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GEL SHARE: District 89 Delays Push for Tax Increase

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Glen Ellyn School District 89 officials won't ask voters for a tax increase next year, but they say they will in 2013. Read more

Community Consolidated School District 89 is a comprehensive pre-K-8 public school district serving students and residents from the southern portions of Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Lombard. District 89 is bordered roughly by Finley Road on the east, President Street on the west, Roosevelt Road on the north and I-88 on the south.

GEL CELEBRATES: Glen Ellyn Veterans Share Stories of Faith in Service

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn Veterans Share Stories of Faith in Service from World War II through recent conflicts.


3 Glen Ellyn Veterans shared detailed stories of their faith in service.

GEL SHARE: Woman May be Foreclosed on House She Bought For a Dollar

NBC Chicago brings the sad, sad story of Linda Hatchell, a woman in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Ill., who may face foreclosure on an 1895 Victorian house that she bought for $1. Hatchell came across the dilapidated old... Online fundraising started to help Linda Hatchell 750 Elm St. Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137. View story here.

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn’s 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Continues to Sizzle

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Glen Ellyn’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off returns for a third year of food, fun and festivity in a relaxed, downhome atmosphere. Glen Ellyn’s 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off Competition takes place Saturday, September 10th in the Glenwood Avenue lot in downtown Glen Ellyn. The event is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. Judging is from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, relax, and hang out for the afternoon.

Event Start Date: 
Sep 10 2011 10:00am
Location: 
Glenwood Ave Lot, Glen Ellyn

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts 2011

Come and enjoy this FREE, 2-day fine arts festival, showcasing the work of more than 70 juried fine artists offering their art in various mediums: WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC and OIL PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, POTTERY METAL, WOOD and more...

KIDS PAINT FOR FUN! Paint for Fun is a FREE, supervised area set aside, where kids of all ages can display their own artistic talents; available all day Saturday and Sunday in Lake Ellyn Park.

Throw down a blanket and spend a day - or two - listening to great music
under the stately oaks of Lake Ellyn Park.

Event Start Date: 
Aug 27 2011 10:00am
Location: 
Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn

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: 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: Work it out, Glen Ellyn and College of DuPage

Once again, the marriage of Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage is on the rocks.

A long-running dispute that began with village officials’ concerns about the community college’s signage has escalated into threats of divorce, nearly literally.
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College of DuPage officials say they are pursuing plans to de-annex their 273-acre campus from Glen Ellyn after village officials set aside a negotiated agreement the two sides worked out.

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn Earthlings group is hosting a "Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange" on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The community plant exchange will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn located at 550 North Main Street, just north of downtown Glen Ellyn.

Event Start Date: 
May 21 2011 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
550 N Main St.

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