All posts by Sandy Kaczmarski

  • From small town to NFL star

    Don Beebe comes home to share his story ELBURN—This year’s multi-denominational church service during Elburn Days will feature a well-known local boy who made good.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Not ready for publication

    After two years, village employee manual still work in progress ELBURN—After paying $5,000 to a consulting firm two years ago to come up with a workable employee manual, Elburn officials have decided it’s back to the drawing board.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Special kids dance the night away at volunteer event

    ELBURN—Several girls nervously waited for their turn to get their hair and nails done at a special dance for some very special youngsters.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Elburn couple still waiting to resolve lawsuit over broken ankle

    ELBURN—An Elburn woman is still waiting after three years to resolve a lawsuit to pay for medical costs after she stepped in a hole and broke her ankle.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Training clinic closes, Heartland Counseling gets a new address

    ELBURN—After 11 years, the training clinic at Heartland Counseling in Elburn closed its doors, and two of the licensed therapists there have formed a new corporation to continue providing services in the area.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Elburn Station plans unveiled

    Elburn—Despite being somewhat sweltering at Lion’s Park pavilion Tuesday night, even with the fans on, a group of Elburn residents listened to development plans for Elburn Station during an open house.

    • Posted August 5, 2011
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  • Bicycling for a friend’s cure

    ELBURN—Nicole Loske of Elburn has done something the last two summers that she never did before. And she said she plans to do it again.

    • Posted July 31, 2011
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  • Population growth means new police commission for Elburn

    ELBURN—Three Elburn residents were named as the village’s new police commission, now that the village has more than 5,000 residents; 5,602 to be exact, according to the 2010 Census.

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Bowling fundraiser to help with a new heart for St. Charles man

    ST. CHARLES—A St. Charles man needing a heart transplant will get some help from a fundraiser at the St. Charles Bowl on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m.

    • Posted July 24, 2011
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  • Kaneville man named to White House science post

    Kaneville—Gerald Blazey knew the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was looking for someone. The distinguished research professor of physics at Northern Illinois University said a casual inquiry was made.

    • Posted July 22, 2011
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  • Former MP entrepreneur receives U.S. Chamber award for ‘dreaming big’

    MAPLE PARK—Imagine a tree house with a slide at your workplace, a rock climbing wall, and foosball. It's a work-hard, play-hard environment that Red Frog Events Founder Joe Reynolds hopes will foster creativity, innovation and empowerment.

    • Posted July 16, 2011
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  • Outdoor liquor sales OK’d after mending fences

    ELBURN—By dropping the word “consumption” from the village of Elburn’’s new outdoor liquor sales ordinance, Knuckleheads will be in compliance with the new law.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Brief power outages, few tree limbs down in wake of storm

    REGIONAL—For the most part, the Kaneland area was spared from Monday’s intense storms that quickly moved through the area packing winds upwards of 70 miles an hour.

    • Posted July 15, 2011
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  • Board clarifies fire ordinance

    Change makes it easier to understand what is allowed Elburn—Backyard campfires can still be enjoyed around Elburn, thanks to some modifications to the village’s burning ordinance.

    • Posted June 27, 2011
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  • Board OK’s pursuit of playground grant

    Elburn—There may be some new playground equipment next year at Community Center Park if the village is awarded an $85,000 grant through the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • From bachelor’s degree to Ph.D.

    Elburn—When a student is awarded a full fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it’s certainly an impressive accomplishment, given that MIT is widely considered among the most prestigious universities in the world.

    • Posted May 23, 2011
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  • Residents want ‘speedway’ traffic to slow down

    Kaneville—Kaneville will be getting some new speed limit signs that show drivers’ speed in response to resident complaints about the main drag through town—Harter Road—becoming a speedway.

    • Posted May 12, 2011
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  • Fill the Boot on May 6

    Donations go to help child burn victims Elburn—The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance will hold its annual Fill the Boot program on Friday, May 6, and Elburn firefighters will be out collecting donations for a children’s burn camp.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • KC Chairman says future looks bright, despite sour economy

    Kane County—Kane County is in a position to take advantage of future growth opportunities as a result of the fiscal prudence taken by the County Board during the last 10 years, according to the board chairman.

    • Posted May 6, 2011
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  • Continuing impact

    Kaneville—About 60 people with shovels, garden gloves, rakes and brooms showed up on a misty morning for a little spring cleaning at the Conley Farm in Kaneville to get the gardens ready for community outreach programs in...

    • Posted April 15, 2011
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