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  • Greg Van Zandt: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    Candidate information for Greg Van Zandt, running for Campton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Thomas Stutesman: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    Candidate information for Thomas Stutesman, running for Campton Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Campton Hills leaders want to hire administrator Feb 7, 2013 4:19 PM
    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 4:08 PM
    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.

  • After no vote, rehab plan will go to Kane County instead Jan 16, 2013 9:03 PM
    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.

  • Campton Hills trustees reject Kiva rehab center Jan 15, 2013 11:15 PM
    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 forward Jan 9, 2013 2:37 PM
    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 4:18 PM
    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.

  • What are the ethics of collecting plants and wildlife Jan 6, 2013 5:55 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 11:46 PM
    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.

  • Services set for Maple Park man killed by driver of stolen car Dec 5, 2012 4:41 PM
    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.

  • Campton Hills plans survey for drug recovery center Dec 1, 2012 4:29 PM
    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.

  • Foes want vote on proposed Campton Hills rehab center Nov 15, 2012 10:14 AM
    A 96-bed drug treatment center proposed for Campton Hills gained a key recommendation from the plan commission last week, but people opposing the facility are not giving up. Opponents of the Kiva Recovery Center want the village board to put the matter to a villagewide vote in April.

  • Campton Hills treatment center gains support Nov 5, 2012 11:36 PM
    Campton Hills Plan Commission on Monday indicated support of a private drug and alcohol recovery center at a former boys school. Residents object to the Kiva Recovery Center, saying meth and heroin addicts would pose a security risk, burden the fire department, reduce property values and hurt the village's image. The matter will next move to the village board.

  • Voters can decide to elect Fox River & Countryside trustees Nov 3, 2012 8:00 AM
    Taxpayers serviced by the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District have placed a binding referendum on the ballot that calls for direct election of the district's trustees. A vote in favor of the referendum would strip the incoming Kane County Board chairman of the power to appoint the trustees.

  • Campton Hills wants input on clerk, gambling and sirens Oct 27, 2012 8:00 AM
    Campton Hills voters will answer three ballot questions Nov. 6, one of which is binding. Voters will decide if the village clerk's post should be an elected or appointed position. Two advisory questions are are on tap: Whether the village should allow video gambling and whether homeowners should pay more on their natural gas bills to fund a series of emergency warning sirens.

  • Campton Hills rehab center plan draws more public ire Oct 22, 2012 11:47 PM
    The Campton Hills Plan Commission continues its discussion of the proposed drug rehabilitation center on the site of the former Glenwood School.

  • Potential Campton rehab center up for debate Monday Oct 20, 2012 8:00 AM
    The Campton Hills Plan Commission on Monday will resume consideration of the Kiva Recovery Center, a private substance abuse facility proposed for a former boys school. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ,40W451 Fox Mill Blvd.

  • Concerns abound for high-end Campton Hills rehab center Sep 26, 2012 11:47 AM
    Discussion on a proposal to convert a former school into a residential drug and alcohol treatment center and then annex it into Campton Hills has been continued to October. A report on the water/sewer system at the former Glenwood School for Boys, 41W400 Silver Glen Road, and a report from the fire protection district are still needed before the plan commission makes any recommendation on the Kiva Recovery Center.

  • Gas station, convenience store reopens in Lily Lake Sep 20, 2012 3:52 PM
    Drivers in western Kane County have another option for fueling up. The Marathon gas station at Routes 64 and 47 in Lily Lake, closed since 2008, reopened this week. "We've only been open since Tuesday, but business is already good. We're getting good feedback," said Syed Irfan of Geneva-based Gasco, Inc., who owns the station along with his business partner, Syed Quadri.

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