Community Involvement

Too much salt can damage vehicles, infrastructure and the environment, especially streams and rivers.

Virtual Deicing Workshops in October

​Chloride levels in northeastern Illinois rivers, lakes and wetlands h...
A historic agreement with Taiwan spells good news for Illinois corn and soybean growers.

Kane County Farmer/Illinois Soybean Leader Applauds Agreement with Taiwan

​Steve Pitstick, who grows corn and soybeans near Maple Park, says the...
Ding Dong, a pet sulcata tortoise, took himself on a little walkabout recently when a gate was accidentally left open.  Sulcatas, also known as African spurred tortoises, are native to grasslands and savannas in northern Africa.

Good Natured: Ding Dong the Tortoise

​Sometimes the allure of the open road exerts a force too strong to ig...
There are only certain times during the year homeowners may remove bats from "non-living" areas.

Bats in Your Attic? Homeowners Have Until October 30 to Remove Them

​Going batty with unwelcomed guests hanging around at your home...
Kane County's final free confidential document shredding event of the year will be held on Saturday, October 8 in St. Charles.

Kane County Hosting Last Free Confidential Document Shredding of 2022

Kane County's Recycling Program is hosting a free confidential documen...
The 5th Annual Commuity Hero Day at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum will feature vehicles from area agencies including the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.

Community Hero Day to Feature Touch-A-Truck, Live Fire Demo and More

​The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will host its 5th Annual Communi...
Elgin Community College fall enrollment numbers are up over 2021.

ECC Fall Enrollment Up 11% Over Last Year

​A double-digit increase in ECC's fall enrollment shows positive post-...
If you have a well and would like to test the water, test kits will be available for purchase October 17-28 at the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District in St. Charles or the Kane County Farm Bureau.

Well Water Testing Kits Available For Purchase October 17- 28

​​While public water systems are tested regularly, testing private wel...
Halloween Is Monday Oct 31

Pumpkin Patches/Farms in Kane County

According to the University of Illinois Extension, Illinois is the top...
The Illinois Department of Aging says certain older adults and retirees need to fill out proper paperwork in order to receive the $300 property tax rebate.

Certain Retirees Need to Submit Form for Property Tax Rebate

​The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is encouraging older adults a...
More than 50 Aurora religious leaders gathered during the UN's International Day of Peace to launch the new Aurora Interfaith Alliance.

More Than 50 Religious Leaders in Aurora Convene for Peace and Faith

​More than 50 religious leaders convened on the United Nation's I...