• Sheriff’s Department accepts scholarship applications

    Kane County Sheriff Patrick Perez is accepting applications for the Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship.

    • Posted March 23, 2010
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  • Farm Bureau offers ‘Touch-A-Tractor’ event

    St. Charles—Mark your calendar for the annual Touch-A-Tractor event Friday through Sunday, March 26-28, at the Kane County Farm Bureau, Randall Road at Oak Street, St. Charles.

    • Posted March 23, 2010
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  • Tree removal, replacement will continue this spring

    ELBURN—The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Elburn as a Tree City USA for more than a decade, a recognition the village has earned, in part, by diligently maintaining its parkway trees.

    • Posted March 22, 2010
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  • Registration open for Healthy Hop Run/Walk

    Kane County—The Kane County Health Department is now taking registrations for its 11th annual Healthy Hop Run/Walk on Saturday, April 3, a 5K Race event that also includes the popular Tots Hop.

    • Posted March 22, 2010
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  • General Assembly scholarships

    State Rep. Kay Hatcher of the 50th District announced that her office has applications available for the Illinois General Assembly Scholarship program.

    • Posted March 22, 2010
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  • Delnor’s Giving Tree makes birthdays brighter

    Geneva—Birthdays are a celebratory time in most children’s lives. They often mean parties, presents and fun. But for many children living in poverty, birthdays pass without any recognition.

    • Posted March 22, 2010
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  • Officials resume consideration of pedestrian crossing for Metra

    ELBURN—Elburn Planning Commissioners on Monday revisited a past proposal to construct a pedestrian crossing over the railroad tracks between the Metra station and the north side of the village.

    • Posted March 20, 2010
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  • WCC joins lending initiative

    Regional—The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College and ACCION Chicago have partnered to launch a small business loan fund.

    • Posted March 20, 2010
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  • Other villages’ rules clear regarding RVs

    ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—The villages of Elburn and Sugar Grove allow residents to park their recreational vehicles and trailers on their private property, with some restrictions.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Theater teacher wraps up career with show

    Kaneland—Ilene Carter has worked with up to 150 students per year during her nine years at Kaneland, both on-stage and behind-the scenes.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Village official: Guide in place for downtown revitalization

    ELBURN—Planning Commissioner Susan Filek wants revitalizing the historic business district in Elburn to be a priority for village officials.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • RV owners want an answer

    MAPLE PARK—Don Holder of Maple Park parks his trailer on a gravel area alongside his garage. Now, he's not so sure he is allowed to do this, since village officials are not sure either.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Board approved higher water/sewer fees

    ELBURN—Households in Elburn will have higher water and sewer bills starting May 1, for usage in April.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Wildlife Center offers spring break kids camp

    Elburn—The Fox Valley Wildlife Center will hold a Spring Break Kids Day Camp Tuesday through Friday, March 30 through April 2.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Sportsmen’s Club announces 2010 shooting instruction

    Elburn—The St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club will start its 2010 shooting instruction program, Intro to Shotgun Sports, free to the public.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Agency on aging seeks residents from Kane for advisory council

    Kane County—The Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging seeks a Kane County resident or person employed in Kane County to represent the county on its Advisory Council.

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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  • Students have fun with Guys and Dolls characters

    Kaneland High School junior Samantha Vasquez, who will play Sister Sarah Brown in the high school's staging of “Guys and Dolls” this weekend, has been in school plays since the sixth grade, but this is the first...

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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  • MP proposes increase in rental costs

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park residents might have to pay more to rent the village's park pavilions and civic center gymnasium and kitchen in the future.

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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  • March 18 police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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  • Booking it

    Fourth-grader Jennifer Parra, 10, took a look at a book during the Blackberry Creek Elementary School Book Fair Tuesday.

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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