Building Boom ’54

May 30, 2014

In the Fall of 1954 the Glimpses reported on how much construction was going on in Winfield…

building boom

also from the same issue, check out these items for comfortable living…

the wall fill company

Hard Workin’ Clerk

May 28, 2014

In June of 1973 the Glimpses highlighted the activities of longtime Winfield Village Clerk Claire Jedlovec…

claire jedlovec

also…in the same issue…an article about a rummage sale at St. John The Baptist church. It features a picture of a current organist at the church…

mrs william rose

Memorial Day with Steve Billman

May 26, 2014

It’s Memorial Day 2014…but today I’m going back to March 1st 1966 when the Glimpses ran a piece about local resident Steve Billman who was getting close to being shipped out to Vietnam. Steve had a poem published along with the article and I thought I would share it with you…

steve billman

and this Memorial Day special is brought to you by the Winfield Restaurant…

winfield restaurant ad

Winfield in the 20’s

May 23, 2014

Back in 1971, Winfield was celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation as part of the annual Good Ole Days weekend. In gearing up for the event, the Glimpses published a variety of articles and pictures in regards to Winfield in the 1920’s. Feel free to peruse the items below…

gay blades of the 20's

daleidens drugs boies hill st johns school kids

canoeing on dupage

alice hggins neubauer and gertrude heinz higgins

reminiscing residents

police and lions club

old wagon bridge

nick enders train station lena and mary

downtown winfield in the 20s

five of winfields finest

bills enco ad

carmens ad

Name Change

May 21, 2014

In April of 1976, the Glimpses ran an article describing a pending name change to the paper…

new name contest

also from the same edition…an article about the bicentennial…

bicentennial celebration

Town Center ala ’76

May 19, 2014

Check out the ideas bandied about on what to do with Winfield’s Town Center…from the Glimpses April 28 1976 edition…

town center plans

in other news from the same issue…the purchase price of what is still the village hall/police department…

johnson building

Fun Friday

May 16, 2014

How about a little potpourri from August 22, 1973 as we head into the weekend? The front page featured a dog show contestant, a teen pageant contestant and the latest cheerleaders. I’m also going to plug yours truly for being featured in a WBEZ Curious City segment that aired Thursday (5/15/14)…if you missed it here’s a link

dog show

miss teen


Study It…Again & Again

May 14, 2014

Just dodged a bullet the other night and luckily missed out on some flash flooding. What to do about flooding in Winfield? Study it. Currently DuPage County is studying the issue and guess what…it was being studied in 1973 too. Glimpses March 14…

major problems

On another note from the same issue…a copier arrived in Winfield…

xerox comes to winfield

Loss of a Leader & Meet the Staff

May 12, 2014

Couple of items from the August 16, 1966 edition of the Glimpses. One is the obituary for George Higgins…the other showcasing some of the employees of the Glimpses…

george higgins obit

glimpses staff

glimpses weekly ad

and here’s a bonus star-light terrace restaurant ad…note the dress code

star light terrace ad

Happy Mothers Day!

May 9, 2014

Hope all the mothers have a great weekend!…in honor of the day here are a couple of tidbits from the Glimpses May 1975 edition…

oldest mother

mothers day breakfast