Friday, April 12, 2013
Fox River Ecosystem Partnership Noon Network to meet April 17 in Elburn.
The Fox River Ecosystem Partnership, during one of its bimonthly FREP Noon Network meetings this month, will be looking at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve, Hughes Road, Elburn. The meeting is noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, and the public is welcome to participate in the free program telling the history of this unique site, which is part of the Kane County Forest Preserve District. The program will start in the lower shelter for an overview by Drew Ullberg, the forest preserve district’s director of natural resources. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during this talk, before the group goes on a hike through the savanna, where members of it will help plant new trees. Hiking shoes and appropriate outerwear are …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Scores turn out for funeral service for St. Charles East grad, Elgin Community College student Michael D. Fairbanks.
Nearly 200 people turned out Saturday afternoon to share fond memories of and bid a tearful farewell to Michael D. Fairbanks, a young man who by all accounts leaves a legacy of kindness, compassion, humor, acceptance of others, and fearless leadership. Fairbanks, 19, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, at a home in Elburn. The large visitation room where the St. Charles East High School graduate’s casket awaited visitors was packed to overflowing for the 2 p.m. service that included scripture readings and prayer, but also a time for his family and friends to step up and, sometimes with tears, other times amid laughter, to share poignant memories of a young man who had deeply touched the lives of those around him. “We’ve lost such…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Friends of Michael Fairbanks voiced grief, love and fond memories on Twitter this week, after the 19-year-old Tri-Cities resident and Elgin Community College student was found dead Tuesday in an Elburn home.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Here is her identity and how the crash happened.
Police Tuesday afternoon identified the driver who died at the scene of a car vs. truck crash west of Elburn. The driver is 78-year-old Lorella Huff, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office. Huff was driving a 1995 Toyota Camry north on Francis Road. For reasons unknown, she did not stop at the stop sign for Route 38, the Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Huff's car entered the intersection and struck a 2012 Hino box truck heading west on Route 38. Traffic on Route 38 does not have a stop sign. The driver of the truck, a 36-year-old man from Roselle, was uninjured. Huff was pronounced dead at the crash scene. "No tickets have been issued in relation to this crash," a Sheriff…
Route 38 was closed for about 3.5 hours while police responded to the crash.
Update: Route 38 was open again to traffic at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police released the name of the driver who died in the crash. A fatal crash late Tuesday morning shut down Route 38 in the Elburn area, police said. Route 38 was blocked between Route 47 and Meredith Road, and was closed for several hours, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office. A Patch staffer near the scene said motorists accessed Route 47 for a detour. The crash occurred on Route 38 and Francis Road, about 2.3 miles west of Routes 38 and 47. Some of the scanner reports for the crash came in at 11:51 a.m. A car and semi-tractor trailer were involved in the accident, according to scanner reports. First responders to the scene indicated entrapment and injuries. A …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
There are a lot of athletes from Chicago suburbs — and Patch towns — on some of the best teams in college football this season.
The BCS bowl season has begun, but two area schools will wait until after the new year to play in some of the most prestigious bowl games — and their rosters feature lots of area talent from Chicago suburbs and Patch towns like St. Charles. For example, Norther Illinois, which plays Florida State on Jan. 1 in the Discover Orange Bowl, has two players who attended St. Charles schools. Ryan Brown of Elburn, a graduate of St. Charles North, is an offensive lineman in his sophomore year. Jess Striedl of St. Charles, a St, Charles East alumn, plays tight end. He, too, is in his sophomore year at Northern. Notre Dame, the No. 1 team in the country, plays Alabama in the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7. And No. 15 Northern Illinois, a …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Maple Park teenager's visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, before proceeding to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Virgil, for a 10 a.m. Mass.