All posts by Cheryl Borrowdale

About Cheryl Borrowdale

Cheryl Borrowdale is a freelance reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach her at cborrowdale@elburnherald.com.
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    Sugar Grove to move Village Hall

    Photo: This building, 140 S. Municipal Drive, will soon serve as the new Sugar Grove Village Hall. Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale Relocation will allow for Police Dept. expansion SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove last week purchased...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    In the name of the father

    Photo: Elburn Hill Church pastor Gary Augustine teaches a Malachi Dads course at Stateville Correntional Center in Joliet, Ill., which aims to teach inmates a Christian approach to fathering, and fathering from a distance. Photo submitted by...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    Elburn man arrested, charged with online solicitation

    ELBURN—Peter J. LaSalle Jr., a former board member for the Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League and local den leader, was arrested on May 16 and charged in connection with child sex crimes in Virginia. Authorities in...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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    Supporting one of their own

    Photo: Allen Swan said he’s grateful that though his cancer has ravaged his body, it hasn’t touched his mind. “I am quite fortunate in that my mind has stayed pretty good,” he said. “There might be 58...

    • Posted May 10, 2014
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    Swimming with ‘sharks’

    Sugar Grove couple’s trackless train scores investors on ABC show SUGAR GROVE—An appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” was just the ticket for Sugar Grove residents Stan Krozel and Kevin Ullery, who scored two billionaire investors for their...

    • Posted May 4, 2014
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    Elburn resident teaches stress-reduction techniques

    Photo: Elburn resident Carl Klemaier, a licensed clinical professional counselor and the founder of Mindful Plus, will present an introduction to mindfulness meditation at Vital Chiropractic, 108 Valley Drive, Suite F, on Wednesday, April 30, at 6...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Community cornerstone

    Photo: Father Tim Seigel, the priest at St. Gall Catholic Church, started coming into Dave’s Barbershop just 18 months ago. “I have to go home because I left my wallet,” Seigel said. “I actually forgot it. That’s...

    • Posted April 5, 2014
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    It’s in the stars

    Photo: During periods of particularly strong solar activity, Herman Zwirn can see the aurora borealis (seen on page 2B) from his observatory in Lily Lake. Though the aurora was visible earlier this winter, cloudy weather distorted the...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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    Elburn grows up

    Photo:The Shodeen master planned community known as Elburn Station will contain over 110 acres of parks and green open space with miles of recreational paths, connecting the potential 200,000 square feet of commercial buildings on the north...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Running across Illinois for a cure

    Photo: Bill Babiarz is running from west to east across the state to raise awareness and money for the fight against Rett Syndrome. Babiarz’s 4-year-old daughter Cammy suffers from the rare developmental disorder. Bill finished his Friday...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    local couple to open Elburn coffee house

    Photo: Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn recently purchased the building at 2 S. Main St. in Elburn, and plan to open The Corner Grind coffeehouse there in early May. Ann will run the store, and source...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Carey family reunited following rough 2013

    Photo: The Carey family, Tim, Dylan, Chris and Gavin, at home together just days after being reunited on Dec. 26. Courtesy Photo SHABBONA, Ill.—When 3-year-old Dylan Carey was finally reunited with his mother, Christine Bateman Carey, on...

    • Posted January 17, 2014
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    Becky comes home

    MP native returns five months after surviving horrific accident MAPLE PARK—There weren’t many Christmas presents under the tree for the Nelson family this year, but nobody cared—Dave and Peggy Nelson got to bring their daughter, Becky, home...

    • Posted January 10, 2014
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    Bringing some muscle to Elburn

    Blackberry Creek resident opens Windy City Muscle Cars ELBURN—When Nicolas Cage’s brand new Bentley Continental GTC went up for sale as part of the Hollywood star’s bankruptcy, Tom Scardamaglia snapped it up. It’s sitting in his showroom...

    • Posted December 15, 2013
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    ELBURN—The Toys for Tots donation box at Wireless Zone is nearly empty—a single baseball glove has been donated thus far—but store manager Jeremy Schorr is hoping that as word gets out, the people of Elburn will help...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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    Becoming Dylan’s ‘superhero’

    Photo: Tim and Christine (Bateman) Carey with sons Dylan, 3, and Gavin, 6. The family lives in Shabbona, Ill. Photo by Samantha Garver SUGAR GROVE—Three-year-old Dylan Carey pretends he’s a superhero during his chemotherapy treatments for the...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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    Day in the Park to return?

    ELBURN—Fireworks may return to Elburn in 2015, and both the Chamber of Commerce and the Elburn Lions Club have formed committees to revive the Day in the Park festival. The fireworks were scuttled in 2008 for financial...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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    Local residents ‘Help Becky Bounce Back’

    KANEVILLE—Nearly 400 people came to Sunday’s Help Becky Bounce Back Benefit, with people packing the Kaneville Community Center’s gym to make frantic last-minute bids in the silent auction and then spilling outside to bid on live auction...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Nelson fundraiser set for Oct. 20

    KANEVILLE—Becky Nelson, the Maple Park native who spent almost five weeks in a coma following a hit-and-run accident in the Cayman Islands on July 1, is awake and undergoing rehabilitation in Chicago—and a family-friendly fundraiser on Oct....

    • Posted September 27, 2013
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    Elburn native earns rowing scholarship to D-1 school

    ELBURN—Kylen Patterman is new to the University of Louisville’s rowing team, but she’s one of the most experienced rowers on the team. The 2008 Kaneland graduate rowed for three years on a club team at Grand Valley...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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    Courage abroad

    NIU student visits Tanzania, rides Elburn Days Parade float ELBURN—Cory Lipsett’s first trip abroad was startling in two ways: he went to Tanzania, one of the world’s poorest countries, and he went without Ragin, the guide dog...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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    Hit-and-run accident leaves MP native in coma

    Photo: Maple Park native Becky Nelson is currently in a coma as a result of her being struck by a vehicle on July 1 in the Cayman Islands. Nelson, who previously worked at the Kaneville Community Childcare...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Didier named SG 2013 Citizen of the Year

    Photo: Joe Didier (center) of Sugar Grove, is the Sugar Grove 2013 Citizen of the Year, taking time to pose with his wife, children and grandchildren. Photo by Kimberly Anderson SUGAR GROVE—In the minutes before Sugar Grove’s...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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    Elburn gets its ‘GED’

    ELBURN—Elburn’s newest pizza place, GED Pizza, located at 151 E. Route 38, was born when Guillermo Mendez saw that Genoa Pizza’s location was up for sale. Guillermo, who was working on the construction crew building Brianna’s Pancake...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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    Rollins takes over as SG police chief

    SUGAR GROVE—Interim Police Chief Ron Moser on Monday handed over the reins of the Sugar Grove Police Department to his successor, Patrick Rollins, who took over as the department’s new chief of police. Rollins has spent the...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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    Sugar Grove soldier comes home

    SUGAR GROVE—The first thing Sgt. Melissa Castrovillo did on her return from Afghanistan earlier this month was pamper herself. She’d spent the last nine months stationed as a military police officer somewhere in Afghanistan—exactly where is classified—and...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Ream’s to purchase CCC parking lot

    ELBURN—Ream’s Elburn Market, one of the cornerstones of Elburn’s historic downtown, is planning to move out of its current location and into a new building—one that Randy Ream plans to build just across the street, on what...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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    Fish Market hopes to make a splash in Elburn

    Photo: Ernesto Candia (right) will open The Fish Market, located at 151 E. Route 38 in Elburn. Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale ELBURN—Fresh fish is something of an obsession for Ernesto Candia, who’s been running a successful fish...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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    Residents, USPS weigh in on reduced Kaneville post office hours

    KANEVILLE—Frustration over the reduced hours at the Kaneville post office has been rising, as residents struggle to pick up their mail and do business, and Village President Pat Hill wants to do something about it. The post...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Big Rock business offers ‘More Polish Pottery’

    BIG ROCK—Walk into More Polish Pottery, and you’re likely to find three-year-old Katarina assisting her mother, Rebecca Gengler, in the pottery shop on their property. The store sells one of the Midwest’s largest selections of traditional Polish...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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    Maple Park Police Dept. ‘pulls’ for Special Olympics

    MAPLE PARK—Colleen MacRunnels aims for the Maple Park Police Department to be in first place in this year’s Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, a competition among police departments to raise the most money for Special Olympics. The...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Elburn native authors pregnancy book

    ELBURN—When Amy Shoop Riley was pregnant with her daughter McKenzie, every time someone asked, “how do you feel?” she assumed they were really asking, “how badly do you feel?” She assumed she was going to have back...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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