• MP Board discusses purchase of iPads

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday discussed the possibility of purchasing electronic devices to aid with board meetings and to cut the costs of paper copies. The board...

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  • Sample video gambling ordinance to appear on MP COW agenda in July

    MAPLE PARK—A sample ordinance on video gambling will be presented at July’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, July 16. Village trustees will consider the ordinance and discuss it with Police Chief Mike Acosta. Establishments with video...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Elburn Village Board approves new Fire Station

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an ordinance to allow a special use of a lot for construction of a new Fire Station that will be constructed on the corner of Route 38 and First Street....

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • Community, Lions come through

    Update reveals positive improvements for 13-year-old Virgil resident ELBURN—Forty club members at the Elburn Lions monthly board meeting on June 13 were brought up-to-date on the progress of Virgil resident, 13-year-old Kara Peters, who was born with...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Kaneland 2013 grad earns pilots license

    Photos: 2013 Kaneland grad Alec Koczka of Elburn took his first step toward a career in aviation by earning his private pilot certificate in May. Courtesy Photos ELBURN—Who knew the most exciting part of an 18-year-old’s day...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • SG board honors 2 residents

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday gave proclamations of appreciation to residents Stan Schumacher and Lil Adams for their community service. President Sean Michels read the proclamations, which gave an overview of their volunteer work....

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • Aurora Senior Services to host Senior Fair

    AURORA—The Aurora Senior Services Associates will host a Senior Fair on Monday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at its office, 900 N. Lake St., Aurora. Approximately 25 senior providers will have informational tables and displays....

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • Birthday celebration for Grzywa at Maple Park Shelter House

    MAPLE PARK—A birthday celebration for Virgil S. Grzywa will take place on Sunday, June 23, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Maple Park Shelter House, located on Washington Street in Maple Park. Grzywa and his family grew...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Open house at historic Campton Town Hall

    CAMPTON TWP.—Campton Township will host an open house on Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Hall, located on the southwest corner of Route 64 and Town Hall Road in Wasco. Volunteers have...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • SG officer rescues terrified ‘hitchhiker’

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Police Officer Kevin Forest thought he was just going to stop a semi truck to warn the driver about using a cell phone in a construction zone. He ended up saving the life of...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Twilight Wish Foundation opens new chapter in Elburn

    ELBURN—The Twilight Wish Foundation, headquartered in Doylestown, Penn., is pleased to announce the appointment of Terese Klinger as director of the newly-formed Elburn chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation. Klinger has been an occupational therapist for over 10...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to present ‘My Best Elf Self’ Day Camp

    ST. CHARLES—From running through rain drops and splashing in a swimming pool to cruising in a canoe, little girls love water. Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is giving all local girls, grades two through four, the chance...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Heartland Blood Centers to host local blood drives

    ELBURN—Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood drive on Thursday, June 27, 2 to 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 112 Main St., Elburn. All community members are encouraged to attend this event.

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • Newtson lends a helping hand

    Sycamore resident travels to Oklahoma to aid with tornado disaster relief relief Sycamore—A powerful tornado tore through Moore, Okla., just 11 miles south of Oklahoma City on May 20, between 2:56 and 3:36 p.m. The tornado, which...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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  • Over 54 years of combined service for Virgil Township residents

    VIRGIL TWP.—Following the Virgil Township Board’s May meeting, a celebration was held in recognition of outgoing trustees Peter Fabrizius and James Diehl. Fabrizius served on the board from September 1993 to 2013. Diehl served as supervisor from...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Rich Harvest Farms to host 2015 Palmer Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—Rich Harvest Farms recently announced that it will host the Palmer Cup tournament in June 2015. Named after golfing legend Arnold Palmer, the Palmer Cup is an annual 10-man team golf competition between American college golfers...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Photos: 45 miles of Boy Scouting adventure

    Elburn Troop 7 spent three days canoeing and camping on the Flambeau River in northern Wisconsin in early June. The Scouts began thier journey at Nine-Mile Tavern in Park Falls, Wis., and covered 45 miles of water,...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Seafood products recalled due to possible health risk

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently noted that Prime Food USA of New York is recalling Latis Brand Seafood Products due to confirmed and suspected contamination with listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious complications for pregnant...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Elburn hosts Rep. Hatcher’s traveling office hours

    Yorkville, Ill.—State Representative Kay Hatcher is again this summer taking her office on the road to meet with local residents in communities throughout the 50th District. Elburn will host Rep. Hatcher’s traveling office hours on Tuesday, June...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Steel Beam Theatre, Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois, to offer summer camps

    ST. CHARLES—Steel Beam Theatre, in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, will offer summer camps for girls through July and August. The theatre is located at 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles, and has...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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