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Investigation continues into fatal Bartlett plane crashNational Transportation Safety Board investigators removed the wreckage of a single-engine Cessna 172 from a Bartlett area forest preserve Saturday, as they continued to search the scene and interview witnesses for clues to what caused the fatal plane crash Friday.Last Updated Jul 4, 2015 4:13 PM
How the Pledge of Allegiance has changed since 1892Updated Jul 4, 2015 10:13 AM
The Pledge of Allegiance is as much a part of American tradition as July 4th fireworks, parades and barbecues. But did you know the Pledge's wording has changed several times since it was first written by minister Francis Bellamy in 1892?
‘Hugging saint’ Amma greets followers in ElburnUpdated Jul 3, 2015 4:27 PM
"Hugging saint" Amma, a spiritual leader from India who blesses people with hugs, greeted her followers Friday in Elburn.
8 ways to be safe during July, the deadliest monthUpdated Jul 3, 2015 4:16 PM
July is the deadliest month of the year when it comes to preventable deaths. The key part of the statistic is that these are *preventable* deaths. Here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this month.
Elburn could get money for bike bridge in forest district dealUpdated Jul 2, 2015 6:59 PM
Elburn is willing to let the Kane County Forest Preserve District move its natural resources department into Elburn if the district agrees to help pay for a possible pedestrian/bicycle bridge elsewhere in town.
Aurora man held on trespassing chargesUpdated Jul 2, 2015 6:04 PM
An Aurora man, who police say has been on their radar for quite a while, is being held in DuPage County jail on trespassing charges following his actions at an area pool.
St. Charles grocer sued over $50,000 cherry pie biteUpdated Jul 2, 2015 5:21 PM
Frances Kitz of Elburn has sued Blue Goose, a St. Charles grocery store, for more than $50,000 damages after she was injured in May by biting into a piece of cherry pie she said contained a pit, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Blue Goose President Paul Lencioni said he could not comment on the lawsuit, but added he runs the business with the utmost integrity.
Robert Morris University Illinois names new presidentUpdated Jul 2, 2015 12:34 PM
Arlington Heights resident Mablene Krueger has been named president of Robert Morris University Illinois, the college’s board of trustees announced.
Former COD trustee files complaint against Clean SlateUpdated Jun 30, 2015 6:54 PM
A former College of DuPage trustee who was ousted during the spring election says the group that helped elect three reform candidates broke campaign disclosure rules by failing to report a $20,000 loan in a timely manner.
- Men found dead in Plainfield home identified
- COD to check backgrounds of accreditation team members
- Civil War re-enactors: Confederate flag is part of history
- Chick-fil-a hosts blood drive
- Dawn Patrol: Who’s getting paid in state shutdown? July 4 festivities begin
- Dawn Patrol: State government shut down, or is it? Saad leaving Hawks
- Griffin: Taxpayers foot six-figure pension for private employee
- Dawn Patrol: Pride Parade a ‘victory lap’; St. Charles cyclist dies during fundraiser
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- Garden Club of Downers Grove presents $1000 to West Chicago nursery and garden center employing young adults with disabilities Marianna Holm
- 4-day-old baby and dad cheer on Blackhawks. LEYLA YBARRA
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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
- Employee volunteers from ComEd partnered with the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association to celebrate National Volunteer Week. The volunteers assisted and guided individuals with developmental disabilities during a bowling outing on Saturday, April 5, in West Chicago. ComEd
Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments
Past chair of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Buddy Plumlee working on an exterior mural for an area business façade. Photo courtesy Buddy Plumlee. Courtesty Buddy Plumlee
Fluid Running is making its way from Oak Brook Park District to Juneau, Alaska
Linda Kruger (right) of Juneau, Alaska is working on her Fluid Running certification with Founder Jennifer Conroyd (left) at the Oak Brook Park District's Family Aquatic Center, 1450 Forest Gate Road. Linda will be among the first certified Fluid Running instructors in the United States. Thank you Linda for helping The Oak Brook Park District and Fluid Running spread the benefits of this wonderful fitness and wellness opportunity across the country! Jessica Cannaday
- This is the site of the West Branch DuPage River Bike path on St. Charles Road just under the North Avenue bridge in West Chicago. The positioning of this path next to the DuPage River causes it to flood with a lot of rain. Erin Ryan
Harbinger of Spring
Goldfinch in a tree Roger Sudnick
- The West Chicago Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale is a popular destination each year at Blooming Fest in historic downtown West Chicago. The addition of a Speakers’ Tent for 2013 compliments the garden event by featuring guest lecturers on horticultural topics such as tree diversity, container gardening and native landscaping. Krista Coltrin
- For mom's 70th birthday we wanted to do something completely unexpected. A surprise party was too obvious, so instead we bought her a billboard and put a great photo on it that we took on Mother's Day. The billboard is on Route 38 west of Route 59 in West Chicago. From left to right: Kaara (daughter), Bonnie (birthday mom), Jason (son) Jason Kallen
- Council of Catholic Women selling Spring Decor at annual fund-raiser at St. John the Baptist, Winfield Dee Bryja
- West Chicago soccer player transfers to Ecuador. This kid you see in this picture called, Alexis Quezada. From West Chicago's lives right on the border of Carol Stream as well. He is a 16 year old West Chicago Community student. He is not any normal teenager that loves the sport soccer. He is a rising talent. Played with Chicago Fire's youth academy which is in the MLS in Chicago. He recently transferred to Cuenca, Ecuador to play for Club Deportivo Cuenca. Deportivo Cuenca and also teams from Mexico were interested in him and tried signing this young star. At just 16 years of age, he's living in Ecuador with his fathers family as his parents are currently living in West Chicago still and now living his "dream". Photo taken last month on January 15, 2014. Club Deportivo Cuenca Soccer Club
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