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  • Elk Grove Village library searches for new director Jun 20, 2014 4:41 PM
    The Elk Grove Village Public Library is searching for a successor to longtime library director Lee Maternowski, who retired Friday. “We’re looking for a lifer rather than someone looking at Elk Grove as a steppingstone. We’re willing to take a few months to do that,” said Board President Bruce Barnett.

  • Elk Grove library director retires Friday after 38-year career Jun 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lee Maternowski has spent 38 years working at the Elk Grove Public Library — the last 17 as its director. Now age 70, Maternowski says it’s the right time to retire. So what is one of things he’s most looking forward to doing in his retirement? “More reading.” Friday marks Maternowski’s last day.

  • Duckworth in Elk Grove Village Saturday Jun 12, 2014 7:06 PM
    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will be at the Elk Grove Village Public Library Saturday as part of a “Congress at Your Corner” appearance. The event will be a chance for residents of the 8th Congressional District to share their questions, comments and concerns with Duckworth, officials said.

  • Elk Grove Village library will close early on concert nights Jun 6, 2014 10:27 AM
    The Elk Grove Village Public Library will close at 5 p.m. every Tuesday in July to accommodate the crowds coming to the Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series. The library was getting virtually no business done on concert nights in year's past, officials said

  • Moylan schedules satellite office hours May 4, 2014 4:50 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan has scheduled satellite office hours for May in Elk Grove Village and Park Ridge.

  • Racial turbulence couldn't ground suburban pilot Apr 10, 2014 9:19 AM
    Knowing longtime suburban resident William R. Norwood as the groundbreaking pilot whose name graces the Boeing 727 United jet on permanent display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, it's shocking to hear him tell how his esteemed career suffered some early turbulence. Growing up in downstate Centralia, the teenage Norwood did something deemed so egregious during the summer of 1952 that he was kicked out of high school for a year. He dated a white girl.

  • 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.

  • Moylan’s staff in Elk Grove Nov 10, 2013 5:48 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) will hold satellite office hours this month at the Elk Grove Village Public Library in an effort to make his office more accessible to residents who don’t live near his home office in Des Plaines, officials said.

  • Our library trustees should all live here Mar 18, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gary Parrin points out that two members of the Elk Grove Library board actually live outside the library district boundaries. he thinks that's wrong.

  • JoAnn Shafar: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    Candidate information for JoAnn Shafar, running for Elk Grove Village Library Board (6-year Terms)

  • Bruce Barnett: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    Candidate information for Bruce Barnett, running for Elk Grove Village Library Board (6-year Terms)

  • Martin Gardner: Candidate Profile Mar 7, 2013 2:24 PM
    Candidate information for Martin Gardner, running for Elk Grove Village Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • No taxation without representation in EG Sep 17, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gary Parrin of Elk Grove Village argues that no one should be an elected member of a government board they dona't pay taxes to -- as is the case on the Elk Grove Library board. "This is a matter of electoral fairness and taxpayer representation." he argues.

  • Elk Grove Library residents victims of taxation without representation Jul 23, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gary Parrin, who lives on the east side of Elk Grove Village, says its unconscionable that two Elk Grove library trustees live on the west side of town -- outside the Elk Grove Library taxing district -- and yet they can vote on matters that affect the true library taxpayers.

  • EG library board was ‘class act’ Apr 9, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Lynn Pincenti of Elk Grove Village is impressed that not only was the Elk Grove library board courteous to the west siders who asked to be readmitted, but that the board actually changed its mind. "Reversing a decision that was already made is impressive," she writes.

  • Schaumburg Township library hopeful Elk Grove conflict is in the past Apr 4, 2012 5:18 PM
    Schaumburg Township District Library officials expressed cautious optimism Wednesday that months of controversy over some Elk Grove Village residents membership privileges are in the past. By a 5-1 vote Tuesday, the Elk Grove library board reinstated full privileges to village residents living west of Rohlwing Road, reversing a decision that required those cardholders go to the Schaumburg library for some services.

  • Elk Grove Library reinstates privileges for west side residents Apr 4, 2012 11:24 AM
    In a surprising reversal of an earlier decision, the Elk Grove Village Library board Tuesday night voted to reinstate full membership privileges for residents living west of Rohlwing Road, even though they belong to the Schaumburg Township District Library.

  • A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning Mar 18, 2012 7:03 AM
    The Read to Learn program has helped thousands of residents across the suburbs improve their literacy skills, earn their U.S. citizenship and reach their goals. As the suburbs have become more diverse, the program finds great demand from residents working on their English skills and hoping for a better life.

  • Schaumburg Twp. library welcomes EG patrons Feb 27, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: The president of the Schaumburg Township District Library board, Bob Lyons, was impressed Feb. 20 with Elk Grove Village residents who came to support their continued use of the Elk Grove library. "We hope that, in time, you will feel the same satisfaction with our staff and library," he writes.

  • Schaumburg Twp. library board hears from Elk Grove Feb 21, 2012 1:30 PM
    Emotions ran high Monday night as Elk Grove Village residents voiced their disappointment with the Schaumburg Township District Library board's decision to end a tax-sharing agreement with the Elk Grove Village Public Library. More than two dozen residents urged board members to reconsider their decision. “We go to the library at least four to eight times a month,” a 14-year-old said. “I take my bike whenever I can.”

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