• WIU announces Spring 2009 graduates

    More than 1,550 students earned academic degrees after the spring 2009 semester at Western Illinois University's Macomb and Quad Cities campuses, and through extended studies. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 1,250 students.

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • Corn Boil caters to the public

    The 2009 Sugar Grove Corn Boil is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, and its goal is to be public-friendly.

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • Get up and dance!

    The soothing sound and syncopation of steel pan music is intoxicating, said Waubonsee Community College Steel Drum Band coordinator Gibby Monokoski.

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • Keep the pace

    The 2009 edition of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K run/walk gives local runners a chance to celebrate the weekend with some sweat.

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • Photo gallery: Kernel enjoys the Corn Boil; All about: Corn

    Kernel had a great time at the 2008 Corn Boil—and can’t wait for the 2009 edition. Illustrations by Ben Draper

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • G. David Rivers

    G. David Rivers, 71, went to be with the Lord early Monday morning.

    • Posted July 21, 2009
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  • Severe weather can create stressful situations for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease

    STATE—Recent severe weather conditions in Illinois have prompted the Alzheimer’s Association—Greater Illinois Chapter to remind the public that loved ones with dementia will need extra help in the event of a weather related emergency.

    • Posted July 21, 2009
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  • SG Chamber recognizes 2 local achievers with scholarships

    SUGAR GROVE—High School senior Jessica White has always loved math, so it makes sense that she will major in actuarial science at the University of Illinois this fall. She also hopes to minor in French, which will...

    • Posted July 20, 2009
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  • State budget includes funding for MP projects

    MAPLE PARK—On Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law bills that create the $31 billion “Illinois Jobs Now!” plan. Under the plan, the village of Maple Park will receive $140,000 in funding.

    • Posted July 20, 2009
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  • Securing good-paying jobs in Kane, Kendall, DeKalb Counties

    REGIONAL—As unemployment continues to be an issue for residents of Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, the River Valley Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has taken on the challenge of securing jobs in the area, for now and the...

    • Posted July 20, 2009
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  • Committee’s action looks to avert drastic cuts at Health Department

    GENEVA—The Kane County Board’s Executive Committee, acting on the recommendation of the Kane County Board of Health, voted to move a resolution to the full County Board that would extend a $500,000 line of credit to the...

    • Posted July 19, 2009
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  • Photo gallery: 2009 Elburn SummerFest

    Michael Weintraub, 5, of Elburn learns some magic from magician Brian Holt at the 2009 Elburn SummerFest, held Saturday at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted July 18, 2009
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland JV Cheerleader Car Wash

    2009 Kaneland Cheerleader carwash held at Bob Jass Chevrolet, Elburn. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted July 18, 2009
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  • Animal-assisted therapy: What pets can do for our health

    Prescription medications and psychiatrists work hard to provide the suffering with help, but sometimes a sloppy, wet kiss from a furry friend makes for good medicine as well.

    • Posted July 18, 2009
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  • TOPS offers healthy cookout tips to spark up the grill

    This summer, turn your oven off and take your family outdoors to fire up the grill for sizzling, healthy meals on a sunny day.

    • Posted July 18, 2009
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  • Delnor Health Care Foundation names Bartel Award recipient

    GENEVA—The Delnor Health Care Foundation recently announced the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Bartel Award: Elburn resident and new village president David L. Anderson.

    • Posted July 18, 2009
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  • Elburn officials expect budget deficit from revenue decline

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is considering two different budget proposals prepared by village staff, both with expenses that are greater than revenues.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Money sought for $30 million road extension, overpass construction

    ELBURN—Kane County transportation officials want the Anderson Road extension and railway overpass project built in 2011 and 2012 but cannot meet that goal unless funding for the $30 million construction project becomes available.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Maple Park library reopens

    The library welcomes browsers, and new library director Kimberly Martin will answer any questions you may have. Maple Park is part of the Prairie Area Library System, and patrons can check out books from Maple Park as...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • The extra mile

    KANELAND—All-around athlete Jeremy Kenny will use his running ability in September to raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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