All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Teen accused of death cover-up back in jail

    MAPLE PARK—Jordan Billek, 18, of Maple Park, is in Kane County Jail for violating terms of the bond he posted six months ago after his arrest connected to the death of Elburn teenager Michael York.

    • Posted June 12, 2009
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  • Lions Ride takes a bath

    Elburn—Timing is everything, at least for outdoor events that depend on good weather. Unfortunately, at the time of the Elburn Lions Ride charitable fundraiser Saturday, it was pouring outside.

    • Posted June 12, 2009
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  • 3 new liquor licenses requested

    ELBURN—Three Elburn businesses, including Rosati's and two pubs that could open downtown this summer, asked the village for liquor licenses.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Police chief asks for more officers

    ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith wants the village to restore Police Department staffing to nine full-time officers, and create three new part-time police positions.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Maple Park notes

    Board re-appoints village clerk; Group to install picnic table

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Township gives $10k for wayside horns

    Blackberry Township Supervisor David Richmond presented a $10,000 check to the village of Elburn on behalf of the Township Board June 1, to help pay for the village's wayside horn project.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from the Elburn Police Department. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • No longer a sex offender: Man’s conviction now based on misdemeanor

    Thomas L. Maurer, of Elburn, no longer must register as a child sex offender, which he had to do since 2004, when he was convicted of soliciting sex from a child.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Ethan Hastert makes it official: He will run for Congress in 2010

    Ethan Hastert, 31, told the Elburn Herald Friday that he intends to run for his dad’s former congressional seat next year. “There is hunger for change. I believe 2010 is the year to do it,” Hastert said.

    • Posted June 8, 2009
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  • Stormwater sewer lines have blockages, obstructions

    The village of Elburn is stepping up efforts to alleviate residential flooding that is becoming worse, particularly on the near west side of town, during heavy rainfall.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Curtis: Fewer committees practical, more effective

    To streamline the work of village committees, Maple Park will reduce their number, said Village President Kathy Curtis.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Village wants more payment options for commuter parking

    In response to commuters who want to pay for Metra parking with a credit card, Elburn officials want to install machines for that purpose at the commuter station.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Village may sell excess equipment on eBay

    Elburn Village President Dave Anderson wants the village to sell equipment it no longer uses, and said eBay is the way to go.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Volunteers sought for beautification project, Commitee reviews facade improvement program, Village to seek sidewalk project funds

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Bankrupt developer still plans huge project

    Kirk Homes still plans to build the 350-acre Welch Fields development in Elburn even though the company filed for bankruptcy May 13.

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Keslinger Plaza developer violates ordiances

    Elburn village officials want the Keslinger Plaza commercial project to proceed, but before that can happen, the developer must comply with village ordinances.

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Early liquor sales allowed for motorcycle event

    Elburn Lions Club and Knuckleheads Tavern will sell liquor on Sunday morning, June 7, the day of the Elburn Motorcycle Run.

    • Posted May 28, 2009
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  • Club may post temporary signs

    The board will permit Hughes Creek Golf Club to display a six-foot banner during its May through September season, and the Elburn Lions Club to post trailer-mounted signs for five events during the year.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Elburn officials briefed on ‘sunshine laws’

    Most Elburn village officials attended a presentation Saturday regarding the so-called “sunshine laws,” which ensure public access to public meetings and documents.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Attorney: SG, Elburn boundaries agreement not possible now

    Two new Elburn trustees want the village and Sugar Grove to establish a boundary agreement. But according to one of the village's attorneys, that is not possible now because the villages are too far apart.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Village administrator will have an assistant

    Elburn Village President Dave Anderson created a new staff position to assist new Village Administrator Erin Willrett with her new duties, hiring her predecessor, Dave Morrison, for the job.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • GM to keep Bob Jass Chevrolet

    Bob Jass Chevrolet in Elburn was among GM's franchise dealers that escaped the axe May 15.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • SG seeks Elburn’s support for I-88 interchange expansion

    Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels wants a letter of support from the Elburn Village Board for the proposed full-access interchange at I-88 and Route 47.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Papa G’s is up for sale, will remain open

    George Kanakaris began working in restaurants as a teenager and has no plans to stop, even though he is selling his downtown Elburn establishment, Papa G's.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Proposed structure calls for more meetings

    Board to decide May 18 whether to establish committees by Martha Quetsch If the Elburn Village Board establishes committees, trustees and some staff members will have more meetings to attend. However, the work they can accomplish will...

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Board OKs concept for Nebraska Street complex; Lions may sell liquor an extra hour

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Re-creating ancient art

    Elburn artist Pam Vovolo recently went to Egypt where she enjoyed riding a camel, standing between the paws of the Sphinx, and visiting the Valley of the Golden Mummies.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Anderson reinstates board committees

    After former Illinois Supreme Court Justice John Nickels swore in Village President Dave Anderson on Monday, Anderson said he wants to establish a committee structure for the board.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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  • Elburn officials name new police chief

    Right after being sworn into office Monday, Elburn Village President Dave Anderson appointed a new police chief, Steve Smith, with the consent of the village trustees in a 4-2 vote.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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  • Anderson appoints 3 new dept. heads

    Elburn Village President Dave Anderson made some of the changes he hinted about during his campaign, just minutes after being sworn into office Monday at Lions Park clubhouse.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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  • Outgoing Elburn officials praised for work

    Elburn Village President Jim Willey and trustees Tom Burgholzer, Jeff Humm and Craig Swan received thanks Monday from other village officials for the work on behalf of the village during their terms of office.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Guide to help people bike safely on streets

    Until Elburn can afford additional bicycle paths in the village, commuters who bike to the Metra station must use the streets, a practice the village encourages but wants to make safe.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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