GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn Village Board Approves Montessori School Move

Diamante Montessori School Plan

After hearing public comment and deliberation, the Glen Ellyn Village Board last night approved plans for the Diamonte Montessori school to relocate from St Marks Church to the vacant building and property located at 625 Hillside Ave, the former location of Christ Church.

The new location for the school is at the corner of Park Boulevard and Hillside Avenue, mostly a residential neighborhood filled with single-family homes.

GEL SHARE: Home Rule Sales Tax Decision to be Made on March 30

Last Tuesday, Village officials agreed to change the final read of the proposed Home Rule Sales Tax from Monday, March 23 to Monday, March 30 to accommodate one trustee who will be absent at the March 23rd meeting.

The Village Board is interested in having all elected officials participate in the vote on the home rule sales tax. Since one Trustee was going to be absent from the March 23 meeting, Village President Vicky Hase publicly asked Trustees at the workshop meeting of March 16 if they were available for a March 30 meeting. All trustees present indicated they were available.

GEL ELECTION PROFILE: Glen Ellyn Park District Question for Incombents

Question for the Incombents:How did you vote for the new Ackerman Sports Complex that is currently under construction at Ackerman Woods?

Ron Aubrey: I voted in favor of placing this project, along with open space land acquisition and the renovation of the 1920’s era Main Street Rec Center as part of an overall $11.9 million referendum measure on the November 2006 ballot for voter consideration. 6,679 residents voted YES in support of the referendum, while 5,679 were opposed.


GEL ELECTION PROFILE: Glen Ellyn Park District Questions 7-12

Question 7: What experience(s) do you have that demonstrate particular skills or insights to being a qualified park district board member?

GEL TEENS: Glen Ellyn Public Library Opens "AWESOME" Teen Scene


Last November, the Glen Ellyn Public Library opened the Teen Scene, a space dedicated to teens to study, read, or just hang out. (See photos here)

When the new building was constructed in 1995 a wonderful space was created for the youth from birth through 8th grade on the first floor known as the Youth Area. The second floor was designated as the Adult Area. This approach left a void for the needs of the high school teens in our community.

League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn Hosts Glen Ellyn Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is hosting a Candidates' Forum from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Hadley Junior High School. Candidates for School District 41 Board, the Park Board and Village President have been asked to participate.

Schedule of Events:

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The District 41 candidate forum

2 p.m.
Candidates in uncontested races will be introduced

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Park Board candidates forum

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Village President candidates forum

Event Start Date: 
Mar 22 2009 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hadley Junior High School

GEL ELECTION COVERAGE: Get to know Glen Ellyn Candidates and the Issues

March 19, 2009

Get to know Glen Ellyn candidates vying for the Glen Ellyn vote on Tuesday, April 7th.

Here's your chance to learn the candidates and their positions on the issues compiled by Diane McGinley and the residents of Glen Ellyn who provided questions concerning their vote.

Glen Ellyn Village President Race *posted 3-24-09
Glen Ellyn Village President Responses to Glen Ellyn Citizens for Preservation Questionnaire *posted 3-27-09

Local Favorite Performing at 2008 Garage Party Fundraiser

Glen Ellyn Figo Restaurant Closes Sunday, March 15, 2009 after being in business for 5 years. No details from management were available.

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Cab's Wine Bar Bistro, located at 430 N Main St, hosts live music featuring Glen Ellyn's Local Favorite Band this Saturday, March 21 at 10pm. No Cover.

GEL ELECTION PROFILE: Glen Ellyn Park District Questions 1-6

Question 1: What motivated you to seek a seat on the Park District Board?

Ron Aubrey: Initially, I finally had some time to volunteer and was looking to serve our children, families and the community in some special way. I have served as Park District Commissioner for over 5 years now and there are still some things left to do, such as completing:
• Ackerman Sports Complex
• Churchill Nature Center museum w/ new restoration and educational programs
• Safety Village
• Madonnari on Main 3D sidewalk chalk art festival

GEL ELECTION PROFILE: Glen Ellyn Park District Candidate Profiles

In the April election, residents will have a chance to select four (4) new board members for the Glen Ellyn Park District Board.

Glen Ellyn Park District Mission Statement:

The Park District is driven to foster diverse, community based leisure opportunities, through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future. The Park District is celebrating 85 years of meeting that mission and will continue to provide excellence in our programs and our parks for future generations.

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