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  • 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.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District OKs temporary roof repair Aug 17, 2011 5:35 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District officials have decided on a temporary solution to fix the leaking roof at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center. Park board President Melissa Creech said the repairs won't solve all roof problems, but they would mitigate the worst leakage that occurs in the winter.

  • Field pacts causing some frustrations in Glen Ellyn Aug 11, 2011 6:34 PM
    Glen Ellyn Park District officials think they're getting the short end of a deal with Glenbard High School District 87 over field and facility use.

  • Glen Ellyn to study Lake Ellyn flooding Aug 9, 2011 4:26 PM
    Glen Ellyn village and park officials will split the cost of a study to analyze conditions that allowed Lake Ellyn to overflow following storms in July 2010 and September 2008 and to prevent it from happening again.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District meetings might stream on website Aug 3, 2011 5:53 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District board members endorsed a plan Tuesday that would provide live streaming and on demand viewing of board meetings on the park district website

  • Glen Ellyn tennis warming hut gets funding Jul 19, 2011 11:14 PM
    Construction of a 1,200-square-foot platform tennis warming hut in Glen Ellyn will restart now that additional donations have been secured to fund the project.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District names new executive director Jul 8, 2011 7:07 AM
    Dave Harris, a 19-year resident of Glen Ellyn who has spent more than 20 years in park district management, was selected as the new executive director of the Glen Ellyn Park District Thursday.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District finds new use for grant funds Jun 23, 2011 9:30 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Park District board has found a new use for a $30,000 state grant originally intended to help fund a safety village project.

  • More finger-pointing on Ackerman's leaky roof Jun 9, 2011 11:57 AM
    Contractors hired to do work at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn say they've begged the park district to let them return to the site to fix the facility's leaking roof and park officials won't let them.

  • Glen Ellyn tennis court warming hut short $6,500 Jun 8, 2011 10:06 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District officials say $6,500 is all that's keeping a stalled warming hut project from getting off the ground. “Basically we're trying to make this thing work even though some of us personally may not have been in favor of this project with taxpayer money from the get go,” said Board Vice President Jay Kinzler.

  • Glen Ellyn parks take action on leaky roofs Jun 3, 2011 4:29 PM
    Glen Ellyn Park District board members have voted to terminate agreements with the three companies hired to do work at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, citing a breach of contracts. Roof leaks have persisted since the facility's opening in January 2010.

  • Glen Ellyn halts work on parkís safety village May 18, 2011 6:33 AM
    A new majority on the Glen Ellyn Park District board continued to wash their hands of a long-planned safety village project endorsed by their predecessors.

  • Glen Ellyn interim park director named May 18, 2011 6:14 PM
    An interim park director has been appointed in Glen Ellyn while a search is completed for a permanent one.

  • Glen Ellyn parks set criteria for new director May 4, 2011 6:27 PM
    Glen Ellyn Park District has released a list of qualities officials are looking for in a new executive director.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District cuts costs May 4, 2011 12:35 AM
    A new majority of Glen Ellyn Park District board commissioners wasted no time Tuesday implementing measures intended to emphasize fiscal restraint.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District to build part of safety village Apr 19, 2011 10:59 PM
    A portion of a new safety village in Glen Ellyn is scheduled to be built, but itís future beyond that is less certain. - Glen Ellyn Park District board commissioners voted 4-3 Tuesday to accept a base bid of $69,252 from Copenhaver Construction of Gilberts for paving and concrete installation on one-third of the proposed safety village site.

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