All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Fishermen’s Inn finished

    ELBURN—For more than four decades, Fishermen's Inn in Elburn was a popular place for fine dining and receptions, attracting people from throughout the Chicago area with its fresh trout, scenic grounds and country atmosphere.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • New MP police chief on board

    MAPLE PARK—Michael Acosta was sworn in as Maple Park's new police chief during Tuesday's Village Board meeting. The former Kane County Sheriff's Department officer is looking forward to building a positive relationship with village officials, police officers...

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • ‘Grants, grants, grants’

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials are aggressively pursuing alternative types of revenue for public works projects the village cannot afford with its limited, primary source of funds, property taxes.

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Leos buy service dog for local special-needs youth

    ELBURN—Thanks to the Elburn Leos, Max Capes of Maple Park will have a new dog next summer, specially trained to assist this special-needs youth in daily living.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Erdmann honored as educator by peers

    Kaneland—Former Kaneland High School journalism teacher Laurie Erdmann received a lifetime achievement award from the Journalism Educators Association (JEA), topping off a career that she found both challenging and gratifying.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Marklund welcomes music

    ELBURN—Marklund residents are treated to musical entertainment two to four times a month, but volunteer Michael Kilberry has made it his mission to bring even more music to the facility.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • Lions won’t ‘walk away’ from local giving

    LBURN—Al Lee was at the Elburn Food Pantry in November, dropping off a monetary donation from the Elburn Lions Club. The Thursday pantry's line was so long that people had to wait an hour to receive bags...

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Officer suspended for firing warning shots

    ELBURN—An Elburn police officer was disciplined this week for firing warning shots, which is prohibited by the police department.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Village will permit more prominent business signs

    ELBURN—Elburn will now allow large, hanging signs at downtown storefronts to attract more people to those businesses.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Dollhouse’s home will be in the White House

    CORTLAND—Local resident Lee Newtson has built nearly 40 dollhouses since 1978, donating many of them to local organizations for fundraisers.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Police investigate gunshot in downtown Elburn

    ELBURN—The Elburn Police Department is conducting an internal investigation of an incident during which one of its officers discharged his weapon in downtown Elburn the evening of Nov. 18.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • 4-H finds fundraising niche at Elburn Co-Op

    MAPLE PARK—Lincoln Highway 4-H Club found an ideal place to raise money—the Elburn Co-Op in Maple Park.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • New tavern seeks exception from sign ordinance

    ELBURN—After Elburn officials debated for years about what types of signs were appropriate for the village, they crafted a sign ordinance and approved it March 31.

    • Posted December 11, 2009
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  • Christmas Stroll a host of holiday happenings

    Family-oriented event will showcase village offerings

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Library computer lab, remodeling a community effort

    MAPLE PARK—With help from a DeKalb County grant, Maple Park Public Library can put the finishing touches on a remodeling project that created a new computer lab for its patrons.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Public-information access officers required under new law

    MAPLE PARK—Local municipalities are reviewing the new “sunshine laws” designed to improve access to public information, readying for compliance Jan. 1.

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Scouts community project is collective

    ELBURN—Sixty extra hands came in handy for the village on Nov. 22. That day, Cub Scout Pack 107 conducted a clean-up of the Metra station parking area, picking up trash that people had tossed on the ground...

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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  • Sheriff’s Dept. veteran named MP police chief

    Michael Acosta fills position vacant since 2008

    • Posted December 3, 2009
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  • Community prays for Bruce Conley

    KANEVILLE—Friends of Bruce Conley prayed for him Wednesday at Kaneville United Methodist Church during a day-long vigil ending with a service attended by nearly 100 people.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Village may revise long-range land-use plan

    ELBURN—A new or revised comprehensive plan is a project that Elburn officials may tackle next year, to make the document reflect residents' current vision for village growth.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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