All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Mothers’ club offers ‘time outs,’ community involvement

    ELBURN—After Erin Schaefer moved to Elburn in 2005, she wanted to make new friends and become involved in the community. At a friend's urging, she joined the St. Charles Mothers' Club four years ago and found it...

    • Posted March 26, 2010
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  • Tree removal, replacement will continue this spring

    ELBURN—The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Elburn as a Tree City USA for more than a decade, a recognition the village has earned, in part, by diligently maintaining its parkway trees.

    • Posted March 22, 2010
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  • Officials resume consideration of pedestrian crossing for Metra

    ELBURN—Elburn Planning Commissioners on Monday revisited a past proposal to construct a pedestrian crossing over the railroad tracks between the Metra station and the north side of the village.

    • Posted March 20, 2010
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  • Other villages’ rules clear regarding RVs

    ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—The villages of Elburn and Sugar Grove allow residents to park their recreational vehicles and trailers on their private property, with some restrictions.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Village official: Guide in place for downtown revitalization

    ELBURN—Planning Commissioner Susan Filek wants revitalizing the historic business district in Elburn to be a priority for village officials.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • RV owners want an answer

    MAPLE PARK—Don Holder of Maple Park parks his trailer on a gravel area alongside his garage. Now, he's not so sure he is allowed to do this, since village officials are not sure either.

    • Posted March 19, 2010
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  • Booking it

    Fourth-grader Jennifer Parra, 10, took a look at a book during the Blackberry Creek Elementary School Book Fair Tuesday.

    • Posted March 18, 2010
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  • Dewey Dash in Elburn will kick off race season

    ELBURN—Gene Stern of Elburn has participated for the past several years in the Dewey Dash, a 5K event that Town & Country Public Library sponsors each spring.

    • Posted March 17, 2010
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  • $5M IEPA loan sought for treatment plant

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials want to make sure the village's wastewater treatment system is adequate for future development. However, meeting that goal will require $5 million.

    • Posted March 13, 2010
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  • Trustee: ‘We want to get this town up and running’

    MAPLE PARK—Village officials want to help improve and promote downtown Maple Park by collaborating with local businesses.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Committee recommends higher water-sewer charges

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members in recent weeks have debated the best way to raise water and sewer revenue, with ideas ranging from charging a customer fee to hiking usage rates.

    • Posted March 12, 2010
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  • Stimulus funds sought for aging stormwater system upgrades

    MP, ELBURN—Maple Park and Elburn officials hope that economic stimulus funds will make sorely needed stormwater system improvements possible in their villages.

    • Posted March 5, 2010
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  • Customer fee vs. higher water-sewer usage

    ELBURN—Elburn trustees do not all agree that a customer fee is the best or only way to raise water and sewer revenue.

    • Posted March 5, 2010
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  • Strategies suggested to improve drainage, environment

    ELBURN—Elburn trustee Ken Anderson wants future village agreements with developers to require stormwater management practices that steer precipitation as quickly as possible into local creeks and aquifers.

    • Posted March 5, 2010
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  • Dance! Dance! Dance!

    The library hosted the event on Monday evening to promote children's reading.

    • Posted March 4, 2010
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  • Soccer buff gives Kaneland kids winter workout

    ELBURN—When Brad Simmons of Sugar Grove offered Kaneland students ages 7 to 9 soccer lessons at no charge, parent Aaron Mayhan didn't hesitate to sign up his son Casey, 8.

    • Posted February 26, 2010
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  • Village officials: Higher water, sewer charges needed

    ELBURN—Senior resident Joanne Gordon is concerned about the impact that a proposed $20 water and sewer fee would have on her household budget and those of others.

    • Posted February 26, 2010
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  • Village goal: Pare down projected $2 mill. deficit

    ELBURN—Budget planning continued during Monday's Village Board meeting, a process that started early this year so the village officials can find ways to pare down an expected deficit of nearly $2 million.

    • Posted February 26, 2010
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  • Elburn man indicted for criminal sexual abuse

    ELBURN—Christopher Runde, 24, of Elburn, could face up to three years in prison for criminal sexual abuse, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's office.

    • Posted February 26, 2010
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  • Congress on Your Corner

    U.S. Congressman Bill Foster met individually with residents from District 14 attending his Congress on Your Corner event at Elburn Village Hall on Saturday afternoon.

    • Posted February 26, 2010
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