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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 on May 1, where he gave an overview of the mixed-use development surrounding the Elburn Metra train station,… Keep Reading


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 $23,490, is for approximately 30 weeks, beginning in early May and running through November, with an option to… Keep Reading


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 million, will be paid back over the course of the next 20 years. “This is just the next… Keep Reading


A ‘small’ gesture

When Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill held its grand opening fundraiser last month, co-owners Annette Throbald and Myra Ottoson wanted half of the donated proceeds to go toward a local cause, and chose to become involved in the Kindness Campaign. Renee Dee on April 23 was handed a check in the amount of $718.50. Pictured… Keep Reading

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Photos: Arbor Day activities

Local municipalities got into the Arbor Day spirit last weekend. Sugar Grove Library Treasurer/trustee Louise Coffman (below, left to right), village trustee Mari Johnson, Library Director Carol Dolin, library trustee Pat Graceffa and Public Works Director Anthony Speciale honor the holiday by planting a bonfire sugar maple tree on Friday at the Sugar Grove Public… Keep Reading

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Purple power

Photo: Event organizer and Kaneland junior Samantha Havlin, 17, with her mother Melissa prior to the event. Photo by Lynn Logan Community ‘seizes the purple’ at 5k event KANELAND—Elburn resident Samantha Havlin recently organized the epilepsy awareness event “Seize the Purple,” which took place at Kaneland Harter Middle School on Saturday. Havlin, a junior at… Keep Reading


Elburn resident teaches stress-reduction techniques

Photo: Elburn resident Carl Klemaier, a licensed clinical professional counselor and the founder of Mindful Plus, will present an introduction to mindfulness meditation at Vital Chiropractic, 108 Valley Drive, Suite F, on Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. Meditation is just one part of Klemaier’s four-part stress reduction program. Photo by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Looking for… Keep Reading


Elburn prepares for new growth with controlled burns

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed controlled burns that were coordinated by the Public Works Department and carried out on Saturday at Blackberry Creek. “There were several ponds that had prairies near them that we burned,” said John Nevenhoven, director of Public Works. “We decided to do it on Saturday because it would have… Keep Reading


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 to donate. Over 2,000 brand-new books were distributed to surrounding schools and families, including the Guerreros (right), and… Keep Reading

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House of Steel

Lekkas brothers have lived lives on ice ELBURN—There’s a whole lot of hockey talent in Elburn. Much of it is courtesy of one household. The Lekkas brothers of Elburn have long shown an affinity for hockey, having all participated to various degrees. Even when not participating, the chill of the sport was always around. “Hockey… Keep Reading


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 on race day) for ages 12 and under Fees for 5k: $22 ($25 on race day) for all… Keep Reading


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 Monday approved a tentative budget that will be available for public viewing at Village Hall through Monday, April… Keep Reading


Metra parking to increase May 1

ELBURN—Commuters will pay 25 cents more a day to park at the Elburn Metra Station beginning May 1. Parking rates will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 per day. Village President Dave Anderson said that the Village Board had actually approved the increase two years ago, but put off its implementation until now. The board has… Keep Reading


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 Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District since March 13, 1959,” Village President Dave Anderson said, reading from Byerhof’s… Keep Reading


Community cornerstone

Photo: Father Tim Seigel, the priest at St. Gall Catholic Church, started coming into Dave’s Barbershop just 18 months ago. “I have to go home because I left my wallet,” Seigel said. “I actually forgot it. That’s the sort of thing you can’t do anywhere else.” Photos by Cheryl Borrowdale Dave’s Barbershop approaches 50th anniversary… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel official opening a grand slam

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill of Elburn combined its official grand opening celebration with the opening day of baseball on Monday. The bar originally opened in May 2013 but postponed its grand opening party until a couple of improvements to the bar were completed. Eddie Gaedel is owned by Richard and Annette Theobald and Robert… Keep Reading


Avenue J Studios introduces youths to stage

Photo: Avenue J Studios, located inside the Elburn Countryside Community Center, is a performing arts education and youth theatre that opened in January. Avenue J Studios offers traditional acting, drama lessons, youth and theatre musical production programs for ages 3 years and up. A unique aspect of Avenue J Studios is the involvement it allows… Keep Reading


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 permits picking up and a number of new businesses locating in town, as well as the build-out of… Keep Reading


Bestselling author visits Blackberry Creek

The Blackberry PTO invited children’s author Andrea Beaty (right) to a special visit to Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School on March 17. Beaty spoke with the students about her success as a writer. She brought her new book, “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” which she read along with her book, “Iggy Peck, Architect,” to the classes. Beaty… Keep Reading


Club Z! Annual Achievement Award

ELBURN—It’s that time of year to apply for $10,000 in cash prizes toward education by nominating students for the Club Z! Annual Achievement Award, open to grade levels fifth through 12. The Club Z! Annual Achievement Award allows students to showcase their talents and abilities for a chance to win cash to support their education.… Keep Reading

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