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  • April Venzon and her mother, Ann, both of Geneva, put the finishing touches on a red oak they planted during a volunteer tree planting day with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. The district is holding a similar event Saturday, April 19, in honor of Earth Day.

    Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree at Fitchie Creek in ElginApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    This weekend, volunteers can get some exercise and help the environment at the same time. Celebrate Earth Day by planting trees with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Elgin.

     
  • Lucas Mowers of Hampshire, a snowplow driver for Kane County, is shown with his wing-plow truck at the county highway headquarters off Empire Road. “It’s different every time,” he says of his west-central Kane County route.

    Spring spells relief for Kane County snowplow driverApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Did you drive safely on Kane County roads this winter? You can thank Lucas Mowers for his diligent work as a snowplow driver. “Christmas is on a day that doesn’t snow,” Mowers said. “I know what I signed up for. They know I’m taking care of my business."

     
  • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighters raising money for kids’ coats Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Hampshire Township man killed while crossing road near his home Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that killed a man Monday night. Lt. Pat Gengler said the initial investigation shows Fred Bishop, 78, was crossing the road after retrieving his mail when he was struck by an eastbound 2004 Honda.

     
  • Laura Schraw

    Hampshire Twp. Park District hires new director Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hampshire Township Park District didn’t have to look too far for its new executive director. Laura Schraw, 33, lives within walking distance of the park district’s offices, but she also knows how to write and secure grants, a skill an official said is necessary in the district and its three parks.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    About $5,000 damage was caused to crops and a drainage system after someone drove deliberately and recklessly in a field off Rohrsen Road, west of Turner Road, near Hampshire, according to a sheriff’s report. The damage was reported Monday.

     
  •  A large selection of pumpkins in all sizes and colors is available at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch in Hampshire.

    Plenty of pumpkins this year, local growers say Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Pumpkin growers don’t have anything to complain about this year. Unlike last year’s drought, rain fell when it needed to and nighttime temperatures dropped to where they did the best for their crops.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Michael D. Szewczyk, 41, of Hampshire, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and failure to signal after a traffic stop at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at French Road and Route 72 near Hampshire, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Samsung Galaxy tablet and car amplifier were stolen between 10 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Sunday from a residence on the 45W100 block of I.C. Trail near Maple Park, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  •  The top sides of a swamp oak leaves, left, and white oak leaves are much darker compared to their undersides. The underside of the swamp white oak leaves are also soft and fuzzy to the touch.

    Leaf peepers: Clues to help identify white oaks Aug 19, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Burr Oak leaf at Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia.

    Find out why oaks are endangered and how to help preserve them Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Brian G. Doscher, 26, of the 9900 block of Stacy Lane, Union, was charged Monday with attempted unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance, according to a police report. Doscher attempted to acquire the prescription drug Norco at the pharmacy on the first floor of Advocate Sherman Hospital, 1435 N. Randall Road. Police said he gave a false name to the doctor. Elgin police were called after Doscher couldn’t provide identification. His bail was set at $3,000, and he has a Thursday court date.

     
  • Steven Gustafson, running for Hampshire Township Board (4-year Terms)

    Steven Gustafson: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Steven Gustafson, running for Hampshire Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Rose Letheby: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Rose Letheby, running for Hampshire Township Assessor (4-year Term)

     
  • Evelyn Bicknese: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Evelyn Bicknese, running for Hampshire Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Laurie Marwig: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Laurie Marwig, running for Hampshire Township Clerk (4-year Term)

     
  • Carl Brooks: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Carl Brooks, running for Hampshire Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Larry Leiseberg: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Larry Leiseberg, running for Hampshire Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

     
  • Jody Remakel: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jody Remakel, running for Hampshire Township Supervisor (4-year Term)

     
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