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  • Glen Ellyn Park District seeking tax money for aquatic center Aug 7, 2014 9:04 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District voters will get the chance in November to decide if they want to pay for construction of an indoor aquatic center. Park commissioners agreed Tuesday to put a referendum question on the fall ballot that will ask residents if they want the district to issue bonds to pay for building and equipping the proposed facility that would be attached to the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center at 800 St. Charles Road. Officials say they will seek $13.5 million for the project.

  • Boaters try to stay afloat at Glen Ellyn regatta Jun 28, 2014 6:55 PM
    Rose Mugnanai and five of her closest “fwends” didn’t enter Saturday’s Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta to win it. The teen girls from Glen Ellyn just wanted to have fun, even if it meant their boat capsized in the lake before they even finished the race. “It started to fill with water, so we just jumped,” Mugnani, 14, explained.

  • Glen Ellyn park board to review Ackerman plan Feb 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    A final version of an Ackerman Park master improvement plan with a potential price tag of nearly $5.3 million will be presented Tuesday to the Glen Ellyn Park District board. The proposed plan would include reconfigured softball fields, additional trails and parking, improved soccer and softball fields and lighting, and additional amenities such as bathrooms, shelters and signs.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District considering master plan for Ackerman Park Jan 3, 2014 6:10 PM
    After years of making minimal improvements to Ackerman Park, Glen Ellyn Park District is exploring a master plan with a potential $7 million price tag that could include trail connections, improved lighting, turf fields and an indoor pool. Norris Design, a national landscape architectural firm with a Glen Ellyn office, is expected to present plans to the board by February.

  • Consultant dives into feasibility study for indoor pool in Glen Ellyn Oct 2, 2013 4:52 PM
    Glen Ellyn Park District, which long has been lukewarm to the idea of an indoor swimming pool, is dipping its toes in the water once again. Isaac Sports Group, a consulting firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is in town this week to launch a pool feasibility study funded by Glen Ellyn Aquatics Initiative, a grass-roots community group.

  • June Toton: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for June Toton, running for Glen Ellyn Countryside Park Board (6-year Terms)

  • Lake Ellyn Boathouse might be restored to its heyday Jan 15, 2013 2:48 PM
    Glen Ellyn's venerable Lake Ellyn boathouse and the surrounding park need a makeover. But the focus is to get rid of the more recent improvements and restore the historical features. "We're basically bringing this building back so this can be a place where children and adults can come, so they can understand what Lake Ellyn was like in the 1930s," said an architect working on a plan for the property.

  • Park district marks 75th anniversary of Glen Ellyn landmark Nov 11, 2012 11:06 PM
    The late 1930s came alive in the Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn Sunday as the Glen Ellyn Park District marked the building's 75th anniversary with an open house that featured old photos, newspaper clippings, even a live performance of a Dick Tracy radio program.

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