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DuPage businessman helping inner-city community centerA DuPage County businessman is sponsoring a fundraiser in Lisle to generate support for a community center serving the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. Tom Sodeika says it's the least he can do to help a worthy cause.Last Updated Apr 19, 2014 12:42 AM
Memories of Lisle flood ‘nightmare’ vivid a year laterUpdated Apr 17, 2014 5:23 AM
If the sound of rain ever was calming to Debra Schulz of Lisle, it sure isn’t now. It hasn’t been for the past year. Because a year ago today, Schulz and thousands across the region awoke to devastating flooding after an overnight storm poured more than seven inches of rain on areas of DuPage County. “Now, every time it rains, I undoubtedly will have another nightmare that we’re being flooded again,” Schulz said.
Images: One year anniversary of spring 2013 floodsPosted Apr 17, 2014 1:01 AM
Images from the spring floods of 2013 when towns like Des Plaines, Lisle, Algonquin and East Dundee saw heavy flooding when nearby rivers spilled over their banks.
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- Popular safari guide, photographer and lecturer Richard Field will tell about "Life on Safari: An Introduction to Authentic Africa" in a lecture/slide show Wednesday, April 9, at the Oak Brook Park District Rec Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. This 7 to 9 p.m. event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 630-303-4787. Rebecca Field
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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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Garnet Rogers, Beth Kaufman (Spuyten Duyvil), and Pat Wictor (Brother Sun) sing together at the finale of this momentous show. Melissa Dagenhart
- 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
- Yellow and reds showing in Lisle at the Arboretum Mike Davern
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.
Those pictured (left to right) are:
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
NEDSRA Theater Show! March 21-22
NEDSRA Actors & Actresses Bruce Flowers
- 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
- West Chicago elected officials and staff, Old Time Pottery executives and representatives of the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce cut the ceremonial ribbon at a daylong celebration which welcomes the retailer to their new home at the northwest corner of Illinois 59 & 64. Rosemary Mackey
- 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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Members of the Zonta Club of Oak Brook recently assisted "Poised for Success" in Lombard during its monthly clothing drop-off day April 13. Pictured are Lombard resident Kathy Raker on the left and Kay Van Vreede from Clarendon Hills. Poised for
Success promotes economic self-sufficiency for women, especially those re-entering the workforce,by providing contemporary career clothing. The Zonta Club of Oak Brook, as a member of Zonta International, advances the status of women through service and advocacy. Susan Barton
The Zonta Club of Oak Brook recently installed a slate of officers who will serve for the next two years. Pictured from left to right are: President Anna Weselak; Anne Marie Rosen, Board Director; Kay Van Vreede, Vice President; Peggy McGinnis, Treasurer; Kathleen Ray, Secretary and Susan Barton, Board Director. All are residents of the western suburbs. The installation ceremony took place at the Dupage Club in Oakbrook Terrace at the May meeting of the club and was officiated by Brandy Harrington, Area 1 Director.
The Zonta Club of Oak Brook is one of over 1200 clubs, with a worldwide membership of over 30,000. Founded in 1919, Zonta International, headquartered in Oak Brook, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Funds raised by local clubs not only support local agencies for women but also support international projects designed to promote the status of women in the areas of health and well-being, education and self-sufficiency. More information can be found at http://www.zonta.org.
The Zonta Club of Oak Brook meets monthly, usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month with a dinner program. Persons interested in finding out more about the club or attending a meeting are urged to contact Anna Weselak at AWeselak@weselak.com. Susan Barton
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