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GEL UPDATE: Glen Ellyn Historical Society Founders Ball

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The Glen Ellyn Historical Society Founders Ball held its major fundraiser for the Glen Ellyn History Park Project on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn. View photos here.

The event honored the 175th Anniversary of the Village of Glen Ellyn, the 200th Birthday of Abraham Lincoln, and the 40th Anniversary of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. It brought over 140 guests back to the year 1834 when Glen Ellyn was established.

Diamante Montessori School Plan

Glen Ellyn Plan Commission members Thursday night approved the relocation of the Diamante Montessori School from St Mark's Church to a vacant property formerly home of Christ Church.

In a 8 to 1 vote, the Plan Commission determined that the school met nine criteria outlined in the zoning code. The dissenting vote came from Commissioner Jay Strayer who expressed concern about increased traffic, but agreed the school met most criteria.

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Kim Oldis has had a 36 year love affair with flowers and exotic plants. This Sunday evening, millions of people around the world will view her floral design handiwork as they watch the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.

GEL SHARE: Diamante Montessori School Debate Comes to an End

Diamante Montessori School Plan

Last night, a full room of concerned residents attended the public hearing on granting a Special Use Permit for Diamante Montessori School. Lawyers representing both sides cross examined staff, experts and also gave closing arguments.

GEL SHARE: Bridge Communities Excited with Garage Party Results

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The buzz around Glen Ellyn suggests the second annual Garage Party Benefit held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 was a huge hit to participants and for raising funds for homeless families in DuPage County. View photos from this year's Garage Party fundraiser.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn mulls sales tax increase

Glen Ellyn mulls sales tax increase - With the prospect of a looming budget deficit and layoffs, Glen Ellyn Village Manager Steve Jones is proposing an increase in the municipal sales tax.

Annual State of the Village Address
Presented February 9 by Village President Vicki Hase

"As I look back over the last year," she began, "I am amazed at the number of goals and objectives accomplished by staff and the Village Board."

"Hiring an experienced Village Manager to oversee daily operations and lead the strategic planning for Glen Ellyn's future was a top priority," Hase said. Following an extensive national search process, Steve Jones was selected as the best fit.

Glen Ellyn mayor talks future

Glen Ellyn mayor talks future - Glen Ellyn saw many big projects last year and will likely have more this year, but the village is facing the same economic problems as the rest of the country, Village President Vicky Hase said Monday.

Community Financial Shares, Inc. Announces Operating Results for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2008 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - GLEN ELLYN, Ill.----Community Financial Shares, Inc. , the holding company for Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn , reported a net loss for the three months and year ended December 31, 2008 of $143,000 and $1.2 million, respectively.

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