All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Storage facility to move forward

    Village to work with owners on road improvement requirement ELBURN—Elburn residents Laura and Brent Dempsey will move forward with their plans for a storage facility, now that the village has agreed to work with them on road...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Library’s plant sale most successful to date

    The 11th annual Elburn Town and Country Public Library’s Plant Fundraiser was held Mothers Day weekend May 9-10. The fundraiser helps fund the youth reading programs. Aiden Goecker (right), 5, of Elburn, helps his mother pick out...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Play on at McNair Field

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Mya McIntire’s team, the Blue Sox, played their first game of the season at McNair Field on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of Blackberry Township to renew the lease on the field. Mya and her father,...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Elburn Fire District celebrates groundbreaking for new station

    The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station, located at the northeast corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn. Those wielding shovels include FGM...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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  • Board gives cautious ‘thumbs up’ on development proposal

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday gave a general nod of agreement on a pre-annexation proposal for a 137-acre plot of land west of Route 47 south of Hughes Road, and north of Kenmar Drive, although they...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Elburn Station feature topic at Chamber meeting

    ELBURN—Shodeen developer Dave Patzelt said he is happy to see progress taking place on the Elburn Station development after years of talking about it. Patzelt was the guest speaker at the May Elburn Chamber of Commerce meeting...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Elburn approves landscape contract

    ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday approved a landscape maintenance services contract with Schollmeyer Landscaping of Big Rock for Prairie Valley and Prairie Valley North Special Services Area and the Metra parking area. The contract, not to exceed...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Board greenlights IEPA loan

    ELBURN—The Village Board at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting gave the greenlight for the village to obtain a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The amount, $7.6...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

    Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    Dewey Dash to celebrate 10th anniversary

    Town and Country Public Library 10th annual Dewey Dash Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. 320 E. North St., Elburn (630) 365-2244 • www.elburn.lib.il.us Fees for 1-mile walk/run: $22 ($25 on race day) for adults, $12 ($15...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Village’s tentative budget available for public inspection

    “We won’t get to any of these projects unless we put it out in front of us and start saving for it. That’s budgeting 101.” Jeff Walter (right) Elburn Village Board trustee ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Byerhof resigns after 55 years of service

    ELBURN—Wayne Byerhof recently announced his resignation from the Elburn Police Commission upon the end of his three-year term , which will conclude on April 30 of this year. “I have served the village of Elburn and the...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Elburn poised for steady growth

    The Elburn Herald’s three-part series detailing the evolution of Elburn ends this week with a look at the village’s future plans ELBURN—The village of Elburn is poised for a resurgence in growth, with requests for residential building...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Memories of Elburn past

    Long-term Elburnites share memories of village The Elburn Herald’s three-part series detailing the evolution of Elburn begins this week with a look at the village’s past. Imagine a Route 47 with so little traffic that young people...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Lions come from near and far for Halsey

    ELBURN—Lions Club members came from close by and far away to roast—and to honor —Chris Halsey, who will soon become the first Elburn Lions Club member to be chosen district governor. The event, a Comedy Central-style roast—or...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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  • Fire chiefs update Elburn on new station

    ELBURN—Elburn Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan and Assistant Chief of Fire Operations Tate Haley attended the Village Board meeting on Monday to update the board on plans and progress regarding the new fire building. The Elburn and Countryside...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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  • Residents will see rate increases for water, sewer

    ELBURN—Next fiscal year’s budget will include several increases for Elburn residents, including a hike in the water and sewer rate. The board voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to raise the rates, beginning with the May 1 bill....

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    Dauberman Road closures for motorists’ safety

    Photo: A backhoe last week sank into Welch Creek in Kaneville. The creek has flooded repeatedly this winter, forcing two separate closures of the stretch of Dauberman Road between Main Street and Scott roads. Courtesy Photo KANEVILLE—The...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    Resale shop supports Beautiful U Ministries

    Photo: Bill and Liz Hough opened the Beautiful U Resale Shop in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center in late 2013 to support Beautiful U Ministries and provide a place to work for girls enrolled in the...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • Metra commuters will soon pay more to park

    ELBURN—Metra commuters will soon see an increase in their daily parking rate to cover the costs of maintaining the parking lot. “We’re spending more money there than we’re taking in,” Village President Dave Anderson said during the...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Elburn to apply for county riverboat funds

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on March 3 agreed to give the go-ahead to Village Administrator Erin Willrett to apply for Kane County riverboat funds to finance a central business streetscape project. Willrett explained that the $100,000 she...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Dornback appointed Blackberry Township Supervisor

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Blackberry Township Cemetery Sexton Fred Dornback was appointed Blackberry Township Supervisor on Tuesday in a 3-1 vote by township trustees. The one ‘no’ vote came from trustee Jim Feece, who had nominated himself for the supervisor...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Elburn police expenses outweigh revenues

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday pointed out that the village’s budgeted police operating expenses of $1.6 million outweighed the $1.3 to $1.4 million in general fund revenues. Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith requested $834,000 for...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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    A little vintage A lot of heart

    Photo: Kristy Simon, owner of Soaring Heart Vintage, behind the sales counter. Photo by Patti Wilk New Elburn local opens store on Main Street ELBURN—Kristy Simon has always been a collector of vintage and antique things. She...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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    Focus on photos

    Photo: Jan Baumgartner with her camera and her “winter wonderland” photo setting in the background. The scene is just one of several photo rooms she’s created in her studio. Photo by Patti Wilk ELBURN—Jan Baumgartner, one of...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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    Tough love

    ‘Roar’ Comedy Central-Style roast for Chris Halsey Wednesday, March 12 Elburn Lions Park 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn 6 p.m. $25 donation per person RSVP by Friday, Feb. 28, at (630) 365-6315 Friends, colleagues to ‘roast’ Elburn...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • Elburn holds hearing on application for benefits

    Elburn Village Board on Tuesday held a Public Hearing regarding former police officer Steven Furlan’s application for benefits related to an injury sustained while on duty in December 2008. Furlan was performing a safety check at the...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Anderson: Elburn’s future is bright

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson believes that the future of Elburn looks bright, with residential building picking up, a number of new businesses in town, and more to come. Anderson on Feb. 6 gave his State of...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Blackberry Township Supervisor resigns

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Blackberry Township Supervisor Dennis Ryan resigned his position last week, following numerous disagreements with township trustees on a variety of issues. “I’m sorry to have to do this,” Ryan said on Tuesday. “There were just too...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Elburn housing plan would address shortfall

    ELBURN—Elburn officials recently created an affordable housing plan, based on the village falling short of the state’s required 10 percent affordable housing, per the most recent census data. At 9.7 percent, Elburn is just three thenths of...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Elburn to approve contract for water tower painting, other maintenance

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed a project for painting and other maintenance and improvements to the Prairie Valley North elevated water storage tank scheduled this summer. Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said that although the...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Harsh winter affects village salt supply

    ELBURN—High winds, cold temperatures and lots of snow are depleting Elburn’s supply of salt, and salt already ordered has been slow to arrive. According to Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven, the village has already used more than...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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