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lot of the information in our Wheeling Circular (formerly
known as Village Views) newsletter can be
found in various places throughout our website. This page
will feature an article from the most recent issue.
We also have an archive of past newsletters available in our
Reference Desk section.
here to go to the Archive page.
From the Desk of President Argiris
Since becoming President, my hope and aim has been to work through
regional organizations in order to proudly represent our Village and be
a strong advocate for Wheeling. At the beginning of my term, I was voted
in as 6th District Commissioner of the Lake County Stormwater Management
Commission by the majority of the district’s mayors, and I am honored to
have recently been re-elected to this position. I look forward to
continuing to represent Wheeling on the important issue of regional
stormwater management. I was also recently asked to serve as Secretary
of the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) Board for the 2015–2016
term by current NWMC President Elizabeth Tisdahl of Evanston. This is an
honor for both me and the Village of Wheeling. These are just a couple
of the many ways I continue to do my best to represent and be a voice
for our nearly 40,000 residents.
On May 22, I attended an open
house and ribbon-cutting to commemorate the rehabilitation of 311 Egidi
Drive and the successful launch of Alfa Controls. The Village Board
approved a Class 6B incentive last year for the then-vacant industrial
property to facilitate the $1M rehabilitation and subsequent
re-occupancy of the 9,984 square foot facility. The event was
attended by Congressman Bob Dold, officials from Harper
and Solex Colleges, and numerous manufacturing executives.
Alfa Controls will manufacture control panels for a variety of
I was also recently honored to
attend the Spring Court of Honor for Boy Scout Troop 468, held at our
own Westin Chicago North Shore. The troop celebrated the 40th
anniversary of their founding and acknowledged the boys who have
recently earned rank advancements and merit badges. It was a great
privilege to witness these young men
receive the honor and
recognition they deserve for their years of hard work and dedication. I
congratulate Boy Scout Troop 468 on their 40th anniversary of instilling
character and responsibility in our young men.
also to Wheeling’s own Korean Cultural Center of Chicago (KCCoC) who
celebrated their fourth anniversary as a part of our great Village on
June 20. It’s been gratifying to see this world-class
establishment serve as a hub of culture and education, delivering
classes and hands-on experiences in the areas of language, cultural
history and exploration, arts, music, dance, and practical classes that
help people make this part of the world their home. I look forward to
deepening our relationship with the KCCoC!
On June 4—three years
to the day since the project broke ground—we
celebrated the grand re-opening of Heritage Park. I want to thank
and congratulate the Wheeling Park District, Metropolitan Water
Reclamation District, Village Board, and Village staff for their vision
and hard work in ensuring the benefit of the Heritage Park project for
all Wheeling residents. For generations to come, this project will be a
real improvement in the quality of life for Wheeling residents,
including the many new residents who will soon be living just a short
walk away in the new Town Center. Not only does this project provide
flood relief— with six stormwater storage areas with a total capacity of
more than 49 million gallons—but also much-desired park amenities
such as an athletic complex with new fields, a concession
building, a bandshell, and a pavilion.
This represents the
culmination of a major undertaking by the Wheeling Park District, the
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), and the Village, and at
every stage all three stakeholder organizations have stepped up and done
their part to make this critical project happen. Today we can
enjoy the result of those efforts. This is an exciting time for
Wheeling, but there’s much more excitement to come.
Heritage Park is now in full swing and a groundbreaking at the Town
Center location is imminent, our July 3 fireworks have been moved to
Chicago Executive Airport in a joint effort with the airport and the
City of Prospect Heights. See the front
cover and page 15 of this
newsletter for more information. This year’s celebration promises to be
an event to remember.
We hope you can join us!