All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Downtown Elburn parking lot closes

    ELBURN—Although the Community Congregational Church closed its parking lot on Sunday as promised, Elburn village trustee Jerry Schmidt asked the question anyway during Monday's Elburn Village Board meeting.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • End (of negotiations) in sight for Elburn Station development

    ELBURN—Village officials and Shodeen Construction representatives continue to work through the details of the annexation agreement for the Elburn Station development, with a special Village Board meeting set for Monday, May 14, to vote on the agreement....

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Police chief recommends increase in parking fines

    ELBURN—Parking illegally in the village of Elburn could soon get a lot more expensive, according to a rewrite of the traffic codes.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Church may still close parking lot on April 15

    ELBURN—The Community Congregational Church’s parking lot at Shannon Street and Route 47 might close on April 15, despite efforts by the village and the local businesses to work out a deal with the church.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Elburn’s assessed value drops

    ELBURN—Elburn's assessed value has dropped $30 million in the past two years, from $199 million in 2009 to $169 million in 2011, Village President Dave Anderson said.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Shodeen, Elburn, Kaneland begin fee discussions

    ELBURN—Discussions between the village and Shodeen developers regarding the basis for impact and development fees for the Elburn Station development are moving forward, but they are just in the preliminary stages.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • Village of Elburn to arrange for appraisal of church parking lot

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday agreed to move forward with a certified appraisal on the Community Congregational Church parking lot on the corner of Shannon and Main streets.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Good turn-out expected for library’s 8th annual Dewey Dash

    Elburn—This year marks the eighth annual Dewey Dash 5K/1mile Walk/Run, sponsored by the Town & Country Public Library in Elburn.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Metra pay-as-you-go not going yet

    Elburn—The new pay-by-phone option for Metra train riders set to start April 1 will be a few more weeks in coming, Police Chief Steve Smith said.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Eagle Scouts in abundance in Big Rock Troop 19

    Big Rock—Sam Kimpan, 18-year-old Big Rock Boy Scout Troop 19 member, is the most recent in his Troop to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

    • Posted March 31, 2012
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  • A different type of approach

    Local chiropractor offers alternative to meds for ADHD ELBURN—John, an area 12-year-old, has been battling a diagnosis of moderate-to-severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since he was 5 years old.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Maple Park girl rides the Iditarod Trail

    Grandparent gives once-in-a-lifetime gift MAPLE PARK—Olivia Goodenough, 11-year old Maple Park resident and Kaneland sixth-grader, is an outdoorsy kind of girl, according to her grandfather, Geneva resident Dennis Goodenough.

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Election 2012: County residents to vote on new electric provider

    KANE COUNTY—Voters in unincorporated Kane County will vote on a referendum in March that would authorize the county to contract with an electricity provider for residents and small commercial retail customers outside municipalities in Kane County.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • 40 years of RVs

    Holiday Hour RV survives, thrives through economic ups and downs Cortland—Holiday Hour RV owners Rick and Lisa Flanigan work hard so their customers can have fun. Their motto is, “Your pleasure is our business.”

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Village Board finalizes 2nd police dept. contract

    To vote on agreement at Feb. 21 Elburn Board meeting ELBURN—The contract between the village of Elburn and the Elburn Police Department will be on the agenda for the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, but at...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Police Chief presents draft budget for next year to Village Board

    ELBURN—Police Chief Steve Smith presented a draft budget to the Village Board at Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting. Although Village President Dave Anderson said that the final total will not be known until the police department...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Elburn plans increase to water, sewer rates

    ELBURN—Elburn residents may see an increase in their water and sewer bills as of May 1, but they won't be the large increases seen two years ago.

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • a new outlook Kaneland grad comes home from war with new perspective

    Sugar Grove/Maple Park—National Guard Spc. Jessie Miles arrived home from Afghanistan just in time for Christmas. The 22-year-old Kaneland High School graduate had joined the National Guard a year out of high school, went through basic training...

    • Posted January 22, 2012
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  • A new ‘leash’ on life

    ‘Hot Shot’ Carl finds a home after running 108 races in 2 years Sugar Grove—“Hot Shot” Carl was fast—really fast. The sleek greyhound ran in 108 races at the Kenosha, Wis., race track during the two years he...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • Christmas Spirit lives through Mom’s Swap Shop

    Elburn—If anyone has a doubt that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Elburn, they should have been at the Elburn Community Center on Saturday for the Authentic Moms' Christmas Swap Shop.

    • Posted December 24, 2011
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