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  • Carol Stream kids make noise for early New Year Dec 30, 2012 7:21 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."

     
  • Carol Stream pedestrian bridge to reopen soon Dec 21, 2012 8:13 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.

     
  • Carol Stream transfers 16 acres to park district Nov 23, 2012 5:30 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.

     
  • Carol Stream looks to update Town Center signs Nov 21, 2012 3:20 PM
    Carol Stream village and park district officials say they want to portray a unified image of the community gathering spot known as Town Center, where the district's new $18 million recreation facility is taking shape. And so signs at the site are expected to be modified to reflect that spirit, officials say.

     
  • Carol Stream library board votes to sell land Nov 19, 2012 10:52 PM
    A For Sale sign could soon be going up at 480 N. Kuhn Road — a controversial 7 1/2-acre vacant piece of land owned by the Carol Stream Public Library. The library board voted 6-1 Monday to list the property with Wheaton-based Realty Executives, whose Realtors have previously estimated the land to be worth $1,897,000. The land was purchased by the library in 2003 with intentions of building a new library facility there, but voters rejected those plans in three separate referendums.

     
  • Carol Stream rec center gets a name: Fountain View Nov 13, 2012 3:51 PM
    Carol Stream Park District's $18 million, 90,846-square-foot recreation center now taking shape at Town Center finally has a name: Fountain View Recreation Center. The selection of the name by the park district's board of commissioners this week is the result of months of brainstorming sessions and discussion among the board and park district staff, and the results of two online surveys sent to subscribers of the district's e-newsletter.

     
  • Carol Stream still seeking name for rec center Nov 9, 2012 5:20 AM
    Carol Stream Park District officials have narrowed the list of potential names for the new recreation center to four. They're asking for the public's opinion on the names in an online survey available until 4 p.m. Friday. The results will be given to the park board of commissioners to assist in making a final decision, which is expected to occur at a meeting Monday.

     
  • Glenbard works out differences on pool use Oct 30, 2012 5:46 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is giving the Carol Stream Park District $350,000 during the next 10 years — but perhaps with a different intent than originally proposed. The payment is in exchange for school district use of the park district’s new eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool inside the recreation center now under construction at the Town Center at Gary Avenue and Fountain View Drive.

     
  • Dist. 87 reluctant to pay to use Carol Stream pool Oct 17, 2012 11:45 AM
    As construction continues on a new 90,846-square-foot recreation center at the Town Center in Carol Stream, is it possible that some residents could be paying for it two times over? That's the question two members of the Glenbard High School District 87 board are asking in light of a proposal from the Carol Stream Park District that would give the school district use of the facility's new eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool in exchange for picking up a portion of construction costs.

     
  • New pacts in place for Carol Stream rec center use Sep 26, 2012 6:27 PM
    Residents of Carol Stream won't be the only ones who will be able to use the park district's new eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool inside the recreation center now under construction. Those who live within Glendale Heights and the Winfield Park District's boundaries will be able to pay the same resident rates to swim as those who live within the borders of the Carol Stream Park District, under agreements approved by the park board. And, students within Glenbard High School District 87 may get to use the pool as well.

     
  • Carol Stream Library studying land sale options Sep 20, 2012 7:13 PM
    If the Carol Stream Public Library board decides to sell its 7.5-acre property on Kuhn Road, the village would get first dibs on the land, officials said this week. Discussions to sell the site resurfaced at a meeting of the board's facilities committee earlier this month. The land at 480 N. Kuhn Road was purchased in 2003 to build a new library, but voters rejected such plans three times.

     
  • Dogs get the spotlight at annual Carol Stream fest Sep 16, 2012 6:44 PM
    Hundreds of four-legged friends happily enjoyed a day in the sun at Carol Stream's annual CS Barks Dog Festival Sunday. This was the first year the event was held at the Town Center site, and organizers said attendance exceeded expectations.

     
  • New Carol Stream library board may sell land Sep 10, 2012 11:48 PM
    A vacant 7.5-acre property owned by the Carol Stream Public Library could soon be going on the market. The land at 480 N. Kuhn Road was purchased by the library in 2003 with intentions of using it for a new library facility, but voters rejected those plans in three seperate referendums. Last year, the library board voted 4-3 to hold onto the property, but now, a new board that could have the votes to overturn that decision is revisting the issue.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District ponders beer, wine sales Aug 29, 2012 6:21 PM
    Participants in adult sporting events and spectators at McCaslin Park in Carol Stream might soon be able to purchase beer and wine from the park's concession stand. Park district officials say they are looking into that possibility in an attempt to collect additional revenue, though it's too early to say if it will become a reality.

     
  • Wheaton, Carol Stream Fourth of July events are Labor Day weekend Aug 29, 2012 7:54 AM
    The heat wave of early summer is gone, the dangerous drought conditions are easing, and now residents of Wheaton and Carol Stream can finally have some overdue fun. Both communities rescheduled their Independence Day celebrations in July due to the extreme weather conditions. And both will take advantage of the Labor Day holiday to celebrate the Fourth of July in early September.

     
  • Soil costs mount at Carol Stream rec center site Aug 28, 2012 5:03 PM
    The Carol Stream Park District is continuing to spend money to fix "undocumented" fill soil at the site of its new recreation center. The potentially unstable soil was discovered after officials broke ground on the $18 million project last fall, and since then, consultants have evaluated whether it was wise to build on the Town Center site at Gary Avenue and Lies Road.

     
  • Carol Stream still seeking perfect name for rec center Aug 28, 2012 5:17 PM
    Carol Stream Park District board members could evaluate up to 189 potential names before choosing one for the new recreation center. That's a much larger number than the eight top names, as narrowed down by park district staff, included in an online survey sent out last week to subscribers of the district's e-newsletter. "I'm not too keen with what we have right now," Board Vice President Wynn Ullman said.

     
  • New legislation helps Carol Stream Park District collect full amount of tax money Aug 27, 2012 9:57 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn came to Carol Stream Monday to sign legislation enabling the park district to borrow all $37 million for park improvement projects approved by voters in a February 2010 referendum. The bill signing took place at the site of the park district's $18 million, two-story recreation center now under construction. "I think the will of the people expressed in that referendum was to build the (recreation center). It would not be fully built if we weren't able to sign this bill," Quinn said. "Folks expressed their opinion in a binding referendum and to carry out that will, the law had to be adjusted."

     
  • Hey, Carol Stream: Got a name for rec center? Aug 23, 2012 5:31 PM
    Carol Stream residents are being asked to help name the park district's new $18 million, 90,846-square-foot recreation center now under construction. An online survey made available to subscribers of the park district's e-newsletter asks people to choose from eight different names, and once the survey closes later this week, the park board is expected to take the results into consideration when it makes a final naming decision.

     
  • Carol Stream Park District looks to repair pedestrian bridge Jun 28, 2012 5:32 PM
    A consultant is recommending a shuttered pedestrian bridge that connects the Carol Stream Public Library with Armstrong Park be replaced or temporarily fixed. Pavia-Marting & Company has been looking into possible fixes for the bridge, which has been closed since March after a concrete slab fell off it. The passageway sits about five feet above Klein Creek. The Carol Stream Park District, which owns the bridge, would be responsible for the cost of repairs.

     
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