Crestwood Board of Aldermen

City agrees to pay for stage to allow Whitecliff Playhouse to stay in park

Photo courtesy of the Playhouse Productions Facebook page. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The show will go on at Whitecliff Summer Playhouse for the foreseeable future. Playhouse Productions, the nonprofit professional theatre company dedicated to educational theatre and producing summer stock musicals, is nearing its third decade of productions in Whitecliff Park. Around 40

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Crestwood considers new logos

Pictured above: The current Crestwood city logo. The city of Crestwood is considering a logo redesign and is seeking the community’s input on what logo to choose before May 8. Take the survey here. The idea to adopt a new city logo began a few months back while staff was working to expand the city’s

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Ayouaz wins election in Crestwood

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Ismaine Ayouaz has worked for years to get elected to the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, and it happened last week when he defeated incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Timothy Anderson to become Ward 4’s next alderman. Ayouaz defeated Anderson with 419 votes, or 58.85 percent of the vote, to Anderson’s

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Mabie sees highest margin of victory since 1997

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie was re-elected last week by one of the largest margins of victory for an alderman or mayor in the city in more than 20 years. The decisive win over former Ward 3 Alderman Bill Boston in the April 3 election, 76 percent to 24

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Mabie defeats Boston to win re-election in Crestwood

Grant Mabie vs. Bill Boston Current Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie handily won re-election over former Alderman Bill Boston with 77 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Mabie scored 297 votes to Boston’s 85 votes over three precincts, with four write-in votes. Boston, who defeated Mabie for the Ward 3 aldermanic seat in

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Crestwood seeks to revamp zoning codes

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood hired a familiar company last week to take the lead on rewriting the city zoning code, a project also currently underway in Sunset Hills.      The Board of Aldermen voted 7-1 at its March 27 meeting to hire PGAV to rewrite the code for

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Crestwood police, fire chiefs: Ayouaz endorsements not from them

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood police and fire departments do not officially endorse candidates for office, despite a claim on a flier that Ward 4 aldermanic candidate Ismaine Ayouaz distributed before later correcting the wording. Ayouaz, who is challenging incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Tim Anderson for a three-year seat on the Board

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Updated: Ayouaz challenges Anderson in Crestwood

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Ward 4 Alderman Timothy Anderson is being challenged in the April 3 election by resident Ismaine Ayouaz. Anderson was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 2015. Ayouaz, who was born in Paris, France and became a U.S. citizen in 2015, came in second in 2016 in a

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Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said he is “disappointed” with UrbanStreet’s efforts to redevelop the

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