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  • 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 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.

  • Campton Hills festival aims to unite, excite Sep 3, 2013 2:23 PM
    Three years ago, a Campton Hills church organized the inaugural Campton Hills United Fall Festival as a way of bringing the village together after a contentious battle to incorporate. Now in its third year, organizers have cooked up a load of fun for Saturday's festival.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 28, 2013 3:46 PM
    A six-month old German shepherd, valued at $1,500, along with $400, were stolen between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday from a home on the 500 block of Sherman Avenue near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 28, 2013 4:08 PM
    Joshua M. Stadie, 31, of Algonquin, was charged with battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at 10:58 p.m. Monday, according to a sheriff’s report. He is accused of threatening a person with a knife in the 33W0-99 block of Richardson Road near East Dundee.

  • Leaf peepers: Clues to help identify white oaks Aug 19, 2013 6:00 AM
    “There were many splendid oaks,” wrote John S. Wilcox in 1906, describing Kane County at the time of European settlement. These magnificent trees included white oaks, red oaks, black oaks and bur oaks. There were swamp white oaks and chinkapin oaks, Hill’s oaks and shingle oaks, too. Although oaks are in serious decline, these species can still be found in Kane County.

  • Find out why oaks are endangered and how to help preserve them Jul 29, 2013 3:37 PM
    The oak tree was once hailed as king of the forest. People called it magnificent, majestic and mighty. But that was then. Now, the oak no longer reigns supreme. As a group, oaks are in serious decline. As ecological communities, oak woodlands are imperiled.

  • Tigers, bull riding and pig races? Must be the Kane County Fair Jul 15, 2013 6:00 AM
    When Larry Breon of Batavia was growing up, he went to the Kane County Fair to show off his family’s cattle as part of the 4-H exhibition. “It was something you looked forward to all summer,” he said. “We weren’t in town a lot, so this was our big chance for getting around other kids.”

  • Historic Campton town hall open house planned for Saturday 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.

  • Lend a hand with farm chores at Garfield Farm’s 1840s Day Jun 10, 2013 2:45 PM
    On Sunday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors can discover what life was like over 160 years ago during Garfield Farm Museum’s 1840s Day. The event offers children and adults the opportunity to learn about their rural heritage through guided tours and period demonstrations.

  • Meet endangered farm animals at Garfield Rare Breeds show May 8, 2013 1:28 PM
    Have a look at the type of farm animals your grandparents, or even great-grandparents, may have known when Garfield Farm Museum holds its Rare Breeds Livestock and Poultry Show and Sale. The 27th annual event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 in Campton Hills.

  • Campton Hills trustee hopefuls differ on administrator Mar 14, 2013 5:50 AM
    Campton Hills trustee candidates agree the village needs to hire a village administrator, but differ on whether the person should be part- or full-time. Four people are seeking three, four-year seats on April 9.

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