All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Phil Wilson of DeKalb displays his 1968 Pontiac with spooky Halloween decor and free treats at the Lions Club Car Show on Sunday. 
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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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  • Elburn to switch to budget system

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board during Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting considered a budget act ordinance that would, among other things, allow the village to set aside funds over multiple years for capital expenditures and contingencies. Elburn...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • Road repairs to commence in Blackberry Creek, Hughes Creek

    ELBURN—Blackberry Creek residents will soon see street repair activity within their subdivision. The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted to award several contracts for road repair. The village accepted a quote from Behm Pavement Maintenance not to...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • Bids come in for Anderson Road project

    ELBURN—Elburn and Kane County officials are hoping to see the earth move on the Anderson Road and Bridge project this fall, now that the Illinois Department of Transportation has received bids for the work. With a bid...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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    Anti-bullying group promoting kindness throughout the community

    ELBURN—What began as a group of concerned parents—Knights Against Bullying—who wanted to do something about incidents of bullying in the Kaneland schools has grown into a coalition of individuals, groups and organizations that are working together to...

    • Posted July 27, 2013
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    A new lease on life

    Photo: Maple Park resident Luke Thompson’s pet rabbit, Lola, was named 4-H Grand Champion during the 2013 Kane County Fair. Lola was previously rescued from a truck set to deliver him to a meat market. Courtesy Photo...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    Idea for Lions Safety Camp born out of tragedy

    ELBURN—Aubrey Broz and her father were on their way to go fishing when they noticed a large number of people gathered at the corner of North Third and Reader streets in Elburn. When Aubrey asked her dad...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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  • Elburn officials, Asian Massage owners to meet in court

    ELBURN—Elburn officials have filed a complaint against both the business owner of a massage business within the village, as well as the property owner of the building where the business is located. The business, identified as Asian...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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    Kaneland community to create memorial garden to remember Caity Phillips

    ELBURN—When school begins again this fall, Harter Middle School students and teachers will miss the smiles and laughter of Caitlyn Phillips. Phillips, a 13-year-old student at HMS was taken from the Kaneland community on April 26 when...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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    Board approves EEI contract for $7.6 million wastewater treatment plant project

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a contract with Engineering Enterprises, Inc. for the modernization improvements to the village’s wastewater treatment facility. The village will pay for the $7.6 million project with $1.5 million currently in...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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  • Village Board to begin meeting twice a month

    ELBURN—Beginning next month, Elburn Village Board meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings will take place on the same nights. Currently, the Village Board meets on the first and third Mondays of the month, with the Committee...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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  • Board reviews new village job descriptions

    ELBURN—With the addition of a finance director to the Elburn village staff, Village Administrator Erin Willrett developed a new job description for her position, the finance director and for the other village managerial and staff positions. Village...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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