• MP police raise funds for Special Olympics

    Maple Park—While being the Maple Park Police Chief is a full time job, Mike Acosta still finds time to help raise thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics.

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • WCC hosts renewable energy showcase

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College will host a Renewable Energy Open House on Wednesday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Weigel Hall on the college’s Sugar Grove Campus.

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • State Champs!

    The Kaneland Knights baseball team won it's first state title in school history after defeating Oak Forest 11-3 in Joliet. Game Stats >>

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • Positively perfect

    Krafft attends 1,980 consecutive days of school, and counting Kaneland—Steven Krafft has never missed a day of school in his life. He’s never even been tardy to a class.

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • KHS recognizes students with perfect attendance

    They never missed a day of school; and their numbers are increasing. Kaneland—Kaneland High School honored 42 students with perfect attendance on May 24 with a pancake breakfast and awards ceremony.

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • West Nile virus typically not carried by floodwater mosquitoes

    SPRINGFIELD—Weeks of rain and flooding in southern Illinois have made conditions ripe for mosquitoes.

    • Posted June 12, 2011
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  • Treatment plant roof project continues

    ELBURN—The Public Works Department received four bids in response to a request for proposals for the wastewater treatment plant roof construction. The project is funded for $235,000 by the Kane County Recovery Bond.

    • Posted June 11, 2011
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  • Waubonsee program nets $1.3m in tax refunds

    SUGAR GROVE—This tax season, Waubonsee Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was able to return more than $1.3 million to the local economy.

    • Posted June 11, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 8, Warterloo 2 (State Baseball)

    JOLIET, Ill—Kaneland's Bobby Thorson (right) pitched a complete game, while also getting two hits (including a triple) as the Knights rolled Waterloo 8-2 at Joliet's Silver Cross Field Friday. Game Stats...

  • Protecting community funds—for now

    Mayors visit capitol to keep state from cutting village funds ELBURN—With Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF) in jeopardy of elimination, a group of mayors and village presidents made a show of force in Springfield to urge lawmakers not...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Creative innovator behind sump pump with a brain

    ELBURN—Sometimes, necessity forces us to use what we know to create something completely new.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Road closings

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) has given the village notification that Dauberman Road, from Main Street to Harter Road, will be closed due to bridge repairs. The closure will last through July 8.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Village discusses open burning regulations

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents in attendance during the village Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night wanted to make it clear that they very much enjoy their open burning rights.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Village approve resolution to opt out of Complete Streets project

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve a resolution that would allow the village to opt out of the Complete Streets portion of its Route 47 and Cross Street Intersection Improvement STP...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Maple Park mural evokes old-time village spirit

    MAPLE PARK—There is a rich history behind the stretch of Lincoln Highway that travels through Maple Park, and that history is currently represented on an interpretive mural that was installed in the heart of downtown Maple Park...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Comptroller orders Old Second to raise its capital ratio

    KANE COUNTY—It was less than a month ago when Old Second Bank was ordered by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency to raise its capital ratio to 8.75 percent by Sept. 30 ...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • FP District receives $400,000 grant to build campground

    Kane County—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County was awarded a $400,000 development grant from the state’s Open Space Land Acquisition & Development (OSLAD) program on May 26.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Church news for June 10

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

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Scholarship winners

    Kaneland—These four Kaneland seniors earned over $600,000 in academic scholarships between them. Here’s how they did it:

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Class of 2011

    The 2011 graduates of Kaneland High School were all smiles as they received their diplomas at NIU’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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