News briefs

CBE welcomes new IT administrator

Community Bank of Elmhurst has announced that Brandon Woolbright has been hired as of Feb. 22 in the Information Technology area working with senior vice president for Information Technology, Abel Rubio. Woolbright is a recent graduate of Elmhurst University. “Brandon will be a great help to CBE and to me,” Rubio said. “The IT area is an ever-changing one and Brandon will assist us with our information systems to assure we continue serving our customers and friends with reliability in our programs.” CBE has two locations, one at 330 W. Butterfield Rd. and a second in downtown Elmhurst at 133 No. York. For more information, call 630-782-1234 or visit

EEHealth seeks applicants for Community Investment Fund

Edward-Elmhurst accepting proposals for awards from Community Investment Fund

Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) is accepting applications from not-for-profit and nonprofit charitable organizations for monetary awards from its Community Investment Fund. The Fund will allocate up to $5 million to community organizations in 2023 in the areas of Community Health and Wellbeing and Local Economic Growth. Proposals for EEH’s 2023 funding cycle will be accepted online until April 15. To submit a proposal and to learn more about EEH’s Community Investment Fund, including award eligibility and evaluation criteria, visit

Park District to build new park with the help of state grant

Last week, Governor Pritzker announced the Elmhurst Park District was a recipient of an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant in the amount of $340,300 to be used to fund half the cost of the planned $680,000 development of a brand-new park in the Pick Subdivision called Pick Park. The Park District anticipates completing design development and engineering this year with construction beginning and the new park opening in 2024.

In September 2022 a master plan for the park was approved that was created based on feedback gathered from Pick Subdivision neighbors through open houses and surveys. It includes playground equipment for 2–5-year-olds and 5-12 year olds, soft surfacing, game tables, a bean bag toss, shade shelter, adult fitness equipment, bike repair station and bike racks. The plan also includes a split rail fence to serve as a buffer to the Salt Creek Greenway Trail, along which the park resides.

“The Board and staff of the Park District are very pleased to have received this OSLAD grant and look forward to developing another brand-new park in Elmhurst,” said executive director Jim Rogers, “We’re hopeful that Pick Park will be just as well-received by the community as Centennial Park was upon its opening last year!”