All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Police Chief views video of teen train death

    Operation Lifesaver Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. Village Board Room, Maple Park Civic Center 302 Willow Street, Maple Park For questions, contact Josh Salisbury or Kevin Brown at the Maple Park Police Department, (815) 827-3286. You may...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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  • Sirens not just for tornadoes anymore

    ELBURN—The next time you hear a siren in Elburn, it may not be a tornado warning. Earlier this year, village trustee Dave Gualdoni, who works with the village’s Community Emergency Response Team, and Police Chief Steve Smith,...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Village clarifies parkway maintenance responsibilities

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an ordinance that would require property owners to maintain village parkways adjacent to their property. This would include mowing the grass, keeping driveways in good repair, as well as keeping...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Village considers credit card convenience fee

    ELBURN—Residents will soon be required to pay a convenience fee of $2 when they pay village bills and fees with their credit card. Village Board members on Monday discussed the fee recommended by Village Finance Director Doug...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Village grants Community Center’s bill request

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday heard the Elburn and Countryside Community Center’s request to assist with costs associated with a broken water pipe in the building. The board granted an adjustment to the Community Center’s bill,...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Alternative to Elburn baseball request

    ELBURN—Village officials on Monday declined a request from Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League (EYBSL) that the village help to pay to move gates located in the Blackberry retention fields, instead making a suggestion for a less-costly...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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    Kaneland teen killed by train in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Harter Middle School student Parker Wolfsmith was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train in Maple Park on Saturday night. Wolfsmith lived in an unincorporated area of Kane County outside of Maple Park. The...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Storage facility to move forward

    Village to work with owners on road improvement requirement ELBURN—Elburn residents Laura and Brent Dempsey will move forward with their plans for a storage facility, now that the village has agreed to work with them on road...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Library’s plant sale most successful to date

    The 11th annual Elburn Town and Country Public Library’s Plant Fundraiser was held Mothers Day weekend May 9-10. The fundraiser helps fund the youth reading programs. Aiden Goecker (right), 5, of Elburn, helps his mother pick out...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Play on at McNair Field

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Mya McIntire’s team, the Blue Sox, played their first game of the season at McNair Field on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of Blackberry Township to renew the lease on the field. Mya and her father,...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Elburn Fire District celebrates groundbreaking for new station

    The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station, located at the northeast corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn. Those wielding shovels include FGM...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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  • Board gives cautious ‘thumbs up’ on development proposal

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday gave a general nod of agreement on a pre-annexation proposal for a 137-acre plot of land west of Route 47 south of Hughes Road, and north of Kenmar Drive, although they...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Elburn Station feature topic at Chamber meeting

    ELBURN—Shodeen developer Dave Patzelt said he is happy to see progress taking place on the Elburn Station development after years of talking about it. Patzelt was the guest speaker at the May Elburn Chamber of Commerce meeting...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Elburn approves landscape contract

    ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday approved a landscape maintenance services contract with Schollmeyer Landscaping of Big Rock for Prairie Valley and Prairie Valley North Special Services Area and the Metra parking area. The contract, not to exceed...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Board greenlights IEPA loan

    ELBURN—The Village Board at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting gave the greenlight for the village to obtain a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The amount, $7.6...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

    Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    Dewey Dash to celebrate 10th anniversary

    Town and Country Public Library 10th annual Dewey Dash Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. 320 E. North St., Elburn (630) 365-2244 • www.elburn.lib.il.us Fees for 1-mile walk/run: $22 ($25 on race day) for adults, $12 ($15...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Village’s tentative budget available for public inspection

    “We won’t get to any of these projects unless we put it out in front of us and start saving for it. That’s budgeting 101.” Jeff Walter (right) Elburn Village Board trustee ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Byerhof resigns after 55 years of service

    ELBURN—Wayne Byerhof recently announced his resignation from the Elburn Police Commission upon the end of his three-year term , which will conclude on April 30 of this year. “I have served the village of Elburn and the...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Elburn poised for steady growth

    The Elburn Herald’s three-part series detailing the evolution of Elburn ends this week with a look at the village’s future plans ELBURN—The village of Elburn is poised for a resurgence in growth, with requests for residential building...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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