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Kane County hosting community tree planting at site of future solar panel field

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Kane County is inviting community members to help beautify the site of a future solar panel field. The county announced 20 new trees will be planted, thanks to funding from the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. Kane County officials said the 2-megawatt solar field, located at the Kane County Judicial Center, is expected to generate enough energy to save taxpayers $5 million over the next 25 years. The tree planting event will take place on June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can register online to participate in the community event. Officials said the grant given for the trees allows the county to support "renewable energy solar project, planting a seed of sustainability locally."
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COVID-19 UPDATE: CDC Urges Indoor Masking For 1/3 of U.S.; Chicago Nearing ‘High’ Level; 21% ICU Beds Available Statewide

OVERVIEW: CDC Urges 1/3 of U.S. To Consider Indoor Masking; Chicago Nearing ‘High’ Level; Minnesota Confirms BA.4, BA.5 Variants. COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. (The Associated Press)
CHICAGO, IL
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Register For Bird-Watching Programs This Summer!

Enjoy the changing seasons as we hike, look, and listen for the birds inhabiting our forest preserves, this summer. Forest Preserve District naturalists will cover basic bird identification skills and share a few interesting stories along the way during “Summer Bird Watching.”. The Forest Preserve District will be offering...
ELGIN, IL
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COVID-19 UPDATE: FDA OK’s Boosters For Kids; Automakers Reinstate Mask Mandate; 5,327 New Illinois Cases; Kane Goes 2 Weeks Without a COVID Death

OVERVIEW: FDA OK’s Boosters For Kids; More Free COVID Tests; BA.2.12.1 Presents Like Flu, Cold Or Seasonal Allergies. U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to get one booster dose for the best protection against the newest coronavirus variants — and some people, including those 50 and older, can choose a second booster. (The Associated Press)
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Voter fraud is a figment of fetid imaginations

I know from firsthand experience that claims of non-existent voter fraud are used to raise fears, steamroll facts, and overcome common sense, resulting in laws that have nothing to do with ballot security and everything to do with voter suppression and discrimination. – Congressman Marc Veasey. There are a...
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In-Person Early Voting Starts May 19 at Clerk’s Office And Aurora Satellite Office

This article is part of a series sharing June 28 General Primary Election information as posted on the Kane County Clerk’s Office website. Kane County Connects encourages citizens to take part in the election process and to use the resources of the Clerk’s Office to make informed voting decisions. If you see any errors or omissions in this text, please email kanecountyconnects@gmail.com or kanecountyconnects@co.kane.il.us.
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Elgin man found guilty of sexually assaulting young girl multiple times

KANE COUNTY - A 48-year-old Elgin man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12. According to Kane County prosecutors, Luis Alberto Najera Ayala sexually assaulted the child multiple times between January 2017 and February 2020. The child told her mother about the assaults...
ELGIN, IL
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Elgin man convicted in sexual assault case

A Kane County jury last week found 48-year-old Luis Alberto Najera Ayala, of Elgin, guilty of predatory criminal assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Prosecutors say that Najera sexually assaulted the victim multiple times between January 2017 and February of 2020. The victim was younger than twelve at the time of the assaults. She heard a presentation at school about personal body safety and told her mother about the abuse.
ELGIN, IL