All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze

    KANELAND—An agreement among the Kaneland School District teachers union, administration and School Board will replace $1.1 million in the 2010-11 school year budget ...

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • School Board gives the go-ahead on athletic storage building

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday gave the go-ahead to the administration to seek bids for an athletic equipment storage facility on the Harter Middle School campus.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Be aware of census-form scam

    Sugar Grove—There are 10 questions asked on the 2010 Census form, but if you find the question, 'What is your Social Security number?' don't answer it.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Crash claims 2 lives

    SUGAR GROVE—Two fatalities resulted from a two-vehicle crash on Route 47 at the south entrance to Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted April 14, 2010
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  • Kaneland teachers agree to wage freeze

    The KEA voted on the action on Sunday, and school officials and the association signed the letter of agreement on Monday evening.

    • Posted April 13, 2010
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  • Express yourself at the Fine Arts Festival

    KANELAND—Students will have a chance to create a piece of jewelry during the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival under the tutelage of local glass artist Larry Cimaglio.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Board positive on active-adult residential development

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday gave positive marks to plans for a 190-acre development targeting active adults 55 and older.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Rob Roy Drainage District address Village Board

    Mike Fagel of the Rob Roy Drainage District addressed the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday, requesting assistance from the village to pay for the drainage solution.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Village Board sets wheels in motion for Mallard Point SSA

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday passed an ordinance allowing for a special service area (SSA) in the Mallard Point and Rolling Oaks subdivisions.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • State shortfall could increase Sugar Grove budget deficit

    SUGAR GROVE—The $50,000 deficit in the village's 2010-11 budget could easily turn into a $250,000 deficit, if the state of Illinois follows through with its proposal for a reduction in the local government distributive fund (LGDF).

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Visitors view works, meet artists at juried art show reception

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Debbie Thill said she had just recently started visiting the Sugar Grove Public Library.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Local police officers drive home safety to teens

    GENEVA—Batavia police officer Dennis Harper has more than 20 years experience in law enforcement.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Technology trumps budget cuts at John Stewart

    KANELAND—Kaneland John Stewart fifth-grader Jake Needham said he was surprised that a wetlands only takes five years to fully form and grow.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • New management firm holds out hope to Settler’s Ridge residents

    SUGAR GROVE—Residents of Settler's Ridge can expect better maintenance of the common areas, empty lots and the yellow house that is the gateway to the community.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Adult day care center fills need

    SUGAR GROVE—Genesis Adult Day Care Center owner Charlene Johnson and her partner Maria Uy said they chose Sugar Grove for their new facility because they felt the area was underserved, with the closest adult day care centers...

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Showmanship at its best

    Photos from the Kaneland High School production of Guys and Dolls. Photos by Susan O'Neill

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Putting names to the numbers

    Kaneland—For the first time, individual teacher's names are part of the record, with the reality hitting home for everyone involved.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Unpaid school fees on the rise

    KANELAND—Unpaid Kaneland School District fees have reached an all-time high this year, with $50,179 being equivalent to the cost of a full-time teacher.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Private funding offers come with caveats

    KANELAND—Kaneland School District officials said they have appreciated the generous offers of funding recently made by parents and parent groups in the past several weeks to save various programs from being eliminated through the budget reduction process.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Sugar Grove resident offers tax preparation at a reasonable rate

    SUGAR GROVE—Charles Douglas, a Sugar Grove resident who recently opened a tax business in town, said he wants to be an alternative to high-priced tax preparers.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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