All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Giving to the community a way of life for Paisano’s owners

    Giving to the community a way of life for Paisano’s owners ELBURN—When Annette Theobald was a young girl, her mother was her role model for helping others in the community. Her family was active in the church, and...

    • Posted October 4, 2012
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  • Elburn still attempting to complete Blackberry Creek work

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn continues its attempts to complete infrastructure improvements left undone by B&B Enterprises within the Blackberry Creek Subdivision.

    • Posted September 29, 2012
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  • Kaneland community comes together for teacher

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School teacher Bridget Sweeney had gotten used to dealing with cancer. Twenty years ago, when she was a high school senior, she was diagnosed with a malignant soft tissue sarcoma in her right arm.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • Elburn Station vote set for Oct. 15

    LBURN—The Elburn Village Board is scheduled to vote on the Elburn Station development on Monday, Oct. 15, but trustee Bill Grabarek doesn’t want to wait that long to voice his concerns about developer ShoDeen.

    • Posted September 21, 2012
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  • WWII Navy veterans gather to share memories, friendship

    ELBURN—Three men came together with their families on Saturday to mark a day they shared 68 years ago. The three World War II U.S. Navy veterans, stationed in the Phillippine Islands during the war, had stormed the...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Elburn Lions fundraiser supports ‘Jason’s Journey’

    ELBURN—Jason Cornell is a fighter. Some people, like Jason’s wife and his best friends, would say he’s stubborn, but it seems to have served him well. Multiple Sclerosis and cancer are formidable foes, and he needs all...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Prairie Parkway funding pulled

    Money diverted to widen Route 47 ILLINOIS—Citizens Against the Sprawlway members recently gathered at their 11th annual picnic and rally, this time to celebrate the demise of the Prairie Parkway.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Decorating Coaches transform homes

    ELBURN—Kim and Steve Warner have lived in the same house in Geneva for 20 years. They raised four children in the house, but now that their children are grown, they want to downsize and move into a...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Kids bike, wagon parade returns for 2nd year

    Maple Park—The bike and wagon parade was such a hit last year that it is back again for this year's Maple Park Fun Fest.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Parade

    Maple Park Fun Fest Parade Saturday, Sept. 1 6 p.m. Main Street, Maple Park

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Local expert to stage fireworks show

    Maple Park Fun Fest Fireworks Show Sunday, Sept. 2 8:30 p.m. View from the baseball field, Casey’s General Store, Heritage Hills or Squire's Crossing subdivisions Free parking Rain date: Monday, Sept. 3

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Elburn Days features carnival fun

    Elburn—The Elburn Days carnival has something for everyone—fun but tame rides for the youngsters and more exciting rides for the older kids, no matter how old.

    • Posted August 16, 2012
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  • Jo-Jo the Clown to miss Corn Boil

    SUGAR GROVE—This summer will be one of the few times that Jo-Jo the Clown (aka Sugar Grove resident Karen McCannon) has missed the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Lions Club looks to grow

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Lions Club, chartered in 1969, is working to rebuild its membership. Sugar Grove resident Bill Keck, one of the Lions Club founding members, said he remembers an event at which there were between...

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Lions Club—Fireworks, take 10

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Lions Club will present its 10th annual fireworks display at dusk on Saturday, July 28, at the 2012 Sugar Grove Corn Boil.

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Local author’s grandchildren are her inspiration

    ELBURN—Linda Brodine began telling stories as a way to entertain her grandchildren. “They would ask me, 'Grandma, tell me a story,'” she said. “It turned out to be a wonderful gift I didn't know I had.”

    • Posted July 20, 2012
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  • Kindness of strangers and friends saves a little girl’s sight

    MP family receives support for infant daughter’s eye surgery Maple Park—Katie Sexton noticed some things about her daughter Bridget (or Bri) just a few days after she was born, but it would take her four months to convince...

    • Posted July 19, 2012
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  • Conley Farm: a perfect spot for a wedding

    KANEVILLE—Hidden in the middle of farm fields is an idyllic outdoor setting in western Kane County for wedding ceremonies and/or receptions.

    • Posted July 15, 2012
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  • Sun sets for good on Moon Dance Diner

    MAPLE PARK—The windows of the Moon Dance Diner, once so lively and inviting, are currently covered with brown wrapping paper.

    • Posted July 13, 2012
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  • Health care business benefits from Fox Valley entrepreneurs

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Maria Kuhn and her partner Dr. Christina Krause launched their award-winning Integrated Health Advocacy Program (IHAP) over a decade ago.

    • Posted July 13, 2012
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  • 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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