All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • Election 2012: Voters asked to approve new tax for police pension on March 20

    ELBURN—On the March 20 ballot, voters will be asked whether or not to authorize the village of Elburn to levy a new tax.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Kaneland to perform ‘Les Miserables’

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School's top-notch vocalists will get a chance to strut their stuff on March 16, 17 and 18 when the auditorium fills with the familiar sounds of the musical “Les Miserables.”

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Holding out hope to keep downtown parking open

    ELBURN—The doors of communication are beginning to open between the church that owns the parking lot on the corner of Main and Shannon streets in downtown Elburn, and the business owners whose patrons park in that lot,...

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • ‘Where is everybody going to park?’

    Church's plan to close parking lot stirs business owners into action ELBURN—For anybody coming through Elburn on a given day, it's noticeable that the downtown is experiencing a boon.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Above and beyond: more than just a job

    ELBURN—A group of residents at the Meadows apartments want to express their thanks and appreciation for all the personal touches and thoughtful generosity the traveling librarians from the Elburn Town and Country Library, Susan Humm and Terry...

    • Posted February 26, 2012
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  • Alli’s journey

    ELBURN—Kaneland graduate Alli Rowland looks back on a day when she was in choir class and told her teacher that she didn't feel well. She knew the symptoms and realized she was going into a seizure.

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Find somewhere else to park

    On Thursday, March 15, the parking lot on the corner of Route 47 and Shannon Street in downtown Elburn will be closed to public parking

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Help & Healing: raising funds to rebuild house destroyed in fire

    ELBURN—Judi O'Donnell lay awake many nights wondering what she could do to help her sister-in-law, Tina O'Donnell, whose husband was killed in a house fire that destroyed their residence in Blackberry Creek subdivision on Jan. 1.

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Aurora woman gets prison term for fatal crash on Route 47, Smith Road

    ELBURN—The woman driving the car responsible for a fatal, multi-vehicle crash at Route 47 and Smith Road in Elburn was sentenced on Feb. 8 to seven years in prison.

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Mock Senate project helps Kaneland students learn by doing

    KANELAND—When you think of a room of eighth graders in civics class listening to a lecture on government, do you imagine them slumped in their chairs, heads nodding? Not in Brendan McCormick's class at Kaneland Harter Middle...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Elburn Station vote tabled: discussions continue

    ELBURN—Before the Elburn Village Board can vote on the preliminary plan for Elburn Station, it needs more specifics and more discussion. The item on the agenda was tabled until later in February.

    • Posted February 10, 2012
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  • Ripple effect

    One person can make a difference Sugar Grove—In the fall of 2010, 17 students in NIU Professor Jack King's Sociology 392: Organizing for Social Change class sat brain-storming ideas for a class project.

    • Posted February 3, 2012
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  • Man in wrestling mask holds up Mobil store

    ELBURN—A white male dressed in a black wrestling mask with a white and yellow design on the face held up the Mobil gas station at 213 S. Main St. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 9 p.m....

    • Posted February 3, 2012
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  • Vote on Elburn Station set for Feb. 6

    Board discusses Elburn Station plan prior to vote ELBURN—The Village Board will have the opportunity to vote whether or not to approve the Elburn Station development at its next meeting on Monday,Feb. 6.

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Bridging the divide: Elburn’s past and present meet

    ELBURN—Over 10 years ago, the Elburn Town and Country Public Library Director Mary Lynn Alms and other library staff sorted through piles of boxes filled with papers and assorted historical items that were stored in a back...

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Hammering it out

    Following series of meetings, Elburn Planning Commission recommends approval of plan for Elburn Station Development

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Village looks to maintain services in 2012

    ELBURN—As the Elburn Village Board looks to the new year, it will be challenged to find ways to keep up services and finish projects that will affect the future of the village.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • New electronic products disposal law in effect

    ELBURN—Did you get a new TV for Christmas? Are you ready to throw out the old computer? You will have to find other ways to get rid of these outdated products, according to a new law.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • Changes & challenges: Elburn’s year in review

    ELBURN—The year 2011 saw changes and challenges for the village of Elburn. One of those changes was an increase in the number of residents: Elburn now has more than 5,000 people living within its borders—5,506, to...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • Serendipity brings healing and relaxation

    SYCAMORE—Whether you're looking for a candle, gem stones and jewelry, or a healing herbal treatment, you will find a calming and peaceful environment at Serendipity, a holistic wellness and gift space in Sycamore at 1325 E. State...

    • Posted December 17, 2011
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  • Classic spa with trendy twist

    SUGAR GROVE—Starting a salon and spa is a dream come true for Kaneland graduate and Elburn resident Emily Strong. With its grand opening in November, the emily kay salon offers Aveda spa and salon services in a...

    • Posted December 16, 2011
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  • Born singing

    Sugar Grove 9-year-old performs now through Christmas Eve SUGAR GROVE—Jennifer Madziarczyk says her daughter Maggie, 9, was born singing.

    • Posted December 3, 2011
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  • What to wear: local stylist solves fashion dilemmas

    LILY LAKE—Next time you look in the closet and declare, “I have nothing to wear!” help is nearby. Fashion stylist Mallory Sills can solve your dilemma.

    • Posted November 20, 2011
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  • Motorcycles on parade

    700 bikers ride for charity ELBURN—Motorcyclists with toys strapped to their bikes will be in town Sunday, Oct. 9, as they gather at Knuckleheads Tavern in Elburn for the DuKane Toy and Food Run to benefit local DuPage...

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • Protege Pilates provides the personal touch

    ELBURN—Taking a Pilates class can seem daunting if you've never done it before. A type of exercise that requires concentration on alignment and breath while performing a series of movements, Pilates can tone and strengthen your body...

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Come fly with me

    Sport aviation for a new generation SUGAR GROVE—Like many people, I had thought about taking flying lessons. I loved flying in private planes and in gliders. Now, thanks to SimplyFLY, a sport aviation company at the Aurora Municipal...

    • Posted September 10, 2011
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  • Bike parade added to the Fun Fest line-up

    This year, children will have the chance to have their own Fun Fest parade. Fun Fest has added a bike parade for kids in the afternoon before the big parade.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Country, blues rock the Fun Fest stage

    Four bands with local roots will perform on the Fun Fest stage on Saturday and Sunday.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Hot rod diner with a twist of country

    When you enter the cozy diner on Main Street in Maple Park, at the site of the former Sanders barbershop, you enter a world of car and hot rod memorabilia.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Garages, lawns fill for community garage sales

    As the doors of Kaneville open for Kaneville Fest, garage doors on several houses in town will also be open in hopes of finding buyers for items no longer needed.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • 175 years of community

    The community is ready to come out and celebrate during Kaneville Fest on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, with not only a cake, but also a township picture.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Community Congregational Church food tent moves to parade site

    For as many years as can be remembered, the Elburn Community Congregational Church has had its food tent in the heart of Elburn Days.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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