All posts by Susan ONeill

  • SG Medallion Committee anxious to award winner

    SUGAR GROVE—The hunt for the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion for 2012 is in its fifth week, and Corn Boil Committee President Steve Ekker said he believes someone may have already found the medallion.

    • Posted July 5, 2012
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  • Business owners help each other

    FOX VALLEY—Pirok Design owners Kevin and Cynthia Pirok are in the business of helping other businesses establish themselves. They work with business owners to build their identity through developing a logo and designing signage, a website and...

    • Posted June 29, 2012
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  • Center brings entrepreneurs, experts together

    FOX VALLEY—Steve Gaspardo, a manufacturing engineer with 15 years of experience in the field, founded Gaspardo & Associates in 1996.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • HorsePower riding program helps build skills, confidence

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park resident Carrie Capes said she learned very early on with Max, her 11-year-old son with multiple disabilities, that “a child with a disability really and truly needs a village.”

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Elburn church welcomes new visitors

    Elburn—The Revs. David and Jessica Jones opened the doors of their Living Word of God Church in February of 2011, at 526 N. Main St., on the Great Lakes Leadership campus in Elburn.

    • Posted June 17, 2012
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  • Entrepreneurs plus mentors equal success

    FOX VALLEY—Position-Tech, a sports equipment manufacturing company created by four former Northern Illinois University students, was one of several companies featured last Thursday at an event celebrating the successes of entrepreneurs from the Fox Valley area. ...

    • Posted June 16, 2012
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  • Elburn native son home from Afghanistan receives rousing welcome

    ELBURN—Spc. Nick Sepeda doesn’t like to be the center of attention. He said he is usually the guy in the background, but that definitely wasn’t the case on June 2, when Sepeda arrived home for a one-month...

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Kaneville event highlights local historical figures

    KANEVILLE—You can't drive through the middle of Kaneville without noticing a small, white building on the south side of Harter Road.

    • Posted June 3, 2012
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  • Shodeen development public hearing stays open

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board will keep the public hearing on the Shodeen property annexation open until Monday, June 4. Village President Dave Anderson said he hopes the three remaining issues are resolved by that date.

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Elburn board fails to vote on school impact fees

    Elburn—Progress on the Elburn Station development came to a halt on Monday night, after four Village Board trustees declined to vote on an agreement with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Welcome Home

    Neighbors, friends help pave the way back home for Elburn woman Elburn—Several women wearing large yellow rubber gloves sat in front of storage bins full of cleaning solution, methodically wiping down kitchen and other utensils. They joked as...

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Reducing the stigma

    GENEVA—May is the month designated for Mental Health Awareness, but TriCity Family Services (TCFS) works all year long to raise awareness and the importance of mental health.

    • Posted May 11, 2012
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  • Elburn Station takes 2 steps forward

    Village disconnects property; approves agreement with KC Elburn—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took two actions to move the Elburn Station development along.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • School impact fee agreement delayed

    Elburn tweaks agreement, pushing final vote Elburn—The Elburn Village Board made further modifications to the intergovernmental agreement between the village and the Kaneland School District regarding fees for the Elburn Station development, pushing the vote out possibly...

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Local country band plays Nashville

    Nashville—Back Country Roads, a local band in the Kaneland area that describes its music as “the big sounds of Nashville (brought) home to the Midwest,” recently brought their sound to Nashville. The band was invited to play...

    • Posted May 6, 2012
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  • Pound 4 Pound offers fitness, fun

    Elburn—Danny DeKing, co-owner of Pound 4 Pound Fitness in Elburn, has been a fitness proponent from an early age. He participated in a variety of sports in high school, including football, basketball and boxing. When he joined...

    • Posted May 5, 2012
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  • Downtown Elburn parking lot closes

    ELBURN—Although the Community Congregational Church closed its parking lot on Sunday as promised, Elburn village trustee Jerry Schmidt asked the question anyway during Monday's Elburn Village Board meeting.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • End (of negotiations) in sight for Elburn Station development

    ELBURN—Village officials and Shodeen Construction representatives continue to work through the details of the annexation agreement for the Elburn Station development, with a special Village Board meeting set for Monday, May 14, to vote on the agreement....

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Police chief recommends increase in parking fines

    ELBURN—Parking illegally in the village of Elburn could soon get a lot more expensive, according to a rewrite of the traffic codes.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Church may still close parking lot on April 15

    ELBURN—The Community Congregational Church’s parking lot at Shannon Street and Route 47 might close on April 15, despite efforts by the village and the local businesses to work out a deal with the church.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Elburn’s assessed value drops

    ELBURN—Elburn's assessed value has dropped $30 million in the past two years, from $199 million in 2009 to $169 million in 2011, Village President Dave Anderson said.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Shodeen, Elburn, Kaneland begin fee discussions

    ELBURN—Discussions between the village and Shodeen developers regarding the basis for impact and development fees for the Elburn Station development are moving forward, but they are just in the preliminary stages.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Village of Elburn to arrange for appraisal of church parking lot

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday agreed to move forward with a certified appraisal on the Community Congregational Church parking lot on the corner of Shannon and Main streets.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Good turn-out expected for library’s 8th annual Dewey Dash

    Elburn—This year marks the eighth annual Dewey Dash 5K/1mile Walk/Run, sponsored by the Town & Country Public Library in Elburn.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Metra pay-as-you-go not going yet

    Elburn—The new pay-by-phone option for Metra train riders set to start April 1 will be a few more weeks in coming, Police Chief Steve Smith said.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Eagle Scouts in abundance in Big Rock Troop 19

    Big Rock—Sam Kimpan, 18-year-old Big Rock Boy Scout Troop 19 member, is the most recent in his Troop to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

    • Posted March 31, 2012
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  • A different type of approach

    Local chiropractor offers alternative to meds for ADHD ELBURN—John, an area 12-year-old, has been battling a diagnosis of moderate-to-severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since he was 5 years old.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Maple Park girl rides the Iditarod Trail

    Grandparent gives once-in-a-lifetime gift MAPLE PARK—Olivia Goodenough, 11-year old Maple Park resident and Kaneland sixth-grader, is an outdoorsy kind of girl, according to her grandfather, Geneva resident Dennis Goodenough.

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Election 2012: County residents to vote on new electric provider

    KANE COUNTY—Voters in unincorporated Kane County will vote on a referendum in March that would authorize the county to contract with an electricity provider for residents and small commercial retail customers outside municipalities in Kane County.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • 40 years of RVs

    Holiday Hour RV survives, thrives through economic ups and downs Cortland—Holiday Hour RV owners Rick and Lisa Flanigan work hard so their customers can have fun. Their motto is, “Your pleasure is our business.”

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Village Board finalizes 2nd police dept. contract

    To vote on agreement at Feb. 21 Elburn Board meeting ELBURN—The contract between the village of Elburn and the Elburn Police Department will be on the agenda for the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, but at...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Police Chief presents draft budget for next year to Village Board

    ELBURN—Police Chief Steve Smith presented a draft budget to the Village Board at Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting. Although Village President Dave Anderson said that the final total will not be known until the police department...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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