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  • Wilmot Mountain ski resort opens after $13 million upgrade

    WILMOT, Wis. – Wilmot Mountain feels familiar but with a bright new sheen in the form of a $13 million upgrade.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Candidates set for first Fox Valley Park District Board election

    NORTH AURORA – It will be a first when 11 residents vie for a total of seven seats on the Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners in the April ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 7:53 am
  • Weekend 5: Goldthwait comedy, 'Little Mermaid,' Frankel concert, nature on tap

    'LITTLE MERMAID' AT PARAMOUNTWHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., AuroraWHEN: Wednesday thr ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • News Stories of the Year: Local fans embrace the Cubs

    As the Chicago Cubs made their way through the playoffs this year, Kane County fans started getting excited.
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: Ream's expands with new, bigger location

    Ream’s Meat Market reopened in March at its new location, 250 S. Main St., Elburn.It was a move that ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Spurling prevents 'situation from becoming a lot worse'

    Steve Spurling, a St. Charles School District 303 Board member, had a dog-walking excursion turn into much more May 3.
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: DuKane ABATE Toy and Food Run celebrates 30 years

    Thousands of motorcyclists and other volunteers helping give to those in need participated in the 30th annual DuKane ABATE (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: Waubonsee celebrates 50th anniversary

    The Waubonsee Community College New Student Convocation kicked off the college’s 50th anniversary celebrations Aug. 25 at the Sugar Grove campus.
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: Proposed development to reshape downtown Batavia

    BATAVIA – Plans are advancing for proposed apartments in a four-story building that would cover most of an entire city block in the heart of downtown ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Community mourns loss of Beverly Holmes Hughes

    SUGAR GROVE – The community grieved the passing of North Aurora resident Beverly Holmes Hughes, who served as Sugar Grove Public Library director for ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Elburn salutes retiring Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan

    ELBURN – Fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a firefighter, Kelly Callaghan retired in October after 33 years of service with his hometown Elburn ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert goes to prison

    One of the highest-ranking politicians in U.S. history to be sentenced to prison, former Republican U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, 74, began servi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: McMahon calls out Lauzen on attorney contracts

    In an unprecedented move, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon sent a letter to all 24 Kane County Board members stating that Chairman Chris Lauze ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Michael Szot found dead in Waubonsee library

    Michael Szot, 23, of Geneva, who was found unresponsive in the library at Waubonsee Community College, was later determined to have died from drug int ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • News Stories of the Year: Maxxam proposal for drug, alcohol facility stirred residents' ire

    Maxxam Partners LLC’s zoning petition for a special use to convert the former Glenwood School for Boys into a 120-bed, private pay, luxury treatment d ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am