All posts by Sandy Kaczmarski

  • Waiting game

    Elburn woman puts life on hold while waiting for second lung transplant ELBURN—Like many college graduates who still live at home, Cassie Stanley is looking forward to the day when she can get out on her own and...

    • Posted October 30, 2011
    • 0
  • Bid dispute delays Well No. 3 repairs

    ELBURN—The Elburn Committee of the Whole on Monday tabled a recommendation to award a public works contract to the lowest bidder after objections from a labor management organization and questions from the board on the vast difference...

    • Posted October 28, 2011
    • 0
  • Village gets $100,000 grant for land use updates

    ELBURN—After initially being approved to receive a $15,000 grant to update the village’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, the Chicago Metroplitan Agency for Planning decided that wasn’t enough, and awarded the village of Elburn a full grant in...

    • Posted October 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Satisfy your ‘sweet tooth’

    ELBURN—Nearly every week last summer, Village Administrator Erin Willrett was asked the same question: when will the bakery open on Main Street?

    • Posted October 21, 2011
    • 0
  • Regardless of life’s journey, Elburn is always home

    ELBURN—No matter where life took him, Larry Martin always ended up back in Elburn. Martin celebrated his 90th birthday last month.

    • Posted October 16, 2011
    • 0
  • New bike trails, picnic shelter at Elburn Forest Preserve

    ELBURN—Elburn Forest Preserve has been expanded to include 168 acres and has seen some new improvements that are receiving kudos from users.

    • Posted October 8, 2011
    • 0
  • Village says goodbye, wishes Nevenhoven safe trip to Afghanistan

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took a moment to recognize Superintendent of Public Works John Nevenhoven, who attended his last board meeting before leaving for active duty in Afghanistan.

    • Posted October 7, 2011
    • 0
  • Beer boot, pumpkin races new for annual Aleburn

    ELBURN—The third annual Aleburn beer and wine event on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 6 p.m. will offer some new events this year for all ages.

    • Posted October 2, 2011
    • 0
  • Elburn liquor sales may begin earlier

    ELBURN—A request by Jewel/Osco to begin selling liquor earlier in the day was approved by the Elburn Committee of the Whole and is head- ed to the Village Board next week for approval.

    • Posted October 1, 2011
    • 0
  • ‘Ink’-ling of change

    ELBURN—The Elburn Committee of the Whole agreed to send a request for a downtown tattoo parlor to the Village Board for approval.

    • Posted September 30, 2011
    • 0
  • Last downtown lot still on the market

    ELBURN—Advertised as the “last buildable lot on Main Street in Elburn,” the parking lot at Shannon and Main is getting a few nibbles, but so far, no buyers.

    • Posted September 23, 2011
    • 0
  • Blackberry Creek to get crosswalks, signage to slow down motorists

    ELBURN—Motorists traveling through Blackberry Creek in Elburn will need to pay more attention when passing through the subdivision as the village takes some cautionary measures to alert drivers of pedestrian and bike traffic.

    • Posted September 23, 2011
    • 0
  • Senior matchmaker enhances lives

    KANE COUNTY—A senior companion program that pairs up volunteers and seniors with the goal of enhancing their lives is expanding throughout southern Kane County.

    • Posted September 19, 2011
    • 0
  • Candidates switch seats in election bids

    Redistricting creates 6 degrees of separation between area officials KANE COUNTY—After serving nearly 20 years in the Illinois State Senate, Chris Lauzen announced he’s running for Kane County Board Chairman.

    • Posted September 17, 2011
    • 0
  • New eating, drinking establishment for downtown patrons

    ELBURN—It looks as if Elburn residents will have another place to eat and drink after the Village Board gives the final go-ahead next week for a special use permit to allow a restaurant and bar to open...

    • Posted September 16, 2011
    • 0
  • One crazy dog leads to new business

    ELBURN—Neal Jacobs used to be vice president of operations for an upscale clothing company. Now, he picks up poop.

    • Posted September 16, 2011
    • 0
  • Neighbors split on possible Pouley Road closing

    ELBURN—About nine people, including two township trustees, showed up at a public meeting to express their opinions about possibly closing the at-grade crossing at Pouley Road, if requested by Union Pacific once the Anderson Road bridge is...

    • Posted September 9, 2011
    • 0
  • New job title for PW Superintendent as he heads off to serve

    Elburn—Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven is leaving late next month, heading off to a “temporary job” about 6,000 miles away on the other side of the world.

    • Posted September 5, 2011
    • 0
  • Fire Protection District hosts memorial, open house to honor 9-11 fallen

    Elburn—The 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 will be commemorated with a special open house on Sunday, Sept. 11, by the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District.

    • Posted September 4, 2011
    • 0
  • Hogfan Party shoots for $35,000 to help find a cure

    Elburn—With an ambitious goal to raise $35,000, Sandy Gould is getting ready for the 3rd Annual Jason’s Hogfan Party in honor of her son Jason, who died at age 36 after a battle with leukemia.

    • Posted August 29, 2011
    • 0