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  • Carol Stream bicycling enthusiast seeks on-street bike trails Jun 7, 2012 9:54 AM
    Avid bicycle enthusiast Robert Guico likes to pedal around his Carol Stream neighborhood and surrounding towns on two wheels as often as he can — sometimes to and from work, running errands, or just taking a joy ride. In an attempt to promote a "friendlier" environment for bicyclists, Guico proposed development of an on-street bike trail — complete with shared lane markings called "sharrows," and signage — that follow the direction of Klein Creek from north to south in Carol Stream. But a report issued by village staff this week suggests Guico's plan might not be that easy to implement.

     
  • Renovated Carol Stream park opens Saturday May 31, 2012 5:08 PM
    A newly renovated McCaslin Park in Carol Stream will officially open Saturday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony by park district officials.

     
  • Carol Stream site escapes park taxes for 6 years May 17, 2012 6:37 AM
    Residents of the Fountains at Town Center subdivision in Carol Stream are able to pay resident rates for park district programs and use of park facilities like the pool and fitness center -- even though they aren't paying taxes for them. It was the result of an oversight by parks officials in 1995 when the land was annexed into the village but not the park district.

     
  • Carol Stream site escapes park taxes for 6 years May 17, 2012 12:43 PM
    Residents of the Fountains at Town Center subdivision in Carol Stream are able to pay resident rates for park district programs and use of park facilities like the pool and fitness center even though they aren't paying taxes for them. It was the result of an oversight by parks officials in 1995 when the land was annexed into the village and within the boundaries of other governmental taxing bodies but not the park district.

     
  • Village, park district want unified Town Center May 15, 2012 5:44 AM
    As work progresses to construct the new $18 million Carol Stream Park District recreation center located near the village-owned Ross Ferraro Town Center, officials from both governmental agencies want to make sure the entire area reflects a unified community gathering spot. That was the sentiment expressed by members of both the village and park district boards during a joint meeting Monday to discuss plans for shared signage at the Town Center.

     
  • Walls going up on Carol Stream rec center May 3, 2012 4:39 PM
    Walls have started going up at what will become Carol Stream's new two-story, 90,846-square-foot recreation center at the Town Center. Construction crews this week began installation of the prefabricated concrete walls to form a structure that will become a three-court gymnasium. The $18 million rec center is the marquee project of the park district's $37 million parks improvement program approved by voters in a February 2010 referendum.

     
  • Carol Stream woman takes lead in protecting environment Apr 22, 2012 6:00 AM
    Jan Smith knew what it meant to be green long before that word had the cache it does now. The 73-year-old Carol Stream resident heads a local chapter of the Cool City Coalition, a nationwide outgrowth of the Sierra Club that seeks local solutions to global warming by partnering with government officials, businesses and community groups.

     
  • Carol Stream bridge’s stability to be investigated Apr 16, 2012 9:46 PM
    A bridge inspector will evaluate the stability of a pedestrian bridge between the Carol Stream Public Library and Armstrong Park where a piece of concrete fell off last month. On Monday, the village board approved a $5,450 contract with Roselle-based Pavia-Marting & Company to inspect the bridge and recommend up to three possible solutions that could include repairing or replacing the structure.

     
  • Carol Stream closes pedestrian bridge Apr 12, 2012 5:21 PM
    A pedestrian bridge that connects the Carol Stream Public Library with Armstrong Park has been closed due to safety concerns that arose when a concrete slab fell off it late last month.

     
  • Glenbard East to get artificial turf Apr 10, 2012 4:57 PM
    Glenbard East High School in Lombard will become the fourth and final school in District 87 to get artificial field turf on its campus. The school board voted 6-1 this week to put the estimated $1.3 million project out to bid, which follows a similar action in February to seek bids for a $1.5 million turf and track project at Glenbard South near Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Carol Stream park district lobbying for borrowing legislation Mar 14, 2012 6:18 PM
    Carol Stream Park District officials are continuing lobbying efforts for state legislation that would allow the district to borrow all $37 million for parks improvement projects approved by voters in a February 2010 referendum.

     
  • Carol Stream rec center work said to be on track Mar 13, 2012 12:34 AM
    Though it has hit some speed bumps, construction of the new $18 million Carol Stream Park District recreation center remains on target, officials said Monday.

     
  • Wrecking ball at work at Carol Stream’s Aldrin Center Mar 12, 2012 6:41 PM
    When it opened 41 years ago, the Aldrin Community Center was one small building in Carol Stream's Armstrong Park, yet perhaps signified one giant leap for park district recreation centers in the area. Over the years the facility became too expensive to maintain, according to officials; the indoor Collins Pool was shuttered in 2006. Now, the building named after astronaut Buzz Aldrin is coming down, making way for a $5 million county stormwater management project aimed at providing flood relief in the nearby neighborhood.

     
  • Carol Stream considers rec. center library branch Mar 8, 2012 4:19 PM
    Carol Stream residents may soon be able to pick up a book or use the computer while waiting for those taking a gymnastics or dance class at the Simkus Recreation Center. The Carol Stream Public Library and Carol Stream Park District have been discussing the possibility of opening a satellite library in what is currently the fitness room at Simkus. See the story's link to the library's online survey.

     
  • Carol Stream water project starts next month Mar 6, 2012 5:27 PM
    Construction is set to begin next month on a water main extension in the southwest corner of Carol Stream that will connect a school and other properties to the villages water system. The $1.7 million project, near North Avenue and St. Charles and Fair Oaks roads, has taken almost five years to get off the ground because of delays with permitting and property acquisition.

     
  • Carol Stream honors volunteers with citizen awards Feb 8, 2012 2:41 PM
    Those who exhibit exceptional volunteer service in Carol Stream were recognized last weekend at the 2011 Carol Stream Citizen of the Year awards. A total of 14 people were nominated for the awards. All who are nominated in the Judge’s Recognition category receive that award. The awards have been given out since 1965.

     
  • Carol Stream says goodbye to Aldrin Center Jan 15, 2012 9:00 PM
    Dozens of Carol Stream residents attended a special "retirement party" for the the Aldrin Community Center on Sunday. The building will be demolished later this year to make way for a stormwater management project. “This has been a day of wonderful memories for me,” said Barbara O’Rahilly, the park district’s executive director from 1971 to 1994. “I’ve gotten a chance to talk to people I haven’t seen in some time.”

     
  • Carol Stream Park District saying goodbye to Aldrin Center Dec 15, 2011 5:48 PM
    Carol Stream Park District officially will close its 41-year-old Aldrin Community Center to the public in Friday in preparation for the building's demolition early next year. The park district's offices temporarily will move to a historic house near the site of Carol Stream's new recreation center.

     
  • Carol Stream library OKs house demolition Dec 14, 2011 10:47 AM
    A late 19th century era house located on property owned by the Carol Stream Public Library will be demolished early next year. The library initially purchased the land to use as space for a new library facility, but voters rejected those plans in three separate referendums. So officials have been exploring other possible uses for the land and believe it would be more valuable without the house.

     
  • Carol Stream breaks ground on $18 million rec center Oct 25, 2011 4:40 AM
    On Monday, Carol Stream Park District officials broke ground on what will become a 90,846-square-foot rec center - the largest construction project in the park district's history. The $18 million, two-story facility will feature a three-court gymnasium, 25-yard swimming pool, fitness center, running track and program rooms.

     
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