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  • Campton Township annual Prairie Fest offers outdoor fun Sep 16, 2014 6:04 PM
    The eighth annual Prairie Fest is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Corron Farm, 7N761 Corron Road, Campton Township. The fest features music, farm animals, refreshments, tours of the Corron House, built by Robert Corron, one of Campton Township's earliest settlers, along with tours of the prairie and savannah. Other new attractons include a geo-caching demonstration and a trove of historical letters and postcards from the 1800s.

     
  • Head out to a fall festival this Saturday Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Several fall festivals set for this weekend in the Fox Valley offer a variety of ways to welcome the new season. Each festival has a different focus — history, healthy lifestyles, or family activities.

     
  • The sandhill crane: A restoraton success story Sep 13, 2014 7:49 AM
    It's a restoraton success story. Just 10 years ago, the sandhill crane was a rare sight in Kane County. But wetland restoration efforts have been a boon to this big bird, and sandhills are now a common sight throughout northern Illinois.

     
  • The many uses - both good and bad - of stinging nettles Sep 8, 2014 11:30 AM
    You’re out for a walk in the woods, enjoying a stroll along the river. Then suddenly, you feel as if you’ve been stung by a thousand sharp needles. Your arms and legs start to burn and itch. Sound familiar? Welcome to the world of stinging nettles.

     
  • Saturday’s Campton Hills United Fall Fest continues growth Sep 3, 2014 5:52 PM
    The fourth annual United Fall Fest will be held Saturday in Campton Hills. What began as an effort to bring residents together after the divisive push toward incorporation has now grown into an all-day festival, highlighted by bands, food, a bags tournament, 5K run, car show and huge area where kids can play on inflatable obstacles.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 7, 2014 5:09 PM
    A $265 spare tire for a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was reported stolen at 10:15 a.m. Thursday from the 39W300 bock of Weaver Lane near Geneva, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 7, 2014 5:09 PM
    Someone tried to steal a doghouse and did steal four rolls of rolled up fence, valued at $1,600, from the 43W600 block of Bahr Road near Hampshire between 6:45 and 11:45 a.m. Saturday, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Bring your appetite: 3 pig roasts this weekend in Kane County Jun 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    In just one weekend, pork lovers will have the opportunity to support Kane County organizations and their causes at three different pig roast fundraisers.

     
  • West Nile case is first of year in Kane County Jun 20, 2014 5:43 PM
    Kane County's first case of West Nile was found in a dead bird May 30 in Campton Township. Seven counties in Illinois have reported finding the virus in mosquitoes or birds so far this year. Public health officials advise residents to take extra precautions when spending time outdoors.

     
  • Little Angels residents benefit from annual Pledge Run May 5, 2014 1:55 PM
    As their engines rev and the heroes take off on their motorcycles, the children they are raising money for will be standing on route cheering them on this month. And seeing those faces, hearing those cheers, helps drive the hundreds upon hundreds of motorcycle riders who participate in the annual Little Angels Pledge Run each year.

     
  • Learn about alpacas at Waldron farm open house Apr 29, 2014 2:54 PM
    If you’ve never seen an alpaca up close, here is your chance. Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, at the farm, 39W856 McDonald Road, Elgin.

     
  • 3 hurt in St. Charles-area rollover crash Apr 4, 2014 5:57 PM
    Three people were taken to the hospital with injuries as a result of a rollover crash Thursday night near St. Charles, authorities said. The two-car crash, in which one vehicle rolled over, occurred about 8 p.m. at the intersection of Route 64 and Dean Street, according to the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

     
  • Learn dulcimer techniques at Garfield Farm workshops Mar 19, 2014 3:41 PM
    Garfield Farm Museum will host two mountain and hammered dulcimer workshops in April. The Sunday, April 6, workshop will serve as a basic introduction while the Sunday, April 13, workshop will cover more advanced techniques.

     
  • Learn how to use native plants on your own property Feb 3, 2014 2:17 PM
    Reservations for Garfield Farm Museum’s 29th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, are now being taken.

     
  • Campton Hills man accused of $500,000 theft Jan 22, 2014 6:28 PM
    A Campton Hills man already facing charges of bilking two clients out of more than $100,000 is now charged with writing bogus checks for a property worth at least $500,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter A. Mazzara, who pleaded guilty in October 2012 to damaging a Kane County couple's $1 million home that he was evicted from and ordered to pay $60,000 restitution.

     
  • First Campton Hills administator eager to give back Jan 9, 2014 6:36 PM
    Campton Hills village leaders have hired the village's first administrator. Jennifer Johnsen, a Batavia resident and current administrator in Berkeley, will start later this month. Her contract runs through August 2015 and she has a salary of $89,000 for the full-time job. "I think she'll just make a great fit," said Village President Patsy Smith.

     
  • ComEd, Openlands award $10,000 to Campton Twp. for protecting green space Oct 28, 2013 5:55 PM
    ComEd and Openlands awarded a $10,000 Green Region grant to Campton Township and their Invasive Species Removal project at Harley Woods.

     
  • Decision looms on senior buses in Grafton, Rutland townships Oct 6, 2013 6:51 AM
    Rutland Township leaders never had to shuttle their senior and disabled residents around, because Grafton Township always did it for them — for free. But now Grafton officials they can't afford this, leaving Rutland officials to decide whether to pony up or find another program.

     
  • Campton Hills museum tracks down relatives of 1835 farm settlers Sep 19, 2013 1:35 PM
    On the surface, it’s a little like an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on The Learning Channel. But instead of a one-hour TV journey into a celebrity’s past, uncovering the early story of the Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills took years of tedious work, emails on Facebook, research on Ancestry.com and other sites, and some old-fashioned detective work.

     
  • Campton Prairie Fest aims for old fashioned fun Sep 18, 2013 5:30 AM
    Campton Township will host ITS 7th annual Prairie Fest Saturday at Corron Farm in Campton Hills. The fest will have the usual attractions of hayrides, storytellers, live music and refreshments, but the Corron Farm Preservation Society also wants to get opinions on what should be done with an 1875 barn that has roof and structural issues.

     
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