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5 years for West Chicago driver in fatal DUI crashDuPage County Judge Brian Telander said he believes Omar Montoya-Medina is “truly sorry” for causing the fiery crash that killed Antonio Alvarez, but also termed Montoya-Medina’s actions late on Dec. 5, 2014, “outrageous.”Last Updated Mar 27, 2017 3:46 PM
Pair charged in Glen Ellyn armed robberyUpdated Mar 27, 2017 3:47 PM
Two Glen Ellyn residents are facing criminal charges in connection with an armed robbery early Monday morning at a doughnut shop where they used to work.
Former Glen Ellyn trustee Oldfield “was an adventurer”Updated Mar 26, 2017 5:50 PM
E. Lawrence “Larry” Oldfield lived a life every bit as colorful as one might expect from lawyer who litigated cases involving cattle rustling and stolen livestock. Oldfield, a former Glen Ellyn village board and District 41 school board member, died March 18 at the age of 72.
Glen Ellyn cop rescues woman from COD pondUpdated Mar 25, 2017 12:39 AM
A Glen Ellyn police officer rescued a 61-year-old woman whose vehicle was submerged in a retention pond at the College of DuPage shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday. Officer Kevin Riggle was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He swam to the car, which was about 30 yards out from the shoreline, officials said.
Baseball:Montini can’t get bats going vs. LTUpdated Mar 24, 2017 8:50 PM
Montini lost to Lyons Twp. in a nonconference baseball game.
Softball: A fast start for Glenbard South hittersUpdated Mar 24, 2017 8:38 PM
Glenbard South defeated Naperville North in a nonconference softball game.
Boys volleyball: Glenbard West opens defense of state titles with victoryUpdated Mar 23, 2017 9:15 PM
Two-time defending state boys volleyball champion Glenbard West opened the season with a two-game victory against West Aurora.
Softball: Gregule keeps Glenbard West moving on the basesUpdated Mar 23, 2017 7:48 PM
Glenbard West defeated Addison Trail in a five-inning nonconference softball game.
Budget, property taxes key issues in calm COD board raceUpdated Mar 23, 2017 6:24 PM
Two years ago, a dozen candidates sought election to the College of DuPage board of trustees in one of the hottest races in the suburbs. This election cycle, however, there’s only four hopefuls vying for three seats on the panel that oversees the Glen Ellyn-based community college.
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- On March 8, Community Consolidated School District 89 choruses gathered at Glenbard South High School to celebrate their 24th Annual District 89 Chorus Festival. Participating were choirs from Arbor View, Briar Glen, ,Westfield, Park View Elementary Schools, Glen Crest Middle School and Glenbard South. Stephanie Skizas from GBS was the festival conductor and Debbie Hatmaker accompanied on piano. A special feature of the festival was an arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” sung by the 5th grade students, some of whom accompanied on ukuleles. These instruments were purchased in 2013 through a grant from the JCS Fund of the DuPage Community Foundation. Paul Ropp, director of Glen Crest’s choirs gave his student singers time off between rehearsing the concluding festival selection, “Armed Forces - The Pride of America.” The middle school choir members enjoyed the down time in the little theater at the high school. Jean Jeske
- On Feb. 12, the Glen Ellyn Wheaton Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago were treated to a lecture on the art of Norman Rockwell. The luncheon was held at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard and over 120 members and guests attended this event. Jeff Mishur, Vice President and Co-owner of Art Excursions was the speaker.Left to right is Program Committee member, Pat Jamieson, Lecturer, Jeff Mishur, Community Associates President, Katy Damitz, technical coordinator, Roberta Pawlak, and Program Chairman, Sue Krause. The next event on the organization's schedule is a day trip to the Jaharis Galleries and National Hellenic Museum. For information about membership call 630-858-0578. Jean jeske
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- After more than a decade in scouts, St. Francis senior and St. Michael School alum, Ian Hart, reached the ultimate milestone in scouting. On August 21, Ian became the most recent Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 34. Ian is pictured with his mother, Sunny. Sunny Hart
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Oak Street heading west towards Hill Street - near the Glen Ellyn Country Club. Patricia Garza
- Glen Ellyn Woman’s Club Program Chairman, Maurine Hoeppner helps actress Annette Baldwin put the finishing touches on her make-up as she gets in character for her portrayal of Elizabeth Van Lew, Union spy in the Civil War. Baldwin was the featured program at the Woman’s Club first meeting of the 2014-2015 club year. This is the 119th year of the organization of the Woman's Club. They celebrated their 119 years with Baldwin's special production. The program was open to the public and the Glen Ellyn History Center was filled to capacity for this moving and informative life study. Jean Jeske
Carol G. Sherby, Craniosacral Therapist from Wheaton, enjoyed her career as
a consultant in garden design and landscaping. She was the owner of Garden Tapestries from 1990 to present time. Sherby has been a Master Gardener with the University of Illinois for over twenty-three years. ?My CraniosacralTherapy partners with my knowledge of plants and nutrution,? said Sherby. She also was the creator of the Perennial/Annual Garden Design Department for Walsh Landscape and Constructiion. The program ?Color in the Garden,? gave the Lombard Garden Club?s members at the January meeting a ray of sunshine and hope on a below zero day. Left to right are club members getting gardening advice from Sherby, Fran Pszanka, Sherby, Karen Michalezyk, and Rocki DeVoy. Jean Jeske
- Employee volunteers from ComEd and parent company Exelon celebrated the conclusion of National Volunteer Week with DuPage County Habitat for Humanity. The volunteers participated in a home build project at the new Prairie Green development in Glen Ellyn. Exelon
- Luci Sementa, Team Member at Culver's of Addison, sports her newly-acquired Gold Medal after her Downers Grove Dazzlers finished first at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships held last weekend in Colorado Springs, CO.
Completing and undefeated 7th grade girls basketball season, the Glen Crest Middle School Spartans posted a perfect record of 18-0. This total included a DuPage Metro Valley Association Conference championship and the Jayhawk Tournament championship. “They dominated their opponents with a 22-point average margin of victory and no game was closer than seven point,” announced Coach Craig Hofmann to the Glen Crest student body. Team members are Grace Buckley, Mady Carli, Ava Childs, Sarah Cohen, Tracy Conn, Ally Daca, Ashely Dodge, Bailee Flanagan, Kennedy Galuza, Kylee LaFalce, Kate Mora, Tess Schwarz and Irmina Shareef. Team managers are Danielle Ware, Grace Seter and Stephanie Smith. The award winning team is coached by 6th grade social studies teacher, Craig Hofmann and Danny Sheridan.
Earlier in the season, the girls joined the 7th grade boys, also conference champions, in a service project at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. Both teams demonstrated excellence in character to match their basketball skills. Coach Hofmann commented: "These girls had basketball savvy far ahead of their years. They were extremely disciplined and unselfish, and the way they cared about each other translated into the way they played and succeeded." Paul Wilson
- Glen Crest Middle School directors, faculty members Jackie Sabani, Katelyn Stoner and Nancy Buckley, took the challenge of producing Alice in Wonderland as the spring production. Seventy students were involved in this experience counting cast, tech workers, scene painters, stage crew, and costume crew. The version that the faculty producers chose is written by Michele L. Vacca and has a few unexpected twists. The Friday night audience was enthusiastic and clapped loudly as the cast and crews took their bows at the conclusion. Saturday’s performance was even more successful. Glen Crest Middle School Alice in Wonderland cast members gather around Alice and take their bows after the May 3 production. Jean Jeske
- On Feb. 1, the Glen Crest Middle School Cheerleaders, coaches and parents made their way carefully to Jackson Middle School in Villa Park because of the snowy weather. They joined several other middle schools in DuPage County for the JMS Cheerleader Competition. Grand prize was a giant trophy the girls brought back to Glen Crest and put on display in the main office at the middle school. The cheerleaders include girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. They perform at all the home interscholastic games at the middle school. The coaches for this talented team are fifth grade teachers Amanda Lippman from Westfield School and Stephanie Jacobs-Roberts from Park View School. Jean jeske
- Glen Crest Middle School Student Union sponsors, Rose D’eccliss and Kathy Mansfield announced to the students that throughout the school year the SU had guided their classmates through fundraising for the Chicagoland Red Cross and earned $949. Both sponsors were very proud of the efforts of the middle school students and the workers in the SU. Fundraisers throughout the year consisted of a loose change drive, Student Unison Cookbook sales, Valentine heart sales and on April 27, movie night. The movie "Frozen" was chosen for the evening’s entertainment. Students brought pillows and blankets to make the gymnasium floor a little more comfortable. Eleven SU members volunteered to coordinate movie night and over sixty students attended. A check for $949.00 was sent to the Red Cross and the SU could count that experience as a genuine success. Glen Crest students make themselves comfortable as they get ready for movie night and “Frozen.” Rose D'eccliss
The Downers Grove West Suburban Humane Society received the benefits of the Glen Crest Middle School Student Union May Project. “Love is a Pet Away,” was the motto of the two week drive to collect paper towels, hand soap, dishwashing liquid, canned cat, dog, kitten and puppy food, cat litter, and many more items needed to keep the unclaimed pets at the humane society well fed and comfortable. Over $500 worth of nonperishable pet supplies and money donations were collected. The winning homeroom was art teacher, Rich Stachon’s and the students will be treated to a Jimmy John’s lunch.
All supplies and money were taken to the humane society on Friday after school, May 17. Left to right are seventh graders Cameron Sanders, Kendall Simpson and Tony Longo
counting up the total donations from the all school project. Jean Jeske
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Students from left to right Su Klain,
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Glen Ellyn Rotary Awards Significant Achievers of Glenbard West
Students from left to right Genevieve
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- A group of Eagle Scouts celebrate an Eagle Court of Honor for some of the 13 Eagle Scouts produced in 2013 by Boy Scout Troop 23 of Wheaton. Alexis Zayed
- A group of Eagle Scouts, with their Scoutmaster Mr. Frank Jeffers, that earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014 from Boy Scout Troop 23 of Wheaton. Standing, from left: Michael Gehl, Daniel Valentin, Sam Bedrossian, Jacob Poke, Kurt Pysarenko, Joe Hyken, Matt Tarrizo, and Scoutmaster Frank E. Jeffers. Seated row, from left: Connor Foley, Kerry FitzGibbons, Josh Brenc, Nate Gartlan, TJ Wiegman and Luke Jolly. Scout not pictured: Ryan Jolly Alexis Zayed
- Glen Crest Middle School staff banded together, the week of March 18-22 and worked on the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s campaign, “Jeans for Wishes.” The campaign raises money to grant wishes for five children living in Illinois. The staff raised $1,100 by pledging $20 each and wearing jeans every day for the five days of the project. Eighth-grade social studies teacher, Pat Doyle, organized the staff and he praised his fellow teachers, administrators and aides. “Everyone responded in a solid, positive way. We met our goal, thanks Glen Crest,” exclaimed Doyle. Left to right are social studies teachers Katie McGrath and Amy Switzer, Principal of Glen Crest Middle School, Todd Schrage, social studies teacher Craig Hofmann, science teacher Paul Wilson and special education teacher Annette Tumminaro. They are modeling the blue jeans that they wore for the five days of the “Jeans for Wishes” campaign sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Glen Crest earned $1,100. Jean Jeske
- Grace Lutheran Church of Glen Ellyn, 493 Forest Ave., has a special presentation they are inviting the community, families, school-age children, neighbors and friends to attend. The Last Days of Christ, a dramatic presentation by the junior and senior high youth of Grace is scheduled for April 17, Maundy Thursday, at 6:30 PM, before the Maundy Thursday worship service and April 18, Good Friday at 10 AM. This special event is coordinated by Grace’s Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator, Heidi Hoppe. The story follows Jesus’s life through seven scenes. Beginning with the Procession of Palms into Jerusalem, and concluding with the Crucifixion. Pictured are Roman soldiers guarding Jesus while two disciples kneel near him trying to protect him from capture. Call 630-469-1555 for information. The performances are free, no charge. Guests enter the church through the handicap accessible entrance and take the elevator to the 2nd floor gym. Jean jeske
- It's that time of year again to play ball as the Glen Ellyn Park districts have begun practices and soon enough games will start and baseball will dominate the town Elayna Lachs
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