All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • Board attempts consensus on Elburn Station change recommendations

    ELBURN—The Elburn Station discussion continued during the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, with trustees attempting to come to some agreement on a counter-offer to ShoDeen developer Dave Patzelt that would be more in line with...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Village trustees renew Elburn Station development discussion

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday renewed discussions regarding the Elburn Station development. Village trustees identified their main sticking points with ShoDeen and the development plan.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Elburn looks ahead to the new year

    ELBURN—Coming to a resolution on the Elburn Station development next year is high on the priority list for a number of Village Board members.

    • Posted January 4, 2013
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  • Due diligence snags savings in Elburn

    ELBURN—As the year in Elburn winds up, Village President Dave Anderson on Dec. 17 took time out to congratulate members of the Village Board and staff on recent savings realized.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Elburn looks back on 2012

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently looked back on the accomplishments and challenges of 2012 this week, and found a few in each column.

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Board to discuss Elburn Station in new year

    ELBURN—Proposed Shodeen development Elburn Station will be a topic for discussion at the Elburn Village Board’s first meeting in 2013.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Elburn Village Board approves 2012 tax levy

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Dec. 3 approved a tentative tax levy of $824,000 for the 2012 tax year—an increase of 22.59 percent over the amount extended from the previous year.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • X-C champion presented with key to Elburn village

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board presented Kaneland High School sophomore Victoria Clinton with a key to the village and a certificate of recognition for being the first KHS female to win a cross-country State championship.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Adams retires after 35 years of service to the SG Community House

    SUGAR GROVE—Lil Adams, a 45-year Sugar Grove resident and long-time board member, manager and caretaker of the Sugar Grove Community House, is retiring from those responsibilities after 35 years of dedication.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Elburn trustee earns recognition from employer for veterans program

    ELBURN—Jeff Walter on Monday was awarded the 2012 President’s Diversity Award by Blue Cross Blue Shield for his role in veteran hiring and veterans’ issues.

    • Posted December 9, 2012
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  • Authentic Moms Swap Shop expands to fill needs

    ELBURN—An Elgin mom whose daughter is expecting a baby visited the Authentic Moms Swap Shop at the Elburn Community Center last Saturday and told swap shop coordinator Nicole Duski, an Elburn mom, that she was hoping to...

    • Posted December 7, 2012
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  • Water works

    Elburn to participate in Conservation Foundation’s project ELBURN—Conservation Foundation’s Dan Lobbs attended Elburn’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday to obtain village trustee support for the Foundation’s proposed stormwater management project.

    • Posted November 30, 2012
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  • Dreams Dance classes offer confidence, friendship

    ELBURN—Elburn mom Angela Sobel said her 3-year-old daughter Evelyn loves her ballet and tap class at the Elburn Community Center.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • Pouley Road designated a ‘rustic road’

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County to grant Pouley Road “rustic road” status.

    • Posted October 29, 2012
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  • Parking, other violations may soon cost more in Elburn

    ELBURN—Parking illegally in Elburn could soon cost you more money. The Village Board will vote Monday, Nov. 5, on a schedule of fines that were previously discussed at the village Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 9.

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • EEI presents wastewater solutions to Village Board

    ELBURN—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) Vice President Jeffrey Freeman on Monday presented the Elburn Village Board with several options for solving wastewater collection, treatment and disposal issues.

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • This too, shall pass

    KHS senior works her way back to normal after car accident KANELAND—Something told Lisa DeFranze to turn around and go back home that night.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Elburn Jazzercise turns five

    Come to a free class on Thursday, Nov. 1 to celebrate five years in Elburn ELBURN—Seven women who began taking Jazzercise at the Elburn Community Center five years ago still come to the classes.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Zumba classes a hit in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Twice a week, a core group of about 10 Maple Park women get together at the Maple Park Civic Center and dance to a mix of salsa, merengue, as well as other Latin music and current...

    • Posted October 20, 2012
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  • Elburn tables ShoDeen development

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday broke a 3-3 tie, tabling the Elburn Station development.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Blackberry Creek runs for funds

    KANELAND—Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School’s inaugural Run for Funds event last Friday was a big success.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Elburn settles lawsuit by former police chief

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn earlier this month settled a lawsuit filed in 2009 by its former Police Chief.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Pay by phone for Elburn Metra parking

    ELBURN—Have you ever stood in front of a Metra parking payment machine, punching in numbers and hoping the train wouldn’t leave before you were done?

    • Posted October 12, 2012
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  • Residents share their vision for Elburn

    ELBURN—Approximately 30 community members and about 10 Kaneland High School students participated in an Elburn visioning session on Sept. 26 at Lions Park.

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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  • Village employee health insurance rates go up

    ELBURN—Health insurance rates for Elburn village employees went up for fiscal year 2012-13, but the dollar amounts will be close to what they were two years ago, Village Administrator Erin Willrett said at the Village Board meeting...

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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  • Blackberry Creek improvements still just talk

    ELBURN—According to Elburn Village Attorney Bob Britz, the bonding company holding the escrow money for Blackberry Creek has agreed to complete everything on the subdivision’s punch list, with the exception of providing the “as builts.”

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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