All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blackberry Township asks for more money for roads

    ELBURN—Blackberry Township Road Commissioner Rod Feece during Monday’s Village Board meeting made a plea for a referendum vote to increase the property tax levy for township roads.

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • Board unanimously approves Elburn Station

    ELBURN—A round of applause followed the Village Board’s unanimous approval of the Elburn Station agreement on Monday.

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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  • Elburn Station negotiations hit a snag

    ELBURN—Negotiations for the Elburn Station development hit a snag Monday night when interim Village Administrator Doug Elder informed the board that ShoDeen developer Dave Patzelt did not agree with the requirement that he complete area one, the...

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Village budget process may be affected by state financial problems

    ELBURN—If Illinois Gov. Quinn is successful, Elburn and other Illinois municipalities will see a decrease in their share of the state income taxes in the coming fiscal year.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • What’s the plan?

    Board not ready to vote on Comprehensive Plan ELBURN—Village Board members concluded they are not ready to vote on the draft Comprehensive Plan on Monday, March 18, based on concerns regarding some of the elements of the plan.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Video gaming vote postponed

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday put off voting on the video gaming issue, due to the absence of two trustees. Jerry Schmidt was on vacation, and Ethan Hastert was called out of town for work.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Elburn Public Works Superintendent honored at Blackhawks game

    ELBURN—Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven served in the United States Navy for nine years of active duty before going on to college and marrying his wife Melissa.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Public Hearing held for comprehensive plan

    ELBURN—Residents had an opportunity to provide feedback on Elburn’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan during a public hearing on Monday.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Elburn Station vote set for March 18

    ELBURN—Negotiations on the Elburn Station development are down to the details, and a new date of Monday, March 18, has been set for a Village Board vote regarding the final agreement.

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Village Board to vote on video gaming March 4

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is working out the details of the video gaming ordinance that would allow video gambling machines in places that serve liquor within the village of Elburn. Trustee Ken Anderson said he is still...

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Village Board to vote on Elburn Station next week

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board trustees on Tuesday made some final tweaks to changes to the plan they are requesting from Elburn Station developer Dave Patzelt, setting the stage for a vote on the development at a meeting on...

    • Posted February 22, 2013
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  • Elburn resident gives back to church through art

    ELBURN—Kaneland High School student Jeremy Faivre wasn’t sure what he would find at the Elburn Community Congregational United Church of Christ two years ago, when his mom suggested they begin attending church there.

    • Posted February 15, 2013
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  • LPGA returns to Sugar Grove

    Rich Harvest Farms to host 2016 LPGA International Crown event SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident and businessman Jerry Rich will soon take it up a notch for those who enjoyed the excitement of the Solheim Cup in 2009.

    • Posted February 14, 2013
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  • Village close to agreement on Elburn Station

    ELBURN—ShoDeen developer Dave Patzelt attended the Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday to respond to the board’s requests for changes to his plan regarding the Elburn Station development.

    • Posted February 14, 2013
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  • Final improvements in sight for Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Final improvements to the Blackberry Creek Subdivision could be completed by this fall, according to an agreement between the village and the company holding the developer’s bonds.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Elburn Board to reconsider ban on video gambling

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took up the issue of video gambling, three years after passing an ordinance prohibiting it in the village.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Metra pay-by-phone plan set for March

    ELBURN—Metra commuters should be able to pay for parking with their cell phone by March 1, according to Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Residents get a look at the Land Use plan for Elburn

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn on Jan. 24 put its comprehensive Land Use plan on display at the Elburn Lions Club for residents to view and discuss.

    • Posted February 8, 2013
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  • Village Board reaches consensus on Elburn Station plan changes

    ELBURN—Village trustees on Monday came to an agreement on several Elburn Station development items to bring back to ShoDeen developer Dave Patzelt.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Elburn Station discussion postponed another week

    ELBURN—Discussion of the Elburn Station will wait another week, when all members of the Village Board are expected to be in attendance.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Former village president, community man retires from Hogan Walker John Deere

    ELBURN—Bud Wise, his mom, dad and four siblings, moved from rural Missouri to Elburn when he was 4 years old.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Discussion on Elburn Station will wait another week

    ELBURN—A number of residents showed up at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, but those who thought they would witness a discussion regarding the Elburn Station came away disappointed.

    • Posted January 26, 2013
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