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Campton Hills farm hosts open house this weekendA baby alpaca was born Tuesday at Waldron Grove Alpacas in Campton Hills. Alpaca farm owners Susan and Ron Waldron will host an open house this weekend. They have open houses every year -- one in fall, one in spring. The farm house was built in 1875, and Susan uses alpaca fiber in clothing and tapestries.Last Updated Jun 19, 2013 1:28 PM
Historic Campton town hall open house planned for SaturdayUpdated Jun 18, 2013 5:26 PM
Campton Township officials will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the township's original town hall, 4N498 Town Hall Road, Campton Hills. The open house is the first since the township landed a $60,000 grant to repair the foundation and use the building, which was erected in 1874, for educational purposes.
Suburban districts spend $320,800 opposing online charter school planUpdated Jun 17, 2013 11:02 AM
The appeal process for a proposed suburban virtual charter school was cut short last week — but not before 18 suburban school districts spent more than $320,800 in legal fees fighting the issue. Not to mention the hundreds of hours school staffs spent researching the proposal, officials say.
Moving Picture: The art of fly-fishingUpdated Jun 14, 2013 10:45 AM
Mark Domagalski of Campton Hills is the purest kind of fisherman you'll find. The avid fly fisherman crafts his own flies from many different types of materials, and says he really enjoys wading into a stream and catching a fish on something he created himself. “It’s really fulfilling when you tie your own fly and you actually catch fish on it. It’s really a full circle,” he said.
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