All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Majority of board says no to video gambling

    ELBURN—A majority of trustees want to ban video gambling in Elburn.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Voicing opposition

    Darlene Marcusson, executive director of Lazarus House homeless shelter in St. Charles, spoke out against allowing video gambling in Elburn during Monday's Village Board meeting.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Talk to resume about train-whistle noise reduction

    MAPLE PARK—Like its neighbors to the east and west, Maple Park wants to reduce train-whistle blares in the village.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Trained volunteers will boost safety

    ELBURN—A few Kane County Sheriff's officers usually help with traffic control and safety during Elburn Days events, but they will be busy this year with those tasks at the Solheim Cup in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Carnival has new ‘Glass House,’ unlimited-ride bracelets

    ELBURN—The Elburn Days Carnival at Lions Park will have a new feature this year, the walk-through Glass House.

    • Posted August 20, 2009
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  • Church sale will boast many craft items

    Annette Theobald has coordinated the St. Gall’s Church rummage sale during Elburn Days since 2004. A focus emerges for each annual sale based on people's donations, she said.

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • ‘Celebrating 80 years of Fun in the Community’

    Festival theme complemented by parade's '80s flair

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • What’s new in ‘09

    First all-day bag-book sale; RC on-road race; HiFi Superstars

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • Kaneland senior loses life in Campton Hills crash

    ELBURN—Police investigators are trying to determine the cause of a Campton Hills crash that killed Kaneland High School senior Kelsey M. Barsic, 17, of Elburn.

    • Posted August 18, 2009
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  • Parkway tree removal, replacement requires board OK

    ELBURN—Elburn could spend nearly $12,000 to extend its program for removal and replacement of dead and dying trees on residential parkways.

    • Posted August 16, 2009
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  • Maple Park village notes

    Presentation on quiet zone pursuit set for Aug. 20; Village finishes sidewalk project

    • Posted August 15, 2009
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  • Elburn officials ponder pros, cons of video gambling

    ELBURN—Elburn officials wonder if newly legalized video gambling is what they want for the village.

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Photo gallery: MP Fire Department concert, featuring Flavor

    Maple Park Fire Department hosted a Concert on the Lawn on Wednesday evening, Aug. 5. While the band, Flavor performed, some attendees danced while others listened, relaxing in chairs on the fire station lawn.

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Wayside horns installed in Elburn, need final ok

    ELBURN—In Elburn, wayside horns were installed at the Main Street and First Street crossings in July.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Frasz steers project for more semi-quiet zones

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Board member Drew Frasz is thrilled about the progress of his proposed wayside horn installation at railroad crossings between Campton Hills and Maple Park.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • MP hires new legal firm with local presence

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday selected the firm of Foster & Buick Law Group as the village's new legal counsel, pleased with its fees and experience representing other local communities.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Legion faces financial crunch from rent loss

    Elburn—American Legion Post 630 officials said their organization will be looking for another permanent tenant for the second-floor of its Elburn building, at 112 N. Main St., now that the village is terminating its lease of the...

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Village will end lease of Legion Hall space

    Elburn—The village of Elburn will terminate its lease of the second-floor of the American Legion Post 630, which it has rented since 2005 for the Building Department office.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Firefighters golf for scholarship fund

    ELBURN—An annual golf outing that raises money for scholarships also is an opportunity for local firefighters to share some time together away from the station.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Campus camp

    Great Lakes Leadership Campus, 526 N. Main St., Elburn, recently hosted approximately 90 campers from Michigan, Wisconsin and the Chicago area, as well as a ministry team from Kentucky, during a week-long retreat for fun and fellowship.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Cigarette likely culprit in mulch fire at Papa G’s

    Elburn—Papa G's, 250 S. Main St., Elburn, was closed for a few hours after smoke from a fire outside infiltrated the restaurant July 29.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Village to repair Blackberry Creek pump, Village to receive state funding for sidewalks, Police union plans Oct. 1 golf fundraiser

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Village President sells building after buyer receives liquor license

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson sold his building at 107 N. Main St. on July 23 to Kevin Schmidt, three days after Schmidt obtained a village liquor license for the site, Village Attorney Bob Britz said.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Youth with rare illness granted wish

    ELBURN—The Sheehan family's Elburn backyard looks a lot different than it did a month ago, when Kids Wish Network arranged for the installation of a huge swimming pool. For Caden Sheehan, 10, who suffers from a serious...

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • MP Village attorney: New committees operating legally

    Maple Park—New village committees that Maple Park President Kathy Curtis formed after being elected in April have been meeting even though the Village Board has not approved an ordinance formally creating the committees.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Fat in sewer spoils sample

    Elburn—In testing treated wastewater at Elburn's plant in June, village engineers found a fecal chloroform violation. Village Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said fats in the sewer system could be the culprit.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Updated 7/24: Code change allows liquor license for space village president owns

    Village president said in July 23 email building was under contract, now sold (not rented) ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board changed an ordinance on Monday to allow a liquor license to be issued for a new tavern in a...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Musical monks

    A Tibetan cultural event featuring the monks of Drepung Gomang monastery took place July 17 at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • What’s cookin’ commander?

    During the Maple Park American Legion fish fry on July 17, Commander Bob Neisendorf suggested selections to one of the more than 300 people who attended.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Company wants to sell off-road, amphibious vehicles

    ELBURN—Kane County Landscape Material & Supply owner Bruce Vajgert is seeking village permission to sell amphibious, off-road vehicles and display them outdoors on his business property, 817 E. Route 38, Elburn.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Building department staff cut to combat revenue crunch

    Despite other cuts, Elburn budget still in red ELBURN—The village of Elburn will have to dip into its reserves to cover spending for its fiscal year 2009-10, even though it has trimmed total staff salaries.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • MP Village withholds sidewalk project payment

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park has better, and more, sidewalks since a two-year improvement project costing more than $300,000 was finished recently, village officials said. However, they decided to postpone final payment to the contractor, Strada Construction Company, after...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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