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  • Wheeling Park District, village planning rec center project Jan 22, 2015 7:35 PM
    Wheeling trustees and park district commissioners have hired an architectural consultant to help plan a proposed addition onto the Community Recreation Center to accomodate retirees who would move from the village's senior center. “What we need to do is make sure we’re serving the needs of seniors today as well as seniors 20 years from now,” Village Manager Jon Sfondilis said.

  • FootGolf latest craze to hit suburban links Oct 18, 2014 7:38 AM
    A new combination of golf and soccer -- called FootGolf -- is popping up at suburban golf courses as managers look to get more use of their facilities and attract new players. “It follows 99 percent of the rules of golf but instead of having a club and a little ball and many struggles, it’s just kicking the ball forward and aiming toward a 21-inch cup,” said Carols Stremi, founder of the Illinois FootGolf Association.

  • Wheeling Park District accepting nomination petitions Oct 6, 2014 1:26 PM
    Wheeling Park District will be accepting Petitions of Nomination from Dec. 15 through Dec. 22, to serve as park commissioner of the Wheeling Park District. Three board seats, which each serve four-year terms, are available. Any individual who is a registered voter and is a resident of the Wheeling Park District is eligible to hold the office of commissioner of the Wheeling Park District.

  • Prospect Heights police assist in youth outreach programs Aug 1, 2014 11:58 AM
    City of Prospect Heights police officers, city employees, aldermen and volunteers offered their time July 24 to accompany 30 youths on a field trip to the Wheeling Park District Aquatics Center. While at the aquatics center, the children learned to swim and actively engage in relationship building with their peers and the officers.

  • Wheeling might build small parks; puts dog park on hold Jul 30, 2014 10:43 AM
    Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris proposed building five small "gathering places" on village-owned property inside neighborhoods, but the village board decided that the Wheeling Park District should undertake a dog park if it is to be built.

  • Deal reached to save Town Center in Wheeling Jul 22, 2014 2:24 PM
    An agreement announced Monday between Wheeling and four other governing bodies apparently will save the $150 million Town Center planned for the site that once held Wickes Furniture.

  • Wheeling creates TIF districts over four government bodies' objections Jul 8, 2014 2:32 PM
    The Wheeling village board moved ahead Monday toward two big redevelopments - a village Town Center and an industrial area near Chicago Executive Airport - by creating two new tax increment financing districts – over the objections of four government bodies that asked for a delay.

  • With Town Center on the line, Wheeling makes final offer Jun 25, 2014 6:45 PM
    Wheeling has made a “very, very generous” — and final — offer to the four government bodies threatening to sue if the village board establishes two new tax increment financing districts, Village President Dean Argiris said this week. He said if the parties sue, the Town Center project in Wheeling is doomed.

  • Redesigned Pleasant Run Park now open Jun 24, 2014 4:16 PM
    On Thursday, June 12, Wheeling Park District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently renovated Pleasant Run Park.

  • Wheeling delays tax increment financing districts Jun 3, 2014 5:06 PM
    Wheeling postponed re-establishing two tax increment financing districts Monday, which also postponed any lawsuit from school districts and the library and park districts that serve the community. The village board must wait for Cook County’s certified equalized assessed valuation for the areas within the districts, said Village Manager Jon Sfondilis. He said after the meeting that officials are willing to answer questions raised by the other boards.

  • Negotiations continue over controversial Wheeling TIF plan May 7, 2014 2:31 PM
    Negotiations to avoid a lawsuit over Wheeling’s plan to establish two Tax Increment Financing districts on the sites of failed TIFs continue, say representatives of the village and four other governing bodies threatening to sue over the proposal. Village President Dean Argiris said this week a lawsuit would ruin chances for three major developments planned for the Town Center TIF district, but he is “confident” the village and the other governments will reach agreement.

  • Wheeling OKs beer sales during adult tournaments at park May 6, 2014 10:50 AM
    Reversing two previous votes, the Wheeling village board on Monday granted the Wheeling Park District a license to sell beer at adult athletic events in the rebuilt Heritage Park.

  • Earth Day Community Sale at Wheeling Park District Apr 22, 2014 1:32 PM
    On Saturday, April 26, the Wheeling Park District hosts the Earth Day Community Sale at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) gymnasium, located at 333 W. Dundee Road, in Wheeling. The community is invited to shop a variety of goods including household items, clothes, crafts and more. Admission is free and the first 150 shoppers receive a commemorative shopping bag. Earth Day craft activities for children also will be offered.

  • Beer sales still possible at Wheeling’s Heritage Park Apr 22, 2014 4:12 PM
    Beer sales at adult sporting events in Wheeling’s Heritage Park could still be on tap as the village board postponed a vote Monday on the park district’s request to allow it. Village President Dean Argiris, who last month voted against a liquor license for the facility, kept the issue alive Monday by suggesting park officials return with more information at the May 5 board meeting.

  • Wheeling, other taxing bodies hope for accord on TIF district Apr 7, 2014 11:18 PM
    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.

  • New turf fields open as Wheeling’s Heritage Park project continues Mar 28, 2014 6:52 PM
    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.

  • Wheeling nixes beer at softball tournament in renovated Heritage Park Mar 25, 2014 2:25 PM
    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, parks Mar 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    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 districts Mar 5, 2014 10:19 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.

  • Residents, schools air concerns about Wheeling TIF plans Feb 6, 2014 7:23 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.

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