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  • Sauceda resigns as Kane County's interim animal control director May 8, 2014 8:54 AM
    Robert Sauceda resigned Wednesday as Kane County's interim animal control director, the state's attorney's office announced. The resignation ends a stormy tenure for Sauceda and delivers a political black eye to county board Chairman Chris Lauzen, who took extra steps to support him. Sauceda had been put on administrative leave late last week.

  • Kane County suspends animal control director May 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    Robert Sauceda, director of Kane County’s animal control department, is on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Kane County state’s attorney’s office and the county’s human resources department.

  • Kane County facing $1.5 million in judicial center repairs Apr 30, 2014 10:22 AM
    Malfunctioning fire alarms and "filthy" water at the Kane County Judicial Center are the result of cutting corners to reduce costs during the original construction of the building, board members learned Tuesday. The problems may cost more than $1.5 million to fix.

  • Kane Co. officials urge school closings on election days Apr 18, 2014 5:07 PM
    Kane County leaders will back pending state legislation that would encourage schools to either close or host institute days on election day. Supporters say keeping students out of the buildings when the public is voting is safer and cheaper.

  • Kane County Board wants power to remove political appointees Apr 11, 2014 5:20 PM
    Kane County Board members want the authority to remove appointees to various local boards as well as hold them to a new code of conduct. Members of the county's legislative committee voiced support for pending state legislation that provides for such authority. It was spawned by a situation that arose last year with the Lake County Housing Authority.

  • Kane County to focus fed money on foreclosures Apr 10, 2014 7:21 PM
    Buying, repairing and reselling local foreclosed homes will be the spending focus of $2.59 million in federal money Kane County will receive in 2014. More than half that total will go toward addressing the foreclosure crisis. But local communities will see a sizable chunk for various infrastructure projects.

  • Pending deal would clear way for Settler’s Hill redevelopment Apr 9, 2014 6:48 PM
    Waste Management and Kane County officials could ink an agreement next month that will allow golf course improvements and work on a proposed cross country track at the old Setter’s Hill landfill to move forward. County board members viewed the pending agreement for the first time Wednesday.

  • Soccer facility near Elgin wins beer battle Apr 8, 2014 8:05 PM
    Neighbors of a soccer facility in unincorporated Elgin fought against permit changes that would allow for the sale of alcohol at the facility Tuesday. Despite several pages of petitions, they lost. The unanimous support from the Kane County Board followed county board member Kurt Kojzarek's championing of the plan. He said the concerns of neighbors had either been addressed or unfounded.

  • Raises for Kane County directors wins final approval Apr 8, 2014 6:46 PM
    Nine top level Kane County employees will receive 5 percent raises this year following a county board vote Tuesday. The vote ends weeks of attacks on the process used to secure the raises, dissension that Chairman Chris Lauzen said ultimately brought the board closer together in terms of being able to have "collegial" debates.

  • Kane County living within its means Apr 2, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Kane County letter to the editor: We are trying to make it clear through the traditional press that any raises given any Kane County employees, including nine managers of 1,250 employees, will come from savings gained in other areas. We should really celebrate that these raises will not cost you one cent more.

  • Kane County on verge of $6.2 million tech upgrade Mar 28, 2014 11:55 AM
    Kane County will embark on a massive upgrade to technology in its court system later this year. The updgrade will cost taxpayers about $6.2 million, much less than original estimates.

  • Kane chairman has new plan to ensure tax freeze Mar 26, 2014 8:27 AM
    Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen unveiled a five-year financial plan Tuesday to ensure he fulfills his promise of keeping the county's portion of the property tax levy flat during his first term of office.

  • Three new faces on Kane Co. Board Mar 19, 2014 9:38 AM
    Primary winners are Don Ishmael, Bill Lenert and John Martin in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11. None have November opponents.

  • Settler's Hill redevelopment negotiations start again Mar 14, 2014 10:37 AM
    Public chastising of Waste Management officials for dragging their feet on plans to redevelop the former Settler's Hill landfill appear to have worked. Company officials came to the table this week with new promises of cooperation. Local residents may even see public access to the summit of the landfill by the end of the year.

  • Final total for county raises revealed Mar 12, 2014 6:17 PM
    The last of Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen's raise proposals for senior staff came forward Wednesday. They met with the same praise and dissention as the previous six raises, setting the stage for one up or down vote on the new expenses next month.

  • Kane Co. Board approves $1.9 million shooting range Mar 11, 2014 7:04 PM
    Kane County Sheriff's employees will get a new shooting range despite it costing twice as much as initially projected. The nearly $2 million range will open in October. Sheriff Pat Perez received support from the majority of the board despite some gripes about the price increase and the lack of an overall capital projects plan.

  • Laesch explains absence, commits to Kane Co. re-election Mar 4, 2014 6:58 PM
    Incumbent Jennifer Laesch of Aurora discloses she has had some personal issues that have kept her from some county votes, but she is committed to another four years on the Kane County Board if she wins re-election.

  • Settler’s Hill at center of Kane County Dist. 11 contest Feb 22, 2014 8:00 AM
    The future of the Settler's Hill landfill and surrounding campus is the key issue for the successor to the District 11 seat on the Kane County Board. The two Republicans vying for the seat will take different approaches to determine which aspects of redevelopment they would support.

  • Endorsement: Kramer for Kane County sheriff Feb 20, 2014 11:54 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Donald Kramer for Kane County sheriff.

  • Endorsements: Ishmael, Martin, Taylor for Kane County Board Mar 7, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Donald Ishmael, Melisa Taylor and John Martin for office in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11.

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