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Village takes step back on Forest Preserve purchase of Patten property ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took a step back regarding a decision to give the Kane County Forest Preserve District permission to purchase property within the village on Route 47. The Village Board was slated to vote on an intergovernmental agreement between Elburn… Keep Reading


Village seeks solutions after June 18 Metra parking issue

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board member Jeff Walter wants the village to learn from the parking situation at the Elburn Metra station parking lot in the aftermath of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship celebration on June 18. Walter brought up the topic at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The parking lot was beyond its capacity on the… Keep Reading

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Davis participates in National Columbia Junior Show

FAIRMONT, MINN.—Morgan Davis (right) of Elburn was among 28 exhibitors from across the country to participate in the 2015 National Columbia Junior Show in Fairmont, Minn. This was Davis’ first year participating in the Junior Show, and she showed a spring ram lamb of her family’s, as well as her own spring ewe lamb, which… Keep Reading

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July 9 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 • Tyler E. Breen, 28, of the 1000 block of Persimmon Drive, St. Charles, was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, i.e., failure to report an accident… Keep Reading


Elburn Days mud volleyball sign-up underway

ELBURN—Get ready for some good old dirty fun at the annual Elburn Days Elburn Herald Mud Volleyball Tournament next month Scheduled for noon, Sunday, Aug. 23—Elburn Days weekend—at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., organizer Leslie Flint said the event fills up fast. “We’ve been maxed out every year at 48 teams,” she said. “With… Keep Reading


Bringing Elburn history alive

Photos: The Elburn Town and Country Public Library is in search of volunteers for its History Keepers and Oral History Project groups, both in the early stages of organization and development. The groups will assist with detailing, documenting and preserving Elburn’s history. File Photos Town and Country Library seeks volunteers to document and preserve village… Keep Reading


Community Center to host 2nd annual Chowdown

ELBURN—For the second consecutive year, the Elburn and Countryside Community Center will host its Chowdown event—part fundraiser, part community picnic. The event is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, outside of the Community Center, 525 N. Main St. Most of the scheduled events, which will appeal to… Keep Reading


T&C Library announces History Keepers

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library recently announced its History Keepers group, which will promote and support local history and genealogy initiatives at the library. “The program also serves as a means for participants to support the library while building camaraderie and strengthening community pride,” said Amy Vidlak Girmscheid, History and Genealogy Collection coordinator… Keep Reading


‘Read to the Rhythm’ at T&C Library

ELBURN—There are already 800 toddlers, children and teens signed up for Elburn Town and Country Library’s summer reading program, so it’s not too late for you to register and be a part of it. Besides a fun summer of reading new books, there are many prizes that participants can earn. As you get ready for… Keep Reading

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July 2 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 unidentified individual stole a dual screen DVD system and bluetooth earphones from a truck parked in a parking lot in 200 block of East North Street sometime… Keep Reading


Antiques, vintage and other frivolous treasures at new shop in Elburn

ELBURN—Frivolous Treasures on Main Street in Elburn is open for business, although owners Cheryl and Marc Kuta say they are not done bringing merchandise into the shop. The store features antiques, vintage and vintage-inspired, Euro-chic and cast-iron garden items, as well as items in the urban homestead category, Cheryl said. The difference between antiques and… Keep Reading


One goal, one bowl

Emily Laudent and Sydney Luse, two employees at Alice’s Place in Elburn, created a new sundae in celebration of the Chicago Blackhawks’ recent Stanley Cup victory. The Hawkey Sundae is a cup of vanilla ice cream covered with strawberry, raspberry and chocolate, and topped off with whipped cream and a hockey stick and puck made… Keep Reading


Injured fawn healing nicely, but faces a long recovery

ELBURN—The caregivers at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) recently reported that a fawn that was hit by a car and brought to the center nearly a month ago is making a good recovery. “The fawn was lucky; he only had a hairline fracture,” FVWC Animal Care Specialist Robert Schuman said. Schuman said that often… Keep Reading


Elburn to lift restrictions on Jewel shopping center

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted 4-1 to lift restrictions on the type of development allowed in the Elburn Crossings parcel on Main Street and Route 38, where the Jewel-Osco is currently located. Trustee Jeff Walker was the lone vote against the item. Trustee John Krukoff was absent from the meeting. The initial agreement… Keep Reading


Forest Preserve purchase of Patten property moving forward

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board trustees on Monday were more receptive to the Kane County Forest Preserve’s request to purchase commercial property on Route 47 after Kane County Board member Drew Frasz came back with a few incentives to sweeten the deal. Village Board members were less than enthusiastic about the request during a discussion at a… Keep Reading


June 18 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 • Reimar L. Adriano, 25, of the 6800 block of S. Francisco Ave., Chicago, was charged on June 12 at 5 p.m. with speeding (43 in a 25 mph)… Keep Reading


Elburn Days Craft Fair booth deadline extended

ELBURN—Still thinking of displaying your talents at the Elburn Days Craft Fair this August? The Elburn Chamber has extended the deadline for booth reservations. For more information or to have an application emailed to you, call the chamber office at (630) 365-2295 or visit www.elburn.com. This year’s Elburn Days Craft Fair will take place Friday,… Keep Reading


Elburn residents to see lower electric rate in August

ELBURN—Elburn residents will see a new, lower rate on their electric bill, beginning in August. According to a press release from the village, when Com Ed released its new annual rate, beginning this month, the projected rate of 7.13 cents per kilowatt hour was lower than the negotiated Elburn aggregation rate of 7.32 cents per… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel celebrates namesake’s 90th birthday

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel, born in Chicago on June 8, 1925, would have been 90 years old on Monday. Accordingly, Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill in Elburn held an all-day celebration in honor of its namesake. Gaedel, born with dwarfism, grew to be only 3 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighed just 65 pounds. During World War… Keep Reading

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