• 2010 Kane County Fair, 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale results

    Kane County—The annual Kane County Fair, 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale was held July 18 as the culmination of the event.

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  • Birds, bugs test positive for West Nile

    Kane County—The Kane County Health Department learned that two birds sent in for testing last week tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

    • Posted July 31, 2010
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  • Kaneland School Board reviews strategic plan

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday reviewed annual goals for both the superintendent and district, outlining areas such as teaching and learning, finance, human resources, staff and community relations, and maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

    • Posted July 31, 2010
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  • Conley receives Excellence in Caring award

    Bruce Conley received the first-ever Bruce Conley Excellence in Caring Award from The Alliance of Perinatal Bereavement Support Facilitators—Chicago Region on July 22 at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Roof project delays could mean hot school days

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday assessed the progress of District 302’s summer construction projects, including a new roof for the high school, whose construction has been delayed because of frequent rain.

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  • Friends show ‘neighborly love’ for Seals family

    ELBURN—When Meagan Seals of Elburn was born nearly seven months ago, her parents and doctors did not expect her to live more than two weeks.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Hughes is 2010 SG Citizen of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—What should any candidate for Sugar Grove’s Citizen of the Year award embody? “Someone who loves Sugar Grove,” Sugar Grove Library Friends President and former Citizen of the Year Pat Graceffa said.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Village will prioritize public works projects

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials approved a new annual budget less than two months ago and already have begun working on one for 2011-12.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Businessman takes sump pumps into 21st century

    ELBURN—Who would have thought the term “necessity is the mother of invention” could actually apply to a sump pump?

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  • Crash closes Route 47 for five hours

    Sugar Grove—A crash involving a Volkswagen Jetta and a semi truck resulted in the closure of northbound Route 47 for five hours.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Meeting millipedes

    Elburn resident Maxwell Peters, 6, enjoys meeting a millipede during a "Nature Detectives" class at Aurora University July 19-25.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Aurora man gets 15 years for fatal DUI crash

    Kane County—An Aurora man convicted of driving drunk when he struck and killed a Batavia man who was walking his dog on the sidewalk just after dawn has been sent to prison.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Planning Commission needs new member

    ELBURN—The Elburn Planning Commission has a vacancy since the resignation this month of one of its seven members, Mark Wilson.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Mosquito control includes larvicide, resident efforts

    ELBURN—The Elburn Public Works Department placed larvicide pellets in stormwater catch basins in the village to combat mosquito infestations.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Timber!

    Isaac Martin’s gingerbread house collapses from the weight of the candy at the Maple Park Library Haunted Gingerbread House building event July 24, part of the library’s summer reading program.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • July 30 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 July 30, 2010
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  • Guest editorial: Protecting sources means protecting the public

    During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense.

    • Posted July 29, 2010
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  • Letter: Accurate assessments include all sales

    One of the most frustrating and legitimate complaints that constituents share with me is “How can my property taxes increase, or even stay the same, when the value of my property has dramatically decreased?”

    • Posted July 29, 2010
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  • Marjorie Cecelia Klein

    Marjorie C. Klein, of Elburn, 87, passed away on July 13, 2010.

    • Posted July 29, 2010
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  • Joan I. Needham

    Joan I. Needham, 74, of DeKalb, formerly of Maple Park and Big Rock, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb.

    • Posted July 29, 2010
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