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Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove and Aurora townships recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement went into effect on July 1, and allows seniors, ages 65 and up, or disabled residents to schedule rides for medical appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove Corn Boil set July 25-27

Corn Boil website >> SUGAR GROVE—Admission is free to the 2014 Sugar Grove Corn Boil, which will open on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The volunteer community event is family friendly and offers entertainment that will appeal to everyone. In addition to the Wilson Family Show carnival, craft fair, Bingo and children’s games, the… Keep Reading

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Corn Boil to offer fabulous band lineup

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee recently announced the bands that will be play during the Corn Boil, Friday through Sunday, July 25-27. On Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m., the Duke Band, truly local and truly classic, will keep the classic-rock flame burning by performing the songs everyone knows and loves at 6… Keep Reading

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Building blocks that created a village

In part one of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look back at the individuals and groups that helped establish Sugar Grove not only as a village, but also as an ideal place to put down roots and raise a family SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township was first settled in the 1830s, mainly by… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove Farmers Market continues to grow

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Farmers Market this year is bigger and better than ever, along with a wider selection of vendors for patrons to choose from, according to head volunteer Pat Graceffa. “We have fresh veggies, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, bread, bakery (items) and cupcakes, too, along with native plants, beautiful flowering baskets, jewelry, makeup,… Keep Reading

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Village Board views presentation on industrial park concept

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday viewed a presentation from Jeff Dublo, executive vice president for Triumph Construction Services Corporation in Elgin, regarding potential plans to build a light industrial park. The industrial park concept would be on a 112-acre parcel located off of Route 47 on the corner of Galena Boulevard and… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove discusses road improvement funding options

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed options regarding how the village should fund future road improvements. “There is a desire to have more road improvement,” Eichelberger said. “This topic comes up all the time. We have to get back to the age-old discussion of either relocating or cutting out other services or… Keep Reading

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Corn Boil vendor booths available

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil announced there are still vendor booths available for the festival, which takes place July 25-27. Booths are 10×10 feet. Corn Boil representatives reserves the right to place vendors wherever they deem appropriate, in the best interest of the Corn Boil. However, requests to be placed on asphalt or lawn… Keep Reading

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Fagel book recognized by peers

SUGAR GROVE—Without even knowing his book was under consideration, Sugar Grove resident Mike Fagel has been recognized for writing the book of the year by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). “I’m shocked, happy, flabbergasted—pick an emotion,” Fagel said. “I’m thoroughly excited. To be recognized by my peers is pretty nifty.” The book, “Crisis… Keep Reading

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Photos: Offseason holiday cheer

The Holiday in the Grove committee held a 5B’s Pork Chop dinner fundraiser June 19 in the Sugar Grove Walgreens parking lot. Employees of Walgreens assisted in the serving of food and directing traffic. Volunteer Joe Rubo (right) of Sugar Grove preps a meal for a guest. Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove to move Village Hall

Photo: This building, 140 S. Municipal Drive, will soon serve as the new Sugar Grove Village Hall. Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale Relocation will allow for Police Dept. expansion SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove last week purchased two new buildings. The plan is to move Village Hall into the recently acquired location by fall, giving… Keep Reading

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Geneva man killed in Sugar Grove collision

SUGAR GROVE—A Geneva man died on June 12 as a result of injuries sustained from a two-vehicle collision in Sugar Grove. According to a press release from Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins, Michael Buffington, 64, was traveling eastbound on I-88 in his Ford Taurus shortly after 9 p.m. and exited onto the Route 47… Keep Reading

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Public Works presents roundabout landscaping plan

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Public Works Director Tony Speciale on Tuesday presented the landscape concept plan for the Granart Road realignment and roundabout to the Village Board. Speciale highlighted the department’s plans for landscaping and lighting along the medians and in the center of the roundabout. “We are planning on having grass medians with trees and… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove discusses possible Route 47 name change

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of changing the name of Route 47 to a more localized name. “This would be a great way to market,” said Village Board trustee Mari Johnson. “It’s not an issue with IDOT, and (the idea) was accepted by EDC members. They’re suggestion was ‘Sugar… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove aggregation program yields savings

SUGAR GROVE—In 2011, voters approved a referendum allowing the village of Sugar Grove to bid for a provider for electricity village wide. This program of bidding for electric service is referred to as a “municipal aggregation,” or simply an aggregation program. Sugar Grove’s aggregation program savings, based on actual usage, was over $1 million with… Keep Reading

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‘Pwnage’ robot a hit at middle school

Photo: Kaneland students and 2451 Robotics Team members include Elburn resident Triston Powell (left to right), 16, and siblings Alyssa, 18, and Charles Faulkner, 15, of Aurora. Photo by Lynn Logan KHS students bring robot to Harter Middle School KANELAND—Harter Middle School recently had a unique visitor grace its main stage: a robot. And not… Keep Reading

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SG Corn Boil Medallion discovered in record time

SUGAR GROVE—This year, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion was found in record time. The medallion was only hidden for around a week before Barbara Larsen, an employee of the Sugar Grove Park District and a longtime Sugar Grove resident, found the medallion last Friday on June 6. Larsen cleans the grounds of the Sugar… Keep Reading

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