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  • Filling West Dundee's Target vacancy might not be easy Jan 14, 2014 7:41 AM
    With Target's pending departure from West Dundee, securing another retailer may not be as easy as some people think, since Target, which owns the building it occupies, might not want a similar operation taking its place. West Dundee leaders hope to avoid that situation by having a conversation with the corporation, Village Manager Joseph Cavallaro said. “Target may not be willing,” Cavallaro warned, noting that the corporation runs three other stores nearby in Algonquin, Elgin and Hoffman Estates.

  • Christmas trees become wood chips in Dundee Township Jan 9, 2014 11:44 AM
    Even before the holidays, Larry Braasch can usually tell which type of Christmas tree is popular: artificial or fresh cut. “When the weather in the weeks leading to Christmas is mild and dry, people buy fresh-cut trees,” Braasch said. “When they are cold, snowy, or wet, people put up artificial trees. They don’t want to mess around with the cold.”

  • Randall Oaks Zoo peacock escapes for 90 minutes Jan 7, 2014 8:18 PM
    A peacock that spent 90 minutes in the subzero weather after escaping from the Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo on Tuesday, is back at the zoo and recovering from frozen feet, an official said. “It was kind of a freakish accident and we just hope everything works out,” said Brian Mangiaracina,who runs the petting zoo.

  • Critter stories of 2013 Jan 6, 2014 1:48 PM
    Animals are newsmakers, too, and the year 2013 saw plenty of critters making headlines in the Fox Valley. Here are some of the top animal stories of the year.

  • Depot manager honored for volunteerism in E. Dundee Dec 31, 2013 6:43 PM
    Bill Zelsdorf, 64, a retired musician from Carpentersville who has been the face of the Dundee Township Visitor's Center for nearly two decades, recently received East Dundee's inaugural community service award, which recognizes outstanding volunteers. “I really hope this award goes on for many, many, many years because there so many people who are so well deserving of this award. Obviously, they must have started at the Zs and they’re going to work their way backwards," Zelsdorf said.

  • Higher bond rating in Dundee Twp. will save $70,000 Dec 23, 2013 5:44 PM
    Dundee Township has earned a AA+ grade from Standard & Poor/s, a move estimated to save thousands of dollars in interest on an outstanding bond for open space, Township Supervisor Sue Harney said. The AA+ rating means the township has a “very strong capacity to meet financial commitments,” according to Standard & Poor’s website. “What this means is that when we’re ready to pay back the bonds it’ll be $70,000 less,” Harney said.

  • Roeser buys Summit School, converts it to office space Dec 19, 2013 6:46 PM
    A school building that had been vacant for years has been revamped and had a positive ripple effect in East Dundee. Businessman Tom Roeser has bought, gutted and created several office condos within the old Summit School, a move that allowed Dundee Township officials to escape the cramped basement in the Fox River Valley Public Library that had been their office for 38 years.

  • Dundee Township officials move to new offices Dec 18, 2013 1:19 PM
    For Christmas, Dundee Township employees received new offices, new furniture, a new address for their jobs; and residents may receive a break on the property taxes they pay for the open space district.

  • Nestlé Café plans January opening at mall Dec 18, 2013 1:53 PM
    Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee will be home to one of the first Nestlé Toll House Cafés in the country, West Dundee Village President Chris Nelson said Tuesday. The café, now under construction, will feature gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies, pastries and premium sandwiches and paninis, according to a news release.

  • W. Dundee holding board meeting at Spring Hill Mall Dec 13, 2013 4:38 PM
    If you happen to be doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at Spring Hill Mall Monday night, you can also attend West Dundee's village board meeting, also being held at the mall. The mall meeting is part of the village’s ongoing efforts to get to know its neighborhoods and to make trustees more accessible to residents.

  • A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

  • Restaurateur seeks TIF assistance from E. Dundee Dec 11, 2013 5:55 AM
    An experienced restaurateur is looking to plant his flag in East Dundee by opening a combination speak-easy and eatery in the downtown. And he's hoping East Dundee steps in financially to help make it happen. “I’ve always been interested in the Fox Valley area, and this is an opportunity that presented itself ... like someone making me an offer I can’t refuse,” George Arsoniadis said,

  • W. Dundee embarks on vision for downtown development Dec 5, 2013 6:16 PM
    West Dundee leaders have taken a major step toward setting an agenda for downtown redevelopment, a move officials said has been discussed for years and that the village has made its No. 1 priority. “That has been one of the primary goals since I took office and I know it’s a goal the rest of the board shares in trying to create a plan for downtown development,” Village President Christopher Nelson said.

  • Carpentersville replaces vehicle stickers with sales tax hike Dec 4, 2013 6:35 PM
    Carpentersville leaders eliminated the village's vehicle sticker program Tuesday and replaced it with a one-half percent hike in the sales tax, a raise that retires in three years. The increase brings Carpentersville's sales tax to 9 percent, which officials won't begin collecting until July 1, 2014. Locally, that figure ties Carpentersville with most of East Dundee, which charges the same tax in 95 percent of its village.

  • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighters raising money for kids’ coats Dec 4, 2013 1:19 PM
    The firefighters in the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District invite you to help them secure new, American-made winter coats for needy, at-risk children. They have joined forces with Operation Warm, a national non-profit foundation whose mission is finding new coats for children.

  • East Dundee severs ties with cop, gives him disability pension Dec 4, 2013 10:58 AM
    The East Dundee Police Department and Sgt. Michael Seyller, a police officer with a host of legal troubles and health issues, have officially parted ways. Tuesday afternoon, the East Dundee Police Department Pension Board unanimously approved Seyller's request for a non-duty, disability pension due to injuries he sustained that doctors say prevent him from working as a police officer.

  • Dickens in Dundee brings back decorating contest Dec 3, 2013 2:31 PM
    An outdoor house and apartment holiday decorating contest has been added to the list of events for this year’s Dickens in Dundee festival. The two-day festival begins on Friday, Dec. 6.

  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 27, 2013 5:50 PM
    Craig Gallichio, 18, of East Dundee, and Ryan Saviano, 23, of West Dundee, were each charged with felony retail theft after police said they stole a total of $114 in shirts Saturday from the Kohl’s at Spring Hill Mall.

  • E. Dundee bakery sends goodies to troops serving overseas Nov 26, 2013 12:39 PM
    Operation Sweettooth is still under way. This year, the program may not have received the press it has in the past, but cookies and Rice Krispie treats are still being sent to Fox Valley natives who are serving in the U.S. military.

  • E. Dundee will likely keep levy flat for third consecutive year Nov 26, 2013 6:36 PM
    East Dundee officials will likely keep the property tax levy flat for the third year in a row, in hopes of eventually reducing it by nearly $10,000 once officials know its equalized assessed valuation. “We don’t count on property tax that much in our village, it’s not a big number to us,” Village President Lael Miller said.

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