All posts by Susan ONeill

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    ‘Shop Elburn First’ campaign sports new logo

    ELBURN—The “Shop Elburn First” campaign has its own logo, thanks to contest winner and graphic artist Scott Wheatley. Wheatley, principal and creative director of Strata G Design in Geneva, said he recently read about the campaign, which...

    • Posted November 2, 2014
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  • ‘Give Back to Pat’

    Hill’s friends, community plan event KANEVILLE—There have been few causes Pat Hill hasn’t championed, and few people in the Kaneville community and beyond whose lives she hasn’t touched. Kaneville resident, village president and owner of Hill’s Country...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Fire District disconnection issue heats up

    ELBURN—Signs for and against disconnection from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District can be seen throughout the area, especially in the territory where residents will soon make that choice. Last summer, 128 residents from the area,...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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    Dunkin’ Donuts receives welcome from Elburn residents

    Photo: Elburn Dunkin’ Donuts owner Vishal Vaghani enjoys the taste of one of his many donuts. Photo by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Vishal Vaghani last week underestimated Elburn’s pent-up demand for donuts. Vaghani on Oct. 16...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Hastert to step down from Elburn Village Board

    ELBURN—Ethan Hastert, elected in 2011 to a spot on the Elburn Village Board, announced on Monday that he will step down a few months early. His term was set to expire in April 2015. Hastert, 36, and...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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    Youth sports to benefit from Forest Preserve purchase

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Thanks to the Kane County Forest Preserve, Elburn and Kaneland community sports teams will have an expanded field for softball and baseball, soccer, football and lacrosse. Kane County Board District 18 Representative Drew Frasz attended last...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Schmidt’s Towne Tap cited for serving after hours

    ELBURN—Schmidt’s Towne Tap in Elburn was cited for serving alcohol after hours during the Elburn Days festival in mid-August. Elburn Police Officer Jeff Herra was driving past Schmidt’s at 3:06 a.m. on Aug. 16 and saw people...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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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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