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  • Julia Caporusso

    Candidates debate how to renovate aging gem of a golf courseMar 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the Mount Prosepct Park District board seem to agree the Mt. Prospect Golf Course is a jewel in need of upgrading and preserving, but most are more than a little staggered by the pottential costs.

     
  • Gregory Kuhs

    Mt. Prospect Park District hires new director Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Mount Prospect Park District has hired a new executive director. Gregory Kuhs, currently the executive director of the Wood Dale Park District, will take over on March 30. He will replace outgoing CEO Walter Cook, who is retiring.

     
  • River Trails schools honored for eco-friendly activitiesFeb 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two schools in Mount Prospect-based River Trails School District 26 have been named as state finalists for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award, which recognizes schools that make significant efforts in the areas of conservation and environmental awareness.

     
  • Julia Caporusso, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Julia Caporusso: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Julia Caporusso, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Stephen Kurka, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Stephen Kurka: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Stephen Kurka, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Raymond Massie, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Raymond Massie: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Raymond Massie, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • William Starr, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

    William Starr: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for William Starr, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  •  Carolyn Fujara, 18, left, of Mount Prospect was awarded the Rising Star Award by Mayor Irvana Wilks at the village’s 20th annual Celestial Celebration on Friday.

    Mt. Prospect Celestial Celebration changes draw crowd Feb 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect added new twists to an old favorite and has a hit on its hands once again. The Mount Prospect Special Events Commission’s Celestial Celebration attracted 100 more people with a new night, new venue and other changes to the 20-year-old event.

     
  • Try water exercise at Mt. Prospect Park District Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you haven't tried water exercise, you may be overlooking a great workout. Mount Prospect Park District offers a variety of options suitable for all fitness levels.

     
  • Gary Grouwinkel

    Veteran member leaving Mount Prospect park board Dec 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gary Grouwinkel, a veteran presence on the Mount Prospect Park District board, has decided not to run for a fourth term. "I've had my day," Grouwinkel said Wednesday.

     
  •  The H.W. Waters house, one of the historic homes featured in the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 25th annual Holiday Housewalk being held Friday, Dec. 3. Visit mtphist.org for information.

    Mt. Prospect housewalk tickets on sale Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Tickets are now on sale for the Mount Prospect Historical Society's 25th annual Holiday Housewalk which will highlight Mount Prospect's historic Busse's Eastern Addition, just east of downtown on the north side of the tracks. The walk will be held from 3:30-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.

     
  • Walter L. Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Mt. Prospect Park District

    Mount Prospect Park District leader retiring Oct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Walter Cook, who's served as CEO of the Mount Prospect Park District for nearly 30 years, has announced that he will retire on March 29, 2013. Cook said he believes the time is right from him to leave the district and pursue other career options.

     
  • Giving Tree’s leaves available in Mount Prospect Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Looking for a unique way to remember or honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion? The Giving Tree at Friendship Park Conservatory is the perfect answer.

     
  • Walter L. Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Mt. Prospect Park District

    Longtime Mt. Prospect Park District CEO retiring Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Walter L. Cook, the chief executive officer of the Mount Prospect Park District, will resign early next year, ending a 32-year career that included two decades as the agency's top administrator. Cook's resignation effective March 29 was formally accepted last week by the district's board of commissioners, which now will establish a hiring committee to search for his successor.

     
  •  The new memorial in Lions Park, adjacent to the band shell.

    Mt. Prospect to welcome new veterans memorial Oct. 6 Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Veterans, Mount Prospect residents and local officials will dedicate the Mount Prospect Veterans Memorial expansion, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The site is adjacent to Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Memorial Park. A short program is planned to officially dedicate this new addition to the Mount Prospect community.

     
  •  The Carol Stream Park District might put alcohol on the menu at the McCaslin Park concession stand. A trial run is scheduled for an adult softball tournament Oct. 20 and 21.

    Carol Stream Park District ponders beer, wine sales Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Participants in adult sporting events and spectators at McCaslin Park in Carol Stream might soon be able to purchase beer and wine from the park's concession stand. Park district officials say they are looking into that possibility in an attempt to collect additional revenue, though it's too early to say if it will become a reality.

     
  •  The Arlington Heights Park District has already installed new field turf on two of its four baseball and softball fields at Melas Park in Mount Prospect. Officials say the new turf will offer a safer playing surface while also reducing rainouts.

    Synthetic turf coming to Melas Park fields Aug 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District is about halfway done installing new synthetic field turf on the baseball and softball fields at Melas Park, officials said. The infields on all four baseball and softball fields at the park, 1500 Central Road, will be replaced by the end of October, said John Robinson, the district's superintendent of recreation.

     
  • Park district needs to halt the cash flow Jul 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Brenda Smith of Mount Prospect compalins that the Mount Prospect Park District is spending money like water, and growing the disdtrict's bonded indebtedness over nice, but not critical projects. "Residents should ... demand full disclosure, and fiscal accountability from MPPD. We can't afford to allow them to fly under our radar," she writes.

     
  •  Wayne Madura of Schaumburg putts as Tom Jaworski of Mount Prospect holds the flag Thursday on the 9th hole at the Mount Prospect Golf Club.

    Tensions rise over golf course improvements at Mt. Prospect parks meeting Jun 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    A heated discussion about possible improvements at the Mount Prospect Golf Club gave way to an even more terse exchange between commissioners at Wednesday night's Mount Prospect Park District Board meeting. "You don't understand this park district at all," Commissioner William Klicka said to Commissioner Susan Walsh.

     
  • A $5 million plan to renovate the course at the Mount Prospect Golf Club is resurfacing, as is criticism and opposition to the proposal. Mount Prospect Park District officials say there is nothing immediate in the works.

    Objections still solid against Mt. Prospect golf course workJun 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    A four-year-old plan to renovate the course at the Mount Prospect Golf Club has resurfaced, as has opposition to any significant changes to the course. "The changes they want to make to the golf course are not necessary," said opponent Linda Johnston. "It wins awards for the way it is now."

     
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