• Keep cool while spending less on energy

    SPRINGFIELD—The hottest days of summer are ahead—can you keep your home comfortable without breaking the bank? The Energy Education Council offers some simple tips to boost comfort and save on electric bills during the sultriest of days:...

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • U.S. Postal Service expands to 100,000 locations

    BLOOMINGDALE, IL—With nearly 100,000 places to buy stamps, ship a package or renew a passport, the U.S. Postal Service is expanding customer access to its products and services.

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • Outdoor liquor sales OK’d after mending fences

    ELBURN—By dropping the word “consumption” from the village of Elburn’’s new outdoor liquor sales ordinance, Knuckleheads will be in compliance with the new law.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Trail resurfacing set for Virgil Gilman, Great Western Trails

    Sugar Grove—Trail resurfacing work on the Virgil Gilman Trail in Sugar Grove and Great Western Trail in St. Charles and Campton Hills may cause intermittent closures through July.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Open house down on the farm

    Kate Wiltse shows the kids how they plant herbs and vegetables using a transplanter. It was part of the Wiltse's Farm Open House on Sunday. The family-owned produce farm, located in Maple Park, has been in operation...

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • D-302 balks at proposed tax district

    Sugar Grove holds first meeting to discuss proposed economic development plan SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's Joint Review Committee, created in conjunction with the village's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district proposal, held its first meeting at Village Hall on Monday.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Brief power outages, few tree limbs down in wake of storm

    REGIONAL—For the most part, the Kaneland area was spared from Monday’s intense storms that quickly moved through the area packing winds upwards of 70 miles an hour.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Church news for July 15

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

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • June, July help KHS boys’ long-range game

    Knights’ Johnson reveals busy hoops-filled summer KANELAND—In coach Brian Johnson's case, school wasn't really out for summer after all. Summer league action for the Knights basketball league completed last week, and Johnson was glad to get some floor time...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Warrior Spirit

    The 12U Wasco Warriors, celebrate in Homer Glen, Ill., after capturing the State championship The Warriors defeated the McHenry County Outlaws, 7-4 on June 26.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Sugar Grove Slammers gearing up for tryouts

    Tryouts for the 2012 Sugar Grove Slammers 12U Travel Baseball Team will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Dyer circumstance

    Nate Dyer, pictured with the USATF president for the state of Illinois, competed in the State USATF Junior Olympics on June 24-26 in Plainfield, Ill.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Cougars feature super happenings on homestand

    GENEVA, IL—The Kane County Cougars, Midwest League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, have plenty planned for the homestand that runs through Monday, July 18.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Editorial: How to make all rules meaningless

    If a government body chooses which rules and laws to enforce, that in effect makes all rules and laws meaningless. Selective enforcement means that any group of representatives can pick and choose what the laws are at...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Letter: Transparency measure is ripe for abuse

    The lowest qualified bid by the most competent contestant traditionally wins the government contract. Unfortunately, the "Change" gang now wants to fiddle with this decades-old, generally reliable formula.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Jay Dee Watson

    God called Jay Dee Watson, 51, of Malta, Ill., to his immortal home in the early morning hours on Monday, July 4, 2011. He died unexpectedly while doing what he loved, camping with a Scout troop, immersing...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Tenta

    Geraldine “Gerry” Tenta, 81, of Elburn, passed away at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • A passion for hope:

    raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse BATAVIA—Chris' Walk began four years ago after Vicki Altepeter Foley lost her son Chris to a heroin overdose.

    • Posted July 12, 2011
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  • Remove sources of standing water to prevent West Nile Virus

    KANE COUNTY—The recent wet spring is sure to breed a good crop of mosquitoes, but while they may be annoying, they are not the kind that spread West Nile virus.

    • Posted July 11, 2011
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  • Beloit College releases dean’s list

    BELOIT, WIS.—Beloit College announced that juniors Jenny Bauer and Faith Jones, both of Elburn, achieved academic distinction during the spring term of the academic year and were named to the dean's list, which recognizes students who maintained...

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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