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  • Future of mental health funding still uncertain in Kane County Oct 21, 2013 5:30 AM
    The future of mental health care in Kane County will need further counseling as a special committee’s recommendations to county officials continued to be at odds with what some existing service providers want and what a pending new tax will fund.

  • Most Grafton Twp. trustees support cutting Rutland’s free rides Oct 17, 2013 5:32 PM
    A majority of Grafton Township’s board members say they will vote to end bus service for riders in Rutland Township because that township can not decide whether to help pay for the service.

  • Editorial: Continue senior, disabled bus service Oct 11, 2013 5:00 AM
    Rutland Township should continue bus service for its residents in Sun City by paying its fair share, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Rutland Township board defers vote on funding senior, disabled bus service Oct 9, 2013 12:41 PM
    The Rutland Township board deferred a decision on whether to fund senior and disabled transportation services currently provided for free by Grafton Township. Grafton has threatened to discontinue the bus service Nov. 30 due to budget woes. “I always resist rushing into anything without having explored all of the options,” township Trustee Fred Bulmahn said. “I'm opposed to anything that's not means tested or needs based.”

  • Decision looms on senior buses in Grafton, Rutland townships Oct 6, 2013 6:51 AM
    Rutland Township leaders never had to shuttle their senior and disabled residents around, because Grafton Township always did it for them — for free. But now Grafton officials they can't afford this, leaving Rutland officials to decide whether to pony up or find another program.

  • Rutland Twp. looks at bus options for seniors, disabled Sep 11, 2013 5:30 AM
    While Grafton Township leaders have threatened to cancel bus service to senior and disabled residents in Rutland Township, Rutland officials are deciding whether to pick up where Grafton may leave off. Tuesday night, Rutland township board members said they will continue to discuss how and whether to provide transporation to those groups within the township.

  • Grafton, Rutland at odds over bus service Aug 22, 2013 7:58 PM
    A showdown is looming between a pair of neighboring townships over a shuttle bus service Grafton Township extended to the Sun City seniors living in Rutland Township. Although 58 percent of the rides within the past year were made to Rutland Township residents, its officials have not offered to compensate Grafton Township for picking them up. And Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns says the free rides are over.

  • Leaf peepers: Clues to help identify white oaks Aug 19, 2013 6:00 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.

  • Find out why oaks are endangered and how to help preserve them Jul 29, 2013 3:37 PM
    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.

  • Bow hunting to expand this fall in Kane County Jul 26, 2013 9:23 AM
    Bow hunters will benefit from an expanded deer management program in the Kane County forest preserves this fall. But fans of the deer, who have long decried the state's annual culling program, say it's gotten to the point where forest preserve officials care way more about plants than deer. “Four, five years ago there were dozens of deer all the time,” said Bill Siers of the North Rutland Deer Alliance. “Now, go take a look. They are all gone."

  • War veterans to be honored at Gilberts event Aug. 11 Jul 24, 2013 12:50 PM
    Veterans from World War II and the Korean conflict will be the center of attention in Gilberts on Aug. 11. On that day, they will be special guests of the Northern Fox Valley and the True Patriots Care Foundation.

  • Tigers, bull riding and pig races? Must be the Kane County Fair Jul 15, 2013 6:00 AM
    When Larry Breon of Batavia was growing up, he went to the Kane County Fair to show off his family’s cattle as part of the 4-H exhibition. “It was something you looked forward to all summer,” he said. “We weren’t in town a lot, so this was our big chance for getting around other kids.”

  • Grafton Twp. to ask Rutland Twp. for bus program money Jun 28, 2013 8:47 AM
    Huntley has been kind enough to support Grafton Township's senior and disabled bus service by contributing $10,000 toward those efforts, a commitment the village reaffirmed Thursday night in the form of an intergovernmental agreement. But now, Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns wants Rutland Township to show him the money, since 58 percent of the people who ride the shuttle hail from Rutland Township's portion of Sun City, he said. “We shouldn't even be servicing them,” Kearns said.

  • See Rutland Twp. details for yourself May 12, 2013 4:40 AM
    A Rutland Township letter to the editor: Recently reporter Lenore Adkins of the Daily Herald has run both sides of a couple of issues which have arisen in Rutland Township. If you believe in local representation via township government, I respectfully suggest that you may be interested in finding out more of the details by attending the meetings. The next two meetings may be of particular interest.

  • Huntley swears in new trustees May 9, 2013 10:59 PM
    Thursday night was an evening of hellos and Godspeeds in the Huntley village hall. Village President Chuck Sass and six-year Trustee John Piwko — both incumbents — were sworn into to office, as were newly elected trustees Ronda Goldman and JR Westberg. At the same time, the village said goodbye to trustees Pam Fender and Ron Hahn.

  • Rutland Twp. trustee denies playing politics with budget May 4, 2013 8:00 AM
    While some Rutland Township authorities have accused Trustee Steve Schuldt of playing politics with the road commissioner's budget, Schuldt views himself as someone who's closely watching township finances. "I'm just trying to keep everything legitimate and as frugal as possible," he said.

  • Road commissioner’s budget still not approved Apr 26, 2013 5:40 PM
    Unresolved budgeting issues in the Rutland Township road commissioner's office have forced Howard Schultz, the road commissioner, to dip into his reserves until the matters are resolved. At a special meeting Thursday night, the township board conditionally approved the figures in his budget, but also voted to hold a second budget hearing in May and to delay awarding final approval for his budget until June, according to Township Assessor Janet Siers. The fiscal year ended March 31.

  • Janet Siers: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Janet Siers, running for Rutland Township Assessor (4-year Term)

  • Howard Schultz: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Howard Schultz, running for Rutland Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

  • Linda Iverson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Linda Iverson, running for Rutland Township Clerk (4-year Term)

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