All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Easier way to pay

    ELBURN—By the end of the work week, Metra commuters will no longer have to find ever more creative ways to fold a dollar bill in order to pay for daily parking.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Elburn leverages its buying power

    ELBURN—Elburn joined other municipalities in northeastern Illinois in a consortium to negotiate with Nicor for more attractive terms and a new franchise agreement.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Airport director protects planes from local birds

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police responded to a call on Dec. 15 about a male subject driving a green pick-up truck shooting geese out of his truck by the airport.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Church members share God’s word with their neighbors

    SUGAR GROVE—Thanks to Sugar Grove residents Rich and Laura Wood, their children and fellow church-goers, about 5,000 area families recently received a Bible in a packet hanging on their front doorknob.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Village creates pool of qualified police candidates

    SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove recently sent out a request for applications from individuals who wish to become Sugar Grove police officers.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • School officials lay out timeline for announcement of budget cuts

    Kaneland—Kaneland School District administrators, faced with a reduction in property tax income and cuts in state funding, have been working with the district's main areas of operation to come up with cost-saving measures to reduce a $2.6...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • District attempts to balance budget amid unknowns

    KANELAND—As Kaneland School District officials work to chop away at the $2.6 million deficit in the budget for 2010-11, they are dealing with several unknown variables.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Parents concerned about effects of cuts

    Kaneland—A group of about 20 concerned parents met on Dec. 7 to discuss the pending budget cuts for the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • District offers early retirement

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School District is offering a $10,000 incentive to staff members covered by the Kaneland Education Association if they retire a year earlier than planned. This one-time offer is one of the measures the district is...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Madrigals usher in the joy of the season

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School cafeteria was transformed into a medieval castle last weekend, when family, friends and fans attended the school's 32nd annual “Madrigal Christmas Feaste.”

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • PIE club members gain experience and friends on Denmark trip

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School PIE Club (Partners in International Education) student members packed a lot of learning and interaction into their trip to Denmark this fall to meet their counterparts at the Vestre Skole High School.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Spirit of the season

    KANELAND—Brooke Simmons was one of five Kaneland John Shields Elementary School students chosen to pick out presents for a family adopted by fifth-graders through the Holiday Spirit program.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    Plan Commissioners waive meeting stipend; Village joins gas franchise consortium; Village considers truck weight restrictions

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Fun for the family

    Holiday in the Grove brings holiday cheer to Sugar Grove

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Village tables Mallard Point SSA vote

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal for a Special Services Area (SSA) in the Mallard Point Subdivision to deal with the recurring groundwater issues and elevated water levels in the wetland area.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Shutterbugs

    SUGAR GROVE—Visitors to the children's section of the Sugar Grove Public Library may find themselves eyeball to eyeball with a Chinese Praying Mantis.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Food pantry helps local families care for their pets

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Animal Hospital has agreed to serve as a drop-off site for animal food and supplies, as well as food donations that will end up on the shelves of the Between Friends Food Pantry...

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Village wants more time to study wind turbines

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board extended its six-month moratorium on windmills and wind turbines for another six months on Tuesday, but that does not mean they are not interested.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • No response yet from teachers

    KANELAND—A letter sent to the Kaneland Education Association at the beginning of the month requesting that members return to the bargaining table so far remains unanswered.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Residents fill door steps with food, warmth, care

    Sugar Grove—After a weekend of collecting food, coats, mittens and hats, as well as pet food and supplies, a pair of 12-year-old friends surveyed the pile of coats that their neighbors donated through their Fill Your Door...

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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