Burlington

City budget sails to approval

Officials predict little or no tax increase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little discussion, albeit one no vote, the City of Burlington Common Council approved its 2012 budget Tuesday night. The vote passed 6-1, with Alderman Katie Simenson casting the lone no vote. The tax levy mill rate […]

 
 

The trouble with crosswalks

West State Street problems launch another spirited discussion as solutions are sought By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s back to the drawing board for the City of Burlington Common Council as it tries to deal with a potentially dangerous situation involving crosswalks on West State Street. This time, after about […]

 
 

Dunham’s opens on Friday

Work crews install the lettering Tuesday on the main sign outside the new Dunham's store in Burlington's Fox River Plaza. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Store is tailored to local market, CEO says By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The parent company of Dunham’s sporting goods has confirmed that it’s new store in Burlington’s Fox River Plaza Shopping Center will open Dec. 16. The announcement was made Monday, Dec. 12, by Jeff Lynn, chairman and CEO […]

 
 

A firefighter to the core

Town of Burlington Fire Chief Craig Ebert is retiring at the end of the year after close to 50 years serving his community. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Ebert to retire, but his legacy at TOBFD will endure By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Somewhere around Fire Station No. 3 of the Town of Burlington Fire Department, there is an official printed definition of a firefighter. Town of Burlington Fire Chief Craig Ebert has his own definition, though. “It’s […]

 
 

Two School Board seats on spring ballot

Budget controversy may spur interest in race Voters and potential candidates are now able to see whether controversy this fall generated by the Burlington Area School District’s budget process will result in contested elections this spring. Two seats on the School Board, those currently held by John Anderson and Susan […]

 
 

City tax bills nearly ready for residents

City tax bills nearly ready for residents

Common Council set to approve budget Tuesday By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer According to City Treasurer Steve DeQuaker, property tax bills are expected to be mailed out sometime in the middle of December. DeQuaker said Tuesday that he is still waiting on one of the county numbers before the amounts […]

 
 

Mayor plans to seek re-election

Candidates may now file for local seats Burlington Mayor Bob Miller will seek a third two-year term this spring when seats on both the City Council and Town Board are up for election. Today is the first day for potential candidates for local office to circulate nomination papers. Miller confirmed […]

 
 

Robust turnout lifts holiday run

The leaders in the two-mile race run through the ChocolateFest grounds during the Talmer Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Nearly 500 participants help fill food pantry By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Chris Ponteri first visualized the idea of starting Burlington’s own “Turkey Trot” last fall, he hoped for a few hundred participants and a chance to give people something unusual to do on Thanksgiving morning. The event grew […]

 
 

Town budget gets standing ovation

Conservative group praises no-tax-increase plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little fanfare – and even a small standing ovation from members of a local political group that advocates conservative government – the Town of Burlington passed its budget Tuesday night. The meeting lasted all of 15 minutes, most […]

 
 

Rockin’ around the Christmas season

Live reindeer and their holiday-themed handlers will again be in the lineup on Friday when the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas parade through the city’s downtown. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Burlington’s annual parade is Friday night By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s time to be making your lists and checking them twice, because Santa Claus will arrive in town Friday evening. The annual City of Burlington Christmas parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The parade steps off from the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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