Articles filed under West Chicago Park District

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  • West Chicago seeks input on revised rec center proposal Aug 3, 2012 4:14 PM
    The West Chicago Park District isn't ready to give up on the idea of a new recreation center. After roughly 53 percent of district voters rejected an April proposal to borrow $19.5 million to build a recreation center, park officials have a new design that is 25 percent smaller and would cost $15 million to build. Officials say this would reduce the estimated monthly tax increase impact to about $5 per household.

  • West Chicago reopens storm-damaged Reed-Keppler Park Jul 29, 2012 6:09 PM
    The West Chicago Park District reopened the south end of Reed-Keppler Park on Friday, nearly four weeks after the July 1 storm pummeled parts of DuPage and Cook counties. Five surrounding park districts helped with the cleanup."What's important is that now people can start to use that area of the park again and be safe," parks Superintendent Jesse Felix said in a prepared statement.

  • Chicago children’s hospital holds ribbon-cutting Jun 4, 2012 5:03 PM
    Children played a significant role in Monday's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $855 million Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago just as they helped with the 23-story hospital's design. A patient advisory board contributed ideas such as a CT scanner painted to look like a yellow submarine and an outdoor garden so children on chemotherapy can escape from medicine smells and breathe fresh air.

  • West Chicago voters reject rec center Mar 20, 2012 10:10 PM
    West Chicago voters rejected a proposal to borrow $19.5 million in bonds to build a park district recreation center. With all 26 precincts reporting, roughly 53 percent of voters opposed the measure.

  • West Chicago query: $85 a year for park improvements? Oct 26, 2011 8:48 AM
    The West Chicago Park District is putting out feelers to find out whether residents want — and are willing to pay — for new and upgraded facilities. The park district recently sent an opinion survey to approximately 5,000 residents asking how they would vote on a plan to borrow $19.8 million for several projects, including a new recreation center.

  • West Chicago Sept. 11 observance honors past, future Sep 6, 2011 11:41 AM
    Church bells will toll throughout West Chicago on Sept. 11 to signal the start of a communitywide observance of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The program will pay tribute to “the heroes of 9/11” — the first responders who risked their lives, the victims who perished and the men and women who serve our country in the military, Mayor Mike Kwasman says.

  • Mayor Daley opens Chicago's Buckingham Fountain Apr 15, 2011 7:10 AM
    Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley has opened the city's famed Buckingham Fountain for the spring and summer seasons. Daley was at the more than 80-year-old fountain early Friday as the water started to flow. It's the last time he'll open the fountain. Daley is retiring this May after more than 20 years in office.

  • No bail for parolee in cop and officer deaths Nov 30, 2010 8:47 PM
    The 19-year-old parolee accused of killing a Chicago police officer and a former city official shot both men in the head once, then shot them again after he saw one of them move, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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