All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • 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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