All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • 4 percent more in total taxes expected for Elburn

    ELBURN—Because of minimal expected property growth, Elburn's total 2009 property taxes likely will be less than the village is requesting in its proposed levy.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Veterans Day salute

    Elburn and WCC Veterans Day Observances

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Mike Stoffa honors fallen firefighters at national event

    Elburn—Mike Stoffa knows how risky the work of a firefighter can be, having been one for many years, along with other family members. So he was honored to take part in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend...

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • ‘High-priority’ street work planned

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn soon will resurface several stretches of road that the public works superintendent said are in dire need of repair.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Stormwater flooding culprits cleared at last

    ELBURN—Severe blockages in a storm sewer line that led to street and property flooding in the Cambridge subdivision finally have been cleared, a job that took a lot of time and work, Elburn Public Works Director John...

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Proposed tax levy limited by state cap

    MAPLE PARK—Homeowners could see a slight drop in the village portion of their property tax bills in May, even though assessed valuations have risen 6.14 percent.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Village seeks $14 million for plant expansion

    Elburn—Additional residential developments in Elburn will require a larger wastewater treatment plant, village officials said.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Driving school closes unexpectedly

    ELBURN—When Fox Valley Driving School closed unexpectedly earlier this month, the parents of some students whose classes were suspended wondered where to turn.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Fire department upgrades life-support technology

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fire Department's latest improvement is the addition of advanced life support (ALS) technology to one of its two ambulances.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Meadows honors ‘those who have passed this way’

    ELBURN—Diane Burkhart and other The Meadows Apartments residents are like family. They spend a lot of time together—evenings chatting in the library, afternoons playing cards in the community room, and weekends walking to parks and events in...

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Children’s musical producer relishes new role

    ELBURN—For Stephanie Kleba of Elburn, balancing her roles as a working mother of two and a children's musical producer has been challenging but well worth it, she said.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Outlook grim for village’s finances, accountant says

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park's financial consultant warned the Maple Park Village Board that the village faces a financial crunch because of limited property taxes for 2009.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Elburn crafting new cable franchise contract for Mediacom

    ELBURN—A village survey indicated many residents are unhappy with their cable service from Mediacom. Village officials said they plan to renew the company's franchise contract, however, because they have no other option.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Annexation denied for development south of Elburn

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials on Monday turned down a developer's request to annex property for a residential subdivision south of the village.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Consultant tasked with creating updated employee handbook

    The village of Elburn will pay a consultant $6,000 to create an updated employee handbook.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Village may adopt drug testing policy

    Drug screens will be required of all new hires before they officially can be employed by the village of Maple Park if the Village Board approves a new policy with that requirement.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Blackberry Elementary wants more crossing guards

    ELBURN—Kaneland Blackberry Elementary School officials recently asked the village of Elburn to post two more crossing guards near the school to ensure students' safety.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Camera a ‘pre-emptive’ measure against crime

    ELBURN—Local police said crime at the Metra commuter station in Elburn is not a major issue, but occasionally people commit offenses there, from burglaries to theft to vagrancy

    • Posted October 16, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes Oct. 16

    Village serves as policing authority for cemetery; Homeowner obtains setback variance for porch

    • Posted October 16, 2009
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  • MP has history of top-cop turnover

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials plan to hire a new police chief by early December, after not having one for a year and a half.

    • Posted October 16, 2009
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  • Elburn police chief named to TriCity Family Services board

    ELBURN—TriCity Family Services has appointed two new board members with strong ties to Elburn, including village Police Chief Steve Smith.

    • Posted October 15, 2009
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  • Village considers consultant for new employee handbook

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials are considering paying a consultant $6,000 to create an updated employee handbook.

    • Posted October 14, 2009
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  • New American-style pub also is a wee bit Irish

    ELBURN—Downtown Elburn's flavor is changing, Riley's Classic American Bar & Grill, opening this weekend at 117 Main St., as well as another pub that will open soon.

    • Posted October 14, 2009
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  • Trustees to prioritize infrastructure needs

    Maple Park's next Committee of the Whole meeting will be a workshop during which trustees will develop a list of infrastructure project priorities. The meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at...

    • Posted October 10, 2009
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  • No officer in charge while chief sought

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials soon will interview police chief candidates, and hope to fill the long-vacant position by early December. Meantime, the Police Department is operating without an officer in charge, following Officer Chuck Slater's resignation in...

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Lead MP officer said he resigned at board’s request

    MAPLE PARK—Former Maple Park Police Officer Chuck Slater said Wednesday he resigned from the Police Department in early September at the Village Board's request.

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Developer mum about Keslinger Plaza’s future

    ELBURN—Elburn officials are uncertain about whether a proposed commercial center at Route 47 and Keslinger Road they hoped would bring more retail stores and tax dollars to the village will ever be built, since the developer isn't...

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • No neighbors named yet for new Walgreens

    Elburn—Walgreens, which opened this month in Elburn, is the anchor store for the Prairie Valley North Commercial Center at the northeast corner of Routes 38 and 47, but so far, it's not anchoring anything.

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Bank planned for complex wants more time

    DeKalb-based Castle Bank, which plans to build a branch next to the new Walgreens in Elburn, asked the village to allow up to two more years for the company to pursue the project.

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Fair games

    Parent volunteer Karen Gagne paints pink swirls on 3-year-old Brooklynn Mondroski's cheeks during the Blackberry Creek Elementary School Fun Fair Oct. 2 in Elburn.

    • Posted October 9, 2009
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  • Oct. 8 police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted October 8, 2009
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  • Community comes through for couple with quadruplets

    Michelle and Matthew Krol, of Elburn, have been blessed with five children, including quadruplets born in August.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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