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  • All year long, the Village will be highlighting our storied history as we continue to celebrate our 50th  anniversary. One of our anniversary activities has been the Historical CS50thLogoRecollection Series that invites long-time members of the community and relatives of some of the founding families to share their personal remembrances of the early days of the Village and their unique perspective on the developments that have  helped shape the community over the years.

    Those who have visited us thus far include Norma Jean Blum, the very first family to move into Carol Stream Estates, Jay Bennett Jr., the nephew of Jay Stream, Lynn  O’Dell, the longtime Library Director, Stewart Diamond, the Village’s Legal Counsel since 1971 and Pam  Smith, a longtime resident and retired District 93 teacher who was in the first Carol Stream school  kindergarten class.

    The Village continues to look for residents that have memorabilia, artifacts or pictures that can help us chronicle our proud history.



    APRIL 20, 2009

    Historical Recollection Series –  Barbara O’Rahilly, former Executive Director of the Carol Stream Park District.

    MAY 15, 2009

    Historical Recollection Series –  Betty Lou Kammes
    (The Village mourns the passing of Betty Lou Kammes who passed away on November 15, 2010. Rest in peace Betty Lou.)

    FEBRUARY 2, 2009

    Historical Recollection Series - Lynn O'Dell, former Library Director recalls the formation and development of the Carol Stream Library

    MARCH 16, 2009

    Historical Recollection Series - Elaine (Dieter) Stark Speaking on "The Agricultural Period"

    JANUARY 20, 2009

    Historical Recollection Series – Mr. Jay Bennett recalls the early construction years with Jay Stream & Durable Construction

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