All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • SG Library Board opposes November referendum

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library District has held 10 referendums since 2004 asking voters to approve more taxes for operations. Each time, voters defeated the district's proposal.

    • Posted July 16, 2010
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  • Tentative Kaneland budget has $2.5M shortfall

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board adopted a tentative 2010-11 District 302 operating budget on Monday that has a $2.5 million shortfall, despite drastic cost-cutting measures taken this spring.

    • Posted July 2, 2010
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  • Loan sought for emergency generator at plant

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn this week applied for a $539,000 government loan to pay for an emergency generator for the wastewater treatment plant, to prevent residential sewer backups during power outages.

    • Posted July 2, 2010
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  • Teacher sues Kaneland for discrimination

    KANELAND—McDole Elementary School teacher Richard Scott and his wife, Debi Thomas, are suing the Kaneland School District and three of its administrators for discrimination.

    • Posted June 29, 2010
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  • Village grants Mediacom temporary contract extension

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday temporarily extended Mediacom’s now-expired cable T.V. franchise agreement until September while the village negotiates the company’s next contract. But not all board members were in favor of the extension.

    • Posted June 25, 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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  • Morrison resigns from village administration

    ELBURN—David Morrison, a longtime top administrator for the village of Elburn, has resigned.

    • Posted June 16, 2010
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  • State’s financial crisis affects municipalities

    ELBURN—Village President Dave Anderson said Monday he is concerned about the state's delay in income-tax disbursements to municipalities when the village already faces budget challenges.

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • Commisioner to decide penalty

    ELBURN—Village Liquor Commissioner Dave Anderson said he is not sure if the village will penalize three Elburn businesses that violated the village liquor code by selling alcohol to minors on May 20.

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • Youth drop-in center needs parent volunteers

    MAPLE PARK—A new drop-in center in the Maple Park Civic Center needs parent volunteers before it can become a place for youths to gather for games and movies.

    • Posted June 4, 2010
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  • John Stewart will have new principal

    ELBURN—John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn will have a new principal for the 2010-11 school year, seven-year district employee Laura Garland. Garland said she plans to follow the current principal's example of community involvement and commitment to...

    • Posted June 4, 2010
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  • Taverns cited for selling liquor to minors

    ELBURN, MP—A state-agency sting May 20 at 24 area businesses resulted in eight citations for selling alcohol to minors, including two taverns and one restaurant in Elburn and one bar in Maple Park.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Sho-Deen, village renew commitment to development

    ELBURN—Now that Sho-Deen Inc. has sold most of its Mill Creek homesites in Geneva, it is ready to pursue the Elburn Station development. If

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Village will keep developer informed about consultant needs

    ELBURN—Sho-Deen Inc. representative David Patzelt told Elburn officials Monday that he would like the village to curtail its use of consultants in the development planning and approval process for the proposed Elburn Station development.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Insect-ravaged ash trees removed

    ELBURN—Any local ash tree that currently is healthy in the village probably will not remain so because of the increasing presence of the emerald ash borer, Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Best face forward

    Elburn trustee Jerry Schmidt spent the afternoon of May 19 planting geraniums and several other varieties of flowers in a concrete planter recently installed in front of Village Hall.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • What his future holds

    Even though he has always been a planner, Charlie McCormick, Kaneland District superintendent for the past 12 years, said when he retires in June, he has no set agenda for the future.

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • McCormick looks back, ahead

    KANELAND—If one word could be used to describe Kaneland School District during Superintendent Charlie McCormick's 16 years with it, that word would be “growing.” One word best describes how McCormick dealt with that issue, “planning.”

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • Nashville country star coming to MP

    MAPLE PARK—Country-music recording artist and Nashville headliner Lindsay Lawler will perform at H.D. Rockers in Maple Park on Friday, May 28.

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • Teacher spearheaded Young Authors

    KANELAND—The longstanding Young Authors program for K-8 Kaneland students owed its start to teacher Barb Romack, who is retiring after 37 years with the district.

    • Posted May 14, 2010
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