Articles filed under Butterfield Park District

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  • Local park districts receive state funds for land buys and improvements Jan 8, 2015 11:03 AM
    Ten DuPage County park districts received funds to purchase land and make park improvements from the $26 million that Gov. Pat Quinn announced Jan. 3 would be relased through the state's Open Space and Land Acquisition and Development program.

  • Voters approve Butterfield Park District tax increase Nov 4, 2014 10:23 PM
    Voters have given the Butterfield Park District the go-ahead to borrow nearly $3 million to purchase a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Route 53 near Glen Ellyn where a gas station had been proposed. Unofficial results from all nine precincts Tuesday show 70 percent of voters supporting a tax increase to allow the district to borrow money and about 30 percent opposing it.

  • DuPage voters to decide long list of referendum questions Nov 3, 2014 8:32 AM
    DuPage County voters on Tuesday will weigh in on more than two dozen referendum questions dealing with topics ranging from a proposed indoor aquatic center in Glen Ellyn to road repairs in Villa Park. Here is a look at some of the biggest questions on the general election ballots.

  • Group makes last push for Butterfield tax request Oct 31, 2014 6:53 PM
    With the election less than a week away, a residents group is reminding residents the fate of a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Route 53 near Glen Ellyn lies in the hands of a few thousand voters. Butterfield Park District wants to purchase and preserve the roughly 2.4-acre lot next to its headquarters, but only if voters approve a ballot question that would allow for the district to borrow nearly $3 million.

  • Endorsement: Yes on Butterfield Park District site purchase Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters in the Butterfield Park District approve purchase of a site that otherwise will be open to commercial development.

  • DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM
    More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County and cover a variety of topics, from deteriorating streets in Villa Park to complaints about airplane noise in towns neighboring O'Hare International Airport. “The residents are really getting clobbered with plane noise,” Itasca Village President Jeff Pruyn said.

  • Voters to be asked for $3 million to buy ex-gas station site near Glen Ellyn Aug 16, 2014 7:51 AM
    The Butterfield Park District will ask voters to approve a $3 million property tax increase to buy and improve a parcel at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road near Glen Ellyn. The move would cost the typical taxpayer about $55 per year. “My neighbors have asked me for years if there was any way we could acquire this property for public use,” said Michael Kryger, president of the park board.

  • Zoning board sticks with support of Glen Ellyn gas station Oct 9, 2013 10:33 AM
    Both sides of the argument heard, the fate of a proposed gas station in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn is headed back to the DuPage County's development committee. By a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the county's zoning board of appeals moved to send the matter back to the development committee with no additional findings. That committee, which next meets on Oct. 15, will issue its recommendation to the county board which is ultimately charged with granting approval or denial.

  • Glen Ellyn gas station plans raise environmental concerns Sep 27, 2013 3:42 PM
    Environmental experts testifying on behalf of the Butterfield Park District claim that emissions from a proposed gas station near Glen Ellyn would significantly increase the risk of cancer among people using nearby property.

  • Plans for gas station near Glen Ellyn move forward Jul 12, 2013 5:30 AM
    Plans for a combination gas station, convenience store and car wash in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn took a step forward on Thursday during a hearing before a DuPage County panel, despite opposition from area residents. The county’s zoning board of appeals voted 4-2 to recommend approval of a conditional use for the proposed 1.5-acre Mobil gas station and Bucky’s convenience store development at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road.

  • Opponents blast proposed gas station near Glen Ellyn Jul 9, 2013 8:14 PM
    Plans for a gasoline station, convenience store and car wash in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn have drawn opposition from nearby residents and officials from a park district who believe their properties would be unduly affected. Buchanan Energy of Omaha, Neb., has proposed a 1.5-acre development for the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road that would include space for 10 Mobil gas pumps that could serve as many as 20 vehicles, a 6,800-square-foot Bucky’s convenience store, and a 2,200-square-foot car wash.

  • Laura Saunerson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Laura Saunerson, running for Butterfield Park Board (6-year Terms)

  • NEDSRA's new leader looks forward to future Feb 7, 2011 10:46 AM
    Jeena Greenwalt takes over as executive director of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association with plans to help even more people with disabilities get active. “I respect the past. I admire the present, but I'm very excited about the future,” said Greenwalt, a 15-year veteran of NEDSRA who took over the organization's top spot in December.

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