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  • Wheeling, other taxing bodies hope for accord on TIF districtApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    While representatives of school districts and other taxing bodies questioned Wheeling's right to establish a tax increment financing district on the site of one it had recently closed, both sides expressed hope after Monday's village board meeting that an agreement can be reached.

  • The Wheeling Park District has opened its new athletic complex at the renovated Heritage Park. The complex, part of a $38 million park overhaul, features four athletic fields with artificial turf for baseball, softball, soccer and football.

    New turf fields open as Wheeling’s Heritage Park project continuesMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    A two-year effort to renovate Heritage Park in Wheeling took a significant step toward completion this week when the Wheeling Park District opened the park’s new athletic complex — a key component of the project. Evanston High School and Notre Dame College Prep played a baseball game on the fields Wednesday.

  • An adult softball tournament early next month will be among the first uses of the Wheeling Park District’s new athletic complex in Heritage Park, built as part of a $38 million park renovation. The tourney will have to go on without beer sales, however. The Wheeling village board shot down a proposal this week to allow beer sales during the event.

    Wheeling nixes beer at softball tournament in renovated Heritage ParkMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Responding to protests from residents, the Wheeling village board Monday rejected a request from the Wheeling Park District to sell beer at an upcoming event in the rebuilt Heritage Park. The village board voted 4-3 against granting a liquor license for the sale of beer at an adult softball tournament planned for the park April 4-6.

  • Wheeling won’t sign deal to share TIF funds with schools, parksMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheeling is willing to share excess funds from Tax Increment Financing districts with schools, libraries and parks boards, but will not sign a proposed agreement requiring them to do so, Village President Dean Argiris said. “We will distribute any surplus as we have in the past because it’s the right thing to do,” Argiris said, “but don’t hold a gun to my head.”

  • Wheeling sharing TIF surplus with school districtsMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wheeling has declared a surplus in its South Milwaukee Tax Increment Financing district, which means one-time payments totaling $2.5 million will go to local governments. Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will receive $1.1 million; Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will get $562,369; and the village of Wheeling will get $275,375.

  • Although Wheeling's plans to re-establish its Southeast TIF aim primarily to boost development in the industrial area surrounding the Chicago Executive Airport, nearby residents fear the village could use it to condemn their properties. Village officials, however, say they have no intention of using eminent domain in homes.

    Residents, schools air concerns about Wheeling TIF plans Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    School district representatives and Wheeling residents who may be impacted by the village's plans to re-establish a pair of Tax Increment Finance districts aired their concerns Tuesday at a public hearing. Their concerns ranged from lost revenues for schools, libraries and parks to fears the village would use the TIF as a means of condemning older homes.

  • Run the golf course during Chevy Chase 5K in Wheeling Sep 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the first time, the Wheeling Park District is making Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course available to runners for the Chevy Chase 5K at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.

  • 5K race to follow Chevy Chase golf course Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the first time, the Wheeling Park District is making Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course available to runners for the Chevy Chase 5K at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov.10. This fun, new event, in a unique setting is suitable for runners of all ages and abilities.

  •  Keith Pecka, president of the Wheeling Park District board of commissioners, views progress made during the past year at Heritage Park. Heritage Lake is at the right.

    Heritage Park flood control project end is in sightJul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    It won't solve every flooding problem along the Des Plaines River, but the Heritage Park project will do its part to protect Wheeling, Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights from the worst of it. And now, the end is in sight, as the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District says completion is only about a year away. “We are providing a floodplain shelf that will fill and empty with the ebb and flow of Buffalo Creek,” said Allison Fore, of the MWRD.

  • Annabelle Robinson, daughter of Wheeling Park District Superintendent of Recreation Elizabeth Robinson, enjoys the new swings at Husky Park.

    Wheeling dedicates new Husky Park Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    With school out of session and the first day of summer passed, children and their parents look for new jungle gyms to climb and swings to push. The Wheeling Park District dedicated the new and improved Husky Park June 20, revealing a new playground, gazebo and basketball court to the village. The park is at 1100 Lee St. behind Jack London Middle School. Husky Park’s makeover includes new climbing apparatuses, slides and swings to accommodate children ages 2-12.

  • Applications available for Wheeling parks seat Jun 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Wheeling Park Board is accepting applications to fill one vacant Park Commissioner seat.

  • Wheeling Park Board in search for new park commissioner Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Wheeling Park District is opening applications to fill Park Commissioner Larry Widmer's seat. The two-year position will likely involve a minimum 10-hour monthly commitment, and the commissioner will attend regular meetings held twice a month.

  • Wheeling cultural festival is Sunday Jun 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wheeling Park District will host a community cultural fest on Sunday, June 23, at Northside Park. The event will feature activities that are meant to showcase the different cultures and ethnicities living in Wheeling.

  •  Wheeling Park District’s new playground Husky Park, 1100 Lee St. The community is invited to the dedication of the park at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

    Wheeling Park District opens new Husky Park playground Jun 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The community is invited to attend the dedication of the new Husky Park playground at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Refreshments will be served. The five-acre park is located at 1100 Lee St., in Wheeling.

  •  Dick Larson, left, and Dr. Gary Mical display their Community Service Awards.

    2 earn Wheeling Park District’s Community Service Awards Apr 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    On April 16, the Wheeling Park District presented Dr. Gary Mical and Dick Larson with Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Parks and Recreation Association Community Service Awards.

  • Sue Stein: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sue Stein, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Richard Rosen: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Richard Rosen, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Brian Lichtenberger, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Brian Lichtenberger: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Brian Lichtenberger, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mike Kurgan: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Mike Kurgan, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  •  Joe Kratzer, MWRD engineer, explains elements of the Heritage Park Flood Control construction site to U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin and Rep. Elaine Nekritz, right, while atop a water attraction during a visit to the site recently.

    U.S. Senator Durbin, officials inspect Heritage Park Flood Control Facility construction site Oct 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Construction is underway at the Heritage Park Flood Control Facility in Wheeling, and last week, U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin and Illinois State Rep. Elaine Nekritz toured the area. Staff from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) were also present, along with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, Wheeling Park District, village of Wheeling, village of Mount Prospect and city of Prospect Heights.

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