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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 SHARE: COD seeks de-annexation from Glen Ellyn over tabled agreement

College of DuPage President Robert L. Breuder with his wife Wendy

College of DuPage officials announced that they will pursue de-annexation from the village of Glen Ellyn after the Village Board voted Monday night to table an intergovernmental agreement previously reached by both parties on April 19.

The COD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the agreement at its April 28 meeting. COD President Robert L. Breuder informed Village President Mark Pfefferman in an April 29 communication that failure by the village to act on the agreement would result in COD pursuing de-annexation.

Trustee Peter Cooper

OPEN LETTER FROM VILLAGE OF GLEN ELLYN TRUSTEE PETER COOPER

Dear Friends:

It is almost precisely two years since I took my oath of office on becoming a Village Trustee for the Village of Glen Ellyn. During that time, I have tried to never lose sight of my sacred obligation to protect your trust and to pursue the best interests of our Village and its citizens. The work has frequently been hard and occasionally tedious, but it has almost always been rewarding.

GEL SHARE: COD gives Glen Ellyn an ultimatum

College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn officials appeared poised to end a long-running dispute about whether the college can install electronic signs on campus.

But a last-minute change to a proposed intergovernmental agreement by the village has both sides pointing fingers, suggesting they could be back to square one.
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The village had previously argued that the college’s signs violated village code. But under the deal, the college would be allowed to keep the existing signs and install five new ones. New signs larger than 200 feet would require discussions with the village.

GEL SHARE: Memorial Field Lights Take Step Forward in Glen Ellyn

A controversial plan to install lights at Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn has moved a step closer to reality.

The Glenbard High School District 87 board voted 5-2 Monday to send a variance application to the village to clear the way for the lights.
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The move follows a series of contentious meetings that began in February in which community members, parents, students and coaches on both sides of the issue sparred over the proposal’s merits.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110426/news/704269788/#ixzz1KmMig7iS

GEL SHARE: Local Earth Day Groups and Activities

· Sierra Club River Prairie Group: Connie Schmidt http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/

· Cool Cities: Jeff Gahris. A part of Sierra Club. Initiative started by Mayor of Seattle.

o Look into Blue Star Energy. http://www.bluestarenergy.com/
o Watt meters can be checked out at the library to see how much power our appliances are sucking.
o Average home uses 10,900 kWh/year (in the past year we used 11,854) http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/coolcities.html

GEL SHARE: New, old faces join Glen Ellyn school boards

Incumbents Lori Gaspar, Terry M. Lachcik, John Kenwood and Erica Nelson — as well as  newcomer Sam Black — won seats on Glen Ellyn’s two boards of education Tuesday night, according to unofficial results from the DuPage County Clerk’s Office.

In Glenbard High School District 87, there were four candidates for three spots on the board. Winners were Rose Malcolm, with 7,392 votes, Mary FitzGerald Ozog, with 7,316 votes, and Tom Trefilik, with 6,762 votes. Also running was Steven Dale Sebby, who got 6,041 votes.

GEL SHARE: Dist. 87 candidates divided on stadium lights proposal

Candidates running for Glenbard High School District 87 School Board are divided on the issue of whether to install lights around Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn.

Incumbent candidates Tom Trefilek and Rose Malcolm, who also currently serves as board president, are both supporters of installing lights at the Glenbard West High School field. Both believe it would cut down on the number of athletes having to be bused off campus for games and allow for the full utilization of the field.

Library Literacy Class

Learn about all the library can do for you. We will show you all of our great resources and how to use them. Please register for this free class by calling 630-790-6630.

Event Start Date: 
Apr 7 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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