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July-August 2015

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 industrial applications. 

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.

Congratulations 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.

Because 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!













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