All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Welcome Home

    Neighbors, friends help pave the way back home for Elburn woman Elburn—Several women wearing large yellow rubber gloves sat in front of storage bins full of cleaning solution, methodically wiping down kitchen and other utensils. They joked as...

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Reducing the stigma

    GENEVA—May is the month designated for Mental Health Awareness, but TriCity Family Services (TCFS) works all year long to raise awareness and the importance of mental health.

    • Posted May 11, 2012
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  • Elburn Station takes 2 steps forward

    Village disconnects property; approves agreement with KC Elburn—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took two actions to move the Elburn Station development along.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • School impact fee agreement delayed

    Elburn tweaks agreement, pushing final vote Elburn—The Elburn Village Board made further modifications to the intergovernmental agreement between the village and the Kaneland School District regarding fees for the Elburn Station development, pushing the vote out possibly...

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Local country band plays Nashville

    Nashville—Back Country Roads, a local band in the Kaneland area that describes its music as “the big sounds of Nashville (brought) home to the Midwest,” recently brought their sound to Nashville. The band was invited to play...

    • Posted May 6, 2012
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  • Pound 4 Pound offers fitness, fun

    Elburn—Danny DeKing, co-owner of Pound 4 Pound Fitness in Elburn, has been a fitness proponent from an early age. He participated in a variety of sports in high school, including football, basketball and boxing. When he joined...

    • Posted May 5, 2012
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  • 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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