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  • No challengers so far in Elk Grove Village board race Dec 19, 2014 5:36 PM
    So far no challengers have lined up to face the three longest-serving trustees on the Elk Grove Village board. Incumbent Trustees James Petri, Sam Lissner and Nancy Czarnik filed nomination papers this week for re-election.

  • Elk Grove Village museum celebrates Native American heritage Nov 1, 2014 6:08 PM
    An Elk Grove Village museum brought kids outdoors to learn about Native American traditions Saturday. The lessons for the annual celebration: making corn husk dolls, cornmeal from scratch and beaded necklackes.

  • Daday: Elk Grove Senior Center hub for the 90-somethings Sep 29, 2014 11:02 AM
    A funny thing happened to administrators with the Elk Grove Senior Center. When they tried to take a photograph of their members, 90 years and older, they couldn’t fit them all in one frame. More than 40 of the center's members are in their 90s. “We’re seeing people living longer,” says Cindy Sortino, director of the Elk Grove Park District’s Hattendorf Center. “They’re more active and more involved, and our center really relies on them. We’re all about volunteering.”

  • Jack Siegel’s legal legacy Sep 24, 2014 5:31 PM
    Jack Siegel, longtime village attorney for Schaumburg and Arlington Heights, died on Tuesday night.

  • Pioneer Day Sept. 14, in Elk Grove Village Sep 10, 2014 12:26 PM
    The annual Pioneer Day celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Elk Grove Historical Museum will feature a petting zoo, 1800s style live music, historical demonstrations such as candle-making and weaving and an array of historic characters dressed in costume.

  • Elk Grove Village girl pursues dolphin trainer dream Aug 31, 2014 6:38 AM
    As a kindergartener in Elk Grove Village, Mallory Marra just knew that she wanted to grow up to be a dolphin trainer. Now, as a trainer at Florida's Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Marra is thrilled to be working with the dolphin stars in the movie "Dolphin Tale 2," opening Sept. 12

  • “Mountain of garbage” removed from Salt Creek Jun 12, 2014 5:37 PM
    Volunteers were knee-deep in Salt Creek last weekend in Elk Grove Village, collecting some 72 cubic yards of garbage from just over a milelong stretch of the waterway. It was the 20th such cleanup sponsored by the Salt Creek Watershed Network, a regional grass-roots group that promotes the improvement of the creek’s water quality and ecosystem.

  • Art in the Park is Sunday in Elk Grove Village Jun 6, 2014 4:07 PM
    The Elk Grove Park District’s fourth annual Art in the Park will be held noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8 on the Village Green, 901 Wellington Ave. Besides artwork on display and for sale, you can create your own art at an open air studio, watch hands-on demos, visit a children’s art exhibit, juried art booths, and a silent auction.

  • Grand opening of Elk Grove pool Saturday May 27, 2014 4:37 PM
    The grand opening of the refurbished Elk Grove Park District Pavilion Aquatics Center is scheduled for Saturday. A ribbon cutting will be held at noon, followed by games in the new six-lane outdoor pool.

  • Earth Day event Saturday in Elk Grove Apr 23, 2014 5:46 PM
    The Elk Grove Park District will host an Earth Day event Saturday at Olmstead Park. The event includes family fun activities, crafts, games, tree climbing and a live animal program.

  • Elk Grove celebrates Arbor Day Friday Apr 22, 2014 2:02 PM
    The annual Arbor Day celebration hosted by the Elk Grove Park District is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. A new tree is planted every Arbor Day, and this year organizers are planning to plant a Quaking Aspen Tree.

  • Free tax help available in Elk Grove for seniors Feb 3, 2014 3:11 PM
    9.83- with one photo Seniors age 60 and over and those with low to moderate incomes may sign up at the Sheila Ray Adult Center to have their 2013 federal and state income tax returns prepared for free! Tax returns are prepared on Wednesdays and Fridays from Feb. 5 through April 11. The appointment times are 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. A photo ID is required at the time of your appointment.

  • Updated Elk Grove aquatics facility reopens today Feb 1, 2014 8:00 AM
    The Elk Grove Park District today will unveil its refurbished Pavilion Aquatics Center, which has undergone some $9 million worth of renovations since last April. The facility now includes a new warm water therapy pool, an expanded 8-lane, 25-yard lap pool with diving area, and updated lagoon pool, whirlpool, steam room, locker rooms and showers.

  • Daddy Daughter Date Night in Elk Grove Jan 31, 2014 11:52 AM
    Ladies, grab your dad, grandfather or your uncle and come to the Daddy Daughter Date Night. Enjoy party games, dancing, a pizza dinner and dessert. Ride on the beautiful carousel. This is a night that memories are made of, so register quickly this event fills up fast.

  • Elk Grove preschool open house Thursday Jan 22, 2014 5:24 PM
    The Elk Grove Park District preschool and kindergarten club will hold an open house Thursday for parents to learn about the program and meet staff. The park district’s preschool has provided early childhood education in Elk Grove Village for over 43 years.

  • Former Elk Grove library building demolished Jan 15, 2014 7:34 PM
    The building that once housed the second Elk Grove Village library has been demolished. The building at 901 Brantwood Ave. will remain as open space. “It had mold. It had asbestos. It should never have been there to start with,” said Mayor Craig Johnson.

  • Elk Grove hires promoter for 2014 summer concert series Dec 24, 2013 8:06 AM
    Elk Grove Village is hiring a private concert promoter to manage and operate its summer concert series, which village officials say is their biggest lineup yet. The village will pay Entertainment Management Group $310,000 to cover the cost of performer fees for the five concerts, as well as payment for staging and lighting costs.

  • Elk Grove Park District receives Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency Award Jan 3, 2014 3:52 PM
    The Elk Grove Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).

  • Elk Grove officials raise funds for park scholarships Dec 14, 2013 6:46 PM
    The Elk Grove Parks Foundation held a Spin-O-Thon Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. in Elk Grove Village. Funds raised will go to the foundation’s scholarship program. Local officials took turns as celebrity riders, vying to attract donations.

  • Survivor, Pat Benatar part of Elk Grove summer concert lineup Nov 20, 2013 5:49 PM
    Elk Grove Village officials say the sixth annual Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series next July is their biggest lineup yet. And it's likely they were able to secure the likes of 70s and 80s classic rock superstars like America, Survivor, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar and country artist John Michael Montgomery due to extra funding that became available with the discontinuation of the Tour of Elk Grove. The village is tripling its funding for the concerts.

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