• Forest Preserve receives upgraded AA+ bond rating

    GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County announced that the international bond-rating firm of Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the district’s bond rating from AA to AA+/stable.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Local resident makes presentation at Illinois History Symposium

    DECATUR—Millikin University history student Marissa Duffey of Elburn recently made a presentation at the 31st Annual Illinois History Symposium, held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s Morris Library.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Local resident earns bachelor’s degree from Kettering College

    Dayton, OHIO—After successfully completing requirements at Kettering College, Joanne Shona Cross of Elburn has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the school.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Blackburn announces Spring 2011 dean’s list

    CARLINVILLE, Ill.—Cynthia Roberg of Maple Park, the daughter of Matthew and Marianne Roberg, was named to the Blackburn College dean’s list after earning a 4.0 grade point average for the Spring 2011 semester.

    • Posted June 25, 2011
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  • Board OK’s pursuit of playground grant

    Elburn—There may be some new playground equipment next year at Community Center Park if the village is awarded an $85,000 grant through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Village Board designates old hotel site as Veterans Park

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve designation of the old Sugar Grove Hotel site as a Veterans Park.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • 3rd-generation local farmer honored by NIU

    Lily Lake—Former Lily Lake resident and third-generation family farmer Leland Strom was recently honored by Northern Illinois University when he was presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the university's graduate school commencement ceremony earlier this year.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Nothing gets these vets down

    Army veteran Bob Arciola, assisted by Barb Arciola, uses a special electronic breathing devise to pull the trigger when shooting trap.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Church news for June 24

    A look through this week's church news and events.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • A look at aviation history

    Air Classics Museum of Aviation, located at the Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, held an open house on Saturday.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • A great day to be in Elburn

    Enjoying the beautiful weather at Hughes Creek are Gordon Dierschow (left) of Express Evaluations and Art Sanchez from A Enterprises.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Lightning starts fire at Sugar Grove home

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Fire Department on Tuesday was dispatched to the 200 block of Carol Street to contain a fire that was caused when lightning struck the roof peak of a house.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • It’s Zumba

    Vicky Porter-Spratt from Yorkville is a licensed Zumba fitness instructor. She leads a class every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • June 24 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 June 24, 2011
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  • Kaneland High School honor roll

    High and regular honors announced.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • SG Chamber cancels 2011 Community Golf Outing

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce will not host its Community Golf Outing in 2011.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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  • KHS spring sports awards put fitting cap on 2010-11

    KANELAND—Coming a little later due to the storybook run of Kaneland baseball, KHS released its spring sports awards for 2010-11, highlighting a successful first step into Northern Illinois Big XII play.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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  • Thorson nabs All-State nod, NIB-12 East Division MVP

    KANELAND—Accolades didn't stop for Kaneland baseball last week, as the Northern Illinois Big XII All-Conference squad was released.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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  • Outlaws enjoy Sandwich

    Maple Park Outlaws 13U Travel Team won first place at the Sandwich Tournament on April 30.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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  • Wasco Fastpitch ready for Fall

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball will begin registration for 2011 Fall Ball season on Friday, July 1.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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