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  • 5K race to follow Chevy Chase golf course Aug 27, 2013 1:17 PM
    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.

  • Heritage Park flood control project end is in sight Jul 23, 2013 4:00 PM
    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.

  • Wheeling dedicates new Husky Park Jul 2, 2013 2:13 PM
    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 4:02 PM
    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 4:29 PM
    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 20, 2013 11:17 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 opens new Husky Park playground Jun 14, 2013 11:53 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.

  • 2 earn Wheeling Park District’s Community Service Awards Apr 23, 2013 11:05 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 Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Sue Stein, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Richard Rosen: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Richard Rosen, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Brian Lichtenberger: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Brian Lichtenberger, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mike Kurgan: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Mike Kurgan, running for Wheeling Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • U.S. Senator Durbin, officials inspect Heritage Park Flood Control Facility construction site Oct 26, 2012 3:08 PM
    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.

  • Flood control project finally getting underway Sep 12, 2012 1:40 PM
    If suburban residents were starting to wonder what was happening with the Heritage Park Flood Control project, the answer for the past few months would be: Nothing. But now, a dispute between the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and the Village of Wheeling has been settled and, "Construction will start this week," confirmed MWRD spokeswoman Allison Fore in an email.

  • Wheeling parks offer fall fitness deal Sep 4, 2012 9:29 AM
    Celebrate fitness and fall and help a great cause at the Wheeling Park District Fall Fitness Festival Sunday, Sept. 9, to Saturday, Sept. 22. Bring in a nonperishable food item during the Fall Fitness Festival and work out for two weeks for free.

  • Wheeling Park District Aquatic Center named top water park Aug 4, 2012 9:56 AM
    According to Crain's Chicago Business, when it comes to beaches and pools, the Wheeling Park District Aquatic Center rates among the top 10 in the Chicago area. Along with two private city pools, Wheeling's Family Aquatic Center was one of only two water parks featured in the July 30, 2012, article on the Chicago area's 10 best beaches and pools.

  • Wheeling Park District hosts charity golf outing Jul 11, 2012 2:37 PM
    The Wheeling Park District and Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will host the Family Learning Program Benefit Golf Outing at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Check-in starts at 11 a.m. and golf begins at noon with a shotgun start.

  • Wheeling to host International Fest Jun 20, 2012 10:34 AM
    Experience the cultures of the world at International Fest 2012 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the campus of the Korean Cultural Center, 9930 S. Capitol Drive, Wheeling.

  • Foundation encourages water safety in son's memory Jun 15, 2012 12:15 PM
    After Karen and Brian Cohn lost their 6-year-old son, Zachary, in a 2007 pool drain accident, they started the ZAC Foundation to promote water safety for children. The foundation is hosting a swim camp in Wheeling this week for more than 100 kids. "We want to educate others because we don't want this tragedy to happen to anyone else," said Karen.

  • Wheeling bike rodeo on Saturday Jun 12, 2012 6:50 PM
    The Wheeling Police Department and the Wheeling Park District will be hosting a free bike rodeo on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Heritage Park.

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