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Winfield in the News

January 29, 2013

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Winfield has seen both some good and bad press lately. The DuPage County State’s Attorney has once again chastised the majority on the Village Board for a potential Open Meetings Act violation. In good news, CDH is planning to build a Ronald McDonald house on the former site of Scheffler’s Flowers.

Read more at the Daily Herald:

Ronald McDonald House Coming to Winfield

Winfield Warned Again About Meeting Procedure

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Illinois Prairie Path 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 2, 2012

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A Note from the Illinois Prairie Path

The Illinois Prairie Path is the first rails-to-trails project, and it started with an idea on September 30, 1963.

The Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit Corporation (IPPc) was instrumental in founding the IPP. The IPPc will be holding a series of events to celebrate the IPP, which forms the core of one of the best trail systems in the USA. The kickoff will be this Wednesday Oct 3rd at 112 am, where Dan Cronin/DuPage County Chair will give a keynote speech at Volunteer Park in Wheaton.

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All Are Invited to ‘Indian Summer’ Party

September 30, 2012

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ALL WINFIELD ‘INDIAN SUMMER’ PARTY

at Ron and Mary Ann Barzso’s – 28W177 Marion Road
Party starts at 6:00pm – Saturday, October 13th

Enjoy food, friends, meet your neighbors and enjoy the music – DJ and karaoke.

Grilled meats and beverages will be provided – please bring a dish to pass that serves 8 people and BYOB.

Let’s get together to show our support for Winfield, the Winfield Police and better government in Winfield!

Pass this invitation along to your friends and neighbors for a great time and good conversation with your neighbors.

Party is open to everyone and not just the members of Winfield United. It’s all FREE! Let’s all come together for the good of Winfield!

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Police Study Results Are In

August 2, 2012

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This post comes to us from Keep the Winfield Police

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT FROM REM

The REM Police study results are in. Please take your time and read ALL of the options and results. We know that Trustee Allen is only going to trumpet his disbandment option and pick out the parts of the study that serve his argument best. So please read it, ask questions and form your own conclusion.

Also, there will be a very important “Public Meeting” with the Village Board and REM on Wednesday August 8th at 7:00pm in the CDH auditorium (main entrance).

We will get a chance to ask the Trustees direct questions and REM will be presenting their findings. Please tell all of your friends and neighbors and try and attend since I do not think it will be on Comcast.

It is our chance to get answers and let them know we want to keep our own police.

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Storm Relief Fundraising On at Kline Creek Farm

July 31, 2012

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The local living history farm, Kline Creek Farm, is raising money to help repair storm damage from the July 1 storm. The farm sustained a great amount of damage, including over $4,000 worth to the windmill.

Click here to read the full story at the Daily Herald

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The Funding of Our Officers’ Pensions

June 29, 2012

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This post comes to us from Keep the Winfield Police

One of our elected officials had stated many times that our police officers pension fund is only 45% funded. We decided to look at what it means to be funded, when you are required to be funded as a pension program as well as what the current funding level actually is. We found some interesting information in the two reports (CAFR and Actuarial Valuation) mentioned in our previous entry.

Our officers pension fund is not 45% funded, it is actually 50.74% funded as of the end of the report.

Our funding ratio has gone down almost every year since 2002. The funded percentage each year […]

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