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Submitted Photo: Snow Wars

Elburn resident Dave Nosek and his kids built this “Jabba the Hutt” snowman on Sunday out of mailboxes, mini-snow shovels and hockey sticks. Photo submitted by Sarah Nosek Want to send us your news, photos or more? Click here! [formlightbox_call title=”Submit Announcement” class=”4″][/formlightbox_call][formlightbox_obj id=”4″ style=”” onload=”false”][/formlightbox_obj] Keep Reading


Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle winners for December 2013

ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for December 2013: Linn Dierschow, Jim Thomas, Bears & Packers, Kevin Knight, Mike Bryan, Heather Todas, Tom, Ken and Ron, Alyx and Grandpa Reynolds, and Phil Gladd, all of Elburn; Judi Stojan of Sugar Grove; Elburn Seniors of Maple Park; Andy Van Bogaert of… Keep Reading


Fishermen’s Inn to reopen as event center in 2014

Photo: Fishermen’s Inn in Elburn, closed since 2009, will reopen as an event center in 2014, featuring a silo that will serve as the main entrance. The Fishermen’s Inn building was purchased in October 2012 by Mark and Patricia Southern. Courtesy Photo Restaurant has already booked 40 weddings prior to its grand reopening by Natalie… Keep Reading


Elburn Village President looks toward 2014 with optimism

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson sees growth and improvements for Elburn in the coming year. After three years with only two building permits for new homes in each of those years, 2013 will likely end with eight permits. “I’m optimistic we’ll meet or exceed 2013’s results in 2014,” Elburn Building Inspector Tom Brennan said. “I’ve… Keep Reading


Elburn moves forward in 2013

by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson doesn’t like to call things the village gets done “accomplishments.” “We’re just doing our job,” he said. Even so, the list of items on the “Elburn doing its job” list in 2013 is quite long. Tops on the list of village items completed this year is the… Keep Reading

The preschool-kindergarten students of Chesterbrook Academy in Sugar Grove stopped by the Elburn Food Pantry Thursday with donations of food, toys and gift cards, just in time for Christmas. The Elburn Food Pantry is located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St. in Elburn. Donations are accepted at all times of the year. Photo by Ben Draper

Giving back

The preschool-kindergarten students of Chesterbrook Academy in Sugar Grove stopped by the Elburn Food Pantry Thursday with donations of food, toys and gift cards, just in time for Christmas. The Elburn Food Pantry is located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St. in Elburn. Donations are accepted at all times of… Keep Reading


Builders in Blackberry Creek obtain reduction in fees

Village sees growth picking up ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a reduction in impact fees that several builders had requested for lots within the Blackberry Creek subdivision. The Village Board earlier this year approved the fee reduction for Blackberry Creek back to 2006 levels, as a way to put the subdivision on equal… Keep Reading


Bright lights in the village

Local resident wins national recognition for Christmas lights CAMPTON HILLS—Brian Larsen recently received national acclaim for a Christmas display he calls a “labor of love.” “Some guys collect Corvettes and Porsches,” Larsen said. “I do Christmas lights.” The 37-year-old father of three on Monday won a nation-wide contest for the Christmas light display on his… Keep Reading


Photos: Singing for Santa

Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn held its first-grade holiday program on Dec. 6 in the school gym. Parents and other family members were welcome to attend. Mrs. Brubaker and staff guided students through a variety of holiday songs to share with the audience. John Stewart first-graders (above) delighted family and other guests with… Keep Reading


Schmidt’s wins approval for earlier hours

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an ordinance to allow Schmidt’s Towne Tap on Main Street in Elburn to open for business and serve alcohol inside and in its outdoor garden beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29. The regular hours for serving alcohol on Sunday are 11 a.m. Owner Kevin Schmidt requested… Keep Reading


Pride in Platteville

Photo: Elburn native Ryley Bailey had 86 catches for 1,047 yards for UW-Platteville’s football team this season. It was a school record for catches, and only the second time in school history a receiver recorded over 1,000 yards in a season. Courtesy Photo Former KHS pass-catcher Bailey continues high level of play for UW-Platteville KANELAND—A… Keep Reading


‘Family Knight In’ at Paisano’s

ELBURN—Place any order at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill on Friday, Dec. 19, and Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will receive 10 percent back in donation. Just present or mention the “Family Knight In” coupon when you pay for your order, and Paisano’s will take care of the rest. Go to for a complete menu. Valid… Keep Reading


‘Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland community

Elburn—’Friday Knightlife,’ a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from Jan. 10 to March 21. Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., will be open with… Keep Reading


Bringing some muscle to Elburn

Blackberry Creek resident opens Windy City Muscle Cars ELBURN—When Nicolas Cage’s brand new Bentley Continental GTC went up for sale as part of the Hollywood star’s bankruptcy, Tom Scardamaglia snapped it up. It’s sitting in his showroom at Windy City Muscle Cars, his new specialty car business at 217 Paul St. in Elburn, and Scardamaglia… Keep Reading


Elburn Food Pantry benefits from Kane County Farm Bureau

ELBURN—The Elburn Food Pantry is just one of the 20 food pantry recipients of donations from Kane County Farm Bureau members. The Farm Bureau, through its Harvest for All and other hunger relief programs, has recently surpassed its goal of providing the equivalent of 1 million meals to local food pantries and the Northern Illinois… Keep Reading


Remembering Tom

Photo: Myrna and Bill Smar (top row) with Raulene and Tom Kuebelbeck. Courtesy Photo ELBURN—Bill Smar is an Elburn Lions Club member who works on publicity. Recently, Smar thought about his late friend Tom Kuebelbeck. “Well, I was at the club,” Smar said. “And I was just looking around and I said, ‘I wonder how… Keep Reading


Frigid weather keeps crowds down, but spirits high at Elburn Stroll

Photo: The 19th Annual Elburn Christmas Stroll took place throughout Elburn Friday evening. A crowd gathered around to watch the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District firehouse demonstrate a live burning of a Christmas tree. More photos are below the story. Photos by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Fewer people showed up for the Elburn Christmas Stroll because… Keep Reading


Donald J. ‘Don’ Mulligan

Donald J. “Don” Mulligan, 79, of Elburn, formerly of Maggie Valley, N.C., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born in Evergreen Park, Ill., on Oct. 30, 1934, the son of Raymond and Charlotte (Reuss) Mulligan. Don grew up in Chicago and… Keep Reading

Elburn/Sugar Grove

Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and 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 before Christmas outside… Keep Reading

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