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GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn Park District Candidates Profiled

The Park District Mission Statement is: 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.

Candidate Profiles
Kathy Cornell
Candidate Website: www.cornellmayodunn.com/
Profile: www.cornellmayodunn.com/kathy_cornell.html

Richard Dunn
Candidate Website: www.cornellmayodunn.com
Profile: www.cornellmayodunn.com/richard_dunn.html

Ed Hess (incumbent)

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.

GEL NEWS: Rail Traffic on Union Pacific West Line to Increase

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Beginning March 1, 2011, Union Pacific Railroad unveils a new train safety warning system at Park Boulevard and Main Street track crossings. This is part of an entire system of improvements along the west line that impacts many communities.

GEL SHARE: 2 Candidates Drop Out of Glen Ellyn Park District Race

Two candidates have withdrawn from the Glen Ellyn Park District board race.

Hugh Johnson said he decided to withdraw after officials informed him of the park district’s nepotism policy, which forbids board members from having family members who work for the district. Soon after Johnson filed his papers for candidacy, his wife was hired as a fitness coordinator.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110228/news/702289882/#ixzz1FKAKDe2J

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn Park District Millions Over Capital Budget

Glen Ellyn parks millions over capital budget - An independent auditor praised the Glen Ellyn Park District on Tuesday for its financial reporting as he presented a report that showed the district had come in $4 million over its budgeted amount in capital expenditures last year.

GEL CELEBRATES: Earth Day Activities

Activities you can participate in during Earth Day celebration:

Recycling Extravaganza
Saturday, April 24, 8am-12pm, located at the Village commuter parking lot at Duane and Lorraine Streets. Organized by the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission. A complete list of items accepted can be found on the Village website.

April 22 - 40th Earth Day, http://www.earthday.org/

GEL BIG PICTURE: Where does all your 2009 income tax money go?

Here's a link that will enlighten (or frighten) you to our nation's escalating national debt.

According to the U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK the Outstanding Public Debt as of 15 Apr 2010 at 12:23:29 PM GMT is:

$12,837,784,215,744.88

That's only $1,653,607,879,505.26 (that's a trillion number) more than last year. (The numbers are so large you can't do the math on a standard calculator if you include the cents!)

The estimated population of the United States is 308,198,082

GEL PERISCOPE: Local Wildlife in Crosshairs

Wheaton residents at odds over coyote trapping (Glen Ellyn News Leader) -   Wheaton's decision last week to proceed with the trapping of coyotes has some residents howling.       

GEL SHARE: Village president: State of Glen Ellyn 'sound'

Village president: State of Glen Ellyn 'sound' - In his first State of Glen Ellyn address as village president, Mark Pfefferman called the village's situation "sound" but acknowledged that the next year could be tough. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn sports complex stunning ... and stunningly over budget

Glen Ellyn sports complex stunning ... and stunningly over budget - When the Glen Ellyn Park District officially unveils its new sports and fitness center Saturday, it will feature plenty of state-of-the-art facilities. [News from Daily Herald]

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