Year In Review…1971

December 30, 2011

Happy New Year to you! Like other media, I’m taking a look back. Of course I’m going to take a little further look back and recap what happened around Winfield in 1971. The following picture/articles were taken from the January 5th, 1972 edition of the Glimpses. (click each to enlarge)

and if that wasn’t enough, I’ll have more on Monday…have a great weekend!

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Impressive Village Board Meeting

December 28, 2011

Here’s an interesting commentary/review of a village board meeting from July of 1973. Glimpses Managing Editor Elmer Ill Jr. summarizes the meeting in his column as you’ll see below. (click to enlarge)

Today’s post is brought to you by Century Properties…


Crime Spree

December 26, 2011

A string of burglaries rocked the village back in October of 1971. Read all about it below.

and in a separate note from the Fire Department (from the same Glimpses issue)…


Christmas Extravaganza

December 23, 2011

Heading into the Christmas weekend I thought we could take a little jaunt back in time to the 1975 Winfield holiday house walk. Enjoy the Glimpses pictures and words as they take us to a variety of homes in the village. From December 17th, 1975…click each segment to enlarge…and stay tuned at the end for a couple Christmas oriented local ads from the same paper. Merry Christmas to you all and see you next week!


Most Popular Winter Sports Complex

December 21, 2011

That’s how Mt. Trashmore (oops, I mean Mt. Hoy) at the Blackwell Forest Preserve was being sold back in the 70’s. I remember as a kid reading about this and thinking how cool it was going to be skiing and tobogganing at a nearby park. Little did I know that all I would get is a lame inner tube ride years later. Oh well, some plans just never seem to work out. Anyways, here’s an interesting Glimpses article about the “mountain” from October of 1973. (click article to ease your reading)

This article doesn’t mention it, but Blackwell also had an ambitious Summer “beach” complex in the mid 70’s. That is until the garbage from Mt. Hoy leached into the facility and they had to shut it down.


Think Spring

December 19, 2011

I saw these picture/articles regarding the Winfield Juniors Spring activities and thought it would be nice to read about as we head into Winter this week. The pictures also provide a cool view of downtown Winfield circa May of 1972. (click each to enlarge)


CDH Needed You To Donate…Money

December 16, 2011

Wow, talk about different times. Apparently, back in its earlier days, the Central DuPage Hospital used to solicit residents and civic groups for money to expand facilities and to purchase the latest equipment. It’s all detailed in today’s post from the Glimpses December 17, 1975 edition. (click each segment for easier reading)