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  • Candidates debate how to renovate aging gem of a golf course Mar 28, 2013 6:43 PM
    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.

  • Mt. Prospect Park District hires new director Feb 28, 2013 5:50 PM
    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 activities Feb 22, 2013 5:30 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: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Julia Caporusso, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Stephen Kurka: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Stephen Kurka, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Raymond Massie: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Raymond Massie, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • William Starr: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for William Starr, running for Mount Prospect Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mt. Prospect Celestial Celebration changes draw crowd Feb 3, 2013 5:50 PM
    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 1:22 PM
    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.

  • Veteran member leaving Mount Prospect park board Dec 5, 2012 4:38 PM
    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.

  • Mt. Prospect housewalk tickets on sale Nov 15, 2012 11:56 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.

  • Mount Prospect Park District leader retiring Oct 31, 2012 3:57 PM
    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 11:28 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.

  • Longtime Mt. Prospect Park District CEO retiring Oct 29, 2012 3:50 PM
    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.

  • Mt. Prospect to welcome new veterans memorial Oct. 6 Oct 2, 2012 6:50 PM
    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.

  • Carol Stream Park District ponders beer, wine sales Aug 29, 2012 6:21 PM
    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.

  • Synthetic turf coming to Melas Park fields Aug 13, 2012 5:29 PM
    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 5:00 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.

  • Tensions rise over golf course improvements at Mt. Prospect parks meeting Jun 28, 2012 4:03 PM
    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.

  • Objections still solid against Mt. Prospect golf course work Jun 27, 2012 11:31 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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