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Past articles by Chris:

Sugar Grove president focuses on economic development in State of the Village address

Jen Konen presented the State of the Village address Feb. 28 at Waubonsee Community College. → Read More

Economy, women’s healthcare top of mind as Kane County residents head to the polls

Some residents said the the economy was the most important issue facing voters in today's election. → Read More

Kaneland school board nixes plan to put referendum on Nov. 8 ballot

The district's next opportunity for a referendum question to be put on a ballot is now April 2023. → Read More

Kaneland D302 hosts community engagement sessions to address proposed facility upgrades

Data collected from the sessions will be analyzed and shared during the next Board of Education meeting on Aug. 8. → Read More

The Little Traveler celebrates 100 years in Geneva

The iconic Third Street retailer continues to wow customers one century later. → Read More

Kaneland staff works to address increase in behavior problems at high school, middle school

District staff reported at the May 9 school board meeting that 'defiance' continues to be a problem in the schools. → Read More

Kaneland ‘honorably dismisses’ 9 school support staff members

Dismissed staff could be recalled and offered other positions within the district for the upcoming school year. → Read More

Kaneland students to get additional system of academic support next year to address learning gaps

Kaneland will continue intervening with students who show a gap in their progress and achievement in classes. → Read More

Kaneland school board adjourns early Monday after attendees refuse to wear masks

The district will hold a Zoom meeting on Thursday. → Read More

Sugar Grove’s ‘JoJo the Clown’ remembered for dedication, service to community

Karen McCannon passed away on Jan. 11 at age 78. → Read More

Elburn beginning process to replace lead water service lines throughout village

Village to begin process of collecting information from residents about their service lines → Read More

Boys Basketball: Chris Suger, Geneva hold off upset-minded Downers Grove South

Geneva held off upset-minded Downers Grove South 53-51 in the final game of Monday’s Third Annual MLK Day of Hoops. → Read More

Elburn, Sugar Grove look forward to more development in 2022

2022 is here, and with the new year brings new projects and possibilities for the villages of Elburn and Sugar Grove. Elburn intends on having the referendum for a new police department on the ballot in November, which is among the biggest news in the village this year. “The biggest one is the referendum for the new department, which we plan on having on the November ballot,” Elburn President… → Read More

Elburn parks, planning commissioners to get compensation increase this spring

Compensation increases to go into effect on May 1. → Read More

Elburn looks to the future with strategic planning workshops

Sessions allow residents to consider short-term, long-term goals for the village as population continues to grow. → Read More

Calendar changes coming to Kaneland school district next year

Students will have the entire first week of January 2023 off next school year. → Read More

Attorney to file objection to Special Service Area tax in Elburn Station

Attorney for developer Shodeen Homes said she’d file an objection at Dec. 6 Village Board meeting. → Read More

New Batavia bookstore celebrates first holiday season

Located in the shopping center at Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road, Bookhunters New and Used Books will be celebrating its first holiday season this year after opening the store in July. “There seems to be all these scenes in movies about hanging out in the bookstore during the holidays,” said Derrick Allison, who co-owns the store with his wife, Vicki. “You come in out of the cold, you can… → Read More

Sugar Grove ‘retires’ Holiday in the Grove event

The popular Christmas celebration has been canceled because of a lack of volunteers. → Read More

Elburn officials, Lions Club surprise police chief, fire chief with Distinguished Service Awards

Nick Sikora and Joe Cluchey were honored by Elburn Lions Club at Nov. 15 Village Board meeting. → Read More