All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • MP officials hold off on wayside horn decision

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials know that reducing train whistles in the village would increase the quality of life for residents, they said.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Officals consider raising water, sewer rates to boost revenue

    ELBURN—Elburn officials are considering charging residents more for water and sewer services to help with village expenses.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Stoplights coming to site where fatal accidents occurred

    Because of two fatal accidents at Route 38 and Meredith Road intersection and many crashes with injuries there, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to install stoplights at the site, possibly by 2011.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Police commission required if population exceeds 5,000

    ELBURN—By 2010, when the 10-year U.S. census takes place, Elburn officials expect that the number of village residents will total more than 5,000.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Elburn sells surplus vehicles online

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will to try to sell many items of surplus property, a move that Village President Dave Anderson said is long overdue.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Sept. 24 Elburn village notes

    Hog roast to benefit psychology center; Sept. 24 open house focuses on Anderson Road extension plan; Board eliminates senior utility tax rebate

    • Posted September 24, 2009
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  • Photo Gallery: Aleburn 2009

    Photos by Martha Quetsch

    • Posted September 24, 2009
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  • Others not following Elburn’s lead

    LBURN—Elburn was the first local municipality to address the issue of the state's legalization of video gambling this summer, with its officials deciding Sept. 8 to ban the activity from the village.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Elburn may suspend senior tax rebate program

    ELBURN—The Elburn Finance Committee decided Monday that the village should eliminate its utility tax rebate program for senior citizens because of the cost.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Community Center wants to hold carnival Oct. 2-4

    ELBURN—A three-day carnival proposed for Elburn & Countryside Community Center the first weekend of October will not happen unless the Village Board is satisfied with its safety.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Village helps pay for Paisano’s improvements; Wayside horn system needs additional work

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Church changes name to reflect community focus

    ELBURN—The Elburn church where the Rev. Gary Augustine is pastor has a new name that reflects its new direction, he said.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Aleburn offers big band, beer, brats and bags

    ELBURN—The second annual Aleburn, a fall-themed evening of music, food and family fun, will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in downtown Elburn.

    • Posted September 17, 2009
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  • Rosati’s moves to larger space

    ELBURN—Rosati's owner A.J. Hussain decided to open a larger restaurant in Elburn even while other businesses are downsizing.

    • Posted September 11, 2009
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  • Competition captures spirit of Fun Fest

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Fun Fest is aptly named, as its events are all about having fun—and for one, a sense of humor.

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • Resident invites public to memorial

    ELBURN—Paul Wdowicki of Elburn plants a garden every year in honor of victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., including New York firefighters.

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • Elburn bans video gambling

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is the first local government body to ban video gambling in bars and clubs within its jurisdiction since the state began permitting the activity in July.

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • Family-friendly fundraiser for counseling center Sept. 16

    ELBURN—Families may enjoy an evening of outdoor activities while helping support rural mental healthcare at the Hog Roast and Barn Dance “Friendraiser” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn.

    • Posted September 8, 2009
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  • Paisano’s owners seek help for building spruce-up

    ELBURN—Annette Theobald and her husband take pride in the building they own at 106 N. Main St., Elburn, a 1930s structure that once housed a bank. Since 2003, it has been the site of their business, Paisano's...

    • Posted September 5, 2009
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  • Firefighters hope residents ‘Fill the Boot’

    ELBURN—Local communities have a long history of supporting the Elburn Fire Department, which is asking for help again this month with its Fill the Boot campaign, firefighter Matt Hansen said.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Weeds grow problem in Elburn

    ELBURN—With property foreclosures rising and home construction declining, many lots in Elburn have been left vacant, untended and taken over by weeds, village officials said.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Abandoned, stray pets a public expense

    ELBURN—Paying for a pet's care is becoming increasingly more difficult for some people to afford. As a result, the number of abandoned animals is rising, which results in increasing costs for communities.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Women show warmth for U.S. soldiers

    Maple Park—When Karen Dowd learned to knit two years ago, she realized she had a talent for it. Since then, she has parlayed that skill into a patriotic pursuit.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Big breakfast spread slated at Legion

    If you have a healthy appetite, you might want to stop by the Maple Park American Legion during Fun Fest Sunday and Monday, where almost any breakfast fare you would like will be laid out in buffet...

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Fun Fest offers good eatin’

    Fun Fest visitors can please their palates while supporting the community by purchasing food and beverages at booths operated by area clubs, churches and businesses.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Everybody loves a parade

    The 2009 Maple Park Fun Fest parade will have a few newcomers in the mix of club and business entries that make up the popular, rural-themed event.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Planning Commission recommends wayside horns

    MAPLE PARK—Wayside horns are the way to go in Maple Park to reduce train whistle noise, according to the village's Planning Commission. The Commission on Aug. 21 recommended that the Village Board approve pursuing the project.

    • Posted August 28, 2009
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  • Elburn soldier returns from Afghanistan

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Joe Kasper, a specialist with 333rd Military Police Unit of the Illinois Army National Guard, returned Wednesday from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

    • Posted August 28, 2009
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  • Weather fails to dampen Elburn Days

    ELBURN—Elburn Lions Club treasurer Alan Lee has been running the Elburn Days beer gardens, a big money-maker for the club, since 2003, and also has been the organization's treasurer for several years. Lee said he is confident...

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Woman dies at Elburn sidewalk sale

    ELBURN—Jennifer Weber, 49, was pronounced dead after being transported to Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva following an apparent seizure during the sidewalk sale Friday on the 500 block of Main Street in Elburn.

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Tornadoes strike north of Elburn

    ELBURN—Nancy Nelson was in her laundry room next to the kitchen at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. Elburn's emergency sirens had sounded earlier and heavy rain was coming down, so she shut all the windows in...

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Adopting a rescue pet

    County—Kathy Easter thought she would be doing the right thing if she adopted a rescue pet for her children, who desperately wanted a puppy. But she found the adoption application process overwhelming.

    • Posted August 24, 2009
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