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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


Elburn grows up

Photo:The Shodeen master planned community known as Elburn Station will contain over 110 acres of parks and green open space with miles of recreational paths, connecting the potential 200,000 square feet of commercial buildings on the north to the established residential neighbors of Elburn, and Blackberry Creek on the south to where Elburn’s heritage stems… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions March Calendar Raffle winners

ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for March: Rob & Tom, Living Well Health Center and KD & Lari Lamb, all of Elburn; Ed Dunteman of Sugar Grove; Steve Bowgren and Joe Kryszak of Maple Park; Craig Braffet and Jennifer Cornell of Hinckley; Nora J. Fisher and Bruce Voight of… Keep Reading


Photos: Sales for eveyone

Shoppers brought baskets to fill with their purchased items at Friday and Saturday’s Toy and Clothing Sale at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn. The sale took place March 21-22. Jackson Mannia (right), 4, of Elburn shops for toy deals during Friday’s sale. Dekalb resident Krystal Harley browsed through several clothing items during her… Keep Reading


Running across Illinois for a cure

Photo: Bill Babiarz is running from west to east across the state to raise awareness and money for the fight against Rett Syndrome. Babiarz’s 4-year-old daughter Cammy suffers from the rare developmental disorder. Bill finished his Friday run at the Elburn Fire Station. Photo by Lynn Logan Wheaton man stops in Elburn during cross-state run… Keep Reading


Memories of Elburn past

Long-term Elburnites share memories of village The Elburn Herald’s three-part series detailing the evolution of Elburn begins this week with a look at the village’s past. Imagine a Route 47 with so little traffic that young people could safely roller skate through the middle of Elburn all the way to Blackberry Inn (Bar & Grill)… Keep Reading


Lions come from near and far for Halsey

ELBURN—Lions Club members came from close by and far away to roast—and to honor —Chris Halsey, who will soon become the first Elburn Lions Club member to be chosen district governor. The event, a Comedy Central-style roast—or “ROAR,” as the Lions Club calls it—took place on the evening of March 12 at Lions Park in… Keep Reading


Fire chiefs update Elburn on new station

ELBURN—Elburn Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan and Assistant Chief of Fire Operations Tate Haley attended the Village Board meeting on Monday to update the board on plans and progress regarding the new fire building. The Elburn and Countryside Fire District will build a new main fire station on the corner of Route 38 and N. First… Keep Reading


Residents will see rate increases for water, sewer

ELBURN—Next fiscal year’s budget will include several increases for Elburn residents, including a hike in the water and sewer rate. The board voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to raise the rates, beginning with the May 1 bill. Residents can expect to pay $8 more a month in their sewer bills to pay for the upgrade… Keep Reading


McCare Night at Elburn McDonald’s

ELBURN—The Blackberry Creek PTO will host a McCare night on Thursday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elburn McDonald’s location. McDonald’s will donate 10 percent of all receipts to the Blackberry Creek PTO. All you have to do is place your receipt in the collection box near the checkout counter. If you… Keep Reading

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