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Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts’ Spotlight Gala

by Thomas Makinney

There’s still time to get tickets for one of the most exciting events in town! Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts will host its third annual Spotlight Gala on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

The nonprofit group is working to raise funds for a downtown state-of-the-art performing arts center, which would comprise a 50,000 square foot facility with two theaters of different sizes, a vibrant lobby, and rooftop green space that would be available for smaller groups. During the gala, the group plans to announce the latest updates in its search for a permanent location.

Approximately 30 local performing arts groups in and around Elmhurst have expressed interest in using the center.

The evening will include performances by Evolution Dance and Extensions Lyrical Dance performers as well as musicians from York High School.  Attendees can dance to music by the talented Elmhurst resident Brian Patti's seven-piece orchestra.

There will also be plenty of food, live and silent auctions, and wine and beer pull. Tim Soszko from Elmhurst Children's Theatre will serve as the evening’s emcee.

The Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts (ECPA) was established as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in 2016. Once the group has landed on a location, they will begin a capital fundraising campaign. Earlier this year, a study conducted by a Chicago-based consulting group confirmed that the city and surrounding area could support a performing arts center.

Tickets to the gala are $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ecpa-elmhurst.org.

Here at Gracik Makinney Group, we’re thrilled to watch the vision of ECPA come to life. The city has a well-known, vibrant arts scene, and there is no doubt a center would be a jewel in the crown. To find out more about living here, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

Image rendition courtesy of Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts.

 

 

Open House List for Oct 27-28

by Thomas Makinney

 

112 E Grantley, Elmhurst

 

Street # 

CP 

Str Name 

Sfx 

City 

Start Date/Time 

End Time

LP/RP 

287

W

Fremont

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$339,000

388

S

West

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$349,900

807

S

Hawthorne

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$360,000

823

S

Hawthorne

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$374,900

732

S

Euclid

Ave

Elmhurst

10/27/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$399,900

308

N

Walnut

St

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$399,999

360

E

Huntington

Ln

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$409,900

651

W

Gladys

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 12:30 PM

2:00 PM

$420,000

542

W

Armitage

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$429,000

441

E

Atwater

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$437,500

565

W

Gladys

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$449,000

831

S

Colfax

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$450,000

390

S

York

St

Elmhurst

10/27/2018 11:00 AM

1:00 PM

$464,500

362

E

Parkview

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 11:00 AM

1:00 PM

$490,000

270

N

Walnut

St

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$585,000

608

S

Bryan

St

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

4:00 PM

$599,000

636

W

Armitage

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 02:00 PM

4:00 PM

$625,000

431

W

Alexander

Blvd

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 02:00 PM

4:00 PM

$642,500

542

W

Gladys

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 02:00 PM

4:00 PM

$675,000

112

E

Grantley

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$685,000

552

S

Sunnyside

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 11:00 AM

1:00 PM

$689,900

267

E

Columbia

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$749,900

916

S

Chatham

Ave

Elmhurst

10/27/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$859,000

462

N

Ida

Ln

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$869,000

428

W

3rd

St

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$899,900

219

N

Larch

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$925,000

799

S

Poplar

Ave

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 11:00 AM

1:00 PM

$949,900

156

N

Pine

St

Elmhurst

10/28/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$1,039,000

732

S

Euclid

Ave

Elmhurst

10/27/2018 01:00 PM

3:00 PM

$2,400

Elmhurst 205 School Referendum – Don’t Forget to Vote!

by Thomas Makinney


As if the stakes weren’t high enough already, there’s a great local reason to head to the polls this Nov. 6. District 205 has an important referendum on the ballot, and it hopes all residents understand the importance of the question and how the funds will be used.

Each of the 13 schools will have some type of improvement in the $168.5 million plan, which breaks down into a tax impact of approximately $150 per year in additional taxes on a $500,000 home.

The benefits for students and the schools will be tremendous and will include the following:

  • Rebuilding two elementary schools: 103-year-old Lincoln (103 years old) and Field (87 years old)
  • Providing security updates at Sandburg, Bryan, Churchville, ­­Jackson, and Jefferson schools
  • Creating learning spaces that will enhance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Providing classroom space for optional, all-day kindergarten programming
  • Enhancing district-wide technology infrastructure
  • Adding or updating air conditioning and other HVAC systems at Jackson and Jefferson elementary schools
  • Renovating aging buildings including:
    • Renovating and expanding Edison Elementary School
    • Building an auditorium at Churchville Middle School
    • Adding a classroom and stage at Fischer Elementary
    • Renovating the auditorium to meet safety expectations at York High School as well as continuing athletic field and school land improvements.
    • Acquiring a new space for the transition program for students with disabilities after high school
    • Creating age-appropriate facilities at Madison Early Childhood Center

Placing the referendum on the ballot was the result of three years of community engagement.

If voters approve the referendum, committees of architects, construction experts, parents, staff, and residents will help shape the focus of the plans and their implementation.

If the referendum doesn’t pass, the district will be forced to pull funds from the operations and maintenance budgets (as allowed per tax laws) to handle the $26 million basic maintenance needs the district will need over the next 10 years.

The district has complete information on its website, elmhurst205.org and residents are also encouraged to learn about the Master Facilities Plan at elmhurst205.org/MasterFacilityPlan.

Here at Gracik Makinney Group, we vote “Yes” on the referendum and urge residents to inform themselves and head to the polls on Tue. Nov. 6. To find out more about our schools and amazing community, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit gmregroup.com.

 

Elmhurst Open House LIst for Oct. 20-21

by Thomas Makinney

168 S Craig Pl, Elmhurst


450 E Ridge Ave, Elmhurst


271 E Third St, Elmhurst

407 N West Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

10:00AM-12:00 PM

$259,900

964 S Stratford Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$309,900

965 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$315,500

754 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

11:00AM-2:00 PM

$374,900

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$384,500

956 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$395,000

15W173 Fillmore St

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$415,000

168 S Craig Pl

Lombard

10/21/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$424,000

542 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$429,000

735 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$449,900

831 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$450,000

390 S York St

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$464,500

933 S Mitchell Ave

Elmhurst

10/20/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$485,000

200 W Harrison St

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$519,000

105 S Cottage Hill Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$579,900

122 E Knighton Pl

Elmhurst

10/20/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$595,000

608 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$599,000

820 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$599,800

379 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$636,900

431 W Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst

10/20/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$642,500

108 Knighton Pl

Elmhurst

10/20/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$644,999

481 W Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$645,000

105 S Cottage Hill Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$649,900

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$689,900

105 S Cottage Hill Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$839,900

297 N Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$849,900

462 N Ida Ln

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$869,000

314 S Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

3:00-5:00 PM

$890,000

450 E Ridge Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$999,000

935 S Kirk Ave

Elmhurst

10/20/2018

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$1,079,000

342 Sherman Ave

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,900

344 W Vallette St

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,179,000

271 E Third St

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$1,250,000

135 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

10/21/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,319,000

Elmhurst Explores Ideas of Beehives and Food Trucks

by Thomas Makinney

We love how the leaders and planners in Elmhurst are constantly challenging themselves to improve and make life better for residents. Right now, the city is listening to an influx of requests and considering two concepts: one to allow residential beekeeping and one eyeing the possibility of food trucks.

Residents have been buzzing about the possibility of beehives since the city allowed educational institutions to establish hives. Currently, Elmhurst College has two thriving hives, and York High School has plans in the works but nothing up yet.

Of the 39 communities in DuPage County, 15 of them allow some type of residential beekeeping, usually with some type of restriction on lot sizes and distance between residences and with the understanding that the practice is only in hobby form.

Members of the Public Affairs and Safety committee are now researching specifically how those communities handle the bees and beehives.

Also hitting the pavement are members of the Development Committee as they begin looking at the possibility of food trucks in Elmhurst.  These are food trucks that actually cook the food as opposed to canteen trucks, which sell drinks and pre-prepared food and are popular around construction sites, and ice cream trucks.

Although the food trucks aren’t expected to generate booming business, alderman see them being popular at block parties. But they want to ensure the trucks don’t have a detrimental impact on brick and mortar restaurants and bars.  One suggestion was to allow them to operate near a central downtown location and only between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Committee members are now going out to talk to local restaurant owners and members of Elmhurst City Centre.

Both topics are on the agenda for the council’s next meeting on Oct. 22.

Here at Gracik Makinney Group, we love how our city is constantly exploring new ways to grow and change. To find out more about living in Elmhurst, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.

 

 


 

Elmhurst Open House LIst for Oct. 13-14

by Thomas Makinney


196 E St. Charles Rd, Elmhurst


815 S Cambridge Ave, Elmhurst

407 S West Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

12:00-3:00 PM

$325,000

292 E Fullerton Ave

Elmhurst

10/13/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$349,900

292 E Fullerton Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$349,900

807 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$360,000

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$384,500

360 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$409,900

651 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

4:00-6:00 PM

$420,000

651 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

10/13/2018

2:00-3:00 PM

$420,000

963 Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$429,900

831 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$459,000

390 S York St

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$464,500

735 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

10/13/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$464,900

391 N Emroy Ave

Elmhurst

10/13/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$484,900

933 S Mitchell Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$485,000

526 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$498,900

196 E St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$525,000

357 E Sherman Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$575,000

578 N West Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$599,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$689,900

502 N Van Auken St

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$728,900

267 E Columbia Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$749,900

188 S Rex Blvd

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$775,000

390 S Hill Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$789,000

733 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$793,000

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$829,900

916 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$859,000

314 S Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

2:00-5:00 PM

$925,000

237 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$949,000

262 E South St

Elmhurst

10/14/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$1,199,000

550 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

10/13/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,250,000

Elmhurst Open House List for Oct. 6-7

by Thomas Makinney


210 S Pick Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-2:30 PM

$222,000

604 N Indiana St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$279,000

790 n Van Auken St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$280,000

447 N Ridgeland Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$293,900

964 S Stratford Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$314,900

743 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:30-4:00 PM

$339,900

287 W Fremont Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$359,000

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

10/11/2018

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$384,500

498 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

10/06/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$389,900

542 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$429,000

155 E Quincy St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$450,000

833 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$464,000

390 S York St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$464,500

933 S Mitchell Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$499,000

344 E Van Buren St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$550,000

373 W Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$574,900

841 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

12:00-3:00 PM

$589,000

206 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

431 W Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$642,500

636 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$650,000

502 N Van Auken St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$728,900

188 S Rex Blvd

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$785,000

600 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$829,900

462 N Ida Ln

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$869,000

314 S Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

3:00-5:00 PM

$925,000

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

3:00-5:00 PM

$999,900

342 Sherman Ave

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,900

435 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

10/06/2018

12:00-3:00 PM

$1,149,000

344 W Vallette St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,179,000

790 N Van Auken St

Elmhurst

10/07/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,500

 

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