All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • Doggie daycare business approved for Welch Creek

    Elburn—The Elburn Village Board approved an application, with provisions, to allow a daycare facility for dogs in the Welch Creek Business Center at its meeting on Monday.

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Last call for Girl Scout cookies

    Elburn troop will be at Jewel-Osco Mar. 12 Elburn—Do you need one last fix of Girl Scout cookies before the drive is over? Don't wait for a flyer to come out; look to your phone to keep you...

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Rocking the Reading Cafe

    Kaneland—Enter the Reading Cafe at Blackberry Creek Elementary School on the second floor overlooking the library, and you won't see a typical classroom, or library for that matter.

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • Finding funds for fun

    Village considers how to update playground at community center Elburn—The Village Board gave the OK for village officials to apply for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in order...

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • One tree at a time

    Elburn—Elburn was awarded a $10,000 grant this week for the replacement of ash trees on public parkways throughout the village.

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • Village approves Elburn Station concept plan

    Elburn—Elburn Village Board on Tuesday evening voted 5-1 to approve the Elburn station development's concept plan. Jeff Walter was the sole vote opposing the plan.

    • Posted February 25, 2011
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  • Officer on duty at Metra during morning commute

    ELBURN—Commuters have been seeing a friendly uniformed face during their morning commutes.

    • Posted February 25, 2011
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  • Police sued for false arrest

    Elburn—A man who was arrested for driving on an expired driver's license has filed suit against the Elburn Police for false arrest.

    • Posted February 25, 2011
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  • History Detectives: Where is the body buried?

    Pair try to unravel a century of history at Blackberry Cemetery Elburn—On any given day you'll find real life History Detectives hard at work, looking for where the bodies are buried.

    • Posted February 20, 2011
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  • Lessons of the past create the future

    Campton Twp.—Jerry Johnson has had a vision 30 years into the realizing: to create a living history farm from the 1840s on the Garfield farm in Campton Township.

    • Posted February 18, 2011
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  • Merger keeps people reading

    ELBURN—Every day, three to five large canvas bags arrive at the Elburn Town and Country Library. They are filled with books that patrons have ordered through interlibrary loan.

    • Posted February 15, 2011
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  • Above and beyond

    Public service becomes priority during blizzard ELBURN—Elburn firefighters, police officers, snow plow drivers, neighbors, Good Samaritans and a guy on a snowmobile rose above and beyond the usual to help those in need during Tuesday's blizzard.

    • Posted February 11, 2011
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  • Year-long celebration: St. Gall plans centennial events

    Elburn—When geneology and history buff Laura Chapman, who is director of liturgy at St. Gall Church, saw that the church would mark its 100th year as a parish, her mind started working on how the congregation could...

    • Posted February 5, 2011
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  • Donations needed to help community center go green

    ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help with the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system, but the grant is not large enough to cover...

    • Posted January 29, 2011
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  • Alaskan adventure

    ANCHORAGE—With a goal in life to become an expedition guide and years of backpacking and camping experience under his belt, where else would Tyler Schmidt of Elburn go to college than Alaska Pacific University?

    • Posted January 28, 2011
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  • On the cutting edge

    Delnor Hospital’s da Vinci Robot improves outcomes Geneva—“Scapel, please” is no longer the only word in surgical procedures.

    • Posted January 28, 2011
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  • Boy Scout Park: the orphan by the tracks

    Elburn—Walk by the open lot northeast of the tracks on First Street, and you'll see glimpses of a space that was once Boy Scout Park.

    • Posted January 21, 2011
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  • New church comes to Elburn

    Elburn—Variety is a luxury a growing population has when it comes, not only to restaurants and stores, but also to churches.

    • Posted January 21, 2011
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  • Elburn approves revised IGA

    Move extends agreement with Kaneland for 1 year Elburn—In October 2010, Elburn signed a three-year intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between local municipalities and the Kaneland School District that provided for land and cash dedications and school impact payments.

    • Posted January 21, 2011
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  • Leaders of tomorrow begin today

    Geneva—Practicing leadership skills can never start too early. Annabelle Letizia, 7, of Geneva is off to a good start.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Public works budget laid out for review

    by Lynn Meredith Elburn—Public Works, like the other village of Elburn departments, presented to the board on Monday its proposals for spending in the coming year. “We’re not voting. We’re just discussing at this point,” Village Administrator...

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • ‘Doc Hall’ building razed

    Elburn—Drive through downtown Elburn, and you may notice something missing. An empty lot sits where the two-story building on the east corner of North and Main was demolished Monday.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Elburn Forest Preserve to have new entrance from within the village

    Elburn—To gain entrance to the Elburn Forest Preserve, you will no longer need to hop in your car and drive around to Route 38. Starting sometime this spring, you will be able to enter from within the...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • What’s ahead for Elburn in 2011

    Elburn—2011 will be a year of progress for the village of Elburn as it continues projects begun in 2010 and looks to the future.

    • Posted January 7, 2011
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  • Chipping away at challenges

    Elburn—The village of Elburn worked to meet the challenges of budget belt-tightening in ways large and small, and in the process completed ongoing projects during 2010.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Masons give back

    Local fraternal organization promotes good works and good character Elburn—Most of us have heard of the Shriners and their children's hospitals that treat burn, spinal cord and orthopedic conditions free of charge for any child under the age...

    • Posted December 26, 2010
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  • Making a million meals in a weekend

    St. Charles—Who said it can't be done? Christ Community Church (CCC), with campuses in St. Charles, Aurora and DeKalb, took a stab at packaging one million meals for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) on two weekends in...

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Taking a first look at Elburn Police budget

    Elburn—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith presented the public safety budget to the Committee of the Whole in the first of at least two looks at department needs for the coming year. One need in particular is the...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Web of winter snowmobile trails

    Regional—Little do we know when the weather is warm and the ground is clear that a web of trails surrounds the Kaneland community.

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • A Heart for medicine: Taking time to care

    Elburn MD closes solo practice after 10 years Elburn—In this day of fast-paced, revolving-door medicine, the opportunity to spend time with your personal physician is almost non-existent—unless you were a patient of Dr. Tom Collinett of Elburn Health...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Wasco Diamonds fastpitch softball on way to Elburn

    Elburn—The Wasco Diamonds Girls Fastpitch Softball club is well on its way to having its new practice and training home in Elburn.

    • Posted December 11, 2010
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  • Lead on: NIU student teams up with a Leader Dog

    Elburn—For 10 years, Cory Lipsett, who is visually impaired, used a cane to help him find his way around obstacles that he encountered in his daily life.

    • Posted December 10, 2010
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