Burlington

Transferring police services to county help town stay under budget

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If the Town of Burlington annual meeting is supposed to be an exercise in old-fashioned, hands-on democracy, then the two people who showed up for Tuesday’s annual meeting had a leg up on everyone else. That said, not much has changed from 2010 to 2011 […]

 
 

Fallen lineman gets a lasting tribute

Visitors take a look at the new memorial honoring linemen that work for Com Ed in Cyrstal Lake, Ill. The scupture, which was unveiled in March, honors linemen who died in service, including Kelly Skiles of Lyons.

Wife of former Lyons man who died on the job attends statue unveiling   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Lyons resident Kelly Skiles, 53, died March 29, 2011, he died doing a job he felt needed to be done – and which many seem happy to either take for […]

 
 

BASD test scores down, messages mixed

Steep drop in 10th-grade scores may be an anomaly, official says   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Dragged down by relatively poor scores posted by 10th-graders, the Burlington Area School District took a major step backward in performance on statewide assessment tests administered last fall. However, those scores appear […]

 
 

Henderson ready to step up

Henderson ready to step up

Building on CCHS’s tradition is his goal as principal   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Eric Henderson came to Burlington and Catholic Central High School in 2009, he had no inkling he’d be stepping into the school’s top job three years later. He was initially hired as the school’s […]

 
 

Gas leak forces residents to evacuate homes

A City of Burlington firefighter removes a manhole cover to allow utility company employees to check for the presence of natural gas in the 200 block of South Pine Street Friday morning. A contractor working in the area struck a gas line, causing the leak. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Residents living in the 200 block of South Pine Street in the City of Burlington were evacuated from their homes about 9 a.m. Friday while utility workers attempted to shutoff of natural gas leak. City firefighters were dispatched to the area about 8:45 a.m. […]

 
 

Number of veteran teachers drives BASD’s high wage rank

Number of veteran teachers drives BASD’s high wage rank

But administrators say new policy will change compensation approach in future By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Fact: The average salary for the Burlington Area School District staff member is more than $60,000 for the 2011-12 school year – higher than most school districts in the state. Also fact: The staff’s […]

 
 

District issues 17 preliminary layoff notices

Proposed staff cuts due to declining enrollment, officials say By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After spending more than an hour and a half in closed session Monday night, the Burlington Area School District School Board came out and approved preliminary layoff notices to be sent to 17 BASD teachers. The […]

 
 

Concert series to rock Echo Park this summer

Burlington’s B-Town Sounds concert series is patterned after the popular River Rhythms in Waterford, shown here.

Organizers plan seven free concerts By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Hoping to inject a bit a music and fun into downtown Burlington this summer, a group of local volunteers and business people have plans to launch B-Town Sounds, a free seven-concert music series slated for Echo Park. The Thursday […]

 
 

Where to vote in the Burlington area

Here is a list of local polling places that will accommodate voters in their respective communities for the Tuesday, April 3, election. All polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. • City of Burlington residents living in Aldermanic Districts 1 and 2 cast ballots at Cross Lutheran Church, […]

 
 

Fourth District features the only race for Burlington City Council

Girolamo dropped out of race in Second District By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With Jeff Fischer choosing not to run for another team as alderman of the City of Burlington’s Fourth District, two challengers will now fight it out for the open position. It is the only contested race for […]

 
 
 
 
 

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