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Jim Court April 22, 2012 at 03:41 pm
I believe the current leader of the Park has the best of intentions. In an era of tight budgets IRead More question two items. Is it necessary to have individuals drive up to the park and basically see if the park is still there and why must grass cutting take place during periods of drought and the grass has not grown enough to merit cutting. Wasted man hours, wear and tear of equipment, fuel cost and pollution. During peak hours, a visible park ambassador who picked up papers, monitored activities, and kept a watchful eye would be a big plus. Living next to East End Park I have witnessed much drinking and drug use and must constantly pick up their trash. I love our Parks and appreciate the efforts that keep them so nice. I offer these suggestion in a positive spirit with the belief that everything can be improved which includes me.
Karen Chadra April 23, 2012 at 12:34 am
There are six part-time park ambassador positions. The program cost the district $80,000 last year,Read More according to an article in TribLocal. http://triblocal.com/elmhurst/2011/04/06/vandals-strike-parks-during-warmer-weather/
Kevin April 23, 2012 at 02:03 am
"After the park district got involved with Poo-Free Parks last year, there were noticeablyRead More fewer dog reminders in the parks, but there is still room for improvement." So so so true! As a dog owner and a resident of Elmhurst I can attest to the "fewer dog reminders in the parks," and this is all thanks to Poo Free Parks and all of their hard work and all of the great community sponsors who help support Poo Free Parks in Elmhurst for us to walk our loved ones in.
Doremus Jessup January 7, 2012 at 08:55 am
We should be putting solar on every city building Elmhurst owns, unless a 10 year time frame is tooRead More long in the future to appreciate the savings.
Lived in 5 other metro areas... January 8, 2012 at 04:14 am
Good story. Was driving through Indiana a few weeks ago and came up to the most amazing site. ARead More wind turbine field. It was dark, so I thought initially that it had to be an air strip of some sort. I couldn't decide if it was beautiful or ugly. It was huge and I think I'm leaning toward beautiful. Don't know enough, but will learn. Just wonder how we'd handle cell phone towers and wind turbines dotting the horizon. Might be worth getting used to...
Concerned resident January 9, 2012 at 07:13 pm
Discretion is important in using wind as a source of power. The turbines are definitely an eyesoreRead More on the asthetics of a residential area. At McCoy and Frontenac in Aurora there was a wind turbine installed to power a much needed stoplight. It is my understanding the turbine was installed to relieve Aurora of the cost of installation of the stoplight. Through a program offered by the state, the state would pick up the cost of the new light if they used wind to power it. To my knowledge the turbine has not been activated due to the cost to hook it up and get it working. The light has been installed and it is working but, it isn't being powered by the turbine. So at the corner of McCoy and Frontenac sits this eery looking non working wind turbine and yes, there is no doubt it is ugly. Neighbors weren't notified regarding the wind turbine. They just woke up one morning to a turbine in their back yard.
Diane E. Emich September 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Way to go, Tyler! You are a stellar example of Scouting in Elmhurst. Thank you for all your time,Read More effort, and hard work.
E. L. Foust Co., Inc. September 21, 2011 at 03:31 pm
Nice job...I know Tyler spent many hours on this project...and he did it right! Jor M.
Debbie Simler-Goff August 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm
What a wonderfully heartwarming story! Imagine all the things Ally could have been doing to enjoyRead More her summer with those 210 hours, yet she chose to give to others. Kudos to her,to her parents and to Carol Pavlik for bringing us such an uplifting, 'good news' story!
Dawn Fleming August 25, 2011 at 02:57 pm
Fantastic - totally agree with Debbie's comments! Thank you Carol for letting us know about Ally.
NancyC August 25, 2011 at 06:09 pm
Awesome Ally! Your gaurdian Angel must be beaming! I'd wager you have met your service hours handsRead More down for this year! God Bless you and your family.
Mike June 18, 2011 at 11:16 am
Congrats Bruce! You may remember me from IC Grade School, my son was in the Cub Scouts. You earnedRead More this award and hope you enjoy the accolades and praise. The community says Thank you!
Debbie Simler-Goff May 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm
What a wonderful event! And such a neat way for sighted people to connect with and help the visuallyRead More impaired.
Carol Pavlik May 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm
It was a great day, Debbie. I only wish I'd brought my bike. They were more than willing to take meRead More along on the trip. They are really a fun bunch of people.
Debbie Simler-Goff May 23, 2011 at 09:48 am
I'd love to be involved somehow next year. I'm not much of a 'biker' but maybe I could help inRead More another way...
Charles Laliberte April 9, 2011 at 05:46 pm
Thank you for getting out the word! The Rotary Youth Exchange program is indeed a wonderfulRead More opportunity for American students to spend a year abroad and for students from other countries to experience life in Elmhurst. The Rotary Youth Exchage is always looking for families willing to host. It is not necessary that the family have children the same age. In fact we have had exchanges with families who do not have children living at home any longer. The exchange program benefits all parties. Thank you again for publishing this great opportunity.
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