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Lisle runners lead suburban pack in Illinois River to River Relay raceWhy the dog biscuits? It's a tradition by organizers of the Illinois River to River Relay race in southern Illinois. “There was a concern about stray dogs down there in southern Illinois,” recalled Rick Eckstein, a Lisle resident who ran in the first race in 1988. Eckstein, his running club and several other from the suburbs are among 250 teams participating today in the 80-mile run between the Mississippi to the Ohio rivers.Last Updated Apr 25, 2015 2:01 AM
Judge: Evidence ‘simply doesn’t support’ DUI charges in Naperville woman’s deathUpdated Apr 24, 2015 4:34 PM
Calling it “one of the weakest DUI cases” he’s seen, a DuPage County judge dismissed aggravated driving under the influence charges against a Lisle man who struck a killed a Naperville woman in 2011. Judge George Bakalis ruled prosecutors failed to prove James Kisla was intoxicated when his minivan struck 69-year-old Donna Early as she walked in front of the van on a dark portion of Yackley Avenue near Ohio Street following the Eyes to the Skies fireworks show.
Lisle arboretum measures love, knowledge of trees in new surveyUpdated Apr 23, 2015 10:16 PM
A survey commissioned by The Morton Arboretum shows many Chicago-area residents see trees as welcome neighbors, but don’t know how to help maintain them. The “Talking Trees” study surveyed 500 adults between March 23 and 30 and grew out of the devastating effects of the emerald ash borer, said Patti MacMillan, public relations specialist at the arboretum in Lisle.
Trial begins for driver in fatal Lisle crashUpdated Apr 21, 2015 6:06 PM
The crash that killed a Naperville woman who was crossing the street in July 2011 was unavoidable, says the attorney for a Lisle man charged with aggravated driving under the influence. The bench trial began Tuesday for James D. Kisla, 55, who faces charges connected to the crash that occurred just moments after Lisle’s annual Eyes to the Skies fireworks show ended on July 3, 2011.
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Wayne Stayskal (right), retired Tribune Media editorial cartoonist, explains some of the finer points of his work to guests when Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community at 124 Windsor Park Drive in Carol Stream, hosted a retrospective exhibit of his syndicated work. About 75 people attended the artist’s reception Aug. 20, including Stayskal’s wife Helen (center) and son Bob (left). The show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 30.
To see a video interview and catch a glimpse of the engaging personality who humorously commentated on culture for more than 30 years visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org/downloads-news. For details, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500. Shirley Mott
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- Employees from the Lisle office of CA Technologies recently lent a helping hand to the DuPage Habitat for Humanity as part of the company's 8th annual Together in Action volunteer initiative. With the help of volunteers, like CA Technologies the DuPage Habitat for Humanity has constructed 16 new town homes for deserving families in the community. CA technologies
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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
Many of the veterans shown who reside at Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream, will have their service photo and other memorabilia on display in the community's Centrum beginning Friday, Nov. 8. Intended to honor all veterans, the show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 15. Windsor Park is located at 124 Windsor Park Drive. Captain Richard Blackburn, first row center, holds a book of his memoirs. He received the French Legion of Honor for valor in one of the main campaigns during WW II in France. Visitors can also view a world map with pushpins designating where each veteran served. Windsor Park residents plan this display each year. Those involved in 2013 are Harman Barnard, Ray Smith, Charlie Ochs, Ralph Weldon, Bill Anderson, Stan Johnson, and Herb Clausen.
For more information, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500.
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First row: John Weber, Henry Nelson, Jim McLuskie, Roy Comstock, Clarence Aronson, Eunice Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Ray Smith, Matt Leonard, Warren Larson, Eugene Young, Donald White, Robert Baptista.
Second row: Bob Muzzy, Howard Headley, Reg Gerig, Len Buck, Dick Rung, Robert Fox, Check Lewis, Clayton Barker, Howard Morey, Wallace Alcorn, Charles Ochs, Stan Yohe, Edward Ayers, Dick Gerig, Jason Johnson, Wayne Cook.
Third row: Bob Doenges, Bill Anderson, David Blomberg, Jim Carr, Bill Taetzsch, Ralph Welton, Stan Johnson, Glenn Heck, George Saunders. Jim Steere
CKI sponsor, Naperville Evening Kiwanis President Walt Kelly, presents a sponsorship check to North Central College CKI members, Desury Parades - President NCC CKI, Adam Lapinsky - Past President, members and CKI District chair persons Megan Schmaker - Family Relations Chair and Maci Mitchell - Spastic Paralysis Chair and District Secretary.
Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization, elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Ed Rosenberger Kiwanis Member
- What a difference a few weeks make, as Lisle Township's Food Pantry garden grows near ready for harvest, with all produce going to the families who come to the pantry for help. Lois Biggins
- Nancy Tarulis & her two Grandsons begin work on a new garden for Lisle Township's Food Pantry Lois Biggins
- John Scherer, M.M.S., a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program, celebrates after his commencement ceremony at Midwestern University. The University marked the end of summer with graduation ceremonies for students in the Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Clinical Psychology programs. Midwestern University
- Community Service Hours play a large part in the lives of Naperville Evening Kiwanis members L to R, Fred Graham, Mike Markowicz and Larry Craig. The Naperville Evening Kiwanis, volunteer work hours to the Naperville Park District in maintaining Veterans Park,located at 303 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, IL. Naperville Evening Kiwanis is a service organization, dedicated to giving hours of service, back to the community. Kiwanis meets Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m., on the 3rd floor of the Education Building, Edward Hospital. Floyd Mallory
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- Members of the Naperville Men's Glee Club hold a final rehearsal with their seven guest singers/singing groups from the Naperville area. Included are Emily Palmieri (Waubonsie HS), Apollo (Metea Valley HS), Hawkapella (Naperville Central HS), Chorelles (Naperville Central HS), IF (adult group), Sleight Street (adult group). The concert is 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 23 at Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville. Paula Ball, NMGC Exec Director
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- The Wheaton College Alumni Association recognized Dr. S. Douglas Birdsall as Alumnus of the Year. Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Ryken (left) and Alumnus of the Year Dr. S. Douglas Birdsall (center) with Alumni Association President Chris Jahns (right) Michael Hudson Photography
- Lifted four stories high above Wheaton Avenue in a cherry picker truck, Anthony Dibella transforms parkway trees into sparkling sculptures in preparation for this year's Dickens of a Christmas celebration in Downtown Wheaton. It all kicks off with the ever delightful Lighted Holiday Parade on Friday, Nov. 29 at 6 pm by Wheaton City Hall. Storybook and cartoon characters, city officials, and yes, of course, Santa will parade south along Wheaton Avenue and east along Front Street. Immediately following the parade, be sure to visit your favorite parade characters in their sponsoring businesses. Heidi McAndrew
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