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  • Emotional sentencing for former St. Charles youth guard pushed to Dec. 27 Oct 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    An emotional sentencing hearing for Reginald Hearon, a former guard at the St. Charles youth prison who pleaded guilty to DUI and reckless homicide, is continued to Dec. 27. Hearon was speeding a killed Craig Smith, a 53-year-old St. Charles man, on Oct. 2, 2008 and faces up to 14 years in prison.

  • Kane forest board pursuing Seavey Road land buy Oct 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Forest Preserve Commission Tuesday decided to buy 134 acres off Seavey Road in Blackberry Township, to connect the Dick Young and Lake Run forest preserves.

  • Kane forest preserve targets next land purchase Oct 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    Kane County Forest Preserve officials will work with a homeowners' association on Seavey Road in North Aurora to buy property that will allow for a trail connection between the Dick Young and Lake Run Forest Preserves.

  •  Nicole Anderson, left, enjoys a dance with a volunteer at a dance Aug. 5 at the Blackberry Township Town Hall. It was organized by Chassidy Mangers of Elburn, for children with special needs.

    Elburn woman doesn’t forget children with special needs Aug 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    An Elburn collegian organizes a dance for people with special needs, Tri-Cities area residents take their political wishes to the streets, and Batavia is going nuts for those bulldog statues throughout the downtown, columnist Susan Sarkauskas writes.

  • 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.

  • Campton Hills clerk race now contested Feb 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    The race for Campton Hills village clerk became a contested one, as one person has declared a write-in candidacy.

  • Tri-Cities roads in fair shape Feb 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    For the most part, roads in the Tri-Cities were in good shape by late Thursday afternoon, according to town and county officials.

  • Tri-Cities police blotterNov 2, 2010 12:00 AM
    The police blotter for Kane County

  • This is an artist’s rendering of the proposed recreation center in downtown Batavia. The glass-enclosed area is where a swimming pool would be, at the southwest corner of Houston Street and Island Avenue.

    Batavia mayor favors downtown rec center idea Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM
    Count Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke among supporters of a plan to build a combined recreation center, stores and parking garage at Wilson Street, Houston Street and Island Avenue downtown.

  • SUsan SARKAUSKAS/ Signs opposing a new recreation center in Batavia have sprouted, but those responsible for the movement are not easily identifiable.

    Batavians Against Debt ... who are you? Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM
    Who are the people putting out the signs urging a “No vote against the Batavia Park District recreation center? Batavians Against Debt. Determining the identity of the group’s leadership has been difficult.

  • Route 47 in Sugar Grove targeted for traffic safetyOct 13, 2010 12:00 AM
    A special traffic safety enforcement and education campaign conducted in September on Route 47 in Sugar Grove resulted in 425 citations including 182 for speeding and 269 written warnings, according to police officials.

  • Reginald Hearon

    Plano man pleads guilty to fatal 2008 crashSep 23, 2010 12:00 AM
    A former youth corrections officer faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to charges stemming from an October 2008 crash that killed a St. Charles man.

  • Tri-Cities briefsSep 9, 2010 12:00 AM
    There is an open house at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 to discuss the design of the new playground equipment for the Batavia Riverwalk, The meeting is at the Batavia Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St.

  • Tri-Cities briefsSep 8, 2010 12:00 AM
    The City of Geneva is preparing a downtown master plan and is hosting a public workshop at 7 tonight at the public works department, 1800 South St.

  • Crackdown coming on dangerous stretch of Route 47Sep 6, 2010 12:00 AM
    Three Fox Valley police agencies are joining forces to get people driving more sensibly on one of Kane County's deadliest thoroughfares.

  • Tri-Cities police reportsAug 25, 2010 12:00 AM
    The blotter for Batavia, Geneva and Kane County

  • Tri-Cities briefsAug 11, 2010 12:00 AM
    Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will present taxpayer workshops to explain the property tax cycle, how assessments are developed, how to appeal an assessment, and what the Kane County Board of Review and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board are.

  • Tri-Cities briefsJul 5, 2010 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College offers Welcome Wednesdays the first Wednesday of each month. The sessions include an overview of the college's programs and services, a tour and an opportunity to talk with the recruitment staff.

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