• Fun Fest planning begins March 16

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest committee will meet upstairs at the Maple Park Civic Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16.

    • Posted March 14, 2010
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  • $5M IEPA loan sought for treatment plant

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials want to make sure the village's wastewater treatment system is adequate for future development. However, meeting that goal will require $5 million.

    • Posted March 13, 2010
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  • First Street work officially finished

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will remit a final payment of $126,922 for the First Street reconstruction to the insurance company that coordinated the project's completion.

    • Posted March 13, 2010
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  • Trustee: ‘We want to get this town up and running’

    MAPLE PARK—Village officials want to help improve and promote downtown Maple Park by collaborating with local businesses.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • 3 Kaneville firefighters lauded for service

    KANEVILLE—Three Kaneville firefighters were recognized recently for their years of service to the Kaneville Fire District.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • State: ‘There is no money’

    KANELAND—A meeting with State Representative Kay Hatcher (Dist. 50) on Monday confirmed what Kaneland School District officials already knew—school funding from the state will be severely cut.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Prairie burn gives lesson in good stewardship

    Sugar Grove—Members of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and others experienced a first-hand lesson in caring for God's creation when they participated in a prairie burn on Saturday.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Committee recommends higher water-sewer charges

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members in recent weeks have debated the best way to raise water and sewer revenue, with ideas ranging from charging a customer fee to hiking usage rates.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • District, teachers agree to discuss budget crunch

    The KEA and the School administration released a joint press release on Tuesday, stating that the teachers union initiated a request to engage in informal conversations with Kaneland officials regarding the 2010-11 budget.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Kaneland cuts $3.1 million from budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved $3.1 million in cuts to next year's budget, and there is more to come.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Read with a cop

    Maple Park Police and the Maple Park Library hosted its first 'Story with the Chief' on March 1.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Corrections officer indicted in fatal DUI crash

    Kane County—A state corrections officer has been indicted on drunken driving charges in a 2008 fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred while he was on his way to work.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • March 12 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 12, 2010
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  • Kindergarten registration, literacy fair set for March 13

    The 2010 Kindergarten Registration and Literacy Fair will take place on Saturday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kaneland High School cafeteria.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • A decade to remember

    Heather Espe of Hughes Creek Golf Course (right) awarded Sam Bradberry a crystal plaque for 10 years of dedicated service to the golf course.

    • Posted March 11, 2010
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  • WCC announces fall dean’s list

    The Waubonsee Community College dean’s list celebrates excellence in full-time students who attain a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

    • Posted March 11, 2010
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  • Aurora University announces dean’s lists

    Area residents have been named to Aurora University’s fall semester dean’s lists, known as the Ivy Leaf lists.

    • Posted March 11, 2010
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  • Bruce makes dean’s list at Maryville University

    Jessica Bruce of Elburn earned dean's list honors at Maryville University in St. Louis for the fall 2009 semester.

    • Posted March 11, 2010
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  • Fran Colsten celebrates 90th birthday

    Fran (Altepeter) Colsten is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born in Aurora and moved as an infant to Virgil, where she spent more than 50 years and raised a family of five daughters.

    • Posted March 11, 2010
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  • Defendants plead guilty to role in leaving Elburn youth’s body

    Three co-defendants pleaded guilty this week to their roles in an incident in which an Elburn teenager's body was left in a Chicago alley in 2007, with one facing a sentence of four years in prison.

    • Posted March 11, 2010
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