All posts by Susan ONeill

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    Keep on moving

    Photo: A group of local ladies have exercised together at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center three times a week for over a dozen years. Their workouts include light dumbbell work, as well as exercises done with...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    Sky view

    Workers from Maxcor are finishing up a project on the north Elburn water tower. They have completely painted the water tower, inside and out, and added a safety rail for future workers. This week, they repainted Elburn’s...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    Home construction on the rise again in Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Home construction continues to gain momentum in Elburn’s Blackberry Creek subdivision. According to Elburn Building Commissioner Tom Brennan, there are currently 10 homes and two duplexes under construction in the subdivision—already more than the eight building permits...

    • Posted September 27, 2014
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  • Voters to decide: Elburn or Fox River Fire District?

    ELBURN—Voters in the northeast section of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will soon decide whether or not to disconnect from the district and join the Fox River Fire Rescue District. Elburn District Fire Chief Kelly...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Village donates playground equipment to Elburn Community Center

    ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday voted to donate playground equipment to the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, but no Community Center representatives were present to accept it. The village purchased the playground equipment approximately 25 years ago,...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Christmas Stroll features new date, light show, s’mores

    ELBURN—The annual Elburn Christmas Stroll will celebrate its 20th year this year, but a few things will break from tradition. For one, instead of the first Friday following Thanksgiving weekend, this year’s Chamber Christmas Stroll will take...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Village moves forward with wastewater treatment upgrade

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday decided to go forward with an upgrade of the village’s wastewater treatment plant, although the cost will be significantly higher than it had been originally estimated. The board voted unanimously at...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Lauzen addresses Elburn Chamber

    Photo: Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen (right) and Elburn Village President Dave Anderson share a laugh prior to Lauzen’s State of the County address on Sept. 4. Photo by Susan O’Neill Kane County Chairman issues State...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Competitive bidding environment could cost village

    ELBURN—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. representatives told Village Board members on Monday that the bids to do a project were likely to come in higher than they had anticipated, due to increased activity in projects similar to Elburn’s wastewater...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove man killed in crash

    See also: Rodger Adhemar Lambert SUGAR GROVE—Rodger Lambert, 73, of the 300 block of Maple Avenue in a Sugar Grove, was killed Friday when his truck left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Kane County deputies...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Elburn Days a success

    Residents missed National Night Out ELBURN—Proclaiming Elburn Days 2014 weekend event a great success, Village President Dave Anderson at Monday’s Village Board meeting praised the Elburn Lions Club and all the volunteers who contributed their time to...

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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    Sixth-grader’s solo concert to benefit KAI

    ELBURN—Kaneland Middle School sixth-grader Bailey Cates will perform a solo guitar and piano concert on Sunday, Aug. 17, to benefit the Kaneland Arts Initiative. Bailey has attended KAI’s Fine Arts Festival every year since she was 5...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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    Major renovation planned for Anderson Animal Shelter

    Photo: The current kennels for dogs are small, isolating and confining; new housing will include pens for small dogs and individual rooms for large dogs. Photo submited by Holly Alcala to SONeill@elburnherald.com Looking for 100 foster families...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Village gives thumbs-up to ‘Shop Elburn First’

    ELBURN—The Elburn Economic Development Commission (EDC) received a big thumbs-up from the Elburn Village Board on Monday to move forward with the “Break the Habit, Shop Elburn First” campaign. The board also committed funding to help pay...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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    Campaign encourages residents to ‘Shop Elburn First’

    ELBURN—The Elburn Economic Development Commission is working on a “Shop Elburn First” campaign to encourage residents to spend their money in town and “break the habit” of heading to Randall Road to shop. Commission members, made up...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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    Sugar Grove ‘on the cusp’ for growth

    In part two of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look at the current state of Sugar Grove, and the individuals set to lead the village into the future SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village Board...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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  • Electricity rates increase, but less than with Com Ed

    ELBURN—Elburn residents will see an increase in their electric bill in September, but those in the village’s aggregate program will still pay less than if their contract was with Commonwealth Edison. According to a press release from...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Village reaches agreement on Blackberry Creek sign

    ELBURN—With building in Blackberry Creek Subdivision gaining momentum, village trustees on Monday agreed to a sign outside the subdivision to market lots and homes to potential buyers. The agreement, reached by village trustees in response to a...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Invasive plant management in Blackberry Creek

    Board accepts proposal for work around ponds ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted to accept a proposal from a DeKalb land management company to begin invasive plant management around naturalized ponds in the Blackberry Creek subdivision....

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    Building blocks that created a village

    In part one of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look back at the individuals and groups that helped establish Sugar Grove not only as a village, but also as an ideal place to put...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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