All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • Village saves on new dispatcher contract

    ELBURN—Fees for dispatch services from Tri-Com Central Dispatch in St. Charles have significantly decreased, for an annual rate of $79,976, down from the previous rate of approximately $97,000. According to Village Administrator Erin Willrett, the decrease was...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • VB approves changes in water use restrictions

    ELBURN—With summer close at hand, Elburn residents should take note of the village’s current and modified water use restrictions The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved several changes to the village ordinance, which will bring the current...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Elburn resident requests ordinance to honor fallen teen

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Ron Rosecky made a heartfelt request to the Village Board on Tuesday to create an ordinance that would ban or discourage skateboarding or rollerblading on village streets with a steep incline. Rosecky was a neighbor...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Burglars target unlocked vehicles in Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Elburn police are investigating a string of more than 20 automobile burglaries that took place between Sunday night and Monday morning in several neighborhoods in the Blackberry Creek subdivision. Calling it “a crime of opportunity,” Elburn Police...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Moving north

    Elburn and Countryside Fire District to build new station ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will build a new main fire station on the corner of Route 38 and N. First Street, once the purchase of...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Land acquired for Anderson Road bridge

    ELBURN—The land acquisition necessary to begin construction on the Anderson Road extension and bridge has been completed. According to Kane County Director of Transportation Tom Rickert, the 62 acres, owned by three principal property holders, ShoDeen Inc.,...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Bridge construction could begin this fall

    ELBURN—Construction on the Anderson Road bridge may begin as early as this fall, which means the end could be in sight for endless traffic hold-ups at the railroad crossing on Route 47 in Elburn. The project will...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Elburn village officials sworn in to serve

    ELBURN—Village trustee-elect Patricia Schuberg was officially sworn in on Monday night, taking her place with the other board members half-way through the meeting. Schuberg was elected to the Village Board in the 2013 Consolidated Election on April...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Elburn residents benefit from ‘Yoga … with Lynn’

    Yoga … with Lynn Thursdays • 9:30 a.m. Elburn & Countryside Community Center All levels welcome To register, call Lynn at (630) 365-0163 or yogawithlynn@yahoo.com ELBURN—Elburn resident Erin Walsh said she has always been athletic,...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Elburn mourns joyful teen

    Photo: Caityln Phillips’ immediate family embraces as community members gathered on Tuesday at the intersection of North Third and Reader streets in Elburn to remember her. Caitlyn Phillips, a 13-year-old who was killed on Friday after colliding...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Village Board agrees to Elburn wastewater treatment plant upgrade

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Elburn village trustees all gave the nod on Monday to a $7.6 million plan to modernize Elburn’s wastewater treatment plant. Engineering Enterprises, Inc. representative Jeffrey Freeman’s presentation to the Village Board was the second...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Village Board passes annual budget

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved the 2013-14 budget, with trustee Jerry Schmidt the only “no” vote. In a previous discussion at the board’s April 8 meeting, Schmidt said he could not vote...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Unfinished work on Blackberry Creek begins

    ELBURN—Blackberry Creek residents should soon see workers making the infrastructure improvements that developer B&B Enterprises left undone in 2010.

    • Posted April 18, 2013
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  • Water, sewer rate increases to help update aging systems

    ELBURN—The public is invited, along with village trustees, to take a tour of Elburn’s waste-water treatment plant on Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m.

    • Posted April 18, 2013
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  • High School students recognized for Land Use Plan participation

    ELBURN—Kaneland High School senior Nick Albano is on the varsity baseball team. He’s also an Eagle Scout, a cross country runner on his high school team, a participant in the Model United Nations Club and a member...

    • Posted April 18, 2013
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  • Elburn Village Board approves Land Use Plan

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board at its April 1 meeting approved the village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, a project approximately one year in the making.

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • Elburn plan commissioner wins seat on Village Board

    ELBURN—Patricia Schuberg said that one of her major goals for the village, now that she has won a seat on the Elburn Village Board, is to get the word out about Elburn.

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • Watson hits Hall of Fame

    Local sports writer to be inducted into Kaneland Hall of Fame KANELAND—Don Watson will be inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame this spring as a “Friend of Kaneland.”

    • Posted March 29, 2013
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  • Board provides its comprehensive plan footprint

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday gave its last few comments regarding the village’s comprehensive Land Use Plan.

    • Posted March 29, 2013
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  • Round two for village budget

    Round two for village budget ELBURN—During a budget discussion at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Village President Dave Anderson said he does not support hiring a full-time police officer at this point in time.

    • Posted March 29, 2013
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  • Board allows video gaming in Elburn

    ELBURN—Elburn village trustee Ken Anderson’s question to his fellow board members, “How does this (video gambling) improve the quality of life in Elburn?” went unanswered on Monday evening.

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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