All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • MP officials hold off on wayside horn decision

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials know that reducing train whistles in the village would increase the quality of life for residents, they said.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Officals consider raising water, sewer rates to boost revenue

    ELBURN—Elburn officials are considering charging residents more for water and sewer services to help with village expenses.

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Stoplights coming to site where fatal accidents occurred

    Because of two fatal accidents at Route 38 and Meredith Road intersection and many crashes with injuries there, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to install stoplights at the site, possibly by 2011.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Police commission required if population exceeds 5,000

    ELBURN—By 2010, when the 10-year U.S. census takes place, Elburn officials expect that the number of village residents will total more than 5,000.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Elburn sells surplus vehicles online

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will to try to sell many items of surplus property, a move that Village President Dave Anderson said is long overdue.

    • Posted September 25, 2009
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  • Sept. 24 Elburn village notes

    Hog roast to benefit psychology center; Sept. 24 open house focuses on Anderson Road extension plan; Board eliminates senior utility tax rebate

    • Posted September 24, 2009
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  • Photo Gallery: Aleburn 2009

    Photos by Martha Quetsch

    • Posted September 24, 2009
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  • Others not following Elburn’s lead

    LBURN—Elburn was the first local municipality to address the issue of the state's legalization of video gambling this summer, with its officials deciding Sept. 8 to ban the activity from the village.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Elburn may suspend senior tax rebate program

    ELBURN—The Elburn Finance Committee decided Monday that the village should eliminate its utility tax rebate program for senior citizens because of the cost.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Community Center wants to hold carnival Oct. 2-4

    ELBURN—A three-day carnival proposed for Elburn & Countryside Community Center the first weekend of October will not happen unless the Village Board is satisfied with its safety.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Village helps pay for Paisano’s improvements; Wayside horn system needs additional work

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Church changes name to reflect community focus

    ELBURN—The Elburn church where the Rev. Gary Augustine is pastor has a new name that reflects its new direction, he said.

    • Posted September 18, 2009
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  • Aleburn offers big band, beer, brats and bags

    ELBURN—The second annual Aleburn, a fall-themed evening of music, food and family fun, will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in downtown Elburn.

    • Posted September 17, 2009
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  • Rosati’s moves to larger space

    ELBURN—Rosati's owner A.J. Hussain decided to open a larger restaurant in Elburn even while other businesses are downsizing.

    • Posted September 11, 2009
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  • Competition captures spirit of Fun Fest

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Fun Fest is aptly named, as its events are all about having fun—and for one, a sense of humor.

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • Resident invites public to memorial

    ELBURN—Paul Wdowicki of Elburn plants a garden every year in honor of victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., including New York firefighters.

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • Elburn bans video gambling

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is the first local government body to ban video gambling in bars and clubs within its jurisdiction since the state began permitting the activity in July.

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • Family-friendly fundraiser for counseling center Sept. 16

    ELBURN—Families may enjoy an evening of outdoor activities while helping support rural mental healthcare at the Hog Roast and Barn Dance “Friendraiser” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn.

    • Posted September 8, 2009
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  • Paisano’s owners seek help for building spruce-up

    ELBURN—Annette Theobald and her husband take pride in the building they own at 106 N. Main St., Elburn, a 1930s structure that once housed a bank. Since 2003, it has been the site of their business, Paisano's...

    • Posted September 5, 2009
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  • Firefighters hope residents ‘Fill the Boot’

    ELBURN—Local communities have a long history of supporting the Elburn Fire Department, which is asking for help again this month with its Fill the Boot campaign, firefighter Matt Hansen said.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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