Dear Editor:

As long-time residents and active volunteers in our Village, we would like to express our concern about District 87 plans to install 6 and 7-story light towers on the Glenbard West campus in the heart of our town.  We believe that the potential harm to the quality of life in the community is not an acceptable trade-off for the relatively small percentage of student athletes actually able to use night lighting for spring and fall extra-curricular activities at Memorial Park.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn sets 1-day deadline for College of DuPage

After a heated exchange between a trustee and College of DuPage's attorney, Glen Ellyn has set a one-day deadline for COD to submit certificates of compliance verifying that new buildings on campus were done to code.

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GEL SHARE: Violent storms destroy old trees in Glen Ellyn

Hundreds of downed trees are being removed from yards throughout the Chicago area after Monday's big storm.

Rev. Dr. Jean Ford, a 25-year resident of Glen Ellyn, was confirmed this year as a representative to the United Nations Geneva/New York with Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status out of the United Kingdom.

She now serves on the Spirituality/Values/Global Concerns, Human Rights, Environment, and Education Committees of the United Nations in New York.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn hires village manager

Glen Ellyn’s village president and board have narrowed down a list of 82 candidates for the open village manager’s position to one.

Mark Franz, the current village manager of Homewood, has been chosen to oversee day-to-day operations of village government in Glen Ellyn, following the board’s 5-0 approval of an employment agreement on Monday.
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A village-hired search firm began seeking applications for the position in January, after Steve Jones had stepped down from the position two months before.

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