All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Elburn could ticket cable company for poor service

    ELBURN—A recent village survey indicated that many Elburn residents want Mediacom and any other future cable provider to be more accountable for incidents of substandard service.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Sheriff names shelter founder Citizen of the Year

    Kane County—“How you doin', friend?” is Darlene Marcusson's standard greeting to everyone she encounters at Lazarus House, the homeless shelter she directs in St. Charles.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Neighbors are game for fun and charity

    Elburn—For many people, a friendly backyard football game is standard Thanksgiving Day fare, as much as a turkey with trimmings.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Commercial development proposed for County Line, Rt. 38

    MAPLE PARK—A commercial development called The Maples has been proposed for the southwest corner of Route 38 and County Line Road in Maple Park, which would consist of several commercial lots of 30,000 square feet.

    • Posted November 20, 2009
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  • Solving stormwater issues a top priority

    MAPLE PARK—Hiring a police chief, applying for grants and mitigating stormwater drainage problems still are the village officials' top goals, Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis said.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Turkey Drop-off brings meals to local families

    MAPLE PARK—Two Maple Park churches want to make sure as many local people as possible can celebrate Thanksgiving, even those who cannot afford to put a turkey on the table this year.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Committee wants senior tax rebates restored

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board eliminated municipal utility tax rebates for seniors, less than two months ago. Since then, some residents have asked that the program be reinstated, village officials said.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Frasz wants video gambling ban in unincorporated Kane

    KANE COUNTY—Two local towns, Elburn and Kaneville, have banned video gambling since the state enacted a law in July allowing the activity. Now, county officials are considering whether they want to allow it in unincorporated areas.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • 4 percent more in total taxes expected for Elburn

    ELBURN—Because of minimal expected property growth, Elburn's total 2009 property taxes likely will be less than the village is requesting in its proposed levy.

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Veterans Day salute

    Elburn and WCC Veterans Day Observances

    • Posted November 13, 2009
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  • Mike Stoffa honors fallen firefighters at national event

    Elburn—Mike Stoffa knows how risky the work of a firefighter can be, having been one for many years, along with other family members. So he was honored to take part in the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend...

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • ‘High-priority’ street work planned

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn soon will resurface several stretches of road that the public works superintendent said are in dire need of repair.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Stormwater flooding culprits cleared at last

    ELBURN—Severe blockages in a storm sewer line that led to street and property flooding in the Cambridge subdivision finally have been cleared, a job that took a lot of time and work, Elburn Public Works Director John...

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Proposed tax levy limited by state cap

    MAPLE PARK—Homeowners could see a slight drop in the village portion of their property tax bills in May, even though assessed valuations have risen 6.14 percent.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Village seeks $14 million for plant expansion

    Elburn—Additional residential developments in Elburn will require a larger wastewater treatment plant, village officials said.

    • Posted November 6, 2009
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  • Driving school closes unexpectedly

    ELBURN—When Fox Valley Driving School closed unexpectedly earlier this month, the parents of some students whose classes were suspended wondered where to turn.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Fire department upgrades life-support technology

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fire Department's latest improvement is the addition of advanced life support (ALS) technology to one of its two ambulances.

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Meadows honors ‘those who have passed this way’

    ELBURN—Diane Burkhart and other The Meadows Apartments residents are like family. They spend a lot of time together—evenings chatting in the library, afternoons playing cards in the community room, and weekends walking to parks and events in...

    • Posted October 30, 2009
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  • Children’s musical producer relishes new role

    ELBURN—For Stephanie Kleba of Elburn, balancing her roles as a working mother of two and a children's musical producer has been challenging but well worth it, she said.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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  • Outlook grim for village’s finances, accountant says

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park's financial consultant warned the Maple Park Village Board that the village faces a financial crunch because of limited property taxes for 2009.

    • Posted October 23, 2009
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