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  • Carol Stream Library won’t sell Kuhn Road property — for now Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Following an occasionally contentious debate, the Carol Stream Library board has decided to delay the sale of land once earmarked for a new library and instead to temporarily offer it for use by the park district. Officials say the decision, approved Wednesday in a 5-2 vote, will allow the library to pursue the sale of the 7.5 acres at 2N540 Kuhn Road at a later date when market conditions improve.

     
  • Carol Stream Public Library trustees favor keeping a new site that someday could house a replacement for their old library, seen here, and be a park for now.

    Carol Stream library trustees: Hang on to new site, make it a park for now Sep 17, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Carol Stream Library surveying residents on land useAug 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Library may survey Carol Stream residents on land sale Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Robert McNees

    Carol Stream library board hires attorney to review contract Jun 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Carol Stream Library board has hired a local attorney to evaluate its contract with a nursing home company that wants to build on the library-owned vacant Kuhn Road property. But some board members objected to the hiring of Robert McNees because of his connections with the board majority.

     
  • Jim Bailey

    Carol Stream library board gives president power to sell property May 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The newly seated Carol Stream library board is giving its president the power to negotiate a sale — or lack of a sale — of its Kuhn Road property. It's the same authority the old board granted to its president that new board members objected to while campaigning for their seats.

     
  • The Carol Stream library board plans to hire a commercial real estate attorney to “start fresh” on whether to sell the Kuhn Road property, said new Board President Jim Bailey.

    New Carol Stream board president wants second look at land sale May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Eight months after the Carol Stream library board began looking into a possible sale of a 7.5-acre parcel of land on Kuhn Road, the new board president said Monday he's looking for a fresh start. In his first meeting since he and four allies on the Support the Library slate were sworn in, Jim Bailey said he doesn't believe the outgoing board president, Mike Wade, was giving the rest of the board the full story on negotiations between he and representatives of ManorCare, a Toledo, Ohio-based nursing home company that offered to buy the property for $1.35 million.

     
  •  A contract is pending to sell 7.5 acres owned by the Carol Stream Public Library, but a final deal may not happen.

    Attorney: New Carol Stream Library board legitimate May 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Carol Stream Public Library's attorney said Thursday night the five elected trustees sworn in Wednesday are indeed properly seated members of the board of trustees. The 3-page written legal opinion by Stewart Diamond of the Ancel Glink law firm brings to resolution a pending legal question that left direction and oversight of the library in limbo for 24 hours.

     
  • DuPage County Associate Judge Rob Douglas swears in Nadia Sheikh, one of the newly elected Carol Stream library board trustees, on Wednesday — two weeks earlier than scheduled so the new board could prevent the outgoing board's attempt to sell the library's Kuhn Road property.

    Carol Stream library trustees sworn in two weeks early May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Can Carol Stream have two library boards at the same time? Wednesday marked yet another unusual twist in what has become one of DuPage County's most unusual political sagas, when the newly elected board was sworn in two weeks earlier than scheduled — all in an attempt to prevent the outgoing board from trying to sell a 7.5-acre piece of property once intended for a new library.

     
  •  The Carol Stream Library board has accepted the latest offer from a nursing home company to purchase library-owned property on Kuhn Road.

    Carol Stream library, nursing home agree on property price Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Officials from the Carol Stream Public Library and a nursing home company have agreed on a purchase price for the library's vacant 7.5-acre property, though a final deal hasn't been struck. Board President Mike Wade said Wednesday the library has accepted the company's latest offer to purchase the land for $1,350,000 — which is more than the company's initial offer of $1,225,000.

     
  •  A new majority is coming to the Carol Stream Library board after the Support the Library slate swept all five available positions in Tuesday’s election.

    New regime at Carol Stream Library, but old challenges remain Apr 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    With a new board majority set to be sworn into office, more changes could be on the horizon at the Carol Stream Public Library. But this time, it's likely the new board will just be changing back some of what the current board put in place since taking power nine months ago.

     
  • Jim Bailey

    Carol Stream voters pick new voices for library board Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nine months ago, a new majority took control of the Carol Stream Library Board and proceeded to fire the director, put land that once was intended for a new library up for sale, and censure an opposition board member. Now, that censured board member and four other candidates on his slate will take back control of the board.

     
  • Lawrence DuBose, a longtime volunteer beekeeper at Kline Creek Farm, has donated $25,000 to the Carol Stream Public Library just months after donating the same amount to the Wheaton Public Library.

    Beekeeper donates $25,000 to Carol Stream libraryApr 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Carol Stream volunteer beekeeper, Purple Heart recipient and philanthropist has decided to give his latest donation — $25,000 — to the Carol Stream Public Library. Lawrence DuBose, 92, says he developed a "habit of reading" from a young age, and it's something he'd like to pass onto younger generations. "If I can encourage people to read instead of wasting time on television, maybe I can do some good," he said.

     
  • Much controversy has surrounded the Carol Stream Public Library since a new board majority took over last summer, and now an election will determine the library's future direction.

    Carol Stream Library board race grows increasingly bitterMar 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Libraries are supposed to be quiet places, but in Carol Stream, the local library is ground zero for one of the most contentious elections this year in DuPage County. Voters will get to choose from 10 candidates — running on two slates — for five positions. The outcome will determine the direction the library takes for the 39,000 residents it serves.

     
  •  The Carol Stream Library Board has received a $1,225,000 offer for its Kuhn Road property where a nursing home facility is proposed. The board plans to counter the offer. The property is listed at $1.8 million.

    First offer puts nursing home on Kuhn propertyFeb 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    A developer has expressed interest in building a nursing home facility on a vacant 7 1/2 acre piece of property owned by the Carol Stream Public Library, officials said Wednesday. Representatives from Lombard-based Alter 360, a realty firm representing the nursing home company, sent the library an offer to buy the land for $1,225,000, Board President Mike Wade said. The property at 2N540 Kuhn Road has been on the market since December and is listed for $1.8 million.

     
  •  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.

     
  • Justin Moran: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Justin Moran, running for Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Nadia Sheikh, running for Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms)

    Nadia Sheikh: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Nadia Sheikh, running for Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Jim Bailey, running for Carol Stream Library Board (2-year Term)

    Jim Bailey: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jim Bailey, running for Carol Stream Library Board (2-year Term)

     
  • Michael Wade, running for Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms)

    Michael Wade: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Michael Wade, running for Carol Stream Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
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