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At the March 23, 2009 village board meeting, the Board approved $323,300 in cuts to the Glen Ellyn's Special Programs Fund (SPF) Budget.

Here is a summary of cuts to narrow the current deficit in the SPF budget:

1. Postage / Printing / Professional Services – Other (Total Cuts = $36,800)
Includes transition to a quarterly Village Newsletter from the current bi-monthly frequency. Also eliminates the 2010 Village Calendar.

2. Contribution / Historical Society (Total Cuts = $35,000)
Cut back to FY05/06 level.

GEL ELECTION PROFILE: Glen Ellyn Village President Candidates

Glen Ellyn Village President Candidates

The Village of Glen Ellyn and the next village president face many challenges regarding financial resources, village services and public safety, and vitality of its business districts.

On Tuesday, April 7th, Glen Ellyn residents will vote to elect the next village president, a choice between Civic Betterment Party candidate Mark Pfefferman and Independent candidate Gary Fasules.

GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn Village Board Approves Montessori School Move

Diamante Montessori School Plan

After hearing public comment and deliberation, the Glen Ellyn Village Board last night approved plans for the Diamonte Montessori school to relocate from St Marks Church to the vacant building and property located at 625 Hillside Ave, the former location of Christ Church.

The new location for the school is at the corner of Park Boulevard and Hillside Avenue, mostly a residential neighborhood filled with single-family homes.

GEL TEENS: Glen Ellyn Public Library Opens "AWESOME" Teen Scene

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Last November, the Glen Ellyn Public Library opened the Teen Scene, a space dedicated to teens to study, read, or just hang out. (See photos here)

When the new building was constructed in 1995 a wonderful space was created for the youth from birth through 8th grade on the first floor known as the Youth Area. The second floor was designated as the Adult Area. This approach left a void for the needs of the high school teens in our community.

League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn Hosts Glen Ellyn Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is hosting a Candidates' Forum from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Hadley Junior High School. Candidates for School District 41 Board, the Park Board and Village President have been asked to participate.

Schedule of Events:

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The District 41 candidate forum

2 p.m.
Candidates in uncontested races will be introduced

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Park Board candidates forum

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Village President candidates forum

Event Start Date: 
Mar 22 2009 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Hadley Junior High School

GEL ELECTION COVERAGE: Get to know Glen Ellyn Candidates and the Issues

March 19, 2009

Get to know Glen Ellyn candidates vying for the Glen Ellyn vote on Tuesday, April 7th.

Here's your chance to learn the candidates and their positions on the issues compiled by Diane McGinley and the residents of Glen Ellyn who provided questions concerning their vote.

Glen Ellyn Village President Race *posted 3-24-09
Glen Ellyn Village President Responses to Glen Ellyn Citizens for Preservation Questionnaire *posted 3-27-09

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This year the Friends of Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying something new to push more books, CDs, and videos.

The Friends has created a "rustic" bookstore in the basement of the Library to help make it easier to house and sell books. A two-day extravaganza will take place on March 21 and 22. On Sunday, March 22 book lovers can grab a bag of books for $5 per bag, the bags will be provided at the sale.

GEL SUNSHINE: Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club Brings a Little Spring to Town

With a long and frigid winter nearly past, now it’s time to turn to Spring and all of the wonderful color it brings. To get a little color (or a lot), Glen Ellyn Junior Woman's Club (GEJWC) is now taking orders for its Annual Flower & Plant Sale!

A beautiful selection of flowers and plants, including planted pots, herbs and accent plants is available to order through Shady Hill Gardens in Batavia. This nursery is well known for their hearty and beautiful geraniums, as well as their superb annuals. Exclusive flower arrangements for GEJWC are also available to order.

Local Favorite Performing at 2008 Garage Party Fundraiser

Glen Ellyn Figo Restaurant Closes Sunday, March 15, 2009 after being in business for 5 years. No details from management were available.

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Cab's Wine Bar Bistro, located at 430 N Main St, hosts live music featuring Glen Ellyn's Local Favorite Band this Saturday, March 21 at 10pm. No Cover. www.localfavoriteband.com

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is hosting a Candidates' Forum from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Hadley Junior High School. Candidates for School District 41 Board, the Park Board and Village President have been asked to participate.

Schedule of Events:

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The District 41 candidate forum

2 p.m.
Candidates in uncontested races will be introduced

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Park Board candidates forum

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Village President candidates forum

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