All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Sho-Deen, village renew commitment to development

    ELBURN—Now that Sho-Deen Inc. has sold most of its Mill Creek homesites in Geneva, it is ready to pursue the Elburn Station development. If

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Village will keep developer informed about consultant needs

    ELBURN—Sho-Deen Inc. representative David Patzelt told Elburn officials Monday that he would like the village to curtail its use of consultants in the development planning and approval process for the proposed Elburn Station development.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Insect-ravaged ash trees removed

    ELBURN—Any local ash tree that currently is healthy in the village probably will not remain so because of the increasing presence of the emerald ash borer, Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Best face forward

    Elburn trustee Jerry Schmidt spent the afternoon of May 19 planting geraniums and several other varieties of flowers in a concrete planter recently installed in front of Village Hall.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • What his future holds

    Even though he has always been a planner, Charlie McCormick, Kaneland District superintendent for the past 12 years, said when he retires in June, he has no set agenda for the future.

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • McCormick looks back, ahead

    KANELAND—If one word could be used to describe Kaneland School District during Superintendent Charlie McCormick's 16 years with it, that word would be “growing.” One word best describes how McCormick dealt with that issue, “planning.”

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • Nashville country star coming to MP

    MAPLE PARK—Country-music recording artist and Nashville headliner Lindsay Lawler will perform at H.D. Rockers in Maple Park on Friday, May 28.

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • Teacher spearheaded Young Authors

    KANELAND—The longstanding Young Authors program for K-8 Kaneland students owed its start to teacher Barb Romack, who is retiring after 37 years with the district.

    • Posted May 14, 2010
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  • DUI offender tries to flee police

    ELBURN—Local police pursued a driver through residential streets off Route 47 in Elburn Saturday for several minutes before arresting him for driving under the influence of alcohol, attempting to elude police, and several other offenses.

    • Posted May 11, 2010
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  • Trustee believes village staff is top-heavy

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn had three top staffers—an administrator, a police chief and a public works superintendent until 2008, when it created another position—community development director, a job that later was renamed assistant village administrator.

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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  • Tight budget has MP seeking grants, loans

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials continue to seek loans and grants to pay for public works projects that are unaffordable under the village budget.

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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  • Rash of burglaries in Kaneville

    KANEVILLE—Elio Rizzi, 4, recently spent about a week in the hospital, and his mom promised him he could ride his dirt bike after he got home. Unfortunately, the bike was stolen in one of 12 burglaries that...

    • Posted May 6, 2010
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  • Elburn mission statement emphasizes ‘small-town values’

    ELBURN—Although a proposed mission statement for the village of Elburn emphasizes small-town values, it does not mean that the village's philosophy is anti-growth, Village President Dave Anderson said.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Accurate census makes sense for villages

    ELBURN, MP—Elburn and Maple Park officials want residents to stand up and be counted, by completing their 2010 U.S. Census forms.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Tree City USA status renewed

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn recently qualified again as a Tree City USA.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Friday Knightlife ‘too cool’

    ELBURN—Friday Knightlife, a youth recreation program that started last fall at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center, was so popular that its organizers plan to offer it again.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • Parents helped make it successful

    ELBURN—Four to eight parents typically volunteered to help during each of the twice-monthly Friday Knightlife programs held at Elburn & Countryside Community Center since last fall.

    • Posted April 30, 2010
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  • State revenue cut would hit villages hard, officials say

    ELBURN, MP—A proposed reduction in state income taxes disbursed to municipalities would cause more financial challenges for the revenue-strapped villages of Elburn and Maple Park.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Curtis lauds board for year’s accomplishments

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board has made great strides during the past year to begin tackling the challenges it faced when members took office a year ago, Village President Kathy Curtis said.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • The martial way

    ELBURN—Lorie and Matt Gale of Elburn have unwaveringly supported their son Alex's passion for karate during the past six years, leading to his success in the martial arts and a lot of fun for the family.

    • Posted April 16, 2010
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  • Dewey Dash has strong turnout

    ELBURN—Sunday's Sixth Annual Dewey Dash in Elburn featured more participants than the event has had since its first year.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Death certificate authorized for missing MP man

    MAPLE PARK—A judge this week ordered that a death certificate be issued for Bradley P. Olsen of Maple Park, a decision his mother, Susan, has hoped for since last fall.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Private-property parking ordinance clarified

    MAPLE PARK—There are approximately 600 Maple Park violations of ordinances governing the maintenance, appearance and safety of private property in the village, President Kathy Curtis said during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Former planned development site on Rt. 38 in Elburn sold

    The site's new owner, Joseph Valente, has no plans yet for the property.

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Small fire at school extinquished Thursday

    Firefighters extinguished a fire at John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn the morning of April 1, after responding to an alarm set off by smoke at 10:42 a.m.

    • Posted April 5, 2010
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  • Officials ponder employee-related budget cuts

    ELBURN—Elburn officials are looking at employee-related expenses to see where cuts possibly can be made to reduce an expected $760,000 shortfall in the village's next fiscal-year budget, which they plan to finalize during the next few weeks.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Staff cut will reduce village budget by $42,000

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials' latest step toward their goal of reducing an expected 2010-11 budget shortfall is cutting a position from the Public Works Department, which will save the village nearly $42,000 per year.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • H.D Rockers bar boasts biker theme

    MAPLE PARK—A new tavern at the Maple Park American Legion, H.D. Rockers, is not just a biker bar, although it does have a motorcycle theme.

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Mothers’ club offers ‘time outs,’ community involvement

    ELBURN—After Erin Schaefer moved to Elburn in 2005, she wanted to make new friends and become involved in the community. At a friend's urging, she joined the St. Charles Mothers' Club four years ago and found it...

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Tree removal, replacement will continue this spring

    ELBURN—The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Elburn as a Tree City USA for more than a decade, a recognition the village has earned, in part, by diligently maintaining its parkway trees.

    • Posted March 22, 2010
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  • Officials resume consideration of pedestrian crossing for Metra

    ELBURN—Elburn Planning Commissioners on Monday revisited a past proposal to construct a pedestrian crossing over the railroad tracks between the Metra station and the north side of the village.

    • Posted March 20, 2010
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  • Other villages’ rules clear regarding RVs

    ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—The villages of Elburn and Sugar Grove allow residents to park their recreational vehicles and trailers on their private property, with some restrictions.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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