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Hundreds attended the dedication of the Veterans Memorialheld May 26, 1991.Memorial Day 2011 (Continued from page 1)engagement, war, or service contribution. Our Memorial recognizes all militaryengagements, all branches of the Armed Forces, as well as the contributions andsacrifices of POW-MIA’s, women, and war dogs who have served our countryand preserved our freedom. As 2011 also marks the 10th Anniversary of ourWar Dog Memorial, a special recognition of this Memorial, acknowledging theservice these scout, tracking, and sentry K-9’s have made, will be featured.Our 2011 Memorial Day Observance will begin on Saturday, May 28 with aCandlelight Vigil at 8:00 pm. Throughout the night, Vigil Guards will march pasteach of the monoliths. The Vigil Guard will be relieved on Sunday, May 29 at11:00 am, to formally open our Memorial Day Ceremony.The Village of Streamwood Veterans Memorial Commission invites you toattend this very special Memorial Day Weekend Observance. Please join us inhonoring all those who have served and died to defend our liberty.Message From The Village PresidentIt is hard to believe that May2011 marks the 20thAnniversary of the VeteransMemorial. It seems like onlyyesterday, that residentsfrom the community, alongwith Village Board and staffbegan discussing the creationof the VeteransMemorial. In 1990, theVillage Board appointed aVeterans MemorialCommission, comprised ofvolunteers who were veterans.They began planning and designing a memorial that would not only honorand pay tribute to all veterans, regardless of military branch, but also to thosePrisoners of War and Missing in Action from all wars and conflicts.Over the past two decades, the Commission has worked to enhance the Memorial,while keeping its primary vision of recognizing service to our country. A Women’sMonolith was added to the Memorial in 1997, commemorating the service ofwomen in each branch, and throughout our nation’s history. In 2001, theCommission added a memorial to War Dogs, commemorating the assistance andsacrifice of these brave canine companions.This is the only Memorial in the country that recognizes such diversity of service. Thisunique and moving tribute to our armed forces is a fitting tribute to our history as acommunity as well. Streamwood was built by the returning war veterans of WorldWar II and Korea, who took advantage of VA loans to start new lives in a new community.Our community, like our country, was built upon the hard work anddedication of those who have served. Our Memorial stands as a testament to the sacrificesnecessary to establish and maintain our freedoms.It is always the Village’s distinct honor to recognize the dedication and service ofour nation’s armed forces. As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Memorial,and the 10th Anniversary of our War Dog Memorial, we invite you to join us inhonoring those who gave the greatest gift at our Memorial Day Observance onSunday, May 29, at 11:00 am.May also marks the beginning of a very busy time for the Village. We start themonth hosting Streamwood High School seniors, as they learn about the workingsof local government during Student Government Day. We will be recognizingthose 5th Grade students who have completed their DARE curriculum. We will continueplanning for Summer Celebration. And, the Village Board will begin its goalsand objectives workshops, where we discuss Village programs, priorities, and plansfor next year’s budget. Please be assured that our most important priorityremains providing the best service to our residents and businesses in the most efficientand cost effective manner.As we continue the planning for Summer Celebration, please mark your calendar forthe community event of the year. Summer Celebration 2011 will be held on July 29-31, where we will honor the 30th Anniversary of the Streamwood Chamber ofCommerce. Please consider volunteering to help make this year’s festival the best ever!Sincerely,Crews worked diligently to complete the Veterans Memorial in time for its dedication.Billie D. Roth, Village President3


Art Appreciation ExhibitA SuccessAn enthusiastic crowd ofover 400 visitors attendedthe Art Appreciation aroundthe World exhibit at PoplarCreek Public Library on April 2. The exhibit, sponsoredby the Village of Streamwood's CommunityRelations Commission, featured two- and threedimensionalart created by area residents, whorepresented a wide-ranging group of racial andethnic backgrounds.Items on display included paintings, drawings, handmadelace, Rangoli, jewelry, sculpture and photographs.Local comic book artist Arthur Baltazardelighted attendees by drawing caricatures. Rangoliartist Lakshmi Nookala provided an interactive exhibit.The Community Relations Commission's mission is topromote unity and cultural growth, while recognizing,valuing and respecting the diverse cultures inStreamwood.Go Green . . . Stormwater Quality and DiversityIn Our Streams and RiversMay 22 – International Day for Biological DiversityIn 1993, the United Nations proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity to promote biodiversityissues. Biological diversity includes all life on earth, from plants and animals, to microscopic organismsand bacteria. Biodiversity is a measure of an ecosystem’s health. Greater biodiversity implies greaterhealth. Please join the Natural Resource Conservancy Commission in recognizing International Day forBiological Diversity this May!Stormwater Quality and Diversity in our Streams and RiversThe health and diversity of a stream depends on the quality of the water that flows through it. To care forthe stream, we must also care for all the land that drains to it – its watershed.Everything in the watershed affects the water in the stream.Houses, cars, animals, and people have an impact.Pollutants don't have to be dumped into the water to cause aproblem. They can be washed from streets, lawns, or roofsby rainfall. Everyone has a part in protecting our watershedand preventing water pollution.What can you do to help? Here are some suggestions:• If you use chemical fertilizers and pesticides, use themsparingly and make sure they have a low phosphorus level.• Keep automobiles in good condition and drive as little as possible to keep oil and air pollution out ofwater sources.• Wash cars at commercial car washes. They use recycled water and drain to area treatment plants, notthe storm sewer.• Dispose of hazardous household wastes such as paints, solvents, used oil and cleaning products properly.• Clean up after your pet.FireworksSaturdayNight!Held atHoosier Grove Park700 W. Irving Park Rd.Friday, July 295-11 p.m.Saturday, July 30Noon-11 p.m.Sunday, July 31Noon-8 p.m.Parade • Fireworks • Kiddie Rides • Golf OutingFamily Attractions • Beer Tent • Entertainment • FoodSponsored byStreamwood Chamber of CommerceStreamwood Park District • Village of StreamwoodBuy OneGreen Fee,GET ONE FREE!Cart required butnot IncludedNot valid with anyother offer orpromotion or forleague/outing playOffer expires 8/31/11Streamwood OaksGolf Club565 Madison DriveStreamwood, Illinois(630) 483-1881CommunityNews5


6Park NewsHot Off thePresses!Our new program brochures are now available to viewCheck outour NEWstate-of-the-artand download, at your convenience from our websitefitnessequipment atPark Placeat streamwoodparkdistrict.org. Copies are also available at any of our facilities including Park PlaceMonths of Summer Fun calendar page 4PULL-OUTFamily Recreation Center, Hoosier Grove Barn, orthe Community Center and Administration offices on Bartlett Road. Copies arealso available at Streamwood Village Hall, Streamwood Police Department,Poplar Creek Library, Hanover Township offices, Astor Avenue Community Center(Hanover Park), Chamber of Commerce office, and the Streamwood Family CreditUnion. Register early as classes fill up quickly!Gail Borden News2011-12 Building Block Preschool Registrationbegins Saturday, April 9 page 27A Midsummer Knight’s ReadRegistration for Gail Borden’s 2011 Summer ReadingProgram begins May 24, at the Main Library, RakowBranch or online at www.gailborden.info. Do somesummer reading and completesome "quests" to receive small prizes, and be enteredinto a grand prize drawing. The grand prize drawingfor teens in Grades 9 to 12 is an iPod Touch. Whenadults read six books, they are entered into a grandprize drawing for a chance to win a NOOK eReader!Amazing Castle ExhibitHear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all Readers of the Realm! Step into the medieval worldof knights and maidens. Visit blacksmith and tailor shops, banquet hall, gardenshed, puppet theatre and even a tower with a sleepy dragon! Eight interactiveareas highlight storybook characters and offer activities for children and families.Try on a costume, put on a puppet show, learn about gardening and even wakeup a dragon! A visit to the Amazing Castle will inspire imaginations and creativity!This traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Children’s Museum will be at theLibrary June 1 to September 2.Family Medieval FaireOn Monday, June 20, from 3:30 – 8:00 pm,drop in for this free community event. Listen toShelley Moore Thomas, author of the GoodKnight books, at 3:30 pm. At 7:00 pm, meetEleanor of Aquitaine, a feisty and fascinatingmedieval queen. In between, meet a knight,make a craft, talk to Jane the Phoole andenjoy Olde Tyme performances! Pick up a complete schedule of activities at theLibrary after June 1.For more information about summer programs and events, go towww.gailborden.info.Parks &LibrariesBuilding Block PreschoolBuilding Block Preschool is taking registration for the 2011-2012 school year. Weoffer a Breakfast Club, Early Bird Preschool, Pre-K Kare Klub and After SchoolClub for working parents. Call (630) 483-3025 for more information.Streamwood StrideCircle Saturday, June 11 on your calendar for the 13th Annual Stride. 10K, 5KRun/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run and Kiddie Races, pancake breakfast and more!Take Mom and Dad for a Swim!On May 8, the Cool Pool at Park Place allows Moms to swim free when accompaniedby their paying children. Dads get the same treatment on June 19. The funstarts at 1:00 pm.Poplar Creek Library NewsFabulous Family PerformersJoin the fun every Monday at Poplar Creek Public Library starting June 6 at 11:00 am.Programs are held in Meeting Room 1and last about 45 minutes. To register, or formore information, call the Children’s Department at (630) 483-4923.Summer StorytimesStorytimes at Poplar Creek Public Library begin the week of June 6 and will fill upquickly. Registration starts May 9. Call the Children’s Department to register.Book Discussion GroupsBooks and Bagels meet on the second Wednesdays at 10:30am, and will discuss Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout) on May11 and South of Broad (Pat Conroy) on June 8. Bookies meetthe first Thursdays at 7:00 pm, and will discuss Time Traveler’sWife (Audrey Niffenegger) on May 5 and Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood) on June2. Finally, the Mystery group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at noon;they’ll discuss Cold Blooded Business (Dana Stabenow) on May 26 and Cimarron Rose(James Lee Burke) on June 23. For more information, call Linda at (630) 483-4949.Summer Reading Programs Coming Soon!“Book a Trip" for a little adventure. Registration for both the children’s and adults’reading programs will begin May 23. Reporting begins June 1. Read books, earn prizes,and have fun! Adults should register at the Reader’s Advisory Desk. Kids can register inthe Children’s Department. For more information, call the Library at (630) 837-6800.Calling All Teen Volunteers!Teen Volunteer Orientation will be held May 1 at 12:30 pm, May 4 at 4:30 pm, and May5 at 7:30 pm. Volunteering is open for teens completing Grades 6 through 12.Attendance at one of the listed sessions is required. Call YA at (630) 483-4928 for details.Comic Book Day – May 7Join us for Free Comic Book Day on May 7. We promise different activities andcomics all day.Teens Are Gaming – June 18Teen game tournaments are on again. Sign-in at 10:30 am, for tournament play at noon.Bring your own Nintendo controllers and lunch. GameStop prizes will be awarded for 1stthrough 4th Places. Open to ages 10 and up. To register, contact Joyce at (630) 483-4928.


It is Important to Have a PlanEvery trip begins with a plan and School District U-46 has developed one toensure the district moves forward. In 2004-05 the first District ImprovementPlan was developed. This was a one-year plan that set the path for the district forthe next school year. Revised yearly this year-to-year plan guided schools,departments and stakeholders in focusing their efforts.There was a need, however, to set long range goals for the district. That plan isDestination 2015. Benchmarks were developed to determine progress towardimproving student achievement, engaging stakeholders, and addressing thedeficit. The yearly District Improvement Plans will continue to be the guide thatwill ensure the long-term goals set out in Destination 2015 are met.This five-year plan will track progress toward meeting goals set for 2015. The academicgoals at each grade level are based on ensuring students graduate from U-46high schools with the skills and knowledge they need for college and the workforce.The goals are ambitious. Updates on Destination 2015 and resources for parentswill be provided as we lay out goals for our children and chart the progress beingmade to meet them. More information is available on the U-46 web site(www.u-46.org).Canton CaresThe Student Council at Canton Middle School wanted to give back to the community.The project they chose was making fleece-tie blankets for the young patientsin the Children’s Ward at St. Alexius Hospital. The children receiving the blanketsare on an extended stay, and have not seen their bedrooms, let alone theirhomes for quite some time.According to Student Council co-chairs Markisha Bush and Heather Van Antwerp, thestudents' goal was to make the children’s stay more like home by providing a blanketthat wasn't hospital white. Most importantly, they wanted to let them know they werethinking about them and hoping for a successful recovery. The following students took atrip to the hospital to give their handmade blankets to the staff of the Children's Ward.The students are Gabrielle Reyes, Angel Gallegos, Adith Doshi, Marlena Filipek, JocelynRamon, Jordan Ankebrant, Lauren Welch, Kimberlee George, Allyza Ferrer, Delia Ortiz,Nijal Desai, Alexie Leon, JessicaCatotal, Austin Keating, andJason Pierce.Oakhill Did It!Oakhill Elementary Schoolchallenged its students toread 1,000,000 minutes duringthe school year. Studentsstarted reporting their readingminutes in October. Bythe end of February, theyhad reached their goal!Congratulations Oakhill!President Roth and Police Chief Popp attended theall-school “Million Minute March" held in March.Schools7


Village of Streamwood301 E. Irving Park Road • Streamwood, IL 60107(630) 736-3800 • (630) 736-3798 (TDD - hearing impaired only)Billie D. Roth ……………………………Village PresidentKittie L. Kopitke ……………………………Village ClerkTrusteesMichael Baumer ……………………………………………………………LegislativeWilliam Carlson …………………………………………………………Public WorksJames Cecille ………………………………………………………Community AffairsWilliam Harper …………………………….........................................Public SafetyGuy Patterson ………………………………………………………………FinanceJason Speer ……………………………………………………Community DevelopmentStaffGary O’Rourke ………………………………………………………Village ManagerJohn Peterson …………………………………………Community Development DirectorSharon Caddigan …………………………………Development/Human Resources DirectorDavid Richardson………………………………………………………Finance DirectorNorm Malcolm ………………………………………………………Interim Fire ChiefAlan Popp…………………………………………………………………Police ChiefMatt Mann ………………………………………………………Public Works DirectorVILLAGE HALL HOURSClerk / CollectorMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pmThursday 8:00 am-7:00 pmCommunity Development Department is open Thursday evenings until 7:00 pm during daylight savings hoursKaye Lowman Boorom, Newsletter EditorECRWSSPostal CustomerStreamwood, IL 60107PRESORTEDSTANDARDU.S. POSTAGEPAIDSTREAMWOOD, IL60107PERMIT NO.24MEETINGS/ACTIVITIES CALENDARMAY4 Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled5 Village Board Meeting 7:00 pm7 Comic Book Day (see page 6)8 Mother’s Day Swim at Park Place (see page 6) 1:00 pm9 Community Relations Commission 7:00 pm11 Student government Day – MOCK BOARD MEETING 7:00 pm14 CPR for Healthcare Providers (see page 4)17 Plan Commission Cancelled19 Village Board Meeting 7:00 pm24 Veterans Memorial Commission 7:00 pm29 Memorial Day Observance (see page 1) 11:00 am30 MEMORIAL DAY – VILLAGE OFFICES CLOSED2011 Branch Pick-up ProgramThe Village is divided into four areas. Please check the map to determine yourarea. Each area is picked up only once per month.Place your branches on the parkway with the cut ends facing the street, by 6:00am on the designated date for your area. Branches should be no greater than sixinches (6”) in diameter, though they may be any length.Please remember – It is important to have your branches out Monday morning.Please be patient if your branches are still at the curb Monday afternoon.They will be picked up during your pick-up week.JUNE1 Zoning Board of Appeals 7:00 pm2 Village Board Meeting 7:00 pm10/11 7th Annual freedom Bash (see page 2)11 13th Annual Streamwood Stride (see page 6)11 CPR for Family and Friends (see page 4)13 Community Relations Commission 7:00 pm16 Village Board Meeting 7:00 pm18 Teen Gaming Tournament (see page 6) 12:00 pm19 Father’s Day Swim at Park Place (see page 6) 1:00 pm20 Family Medieval Faire (see page 6) 3:30 pm21 Plan Commission 7:00 pm28 Veterans Memorial Commission 7:00 pmArea 1(North ofSchaumburg Rd)May 2June 6July 5August 1September 6October 3Area 2(West ofOltendorf Rd)May 9June 13July 11August 8September 12October 10visit us on the web at www.streamwood.orgArea 3(East ofOltendorf Rd)May 16June 20July 18August 15September 19October 17Area 4(South ofIrving Park Rd)May 23June 27July 25August 22September 26October 24Thank you for your help and participation in this program. If you have any questions,please contact the Forestry Division of Public Works at (630) 736-3850.

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