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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

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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


‘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 www.paisanospizzagrill.com for a complete menu. Valid… Keep Reading


Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

Elburn—The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host a Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. The PTO is currently looking for donations from families and businesses to use in its silent auction. Also, if you would like to provide any promotional items or coupons; they will be… Keep Reading


Holiday Spirit needs your help

ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in 63 families through the donations. The program anticipates that the need will be just as great this year.… Keep Reading


Elburn VB passes 2013 levy

ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a 2013 tax levy of $824,000, following a public hearing with no comment. Village President Dave Anderson said that, dividing the property tax amount residents pay to the village, the amount would come out to about $8 per week. For this, the village provides police protection, snow removal,… Keep Reading


Elburn residents save money on electric bills

Village negotiates on their behalf with competitive bidders ELBURN—Elburn residents who took advantage of an electricity savings program the village initiated in 2011 have saved an average of about $40 per month on their electricity bill during the last two years. Elburn had been one of the first communities in the area to initiate an… Keep Reading


Elburn’s Wireless Zone hosts Toys for Tots donation box

ELBURN—The Toys for Tots donation box at Wireless Zone is nearly empty—a single baseball glove has been donated thus far—but store manager Jeremy Schorr is hoping that as word gets out, the people of Elburn will help fill it up. WirelessZone stores nationwide are drop-off sites for Toys for Tots donations, but it’s the first… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions Club seeks donations for tornado victims

by Stefanie Frazier ELBURN—The Nov. 17 tornado outbreak ripped through the Midwest, flattening homes and resulting in at least six deaths. Many people still need help in the wake of the damage and devastation left by the tornado outbreak. According to Elburn Lions Club member Linda Callaghan, the Lions Club is asking its members and… Keep Reading

The family of Caitlyn Phillips gathered on Sunday to accept donation money collected by Caitlyn's friends Cierra Kuipers and Katie Baird, who sold silicone bracelets in the community to help keep Caitlyn’s memory alive. The duo raised over $1,000 for the Phillips family. Kuipers (left to right); Baird; Caitlyn’s sister, Taylor Phillips; Caitlyn’s parents, Gary and Crystal Phillips, with their grandson, Noah.  Photo by Lynn Logan

‘Caity Strong’ bracelets keep Elburn teen’s memory alive

by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Two young friends of Caitlyn Phillips have found a way to keep the memory of their friend alive, while offering some financial assistance to her family. Elburn teenagers Katie Baird and Cierra Kuipers were devastated when their good friend, 13-year-old Caity Phillips, died last April while roller skating in her neighborhood. Kuipers… 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


Library Friends to raffle Barbie, tractor

ELBURN—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 East North St., Elburn are holding a raffle for Opening Night Barbie, 1993 Classique Collection or a John Deere Monster Treads toy tractor. Barbie was donated by Fran Kitz of Elburn in memory of her husband Marty, who passed away this year. The Monster Treads… Keep Reading


Avenue J Studios to arrive in Elburn in January

Avenue J Studios will open on Monday, Jan. 6. Located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center (ECCC), offering performing arts education classes and performance opportunities to area youth ages 3 and up. Jennifer Madziarczyk is the founder of Avenue J Studios, and a Sugar Grove resident. She began this venture out of a love… Keep Reading


Elburn to hold public hearing on tax levy

ELBURN—The village of Elburn will hold a public hearing on its tax levy request prior to the Village Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 2. Although the amount the village is asking for, $824,000, is the same amount the village asked for the previous two years, it is more than 105 percent of what the village… Keep Reading


Elburn amends building codes

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday passed an ordinance amending the village building and housing code, bringing it in line with the international building code for 2012. Elburn Building Commissioner Tom Brennan said that the biggest change is that the village will no longer require water sprinklers in homes or townhouses. Brennan said he is… Keep Reading

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