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  • The Soapbox Jun 22, 2013 2:24 PM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on everything from televising the international bicycling races in Elk Grove Village to the cigarette sales-tax tax shortfall.

     
  • Work beginning to combat Glen Ellyn flooding Jun 13, 2013 2:49 PM
    Crews will begin making repairs as early as this week along a major passage for stormwater on the north side of Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Julia Nephew: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Julia Nephew, running for Glen Ellyn Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Melissa Creech: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Melissa Creech, running for Glen Ellyn Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Jay Kinzler: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Jay Kinzler, running for Glen Ellyn Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Vanessa Pierce: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Vanessa Pierce, running for Glen Ellyn Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • The Soapbox Feb 2, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors reflect on school safety in Glen Ellyn, the proposed pension summit and successful suburbanites in football, skating and police work.

     
  • City dwellers afraid to come out at night Jan 8, 2013 4:40 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Why are the gangs in the cities killing each other and innocent bystanders? It is because people are not obeying the Ten Commandments.

     
  • Glen Ellyn rec center roof work done Sep 13, 2012 3:31 PM
    Major repair work to the leaking roof at the Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center is complete, Glen Ellyn Park District officials said Thursday. A system of buckets, tarps and flexible piping that has been in place around the building to control the leaks will be dismantled in the next two or three weeks “once we have complete confidence,” Dave Harris, the park district executive director, said. “We have confidence now, but we’ve been through a lot in the last three years,” he said.

     
  • Lawsuits piling up over Ackerman Fitness Center Jul 20, 2012 1:41 PM
    The Glen Ellyn Park District is suing three more firms hired as part of the construction of the Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center, which has experienced roof leaks since opening in 2010. The construction firm hired to build the $11.2 million, 88,000-square-foot facility, filed suit against the park district last year. The district counter-sued and has now added three more to that suit.

     
  • Lake Ellyn showing signs of improvement Jul 18, 2012 5:24 PM
    In the middle of this summer's record heat, the water temperature at Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn has risen to 90 degrees at times, leading to the growth of more algae and dead fish popping up — not to mention a foul-smelling odor. But thanks to some much needed rain in the meantime, the conditions at the lake have improved, park officials said Wednesday. "I was at the lake and it appears significantly better in most spots," said Dave Harris, the park district's executive director. "The little bit of rain we had assisted that. It caused some movement and cooled off the lake."

     
  • Heat takes toll on Lake Ellyn Jul 14, 2012 3:43 PM
    Increased algae growth, fish kills and 90-degree water temperatures led the Glen Ellyn Park District to cancel a Sunday boating event scheduled to take place on Lake Ellyn. The lake has been growing more algae and experiencing more noticeable fish kills because of the recent heat wave and this summer's drought-like conditions.

     
  • Boaters sink, win at Lake Ellyn cardboard regatta Jun 30, 2012 6:17 PM
    Some love the annual Lake Ellyn Cardboard Boat Regatta for the sinking. Others love it for the racing. On Saturday, 15-year-old Dan Hanton of Glen Ellyn got to experience both. "I got to sink the boat and win," Dan said. "It made my day."

     
  • Whether boats sink or float, Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta will be a spectacle Jun 29, 2012 6:00 AM
    When you're competing in a boat race, the obvious goal is making it back ashore safely and, ideally, in first place. But for some sailors in the Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta, sinking is not only a goal, it's celebrated. Last year, a group of judges — Glen Ellyn Park District staff members and volunteers — awarded the SS Saturation for the best display of sinking.

     
  • Court battle continues over Ackerman roof leaks Jun 15, 2012 12:11 PM
    A DuPage County judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a countersuit brought by the Glen Ellyn Park District against a contractor that built the district's recreation center, which has had leaks in its roof since opening in 2010. T.A. Bowman Constructors originally filed suit against the district last summer, arguing that parks officials refused to allow work crews the opportunity to correct the roof leaks at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. The district followed with a suit of its own soon after. Judge Dorothy French denied Bowman's request to throw out the park district's suit on procedural grounds, which allows the legal dispute to continue.

     
  • Glen Ellyn park grows with trees honoring leaders May 12, 2012 3:25 PM
    Six former Glen Ellyn village president joined the towns current leader Saturday for a tree dedication ceremony that comes around only once a decade. At the villages Arbor Day celebration, current Village President Mark Pfefferman dedicated a newly planted red oak to the service of village presidents before him. The village of Glen Ellyn takes pride in its urban forest, Public Works Director Julius Hansen said.

     
  • Ackerman roof repairs begin next month Mar 22, 2012 3:51 PM
    Permanent repairs will be made next month to the leaking roof at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn. Park officials say the project will cost less than they expected.

     
  • Glen Ellyn dog park getting upgrades after successful petition campaign Dec 29, 2011 12:23 PM
    Man's best friends are getting a refurbished place to play in Glen Ellyn after their masters successfully petitioned the park district for an updated dog park. The existing park outside the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, near Spring Avenue and Route 53, is fenced on only three sides. More than 100 neighbors and users of the park signed a petition asking for the space to be completely enclosed.

     
  • $1 million fix planned for Glen Ellyn rec center roof Dec 21, 2011 12:18 PM
    Give the leaky roof at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center a new, $1 million top layer and seven more months and it should be fixed, Glen Ellyn Park District officials say. The park board this week approved seeking bids for installation of a single-layer insulated membrane to be adhered to the existing, leaky roof. Leaks in the roof of the $11.2 million, 88,000-square-foot facility were discovered before it opened in January 2010.

     
  • Pool drain rules closes spa at Wheaton fitness club Oct 14, 2011 5:41 PM
    Oct. 1 was the deadline for all licensed swimming facilities in the state to comply with federal and state safety rules that require installation of modern pool drain covers. While outdoor pools are already closed for the season, the deadline has affected at least one DuPage County indoor pool facility.

     
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