All posts by John DiDonna

  • A speedy opening at Jimmy John’s

    A ribbon cutting took place Tuesday at the new Jimmy John's, located at 472 N. Route 47 in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • On the right ‘track’-tor

    Tuesday, April 17, was "Take Your Tractor to School Day" at Kaneland High School. The FFA program is going to have a team of five students compete in Ag Mechanics at the University of Illinois on May...

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • Photo Gallery: 2012 Kaneland Fine Arts Festival

    The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival was held Sunday at Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Many crafters, artists and performers were on hand to entertain. The Mime Company (right) from Chicago perform a piece called "Skydiving."

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Bringing the food

    Curves in Elburn recently took part in the Curves 14th Annual Food Drive. They collected over 300 pounds of food.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • And Five-0 makes it official

    A good crowd turned out to witness the ribbon cutting at Five-O Tattoo in downtown Elburn on Friday.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Photos: It all happens at the health fair

    Senior Kris Leeseberg demonstrates his kicking technique during the KHS Health Fair on Tuesday. Owner/Instructor Kimberly Cote from Midtown Martial Arts was on hand to teach students the health benefits of martial arts. Photo by John DiDonna

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Safety first

    Sergeant Buzz Hodges of the Maple Park Police Department hands Zack Gould, 13, an unloaded weapon to examine.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • 100 Years, 100 Coats

    At a recent Girl Scout meeting, Isabella Ford of Sugar Grove got the idea to try and donate 100 coats to the annual Chicago Bears/ Jewel-Osco Coat Drive to help celebrate 100 years of scouting and to...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • Photos: Salute to veterans

    Dominic LaSalle, 11, plays Taps during the close of the Veteran's Day ceremony at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 11.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Dudzinski digging Wichita State

    On Nov. 9 at the Kaneland High School library, varsity volleyball player Katy Dudzinski officially signed to play for Wichita State next year.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • ‘Who ya gonna call?’

    The Lincoln Highway 4-H Club hosted the annual Halloween Parade on Monday at the Maple Park Civic Center. Gaven Hargrove (at right), 10, and Maddie McGrady, 9, pose as Frankenstein and his bride.

    • Posted November 4, 2011
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  • Same bat time …

    Danny Grotto, 4, has a close encounter with a live Egyptian Fruit Bat at the Sugar Grove Library on Saturday, Oct. 29.

    • Posted November 4, 2011
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  • Aleburn’s finest …

    Matt Erion of Batavia won this year's Aleburn pumpkin race on Saturday at the Elburn American Legion Parking Lot. Aleburn is one of the newest events the Elburn Chamber has to offer.

    • Posted October 14, 2011
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  • Lovely day for a walk

    Kaneland McDole Elementary School participated in the International Walk to School Day Wednesday morning.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Fun Fest’s finest

    First baseman Aaron Williams of Annabelle's Army gets the runner out at first base as they went on to win 9-4 against Bill's Custom during the slow-pitch softball tournament at Maple Park's Fun Fest on Saturday.

    • Posted September 9, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Maple Park Share night

    There were hot dogs, sweet corn, Sno-Cones, inflatables, a 50/50 raffle and the night concluded with fireworks during the Maple Park Lions Club's "Share" community celebration on Aug. 17 at the Maple Park Fire Station.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Stop, drop and have FUN!

    Firefighters showed children trucks and an ambulance and they got to participate in an obstacle course as well as other activities. Firefighter Brad Reese (above) shows the kids the obstacle course at the fire safety event. Photos...

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Renaissance Fair

    George Richter of SOAR, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of native birds-of-prey, shows a falcon named Damsel during the Renaissance Fair at the Town and Country Library last Saturday.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Corn Boil brings the fun

    There was plenty of food, fun and excitement at the 2011 Sugar Grove Corn Boil last weekend. For more photos from the 2011 Corn Boil, visit

    • Posted August 5, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Open house down on the farm

    Kate Wiltse shows the kids how they plant herbs and vegetables using a transplanter. It was part of the Wiltse's Farm Open House on Sunday. The family-owned produce farm, located in Maple Park, has been in operation...

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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