All posts tagged "Steve Smith"

  • Elburn police expenses outweigh revenues

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday pointed out that the village’s budgeted police operating expenses of $1.6 million outweighed the $1.3 to $1.4 million in general fund revenues. Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith requested $834,000 for...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Photo: A strong draw

    The Elburn Fire Department on Sunday held a raffle drawing for HorsePower Therapeutic Riding. The raffle winners were Roger Fronek (1st place, $4,675), Bob Ushman (2nd place, iPad Mini) and Jean Milz (3rd place, Amazon Kindle). The...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • Elburn police chief receives award for his support of Marine reservist

    ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith was recognized on Monday night for his support of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sargent and part-time Elburn police officer Ben Pepich. Pepich, who recently returned from a one-year deployment, nominated Smith...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Elburn Police Chief recognized for patriotic support of military

    Elburn Police Dept. supports those who serve in the guard or reserve ELBURN—The Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, recently recognized Elburn Police Chief Steve...

    • Posted October 22, 2013
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  • Round two for village budget

    Round two for village budget ELBURN—During a budget discussion at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Village President Dave Anderson said he does not support hiring a full-time police officer at this point in time.

    • Posted March 29, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • Elburn Police Department helps residents with lost pets

    Elburn—Coming home from work and finding a family pet missing can be difficult to deal with, but the Elburn Police Department tries to make it easier on residents.

    • Posted May 4, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Train breakdown stops traffic for 90 minutes

    ELBURN—Elburn residents are used to hearing that train whistle blow and seeing those gates go down as one of the 90 or so trains passing on the Union Pacific line stops traffic.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Population growth means new police commission for Elburn

    ELBURN—Three Elburn residents were named as the village’s new police commission, now that the village has more than 5,000 residents; 5,602 to be exact, according to the 2010 Census.

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Board clarifies fire ordinance

    Change makes it easier to understand what is allowed Elburn—Backyard campfires can still be enjoyed around Elburn, thanks to some modifications to the village’s burning ordinance.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Officer on duty at Metra during morning commute

    ELBURN—Commuters have been seeing a friendly uniformed face during their morning commutes.

    • Posted February 25, 2011
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  • Police sued for false arrest

    Elburn—A man who was arrested for driving on an expired driver's license has filed suit against the Elburn Police for false arrest.

    • Posted February 25, 2011
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  • Taking a first look at Elburn Police budget

    Elburn—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith presented the public safety budget to the Committee of the Whole in the first of at least two looks at department needs for the coming year. One need in particular is the...

    • Posted December 17, 2010
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  • Train hits man on Elburn tracks in apparent suicide

    ELBURN—A 48-year-old Aurora man was struck and killed by a train in Elburn at 11:13 p.m. on Saturday. Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith said the death was a suicide.

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • Protecting volunteer protectors

    Elburn—As part of the effort to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers in the village, Elburn officials faced the question of insurance and liability during Monday’s Village Board meeting.

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Police, fire chiefs agree on burn permit changes

    ELBURN—The Elburn Police Department currently issues burning permits for outdoor fires. However, Police Chief Steve Smith suggested during the July 12 Public Safety Committee meeting that the Elburn & Countryside Fire Department should do the inspections for...

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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  • Chief wants speedier solution to weed issue

    ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith said the village should no longer send repeat notices to property owners who fail to comply with the village weed ordinance.

    • Posted June 18, 2010
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  • Trained auxiliary officers would aid Elburn police

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials want to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers who will be available to assist the Police Department with traffic control and emergency and disaster response.

    • Posted June 18, 2010
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  • Trustee believes village staff is top-heavy

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn had three top staffers—an administrator, a police chief and a public works superintendent until 2008, when it created another position—community development director, a job that later was renamed assistant village administrator.

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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  • Trained volunteers will boost safety

    ELBURN—A few Kane County Sheriff's officers usually help with traffic control and safety during Elburn Days events, but they will be busy this year with those tasks at the Solheim Cup in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Village to repair Blackberry Creek pump, Village to receive state funding for sidewalks, Police union plans Oct. 1 golf fundraiser

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Building department staff cut to combat revenue crunch

    Despite other cuts, Elburn budget still in red ELBURN—The village of Elburn will have to dip into its reserves to cover spending for its fiscal year 2009-10, even though it has trimmed total staff salaries.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Trustees say public works staffing a budget priority

    Elburn—Before the Elburn Village Board passes a new annual budget later this month, trustee Jeff Walter wants to make sure it allocates money for more public works department employees.

    • Posted July 3, 2009
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  • 3 new liquor licenses requested

    ELBURN—Three Elburn businesses, including Rosati's and two pubs that could open downtown this summer, asked the village for liquor licenses.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Police chief asks for more officers

    ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith wants the village to restore Police Department staffing to nine full-time officers, and create three new part-time police positions.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Village administrator will have an assistant

    Elburn Village President Dave Anderson created a new staff position to assist new Village Administrator Erin Willrett with her new duties, hiring her predecessor, Dave Morrison, for the job.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Anderson reinstates board committees

    After former Illinois Supreme Court Justice John Nickels swore in Village President Dave Anderson on Monday, Anderson said he wants to establish a committee structure for the board.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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  • Elburn officials name new police chief

    Right after being sworn into office Monday, Elburn Village President Dave Anderson appointed a new police chief, Steve Smith, with the consent of the village trustees in a 4-2 vote.

    • Posted May 8, 2009
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