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GEL NEWS: Ex-Glen Ellyn fire official imprisoned for $262,000 theft

David Garmoe's 26-year career in the fire service ended with handcuffs Friday as the onetime lieutenant was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $262,000 from the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.

Garmoe, 56, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge stemming from his tenure as the department's treasurer. DuPage County prosecutors said he took the money over a seven-year period and... Read more -

GEL SURPRISE: Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest Canceled

JAZZ FEST GLEN ELLYN PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED

Press Release from the McAninch Arts Center:
For the past five years, a partnership including The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has come together to present a day of great Chicago jazz, fine food and local brews in downtown Glen Ellyn.

With origins dating back to 1892, McChesney & Miller was honored in 1984 by the Illinois State Historical Society as DuPage County's oldest grocery market. A plaque honoring the store can still be found on Main Street next to The Book Store. Read More

GEL SHARE: Stacy's Corners drawing interest from developers

More than a dozen developers have expressed interest in purchasing a property located at the Stacy's Corners intersection at the northern entryway to Glen Ellyn, officials say. Village staff have been careful to make sure prospective developers take into account the area's historic character and adjacent single family homes in the proposals they submit for the site at 825 N. Main St. Read More

GEL NEWS: Woman struck and killed by Metra UPW train

An outbound Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck and killed a woman in Glen Ellyn Monday afternoon, and is still stopped there as authorities investigate the incident. UPW Train No. 33, which left Ogilvie Station in Chicago at 12:40 p.m., struck and killed a 56-year-old woman near the Glen Ellyn station about 1:30 p.m., according to Metra and Glen Ellyn police.
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Whelan unseats Formento in DuPage Forest Dist. 4

Tim Whelan of Wheaton has unseated longtime DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Mike Formento of Glen Ellyn in their race for the Republican nomination in District 4. With all 134 precincts reporting, Whelan received roughly 54 percent of the vote, while Formento garnered about 46 percent.Read More

Glen Ellyn commuters could be impacted by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee decision to cut $450 million a year for CTA, Metra and Pace capital improvement projects.

According to Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago-area mass-transit leaders are screaming at the top of their lungs about a bill awaiting a vote in the U.S. House that they say could cost the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace as much as $450 million a year in capital funds.

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: Glen Ellyn veteran remembers Pearl Harbor attack

Louis Licastro, 93, had just finished breakfast at the U.S. Army airfield near Pearl Harbor when the Glen Ellyn veteran spotted the Japanese fighter planes on Dec. 7, 1941. He doesn't mind talking about those days. After retiring from his job in industrial lighting, he's often at the Wheaton VFW Post 2164 attracting a crowd with his stories.Read more -

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