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Great turnout & success for Special Olympics fundraiser

ELBURN—Sunday marked the seventh annual Pulling for Special Olympics event, held at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. The event year after year continues to grow and includes more people who are passionate about raising funds for Special Olympics participants. The funds that are raised at the event are allocated for the participation fees… Keep Reading


Friends of the Library raffle winners

The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library held their annual Spring Garden Raffle and Plant Sale on May 10 at the library. The drawing was supervised by Joan Hansen, executive vice president of the Friends. The winning raffle tickets were drawn by Friends member Concetta Hedrick. The winner of the first prize, a… Keep Reading


Village Board approves senior living PUD agreement

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement for the future Senior Living Development that will be located on the north side of Galena Boulevard, just west of Division Drive. Representatives from PIRHL development shared a follow-up presentation of the details and specifics of how the senior living… Keep Reading


‘Soaring’ to a new location

“We’re spreading our wings so we can soar,” said Kristy Simon, owner of Soaring Heart Vintage. The shop moved to the edge of town, where Elburn’s Chamber of Commerce welcomed them with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the afternoon of May 14. Elburn resident Kristy Simon and Chamber of Commerce Vice President Dan Murphy from… Keep Reading


Storage facility to move forward

Village to work with owners on road improvement requirement ELBURN—Elburn residents Laura and Brent Dempsey will move forward with their plans for a storage facility, now that the village has agreed to work with them on road improvement requirements. The village owns the other side of the road. The Dempseys plan to open a storage… Keep Reading


Board supports Elburn coffeehouse facade upgrade

ELBURN—The new coffeehouse in town will soon get a face lift, thanks in part to a $5,000 facade grant from the village of Elburn. Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn, owners of The Corner Grind, on Monday presented their plan to revamp the front of their new venture at 2 S. Main St. The Cobbs… Keep Reading


Friends donate $5,000 to library

The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library on May 15 donated $5,000 to the library for its Summer Reading program, “Paws to Read,” which will take place from June 2 to Aug. 8. The money was raised from the annual flower/plant sale, Spring Garden raffle and ongoing Book Nook sale. Joan Hansen, executive… Keep Reading


Eagle Scout project benefits local wildlife center

ELBURN—After volunteering at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn, Joshua Yeggy, a Boy Scout of Elburn Troop 7, decided that he wanted his Eagle Scout Service Project to help beautify the garbage and waste disposal area at the Elburn Forest Preserve, where the center is located. Yeggy will be a senior at Kaneland High… Keep Reading


Kemp earns President’s Scholarship

Will attend Indiana State University this fall ELBURN—You could say Brittany Kemp’s most recent accomplishment was a slam dunk of an achievement. Kemp, an Elburn resident who is a Kaneland High School senior and a basketball and track athlete, will attend Indiana State University (ISU) this coming fall. And she recently earned the title of… Keep Reading

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Fisherman’s Inn open house

ELBURN—The historic and newly renovated Fishermen’s Inn in Elburn will reopen its doors to the public for a community-wide open house event on Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. After being closed from 2009 until late 2012, Fishermen’s Inn was purchased by Mark and Patti Southern. Shortly after, extensive renovation work began… Keep Reading


Library’s plant sale most successful to date

The 11th annual Elburn Town and Country Public Library’s Plant Fundraiser was held Mothers Day weekend May 9-10. The fundraiser helps fund the youth reading programs. Aiden Goecker (right), 5, of Elburn, helps his mother pick out flowers. Joan Hanson (below, left) helps visitors select plants. Photos by Lynn Logan Funds go to support Summer… Keep Reading


Play on at McNair Field

BLACKBERRY TWP.—Mya McIntire’s team, the Blue Sox, played their first game of the season at McNair Field on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of Blackberry Township to renew the lease on the field. Mya and her father, Steve McIntire, vice president of the Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League (EYBSL), and other league representatives attended… Keep Reading


Elburn Fire District celebrates groundbreaking for new station

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station, located at the northeast corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn. Those wielding shovels include FGM Architects of Oak Brook Jason Estes (left to right), Assistant Fire Chief Tate Haley, Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan… Keep Reading


New fire station groundbreaking ceremony Monday

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection district will break ground on their new facility at the corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn Monday at 3:15 p.m. Established in 1882, the district encompasses 75 square miles, making it one of the largest districts in the state. The current headquarters, located on North Street,… Keep Reading


Supporting one of their own

Photo: Allen Swan said he’s grateful that though his cancer has ravaged his body, it hasn’t touched his mind. “I am quite fortunate in that my mind has stayed pretty good,” he said. “There might be 58 steps you gotta go through (to repair a vehicle), and I can still go over and do all… Keep Reading


Board gives cautious ‘thumbs up’ on development proposal

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday gave a general nod of agreement on a pre-annexation proposal for a 137-acre plot of land west of Route 47 south of Hughes Road, and north of Kenmar Drive, although they did express some concerns about the property. Developer Art Zwemke of Robert Arthur Land Company presented a general… Keep Reading


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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