• Crafters wanted for arts, crafts show

    ST. CHARLES—Crafters are welcome to apply for a spot in the eighth annual Arts and Craft Show, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles. Managers of...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Summer Family Fest at Temple B’nai Israel

    AURORA—Temple B’nai Israel will welcome members and guests to its annual Summer Family Fest (aka temple picnic) on Sunday, Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the synagogue, 400 N. Edgelawn, Aurora. A cookout lunch will...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Jericho Road partial closure

    SUGAR GROVE—Jericho Road will be closed to through traffic between Route 47 and Bertram Road beginning Monday, Aug. 12, for approximately 60 days. This road closure is necessary to replace the box culvert (bridge) that carries Jericho...

    • Posted August 11, 2013
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  • KC Health Department celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

    KANE COUNTY—To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life—and to help remind young adults that they need vaccines, too—the Kane County Health Department will participate in National Immunization Awareness Month. This is the perfect opportunity to make...

    • Posted August 10, 2013
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  • July in Illinois: cool, dry

    CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—The statewide average temperature for July in Illinois was 73.3 degrees, 2 degrees below the 1981-2010 average. It currently ranks as the 19th coolest July on record, dating back to 1895, according to Illinois State Climatologist...

    • Posted August 10, 2013
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  • Elburn to switch to budget system

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board during Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting considered a budget act ordinance that would, among other things, allow the village to set aside funds over multiple years for capital expenditures and contingencies. Elburn...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • Road repairs to commence in Blackberry Creek, Hughes Creek

    ELBURN—Blackberry Creek residents will soon see street repair activity within their subdivision. The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted to award several contracts for road repair. The village accepted a quote from Behm Pavement Maintenance not to...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • SG Village Board listens to resident concerns

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board trustees on Tuesday listened to the concerns of village resident Patty Smith, who spoke about how someone’s vehicle had blocked her driveway during last month’s Corn Boil. “Luckily I was off work...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • West Nile virus activity reported in KC

    KANE COUNTY—The first evidence of West Nile virus activity in Kane County has been found. A batch of mosquitoes collected in a trap administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health near Algonquin, Ill., has tested positive...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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    Maple Park says yes to video gaming

    MAPLE PARK—John Peloso, owner of HD Rockers in Maple Park, on Tuesday implored the Maple Park Village Board to approve an item allowing for video gaming devices in the village. Peloso left the meeting a happy man....

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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    Photos: Finding out safety is cool

    Safety Camp for kids was held Monday and Tuesday at Elburn Lions Park. The camp was hosted by the Elburn Leos Club, the junior club for kids and the Elburn Lions Club. The event was created after...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • Bids come in for Anderson Road project

    ELBURN—Elburn and Kane County officials are hoping to see the earth move on the Anderson Road and Bridge project this fall, now that the Illinois Department of Transportation has received bids for the work. With a bid...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • Photos: A haircut for a great cause

    Hanna Williams, 6, of Elburn, cut off 8.5 inches of her hair on July 31 and donated it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which partners with the American Cancer Society to provide free wigs for women with cancer....

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • SG Twp discusses proposed park

    SUGAR GROVE—Al Markus was one of more than a dozen in attendance at the Sugar Grove Township Board meeting Monday. Markus, a Sugar Grove resident, stood up to express his favor of a proposed community park. “I...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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    Photos: Hooray for Harry Potter’s birthday

    The Town and Country Public Library held a birthday party for Harry Potter (his fictional 33rd birthday was July 31) Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. The event included activities such as a birthday cake and singing,...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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    Photos: MP Library celebrates 50 years

    The Maple Park Library hosted its 50th anniversary event on Aug. 1, featuring some recent renovation work from grant money, such as new flooring in the main library area. Library offerings include free tutoring services for children...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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    MP Fun Fest looking for parade participants, crafters/vendors

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Fun Fest is looking for parade participants and crafters/vendors for its 2013 festival, which will take place Labor Day Weekend. For more information and an application, visit www.mapleparkfunfest.com or email mapleparkfunfest@yahoo.com.

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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    Home on the lanes

    Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th-grader Mabel Cummins is one of the top junior bowlers in the Chicago area, with a 179 average and a high game of 238. She recently competed in the 12-and-under division of...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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  • Photo: Still perfect

    The 12U Elburn Softball Orange Crush continued its perfect streak as it concluded the season with a first-place win in the DeKane Tournament. Including all post-season play, the team went a perfect 16-0 for the year. This...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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  • Photo: Neon Lightning take 1st

    The Elburn 12U Softball Neon Lightning played to a first-place finish during its season. The team included coaches Jeff Siblik (back row, left to right), Vaughn Hazen, Ron Erickson, Mark Wilson and Chris Rosati; Ella Siblik (front...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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