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  • Fountain View Recreation Center gets LEED-certified Sep 13, 2014 7:40 AM
    Carol Stream Park District’s efforts to make the Fountain View Recreation Center environmentally friendly and energy-efficient have paid off: the building recently received LEED certification. Park officials say Fountain View is the first public recreation center in Illinois to receive the certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design and is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.

     
  • New Carol Stream parks boss brings passion for healthy lifestyles Jul 21, 2014 5:18 PM
    Jim Reuter says he wants to help others pursue healthy lifestyles and his new job as executive director of Carol Stream Park District puts him in a position to do just that. “I just have a passion for providing activities and facilities for people for their health and wellness and fitness,” he said Monday, his first day on the job after being plucked from South Elgin, where he served as director of the village’s parks and recreation department since 1997.

     
  • Construction begins in Carol Stream’s Armstrong Park Jun 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Construction has started on the much-anticipated flood relief project in Carol Stream’s Armstrong Park. Crews have cleared vegetation and installed a fabric fence for sediment and erosion control in preparation for coming earthwork, officials said.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District considers firms to help with director search Feb 10, 2014 9:09 AM
    The Carol Stream Park District board appears close to hiring a search firm to find a new executive director. The park board is expected to meet Monday night in executive session. “I’m hoping we pick the firm we work with,” board President Tim Powers said.

     
  • Carol Stream park district begins discussion on director search Dec 17, 2013 12:12 AM
    The Carol Stream Park District kicked off its discussion on finding a new executive director at Monday’s board of commissioners meeting, the first of many give-and-takes expected. A committee of the whole meeting was set for Jan. 6 to discuss the process of hiring a replacement for long-time director Arnie Biondo, who was named executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District last week. Biondo’s last day with the park district is Jan. 8.

     
  • Carol Stream park district begins search for new director Dec 13, 2013 5:43 PM
    The official search for a new Carol Stream Park District executive director begins at Monday’s board of commissioners meeting, but the groundwork has been in place for some time. The park district is looking to fill its top administrative post after longtime director Arnie Biondo was named executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve district names executive director Dec 10, 2013 4:32 PM
    The longtime executive director of Carol Stream Park District, Arnold Biondo, has been picked to fill the top administrative post at the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Biondo's selection as executive director was approved Tuesday by district commissioners. He replaces Brent Manning, who stepped down in June 2012 citing health and family concerns.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District to allow alcohol sales Nov 12, 2013 6:06 PM
    Visitors to McCaslin Park and Fountain View Recreation Center in Carol Stream may be allowed to drink beer and wine beginning next year. The park district board this week unanimously agreed to allow alcohol sales at authorized adult softball tournaments and private rentals.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District moving closer to allowing alcohol sales Oct 8, 2013 5:26 AM
    The Carol Stream Park District appears to be just a couple steps away from allowing alcohol sales at the new Fountain View Recreation Center and during adult softball tournaments at McCaslin Park. “We know that there is reticence from some areas of the community about the park district serving liquor, but I think we have taken steps to ensure that youth will not be involved if there is liquor being served," park board President Tim Powers said.

     
  • More delays in Carol Stream flood-relief project Sep 25, 2013 5:05 AM
    A delay in securing a permit will likely push back construction of a $7 million stormwater management project at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream once again — this time until spring of 2014. “Obviously, we’re frustrated at the lack of movement,” DuPage County Board member Jim Zay said. “It’s unacceptable to us.”

     
  • Carol Stream transferring land to park district Sep 19, 2013 1:46 PM
    A one-acre vacant lot along Gary Avenue in Carol Stream is being transferred from village ownership to the park district with an eye toward converting it into a neighborhood park.

     
  • Carol Stream library trustees: Hang on to new site, make it a park for now Sep 17, 2013 5:22 AM
    A majority of Carol Stream library board trustees favor signing an agreement with the park district to put a park on vacant land once intended for a new library. “It seemed like the best plan to (survey respondents) was to hang onto it until the market gets better. We can think about selling it at some point if we don't use it for a new library,” board President Jim Bailey said.

     
  • CSBarks gives dogs, owners a day out together Sep 11, 2013 12:36 PM
    CSBarks Dog Festival in Carol Stream is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with birthday cake? But only for the dogs, of course.

     
  • Carol Stream’s $19 million rec center ready for unveiling Sep 6, 2013 3:26 PM
    More than three years after a major referendum push, planning and construction, and a $19 million price tag, a new health and fitness destination in Carol Stream is ready for its public unveiling. The Carol Stream Park District’s two-story, 90,846-square-foot Fountain View Recreation Center, located at the Ross Ferraro Town Center at Gary Avenue and Lies Road, will host a grand opening from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

     
  • Armstrong Park light fix waiting on stormwater project Aug 16, 2013 1:37 PM
    A lighting outage in Carol Stream's Armstrong Park can't be fixed because the break in the electrical line sits underneath a large mound that won't be moved until a long-delayed stormwater project begins, officials said. The outage has primarily affected light poles that illuminate the park's roller hockey court and baseball fields.

     
  • Carol Stream Library surveying residents on land use Aug 8, 2013 12:44 PM
    The Carol Stream Library board is asking residents for their opinions on whether to sell the 7.5-acre piece of property it owns on Kuhn Road that was once intended as space for a new library. Patrons to the library began filling out a survey this week that asks their preference regarding future use of the property at 2N540 Kuhn Road. The survey is also available on the library's website.

     
  • New rec centers for Carol Stream, West Chicago Aug 8, 2013 5:37 PM
    Residents in two DuPage County towns that share a border will be getting recreation centers of their own — one that’s almost ready to open in Carol Stream and another that’s about a year away in West Chicago. Here's a look at both projects...

     
  • Carol Stream Park District ponders alcohol sales Jul 23, 2013 6:52 PM
    Carol Stream Park District officials are considering allowing alcohol sales during paid rental events at the new Fountain View Recreation Center and during adult softball tournaments at McCaslin Park. Residents interested in renting out rooms at the new recreation center, which is expected to open Labor Day weekend, have already been contacting the park district to inquire if alcohol will be allowed on site for parties, officials said.

     
  • Library may survey Carol Stream residents on land sale Jul 18, 2013 1:52 PM
    Before the Carol Stream Library board decides whether to proceed with the sale of its Kuhn Road property, officials say they'll seek public input. The board is planning a variety of ways to gauge the public pulse, including holding a town-hall meeting, posting a survey on the library website, and perhaps sending a direct mail survey to homes.

     
  • Probation for sex offender arrested at Carol Stream school Jul 5, 2013 11:38 AM
    A registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for attending a children's cheerleading program at a Carol Stream elementary school. Michael Infelise, 30, of the 1300 block of Terry Road in Glendale Heights, pleaded guilty in June to a charge of child sex offender within a school zone.

     
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