All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Kaneland teachers to take a vote on Friday

    Kaneland—Kaneland teachers will take a vote on Friday, Feb. 5, whether or not to re-open salary negotiations with the district. The union representing the teachers, the Kaneland Educators Association (KEA), will announce its decision on Monday, Feb....

    • Posted February 4, 2010
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  • Board wants alternatives to current cuts

    KANELAND—The feedback from School Board members on the administration's proposed cost reduction plan was clear: They want to see other options that don't have such a big impact on the students.

    • Posted January 29, 2010
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  • 2 dead as plane crashes in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Fire Chief Marty Kunkel was the first responder to the scene of a plane crash in Sugar Grove Township on Saturday evening.

    • Posted January 24, 2010
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  • Kaneville loses a good friend

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville lost a stalwart member of the community last week, when life-long resident Leon Gramley passed away on Friday.

    • Posted January 22, 2010
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  • Mallard Point close to flooding solutions, funding sources

    SUGAR GROVE—The installation of additional drain tiles to bring the current water levels down and regular maintenance of the retention pond and wetland areas should solve the flooding problems in the Mallard Point Subdivision.

    • Posted January 22, 2010
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  • D-302 students give generously to Haiti

    Kaneland—What started out as a simple request for change turned into a donation of over $2,000 to help the people of Haiti after last week's earthquake.

    • Posted January 22, 2010
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  • Activities, staff reductions targets of proposed cuts

    KANELAND—School activities and reductions in staff were among the cuts Kaneland officials brought to the board on Monday to reduce the district’s $2.6 million budget deficit for the 2010-11 school year.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Survey finds high percent of A’s and B’s at high school

    KANELAND—In a recent study, school administrators found that nearly 50 percent of the students at Kaneland High School have an A grade-point average.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Rising above a down economy

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove-based Metrolift, Inc. President Rick Dahl credits his company's successful journey through troubled economic waters to some strategic moves he made several years ago.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Library Board members available for ‘meet and greet’ next four Saturdays

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Library Board members will be available at the library for the four Saturday mornings in January to answer questions residents may have about the upcoming referendum or about the library's services.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Sugar Grove in step with amended FOIA

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday identified four Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers, in compliance with the updated law, which went into effect Jan. 1.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • 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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