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

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

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

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

  • Lawsuit claims discrimination against people with epilepsy Sep 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Federal prosecutors are suing a Fox Valley-based group that provides activities for the disabled, claiming it discriminates against those with epilepsy.

  • Glenn Swanson

    Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raisesAug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  •  Sheep judge Dan Spilde of Stoughton, Wis., looks at the teeth of a Dorper Hair sheep held by Josh Koukol of Pingree Grove during the second day of the Kane County Fair on July 19. Koukol was helping show sheep for Stephanie and Dennis Larson of Woodstock. Stephanie is behind Koukol.

    Blue Ribbon Sale a big hit with Kane 4-H’ers Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    The annual Kane County Fair's 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale was held July 22 as the culmination of the event. Approximately 21 cattle, 47 hogs, 25 sheep, and 36 miscellaneous items were sold at this year's auction. Numerous businesses, community organizations and individual families turned out to support the Kane County 4-H program through the annual auction.

  • Bite into a bratwurst at Hampshire open houseMay 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Be sure to bring your empty stomachs to the Hampshire Fire/EMS Association's upcoming open house and bratwurst dinner. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Hampshire Fire Station. You can select from a menu of hot dogs, brats, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, soda, coffee and desserts.

  • Kane County tax bills in the mail, will be higher again May 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Kane County property tax bills will arrive in mailboxes by the end of the week, and they'll show the average homeowner's tax debt has increased about $100.

  • Allyson Holze

    Four-hour search to find driver in Hampshire Township crashApr 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    It took hours -- and plenty of equipment and personnel -- to solve the mystery of who crashed a car into a utility pole early Friday morning on Big Timber Road in Hampshire Township. In the end, after nearly four hours of searching and a mile and a half away, sheriff's deputies found a 24-year-old Elgin woman walking near a church, and she admitted to being the driver. She was charged with DUI and other traffic offenses, sheriff's officials say.

  • This rendering of a one-story building will house a pair Hampshire Township offices, a senior center and space that's open to the community.

    Hampshire Township building new office space Apr 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Hampshire Township has taken a step closer to building new office digs nearby. Last week, the Hampshire village board changed the zoning of the vacant land on Mill Stree to allow for construction of a 3,000-square-foot building that will hold the supervisor's office, the assessor's office, a new senior center and still have room for board meetings and community use.

  • The blotter Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jewelry and coins were stolen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 47W300 block of Higgins Road near Hampshire, according to a Kane County sheriff’s report. The victim returned home and found muddy footprints on the floor and the their dog running loose.

  • Dan Sauer of Hampshire, talks to Caitlin Berry’s kindergarten class at Hampshire Elementary School where he was the class’s guest veteran Nov. 10. Sauer, a former sergeant in the Marines, has PTSD and has been working with Chloe, a 17-pound service dog who once almost ended up on a shelter’s kill list.

    Tiny service dog heals Hampshire MarineNov 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    Dan Sauer doesn’t want or need your sympathy. The 42-year-old Hampshire resident and former Marine sergeant is only discussing his service dog, Chloe, to educate the public and to raise awareness for soldiers coming up behind him who could benefit from having such an animal.

  • Vandals strike Hampshire house with cutlery, sauce Aug 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Somebody went to a lot of time and trouble to vandalize a Hampshire-area home last week. They stuck hundreds of plastic forks and knives in the lawn, laced the yard and driveway with fishing wire, and sprayed packets of hot sauce all over the place, among other acts.

  • 1 airlifted from Hampshire car, semi crash Jul 25, 2011 12:00 AM
    One person was airlifted from the scene of a crash involving a semi-tractor and a car in Hampshire on Monday afternoon, according to fire officials.

  • Hampshire Township man killed in rollover crash Jul 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Hampshire Township man was killed in a rollover accident in Burlington Township Friday. Scott Row, 31, rolled over in his white Ford Pickup, according to police.

  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

  • Kurt Dorr is championing a proposal that would let voters decide whether to stop part-time Naperville Township trustees from receiving free health care coverage.

    Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

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