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GEL SHARE: Real Estate Figures Rebounding for Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Homes

Glen Ellyn Real Estate Home Sales November 2009

Real Estate figures provided by MRED of single family home sales contracts for Glen Ellyn and Wheaton show home sale contracts rebounding from the 2008 decline. Although home sale contracts in the first half of the year were lower compared to those from 3 prior years, the last of half of 2009 has outpaced all 3 prior years with home sale contracts because September contracts had the strongest rebound in past 4 years. From the data provided, contract sales typically taper off in the second half of the year.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn Park Commissioners Seek Outside Help to Fix Rift

Glen Ellyn park commissioners seek outside help to fix rift - Glen Ellyn Park District commissioners might not agree on what triggered a rift that turned this week's board meeting into a contentious and confrontational affair. [News from Daily Herald]

Glen Ellyn parks argues over rec center - A call for an external audit on a project that has gone about $4 million over a referendum passed by Glen Ellyn residents and then paid for by a bond issued in August was rejected by the park district's board Monday, leading to an exchange among commissioners that ended with people in attendance walking out and admonishing board President Sandy Minogue. [News from Daily Herald]

2009 Holiday Walk with Santa

The 2009 Holiday Walk photographic montage image was released Friday Dec 11, 2009 and is on display at Bells & Whistles Snackery in downtown Glen Ellyn.

The photo montage, taken by Glen Ellyn resident Erik Peterson, depicts Santa's journey through downtown Glen Ellyn including photographs from the bucket alongside Santa. The Holiday Walk is presented by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and has been a village tradition for over 35 years.

GEL SHARE: Metra's Polar Express passes up Glen Ellyn passengers

Metra's Polar Express passes up Glen Ellyn passengers - A conductor invites children aboard a magical train to see Santa Claus in the classic children's book The Polar Express.

GEL VIDEO: Glen Ellyn Park District Board Workshop

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GEL EVENT: Polar Explorer John Huston to Present Multimedia Program

John Huston, Glen Ellyn native and polar adventurer plans to make history

NOTE: Due to overwhelming response to this event, this presentation will NOT be held at the Glen Ellyn Library, but at:

St. Mark's Episcopal Church 393 N. Main St.

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Glen Ellyn native and adventurer John Huston, along with his expedition partner, will present their story about planning, training and executing their amazing 55 day, 480 mile trek to the North Pole which began March 2, 2009 and concluded April 25, 2009.

Event Start Date: 
Dec 10 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

GEL SHARE: Community Clean Up of Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

What: Help remove litter and trim trails by joining members of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and volunteers of all ages during "Random Acts of Kindness" workday.

http://www.dupageforest.com/Conservation/ForestPreserves/Hidden_Lake.html

When/where: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, Illinois Highway 53 south of Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn.

How much: Free. Reservations and waivers are required. Call 630-933-7681.

Event Start Date: 
Nov 14 2009 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Hidden Lake Forest Preserve

GEL SHARE: Two Must Reads from the Chicago Tribune

Rigging the test -- chicagotribune.com
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/chi-1113edit1nov13...

School officials love to tout their students' high scores on standardized achievement tests as proof that they're doing a good job of educating the kids. But the next time your local school puffs out its ...

DuPage got it wrong, wrong, wrong -- chicagotribune.com
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped1113zornnov13,0,76862...

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