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Village Board approves four-year contract for full-time police

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on May 18 approved a new four-year contract for full-time police officers and sergeants. The vote was unanimous, with trustee Ken Anderson remarking that the move to a four-year contract was a good one. Anderson also said he would like to see officers make an effort to practice community policing, engaging… Keep Reading


Elburn Fire Department paramedics earn their VMO certification

ELBURN—Paramedics try to work within what emergency medicine calls “Golden Hour”—the time frame to get an injured person from the scene of an accident to the operating room, giving the trauma patient his or her best chance for survival. When the injured person is trapped inside the vehicle, it significantly complicates the effort. For that… Keep Reading


Teens request permission to build Elburn skate park

ELBURN—Eight Harter Middle School students attended the May 18 Elburn Village Board meeting to ask board members for permission to move forward on an Elburn skate park. Kaneland Harter Middle School teacher Rick Barik, who has been advising the students in their effort, also attended the meeting. Village President Dave Anderson told the group that… Keep Reading


On the move

Ream’s market to move into former Papa G’s building ELBURN—The building that formerly housed Papa G’s, 250 S. Main St., will soon show new signs of life, as the Ream family recently took ownership of the location. Randy and Janelle Ream closed on the new building on May 14. They said they would be happy… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Elburn Community Center Swap and Shop 5-16-15-5

Lending a hand

Swap Shop positively impacts local families in need ELBURN—It’s difficult to keep track of the numbers, but Swap Shop coordinator Nicole Dulski believes at least a couple hundred families benefited from the semi-annual event last weekend. “It was wonderful,” Dulski said of the event. Families were invited to drop off gently used household items, toys… Keep Reading

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A signature debut

An open house and red ribbon ceremony for Signature Real Estate, 135 S. Main St., Elburn, took place the afternoon of May 14. Signature Real Estate Professionals expanded to Elburn this spring. The new location boasts the expertise of owner Carrie Ottum (left), a Sugar Grove native, and mortgage loan consultant Carrie Martinelli. Photo by… Keep Reading


Town and Country Friends celebrate garden raffle

ELBURN—The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library held their annual Spring Garden Raffle and Plant Sale on Saturday at the library. The drawing was supervised by Friends Executive Vice President Joan Hansen, and the winning raffle tickets were drawn by Friends President Lori Crimmins. The joint winners of the first-prize Garden Cart and… Keep Reading


Elburn church completes hybrid lift installation

ELBURN—The installation of a new hybrid lift at Community Congregational Church (CCC) of Elburn will enable parishioners and guests with disabilities to once again access the sanctuary—a priority for the church, despite the lift’s $70,000 price tag. “We are in the process of attempting to practice radical hospitality,” Rev. Bennett McNeal said. “We are in… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle winners for April 2015

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle for April 2015: Barney & Fred, Living Well Health Center, Patti McKittrick, Drew Malone, Nick & Lynne Carter, Kathy Galauner and Michelle Montalbano, all of Elburn; Jessica Bowgren of Maple Park; Ed Stuehm and Steve Lillie of Geneva; Sarah Jonathan of Batavia; Peter Rivera… Keep Reading


Calling all youth

Elburn Fire District to host Explorer recruitment night ELBURN—Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will host a recruitment night for its Explorer program on Thursday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m. “We’re looking for youths and teens from ages 14 to 20 to join our fire and EMS services Explorer Post,” program lead adviser Rob… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions to host vision screening

ELBURN—In its continuing mission to provide programs and services for the detection, treatment and rehabilitation of visual and hearing impairments, the Elburn Lions Club will offer mobile vision screening from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Lions Park. Lion Dave Broz, immediate past president of the club, said the screening is offered… Keep Reading

The Aaron Whitney House is located at 420 E. Kansas St. in Elburn.
Photo by Lynn Logan

Aaron Whitney Homestead ready for visitors

ELBURN—Although she lived most of her life in Naperville, Judy Singer was ready for a change. And change brought her to Elburn and the historic Aaron Whitney Homestead. The 2-acre property, containing a large home, barn and chicken coop at 420 E. Kansas St., is available for parties and get-togethers of nearly any type. Calling… Keep Reading


Elburn Poppy Days May 15-16

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently proclaimed May 15 and 16 as Poppy Days in the village. According to the Poppy Day Proclamation, the American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to remind America annually of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war. The red poppy has been designated… Keep Reading


Elburn Days Craft Fair applications now available

ELBURN—Elburn Days Craft Fair applications are now available. To download yours, visit This year’s Elburn Days event dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-23. Booth space is only $115 per 10-foot-by-10-foot booth. The deadline to receive applications is June 1, so send yours in soon to guarantee a space. For more information, contact… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Class in a Glass at ECC 5-2-15-3

Community enjoys Class in a Glass

Photo: Jeffrey Howell of Downers Grove, Ill., pours a white wine sample for Adria Williams of St. Charles. Photo by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center on Saturday hosted its second Class in a Glass wine tasting event. The event was made possible through the coupled efforts of the Community Center and Geneva… Keep Reading


Elburn study to create picture of current, future business

ELBURN—The village of Elburn will hire Northern Illinois University’s Center for Government Studies to develop a profile of Elburn’s current and potential future businesses. The first step in the six-step process will include an assessment of present and expected performance of Elburn’s businesses, a definition of the existing businesses’ market area and customer profiles, and… Keep Reading


Building permits, inspections up in first quarter of 2015

ELBURN—Building permits issued in Elburn during the first quarter of 2015 are up over those issued in the first quarter of the past seven years, respectively. The 37 building permits for this year’s first quarter compares to 29 in 2014’s first quarter. This year’s permits include five single-family homes, compared to two single-family homes in… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel’s black bean burgers are winners

Photo: Taste tester Nicole Fleshman displays one of the five black bean burgers up for review at Eddie Gaedel’s. Taste tester Stacy Ashton (below) samples and documents her opinion. Photos by Patti Wilk ELBURN—Everyone was a winner last week at Eddie Gaedel’s black bean burger tasting. Eddie Gaedel owner Annette Theobald had set up a… Keep Reading


Elburn police officer charged with sexual assault

CAMPTON HILLS—A Campton Hills man on Tuesday was charged with preying on and sexually assaulting a child over a 10-year period. David L. Wright, 53, of the 43W block of McDonald Road, Campton Hills, is charged with 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, each a Class X felony, and 11 counts of criminal sexual… Keep Reading

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