What's Happening in Darien Illinois July15-July 21 2012

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Bryon Vana,
City Administrator

(630) 353-8114

City Hall

(630) 852-5000

Police Department

(630) 971-3999

Public Works

(630) 852-5000



Kathy Weaver

City Clerk

JoAnne Ragona


Michael J. Coren

Ward 1

Ted Schauer

Ward 2

Tina Beilke

Ward 3

John F. Poteraske, Jr

Ward 4

Joerg Seifert

Ward 5

Joseph A. Marchese

Ward 6

Sylvia McIvor

Ward 7

Halil Avci

Next City Council Meeting

Monday, July16th

at 7:30 p.m.

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Coffee with Mayor Weaver

Saturday, July 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at BMO Harris Bank, 2275 75th Street.  Come share your ideas and questions about Darien!


Electric Aggregation

On March 20, 2012 residents of the City of Darien passed a referendum authorizing the City of Darien to negotiate with electric suppliers to provide electricity for the City of Darien.  The City of Darien held public hearings to discuss the program, and passed a Plan of Governance to ensure Darien followed proper procedures and gave residents an opportunity to review the governance of the plan.  These electric suppliers are different than ComEd because they provide electric generation through the use of coal, natural gas, nuclear power, wind, solar, and other sources, while ComEd is responsible only for the poles, lines, and physical infrastructure.  The City of Darien went to bid and received responses from nine different suppliers, with Direct Energy providing a bid giving Darien the lowest electric supply charge in the State of Illinois at that time.  The City of Darien entered into a contract with Direct Energy for two years at .0454 per kilowatt hour, which is approximately 40% less than the current ComEd rate.  In addition, residents can enter or leave the program individually at any time throughout the contract without a penalty or fee.


The changeover occurred on July  6th and the new pricing will be reflected in your August billing.  If you would like to call and cancel, the telephone number for Direct Energy is 866-760-6040. 


There are many other companies soliciting residents for electric and gas supply.  These companies are not affiliated with the City of Darien.  The only company the city has contracted with is Direct Energy.


If you have any questions on the program, please contact Scott Coren at (630) 353-8104.


Next Brush Pickup begins August 27th

The City of Darien is pleased to offer Free Brush pickup for all residents within our boundaries.  Listed below is the brush pickup schedule for this summer.  Please have your brush at the curb no later than Sunday night.  We make one pass on each street and may get to your street as early as Monday morning.  If you have any questions please call City Hall at (630) 852-5000.


August     27 through 31

October   22 through 26


 City Meeting and Committee Agendas

The following links will direct you to the City Meeting and Committee agendas and packet information on our website.  Stay informed on City issues and upcoming projects! 

All Agendas:

City Council Meeting Agenda:


Darien Park District Concert in the Park

Darien Park Districts Concert in the Park starring Andrew Salgado will be on Wednesday, July 18 from 7:00-8:30pm at Darien Community Park, 7100 Clarendon Hills Rd.

Andrew Salgado may be young, but musically he is far beyond his years. Both his singing and guitar playing have evolved into a signature sound that is unique. This Country/Pop artist writes infectious melodies with lyrics that flow from his life experiences and are filled with love, laughter and life lessons. His stage persona is both electric and playful which always resonates with his audiences. A born performer, he captivates his listeners with his energy and his ever present mischievous smile.   Sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce.


Darien Youth Club Soccer Registration

The Darien Youth Club is now taking registration online for its outdoor soccer program.


Fees are $95 for kindergarten and first graders and $110 for second through eighth graders. The camp will only charge families a $300 maximum if more than one child is signed up. Families can register at


Coaches from boys and girls divisions three, two and one will contact players in mid-August. Instructional coaches will contact players in late August with a planned start date of Sept. 4th. Children who sign up for the outdoor league will be eligible to register early for the DYC indoor club.


Visit the DYC website at for more information.


Warning on Door-to-Door Sales - Unlicensed Solicitors 

The City of Darien requires all solicitors to be licensed with us.  If someone visits your door soliciting for sales, first ask if they have a license from the City of Darien. Each licensed solicitor is issued, and must carry, a city license.  Please notify the City of Darien Police by calling 9-1-1 if an unlicensed solicitor visits your home.




David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

I like the concerts in the park idea, enjoy your summer in Darien, Illinois  :-)

Jul 14, 2012 03:29 AM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thanks for the connection on Facebook! Please join our group on LinkedIn, ‘REO Institute’. We share information on market conditions, posts, ideas, and comments. Please share your opinions and comments on the Real Estate industry. Thanks, James A. Browning MRE

Jul 15, 2012 01:48 AM