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  • Recovery center abandons Campton Hills site Mar 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    After Campton Hills trustees shot down the Kiva Recovery Center in January, the group vowed to take the 96-bed plan to Kane County for consideration. But officials now say they will look elsewhere for a site.

  • Campton Township deer disease testing upsets some Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Campton Township recently gave permission to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to kill up to five deer near Corron Farm and test them from Chronic Wasting Disease. The study is part of a larger sampling of deer in a 25-mile area in the west suburbs, but some residents are upset about it and don't think it's needed

  • Elizabeth Murphy: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Elizabeth Murphy, running for Campton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Sam Gallucci: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sam Gallucci, running for Campton Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

  • Thomas Stutesman: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Thomas Stutesman, running for Campton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • John Kupar: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for John Kupar, running for Campton Township Supervisor (4-year Term)

  • Victoria Vandiver: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Victoria Vandiver, running for Campton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Alan Rottmann: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Alan Rottmann, running for Campton Township Assessor (4-year Term)

  • Greg Van Zandt: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Greg Van Zandt, running for Campton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Richard Johansen: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Richard Johansen, running for Campton Township Clerk (4-year Term)

  • Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith

    Campton Hills leaders want to hire administrator Feb 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Campton Hills trustees have given the go-ahead in their 2014 budget to have a village administrator. Ideally, they'd like to have a person hired by June, when the 2014 fiscal year starts. In coming months, the village's finance committee will hash out how much can be set aside and if that person is full- or part-time. Village President Patsy Smith has basically worn an administrator's hat for the last 5-plus years.

  • Campton Hills man gets probation in belt-beating Jan 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Campton Hills man accused in September 2011 of beating his daughter with a belt has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to four years probation. Mathew Gumbel, 35, had faced a minimum six-year prison term if convicted of aggravated battery of a child.

  •  With Campton Hills rejecting the Kiva Recovery Center to be built at the former site of Glenwood School for Boys on Silver Glen Road, the project is headed for the Kane County Board.

    After no vote, rehab plan will go to Kane County insteadJan 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Officials representing the Kiva Recovery Center, rejected by Campton Hills trustees, said they plan to take their proposal to the Kane County Board. Kiva had asked to be annexed into the village, which gave trustees the ability to negotiate numerous conditions. "We regret that the majority of the village board was unable to separate fact from fear,” a Kiva attorney said.

  • The former Glenwood School for Boys campus on Silver Glen Road will not become the Kiva Recovery Center, Campton Hills trustees decided Tuesday night.

    Campton Hills trustees reject Kiva rehab centerJan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    After months of consideration, Campton Hills trustees voted 4-2 to deny the controversial Kiva Recovery Center, a 96-bed facility proposed for a former private school. Residents vehemently fought the plan to the end. “We need to look at that and be a representative government,” Trustee Al Lenkaitis Jr. said.

  • Campton Hills rehab center appears to move forwardJan 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    After months of debate, public hearings and standing-room-only meetings, Campton Hills trustees appear headed toward approving a 96-bed substance abuse treatment facility at a former school site. “If they don't follow anything we agree to, we can rescind their special-use permit. That was always be the remedy,” said Village President Patsy Smith.

  • Campton Hills rehab center vote nears as survey results trickle in Jan 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Only one-third of Campton Hills households are in opposition to the proposed Kiva Recovery Center, according Village President Patsy Smith's interpretation of a village postcard survey conducted last month. Village Trustees on Tuesday will meet and possibly vote on the inpatient treatment center proposed for a former school.

  •  People have been known to take turtles from the wild. It’s never a good idea, says naturalist Valerie Blaine. Shown is a Blanding’s Turtle, an endangered species, at the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton.

    What are the ethics of collecting plants and wildlife Jan 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    This month, a familiar question came up about collecting in forest preserves. A visitor to the nature center had read that some native plants could be used as medicine, and wondered where he could get some of these plants. The answer? Not in the forest preserves.

  • Campton Hills tables vote on rehab center Dec 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Campton Hills residents Monday continued to voice their opposition to a 96-bed substance abuse recovery and treatment center proposed for the village. Trustees did not take a vote on the Kiva Recovery Center, nor did they have time to review results from a community survey. The next time village leaders will consider the plan is on Jan. 8.

  • Zachary Bingham

    Services set for Maple Park man killed by driver of stolen car Dec 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Visitation and funeral services are set Monday and Tuesday for a 2012 Kaneland High School graduate who was killed when his car was hit head on by a Wisconsin woman driving a car reported stolen from Wheaton. Zachary Bingham, 18, of Maple Park, planned to pursue a career in the trades as a welder and was taking classes at Elgin Community College.

  •  The Kiva Recovery Center, a 96-bed inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, is planned for the former Glenwood School for Boys off Silver Glen Road near Campton Hills.

    Campton Hills plans survey for drug recovery center Dec 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Campton Hills leaders plan to conduct a postcard survery through its December newsletter to get opinions on the controversial Kiva Recovery Center proposed for a former boys school. The village wants postcards returned by Dec. 15 in preparation for a possible vote on Dec. 17. Opponents still want a referendum on the April ballot, though.

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