Articles filed under St. Charles Park District

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  • St. Charles, other park projects in limbo as state suspends grants Mar 14, 2015 7:45 AM
    The state was supposed to help pay for building Harter Community Park in Sugar Grove; renovations at Peck Farm Park in Geneva; and fixing up Brunner Forest Preserve. Local officials were told this week, however, that their grants have been suspended. "And we don't know if more (suspensions) are forthcoming," said Laurie Metanchuk, spokesman for the Kane COunty Forest Preserve District.

  • St. Charles park district makes case for rec center tax hike Mar 12, 2015 5:30 AM
    St. Charles Park District Vice President Bob Carne explains why he and his fellow commissioners think now is the time to ask voters for $28 million to build a new rec center and synthetic turf fields.

  • Vanessa Bell-LaSota: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:23 PM
    Candidate information for Vanessa Bell-LaSota, running for St. Charles Park Board

  • Trish Beckjord: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:23 PM
    Candidate information for Trish Beckjord, running for St. Charles Park Board

  • Bob Thomson: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:23 PM
    Candidate information for Bob Thomson, running for St. Charles Park Board

  • Jim Cooke: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:23 PM
    Candidate information for Jim Cooke, running for St. Charles Park Board

  • Endorsements: Yes to St. Charles rec center Mar 14, 2015 7:52 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses a $28 million plan by the St. Charles Park District to build a recreation center at James O. Breen Park.

  • Bald eagle program draws bird lovers to St. Charles Jan 10, 2015 7:51 PM
    With a wingspan of more than six feet, bald eagles can be hard to miss. Yet few people realize that these magnificent creatures live among us on the Fox River. A large crowd of avian enthusiasts gathered to hear St. Charles Park District naturalist Pam Otto give an information-packed presentation about the bald eagles that live among us at the “Eagles in Our Midst” nature program Saturday at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles.

  • St. Charles on verge of new First Street deal with same developer Jan 2, 2015 8:55 PM
    It appears St. Charles officials are on the verge of mending ties with the First Street Development team they cast aside in April. A new vision involves inking a deal with ALE Solutions to be the main tenant in building with first floor retail and three floors of office. The deal keeps ALE's headquarters in St. Charles and has Mayor Ray Rogina optimistic. "I’m pretty confident that (the developers) will be able to rent those retail spaces pretty easily."

  • Choices, newcomers on St. Charles library, park ballots Jan 1, 2015 5:00 PM
    Both the St. Charles Public Library and St. Charles Park District will see competitive races for the publicly-elected boards that make the decisions for the two taxing bodies. And both races involve newcomers to the local political scene.

  • St. Charles park commissioners contemplating rec center referendum Dec 15, 2014 4:57 PM
    St. Charles Park District commissioners are poised to ask voters for as much as $27 million to construct a new recreation center. The requested amount may also include money to build turf fields and future acquisition of more open space.

  • Love the outdoors? Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist Nov 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    Are you someone who loves nature but doesn’t know how to learn more about it? Do you wish you could explore the woods but feel too shy to do it on your own? Come out of the closet and join like-minded people in the Kane County Certified Naturalists program.

  • Head out to a fall festival this Saturday Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Several fall festivals set for this weekend in the Fox Valley offer a variety of ways to welcome the new season. Each festival has a different focus — history, healthy lifestyles, or family activities.

  • Row America offers free trial classes in St. Charles Aug 22, 2014 5:06 PM
    Row America offers free trial rowing classes on theFox River at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles.

  • St. Charles golf pro remembered as teacher, mentor, booster Apr 24, 2014 6:38 PM
    Jim Wheeler, the longtime golf pro at St. Charles' Pottawatomie Golf Course, died suddenly on Tuesday. He is treasured for his golf advice and beloved as a positive community presence for more than 30 years.

  • More sculptures added to St. Charles park Apr 21, 2014 6:12 PM
    The new artwork is almost in place at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles for the latest Sculpture in the Park.

  • Group gathers on Monday to play harmonica Apr 14, 2014 4:19 PM
    The Harmelodian Club meets at the Adult Activiy Center at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.

  • New plan calls for white water rafting, floating gardens in Fox River Feb 25, 2014 9:37 AM
    White water rafting, a floating botanical garden and an NCAA-level rowing course may transform St. Charles' portion of the Fox River into an active tourist hub if a plan envisioned by a local foundation is embraced by taxing bodies. “The Fox (River) is an aesthetic wonder,” a presenter said. “And it’s our most underutilized asset. The river should be a centerpiece for the city.”

  • Ex-parks leader wins St. Charles Charlemagne award Feb 8, 2014 1:33 PM
    Gloria Klimek, a longtime St. Charles Park District commissioner, received the 2014 Charlemagne community service award Friday night from the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. The former park board president was a St. Charles Park District commissioner for 24 years, stepping down at the end of her term in April 2013.

  • Register now for Kane County Certified Naturalist program Dec 13, 2013 3:56 PM
    It's never too late to learn more about nature -- and yourself. Classes for the 2014 Kane County Certified Naturalist program begin in January, and include lectures and discussions on local ecology, and field trips to natural areas.

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