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NIU holiday concerts Nov. 29 and Dec. 7

DEKALB—The Northern Illinois University (NIU) music department will present two holiday concerts at the Music Building, located at 400 Lucinda Avenue in DeKalb. “Swingin’ In the Holidays” is the theme of the first concert. The NIU Jazz faculty and students will ring in the holidays with their special jazz renditions of many of your favorite… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness/Sugar Grove

Know before you go

Travel safety tips for your Thanksgiving holiday CHICAGO—Thanksgiving week is one typically filled with travel, a busy schedule and potentially bad weather. “Don’t let this hectic time of year sidetrack you from safety on the road,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Take some time now to talk to your family about how… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Lazarus House Thanksgiving feast Nov. 26

AURORA—Lazarus House will host its annual Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Tri-Cities Salvation Army, 1710 S. 7th Ave., St. Charles. Dining begins at noon. The feast has become an established tradition in the community. Not only are Lazarus House guests blessed by the outpouring of generosity… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Of Cookies and Grandchildren

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove Jerry and I host a Christmas party each year for family, neighbors, and friends. My Christmas cookies quickly disappear—maybe because they are full of real butter. But I think the main reason is that I ask my three granddaughters to serve them during the party. It… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Prime rib, popovers go together like Santa, Mrs. Claus

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove Last Thanksgiving, I wrote my first cooking column for The Elburn Herald. I shared my recipe for making fabulous mashed potatoes and decided to feature it again this year, along with more holiday dishes I cherish. Most of them are family recipes I’ve been making for… Keep Reading

Faith/Maple Park

Photos: Cold turkeys

People gathered at Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC) in Maple Park on Sunday to donate frozen turkeys, hams and other canned foods to local families in need. The drop collected 168 meats, and organizers said its success will lead to 821 filled plates. Donations were collected by members of GMUC, St. Mary of the Assumption,… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Maple Park Make and Take Dec. 2

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest Committee will host the fifth annual Kids’ Holiday Make and Take on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Park American Legion, 203 Main St., Maple Park. Come out for an evening of crafting. Children and parents can visit different craft stations to create holiday ornaments… Keep Reading

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At long last

Anderson Road overpass completion scheduled for Dec. 7 ELBURN—“It’s finally here.” Those three words were recently uttered by Village President Dave Anderson regarding the completion of Elburn’s long-awaited Anderson Road overpass. The Anderson Road overpass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Route 38 and Keslinger Road will open on Monday, Dec. 7. The Kane… Keep Reading

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Local News

Lighting a FUSE

New Elburn gym offers fun, friendship and fitness ELBURN—FUSE Gym owners and trainers Jessica Humay and her sister Heather Nanni were both active in sports while growing up, playing soccer and tennis. A cardiac nurse by profession, Humay worked in the pre- and post-catheterization labs of several medical centers where patients would come for diagnosis… Keep Reading

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From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Get in-FUSE-d

We invite our readers this week to check out Elburn Herald reporter Susan O’Neill’s story on FUSE, the latest gym to set up shop in the Elburn area. Located on Herra Street, just off Thyrelius Street, FUSE Gym occupies a two-story, 4,300-square-foot building, and features everything from self-propelled cardio equipment and state-of-the-art heart rate monitors… Keep Reading


Food Pantry receives ‘Investing in Illinois’ award

ELBURN—Countryside Food Pantry recently won an AT&T Investing in Illinois Award for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. Countryside Food Pantry will receive $1,000 from AT&T to be used to purchase the necessary food items that the pantry distributes to its clients each week. “There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in Illinois.… Keep Reading


Deal or no deal

Residents return to voice concerns about Patten property sale ELBURN—Several local residents attended the Elburn Village Board meeting on Monday night to express their concerns regarding the the Kane County Forest Preserve District’s potential purchase of the 18-acre Patten property on Route 47 in Elburn. The item was not on the agenda for discussion, and… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Trustee spot available on Maple Park Library Board

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Public Library has one immediate opening on its board of trustees. Trustees volunteer their time to make a difference on issues related to library operations and programming. The board meets eight times per fiscal year at 7 p.m., with upcoming meetings on the following dates: Dec 3, March 3, April 7,… Keep Reading

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Anderson Road overpass set to open Dec. 7

ELBURN—The much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Anderson Road Overpass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the intersection of Anderson Road and Prairie Valley Street, Elburn. The overpass of the busy Union Pacific West Line railroad tracks on the east of the village of Elburn will enhance public… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events/Sugar Grove

Salvation Army brings Christmas kettles to Kaneland area

ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland area. In the past, Conley Outreach, a Salvation Army Extension site, coordinated these area kettles. This year, a new procedure is in place. Volunteers for all area kettles, including Elburn and Sugar Grove, are being scheduled online through the… Keep Reading


Metra OKs price hike

Increase will include Monthly Pass, 10-Ride and One-Way Tickets KANE COUNTY—Kane County commuters will be interested to know that the cost of their monthly passes, 10-rides and one-way train tickets are about to go up. The Metra Board of Directors on Nov. 12 approved a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Patience pays off

Sugar Grove awarded $2.15 million judgment SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove on Friday was awarded a judgment of $2,150,400 in a lawsuit against Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland regarding refusal to pay for improvements to the village’s Settlers Ridge subdivision. The subdivision in 2008 was left with incomplete streets and other sections. Improvements… Keep Reading

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