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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 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


Eddie Gaedel requests variance for live entertainment

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill owner Annette Theobald recently requested a variance from the village of Elburn that would allow her restaurant to feature live entertainment and dancing. Although the space within the venue doesn’t allow for a separate dance floor, Theobald said she wants to leave that option in the variance description. “You can’t… 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 This year’s Elburn Days Craft Fair will take place Friday,… Keep Reading


Photos: Heavy Metal

Construction of the Anderson Road overpass is ramping up, as four large beams, on their way to Elburn from Wausau, Wisc., came through downtown Elburn the morning of June 4. Turning left on North Street, the oversized beams on the tractor trailers were delivered to the contruction site. Keep Reading


Elburn swears in new full-time police officer

ELBURN—Elburn police officer Victoria Gwizdak was sworn in during Monday Village Board meeting. Gwizdak told the board that she has enjoyed her first few weeks with the Elburn Police Department. Gwizdak came to Elburn by way of the Island Lake Police Department. She was recently recognized by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, the Island Lake… Keep Reading


Library offers waiver of fines with food pantry donation

ELBURN—Town and Country Public Library District patrons who owe fines for overdue books will be able to pay off their debt with a donation to the Elburn Countryside Food Pantry during the first two weeks of June. The program began on Monday. By noon that day, 55 food pantry donations had accumulated in the library… Keep Reading


Elburn electricity aggregation program update

ELBURN—The state of Illinois has enabled municipalities to operate municipal aggregation programs for the benefit of its residents. Elburn was one of the first 20 municipalities in Illinois to manage an aggregation program on behalf of its residents. Since then, more than 300 Illinois communities have initiated aggregation programs. Municipal aggregation programs allows the village… Keep Reading


School Board approves scoreboard contract

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on May 27 voted 5-2 to approve a contract with Correct Digital Displays for $43,792. The company will install a scoreboard on the varsity football field at Kaneland High School. Trustees Pedro Rivas and Ryan Kerry voted against the item. According to a report by Kaneland’s Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs,… Keep Reading


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

Elburn/Sugar Grove

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

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