Money worries are the most common cause of holiday stress, according to Mental Health America. The 2006 study showed that parents are more stressed than all other demographic groups by finances and females are more likely than men to feel stressed by finances.

Money isn’t everyone’s No. 1 worry, but if it’s yours, why not consider the following New Year’s resolutions to improve your financial life?

Resolve:

skates on at Lake Ellyn

It's time to lace up your skates! One of Glen Ellyn's winter traditions returns with free fun for everyone. The hot cocoa will cost ya 50¢ though.

According to the Glen Ellyn Park District Hotline, Lake Ellyn boathouse and lake opens Thursday, Jan 8 at 4pm for ice skating. Newton Park's hockey rink is open. Skating rink still being worked on as of Jan 11th. Call the skating hotline for updated information - 630-858-0920.

Lake Foxcroft remains closed.

GEL EXCLUSIVE: Back to the Future: Public Review of Downtown Plan

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A third and final public open house meeting to accommodate additional input and to review the preferred plan proposed by Town Builders Studio (TBS) is scheduled for Thursday, January 15, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the gymnasium on the second floor of the Civic Center. For more information contact: Staci Hulseberg, Director Planning and Development Department at 630-547-5250

Download the current draft of The Glen and Main Street Concepts 11/5/2008 5.97 MB

Glenbard HS District 87 Initiative Ignites Local Turf War

Glenbard continues to review turf plans - Glenbard High School District 87 wants to install synthetic turf at all four of its main football fields, with plans for Glenbard North and Glenbard West moving the fastest. [News from Daily Herald]

Excerpts:
Officials this month tabled a decision regarding Glenbard West's turf field, but those talks are expected to resume in January.

GEL EXCLUSIVE: Snowmen Appear on Christmas Day

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On Christmas Eve morning, the North Pole elves delivered the perfect blend of warm temperatures and a mild snowfall creating optimum snowman building conditions. Here is a small collection of snowmen that came to life in Glen Ellyn that day and were photographed celebrating the joy of Christmas.

VIEW THE REST OF THE SNOWMEN.

Check out some outrageous Calvin and Hobes snowman cartoons for inspiration. Snowmen aren't funny. They're cold!

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