Archive | October, 2011

Tony Reyes Blows Up in Village Hall Again…and It’s Getting To Be a Habit

October 29, 2011

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by Jed Skillman

By now it is widely known that following the October 6th meeting, while still in Village Hall, Trustee Tony Reyes launched an obscenity-filled attack on a Winfield resident, Stan Zegel.

Zegel had earlier filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to communications regarding Roosevelt Road. A back-door rezoning of a Roosevelt property […]

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Public Works Committee Addresses Road Repair and Funding Options

October 17, 2011

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by Rock Rockett

The Public Works Committee (PWC) meeting of September 28th marked my first meeting as a member of the Committee. The other members present were Trustee and PWC Chairman, Erik Spande, and Trustee Tim Allen. Village staff and the Village Engineer were in attendance to provide updates on the progress of several capital improvement […]

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Winfield Railroad Thoughts

October 13, 2011

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by Michael Smith

One of the main attractions of Winfield is our location on the Metra rail line within commuting distance of downtown Chicago. On the other hand, living near a busy, active rail line (for many folks) can seem like a curse. I don’t know about you, but for me the crossing gates are down almost every time I am driving through Winfield. You may not realize this, but the rail line that bisects our town […]

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Are Blue Jays as Tough as They Pretend to Be?

October 11, 2011

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by Sue Casino

I opened my front door the other day to let the dog out and was startled to have a hawk fly out of the garden not 6 feet from me. Thinking perhaps that I had interrupted his meal, I stepped into the garden to see what was left behind. Nothing. I turned to see […]

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Stay Involved in Your Village

October 9, 2011

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by Steve Romanelli

The true health of any community can often be enhanced by the support of dedicated volunteers, willing to serve on boards and commissions. When people are involved in village activities, several beneficial things happen including a reduction of costs related to […]

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Voss is Prone to Misinform

October 7, 2011

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Winfield’s riverwalk project has become a hot topic in local political circles as of late. Some have seized the opportunity to confuse the public about the project, giving false numbers and projections on the project. In recent days, some of the “Kill the Riverwalk” advocates have gone too far. […]

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