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  1. Taft Built, Cal's Angels team upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Taft Built, a family-owned, home renovating and building company based out of South Elgin, is giving back to the community by teaming up with Cal's Angels – a local organization dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer – to help grant wishes to children battling cancer. When a family chooses Taft Built for its next home renovation project, a percentage of the project cost will be donated to Cal's Angels.

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  2. Fire causes $20,000 in damages to St. Charles Township homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A fire that caused an estimated $20,000 in damages at a single-family ranch home early this morning remains under investigation, fire officials said. No one was injured in the incident, which fire crews first received as a report at 3:41 a.m. today of a possible structure fire.

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  3. S. Elgin player allegedly attacked after Friday's gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    The City of Aurora Police Department and Metea Valley High School are investigating an incident after Friday's Upstate Eight Conference Valley boys basketball game in which a player from visiting South Elgin allegedly was battered by players from Metea Valley. “Apparently a 16-year-old male for South Elgin High School said he was battered by several males thought to be Metea basketball players at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday the 13th after the game as he tried to board the team bus,” Ferrelli said.

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  4. Batavia girls basketball falls short in OTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ADDISON – When one is fighting for its postseason life, 7:34 is a long time to make your first impression on the scoreboard. Unfortunately for the Batavia girls basketball team, that's exactly how long it took in its Class 4A regional semifinal matchup with eighth-seeded South Elgin on Tuesday night at Addison Trail.

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  5. Prep roundup: Burlington Central, Kaneland wrestlers see success at Sterling SectionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    STERLING – Burlington Central freshman wrestling standout Austin Macias earned an invididual title at 106 pounds Saturday, rolling from the Class 2A Sterling Sectional to next week's state tournament in Champaign. Kaneland, which won a team regional title last week, will send four individuals to state: George Strang ; Riley Vanik , Colin Gussman ; Austin Parks Class 2A Antioch Sectional: At Antioch, St. Francis senior Cole Cunningham finished second at 285 pounds and advanced to next week's state tournament.

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  6. Batavia girls basketball's Koch answering 'Help wanted' adRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    St. Charles North defenders often encroached on Hannah Frazier's working space in the post during the Batavia girls basketball team's regular-season finale Thursday. Some Bulldogs opponents can duplicate that strategy for a quarter or more.

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  7. Lily Lake Girl Scouts surprise St. Charles seniors with valentinesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Members of Girl Scout Troop 483 of Lily Lake Grade School surprise Bickford of St. Charles residents with carnations for Valentine's Day on Friday. Members of Girl Scout Troop 483 of Lily Lake Grade School surprise Bickford of St. Charles residents with carnations for Valentine's Day on Friday.

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  8. North girls basketball chews up Batavia in second halfRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles North girls basketball team put Thursday night's regular-season finale against Batavia away at a place that's been good to the North Stars throughout the winter – the free-throw line. North shot 18 of its 30 free-throw attempts during the fourth quarter, going 15 for 18 in the quarter, as the North Stars pulled away for the 55-39 victory.

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  9. 'Junie B. Jones' headed to Steel Beam TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre, at 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles, presents "Junie B. Jones" opening at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14. The production, directed by Lori Holm and music directed by Donna Steele, features professional actors Galen Malick and Val Zawada of Geneva, alongside a cast including Samantha Waldron of Geneva and Morgan Miller of Elburn alternating in the role of Junie; Alexis Santana of South Elgin as Herb; Maddie Gartrell of Geneva as May; Will Teets of Batavia as Sheldon Potts; Lily Mamminga of Batavia as Lucille; Anastasia Smith Becker of St. Charles as Chenille and Margaret DeGruy of Bartlett as Camille.

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  10. Kane County Board OKs cuts to sheriff's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Kane County Board approved an ordinance that reduces the sheriff's budget by $225,000 – a measure taken in response to forfeited revenue from the U.S. Marshal's Service. Sheriff Donald Kramer, who last week told board members that any budget reduction would cripple his ability to provide minimum service, did not address the board.

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  11. Netzley sparkles for Wheaton Academy in win at ACCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    AURORA – Missed layups and missed free throws agitated Wheaton Academy guard Jamie Netzley in the early stages of Tuesday's girls basketball matchup at Aurora Central Catholic. Netzley sizzled throughout the second half, almost single-handedly carrying the Warriors to a 41-39, Metro Suburban West victory.

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  12. South Elgin woman guilty in heroin deathRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    A 25-year-old South Elgin woman was convicted by a jury Wednesday of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, according to a news release issued by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Andrea R. Nielsen faces at least six years in prison for supplying the heroin to an acquaintance who died from ingesting it, the release indicated, adding that the jury deliberated for about 40 minutes before it reached its verdict.

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  13. Our View: Thumbs-up to Christ Community Church's 30-year anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    The milestone was recognized at the church this past weekend, with the message “I [heart] my church” found in abundance at the Sunday services. If you've ever driven down Randall Road from South Elgin to St. Charles or vice versa, then there's a good chance you've seen the largest Christ Community Church campus – a 100,000-square-foot facility that includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, a teen area with its own auditorium, a bookstore, children's section with classrooms, climbing wall and theater.

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  14. Plea deal reached in elder abuse caseRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Two nurse's aides pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor battery of an elderly woman at a long-term care facility in a plea deal. Chemyra Barnett, 19, of Elgin, and Jacqueline Santos, 19, of South Elgin, had been charged March 11, 2014, with felony abuse of a woman at a long-term care facility and dissemination of an unauthorized video recording.

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  15. Andersson sworn in to serve 65th DistrictRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    On Friday, newly elected Illinois State Rep. Steve Andersson, R-Geneva, was sworn in to serve the Illinois' 65th District as State Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, stepped down from his post a week ahead of schedule. The district includes parts of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Pingree Grove, Plato Center, Elgin, South Elgin, Hampshire and Huntley.

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  16. Gift of liver transplant brings Christmas joyRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    St. Charles resident Holly Schlesser donated part of her liver to a friend's daughter, 10-month-old Madison Casey . Casey was diagnosed with a liver disease shortly after birth.

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  17. Police: Motorist refuses to believe he was hit by trainRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – An injured motorist who sought help at a gas station last week knew his vehicle had been struck by something but refused to believe police about what did happen – that he was hit by a train, according to a Kane County Sheriff's Office report. A sheriff's deputy met Felipe Rivera at about 4:20 a.m. Dec. 11 and learned the 38-year-old Elgin resident left a work Christmas party at about 11 p.m. or midnight and was heading home when he blacked out and was struck by something, according to the report.

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  18. Schwab: Cheatham joins teammate as future Evansville softball playerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    St. Charles East's Olivia Cheatham chases down a South Elgin base runner during a 2013 game. Cheatham has committed to play at the University of Evansville.

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  19. Forest Preserve Commission elects new leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Board member Mike Kenyon, R-South Elgin, was elected as the commission's new president, beating out fellow board members Phil Lewis, R-St. Charles, and Barb Wojnicki, R-Campton Hills.

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  20. Christmas Walk kicks off season's delights in GenevaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Emerson Rodriguez of South Elgin and his son, Liam, 18 months, get a closer view to the lights under the giant Christmas tree during the Geneva Christmas Walk Friday night on Third Street in downtown Geneva. Nevaeh Seablom, 10, of St. Charles waits for Santa Claus to arrive during the Geneva Christmas Walk Friday night on Third Street in downtown Geneva.

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