Village Officials Gear Up For 60th


By: Diane Turner-Hurns
Journal & Topics Reporter

In addition to unveiling a new, vibrant, Village illustration, Village officials will meet this week to consider ways to celebrate Rosemont’s 60th anniversary. Wednesday, Jan. 20, is the official birthday for the village, which was incorporated Jan. 20, 1956.

A 60th anniversary committee is expected to meet to discuss plans which may include special events at the newly renovated waterfall at River and Higgins roads or the unveiling of a new Donald E. Stephens statue at Village Hall sometime this spring.

The colorful 60th anniversary Village illustration recently debuted on the Village’s 2016 vehicle stickers and the 2016 calendar distributed to all residents, according to Rosemont’s Stacey Schuster.

Schuster said plans to use the illustration on other applications throughout the year will be determined soon.

“The goal in creating this rendering (illustration) was to showcase some of Rosemont’s landmark buildings and monuments in a colorful and bright way,” Schuster told the Journal & Topics Tuesday.
The illustration highlights the Village’s key landmark buildings including the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Allstate Arena, the new waterfall, MB Financial Park, the rose-topped Rosemont water tower and much more.

Schuster said freelance artist Michael Crampton created the illustration. Born in England, Crampton studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Schuster said after freelancing in Los Angeles and England, Crampton became the art director for Neiman Marcus at its flagship store in Dallas. Six years later he moved to New York City. He freelances both in America and in Europe, with a focus on lifestyle and travel.

Crampton has done work for several Fortune 100 companies.

Schuster said any 60th anniversary plans will be communicated to residents once they are finalized. The members of the 60th anniversary committee were not available at press time but are expected to be named soon.

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