All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • ‘Taps’ was Conley’s contribution to Legion

    ELBURN—The playing of “Taps” is a longstanding tradition at many military events, including Veterans Day celebrations.

    • Posted November 11, 2010
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  • Barn destroyed in afternoon blaze

    Firefighters stop flames from spreading ELBURN—A barn burned to the ground at 42W733 Route 38 late Tuesday afternoon after a sparking electrical line caused a fire in the building.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Court: Seyller must cover shortfall with special funds

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Circuit Clerk Deborah Seyller's attorney Dean Frieders said his client will seek guidance from the court about how to carry out a recent court order.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • McDonald’s wants to open in SG

    Restaurant's proposed site is Rt. 47 and Park SUGAR GROVE—McDonald's Corporation proposed opening a restaurant in Sugar Grove in late-spring 2011, Village Planner Mike Ferencak said Monday.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • Sho-Deen development discussion on hold

    ELBURN—Several village officials are not sure whether they want Sho-Deen Inc. to reduce the commercial scope of the planned Elburn Station development on Elburn's east side. Others are concerned about the residential density of the project.

    • Posted October 22, 2010
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  • Proposed levy intended to capture new growth

    Board will vote on final proposal Nov. 15 ELBURN—Village Administrator Erin Willrett on Tuesday presented the village's tentative 2010 property tax levy of $939,718.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Fire Dept. has new impact fees

    ELBURN—New impact fees for the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department will help to offset the demand for services from future residential and commercial developments, village officials said.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Stable owner, others receive safety award

    ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday recognized individuals from two local businesses and a school for exemplary fire prevention practices.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Commission votes against new Sho-Deen plan

    Revision would reduce development's commercial area ELBURN—Sho-Deen Inc., wants to remove part of the Elburn Station development from its concept plan, but several Elburn Planning Commissioners say the alteration would make the proposed development less viable.

    • Posted October 8, 2010
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  • County and circuit clerk budget battle heats up

    Board responds to Seyller’s lawsuit with counterclaim Kane County—The budget dispute between Kane County Circuit Clerk Deb Seyller and the Kane County Board continues to escalate, with lawsuits now going both ways.

    • Posted October 8, 2010
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  • Ceremony for 9-11 in Elburn

    ELBURN—Paul Wdowicki will host his eighth annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony on Friday in his garden at 405 N. Second St., Elburn.

    • Posted September 10, 2010
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  • Business features Mexican food for carryout, delivery

    ELBURN—A new business in Elburn offers authentic Mexican food for carryout and delivery.

    • Posted September 6, 2010
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  • Archivist organizing Elburn artifacts

    ELBURN—A wealth of artifacts related to local history has been in storage for many years, boxed and stacked in two rooms at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted September 5, 2010
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  • Healthy Coffee Bus proposed for Metra station

    Elburn—Commuters may soon be able to purchase coffee at the Metra station again, but it won't be an ordinary cup of Joe.

    • Posted August 27, 2010
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  • First police union agreement has no-strike clause

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a first-time contract between village and the Illinois Council of Police, the Elburn Police Department's full-time officers' collective bargaining unit.

    • Posted August 20, 2010
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  • Golf club granted longer Sunday liquor sales

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday granted only one of two businesses' requests for longer liquor-sale hours on Sunday.

    • Posted August 20, 2010
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  • Village to improve communication about weather, safety emergencies

    ELBURN—Elburn officials plan to make sure residents know when they hear the outdoor emergency siren why the village is sounding it.

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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  • Outdoor vendor stands, boxes could be regulated

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village officials are considering adopting regulations for temporary vendors, such as food stands and movie rental machines, on private property in parking lots and outside of businesses.

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Village will prioritize public works projects

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials approved a new annual budget less than two months ago and already have begun working on one for 2011-12.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Businesses ask for expanded liquor-sales hours

    ELBURN—Two Elburn business operators want the village to expand the number of hours they can sell alcohol under the current municipal liquor code.

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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