All posts by Keith Beebe

  • Editorial: Inflexible AYP standards cast unfair spotlight on Kaneland, other school districts

    It was during Secretariat’s legendary performance in the 1973 Belmont Stakes that a reporter in attendance allegedly wept at the sheer display of perfection the horse exhibited en route to a 31-length victory and subsequent procurement of...

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Editorial: Farewell to the 2012 summer festival season

    The close of Labor Day weekend each year signals the start of many good things in this area: pumpkin and apple picking, cooler weather (hopefully) and Sunday football.

    • Posted September 7, 2012
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  • Michels announces intention to run in 2013

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels last week announced his intention to run for re-election in 2013.

    • Posted August 2, 2012
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  • School Board approves temporary roof repair

    KANELAND—School Board members on Monday voted 5-1 to approve temporary roof repairs at John Shields Elementary School.

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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  • SG teen named Miss Illinois Plus America 2012

    SUGAR GROVE—Morgan Roberts of Sugar Grove had to think long and hard about whether or not she wanted to enter the Miss Plus America pageant.

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove business is ‘fairy’ original

    SUGAR GROVE—When it comes to her job description, Sugar Grove resident Linda Haas has the perfect line on tap.

    • Posted July 7, 2012
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  • School Board approves tentative 2012-13 budget

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 6-1 to approve the tentative budget for the 2012-13 school year.

    • Posted June 30, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove resident opens tutoring franchise

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove resident Laura Keske in February bought a franchise of the Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, which is the nation's largest one-on-one in-home tutoring service.

    • Posted June 15, 2012
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  • Elburn native cuts singer-songwriter album in Nashville

    ELBURN—The Elburn-to-Nashville pipeline might not be thought of as a road to potential success and stardom, but it's a path that suits Charles Cain just fine.

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • SG preschool owner records, releases children’s album

    SUGAR GROVE—Brightest Stars Preschool owner Amy Peters, an accomplished vocalist and instrumentalist, decided some time ago that she wanted to mix her favorite hobby—music—with her business life.

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • School Board states support of original IGA terms

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 7-0 to state their support of the terms included in a proposed Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the School District and the village of Elburn.

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Fundraiser helps Virgil woman with leukemia

    MAPLE PARK—It was Feb. 8, 2012, when Virgil resident Pat Probst was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of blood cells that is fast moving and affects white blood cells known as lymphocytes.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Board discusses assisted-living facility

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday discussed the annexation agreement amendment, preliminary and final plat, and final PUD for unit No. 1 regarding the Hampstead Court assisted-living facility, slated to be built on the corner...

    • Posted May 4, 2012
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  • Midwest wrestling company brings piledrivers, fun to Elburn

    ELBURN—North American Pro Wrestling invaded Elburn last Saturday night, and for anyone who caught the show at the Elburn Community Center, don't be surprised if some of the wrestlers featured on that card eventually land in the...

    • Posted April 29, 2012
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  • Czerwinski takes on adversity

    SG resident overcomes neurofibroma, receives Challenged Athletes Foundation grant SUGAR GROVE—It was 2004 when Sugar Grove resident Shari Czerwinski noticed she had some numbness in her left leg.

    • Posted April 28, 2012
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  • How to save a life

    SG trustee rescues neighbor, hopes to spread awareness SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident and Village Board member Mari Johnson suspected something was wrong with her neighbor, a man named Bob who is in his late 60s, suffers from...

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • Save green by going green

    Community center goes through first winter with geothermal system ELBURN—J&R Herra, Inc. last November completed the installation of a geothermal system in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center last November, and the center is already seeing the benefits.

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • Michels’ State of Sugar Grove

    Village President cites development, future projects SUGAR GROVE—At his State of the Village of Sugar Grove speech on April 12, Village President Sean Michels discussed recently completed projects, as well as projects he expects will be completed in...

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove business allows seniors, disabled to continue living at home

    SUGAR GROVE—Home is where people typically feel most safe and secure. Cindy Shaw, owner of Sugar Grove-based business Home for Life Advantage, Inc. believes people shouldn't have to leave the comfort and familiarity of home when they...

    • Posted April 14, 2012
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  • Heartburn for life

    Kaneland grad’s comedy troupe—Acid Reflux—performs for Relay for Life KANELAND—To say that Bryan Renaud is familiar with the Kaneland community would be an understatement—he has resided in Elburn, Kaneville and Sugar Grove during his lifetime.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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