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GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn resident to compete in 2012 London Olympics

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Glen Ellyn resident Carolena Carstens will be competing in the 2012 Olympics in London in the sport of taekwondo.

The 16-year old will be representing the country of Panama in the 49-kilograms (107.9 pounds) weight class.

Carstens was a wildcard pick for the team chosen by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

"You had to peal me off the ceiling," said Carolena's dad Richard, when asked his reaction to the news. "Part of me is still up there. You scream, you cry, you laugh, it was everything.

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.

Sarah Warren, a 15-year-old speed skater from Willowbrook, will be representing the United States in the short-track speed skating competition at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. A member of the Glen Ellyn Speed Skating Club, she says she's always enjoyed going as fast as possible on the ice. Read More

GEL SHARE: District 87 makes concessions on Memorial Field lights

In response to community concerns, Glenbard High School District 87 officials say they're making concessions as part of their plan to install lights at Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn. But opponents of the plan, which calls for installation of four 70-foot and two 60-foot light poles at the Glenbard West practice field, aren't entirely happy with the surprise.

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Dear Editor:

As long-time residents and active volunteers in our Village, we would like to express our concern about District 87 plans to install 6 and 7-story light towers on the Glenbard West campus in the heart of our town.  We believe that the potential harm to the quality of life in the community is not an acceptable trade-off for the relatively small percentage of student athletes actually able to use night lighting for spring and fall extra-curricular activities at Memorial Park.

GEL SHARE: Memorial Field Lights Take Step Forward in Glen Ellyn

A controversial plan to install lights at Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn has moved a step closer to reality.

The Glenbard High School District 87 board voted 5-2 Monday to send a variance application to the village to clear the way for the lights.
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The move follows a series of contentious meetings that began in February in which community members, parents, students and coaches on both sides of the issue sparred over the proposal’s merits.

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GEL SHARE: Dist. 87 candidates divided on stadium lights proposal

Candidates running for Glenbard High School District 87 School Board are divided on the issue of whether to install lights around Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn.

Incumbent candidates Tom Trefilek and Rose Malcolm, who also currently serves as board president, are both supporters of installing lights at the Glenbard West High School field. Both believe it would cut down on the number of athletes having to be bused off campus for games and allow for the full utilization of the field.

View public comments, school district presentation to the board, and board deliberations from the Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Glenbard School District 87 Board Meeting regarding Proposed Enhancements to Memorial Field Lights.

Lighting Lamp Design for Memorial Field

Several hundred Glen Ellyn residents and Glenbard West students packed the Glenbard West library Tuesday night to listen to proponents and opponents of the proposed installation of lights at Memorial Field during the Glenbard School District 87 Board meeting.

GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn girl to hand off Super Bowl game ball

Glen Ellyn girl to hand off Super Bowl game ball - A 10-year-old suburban girl will join the Packers and Steelers on the field at Sunday's Super Bowl.

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