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Community to ‘Give Back to Pat’ Saturday

KANEVILLE—When describing the generosity of donors to the Give Back to Pat benefit, organizer Jennifer Long can’t help herself. The word “amazing” pops up repeatedly. Give Back to Pat, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Fishermen’s Inn, Elburn, is a benefit for Kaneville Village President and business owner Pat Hill. Proceeds… Keep Reading

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Photos: Frozen tundra

The annual Thanksgiving Day flag football game at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, organized by Jeff Walter of Elburn, saw 20 athletes brave the cold and snow. Each was asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Elburn Food Pantry. Jeffrey Walter Jr. (below, center), 13, of Elburn, runs with the ball. Jeff… Keep Reading


Village passes 2014 levy

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a tax levy of $824,000 for 2014. Village Finance Director Doug Elder told the board there has been a slight uptick in the Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) since last year. Elder said that although the village won’t know the exact amount until the spring of 2015, so… Keep Reading


Elburn Community Center to host Jinglepalooza

Elburn—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center will host its inaugural Jinglepalooza event on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn. This year’s event will host many family favorites, including photos with Santa, the Polar Express Elf Train, life-sized Candyland, martial arts demonstrations, wildlife interaction, cookie decorating,… Keep Reading


Group seeks to teach gratitude by example

ELBURN—All children are born with a sense of charity and compassion. Like any other desirable trait, it’s up to parents to see that it grows. A recently formed group at John Stewart Elementary, Attitude of Gratitude, is currently encouraging charity and compassion with projects children can understand. An early project, before the group was formally… Keep Reading


Elburn Pottery at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library recently announced availability regarding its Elburn Pottery fundraiser. The pottery fundraiser was unveiled during last weekend’s Elburn Christmas Stroll. Daily orders are already coming in for the pottery. “(The pottery is) custom made by a local artisan,” said Amy Vidlak Girmscheid, History and Genealogy Collection coordinator, at The… Keep Reading

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Elburn Stroll celebrates 20 years with a few changes

Photo: Lucia Ariola, 10, Sophia Lisberg, 9, and Audrey Salamon, 10, wear their Rudolph balloon hats created by Magic Matt the Magician at the Town and Country Public Library during Saturday’s Elburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll. Photo by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—Elburn’s Christmas Stroll, on a new day and time this year, drew a good… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading


Photos: Kaneland Krier takes over the Elburn Herald

Kaneland Krier staff editors on Tuesday visited the Elburn Herald office to take part in World Teenage News Takeover, a month-long initiative meant to encourage news companies to hand over some editorial and creative control to young people. The Krier members during their visit learned editing and web design techniques, and had an opportunity to… Keep Reading


Nov. 13 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • A bike was stolen from the bicycle rack at John Stewart Elementary School sometime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The bike, a candy apple red Dirt Style… Keep Reading


Elburn’s Fire District remains intact

Photo: Fox River Fire/Rescue Chief Greg Benson (right) speaks to those in attendance at an informational meeting on Oct. 29 at Fox River Station No. 1 in Wasco. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information to residents, like Vince Kelley (below), who live in the petition area regarding the Referendum to Disconnect and… Keep Reading


Familiar face fills Hastert’s Village Board seat

ELBURN—The person appointed to take trustee Ethan Hastert’s seat on the Elburn Village Board will be a familiar face to many: former trustee Craig E. Swan. Swan previously served on the board for 14 years, from 1995 until 2009. After filling in for a half-term and three additional terms, Swan decided not to run again.… Keep Reading


Swap and Shop returns to Elburn

by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—A local group of Christian moms, known as Authentic Moms, will host its biannual Swap and Shop event on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn. The swap event began eight years ago between a group of moms from the same church. “We thought… Keep Reading


Photo: Check, please!

The grand opening celebration and ribbon ceremony for Elburn’s Dunkin’ Donuts took place Monday morning. Elburn’s Dunkin’ Donuts managers Noe Zacurias (left) of Geneva and Martin Ramirez (right) of West Chicago, Ill., present a check to band director Aaron Puckett in the amount of $500 for the Kaneland High School Music Department. In return, the… Keep Reading


Elburn resident grows oversized pumpkins

by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—For most adolescents, October is a time of costume selection, pumpkin carving and fall festivities. For Elburn resident William Huber, it’s a time to see whether or not he’s reached his pumpking-growing goal for the year. Huber, 12, has been growing pumpkins at home for about three years. These aren’t average pumpkins,… Keep Reading


‘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 is designed not only to reinforce the great shopping opportunities that already exist in Elburn, but to entice… Keep Reading


Oct. 30 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • An Elburn resident, 85, of the 500 block of Parkside Drive, was the victim of fraud at 11:16 a.m. on Oct. 22, when someone called him claiming to… Keep Reading

Elburn/Motor Sports

Elburn truck racer sets world record

Photo: Elburn’s Brett Deutsche and his 1969 Chevy C-10 pickup truck won the 2014 National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) Pro Street World Final title at Texas Motorplex Speedway in Ennis, Texas, with a world record time of 8.81 on Oct. 4. Deutsche (below, right) accepts his trophy from NHRDA’s Katie Radewald. Photos courtesy of… Keep Reading

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The Corner Grind opens in downtown Elburn

Photo: Don Miller of Elburn places his order with owner Ann Cobb. Photo by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—The long-awaited opening of The Corner Grind at 2 S. Main St. in Elburn has finally occurred. According to its new website, The Corner Grind brings “the experience of an urban coffee shop to a hometown setting, where friends… Keep Reading

Elburn/Lily Lake/Regional

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, bordered by LaFox Road to the east, Anderson Road to the west, Campton Hills Road to the south… Keep Reading

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