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In 2018

On June 25, the Village of Glen Ellyn annexed a portion of Churchill Woods Forest Preserve that includes a proposed salt storage facility and the McKee House structures on St Charles Road.  The property is part of a lease through an intergovernmental agreement between Glen Ellyn and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  This will allow approval for any construction work and permission for building access to go through the village.

http://glenellynvillageil.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=1453

The Village of Glen Ellyn and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County have agreed to start the lease for the site  a year early.  This will give McKee Preservation Group more immediate access for contractors and historical research.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180301/glen-ellyn-could-lease-mckee-house-site-sooner-than-planned.

Landmarks Illinois awards $2,000 grant toward McKee roof fund.

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/03/27/mckee-house-group-receives-landmarks-illinois-grant-for-new-roof/avdn2rc/

In 2017

Landmarks Illinois places the McKee House structures on the 2017 List of the 10 Most Endangered Places in Illinois.

http://www.landmarks.org/resources/press-room/2017-endangered-historic-places-illinois/

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170406/news/170409213/

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Village of Glen Ellyn will include the McKee House site in a lease with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  This 50-year intergovernmental agreement will allow the village to use the adjoining vehicle maintenance site for salt storage, saving as much as $1 million in acquiring a much needed facility.  The McKee structures must be demolished unless a not-for-profit can raise funds to restore, renovate and occupy the main structure by October 2019.

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/05/16/glen-ellyn-to-lease-endangered-mckee-house/avlce55/

In 2016

 

In 3 weekends, a small handful of volunteers captured over 1,000 signatures of DuPage County residents in support of preserving and re-adapting the historic McKee House for public use.  October 2016

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161012/news/161019657/

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McKee Preservation Group is a coalition of DuPage County residents and businesses advocating for the preservation, funding and restoration of the historic McKee site on St Charles Road at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in DuPage County, Illinois.

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