All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • 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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