All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • Powerful choices

    Residents will vote on power provider Elburn—Elburn residents will soon be able to vote on whether they want the village to decide who supplies electricity to the village.

    • Posted December 10, 2010
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  • New Chamber president ready to step up

    Editor’s Note: Leslie Flint is the Design Director of the Elburn Herald. Elburn—Supporting a community isn't difficult when you enjoy the people and the town. Leslie Flint will take over the reins as president of the Elburn Chamber...

    • Posted December 10, 2010
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  • Christmas Stroll trail mix

    Elburn—Join in the community spirit as you hit the trail through downtown Elburn for a mix of fun and food on Friday, Dec. 3.

    • Posted December 3, 2010
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  • Ring the bell for neighbors in need

    ELB, SG, KNVL—Take a break from your holiday schedule and help your neighbors in need this season by volunteering to ring the bells in front of the Elburn and Sugar Grove Jewel stores and Elburn Ream's Meat...

    • Posted December 3, 2010
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  • The process begins

    Elburn Village Board begins difficult budget process ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board took a first look at what will be a series of reviews of its 2012 budget at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday. The process...

    • Posted November 26, 2010
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  • Let the businesses do the decorating

    Elburn—Over the next few weeks, you can browse Elburn businesses and find the tree you'd like to take home.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • Tapping the storehouse of joy

    Geneva—In his career in the senior living industry, Dick Hattan hears seniors talking daily, all day long, about their memories.

    • Posted November 14, 2010
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  • Beading buffet-style

    Sugar Grove—It's hard to imagine a more relaxing way to spend an evening than stringing beads into necklaces and bracelets, sipping wine, sampling appetizers, all while helping out a good cause.

    • Posted November 8, 2010
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  • MP signs IGA with Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK—In a close vote, the Maple Park Village Board passed a motion to sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Recipient ruse

    Graceffa tricked into attending ceremony in her honor Sugar Grove—Those closest to Pat Graceffa knew it would be difficult to get her to attend the 2010 Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year Award ceremony unless she believed it...

    • Posted November 5, 2010
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  • Sweet dream comes true

    Shop in downtown Elburn will offer pastries and more ELBURN—Danish, brioche, fruit tarts, fancy cakes. Get your sweet tooth ready for a treat. Made From Scratch will open Dec. 1 in downtown Elburn, at 2 S. Main St.

    • Posted November 3, 2010
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  • MP mulls intergovernmental agreement

    Discussion with Kaneland focused on handling growth MAPLE PARK—A lot has changed in the six years since Kaneland School District and the municipalities in the district signed their first intergovernmental agreement (IGA). In 2004, growth was omnipresent; today,...

    • Posted October 24, 2010
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  • Local youth helps fuel the cure for NF

    SUGAR GROVE—Cole Rutter looks like any other kid, but his resiliency is tested on a daily basis. This Sugar Grove 12-year-old was born with neurofibromatosis (NF), a disease that can cause tumors to grow on nerves anywhere...

    • Posted October 24, 2010
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  • Maple Park must revise its plan for street repairs

    Village officials cite state specifications as reason MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) changed its specifications for street repairs in Maple Park, causing the village to prioritize which streets it can repair.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • New ordinance will address golf cart use in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Tooling around on a golf cart can be fun and a great way to get from one place to another, but it’s not as free-wheeling as you might think.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Animal masks donated to MP Fire Dept.

    MAPLE PARK—When village resident Kimberley Meyers heard a disc jockey on US 99 talk about a resuscitation mask for pets that could be installed on a fire truck just like human oxygen masks, she agreed with the...

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Get a haircut!

    Mom learns on birthday why her son grew out his locks ELBURN—The usual banter between mothers and sons about long hair took a sudden twist for Candy Miller and her son, Tommy McCartney, during Miller’s 50th birthday party...

    • Posted October 8, 2010
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  • Unmixing the message

    PTO holds Fun Run instead of candy sales fundraiser SUGAR GROVE—Instead of selling candy or other catalog items for its fundraiser this year, the John Shields Elementary School PTO sponsored a Fun Run on Sept. 29.

    • Posted October 8, 2010
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  • ReadOut for Freedom

    Event highlights previously banned, challenged books SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 2, will celebrate the freedom to read books without censorship.

    • Posted October 1, 2010
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  • Investor sued for fraud

    More lawsuits expected from alleged victims SUGAR GROVE—A Sugar Grove securities broker, Algird M. Norkus, allegedly swindled investors across the country of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    • Posted October 1, 2010
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  • No fireworks for Elburn, without a new sponsor

    Chamber cancels Day in the Park ELBURN—It costs money to put on a free event: $16,000, to be exact, when you’re talking about paying to execute the Day in the Park and the fireworks display in Elburn.

    • Posted September 24, 2010
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  • Sharing future boundary bounty

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Board decided Monday to keep the door open to finding common ground with Cortland on where the two villages’ boundaries meet, but they want more equitable terms.

    • Posted September 24, 2010
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  • A wonderful life — memories of Bruce Conley

    ELBURN—George Bernard Shaw once said, “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.”

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • Five sisters to appear on Family Feud Thursday

    Five sisters, all Kaneland graduates, took a shot that they could get on the game show Family Feud, and they succeeded. The Turk sisters who grew up in Maple Park wanted to give their father, Joe, a...

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • Adventure of a lifetime

    SUGAR GROVE—Imagine spending 10 days choosing activities from among motocross, adventure obstacle courses, rock climbing, air rifle shooting, fly fishing, conservation learning centers, canoeing and rafting, and attending rotating stages of evening entertainment.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Marching bands, Model A’s, majorettes

    MAPLE PARK—Those who arrive at Fun Fest early on Saturday can reserve their best vantage point for watching the annual parade.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Touch of a bygone era

    MAPLE PARK—“Everybody loves a fire truck,” said Maple Park Fire Chief Kevin Peterson. “It’s the fascination of it.”

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: You won’t win a thing if you don’t have that bling

    MAPLE PARK—Maybe it’s a girl thing, but decorating a commode for Maple Park Fun Fest’s Toilet Bowl Challenge is maybe even more important than winning the race.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Island getaway, Michigan-style

    Mackinac a destination that delights the senses MACKINAC, Mich.—If the thought of slowing down this summer sounds appealing, a visit to Mackinac Island may be just the getaway you need.

    • Posted August 16, 2010
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  • D-302 notes

    District purchases student art; District seeks public bids

    • Posted June 10, 2009
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  • Dirty dilemma

    Let's talk dirt: That unsightly pile sitting on the Kaneland campus is being talked about. In an effort to get rid of it, district officials are asking around.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Pay attention, please

    The experiment to allow students to carry cell phones—even though they are required to be turned off—during school hours has not worked.

    • Posted May 28, 2009
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