All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • Keeping it in the family: Richwrap tradition continues

    ELBURN—When Richwrap owners Dick and Beth Brubaker held their annual Christmas wrapping paper sale last December and said it was the last, they heard about it.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Fossil Man

    Sugar Grove resident houses rare collection that spans the ages SUGAR GROVE—If you ever had any doubt that life on this planet dates back far beyond the dinosaurs, far beyond the glaciers that swept through our part of...

    • Posted August 1, 2011
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  • Yoga in a comfortable, unpretentious space

    ELBURN—When Jaime Foss sought relief from the stress of her hectic teaching job, she decided to try yoga. She soon found herself not only taking yoga, but teaching it as well. This August she celebrates one year...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • A passion for hope:

    raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse BATAVIA—Chris' Walk began four years ago after Vicki Altepeter Foley lost her son Chris to a heroin overdose.

    • Posted July 12, 2011
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  • Built from the ground up: Wiltse Farm

    MAPLE PARK—Farmers markets are flourishing around the country as more and more consumers are heeding the advice of health experts to eat foods that are locally grown. This advice is nothing new to the Wiltse family...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Elburn networking group shoots off with a BANG

    ELBURN—BANG stands for Business Alliance Networking Group, an off-shoot of an Elburn Chamber of Commerce group, that comes together twice a month to try to help grow each other's businesses.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Elburn Sand and Gravel opens its doors

    ELBURN—Elburn Sand and Gravel held an open house on Saturday to observe Health and Safety month declared by its parent company, LaFarge North America.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • ‘O’ is for outdoor

    Proposed ordinance would help outdoor liquor sales ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board discussed the creation of a Class O liquor license that would regulate outdoor retail liquor sales at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • Protecting community funds—for now

    Mayors visit capitol to keep state from cutting village funds ELBURN—With Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF) in jeopardy of elimination, a group of mayors and village presidents made a show of force in Springfield to urge lawmakers not...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Creative innovator behind sump pump with a brain

    ELBURN—Sometimes, necessity forces us to use what we know to create something completely new.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Making fitness the best part of the day

    LILY LAKE—When somebody tells me I can not only look better, but get healthier at the same time, they have my attention. When Take Action Fitness in Lily Lake opened its doors with the promise of better...

    • Posted June 5, 2011
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  • Close call for the Kountry Kettle: closed restaurant to reopen soon

    ELBURN—One day last week, the early morning regulars were just finishing their coffee when an official from the Illinois Department of Revenue told Kountry Kettle owner Rudy Hernandez to shut down the restaurant and let no more...

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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  • Elburn names first police commissioners

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board approved the appointments of three commissioners to the first Police Commission in the history of the village.

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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  • Keeping recyclables under cover

    Board votes to amend ordinance ELBURN—With an ordinance on the books that all recycled materials set out for pick-up be covered, many residents are wondering just how to follow the rule.

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • New President

    Ema first female president of St. Charles Sportsment’s Club ELBURN—When Andrea Ema was going through a transition time in her life, she was looking for something she could do that she really enjoyed.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • State could sink village budget

    Anderson calls for community support to keep village funds ELBURN—Village President Dave Anderson will head to the state capital in Springfield this week to voice his concerns about pending legislation, and he called for the community to join...

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • The path to living well

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Tracey Marut passed away in September after a 10-year battle with colon cancer, but not before she made a big contribution to a place that had done so much for her and her husband Dave.

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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  • Lawsuit against Chairman dismissed

    KANE COUNTY—A Kane County judge dismissed a lawsuit against Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay brought by Elburn resident James MacRunnels. The lawsuit claimed that McConnaughay violated county ordinances when she gave out 14 raises to employees.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Good, not-so-good news

    Census shows village grew significantly; state may harm village finances ELBURN—At its meeting on Monday, the Elburn Village Board received news that the official census report from the state lists Elburn with 5,602 residents—up from 4,700 at its...

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Bring on the bacon: Ream’s

    ELBURN—Ream's Meat Market keeps on bringing home the bacon when it comes to making Elburn a destination for Chicagoland carnivores in search of the best in meats and sausages. Ream's recently made the list of “Best Chicagoland...

    • Posted April 29, 2011
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  • Ardent about trees: Arbor Day celebration Saturday

    ELBURN—Elburn will celebrate trees and all they bring to the health and wellbeing of a community at an Arbor Day event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Elburn Community Center in the park at...

    • Posted April 29, 2011
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  • Elburn passes budget with 4-1 vote

    Sticking point for ‘no’ vote was personnel raises ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board officially passed its 2011-12 fiscal year budget in a special Village Board meeting Monday. The vote was 4-1, with Ken Anderson opposed and Jerry Schmidt present...

    • Posted April 29, 2011
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  • Inspiration from ‘Biggest Loser’ leads to ‘Real’ success

    Maple Park—Back in 2005, you might find Debbie Pitstick sitting on the couch. Today you'll most likely find the Maple Park resident at the gym. From “before” to “after,” Pitstick lost 80 pounds over the course of five...

    • Posted April 24, 2011
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  • Trustees discuss changing treasurer compensation

    Elburn—Trustees at the Elburn Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday discussed raising the salary of the Village Treasurer, Mike Greenen, from $2,000 annually to $3,000, the same rate as board members receive.

    • Posted April 15, 2011
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  • It’s budget time at Village Hall

    Elburn—Now is the time of year when village officials are putting the finishing touches on the budget for the next fiscal year.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Fund accounting 101

    Elburn—The village of Elburn is switching its accounting system for this year's budget to fund accounting.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Customer-focused salon opens under new management

    Elburn—Island Tan and Nails reopened its doors three weeks ago after being out of business for over a year.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Delnor completes merger with Central DuPage

    Geneva—Delnor Health System announced that it has merged with Central DuPage Health (CDH) to form an integrated, locally-managed health system.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Priorities, numbers needed to make a decision about water rate hike

    Elburn—Discussion at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting centered on the need to have capital projects prioritized and numbers clarified in order to make a decision whether water and sewer rates should be increased.

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Hatcher introduces bill to amend the IL pension code

    Elburn—Illinois House Rep. Kay Hatcher may have introduced a bill that would save money for taxpayers in small towns, but she credits Elburn Village President Dave Anderson with the idea.

    • Posted March 12, 2011
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  • Elburn officials sign IGA with Kane County Forest Preserve

    Elburn—Elburn finalized its agreement with Kane County Forest Preserve to connect the village of Elburn with Elburn Forest Preserve.

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Hundreds of volunteers contribute to Centennial St. Gall Turkey Dinner

    Elburn—Every year since 1895, the parishioners of St. Gall have thrown the community a St. Patrick's Day dinner. This year is no exception. The St. Gall Turkey Dinner will be held Sunday, March 13, from 11 a.m....

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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