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Laura Gampfer Kaneland FUSE Open House 11-21-15-2

Photos: Light the FUSE

FUSE Gym held its grand opening and open house celebration on Saturday. Guests were able to tour the gym, ask questions about classes, equipment and memberships, enjoy food and drinks, and get to know FUSE owners, Tec and Heather Nanni of North Aurora and Jessica Humay of Elburn, and staff. Keep Reading

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Two local residents help Rosary to State title

Photo: Rosary senior Sarah Fergus (middle row, second from right) of Sugar Grove, and sophomore Camryn Streid (middle row, far left) of Elburn, were the two local residents who competed for the Rosary High School swim team, which earned its fifth State title last weekend. Photo submitted by Vicki Danklefsen to WINNETKA, Ill.—Rosary High… Keep Reading

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At long last

Anderson Road overpass completion scheduled for Dec. 7 ELBURN—“It’s finally here.” Those three words were recently uttered by Village President Dave Anderson regarding the completion of Elburn’s long-awaited Anderson Road overpass. The Anderson Road overpass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Route 38 and Keslinger Road will open on Monday, Dec. 7. The Kane… Keep Reading


Food Pantry receives ‘Investing in Illinois’ award

ELBURN—Countryside Food Pantry recently won an AT&T Investing in Illinois Award for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. Countryside Food Pantry will receive $1,000 from AT&T to be used to purchase the necessary food items that the pantry distributes to its clients each week. “There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in Illinois.… Keep Reading


Deal or no deal

Residents return to voice concerns about Patten property sale ELBURN—Several local residents attended the Elburn Village Board meeting on Monday night to express their concerns regarding the the Kane County Forest Preserve District’s potential purchase of the 18-acre Patten property on Route 47 in Elburn. The item was not on the agenda for discussion, and… Keep Reading

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Anderson Road overpass set to open Dec. 7

ELBURN—The much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Anderson Road Overpass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the intersection of Anderson Road and Prairie Valley Street, Elburn. The overpass of the busy Union Pacific West Line railroad tracks on the east of the village of Elburn will enhance public… Keep Reading

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Salvation Army brings Christmas kettles to Kaneland area

ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland area. In the past, Conley Outreach, a Salvation Army Extension site, coordinated these area kettles. This year, a new procedure is in place. Volunteers for all area kettles, including Elburn and Sugar Grove, are being scheduled online through the… Keep Reading


Metra OKs price hike

Increase will include Monthly Pass, 10-Ride and One-Way Tickets KANE COUNTY—Kane County commuters will be interested to know that the cost of their monthly passes, 10-rides and one-way train tickets are about to go up. The Metra Board of Directors on Nov. 12 approved a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating… Keep Reading


Elburn ranked 27th safest community in Illinois

ELBURN—The village of Elburn was recently ranked No. 27 on the the list of Top 50 Safest Cities in Illinois. The list, created by Safewise, was updated Nov. 9 and ranks communities according to a variety of statistics, including violent crimes per 1,000 population and property crimes per 1,000 population. The Elburn ranking entry stated… Keep Reading

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Elburn Lions Holiday Raffle Nov. 28

ELBURN—Gather family and friends and head to the Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. for its annual holiday raffle. The Lions will raffle turkeys, pork loins, hams, steaks, gift cards and cash. The event is child-friendly, includes free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Proceeds… Keep Reading


Get ready to Jinglepalooza

Elburn Community Center to host second annual Christmas event Dec. 4 ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center (ECCC) will host its second annual Jingelpalooza event on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center, located at 525 N. Main St., Elburn. Despite still being relatively new, Jinglepalooza boasts a variety of… Keep Reading

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Elburn blood drive Nov. 21 at Bob Jass

ELBURN—A community blood drive will take place at Bob Jass Chevrolet, 300 S. Main St., Elburn, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to receiving a long-sleeved T-shirt, all donors will get a $10 gift card to The Corner Grind, and will be entered to win a $200 gift card… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer ECFPD Fire Station 11-11-15-4

Fire District moves into new building on Route 38

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District was fully operational Monday in its new location on Route 38 after the move that took place over the weekend. Assistant Fire Chief of Operations Tate Haley stressed that the new building was not built for today, but rather for five, 10 and 15 years from now. “In… Keep Reading


Photos: Successful swap

The Authentic Moms’ Swap Shop was help Saturday morning at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center. The Swap Shop provides a chance for families to swap out things they no longer need for things they do. All items not swapped were donated to charity. Authentic Moms is a local Christian women’s group, and the Swap… Keep Reading


Wild about Wildlife Nov. 15

ST. CHARLES—Come to Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles, on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. for a fun-filled say with the Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) staff. The event includes presentations from the FVWC, biologists from the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services and the Northern Illinois Raptor Center. There will… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KJST Vets Day 11-11-15-7

Saluting our vets

Kaneland schools celebrate Veterans Day KANELAND—Although Veterans Day is only one day in length, the students of John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn have spent the last couple months preparing ways to show their appreciation. According to Art Specialist Heidi Gilkey, starting in September, students began crafting different art projects to be used as decoration… Keep Reading


Elburn Herald: Honoring those who have served

Part two of a two part series. | View part one Local veterans reflect on their service and the meaning of Veterans Day ELBURN—Veterans Day will take place Wednesday, Nov. 11. And the Kaneland community is rich with veterans who served this country. Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith joined the U.S. Marine Corps in August… Keep Reading

Leslie Sann

Life as we know it

Local life coach hopes to reach more people through her book ELBURN—“Life happens.” That’s what Leslie Sann tells her clients—that there will always be challenges in our lives and things that don’t turn out the way we had hoped. “What are you going to do about it?” is the question Sann asks them. Sann uses… Keep Reading

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