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  • CAM releases budget report

    Each year in July, the Sun City staff, Finance Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors begin the six-months-long process of creating and approving the budget for the following calendar year. The annual process concludes in December with final approval of all budgets for the next year.

  • Sun City clubs join forces for holidays

    Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones who are making gifts for girls and boys.

    Sun City’s Sew N Sew and Woodchucks members recently displayed some of the wood-crafted toys and hand-pieced quilts that they plan to donate to the Grafton Food Pantry.

  • New businesses breaking ground in town

    Remember when you had to go five miles to Randall Road for most of your shopping? Today, you just have to go to Route 47, Regency Square, or the Huntley Town Square, and you find most of what you need or want.

  • Second sledding hill slated for Deicke Park

    As soon as it snows in the upcoming winter season, a $2.5 million expansion by the Huntley Park District will be completed with a bit of winter fun – a second sledding hill in Deicke Park.

  • “Catching” some fun in the sun

    “We love what we do!” said Kim Larson, Executive Director of Family Alliance.

    Larson’s enthusiasm and assistance are having an impact in our Sun City community. Family Alliance worked with Alan Mogilner; Sun City Resident and facilitator of the Parkinson Support Group, to find a venue for their meeting needs.

  • Sun City Sunflower Garden Club hosts annual walk for charity

    The 8th Annual Holiday House Walk for Charity will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2-6 pm. at Sun City Huntley. The public is welcome to participate and enjoy a fabulous Winter Wonderland. This festive event benefits charities. We would like to share the very personal side of these charities of choices for one of the hosts.

  • Governing board elections run smooth, near-49% voter turnout

    When voters have a lot of options as they choose their leaders, they will come to the ballot box.

    Ten Sun City residents put their names on the 2017 board of directors ballot this fall, and 2,643 community households responded in the mail-in balloting.  That’s nearly 49% of the association’s 5,400-plus eligible households.

    This was the biggest election, in terms of candidate and voter participation, ever held in Sun City Huntley’s 18-year history.

  • Food drive celebrates 10 years of giving

    Ten years ago, Laurie Larkin got a phone call from her friend, Annalee Boles. Larkin recalls that call: “Annalee just asked me – ‘do you want to help me organize a food drive?’ And I said, Sure.” That is how Sharing our Blessings Food Drive began.

    Boles said, “I saw that the Grafton Food Panty here in town recognized the needs of our community and I wanted to help.”

  • New Jewel and other industry headed to Huntley

    There’s a once-popular song that goes, “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City.”

    In Huntley, that title could be changed slightly: “There is always something new in Huntley.”

  • Transfer fee update

    Two additional facts about home resale transfer fees have been communicated to the Sun Day since our report on the subject in our October 19 edition.

  • Sun City Lions Club park bench dedication

    On October 3, 2017 the Sun City Lions Club with the cooperation of the Village of Huntley unveiled a commemorative plaque on a bench in Dhamer Square in downtown Huntley. The plaque honors the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. The project was a joint effort by Pat Krebs, immediate past President of the Sun […]

  • Recent sale spurs questions regarding resale transfer fee

    When John Cox, a former resident of Neighborhood 12 in Sun City, recently sold his home, he paid more for the transaction than was legally required.

    He paid a resale transfer fee, even though his home was exempt from the fee because of its location and the date it was built.

  • Huntley maps out new plan for growth

    If you’ve been impressed by the Village of Huntley’s growth and expansion in the last 20 years, you haven’t seen anything yet.

  • Board proposes potential decrease in assessments

    Sun City’s board of directors plans to give residents an early Christmas gift this year.

    At the September 27 board meeting, it was announced that the draft 2018 association operating and reserve budgets will provide all residents with a $9.00 decrease (you read that right), in 2018 assessments.

  • The Sunflower Garden Club of Sun City Huntley is hosting their 8th Annual Holiday House Walk for Charity

    The 8th ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOUSE WALK FOR CHARITY will take place on Thursday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket cost is $10 per person and will include entrance to six beautifully decorated homes and a dessert reception at Fountain View on the day of the walk. New this year is a Raffle with dozens of prizes to be won. House Walk Tickets purchased by December 1st will receive one (1) free raffle ticket.

  • 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.