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When We Don’t See the Forest for the Trees . . . .

September 7, 2011


by Marie Kisiel

It may seem like a quirky idiom to describe our village, at one time described as friendly, welcoming, even “bucolic.”  But let’s reflect a bit more.

In a literal sense: surely we all love the trees where we live.  For many, it was reason enough to move here, let alone stay here for over 30 years: a small town, close to the city. The sidewalks end here. Children can walk to school, to church and, when they grow up, to the train station.

The sounds and sights of Winfield called out: come live here. You won’t be disappointed. We have ice cream socials, holiday parades, and Santa on the Square at Christmas tree lighting time. Neighbors know and respect each other. Old-fashioned values and loyalties.

Teachers at the local school might stay their entire careers….and some of them are still there.  You could borrow a cup of sugar or share a cup of tea. Or not.  Warm, friendly, but not intrusive. […]

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Your Ash Tree Can Be Saved from the Emerald Ash Borer — Facts.

September 2, 2011


by Craig Casino

President, Tree Green, Your Tree MD


The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is now in Winfield and the damage it will leave in its wake is unfortunately going to be devastating to our town.

There is no chance that Winfield’s homeowners might escape the EAB onslaught. It is inevitable at this point!

It is important to clear up a misconception. […]

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Village Board Meetings on the Web!

August 4, 2011


A recording of the village board meetings is now available on the village website.

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Solicitor Complaints–Winfield

June 3, 2011




Date: June 01, 2011

Contact: Acting Police Chief Stacy Reever

On Friday, May 27, 2011, The Winfield Police Department received five separate calls for service reference solicitor complaints.  The solicitor is described as a female white, early to mid-twenties, curly brown/auburn hair and was selling children’s books, door-to-door. In all the instances, the female solicitor requested to use the washroom and all the resident’s allowed this female access to the inside of their residence. The solicitor allegedly committed acts of thefts or attempts, while inside the residences.   The female was also seen entering a dark red van, which was occupied by additional males.

ALL RESIDENTS are being reminded to never allow a solicitor to enter their residence under any circumstance. Additionally, a solicitor must have a permit displayed on their outer garment, while in the course of soliciting.

Residents are urged to call 911 at any time to request a police officer respond to their residence for any soliciting violation; or if they feel uncomfortable with the actions of a solicitor.

Winfield Police will continue further investigation.

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CVS Pharmacy Site of Armed Robbery NEWS

May 25, 2011


For Immediate Release

Monday May 24th, 2011

Contact: Sgt. Grimaldi, Winfield Police Department, 630-933-7160

Winfield – On May 23rd at approximately 2 p.m., the Winfield Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery that just occurred at CVS Pharmacy located in the 27W200 block of Geneva Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed the offender described as a male white, late 20’s to mid 30’s wearing dark pants and jacket, a baseball cap with a dark colored wig. The offender, armed with a handgun entered the pharmacy and demanded a pharmaceutical product. He then fled the scene northbound on Pleasant Hill Road in what was described as a metallic blue compact pick up truck possibly a Ford Ranger.

During the course of this investigation, the Winfield Police Department conducted a lockdown of area schools for approximately 60 minutes.

The Winfield Police Department was assisted by the Carol Stream, West Chicago, and Warrenville Police Departments as well as he DuPage County Sheriff’s Department.

The public is be asked to contact Winfield Police Department Investigations at 630-933-7160 if you have any information relating to this case.

Armed Robbery is a Class X Felony punishable by a mandatory minimum prison term of 6 to 30 years.

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Erik Spande Appointed Trustee

April 17, 2011


Congratulations to Erik Spande and to Winfield.  Erik Spande will be a great addition to the village board, he was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Trustee Joel Kunesh.    Erik’s involvement with the village goes back several years starting with the Environmental Concerns Committee.   He has served on the Riverwalk Committee, the Stormwater Committee and Illinois Prairie Path.

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