On Sunday, the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Route 66 Car Show which has been held between the villages for what I think has been decades. It was too bad that the crowds were light, because the car selection was incredible and totaled over one hundred and twenty-five (125), the food was abundant and the weather was perfect. Thanks again to the Chamber and to Turtle Wax who are always major players in this annual event.Boy Scouts Troop 56 Celebrates their 50th Anniversary in Burr Ridge
On Sunday, the Boy Scouts Troop 56 Celebrates their 50th Anniversary in Burr Ridge to which all village trustees and dignitaries were invited. State Trustee Ruzak also attended and Representative Jim Durkin read aloud a resolution from State Senator Christine Radogno. Marianne Biedrzycki, wrote “Please accept our most sincere thanks for attending our Troop’s 50th Anniversary event; for your kind words; and for reading Illinois Representative Patti Bellock’s Resolution to our troop and audience. Your presence spoke to a program which has been an important facet in the development of a young man’s life, to his duty to God, community, country and the world.Village Meetings:
Monday’s Village Board Meeting had an overflowing crowd. In some ways, it felt like I was hosting my own lynching when a few neighbors misinterpreted a comment that I made about the hotels project that was turned down. The good news is that calmer heads prevailed, especially after the eloquent speech made by longtime resident Marty Gleason. The main topic on the agenda was the approval of Global Luxury Imports using and renovating a building near Loyola to expand their indoor, high-end car sales facility. It took about four hours for that topic alone and, once again, it passed by a 4-3 vote. As much as I like to appease residents, I need to do what I think is “best for the village”; I cast the tie-breaking vote to approve it, but it did include some strong controls on their business to assure higher priced vehicles, seventy-five percent of which will have to be over $75,0000. Also passed was the filing of an application for a million dollar grant for some more sidewalks and street lights on south frontage road and through the downtown area.