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  • New communications director starts Jan. 5 in Elgin Dec 16, 2014 5:33 PM
    The city of Elgin has hired a communications director, its first in 14 years. Kristine Liptrot has 23 years of experience in communications. “I believe in being open, honest and transparent, which the administration in Elgin seems to say as well,” she said. “ I think that will be a very good working relationship.”

     
  • Cook of the Week: Baking helps woman connect to Norwegian heritage Dec 2, 2014 6:01 AM
    Despite the fact that three of her four grandparents were Norwegian, it wasn’t until she married a fellow of Norwegian descendent and traveled to Norway with her mother in 2007, that Barb Johnson truly embraced her heritage. “I didn’t grow up eating Norwegian food,” explains Johnson of Yorkville, “It was the one grandparent who wasn’t Norwegian who had the most influence on our food!” In addition, the other grandmother, who spoke Norwegian, wouldn’t let her children speak it.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • State finances a priority for 50th District House candidates Oct 1, 2014 5:30 AM
    Democrat Valerie Burd of Yorkville and Republican Keith Wheeler of Oswego have different ideas on how the state's financial status can be improved. Both are seeking the state House 50th District seat being vacated by Kay Hatcher.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 3 from Tri-County area Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 26, 2014 6:08 PM
    Michael C. Stewart, who police said is homeless, was charged with felony theft from the Batavia Public Library, at 3:41 p.m. Monday at the library, according to a police report.

     
  • Summer splashdown Sun, fun, thrills and chills await at suburban water parks Jun 23, 2014 11:18 AM
    Summer has officially started, which means it’s time for sunshine and swimsuits — and suburban water parks are a great way to enjoy both. You’ll find all the water park basics at each, including slides, swimming pools and lazy rivers. But a number offer something more, including an 80-foot high-diving act.

     
  • Wrigley adds 75 jobs with expansion in Yorkville May 28, 2014 10:41 AM
    Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. said it will add 75 jobs in Yorkville when it expands its production facility to make Skittles candy.The expansion, assisted by the state of Illinois, will help Wrigley also support hundreds of construction jobs.

     
  • ‘Godspell’ shares powerful message through music May 19, 2014 1:46 PM
    The musical “Godspell,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who later composed “Wicked,” made its debut in 1971. Forty-three years later, it’s being brought to the stage in the Fox Valley by Spotlight Youth Theater Aurora.

     
  • Montgomery Troop 34 welcomes latest Scout to earn Eagle rank May 15, 2014 2:41 PM
    Eric Biegalski of Boy Scout Troop 34 recently achieved of the rank of Eagle Scout. His parents are Paul and Louise Biegalski of Montgomery. The sophomore attends Yorkville High School.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Apr 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of Easter activities, including several portrayals of Jesus, and several appearances of the Easter Bunny.

     
  • From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovating Apr 9, 2014 8:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

     
  • 2 strong candidates in judges’ races Mar 11, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Yorkville letter to the editor: I strongly support Judge James C. Hallock and Judge Marmarie J. Kostelny for their selection to their respective Circuit Court Judge positions. Both judges went through a rigorous vetting process when they became associate judges.

     
  • Illinois Republicans push to end lame-duck votes Feb 4, 2014 8:11 PM
    House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs Tuesday started pushing a proposal to end the lame-duck sessions of state lawmakers that sometime provide the setting for the approval of controversial legislation.

     
  • Darr wants to spread WINGS nationwide to help domestic abuse victims Jan 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Rebecca Darr, who helps countless victims of domestic abuse through WINGS, is in the midst of expanding the shelter in Chicago and plans to go national in a couple of years.

     
  • Waubonsee offers series on financial aid Jan 27, 2014 1:47 PM
    February marks Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Waubonsee Community College has planned a series of free public events to help students learn more about receiving financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year.

     
  • Waubonsee plans for new year and beyond Jan 22, 2014 3:32 PM
    At Waubonsee Community College, we are looking forward to what 2014 will bring, but we are also looking further ahead, to prepare the college to continue to meet the educational and lifelong learning needs of our students for the next decade and beyond.

     
  • Fundraising records show who’s lining up behind 50th House candidates Jan 17, 2014 12:45 PM
    Who is supporting who in the Republican primary for the nomination for the state 50th House District seat?

     
  • 50th House GOP debate features 2 of 4 candidates Jan 15, 2014 11:04 PM
    With only two of the four candidates attending, a debate Wednesday for people seeking the Republican nomination for the 50th state House district was a short and low-key affair.

     
  • Literacy project seeks volunteer tutors Jan 13, 2014 1:58 PM
    The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is seeking volunteer tutors to help adult students increase their proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English, as well as math and other basic skills.

     
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