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  • Folks on Spokes brings Elburn community together

    ELBURN – The Elburn Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Da Capo Music of Elburn, held its second annual Folks on Spokes fundraising event Sept. 1 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • Kane County Health Department campaign to kick off with grant

    The Kane County Health Department has been selected one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to recei ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • I Love St. Charles

    “[There’s] a reasonable government and a balance between the services available, [along with] the transportation system [and] still maintaining some o ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • ‘Top Chef’ competition set for Sugar Grove Public Library

    SUGAR GROVE – Children who are up to a cooking challenge will be in for a sweet and tasty treat Sept. 26 at the Sugar Grove Public Library.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • Face Time with Lisa Turyna

    Elburn resident Lisa Turyna, 33, was in Geneva with her son Miles and twin baby daughters Lucy and Lily when she answered questions for the Kane Count ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Geneva COW recommends 2% restaurant tax in 9-1 vote

    GENEVA – In a 9-1 vote, aldrmen recommended approval of a proposed 2 percent restaurant tax to commence Jan. 1, 2017 at a special Committee of the Who ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Batavia residents critical of Woodland Hills Road repair

    BATAVIA– Normally, people are happy when their street gets resurfaced, but that’s not the case along Woodland Hills Road.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • Lauzen's outside contracts for 'consulting' not legal advice

    GENEVA – The three contracts Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen signed with an outside law firm detail consulting work he wanted – not legal advi ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 8:08 pm
  • Hunt: Payment request for Lauzen's outside contracts were routine

    GENEVA – When Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen wanted to have an outside law firm paid, he requested that the county auditor and treasurer appr ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • Paramount Theatre to launch season with energetic 'Mamma Mia!'

    Full disclosure – I am not a fan of ABBA's music by any means. But the strong performances and overwhelming energy of Paramount Theatre's version of " ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Cancer claims longtime public defender Greg Brown

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County Assistant Public Defender Greg Brown was known as “an incredible lawyer,” so his death Sept. 11 at age 47 from canc ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 8:09 pm
  • McMahon letter asserts chairman exceeded his authority with outside contracts

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon sent a letter to all 24 county board members Sept. 9 stating that Chairman Chris Lauze ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Musicians to rock St. Charles benefit for juvenile diabetes research

    ST. CHARLES – The power of music to both inspire and make a difference in the world is at the heart of an all-volunteer benefit concert to fight juven ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Kick-A-Thon: 5 photos

    Kick-A-Thon combines the efforts of both St. Charles North and St. Charles East High School Drill Teams to raise money in the fight to kick cancer.
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 5:50 pm
  • Pot possession of up to 10 grams equavalent to parking ticket

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Now that possession of small amounts of marijuana is no longer a criminal charge, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:30 pm