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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 library trustee proposes expanding services to unincorporated residents Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    There’s an effort to expand the services of the Elk Grove Village Public Library beyond the town’s borders into unincorporated areas that supporters say would benefit a currently underserved population. But they’ll have some convincing to do since the proposal to create a library district requires approval by voters, who must decide if they want library services in exchange for a new property tax.

  • Elk Grove mayor’s son running for library board Sep 24, 2014 4:26 PM
    T.R. Johnson, the son of longtime Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, is circulating petitions to run for the Elk Grove Public Library board.

  • New Elk Grove library director comes from jobs in Huntley, Arlington Heights Sep 11, 2014 9:57 AM
    An Arlington Heights native and former Huntley library director has been named the new top librarian in Elk Grove Village. Patrick McDonald replaces longtime Elk Grove library director Lee Maternowski, who retired in June after 17 years at the helm, and a total of 38 years at the library.

  • The Artists’ Association of Elk Grove Village 31st Annual Art Center Exhibit Sep 9, 2014 9:57 AM
    The Artists' Association of Elk Grove Village will hold it's 31st annual Art Center Exhibit from October 17th 2014 to November 9th 2014. The opening reception will be on Friday October 17th 2014 from 7pm to 9pm, refreshments will be served admission is free. The exhibit will be at Elk Grove Village Public Library, 1001 Wellington, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. The exhibit is free of charge and is open during library hours.

  • 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.

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