DuPage County News Briefs

Chronicle Media Staff

Lake Ellyn Park is one of Glen Ellyn’s most popular places. It recently has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, making it a national landmark.


Care center named for retired judge

DuPage County officials saluted Judge Kenneth Moy’s dedication to the public by renaming the DuPage Convalescent Center the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center. The center hosted a ceremony April 11 to unveil a sign with the new name on the building at 400 N. County Farm Road.

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin saluted Moy’s understanding of the mission of the center. In May 2016, Moy announced he was making a $2 million gift to the center, prompted by his “deep desire to help seniors and disabled adults,” related to his own experience with his wife, who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Moy, a native of Elmhurst, became the first Asian-American elected to county government in Illinois when he won a seat on the DuPage County Board in 1984. He won re-election in 1988 and 1994. During that time, he also served as a DuPage Forest Preserve Commissioner. He then served as a judge in the 18th Circuit Court for 11 years, from 1996 to his retirement in 2007.

The DuPage Care Center has been in operation since 1888, providing quality care to elderly and disabled residents.



Lake Ellyn Park named national landmark

One of Glen Ellyn’s beloved historic treasures is enjoying national recognition. Lake Ellyn Park has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, making it a national landmark. The park is now it among other historic sites including parts of downtown Glen Ellyn and the villages Historic District. To make the list, a historic landmark must meet specific requirements involving its age, integrity and importance to the community.

The 80-year-old Lake Ellyn Boathouse recently underwent a multi-million dollar restoration project to recreate what it looked like when it was built in 1937.


Environment is focus of Earth Day

The village of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn Park District, Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission and WDCB Radio will celebrate Earth Day, a national day which focuses on the environment. Activities are planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22.

A Recycling Extravaganza will be conducted at Duane and Lorraine. The public may bring recyclable items to this event to ensure they are reused in lieu of going to the landfill. There is no electronic recycling this year. The following organizations will be accepting these items:

* Batteries Plus: Non-mercury batteries

* Boy Scouts of America: American flags

* Epaint Recycling Solutions: Fee Charged — Latex: $2/gallon, $10/five-gallon; Oil-based: $8/gallon, $20/five-gallon. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card.

* Fluorecycle, Inc.: Fee Charged — 50 cents per bulb; CFLs and 4-foot fluorescent lamps only

* The GardenWorks Project: Trowels, hand cultivators, rakes, hoes, pitchforks, shovels, watering cans, vegetable gardening books. No tomato cages or fences accepted.

* Habitat for Humanity: Cabinets, solid-core doors, electrical and light fixtures, flooring, windows, window AC, mill-work/lumber, working tools

* Lion’s Club: Eyeglasses, hearing aids, printing cartridges

* Salvation Army: Clothing, home goods, cell phones

* SCARCE: Books, records, buttons, rulers, yarn, crayons

* Working Bikes: Bikes, accessories, helmets



Recycling effort slated for April 29

The Alexander Street parking lot at Elmhurst College will be the site April 29 for the college’s Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that will be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. Acceptable items include electronics, building supplies, clothing, bicycles, carpeting, home goods and more. This year, due to the rising cost of recycling televisions and computer monitors, the electronics recycler will charge a fee to handle those items. For all CRT, flat-screen, projection TVs and all computer monitors, a fee of $25 will be charged for each item with a screen size smaller than 21 inches; and $35 for items with larger screens. (The mission of the electronics recycler, eWorks Electronics Services Inc., is to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities by providing competitive recycling, refurbishment and resale services of all types of electronics.)

State law prohibits consumers from throwing out electronics with ordinary trash, and also

prohibits landfills from accepting them. Paper shredding also will be available (two- box limit, paper only). The Recycling Extravaganza is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and, except for the fee on TVs and computer monitors, is free.


Fundraiser to aid football program

Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep (ICCP) football will host a fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. April 20, at Ditka’s Restaurant in Oak Brook. The Knights will welcome its coach, Matt Bowen, and sports journalist Brad Biggs for a panel discussion about all things Chicago Bears and an insider’s view on the upcoming NFL football season. Bowen, in addition to working as assistant coach for the ICCP football program, is an ESPN analyst and NFL veteran. Biggs is a Chicago Tribune reporter and 670 The Score contributor.

For the $65 ticket, guests can listen and learn from the experts while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar. In addition, there will be a question/answer segment and a personal meet-and-greet session. Tickets may be purchased online at

iccatholicprep.org/athletics/athletic-events. This event is open to adults 21 and older. Proceeds will help support the funding of IC Catholic Prep football and other IC Catholic Prep athletic programs. For more information about this event, contact Marya Gibbons at (630) 417-4623 or knightoutevents@gmail.com. IC Catholic Prep is the oldest Catholic, co-educational college prep high school in DuPage County.