All posts by Susan ONeill

  • 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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  • Elburn plans increase to water, sewer rates

    ELBURN—Elburn residents may see an increase in their water and sewer bills as of May 1, but they won't be the large increases seen two years ago.

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • a new outlook Kaneland grad comes home from war with new perspective

    Sugar Grove/Maple Park—National Guard Spc. Jessie Miles arrived home from Afghanistan just in time for Christmas. The 22-year-old Kaneland High School graduate had joined the National Guard a year out of high school, went through basic training...

    • Posted January 22, 2012
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  • A new ‘leash’ on life

    ‘Hot Shot’ Carl finds a home after running 108 races in 2 years Sugar Grove—“Hot Shot” Carl was fast—really fast. The sleek greyhound ran in 108 races at the Kenosha, Wis., race track during the two years he...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • Christmas Spirit lives through Mom’s Swap Shop

    Elburn—If anyone has a doubt that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Elburn, they should have been at the Elburn Community Center on Saturday for the Authentic Moms' Christmas Swap Shop.

    • Posted December 24, 2011
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  • Family turns heartache to helping hands

    GENEVA—Mary Agnes and Paul Zellmer's son, Jim Zellmer, developed Type 1 diabetes when he was just 6 years old. When he came home after six days in the hospital, he realized that this was not like the...

    • Posted October 1, 2011
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  • Casino for a cause

    Middle school student initiates fundraiser to support NF research SUGAR GROVE—When people meet 13-year-old Sugar Grove resident and Harter Middle School seventh-grader Cole Rutter, they see a boy with a big smile, an avid baseball player and a...

    • Posted September 25, 2011
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  • Open house features alpacas & fiber art

    ELGIN—Alpaca baby Peaches made her entrance into the world at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. She emerged nose first; then one leg poked out.

    • Posted September 24, 2011
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  • MP to hold second info meeting on TIF District Thursday

    MAPLE PARK—The village of Maple Park will hold a second informational public meeting to discuss the Village Board's proposed TIF District from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Stoffa family’s eyes are on a cure

    Elburn—When Shirley Stoffa was first diagnosed with ocular melanoma in May 2008, no one in her family knew anything about the disease. She was treated with a radioactive material, and for two years, she seemed fine.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • 7th year running for toilet bowl challenge

    They must be doing something right, because crowds of people come out every year to watch the Maple Park Fun Fest Toilet Bowl Challenge.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Maple Park Fun Fest sure to please

    Maple Park Fun Fest is fast approaching, and there are lots of things to look forward to, besides good food, good music and catching up with old friends.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Kaneville celebrates 175 years at fest

    Kaneville's history will come alive on Sunday, Aug. 28, when prominent and interesting characters from the early days of the township will be portrayed by current residents during the Kaneville Township Cemetery Walk.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Kaneville Fest features library used book sale

    Kaneville Public Library Director Ray Christiansen estimates that there will be approximately 8,000 books and about 1,500 videos, books on tape, etc. for sale at the Kaneville Fest used book sale.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Village raises funds for fireworks

    The fundraising for the Kaneville Fest fireworks never stops. As soon as enough money is raised for this year's display, event organizers begin working on the following year's show.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Residents respond

    Photo: Protesters stand at the entrance of the Sugar Grove Public Library on Thursday, July 28. A group called Citizens for a Better Sugar Grove organized the rally protesting the recent firing of Library Director Beverly Holmes...

    • Posted August 5, 2011
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  • Corn Boil success depends on its volunteers

    This year's Corn Boil honors the volunteer spirit in Sugar Grove This year's Corn Boil will begin with a parade and an opening event to honor the volunteer spirit in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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