All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • The path to living well

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Tracey Marut passed away in September after a 10-year battle with colon cancer, but not before she made a big contribution to a place that had done so much for her and her husband Dave.

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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  • Lawsuit against Chairman dismissed

    KANE COUNTY—A Kane County judge dismissed a lawsuit against Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay brought by Elburn resident James MacRunnels. The lawsuit claimed that McConnaughay violated county ordinances when she gave out 14 raises to employees.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Good, not-so-good news

    Census shows village grew significantly; state may harm village finances ELBURN—At its meeting on Monday, the Elburn Village Board received news that the official census report from the state lists Elburn with 5,602 residents—up from 4,700 at its...

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Bring on the bacon: Ream’s

    ELBURN—Ream's Meat Market keeps on bringing home the bacon when it comes to making Elburn a destination for Chicagoland carnivores in search of the best in meats and sausages. Ream's recently made the list of “Best Chicagoland...

    • Posted April 29, 2011
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  • Ardent about trees: Arbor Day celebration Saturday

    ELBURN—Elburn will celebrate trees and all they bring to the health and wellbeing of a community at an Arbor Day event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the Elburn Community Center in the park at...

    • Posted April 29, 2011
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  • Elburn passes budget with 4-1 vote

    Sticking point for ‘no’ vote was personnel raises ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board officially passed its 2011-12 fiscal year budget in a special Village Board meeting Monday. The vote was 4-1, with Ken Anderson opposed and Jerry Schmidt present...

    • Posted April 29, 2011
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  • Inspiration from ‘Biggest Loser’ leads to ‘Real’ success

    Maple Park—Back in 2005, you might find Debbie Pitstick sitting on the couch. Today you'll most likely find the Maple Park resident at the gym. From “before” to “after,” Pitstick lost 80 pounds over the course of five...

    • Posted April 24, 2011
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  • Trustees discuss changing treasurer compensation

    Elburn—Trustees at the Elburn Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday discussed raising the salary of the Village Treasurer, Mike Greenen, from $2,000 annually to $3,000, the same rate as board members receive.

    • Posted April 15, 2011
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  • It’s budget time at Village Hall

    Elburn—Now is the time of year when village officials are putting the finishing touches on the budget for the next fiscal year.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Fund accounting 101

    Elburn—The village of Elburn is switching its accounting system for this year's budget to fund accounting.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Customer-focused salon opens under new management

    Elburn—Island Tan and Nails reopened its doors three weeks ago after being out of business for over a year.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Delnor completes merger with Central DuPage

    Geneva—Delnor Health System announced that it has merged with Central DuPage Health (CDH) to form an integrated, locally-managed health system.

    • Posted April 8, 2011
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  • Priorities, numbers needed to make a decision about water rate hike

    Elburn—Discussion at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting centered on the need to have capital projects prioritized and numbers clarified in order to make a decision whether water and sewer rates should be increased.

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Hatcher introduces bill to amend the IL pension code

    Elburn—Illinois House Rep. Kay Hatcher may have introduced a bill that would save money for taxpayers in small towns, but she credits Elburn Village President Dave Anderson with the idea.

    • Posted March 12, 2011
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  • Elburn officials sign IGA with Kane County Forest Preserve

    Elburn—Elburn finalized its agreement with Kane County Forest Preserve to connect the village of Elburn with Elburn Forest Preserve.

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Hundreds of volunteers contribute to Centennial St. Gall Turkey Dinner

    Elburn—Every year since 1895, the parishioners of St. Gall have thrown the community a St. Patrick's Day dinner. This year is no exception. The St. Gall Turkey Dinner will be held Sunday, March 13, from 11 a.m....

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Doggie daycare business approved for Welch Creek

    Elburn—The Elburn Village Board approved an application, with provisions, to allow a daycare facility for dogs in the Welch Creek Business Center at its meeting on Monday.

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Last call for Girl Scout cookies

    Elburn troop will be at Jewel-Osco Mar. 12 Elburn—Do you need one last fix of Girl Scout cookies before the drive is over? Don't wait for a flyer to come out; look to your phone to keep you...

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • Rocking the Reading Cafe

    Kaneland—Enter the Reading Cafe at Blackberry Creek Elementary School on the second floor overlooking the library, and you won't see a typical classroom, or library for that matter.

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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  • Finding funds for fun

    Village considers how to update playground at community center Elburn—The Village Board gave the OK for village officials to apply for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in order...

    • Posted March 4, 2011
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