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  • Covered recycling bin rollout starts April 28

    Starting April 28, residents will receive a large wheeled cart for their plastic, pa­per, and metal recycled materials. It will be the same size and shape as the refuse containers that have been used since Sun City opened.

  • Sun City named big factor in Huntley’s ‘safe city’ ranking

    An April report by home security consultants Safewise named Huntley 30th of the 50 safest communities in Illinois, and Sun City is getting a significant amount of credit for the honor.

  • Huntley Community Radio receives FCC license

    “You’re listening to 101.5 FM, the home of Huntley Community Radio.”
    That station identification may soon grace the airwaves — as quickly as the end of the year — as HCR received per¬mission from the Federal Communications Commission on March 14 to be-come a low-power FM station.

  • Spring makeover in works for Prairie Lodge

    Last year, an extensive furnishings and wall coverings makeover of Prairie Lodge began with installation of new carpeting.
    This coming spring, the project will be completed with the installation of new furniture, fresh paint, and coverings throughout the 13-year-old facility.

  • Location a major factor in fate of Sawyer-Kelley Mill

    Preservation of historical landmarks sometimes depends on one key factor: location.

  • Board votes to revisit policy on infected trees

    There are two schools of thought regarding what to do with ash trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer. One believes removal and replacement of all infected trees is the best method be­cause treatments available today cannot guarantee a tree will be saved. The other be­lieves treatments can signifi­cantly prolong the life of an infected tree, often for as long as they are used. Aesthetics are sometimes used to defend both positions.

  • FirstService staff, positions reorganized

    At a town meeting in Drendel Ballroom on March 12, about 75 residents discussed a series of personnel moves and a newly emerging staff internal structure.

  • Senate candidates square off in primary forum

    Republican Senate candidates Jim Oberweis and Doug Truax met in Drendel Ballroom on March 4 for a debate on issues and a chance to portray themselves as the best candidate to emerge from the primaries to challenge the incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin.

  • Huntley senior transportation to continue if funds renewed

    The Village of Huntley’s Senior Transportation program is forecasted to run out of funds on April 25, based on current costs and funding. The program began last November, the same month Grafton Township stopped serving residents of Rutland and Hampshire Townships on its senior bus.

  • Residents question Park District officials on referendum

    Four district officials came to Sun City on March 6 and discussed this proposal with about 75 residents in Fountain View Center. They included Executive Director Thom Palmer, Athletic Director Jeff Ryder, Recreation Director Debbie Kraus, and Eric Anderson, the district’s financial bond counsel.

  • Fire, Police chiefs give update to Current Events Club

    John Perkins and Ken Caudle, Huntley’s police and fire chief, respectively, stopped by Drendel Hall on March 6 to provide updates on law enforcement and fire protection activities. About 200 Sun City residents attended the event, sponsored by community’s Current Events Club.

  • Immediate-care clinic coming to Wellness Center

    Immediate medical care is coming to Prairie Lodge this spring.
    Soon, residents needing a flu shot, a prescription written, a look at a skin condition, or aid for a cut finger in the kitchen can get help without leaving Sun City, as Centegra’s Wellness Center in Prairie Lodge expands to become an immediate care clinic, scheduled to open this spring.

  • Board votes unanimously on indoor concealed carry ban

    As concealed carry of handguns has taken center stage in Illinois, the attention of the Sun City Community Association has focused on how the new state law will be handled within this community.

  • Snow causing woe for residents, plow drivers

    Temperatures plunging to cruel lows and persistent snowfall have turned this winter into an exercise in patience for many local residents.

  • 40-year sentence for Signorile

    On Jan. 24, Robert Signorile learned the consequence of his violent, abusive behavior toward Michelle Matthieu in Sun City in 2011 and 2012.
    It is 40 years in prison.

  • New officers keep Polish American Club running

    After Polish American Club President Stan Borucki stepped down from his office in November, the club faced an unknown future and the potential of disbanding if a new leader was not found. Phil Kopczynski, who served as the club’s vice president for two years, did not want that to happen.

  • Challenges remain in determining specific concealed carry regulation

    In July 2013, the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation that permits concealed carry of handguns in specified locations after receipt of a state permit. It went into effect Jan. 1. Rule-making is now underway to define how and where the law will be applied and enforced.

  • Update: Concealed carry policy to be determined for outdoor areas, Jameson’s

    In July 2013, the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation that permits concealed carry of handguns in specified locations after receipt of a state permit. It goes into effect Jan. 1. Rule-making is now underway to define how and where the law will be applied and enforced.

  • SCCAH prohibits concealed carry in some common areas

    With the Illinois Family and Personal Protection Act set to take effect in January, Illinois citizens can apply for concealed carry permits next month. Those trained and qualified should be able to obtain permits by April.

  • Update: Huntley offers senior transporation voucher program for Rutland, Hampshire Township residents

    With Grafton Township bus service having ended for Rutland and Hampshire Township riders on Nov. 30, the Village of Huntley has begun offering rides to those residents left without service through a voucher program.

  • Sun City gives to Grafton Food pantry with turkeys, toys, and time

    From wooden wheels rolling across floors on Christmas morning to turkey dinners served at tables seldom covered with food, Sun City residents have helped make the holiday season a little brighter for those in need.

  • Signorile convicted of murder, defense looks to appeal

    Throughout his four-day trial, former Sun City resident Robert Signorile was portrayed as a wild, violent man, who viciously abused and beat his girlfriend Michelle Mathieu.

  • Grafton Township bus reaches end of line for Rutland

    Sun City residents in both Grafton and Rutland Townships saw changes in the Grafton Township senior bus service on Nov. 30.

  • Signorile charged with first-degree murder

    Throughout his four-day trial this week, former Sun City resident Robert Signorile was portrayed as a wild, violent man, who viciously abused and beat his girl friend, Michelle Mathieu.
    On Friday, Nov. 22, he stood calmly, impassively, and expressionless, as a McHenry County criminal court jury convicted him of first degree murder.

  • Lee named Community Association Executive Director

    After a nationwide search, Lauren Lee is the Sun City Community Association’s new executive director. She will begin her new work in Huntley on Nov. 18.

  • New personnel come to First Service staff, SC board

    Personnel changes have taken center stage in Sun City’s First Service Residential staff as the year 2013 winds down.

  • BREAKING: Two pictures painted of Signorile as Sun City murder trial begins

    WOODSTOCK – He was a cruel, belligerent, drunken abuser who beat his girl friend literally to death.
    He was a concerned boyfriend who was trying to help his girlfriend deal with seizures and alcoholism.
    These are the two sharply contrasting descriptions of Robert Signorile, a former Sun City resident, as he went on trial Nov,. 18 for first degree murder in the 2012 death of his live-in girl friend, Michelle Mathieu, in their Neighborhood 10 Sun City home.

  • Passwords, filters removed from Prairie Lodge Wi-Fi

    Sun City residents will likely find it simpler to connect to Prairie Lodge’s wireless Internet network as the SCAAH Board voted to remove the passwords formerly required before residents could log on.

  • Signorile trial set for Nov. 18

    After about 19 months of legal maneuvering and dozens of hearings, it appears that the case of Robert Signorile in connection with Sun City’s only murder in 15 years will be resolved soon.

  • SCCAH Board says no to video gaming based on residents’ votes

    Two-thirds of Sun City’s residents said on Oct. 16 that they didn’t want video gaming at Jameson’s Pub in Prairie Lodge. On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, the association board of directors agreed.