Milwaukee Avenue set to open

But mayor doubts it will hit Thursday’s deadline By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Work on the Milwaukee Avenue construction project is supposed to be wrapped up today. “It is, but I have my doubts,” said City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller on Tuesday. “Looking at what’s left to be done, […]


District to add more cameras at local schools

Principal says they have been helpful   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District Buildings and Grounds Committee unanimously approved a proposal Monday night to add security cameras at Burlington High and Karcher Middle schools. BHS currently has 38 cameras, while Karcher has been using two wireless […]


New DPW head ready to step up

New DPW head ready to step up

Workman has varied background By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer In terms of a hiring process producing the best result, both the City of Burlington and its new Director of Public Works Craig Workman are ecstatic. “I’m delighted,” said Workman, who was announced as the new director last week. “The process […]


Landmark to close local Power Center

Landmark Cooperative’s Power Center, located in Burlington, will shut its doors Dec. 31. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Consumer product sales will cease in Burlington on Dec. 31 By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Landmark Services Cooperative, which has owned and operated separate agricultural and power center facilities in Burlington for several years, will close the doors on its power center on Milwaukee Avenue Dec. 31. Power Center Manager […]


Hospital launches ER renovation

Private patient exam rooms (left) and a new nurses’ station (right) are the most notable changes in this plan for the renovation of the emergency department at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. The project is slated for completion next summer.

Facility will remain open throughout project By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington has launched a $3-$4 million renovation of its emergency department in what hospital officials say is an effort to improve privacy and comfort for patients and their families. Work on the project began […]


Net returns

Net returns

Local volleyball teams make it two in a row   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer At the start of the season, expectations were high for the Burlington High School girls volleyball team. With five seniors – three of them NCAA Division 1 recruits – plus a talented crop of freshmen, […]


Narrow escape

Charred rubble and a brick chimney are all that remains of a home at 7121 McHenry that was consumed by fire early Sunday morning. Four teens narrowly escaped the blaze. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Chief says teens lucky to be alive as fire destroys home   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Four teens narrowly escaped with their lives when a fast-moving fire destroyed the Town of Burlington home they were sleeping in early Sunday morning. “Honestly, within a minute or two more and […]


City tax rate to fall; town’s will stay flat

Local officials putting final touches on 2013 budgets By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Both the city and town of Burlington are reaching the end of their respective 2013 budgeting processes. The City of Burlington held its final budget review session Tuesday night, going over water utility and wastewater treatment portions […]


Here’s a look at what’s on Tuesday’s ballot

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Although the hotly contested presidential race and mud-spattered statewide senatorial race top the ballot for Tuesday’s election, there are a few local races voters need to be aware of as they enter the voting booth. Redistricting that took place last year has changed the […]


Tax rate is up in final BASD budget

Sniping continues over teachers insurance plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Before the Burlington Area School District Board of Education finalized its 2012-13 operating budget, the two new board members got in their parting shots Monday night. Phil Ketterhagen and Roger Koldeway – both elected to the board in April […]


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