All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • SGUMC long term supporter of Haitians

    SUGAR GROVE—The Rev. Steve Good, pastor at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, first went to Haiti 28 years ago as a college student, to study and do missionary work for several months.

    • Posted January 22, 2010
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  • Domestic battery reports rise in Elburn

    ELBURN—The annual number of reported domestic battery incidents in Elburn increased by 50 percent last year, from 10 in 2008 to 15 in 2009.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Senior tax rebates might be reinstated

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will consider reinstatement of its utility tax rebate program for seniors this year, but with additional restrictions.

    • Posted January 15, 2010
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  • Budget talks begin in Elburn

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials already have begun budget planning for the next fiscal year, with the goal of minimizing an expected revenue shortfall.

    • Posted January 14, 2010
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  • Fishermen’s Inn finished

    ELBURN—For more than four decades, Fishermen's Inn in Elburn was a popular place for fine dining and receptions, attracting people from throughout the Chicago area with its fresh trout, scenic grounds and country atmosphere.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • New MP police chief on board

    MAPLE PARK—Michael Acosta was sworn in as Maple Park's new police chief during Tuesday's Village Board meeting. The former Kane County Sheriff's Department officer is looking forward to building a positive relationship with village officials, police officers...

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • ‘Grants, grants, grants’

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials are aggressively pursuing alternative types of revenue for public works projects the village cannot afford with its limited, primary source of funds, property taxes.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Leos buy service dog for local special-needs youth

    ELBURN—Thanks to the Elburn Leos, Max Capes of Maple Park will have a new dog next summer, specially trained to assist this special-needs youth in daily living.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Erdmann honored as educator by peers

    Kaneland—Former Kaneland High School journalism teacher Laurie Erdmann received a lifetime achievement award from the Journalism Educators Association (JEA), topping off a career that she found both challenging and gratifying.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Marklund welcomes music

    ELBURN—Marklund residents are treated to musical entertainment two to four times a month, but volunteer Michael Kilberry has made it his mission to bring even more music to the facility.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Lions won’t ‘walk away’ from local giving

    LBURN—Al Lee was at the Elburn Food Pantry in November, dropping off a monetary donation from the Elburn Lions Club. The Thursday pantry's line was so long that people had to wait an hour to receive bags...

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Officer suspended for firing warning shots

    ELBURN—An Elburn police officer was disciplined this week for firing warning shots, which is prohibited by the police department.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Village will permit more prominent business signs

    ELBURN—Elburn will now allow large, hanging signs at downtown storefronts to attract more people to those businesses.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Dollhouse’s home will be in the White House

    CORTLAND—Local resident Lee Newtson has built nearly 40 dollhouses since 1978, donating many of them to local organizations for fundraisers.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Police investigate gunshot in downtown Elburn

    ELBURN—The Elburn Police Department is conducting an internal investigation of an incident during which one of its officers discharged his weapon in downtown Elburn the evening of Nov. 18.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • 4-H finds fundraising niche at Elburn Co-Op

    MAPLE PARK—Lincoln Highway 4-H Club found an ideal place to raise money—the Elburn Co-Op in Maple Park.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • New tavern seeks exception from sign ordinance

    ELBURN—After Elburn officials debated for years about what types of signs were appropriate for the village, they crafted a sign ordinance and approved it March 31.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Christmas Stroll a host of holiday happenings

    Family-oriented event will showcase village offerings

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Library computer lab, remodeling a community effort

    MAPLE PARK—With help from a DeKalb County grant, Maple Park Public Library can put the finishing touches on a remodeling project that created a new computer lab for its patrons.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Public-information access officers required under new law

    MAPLE PARK—Local municipalities are reviewing the new “sunshine laws” designed to improve access to public information, readying for compliance Jan. 1.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Scouts community project is collective

    ELBURN—Sixty extra hands came in handy for the village on Nov. 22. That day, Cub Scout Pack 107 conducted a clean-up of the Metra station parking area, picking up trash that people had tossed on the ground...

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Sheriff’s Dept. veteran named MP police chief

    Michael Acosta fills position vacant since 2008

    • Posted December 3, 2009
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  • Community prays for Bruce Conley

    KANEVILLE—Friends of Bruce Conley prayed for him Wednesday at Kaneville United Methodist Church during a day-long vigil ending with a service attended by nearly 100 people.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Village may revise long-range land-use plan

    ELBURN—A new or revised comprehensive plan is a project that Elburn officials may tackle next year, to make the document reflect residents' current vision for village growth.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Elburn could ticket cable company for poor service

    ELBURN—A recent village survey indicated that many Elburn residents want Mediacom and any other future cable provider to be more accountable for incidents of substandard service.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Sheriff names shelter founder Citizen of the Year

    Kane County—“How you doin', friend?” is Darlene Marcusson's standard greeting to everyone she encounters at Lazarus House, the homeless shelter she directs in St. Charles.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Neighbors are game for fun and charity

    Elburn—For many people, a friendly backyard football game is standard Thanksgiving Day fare, as much as a turkey with trimmings.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Commercial development proposed for County Line, Rt. 38

    MAPLE PARK—A commercial development called The Maples has been proposed for the southwest corner of Route 38 and County Line Road in Maple Park, which would consist of several commercial lots of 30,000 square feet.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Solving stormwater issues a top priority

    MAPLE PARK—Hiring a police chief, applying for grants and mitigating stormwater drainage problems still are the village officials' top goals, Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis said.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Turkey Drop-off brings meals to local families

    MAPLE PARK—Two Maple Park churches want to make sure as many local people as possible can celebrate Thanksgiving, even those who cannot afford to put a turkey on the table this year.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Committee wants senior tax rebates restored

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board eliminated municipal utility tax rebates for seniors, less than two months ago. Since then, some residents have asked that the program be reinstated, village officials said.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Frasz wants video gambling ban in unincorporated Kane

    KANE COUNTY—Two local towns, Elburn and Kaneville, have banned video gambling since the state enacted a law in July allowing the activity. Now, county officials are considering whether they want to allow it in unincorporated areas.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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