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  •  Visitors to Carol Stream’s JustPlay! Sports and Recreation Festival can try scaling a 25-foot climbing tower among the many adventure activities and sports included in the event Saturday and Sunday.

    You can try adventure activities at Carol Stream’s JustPlay! festival May 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maybe your dream adventure vacation would have you paddleboarding off a picturesque coast or kayaking an exotic river. Or you see yourself at a clinic with professional athletes or taking up a new game. Whatever you think you might like to try, you're likely to find it at the JustPlay! Sports and Recreation Festival running Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, in Carol Stream.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District seeks sign approval May 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Carol Stream Park District is seeking village zoning approvals to construct a 13-foot, 8-inch welcome sign in front of the new recreation center that is scheduled to open this summer. Parks officials are also seeking village permission to attach two acrylic placards onto an existing sign at the Town Center as a way to provide motorists on Lies Road with directional signage for the rec center. The requests come after the village and park boards were unable to come to an agreement about shared signage on the Town Center site at Gary Avenue and Lies Road.

     
  • Carol Stream Village President Frank Saverino said Wednesday during his annual State of the Village address that a flood control project planned at Armstrong Park will help mitigate flooding in the area — but won't solve it completely. A large dirt mound sits at the construction site now, but the project is expected to begin this year.

    Carol Stream mayor: Flood relief efforts will help May 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream Village President Frank Saverino said Wednesday the stormwater management system set for construction in Armstrong Park might not solve all the village's flooding problems, but it will help. The stormwater project will consist of two above ground reservoirs on the south side of the park and a siphon that will release stormwater to a downstream point in Klein Creek. Construction could begin as early as this summer. And while it's intended to help ease flooding in the park and nearby neighborhood, it won't rid the area of flooding completely, Saverino said.

     
  •  Now that the Carol Stream village board has rejected plans to alter existing signs at the Town Center, park district officials say they are going to be adding signs of their own near the new recreation center.

    Carol Stream Park District to pursue own signs Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Carol Stream Park District is developing signs to put near its new recreation center after the village board said it didn’t want to share costs to alter existing signage on site. Parks officials will meet with Williams Architects early next week to discuss the design for possibly two signs — a large one in front of the building that fronts Gary Avenue, and a smaller one near the Lies Road entrance, officials said. That means there could be as many as four signs on the Town Center site.

     
  • The Carol Stream village board voted Tuesday to keep two existing signs at the Town Center intact — without modifications that could have removed the name of former Village President Ross Ferraro at the price of as much as $210,000 a piece.

    Ferraro's name will stay on Carol Stream signs Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two existing identification signs at Carol Stream's Town Center that include the name of former Village President Ross Ferraro will be staying put. The village board voted 4-1 Tuesday to keep the signs as is, and not make any alterations as had been previously discussed with park district officials.

     
  •  The Carol Stream Library board is expected to discuss a potential sale of its 7½-acre Kuhn Road property Wednesday.

    Is Carol Stream Library Board on verge of selling Kuhn Road property? Feb 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The sale of a 7½-acre site once intended for a new library in Carol Stream could be imminent. The Carol Stream Library Board is expected to discuss a potential sale of the property Wednesday during the closed session portion of its monthly board meeting, according to an agenda posted Monday.

     
  • Wynn Ullman: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Wynn Ullman, running for Carol Stream Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Brian Sokolowski: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Brian Sokolowski, running for Carol Stream Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Brenda Gramann: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Brenda Gramann, running for Carol Stream Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Michael P. Infelise

    Registered sex offender arrested at Carol Stream school Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    A registered sex offender was arrested in Carol Stream this week for attending children’s after-school activities with his girlfriend and her daughter, authorities said. Michael P. Infelise, 29, of the 1300 block of Terry Road in Glendale Heights, was arrested Wednesday at Heritage Lakes Elementary School and charged with one felony count of presence within a school zone by a sex offender.

     
  • Hanover Park apiary users can take beekeeping class Feb 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Anyone interested in keeping hives at the Hanover Park Community Apiary can sign up for a beginning beekeepers course from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 28 through April 1 at the Carol Stream Park District’s Simkus Recreation Center, 849 W. Lies Road.

     
  • Ross Ferraro

    Ex-Carol Stream mayor upset over sign name change Feb 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    The longest-serving village president in Carol Stream history says he’s upset and disappointed about plans that would remove his name from signs at the Town Center he helped to create. Two existing signs on the 22-acre property at the corner of Gary Avenue and Lies Road say “Ross Ferraro Town Center,” but initial sketches from an architect hired by the village and park district to design changes to the signs proposes removal of Ferraro’s name. “I always believed when you dedicate something to a person, you do not undedicate it," Ferraro said.

     
  •  Village and park district officials in Carol Stream have proposed that current identification signs at Town Center be modified in advance of the opening of the new recreation center. But the two sides can’t agree on whether to split the cost.

    Carol Stream parks, village bicker over sign costs Feb 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    What’s your sign? In Carol Stream, ask village and park officials and they’ll say it could cost you $210,000 to find out. That’s the estimated maximum price to redo one identification sign at the Ross Ferraro Town Center, where the park district’s new recreation center is set to open this summer.

     
  •  Carol Stream park board President Brenda Gramann and architect Frank Parisi examine the geothermal heating and cooling system Saturday at the Fountain View Recreation Center during a walk-through for parks officials. The system uses pumps to pull up underground air to assist in warming or cooling the building.

    Carol Stream officials wowed by rec center progress Feb 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    “Wow” was the word Saturday morning as Carol Stream park district and village officials toured the Fountain View Recreation Center under construction at Gary and Lies roads. Wows for the poo, the geothermal heating and cooling system and the fitness center facing a manicured park. And wows especially to see the facility — the park district's largest building project at $18 million and 90,846 square-feet — inching closer to completion.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District could end up paying DuPage County more than expected for its portion of a flood relief project earmarked for Armstrong Park — which has been delayed due to a lengthy state permit review process.

    Carol Stream could pay more for flood project Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream Park District may have to pay DuPage County more than expected for stormwater storage space at soon-to-be constructed flood reservoirs in Armstrong Park. But this week, DuPage County Stormwater Management Department Director Tony Charlton said it was unfair to say project costs have risen, since the first price estimate — which he labeled as $330,000 — was likely a placeholder that park district staff devised during the budgeting process.

     
  • Carol Stream nominates top volunteers Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Eleven Carol Stream residents have been nominated by local service organizations as potential recipients of the village's Citizen of the Year awards to honor their volunteerism in 2012.

     
  • Proposed improvements to Armstrong Park in Carol Stream include renovations to Ray Nazillian Field in the park's northwest corner at an estimated cost of $190,000.

    $1 million in upgrades on tap for Carol Stream parkJan 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream Park District officials are planning roughly $1 million in improvements to recreational amenities at Armstrong Park, where a $5 million DuPage County stormwater management system will be built. Though improvements to the park have been planned as part of the district's voter-approved $37 million capital program, the plans have been put on hold awaiting design, permitting and other approvals for the county flood relief project.

     
  • Evelyn Mosena, 3, of Carol Stream, gets her face painted Saturday at the Carol Stream Park District’s Teenie Weenie New Year’s Eve Ball.

    Carol Stream kids make noise for early New Year Dec 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    New Year's Eve always comes early for kids. On Saturday, kids ages one to five got to experience new year's festivities a full two-and-a-half days early during the Carol Stream Park District's Teenie Weenie New Year's Eve Ball at Smikus Recreation Center. "They don't seem to care" about the earlier date and time, said Suzanne Waghorne, recreation coordinator. "And it's fun to count down to noon."

     
  •  Crews work on repairs to a pedestrian bridge between the Carol Stream Public Library and Armstrong Park.

    Carol Stream pedestrian bridge to reopen soon Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    A 34-year-old pedestrian bridge connecting the Carol Stream Public Library with Armstrong Park is undergoing repairs and should be open after the new year, officials said. The bridge has been closed since March when a concrete slab fell off and into Klein Creek, which passes about five feet below.

     
  • With construction of a county stormwater management project planned at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream, the village is transferring a 16.38-acre parcel to the park district for the relocation of its recreational facilities.

    Carol Stream transfers 16 acres to park district Nov 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    Since the 1960s, the village of Carol Stream has owned a 16.38-acre parcel of land that separates the northern and southern portions of Armstrong Park owned by the Carol Stream Park District. But village officials say now is a good time to transfer the land to the park district so current recreational uses on the south side of the park that will be displaced by a $5 million county stormwater management project can be relocated.

     
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