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Susan Dibble

Staff Writer
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Susan Dibble is a community news coordinator in the DuPage office of the Daily Herald. She writes a weekly feature called "Neighbor to Know;" previews community events; does event and calendar listings; and schedules photos for DuPage County communities. Susan joined the Daily Herald staff in 2004.

Before coming to the Daily Herald, she worked for Liberty Suburban Chicago Newspapers for four years as a Lifestyle writer/editor, and at the Doings Newspaper in Hinsdale for 15 years as a municipal and general assignment reporter, political editor and business writer.

She also has freelanced for the Chicago Tribune, the Business Ledger, West Suburban Living and Press Publications.

Susan holds a master's degree in communications from Wheaton College. A native of Upstate New York, she has been a resident of the Western suburbs most of her adult life and currently lives in Glen Ellyn.

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Celebrating art — not politics — at state senator’s Villa Park office

Dec 18 2014 | 10:32 am - State Sen. Tom Cullerton doesn't claim any art expertise, but he wanted to contribute the storefront space in his Villa Park office to the community. Gallery 338 opened last summer and is exhibiting portraits of children during December for the...

Jane Doyle of Lisle inducted into Girl Scouts’ Hall of Fame

Dec 15 2014 | 1:03 pm - Lisle resident Jane Doyle's dedication to Girl Scouts recently was recognized with her induction in the organization’s Hall of Fame, an honor given to 10 adults a year who have spent at least 25 years delivering extraordinary service that has...

West Chicago teacher exposes students to real-world economics

Nov 14 2014 | 12:27 pm - Candace Fikis, a social studies and economics teachers at Community High School in West Chicago, received Visa's Practical Money Skills Educator of the Month award for October. Fikis uses simulations and takes students on field trips to the Chicago...

Wheaton homes, show choir share spotlight in Holiday Housewalk

Nov 12 2014 | 3:13 pm - Five homes in downtown Wheaton dating from 1897 to 2011 are all decked out for the holidays as part of the Wheaton Holiday Housewalk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The event will benefit Wheaton North High School’s show choir,...

Donations and volunteers make new Ronald McDonald House possible in DuPage

Oct 27 2014 | 7:55 pm - Katie Allabough counts herself blessed to have a happy, healthy 5-year-old daughter. She knows not everyone is so lucky, that there are many families who have a child who is seriously ill. As the director of the new Ronald McDonald House under...

Because One Is Too Many event invites discussion about domestic violence

Oct 10 2014 | 9:38 am - Meggie Zayas of Lombard and Jessie Dattalo of Wheaton, two young women passionate about raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, are organizing Because One Is Too Many on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Miley Sparrow of Villa Park, a single mom of five, put herself through law school

Oct 06 2014 | 1:14 pm - Miley Sparrow of Villa Park was a single mother of five and working full-time as a waitress in a restaurant when she enrolled in law school. The day after she took her bar exams, she was filmed for a segment on the Today Show that featured three...

Naperville women leading push for reforms in Catholic church

Sep 16 2014 | 12:57 pm - West Suburban Call to Action, part of the national Call to Action organization, works for justice and inclusiveness within the Catholic Church. The group is sponsoring a presentation by internationally known activist Roy Bourgeois, a former priest,...

New Wheaton store to focus on vinyl records

Sep 17 2014 | 8:36 am - Michael Paeth has always loved music and always loved vinyyl records, and he's found out a lot of other people --even younger people --do too. With his two teenage daughters, Abby and Allie, he'll be opening Mile Long Records in October in downtown...

Oak Brook woman travels world, finds ways to make a difference

Sep 11 2014 | 10:17 am - June Scott, 83, of Oak Brook has traveled to Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia and penguin-populated parts of Africa to see the world's 17 varieties of penguins in their natural habitat. In November, she heads to Manitoba to have her first look at...

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