Articles filed under Dundee Township Park District

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  • District 300 to celebrate its diversity this weekend Oct 18, 2013 12:23 AM
    Community Unit District 300 parents, students and officials invite everyone celebrate its rainbow of diversity at its D300 Multicultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.

  • Were YWCA Elgin kids racially profiled? Sep 7, 2013 10:42 AM
    The YWCA Elgin prides itself on fighting racism and says a group of about 30 of its black teens were the victims of racial profiling during an August field trip to the Dolphin Cove Aquatic Center in Carpentersville. Meanwhile, the Dundee Township Park District's executive director says staff targeted the kids for breaking the rules, not for being black.

  • Dundee Rotary Club holding raffle to support the community Sep 4, 2013 12:17 PM
    The Dundee Township Rotary Club is sponsoring a special “Thanks Giving Back” raffle to support community efforts and local high school scholarships. Members will be selling the $20 tickets this Saturday and Sunday at the Walgreens in West Dundee, routes 31 and 72.

  • Dundee Twp. Park District hosts photo contest Jul 18, 2013 8:06 PM
    During the month of July, the Dundee Township Park District is hosting an amateur photo contest open to youth, teens and adults. The park district wants to “Focus on Fun” this summer at the parks, facilities, events, and recreation programs. Capture these moments with a camera and submit them.

  • Going to the fireworks show? Bring canned food Jun 17, 2013 1:25 PM
    If you’re going to see the Dundee Township Park District’s upcoming fireworks show, please be sure to bring a canned item with you to keep the FISH Food Pantry stocked with food all summer.

  • Memorial Day especially important for Carpentersville boy May 22, 2013 6:07 PM
    This Memorial Day will take on a deeper meaning for Christian Sanchez, a 13-year-old boy from Carpentersville whose great-uncle, Army First Lt. Ronald Wolter, was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Christian recently visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall on a class trip to Washington D.C., found his great uncle's name and, at his mother's and grandmother's request, made four etchings of his name.

  • Summer job outlook not promising Apr 10, 2013 3:26 PM
    College students — you should have listened to your parents when they told you last month to start looking for the summer outside jobs with Dundee Township villages. Now, they are nearly gone. Only Carpentersville and East Dundee may have a handful of jobs open in their public works departments. West Dundee and the Dundee Township Park District have filled theirs for the season.

  • David Poweleit: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for David Poweleit, running for Dundee Township Park Board (6-year Terms)

  • Erin O'Leary: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Erin O'Leary, running for Dundee Township Park Board (6-year Terms)

  • John Meschewski: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for John Meschewski, running for Dundee Township Park Board (6-year Terms)

  • Dundee parks’ preschool events set Feb 8, 2013 2:04 PM
    The Dundee Township Park District is hosting three more preschool open houses in February so that the community can learn more about the affordable preschool programs being offered. Both two- and three-day per week classes are available.

  • Lawsuit claims discrimination against people with epilepsy Sep 24, 2012 9:26 PM
    Federal prosecutors are suing a Fox Valley-based group that provides activities for the disabled, claiming it discriminates against those with epilepsy.

  • Flexibility key to W. Dundee Heritage Fest success Sep 11, 2012 2:35 PM
    After planning Heritage Fest for more than a decade, West Dundee officials have learned to improvise and work with what the times and weather throw at them. When rain washed out their community's three-day festival three years ago, they bought weather insurance. This year, when the Kane County Health Department officials imposed tighter rules on serving homemade chili in the annual chili cook-off, they decided to replace it with an ice cream eating contest.

  • West Side library branch grand opening a smash Aug 25, 2012 5:52 PM
    The new west side branch of the Fox River Valley Public Library District welcomed more than 1,700 visitors, who were eager to check it out during its grand opening on Saturday. "It's very exciting, everyone has been waiting a long time to have services out this way," said Nancy Kendzior, the branch's manager.

  • Randall Oaks Rec Center readying for debut Aug 10, 2012 12:41 PM
    Twenty years ago, officials within the Dundee Township Park District started talking about building a new recreation center. And evidence of those talks has finally come to fruition. Next week, the 53,000 square foot Randall Oaks Recreation Center will open its doors to the public on Monday, a full month ahead of schedule, said Jim Miller, deputy director of the Dundee Township Park District.

  • Hundreds attend memorial for Dundee Township aquatic manager Jun 7, 2012 9:10 PM
    Timothy M. "Tim" Kopka will be remembered as a man who brought his fun-loving personality to his job. And that's a plus when you oversee the operation of public pools. Kopka, 45, died Sunday of an aortic aneurysm. He was the Dundee Township Park District's aquatics manager the past four years.

  • Suburban parks bill taxpayers for Chicago hotel stays May 9, 2012 5:07 AM
    Twenty-nine suburban park districts spent more than $200,000 combined to pay for hotels, meals, registration and other costs for a weekend conference in January in Chicago, an analysis of invoices showed. Arlington Heights parks spent the most -- $18,664 for 32 people -- while Oakbrook Terrace spent the most per person, at $921.

  • Kane forest preserve dishonest about gravel mining, report says May 4, 2012 12:41 PM
    A new report created by the League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area says the Kane County Forest Preserve District was dishonest in its handling of potential gravel mining at the Brunner Forest Preserve. Even discussing the creation of a mining operation goes against the very mission of the district, the report states. Now the district has a trust problem that has the league calling for separation of the district from the county board. But District President John Hoscheit said gravel mining isnt going to happen; its a dead issue, and anyone still fixated on gravel mining probably has an alternate agenda, such as not liking the Longmeadow Parkway project.

  • Win decorated tree at NISRA holiday fundraiser Nov 12, 2013 4:12 PM
    Send a child with a disability to day camp, a Special Olympics athlete to tournaments, or help purchase a wheelchair-accessible bus to transport a disabled veteran to a fitness center. The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association Foundation’s 18th annual Holiday Fashion Show & Christmas Tree Raffle benefits these purposes and more.

  • Hear from candidates themselves at five village hall meetings Mar 15, 2013 2:37 PM
    The Dundee-Rutland branch of the Elgin Area League of Women Voters has invited the candidates in the April 9 election to participate in a series of candidate meetings. Five meetings will be held during the week of March 18 with candidates for office in three municipalities, Elgin Community College District 509, and Dundee and Rutland townships invited.

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