All posts by Martha Quetsch

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  • ‘Taps’ was Conley’s contribution to Legion

    ELBURN—The playing of “Taps” is a longstanding tradition at many military events, including Veterans Day celebrations.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Barn destroyed in afternoon blaze

    Firefighters stop flames from spreading ELBURN—A barn burned to the ground at 42W733 Route 38 late Tuesday afternoon after a sparking electrical line caused a fire in the building.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Court: Seyller must cover shortfall with special funds

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Circuit Clerk Deborah Seyller's attorney Dean Frieders said his client will seek guidance from the court about how to carry out a recent court order.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • McDonald’s wants to open in SG

    Restaurant's proposed site is Rt. 47 and Park SUGAR GROVE—McDonald's Corporation proposed opening a restaurant in Sugar Grove in late-spring 2011, Village Planner Mike Ferencak said Monday.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • Sho-Deen development discussion on hold

    ELBURN—Several village officials are not sure whether they want Sho-Deen Inc. to reduce the commercial scope of the planned Elburn Station development on Elburn's east side. Others are concerned about the residential density of the project.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • Proposed levy intended to capture new growth

    Board will vote on final proposal Nov. 15 ELBURN—Village Administrator Erin Willrett on Tuesday presented the village's tentative 2010 property tax levy of $939,718.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Fire Dept. has new impact fees

    ELBURN—New impact fees for the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department will help to offset the demand for services from future residential and commercial developments, village officials said.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Stable owner, others receive safety award

    ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday recognized individuals from two local businesses and a school for exemplary fire prevention practices.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Commission votes against new Sho-Deen plan

    Revision would reduce development's commercial area ELBURN—Sho-Deen Inc., wants to remove part of the Elburn Station development from its concept plan, but several Elburn Planning Commissioners say the alteration would make the proposed development less viable.

    • Posted October 8, 2010
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  • County and circuit clerk budget battle heats up

    Board responds to Seyller’s lawsuit with counterclaim Kane County—The budget dispute between Kane County Circuit Clerk Deb Seyller and the Kane County Board continues to escalate, with lawsuits now going both ways.

    • Posted October 8, 2010
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  • Ceremony for 9-11 in Elburn

    ELBURN—Paul Wdowicki will host his eighth annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony on Friday in his garden at 405 N. Second St., Elburn.

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • Business features Mexican food for carryout, delivery

    ELBURN—A new business in Elburn offers authentic Mexican food for carryout and delivery.

    • Posted September 6, 2010
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  • Archivist organizing Elburn artifacts

    ELBURN—A wealth of artifacts related to local history has been in storage for many years, boxed and stacked in two rooms at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted September 5, 2010
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  • Healthy Coffee Bus proposed for Metra station

    Elburn—Commuters may soon be able to purchase coffee at the Metra station again, but it won't be an ordinary cup of Joe.

    • Posted August 27, 2010
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  • First police union agreement has no-strike clause

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a first-time contract between village and the Illinois Council of Police, the Elburn Police Department's full-time officers' collective bargaining unit.

    • Posted August 20, 2010
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  • Golf club granted longer Sunday liquor sales

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday granted only one of two businesses' requests for longer liquor-sale hours on Sunday.

    • Posted August 20, 2010
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  • Village to improve communication about weather, safety emergencies

    ELBURN—Elburn officials plan to make sure residents know when they hear the outdoor emergency siren why the village is sounding it.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Outdoor vendor stands, boxes could be regulated

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village officials are considering adopting regulations for temporary vendors, such as food stands and movie rental machines, on private property in parking lots and outside of businesses.

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Village will prioritize public works projects

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials approved a new annual budget less than two months ago and already have begun working on one for 2011-12.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Businesses ask for expanded liquor-sales hours

    ELBURN—Two Elburn business operators want the village to expand the number of hours they can sell alcohol under the current municipal liquor code.

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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  • SG Library Board opposes November referendum

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library District has held 10 referendums since 2004 asking voters to approve more taxes for operations. Each time, voters defeated the district's proposal.

    • Posted July 16, 2010
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  • Tentative Kaneland budget has $2.5M shortfall

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board adopted a tentative 2010-11 District 302 operating budget on Monday that has a $2.5 million shortfall, despite drastic cost-cutting measures taken this spring.

    • Posted July 2, 2010
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  • Loan sought for emergency generator at plant

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn this week applied for a $539,000 government loan to pay for an emergency generator for the wastewater treatment plant, to prevent residential sewer backups during power outages.

    • Posted July 2, 2010
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  • Teacher sues Kaneland for discrimination

    KANELAND—McDole Elementary School teacher Richard Scott and his wife, Debi Thomas, are suing the Kaneland School District and three of its administrators for discrimination.

    • Posted June 29, 2010
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  • Village grants Mediacom temporary contract extension

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday temporarily extended Mediacom’s now-expired cable T.V. franchise agreement until September while the village negotiates the company’s next contract. But not all board members were in favor of the extension.

    • Posted June 25, 2010
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  • Trained auxiliary officers would aid Elburn police

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials want to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers who will be available to assist the Police Department with traffic control and emergency and disaster response.

    • Posted June 18, 2010
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  • Morrison resigns from village administration

    ELBURN—David Morrison, a longtime top administrator for the village of Elburn, has resigned.

    • Posted June 16, 2010
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  • State’s financial crisis affects municipalities

    ELBURN—Village President Dave Anderson said Monday he is concerned about the state's delay in income-tax disbursements to municipalities when the village already faces budget challenges.

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • Commisioner to decide penalty

    ELBURN—Village Liquor Commissioner Dave Anderson said he is not sure if the village will penalize three Elburn businesses that violated the village liquor code by selling alcohol to minors on May 20.

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • Youth drop-in center needs parent volunteers

    MAPLE PARK—A new drop-in center in the Maple Park Civic Center needs parent volunteers before it can become a place for youths to gather for games and movies.

    • Posted June 4, 2010
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  • John Stewart will have new principal

    ELBURN—John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn will have a new principal for the 2010-11 school year, seven-year district employee Laura Garland. Garland said she plans to follow the current principal's example of community involvement and commitment to...

    • Posted June 4, 2010
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  • Taverns cited for selling liquor to minors

    ELBURN, MP—A state-agency sting May 20 at 24 area businesses resulted in eight citations for selling alcohol to minors, including two taverns and one restaurant in Elburn and one bar in Maple Park.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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