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  • Second crash on Hemmer Road sparks concern

    Hemmer Road in Sun City is turning out to be a very dangerous place for drivers.

  • In their own words

    A sudden surge in volunteerism is changing the way the Sun City association does things.

    There are 10 candidates vying for four open positions on the community board of directors in this fall’s election.  The 10 held a unique two-hour meet and greet session on August 7 in the Fountain View atrium in Prairie Lodge.

  • Wildflower shoreline improvement project sparks praise among residents

    The rear waterfall repair at Prairie Lodge probably is the most expensive repair project ever at Sun City ($480,000), but the Wildflower Lake shoreline repair may have the title of taking the longest time to complete.

  • Does Sun City need the security of lockboxes?

    In a community with a large seniors-only subdivision, a soon-to-open healthcare center, a major hospital, and a rapidly growing reputation as a healthcare location, why does a lockbox personal assistance program that is at least 20 years old go unnoticed?

  • Get ready to vote

    Suddenly, volunteerism is reviving in Sun City.

    Ten candidates have applied for four positions on the 2018-2020 Sun City board of directors term in this fall’s election.  This is the highest number of candidates in recent years, possibly ever. A strong promotional “be a volunteer” recruiting effort by the association staff in recent months was a big reason for the strong response.

  • Huntley Jewel evacuated for bomb threat

    The Huntley Jewel store in the Village Green Shopping Center was evacuated on July 26 after a store employee received a telephone bomb threat, police said.

  • Prairie Lodge fitness center renovation to begin

    Resident access to the Prairie Lodge indoor pool and locker rooms will be significantly limited for the next several weeks, starting next Monday, August 14.

  • 7-0 vote converts two tennis courts to pickleball courts, controversy arises

    For the past several years, the Sun City Tennis and Pickleball clubs have shared playing courts at the Tall Oaks Tennis Center. Schedules and court availability have been negotiated by leaders of both clubs.

    All of that is about to change, however.

  • CAM election time

    It’s board of directors election time again.

  • Little Free Library ‘opening’ soon in Sun City

    The Little Free Library movement in Huntley is expanding quickly.

  • Wounded Warrior Project soars to success

    Wounded Warrior Project of McHenry and Lake County had a fun-filled day on June 17, getting to fly radio control simulators and real model airplanes as well as watching scale model and aerobatic radio controlled airplanes and helicopters put on a show.

  • Sew ‘N Sews irons out equipment questions

    Sometimes, good things happen in the most unexpected ways. Just ask Sun City’s Sew ‘n Sews Charter Club.

  • Box Tops effort met with success

    The “Box Tops for Bill” fund-raising effort in Sun City this past spring was unique and successful.

  • Waterfall finally restored

    After a six-month repair job and the spending of more than $580,000, the rear waterfalls feature behind Prairie Lodge was reopened on June 2.

  • Route 47 corridor continues expansion

    Huntley’s Route 47 corridor continues to be a popular place for developers and businesses.

    Two projects – a Panera Bread restaurant and a luxury senior apartments facility – are in various stages of review by village officials.

  • New policies affect which positions CAM Board members can hold

    At the Sun City Association board workshop on May 10, the agenda topics were concealed weapon carry rules, election candidate guidelines, tennis courts resurfacing, and Wildflower Lake’s shoreline.

  • Relay for Life offers historic sports memorabilla raffle to raise money

    Cancer doesn’t sleep. Likewise, at the annual Relay For Life event, set for the Huntley Park District on June 3 and 4, participants will walk throughout the evening and into the morning to raise money and awareness about a disease that has touched so many Americans, including many in the Huntley and Marengo areas.

  • Prairie Lodge updates slated for 2017

    Several areas in Sun City’s Prairie Lodge are being remodeled or updated this year, but residents probably are most interested in three of them.

  • Volunteers needed for Grafton Food Pantry event

    Grafton Food Pantry is in need of volunteers for Saturday, May 13, from 1-4 p.m. at the Huntley Park District to help sort and box food collected in the United States Post Service 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger effort….Making a Difference “One Bag at a Time.” 

  • Trump budget cuts may eat up local Meal on Wheels funding

    On November 8, 2016 and March 16, 2017, a lot of things changed for one of America’s most successful welfare programs – Meals on Wheels.

  • Sun City Model Railroad Club open house

    The Sun City Model Train Club will be hosting its annual Spring Open House on Sunday May 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The G scale members (Garden Scale) are in the final stages of taking back their layout from the squirrels and chipmunks and making final repairs to their buildings and structures.

  • The race for Rutland results

    Amid the confusion and controversy in the 2017 Rutland Township election, one positive thing stands out – public interest in the township’s activities is at an all-time high.

    Nearly 7,000 voters came to the township’s election precincts on April 4 and cast ballots. That’s the highest vote total among the 16 Kane County Townships, and a record turnout for Rutland.

  • New details emerge over March car crash

    The law enforcement involvement in the March 4 car crash on Honeysuckle Drive in Sun City has been resolved, but another part remains in limbo.

  • Bytnar letter may have played role in Rutland election results

    About a decade ago, Steve Bytnar led an effort to form the Property Tax Action Group (PTAG) as a watchdog and educational group in the Sun City area. It was devoted to monitoring property tax assessments on Sun City homes and educating residents about how the state’s property tax system works.

  • Avian invasion

    When Del Webb Corp. dotted their Sun City landscape with ponds, golf water hazards, and detention ponds in the late ’90s, there was probably an expectation that at least a few Canadian Geese would be attracted to Huntley.

  • Board refocuses maintenance goals

    After a year of major outdoor maintenance projects in 2016, the Sun City board of directors is focusing elsewhere this year.

  • Outlet mall finally comes to an end

    Huntley mayor Charlie Sass is finally getting his wish.

  • Huntley schools collect Box Tops for the arts

    Among the innovative new ways to motivate and educate young people are the Artist-in-Residence appearances at public schools. Celebrity artists come to the school to spend several days interacting with students in workshops, assemblies, and public concerts.

  • Rutland Township board candidates make their final pitch to voters

    Seven candidates for the Rutland Township board of trustees came to Sun City’s Drendel Ballroom on Mar. 29.  It was their last chance to communicate with local voters before the Apr. 4 township election.

  • Rutland Round-up

    Amid the din and confusion in Rutland Township in recent years, some silver linings have emerged.