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  • A standout pilot flying B-52s for the Air Force, William R. Norwood was hired in 1965 as the first African-American pilot at United Airlines, where he soared in an award-winning career.

    Racial turbulence couldn't ground suburban pilotApr 10, 2014 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 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 ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for JoAnn Shafar, running for Elk Grove Village Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Bruce Barnett: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Bruce Barnett, running for Elk Grove Village Library Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Martin Gardner: Candidate ProfileFeb 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Martin Gardner, running for Elk Grove Village Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • No taxation without representation in EG Sep 17, 2012 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • The Elk Grove Village Library board Tuesday night reversed an earlier decision to cancel library cards of 6,680 residents living west of Rohlwing Road on May 1.

    Elk Grove Library reinstates privileges for west side residents Apr 3, 2012 12:00 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.

     
  • People from all walks of life gather at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for the District 214 Read to Learn program, which helps area residents improve their English reading skills through one-on-one tutoring.

    A common goal: suburban students, tutors cross language barriers for learning Mar 18, 2012 12:00 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 12:00 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.

     
  • What library services some Elk Grove residents will keep Library services retained Feb 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Elk Grove Village residents living west of Rohlwing Road will continue to have full access to these benefits at Schaumburg Township District Library.

     
  • Schaumburg Township District Library located at Schaumburg and Roselle Road.

    Schaumburg Twp. library board hears from Elk Grove Feb 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.”

     
  • EG voters made library call 30 years ago Feb 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Susan Baker of Elk Grove Village says the Elk Grove/Schaumburg library flap comes down to practicalities. West side Elk Grove voters chose in the 1980s to be part of the Schaumburg Township District Library. "The libraries are taxpayer supported institutions, and just as those on the west side of Elk Grove wouldn’t be able to send their children to District 214 schools because they don’t pay taxes to 214, they are not eligible for resident library privileges because they don’t pay taxes to the library," she says.

     
  • Can’t someone fix the library debate? Feb 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: "I am an over 30-year Elk Grove Village resident and I am very disappointed in the village’s new library policy regarding residents residing west of Rohlwing Road," writes Helen Leski. Leski is among the west-side Elk Grove residents who will lost some services at the Elk Grove Library on May 1.

     
  • Losing her beloved library on May 1 Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ashley Pincenti has been going to the Elk Grove Library for most of her 14 years, and it;s like a second home. But, "As of May 1, 2012, because of library officials, I am losing my library," she writes ." Instead of spending my summer watching TV, I would normally ride my bike to the library. Now, I will no longer be able to, because the Schaumburg Library is about 4½ miles away."

     
  • ‘Really necessary’ to stop tax sharing? Yes Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Frankel, trustee of the Schaumburg Township District Library, takes issue with the hand-wringing going on in Elk Grove over the end of the tax-sharing agreement STDL had with the Elk Grove Library. "STDL has honored this commitment for more than 25 years and $3.4 million dollars," he writes, adding the STDL board owes its allegiance to its own taxpayers first and foremost.

     
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