was his calling. As a result, Fagel boasts a resume complete with positions such as a firefighter, medic and police officer, to name a few. “I’m a people person. I’ve always wanted to prevent… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove authorizes fill of sergeant vacancy

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to authorize the Board of Police Commissioners to fill the village’s sergeant vacancy. The position has been open since the previous sergeant, Kurtis Gilkey, stepped down in January 2014. Sugar Grove Police Chief Patrick Rollins said the department recently began a sergeant conditioning… Keep Reading

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Village Board considers property for future construction

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed and approved a motion to study a location northeast of the airport in order to gauge the property’s potential regarding future construction and ability to bring additional revenue to the village. “We have interested property owners, and the location is appropriate to look further into,” said… Keep Reading

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Board approves aggregation bidding

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the village’s participation in Municipal Electric Aggregation Bidding. As a result, the village can now seek bids from electric retailers. “One of the reasons we originally started (bidding) was because we saw the benefits in it,” Village President Sean Michels said. Through Municipal Electric Aggregation,… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee GED Enhanced program helps students shift perspective

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College was not David Kabanda’s first attempt at college in the U.S. But it was at Waubonsee, through the college’s GED Enhanced program, Kabanda finally gained the boost he needed to take the first steps on his postsecondary educational journey. More than 14 years ago, Kabanda, of Oswego, Ill., came to the… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee nursing program graduates 15 students in December

SUGAR GROVE—Fifteen more nursing candidates became eligible to join the ranks of health care professionals after graduating from Waubonsee Community College’s Nursing program during a pinning ceremony Dec. 18. The December pinning was one of four such ceremonies in 2014 at Waubonsee, recognizing nursing candidates who graduated at various points in the past year. Nursing… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee students compete in student math league contest

SUGAR GROVE—Eighty-eight students at Waubonsee Community College recently contributed their insights and reasoning to the college’s entry into the opening round of the Student Mathematics League Competition, boosting the college’s performance in the national competition. Jacqueline Mathieu of Elburn placed first among Waubonsee students during the competition, held Nov. 5, followed by fellow students Dillon… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee seeks volunteers for 2015 income tax workshops

AURORA—Waubonsee Community College this winter seeks volunteers willing to give some time and expertise to boost the local economy and help local working families get back the money to which they are entitled during the 2015 income tax filing season. In January, Waubonsee and the Center for Economic Progress again will sponsor the free income… Keep Reading

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A passion for Sugar Grove

Bohler’s legacy in place as he steps down from Village Board SUGAR GROVE—Bob Bohler has stepped away from public life to spend the remainder of his life with his family. The longtime community leader recently stepped down from the Sugar Grove Village Board due to declining health as he battles cancer. However, he will long… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove looks ahead to 2015

by Violet Marquardt SUGAR GROVE—After a successful 2014, the village of Sugar Grove already has plans in motion to ensure an equally successful 2015. With the same, common goal as 2014—to bring more revenue to the village—Sugar Grove is already poised for success in the new year. “It’s going to be a busy year,” Village… Keep Reading

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