All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Village Board agrees to keep current meeting schedule for a full year

    ELBURN—Elburn village trustees on Monday agreed to continue meeting only twice a month for now, even though half of them had previously expressed a desire to return to a weekly schedule. Trustee Jeff Walter at the Nov....

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Elburn close to bringing in Dunkin’ Donuts

    ELBURN—The Dunkin’ Donuts franchise is one step closer to coming to Elburn, after the Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval for a drive-thru. The restaurant would be located in front of the Jewel-Osco, in the lot at...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Board members feeling ‘out of the loop’

    Question whether meeting twice a month is enough ELBURN—The move for the Elburn Village Board to meet twice a month instead of four times a month has caused some trustees to feel “out of the loop,” as...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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    Officials celebrate Anderson bridge groundbreaking

    ELBURN—Decades in the planning, construction is set to begin on the Anderson Road bridge as public officials put shovels in the ground on Monday. The shovels symbolized breaking ground on the project that will provide an overpass...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Trustees raise concerns on village social media policy

    ELBURN—Village Board members and staff on Monday raised concerns regarding the village’s social media policy for its employees. The policy was added to the village’s employee personnel policy manual during the past year, and came up for...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Crazy Quail event pulls for Special Olympics

    Photo: Maple Park Police Department held its ‘Crazy Quail’ event in support of Special Olympics on Saturday at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. Crazy Quail is a new game where participants shoot targets thrown by...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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    ‘Things are moving forward’ in Elburn

    ELBURN—“Things are moving forward” in Elburn, said Building Commissioner Tom Brennan at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. The number of new residential building permits for 2013 is at double the number for 2012, with the potential...

    • Posted October 26, 2013
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  • Eddie Gaedel to get a new look with help from the village

    ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill in downtown Elburn will soon sport a new look, thanks in part to facade improvement money the Elburn Village Board has agreed to grant to the owners. The official vote to approve...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Elburn police chief receives award for his support of Marine reservist

    ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith was recognized on Monday night for his support of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sargent and part-time Elburn police officer Ben Pepich. Pepich, who recently returned from a one-year deployment, nominated Smith...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Lions Park playground gets a makeover

    ELBURN—The playground at the Elburn Lions Club Lions Park is getting a facelift and a retrofit, thanks to the club’s fundraising efforts and those of the volunteers doing the work. The project began last year, under the...

    • Posted October 19, 2013
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  • Elburn resident involved in crash

    ELBURN—Two cars were involved in a crash on Route 38 near the Fox Valley Wildlife Center at 6 p.m on Oct. 7, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. A 17-year-old Elburn resident, Philomena Taglia, was driving...

    • Posted October 18, 2013
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    Elburn Lions car, motorcycle show a success

    ELBURN—The Elburn Lions had a beautiful day on Sunday for its fall classic All Wheels (car and motorcycle) Show. This year was the 20th year for the event. Committee member Dan Purcell’s father started the show in...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Village addresses cost of healthcare

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday addressed the $7,400 of additional costs to next year’s budgeted health insurance premium by reducing the village’s contribution to each employee’s health care savings account (HSA). The premium to keep the...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Board grants first permit fee reduction to builder in Blackberry Creek

    Subdivision has seen increase in permit requests this year ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved its first request from a builder for a reduced building permit fee in the Blackberry Creek Subdivision. Builder Mike Hughes of...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Village officials to attend Anderson Road pre-construction meeting

    ELBURN—Village President Dave Anderson and Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven will meet with IDOT, KDOT, representatives from Martam Construction, Inc., etc. on Friday, Oct. 11, to make sure that everyone is on the same page on the...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Papa G’s closes its doors

    ELBURN—After nearly 15 years in business in Elburn, Papa G’s restaurant has closed its doors. A spacious restaurant with a wide variety of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Papa G’s had been a staple in downtown...

    • Posted October 4, 2013
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  • Anderson Road project bids awarded

    ELBURN—Ground breaking for the Anderson Road bridge project should take place sometime in mid-October, now that the work has been awarded, Kane County Transportation Department Director Tom Rickert said. Martam Construction, Inc., together with Herlihy Mid-Continent Company...

    • Posted October 4, 2013
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  • New child care facility to open in Elburn

    ELBURN—The Lighthouse Academy, a Delaware-based child care facility company, will open a child care center in Elburn this fall. Lighthouse Academy Vice President Shannen Flores attended the Elburn Village Board meeting on Sept. 16 and asked for...

    • Posted September 29, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove sets public annexation agreement public hearing for Oct. 1

    SUGAR GROVE—Those who attend the Sugar Grove Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 will have a chance to ask questions, make comments and provide feedback on Sugar Grove’s proposed annexation of property around the Interstate 88...

    • Posted September 28, 2013
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  • Elburn to use water bill to communicate community events

    ELBURN—The village will begin accepting announcements from local non-profit organizations regarding community events for placement on its water and sewer bills. Space within the header of the bill allows for messages of up to 80 characters, without...

    • Posted September 22, 2013
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  • Knuckleheads Tavern to host two charity runs

    ELBURN—Knuckleheads Tavern next month will host a stop on two of the largest charitable motorcycle runs of the year for this area. The first, Rolling Thunder POW/MIA run will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6. Participants are...

    • Posted September 22, 2013
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  • Elburn withdraws complaint against Asian Massage

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn last week dropped its charges of zoning violations against Asian Massage and Body Works, now that the business has added a tanning bed. According to Elburn Building Inspector Tom Brennan, this brings the...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Local resident holds fundraiser at Eddie Gaedel’s for American Cancer Society

    Eddie Gaedel’s carries on Paisano’s tradition of community support ELBURN—Jim Sobucki’s dad is a 14-year cancer survivor. So when it came to choosing a charity to raise money for while running in the Chicago Marathon, the answer...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Board reviews Facility Planning Area map

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Sept. 3 reviewed the final draft of the Facility Planning Area document, which maps out the service area for Elburn’s waste-water treatment plant. The board viewed the initial draft in January and...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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    First physical therapy clinic for Elburn

    ELBURN—Accelerated Physical Therapy, located on the northeast corner of Route 47 and Route 38, is the first physical therapy clinic to open in Elburn. Rich DeCarlo, facility manager and physical therapist, said that his company, Accelerated Rehabilitation...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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    Garden dedicated in Elburn teen’s memory

    ELBURN—A small plot of land in the back of Kaneland Harter Middle School holds the spirit of teenager Caitlyn Phillips, a student who was killed in a tragic accident earlier this year. Caity died last April while...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • Village forming Economic Development Commission

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Tuesday offered seven individuals for appointment to the newly-formed Economic Development Commission, but the board will wait to vote on their approval until a few changes are made in the criteria....

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • 3 teens taken into custody, released to parents

    KANELAND—Three 13-year-old boys were taken into custody on Friday afternoon when police responded to a report of someone armed with a firearm and wearing body armor seen near Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School just after school let...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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    Bench trial set for massage parlor owner, proprietor

    ELBURN—A hearing in Kane County Circuit Court resulted in a bench trial date of Friday, Sept. 13, for the proprietor of Asian Massage & Bodyworks, as well as fines and fees for the property owner. Asian Massage...

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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  • Elburn employee recognized for her work with the Emerald Ash Borer

    ELBURN—Elburn Public Works employee Jenna Cook knows her trees. If you live in Elburn, she knows your trees, too. When the first Emerald Ash Borer was identified in nearby Lily Lake in 2006, Cook attended an emergency...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • Elburn VB passes budget act ordinance

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday passed a budget act ordinance that would allow the village to set aside funds over multiple years for capital expenditures and contingencies. According to Finance Director Doug Elder, the ordinance, which...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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    KC opens new campground in Big Rock

    Photo: The Kane County Forest Preserve District recently opened the Big Rock Campground on Granart Road in Big Rock. A ribbon cutting will take place Saturday, Aug. 17, with free hot dogs and other food, giveaways and...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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