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  • Campton Hills leader explains why police chief should go Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith on Tuesday outlined her case as to why she wants the village’s police chief dismissed when his contract expires later this month. “After careful consideration, I believe it is no longer in the village’s best interest to continue his appointment,” Smith wrote in a memo Tuesday to trustees. Trustees talked all Tuesday night and looked to continue past midnight to discuss Hoffman’s contract and other issues.

  • Battle lines drawn in Campton Hills election challenge Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Campton Hills electoral board set rules and procedures Tueday night for a challenge to the nominating petitions of Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three people running for trustee. Village President Patsy Smith challenged the petitions. The board will met Friday to set a date to hear testimony and consider evidence and legal arguments. The earliest that can happen is after Dec. 19, when attorneys are done submitting legal papers.

  • Campton Hills administrator back on the job Dec 3, 2014 8:50 PM
    Campton Hills trustees voted Tuesday night to reinstate Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen, who was put on paid leave by President Patsy Smith before Thanksgiving. Johnsen's reinstatement is effective immediately. Trustees also voted to extend the contract of Police Chief Daniel Hoffman through May 2015, when the village president's term ends.

  • Creative gifts abound at Fine Line holiday sale Dec 2, 2014 3:58 PM
    The holiday season shines at Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s show and sale, set for Dec. 5-13 in St. Charles. This annual juried event showcases members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.

  • Fire damages Campton Hills house Nov 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    A fire extensively damaged a house on Crestwood Drive in Campton Hills Thursday morning.

  • How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you. Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

  • 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.

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