All posts by Keith Beebe

  • Kaneland approves purchase of new curriculum materials

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board trustees on Monday voted 7-0 to approve the purchase of new curriculum materials.

    • Posted April 13, 2012
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  • Cooking for Kaneland

    School, village officials cook for Kaneland fundraiser KANELAND—Local school officials and village presidents know how to do their respective jobs … but can they cook?

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Board approves drainage project easement agreements

    Vote keeps Mallard Point project moving forward SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board trustees on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve easement agreements with two landowners in regard to the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks drainage project.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Raffling relief for Southern Illinois tornado victims

    Kaneville store plans raffle for Southern Illinois tornado victims KANEVILLE—Pat Hill's fundraising effort for families affected by the tornado that ripped through Southern Illinois on Feb. 29 began with a collection jar on the checkout counter of her...

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • No Child Left Behind

    KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said in late January that he wasn't sure many people thought the No Child Left Behind law, when it was passed in January 2002 ...

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Kaneland approves teacher contract

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 7-0 to approve a 2012-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Kaneland Education Association (KEA).

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Valente challenges board, administration

    Discussion turns to conflict during board meeting KANELAND—School Board member Tony Valente on Tuesday called the district's hiring practices into question during discussion regarding a resignation and employment of staff agenda item, stating his belief that the district...

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Board approves FY2013 budget reduction plan

    Plan includes release of more than 15 full-time equivalent positions KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Tuesday voted 7-0 to approve a fiscal year 2013 budget reduction plan, which will eliminate $1,101,776 in expenditures.

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Death of Elburn man ruled self-inflicted

    ELBURN—The Kane County Coroner’s Office last week ruled that the New Year’s Day death of an Elburn man was self-inflicted.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Signatures hold up Mallard Point easement vote

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday were slated to vote on easement agreements for the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks drainage project.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • School Board discusses fiscal year 2013 budget cuts

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday continued a discussion the fiscal year 2013 cost reduction plan, which will seek to eliminate $1.1 million in expenditures.

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • A step closer

    Village authorizes IGA with Rob Roy Drainage District No.2 to address Mallard Point issue SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday voted 6-0 to authorize an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Rob Roy Drainage District No.2 in regards...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Experiencing Civil War history firsthand

    KHS group to visit Virg., Penn., D.C. by Keith Beebe KANELAND—Kaneland High School teacher Javier Martinez in March 2011 took a group of 18 students on a spring field trip to Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Open house updates SG drainage plan

    SUGAR GROVE—The Village of Sugar Grove on Tuesday hosted an Open House for the Mallard Point/Rolling Oaks area drainage project.

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Geneva streets superintendent surrenders to police amidst felony charges

    GENEVA—Geneva Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire, an Elburn resident, surrendered to Geneva police on Feb. 4, after a warrant was issued for his arrest on felony charges that he used a city of Geneva credit card to make...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • SG residents seek to raise funds for FPD water rescue equipment

    Blackberry Lake retention pond in Prestbury is the focus of the drive to raise money for rescue equipment for the fire department.

    • Posted February 10, 2012
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  • All about AYP

    KANELAND—Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), instituted in 2003 as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, is a measurement tool meant to ensure that every state school improve its standardized test scores in reading and mathematics...

    • Posted February 3, 2012
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  • School Board discusses Fiscal Year 2013 budget reductions

    SUGAR GROVE—Commence year three of Kaneland's cost-center budget reduction process.

    • Posted February 3, 2012
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  • Down the drain?

    Sugar Grove ends Mallard Point drainage negotiations SUGAR GROVE—The solution to the drainage problems in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions in Sugar Grove just became more complex.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove approves TIF district

    District covers 305 acres, compared to 1,800-acre prior proposal SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's 23-year-long Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is officially on the clock.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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