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Proud in Winfield

March 10, 2011


by Rhonda Peebles

Winfield residents have much to be proud of. The Village of Winfield is surrounded by natural beauty—forest preserves, the DuPage River, and the Illinois Prairie Path (ILPP). With local leaders working together—the Village President and board members, and volunteer residents—are working to enhance the Village by developing a beautiful Riverwalk that will connect the ILPP Geneva Spur and Kline Creek Farm with the DuPage Forest Preserve system. Winfield’s Riverwalk will be a tremendous benefit to residents and businesses, and bicyclists and joggers.

The Village of Winfield is a residential paradise. Residents will need to come together on April 5 to vote to keep the Village of Winfield strong and beautiful.

Please vote:  Glenn VadeBonCoeur, Cliff Mortenson, Jim Hughes

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CDH & Winfield

March 7, 2011


In the early 2000s, Central DuPage Hospital and Winfield had a strained relationship, cooperation was at an all time low. That relationship has come back to life in the last five years, but it didn’t happen overnight or without great effort .

CDH established a Community Chest program to fund local projects. Applications are made to a small committee; upon review the funds are granted based on  need and value to the goals set by the hospital and the Winfield village administration.

Last year, CDH gave money to fund equipment for W E M A; gave $300,000 to fund road repair;  worked out a deal for  land to be used for the Riverwalk and will be funding a matching program to raise money for Riverwalk engineering–just to name a few.

The hospital is a large part of Winfield we can now be glad that our village hall has established a strong working relationship with Central DuPage Hospital.

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Celebrate in Winfield

March 6, 2011


by Steve Romanelli

We have much to celebrate in Winfield as the efforts of our village board and village staff continues to move the village in a positive direction. Recently named as one of the Top 10 in the area for housing starts, with more projects on the horizon, the village of around 9,000 people is making progress despite the tough housing market. Additionally, new businesses are cropping up in town and other major projects such as The Winfield Riverwalk promise to continue generating optimism that will drive the Town Center plan toward reality. It is definitely an exciting time for our community.

We also have an election coming over the next few months that will seek to seat 3 candidates to trustee positions. In the spirit of the campaign season, there have been a few candidates that have spread some malicious and false information seeking to discredit the hard work the village board and staff have been doing to help survive the economic recession. While people can always have a differing opinion, spreading rumors and inaccurate information, whether through a mailer or anonymous blog website, is certainly not indicative of the desired values of a public official.

We currently have a cohesive team of elected officials who respect each other and respect the views of residents, regardless of the issue. They have succeeded in moving Winfield forward where other communities have failed. With the leadership of Village President Deb Birutis and village staff, our village board meetings are efficient and professionally managed while also being communicated through the televising of each meeting. Progress has been positive and welcome in Winfield.

Keeping our village government open and honest, while being respectful of each other and our residents is something we must continue to support in our election decisions. Voters should examine carefully the character of those who are running for office, follow the methods they use to distribute their message, and evaluate the content of that message for accuracy. While it is always encouraging to have people showing the interest to serve the community, not everyone has the characteristics that will make for a successful trustee.

In this upcoming election, my endorsement is for candidates that have clearly demonstrated the desire to serve our village, Glenn VadeBonCoeur, Cliff Mortenson, and Jim Hughes. Each is currently active in our village government, and has generously put in the time and efforts that deserve our vote. They share the ideals of open and honest government and practice those ideals in their actions.  I wish them continued success in the upcoming election.

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