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Elmhurst Open House List for March 26

by Thomas Makinney

1308 N Hillside Ave         

Berkeley   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM           

$229,999

 

801 S Berkley Ave            

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM                

$639,900

 

1111 Old York Rd            

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM           

$800,000

 

168 Joanne Way              

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM           

$1,029,000

 

129 Joanne Way              

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM           

$1,109,000

 

145 Joanne Way              

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM           

$1,225,000

 

160 Joanne Way              

Elmhurst   

Saturday, 3/26/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM           

$1,975,000

 

 

Giant Recycling Event on April 9

by Thomas Makinney

Do you have a basement full of old electronics? A garage full of broken lawnmowers and snow blowers? A closet full of unwanted clothes? Are you ready to do some spring cleaning? If so, you’re in luck. Stop by the Electronics and Recyclables Drop Off on Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Elmhurst, 343 S. York Rd., Elmhurst.

All items are recycled for free, except for glass tube televisions, which incur a fee.

See attached image for a complete list or email HeavenlyAngelsRecycling@yahoo.com.

Some items to collect include: flat screen televisions, computers, printers, computer accessories, DVD players, VCRs, cordless and cell phones, household and auto batteries, crayons, old bikes, lawnmowers, snow blowers, all appliances, pots and pans, air conditioners, stainless steel, exercise equipment, old tools, clothes and shoes for First Baptist’s Closet and nonperishable food for Elmhurst Walk In Ministry and Yorkfield Food Pantry.

Events like this are one of the many reasons that Elmhurst is such a great place to live. If you’re hoping to move into our community, we’re here to help. Contact us at (630) 441-5570 or visit www.gmregroup.com.

City hopes to ease flooding near Golden Meadows

by Thomas Makinney

Life could get a whole lot drier for residents living near East End. The city’s proposal to purchase part of Golden Meadows Park for flood mitigation will be presented to City Council tonight.

If all goes well, a final version of the agreement will be sent to Park Board members for their consideration. 

The city of Elmhurst hopes to fully own, rather than lease, the west lobe of the park for temporary storm water storage. The city has another agreement with the park district to use land on York Commons Park for temporary water overflow.

Fourteen acres of Golden Meadows Park, near the south end of Caroline Avenue, will provide water protection for 20 homes on Pine Street, Avon Road, and East Court.

To find out more about what the city is doing to alleviate flooding, and for any Elmhurst questions, contact us at www.gmregroup.com or call (630) 441-5570. 

Elmhurst Open Houses March 19-20

by Thomas Makinney


447 S Hawthorne Ave            

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$599,900


201 S Fairview Ave                

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$989,000

 

 

 

821 N Indiana St                   

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM    

$240,000

 

711 N Geneva Ave                  

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

2:00 -n4:00 PM    

$249,900

 

173 N Hampshire Ave            

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$279,900

 

380 S Holly Ave 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM     

$454,900

 

163 E Fremont Ave                 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 – 4:00 PM    

$499,900

 

672 N Kenilworth Ave            

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$500,000

 

227 N Berteau Ave                 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 -  3:00 PM   

$539,000

 

23 Windsor Dr   

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$599,900

 

440 S Fair Ave   

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$674,900

 

317 S Lawndale Ave              

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$699,999

 

681 W Mary Ct   

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$720,000

 

440 S Parkside Ave                

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$939,000

 

201 S Fairview Ave                

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM    

$989,000

 

168 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

11:00 - 4:00 PM   

$1,029,000

 

129 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                  

$1,109,000

 

280 S Prospect Ave               

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM    

$1,175,000

 

145 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                  

$1,225,000

 

160 Joanne Way 

Elmhurst     

3/20/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                  

$1,975,000

 

Wilmot Mountain Gets the Vail Treatment

by Thomas Makinney

Did this winter’s mild weather have you dreaming of a ski getaway? If so, a first-rate destination will soon be within driving distance.

Colorado-based Vail Resorts just announced its plans for Wilmot Mountain, bringing the 1,000-foot peaks a little closer to premier skiing.

The $13 million in renovations will include new and refurbished lifts, a modernized lodge, and increased snowmaking capabilities. The improvements should be ready in time for the 2016-17 ski season.

Wilmot has been family-owned since its founding in 1938, but was bought by Vail Resorts for $20 million in January.

Vail Resorts plans to make Wilmot a Midwestern destination ski resort and bring it in line with its other U.S. ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, and California. The company has stated that it wants to attract more Midwesterners to skiing and snowboarding, and offer a taste of what awaits at more iconic and expensive properties.

Although always popular with locals learning to ski, Wilmot has suffered in recent years with customers complaining about long equipment rental lines and outdated ski lifts.

This summer’s improvements will include replacing or refurbishing seven of the eight lifts, and removing the eighth. The two- and three-person lifts will be replaced by four-person lifts.

Additionally, the Iron Kettle Restaurant will be renovated with a new bar and lounge, appealing to skiers relaxing between runs or for parents watching their kids in ski school.

Season pass owners will have the option of buying packages that link to other Vail Resort properties. A lift ticket package of $809 will give unlimited access to twelve ski resorts in the U.S (including Wilmot), while packages of $399-$609 will offer limited access to those areas.

The estimated price of a season pass to Wilmot for the 2016-2017 season will cost $379 through April 10. The starting price of a season pass last year was $370 and increased to $579 by the time the ski season began in late December.

Do you want to live in a town that offers easy highway access to Wilmot and other Midwestern ski towns? Contact us at 630-441-5570 or at www.gmregroup.com to learn more about Elmhurst’s ideal location. 

Lincoln Students Get Arty for 100 Year Celebration

by Thomas Makinney

Lincoln Elementary School, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and Elmhurst College all came together to create an art installation commemorating Lincoln’s 100-year anniversary.

Each of the approximately 600 students at Lincoln helped create the artwork, which is done as a tessellation, a mathematical artwork fashioned by repeating a shape in a checkered or mosaic pattern. The predominant shape chosen is a circle, representing a symbol of community.

Created by teaching artists Sarah Johnson and Anna Lentz, the piece portrays the individuality of the students and represents a sense of community. The long and narrow design allows it to be viewed in a hallway, and also moved in the event that Lincoln undergoes a renovation in the future.

The idea for the project began last winter when the Lincoln PTA contacted the Elmhurst Art Museum about commissioning a piece of contemporary art that reflected both the school’s anniversary and its place in the community.

Johnson and Lentz met with students and asked them to paint a circle thinking about something that brought them joy. Some predominant themes included music, nature, friends, and school.

Elmhurst College’s Learning and Success Academy (ELSA), a program for young adults with developmental disabilities, then helped prime the 600 circles and drilled holes in them, allowing the circles to be hung together.

Johnson and Lentz then transported all the circles to a barn in Dundee where they put them together in one cohesive piece.

The resulting colorful, three-dimensional piece can be viewed from a variety of angles and reflects not only the individuality of the students, but also the sense of individuals comprising a community.

The piece will be unveiled at Lincoln’s 100 Year Anniversary Open House on May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free and the community is invited to attend.

 

For more information on Elmhurst’s schools and community, contact us at (630) 441-5570 or at www.gmregroup.com. We’re experts on anything and everything Elmhurst!

 

Elmhurst Open Houses March 12-13

by Thomas Makinney

 

257 W First St   

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM     

$699,000

 

173 N Hampshire Ave           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$279,900

 

899 S York St    

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$282,999

 

253 North End Ave               

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$299,000

 

248 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$324,900

 

704 N Howard Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$345,000

 

417 W Alexander Blvd           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$359,900

 

672 N Kenilworth Ave           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$525,000

 

300 E Adelia St  

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM   

$529,900

 

170 W McKinley Ave            

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$549,000

 

232 N Addison Ave               

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$630,000

 

801 S Berkley Ave               

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$659,900

 

143 N Berteau Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM     

$699,000

 

775 S Chatham Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$799,900

 

335 N Shady Ln  

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM   

$899,900

 

391 S Argyle Ave

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM     

$929,000

 

380 N Kenilworth Ave           

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$935,000

 

165 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM     

$959,900

 

280 S Prospect Ave              

Elmhurst   

3/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM     

$1,175,000

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for March 5-6

by Thomas Makinney

280 S Prospect Ave      

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM                  

$1,225,000

 

805 N Lombard St         

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM                

$298,500

 

704 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM                  

$345,000

 

417 W Alexander Blvd

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM                  

$374,900

 

349 S Arlington Ave     

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM                  

$514,900

 

149 N Willow Rd             

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM                  

$524,900

 

672 N Kenilworth Ave 

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM                  

$525,000

 

801 S Berkley Ave        

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00- 4:00 PM 

$659,900

 

318 S Fair Ave                

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 PM   4:00 PM             

$679,900

 

509 E Atwood Ct             

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM                  

$749,000

 

894 S Poplar Ave           

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM                  

$929,000

 

168 Joanne Way            

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM         

$1,029,000

 

129 Joanne Way            

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

11:00 AM -  4:00 PM        

$1,109,000

 

145 Joanne Way            

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM          

$1,225,000

 

160 Joanne Way            

Elmhurst 

3/06/2016

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM         

$1,975,000

 

Elmhurst Schools Continue to Ensure Success

by Thomas Makinney

Ideally, schools create kids who are actively engaged, excited to learn, and able to adapt to numerous situations. Elmhurst District 205 is working to ensure that happens for all of their students.

Superintendent David Moyer recently presented school board members a mid-year report on steps the district is taking to prepare students to live in a global world that is in constant communication.

One of the ways the district plans to do that is to increase student engagement across the board. Moyer pointed out that this is a dramatic shift from focusing on what is being taught to what is being learned.

The changes have already begun with the implementation of Chromebooks to all students in grades 6 to 12, increasing the number and quality of writing assignments from students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and the launching of the Middle School Task Force to study how to improve the experience for students in those grades.

To determine which practices have the greatest impact on student learning, Moyer proposes doing a large-scale analysis of research on student learning, rather than relying on shorter, more focused studies. He has also implemented Focus 205, a joint community and district project, which will look at how Elmhurst schools should look and function in the future.

Moyer pointed to the success of Elmhurst students and schools, reporting that far fewer students are falling behind. He also recognized the imperative for raising the bar and closing the achievement gap for all students. 

Residents can find more on the district website, including action plans for all parts of student engagement, at www.elmhurst205.org/Supt.

For information about how the success of Elmhurst schools affect property values, or other real estate questions, don't hesitate to contact us at our website, www.gmregroup.com, or call us at (630) 441-5570.

 

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