Education

GEL PEOPLE: Local Author Highlights Winning Strategies in Life

Glen Ellyn author Paul L. Corona will sign his new book -- The Wisdom of Walk-Ons: 7 Winning Strategies for College, Business and Life (with a foreword by Bobby Bowden) -- on Saturday, December 8, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., at The Bookstore, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, 630-469-2891; www.wisdomofwalk-ons.com.

GEL NEWS: After 11 meetings, Glen Ellyn OKs Memorial Field lights

After 11 Glen Ellyn plan commission hearings and two village board meetings, village trustees unanimously gave approval Monday to a controversial proposal to install lights at a Glenbard West High School practice field. "I think that character and reputation will be shown off even more by adding this particular new phase to Glenbard West and the community," Trustee Phil Hartweg said. Read more.

Voted as one of America's Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S. News & World Report, Glen Ellyn native Eboo Patel will return to his high school, Glenbard South, today to discuss how the skills and perspective he learned as a teen have translated into his career. The 1993 Glen Ellyn graduate who now lives in Chicago will discuss "From Glen Ellyn to Washington — building bridges of cooperation," as part ...Read more

GEL PEOPLE: Teacher writes detective story, includes local history

After living in Glen Ellyn, graduating from Glenbard West High School and raising her children in the village, Nancy McCaffrey wanted to write a book about the “charming town.” McCaffrey, who’s also a teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, wrote the book with her students in mind, as well as her own interests. She incorporated her long-time love for traveling and architecture.Read more -

GEL HOT NEWS: COD trustees vote to cut ties to Glen Ellyn

For 39 years, the College of DuPage has been a part of the village of Glen Ellyn. But on Wednesday, COD's board of trustees formally endorsed a resolution seeking to disconnect the 273-acre campus from the municipality. "In our mind we have a marriage that is broken," said President Robert Breuder. Read more.

GEL SHARE: COD board to vote on deannexation from Glen Ellyn

College of DuPage officials have called a special meeting of the board of trustees for Wednesday night to formally consider disconnecting the college's 273-acre campus from Glen Ellyn. The meeting comes just hours before a village-imposed deadline of Dec. 1 goes into effect in which village officials have said they would begin to strictly enforce local ordinances and codes at COD. Read more

GEL SHARE: District 87 makes concessions on Memorial Field lights

In response to community concerns, Glenbard High School District 87 officials say they're making concessions as part of their plan to install lights at Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn. But opponents of the plan, which calls for installation of four 70-foot and two 60-foot light poles at the Glenbard West practice field, aren't entirely happy with the surprise.

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GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn officials deliver strong message to COD

The village of Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage have irreconcilable differences and it looks like the divorce is going to be anything but amicable.Representatives of the Glen Ellyn Village Board showed up at the COD Board meeting Wednesday night to deliver an ultimatum and a deadline: either begin to comply with the village’s construction codes and ordinances by Dec. 1 or face the prospect ...

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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.

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.

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