All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Village Board approves 2015-16 budget

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved the village’s $16.4 million 2015-16 fiscal year budget. The vote was 5-1, with trustee Ken Anderson the only no vote. Anderson said he appreciated all of the hard work that...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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  • Deb helps her father, Jerome (Red) Wiltse, unload 
sweet corn at the Wiltse's original farm stand 
on Route 38 while Mary looks on.     Courtesy Photo
    Wiltse farm celebrates 50 years

    MAPLE PARK—It’s hard for Marie Wiltse to realize that it’s been 50 years since she and her family opened their farm stand on Route 38 in Maple Park. “They go by too fast,” she said. In addition...

    • Posted March 29, 2015
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  • McNair Field not in play for Elburn baseball league

    ELBURN—Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball teams will not play at McNair Field, after discussions with the land owner to renegotiate a lease with Blackberry Township reached an impasse late last year. After the expiration of a 10-year...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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  • Elburn village president advocates for township road referendum

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson took a moment during Monday’s Village Board meeting to ask everyone to “think very hard” about the Blackberry Township road referendum that will appear on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot. Calling...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Board removes obstacle for Shodeen developer to begin building

    ELBURN—Elburn Station developer Shodeen will now be able to begin building homes before the Anderson Road project is complete, thanks to a revision to the annexation agreement unanimously approved at Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting. When the...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Elburn explores options to resolve police budgetary issues

    ELBURN—Disbanding the Elburn Police Department and contracting with the Kane County Sheriff’s Department for police services has been an option discussed by Elburn village officials to resolve recent police budgetary issues. During last year’s budget discussions, Village...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • New budget shows busy year for Elburn Public Works

    ELBURN—Elburn Public Works Department has a lot on its plate for this year, from continued construction on the waste water treatment plant and water system upgrades to street maintenance and sidewalk repair. The village will spend $700,000...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • To the people

    Elburn explores special election for police referendum ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday discussed the feasibility of a special election in November that would ask voters to pass an additional tax to fund the police pension. Village...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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    Shelter opens public low-cost spay-neuter clinic

    ELGIN, ILL.—If Beth Drake were to accomplish her vision of an ideal world, she could be out of a job. “Animal shelters exist largely because too many people don’t spay or neuter their pets,” said Drake, Anderson...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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  • Elburn considers special election for police pension levy

    ELBURN—Elburn village officials on Tuesday said they would consider a special election in November for a referendum on the police pension levy. The next scheduled opportunity to place a referendum on the ballot isn’t until spring 2016....

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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  • Blackberry Twp data bolsters case for new road referendum

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Findings from an inventory of Blackberry Township roads conducted by Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) showed nearly two-thirds of the roads are in fair or poor condition, with an overall average rating of “fair.” EEI presented its...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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    Residents speak out against disbanding police force

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board room was a packed on Monday night, as residents showed up to voice their concerns regarding possible disbanding of the Elburn Police Department. Although Village President Dave Anderson said that the residents had...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Maple Park couple cited for dead horse found on property

    MAPLE PARK—The owners of a horse found dead on their property outside of Maple Park last week were cited by Kane County Animal Control for lack of sufficient shelter and for the horse’s water being frozen. According...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Village discusses options for records specialist replacement

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday discussed options for replacing records specialist Michelle Frangella, who will leave her position on March 1. Frangella, a former police officer with 25 years of experience, has revamped and updated the...

    • Posted January 10, 2015
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  • Village approves Public Works truck purchase

    ELBURN—Elburn’s Public Works Department will soon get a new Ford truck, including a snow plow, dump bed, hydraulics and light package. The Village Board on Monday approved purchase of the new truck, with trustee Dave Gualdoni the...

    • Posted January 10, 2015
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  • Theft steals Elburn resident’s Christmas joy

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Frances Kitz lost her husband of 53 years when he passed away in August 2013. The two had met when she was 15 years old, and married when she turned 17. The couple moved to...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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    Elburn Community Center kicks off Jinglepalooza

    Photo: Jake and Sara Lynch (left) of Elburn, take their two daughters, Sophie, 4, and Stella, 2, on the Polar Express Elf Train. The train ride pulled guests through a maze of holiday cutouts and inflatables around...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Village passes 2014 levy

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a tax levy of $824,000 for 2014. Village Finance Director Doug Elder told the board there has been a slight uptick in the Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) since last...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    Elburn Stroll celebrates 20 years with a few changes

    Photo: Lucia Ariola, 10, Sophia Lisberg, 9, and Audrey Salamon, 10, wear their Rudolph balloon hats created by Magic Matt the Magician at the Town and Country Public Library during Saturday’s Elburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll....

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    Elburn’s Fire District remains intact

    Photo: Fox River Fire/Rescue Chief Greg Benson (right) speaks to those in attendance at an informational meeting on Oct. 29 at Fox River Station No. 1 in Wasco. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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