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Potential buyer for Patten property brings issue back before the board ELBURN—An interested buyer for a portion of the Patten property at 1001 S. Main St. in Elburn brought several Kane County Forest Preserve officials back to the village’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night. Ralph Helm of Ralph Helm, Inc., who owns… Keep Reading


Gentlest Ben

Former Elburn pastor remembered for kindness, caring spirit ELBURN—Rev. Bennett McNeal only spent three of his 69 years on this Earth as the pastor of the Elburn Community Congregational United Church of Christ, but his impact on the community was great enough that he was known simply as “Pastor Ben.” McNeal died Sept. 27 while… Keep Reading


Police chase ends in Elburn

ELBURN—A 15-minute police chase that started in DeKalb ended at the intersection of Routes 38 and 47 in Elburn Wednesday morning. DeKalb police apprehended the subject of the chase, Christopher J. Gerken, 25, of Sycamore, just past 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Gerken had been the subject of an investigation following the murder of Matthew Clark,… Keep Reading

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The right kind of attitude

Attitude of Gratitude collecting supplies for TAILS animal shelter ELBURN—The Attitude of Gratitude committee has done a lot to help people in need. This time around, the steering committee hopes to help a few four-legged creatures. Attitude of Gratitude is a Kaneland John Stewart PTN group focused on kid-friendly, secular, and hands-on opportunities for giving… Keep Reading


Better fire safety through learning

Elburn, Maple Park fire departments seek to provide fire safety lessons that will last a lifetime by Violet Marquardt and Suzanne Flynn ELBURN/MAPLE PARK—Day after day, the men and women of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) work diligently together to protect as well as educate their citizens. With National Fire Prevention Week… Keep Reading


Isberg to receive Life Safety Award

WOODRIDGE, ILL.—Retired Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Alan Isberg will received a Life Safety Award on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the 75th annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon, hosted by the non-profit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. Expecting over 500 members of the Illinois fire service in attendance, the event highlights and honors those… Keep Reading


Hot wheels

Elburn Lions Club to host 22nd annual All Wheel Show Oct. 3 ELBURN—Jeff Miller personally knows the impact the Elburn Lions Club can have on an individual’s life. In fact, the generosity of the Elburn Lions Club is what motivated Miller to join nearly nine years ago. “Personally, to me, the reason why I got… Keep Reading


Animal house

Open house to provide glimpse into Fox Valley Wildlife Center Oct. 4 ELBURN—Have you ever wondered what types of animals Fox Valley Wildlife Center takes in? Or what the facility looks like on the inside and how they rehabilitate all those wild animals back to health? You can find out at FVWC’s free annual open… Keep Reading


Live from Elburn

Eddie Gaedel brings live music to Elburn ELBURN—Good food, check. Ice cold adult beverages, check. Bears, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks on the big screens, check. Live music? Yes, check that box, too. Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, 117 N. Main St., has added live music that runs the gamut from country to alternative and everything else… Keep Reading

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Photos: Sept. 27 Blood Moon eclipse

Herald Newspapers photographers Mary Paulson and Laura Gampfer, in addition to many community members, submitted photos of Sunday’s Blood Moon eclipse. Feature photo (above) by Bonnie Meyer, Big Rock. Photos by Mary Paulson: Photos by Laura Gampfer Community Submitted (Robert Hartford, Chuck Liss, Ron Vohs, Michael Lamczyk, Chris Edwards, Bonnie Meyer, Lisa Wagner, Shannon Stahl): Keep Reading


Freshly squeezed

New Elburn insurance agency seeks to create strong communication, connection with clients ELBURN—When Dave Broz was working for a restoration company years ago, he always got a good feeling from being able to help people recover from a loss. Whether that loss was a flooded basement or a house fire, the end result was always… Keep Reading


Following in dad’s footsteps

ELBURN—Bob Burgin knows men often don’t have much to do when it comes to a wedding. As a young farmer 16 years ago, he asked his bride-to-be about riding off on a tractor. To his surprise she agreed. Just last weekend, his son and new daughter-in-law did the same. Tyler and Marisa (Avry) Burgin drove… Keep Reading


It’s in the details

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday agreed on language for a spring 2016 referendum question to residents regarding raising the village’s sales tax. Village Administrator Erin Willrett presented the question to board members at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. The wording basically mirrors the wording in the state statute, village attorney Bob Britz said.… Keep Reading


Village Board OKs bed and breakfast

Owner will return to drawing board regarding plan for private party venue at site ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday cleared the way for a bed and breakfast at 420 E. Kansas St., but owner Judy Singer will go back to the drawing board on a plan for a private party venue at the site.… Keep Reading


Photos: We want pancakes!

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District held an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday at Elburn Fire Station No. 2 in Elburn. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support Conley Outreach and the Elburn Food Pantry. Keep Reading


Elburn U fall after-school program

ELBURN—The Elburn Community Congregational Church’s Elburn U fall after-school program will take place Thursdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 5, 4 to 5 p.m. at the church, 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn. A World Fair program will take place Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. The program is for grades first through third, with a $20… Keep Reading


St. Gall to host animal blessing Oct. 3

ELBURN—In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn will celebrate a blessing of animals on Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. All are welcome to bring their pets or animals (on… Keep Reading

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