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  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

  • Bloomingdale embraces digital library streaming Jun 27, 2014 10:44 AM
    Bits and bytes are increasingly replacing paper and plastic at area public libraries. While tablets and streaming services have dominated the entertainment and media market for several years, app developers are starting to integrate the technology into the oldest media hub: public libraries. Bloomingdale is integrating the library media streaming service hoopla into its circulation, and has joined the larger trend of libraries embracing digital streaming.

  • ‘The Testing’ author coming to Bloomingdale Jun 6, 2014 12:55 PM
    With the recent popularity of dystopian movies and novels such as “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games,” Bloomingdale Public Library is catching the craze by playing host to popular young adult author Joelle Charbonneau, author of “The Testing” trilogy.

  • How Medinah’s proposed tax cut could cost schools Mar 26, 2014 3:11 PM
    Officials at the exclusive Medinah Country Club near Roselle are attempting to reduce the property tax burden by nearly 80 percent for each of the last three years. If successful, two school districts would have to repay the club roughly $300,000 each, or essentially the equivalent of 12 new teachers' salaries, officials said.

  • Bloomingdale Public Library offers ‘Senior Games’ Feb 13, 2014 6:43 PM
    Old-fashioned board games have not lost their appeal for a group of senior citizens who meet monthly at the Bloomingdale Public Library to participate in the Senior Games program. Karen Paras said she’s been coming regularly “because no one else plays board games.” “Everybody (else) is on their little iPad doing their own individual little thing,” she said.

  • $500,000 bail for man accused of child porn at Bloomingdale library Jul 25, 2013 10:25 AM
    A sex offender accused of viewing child pornography at the Bloomingdale Public Library was ordered held Thursday on $500,000 bail. Scott Baudin, 58, appeared in DuPage County bond court on six counts of child pornography possession.

  • Cops: Bloomingdale sex offender went to library to look at child porn Jul 24, 2013 8:49 PM
    A Bloomingdale sex offender was arrested Wednesday after police say he picked an unlikely place to view child pornography -- the public library. Scott Baudin, 58, of the 100 block of Lakeview Lane, is scheduled to appear Thursday in DuPage County court for bond setting.

  • Linda Szramiak: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Linda Szramiak, running for Bloomingdale Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Sam D'Amico: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Sam D'Amico, running for Bloomingdale Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Kelly Mallozzi: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for Kelly Mallozzi, running for Bloomingdale Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • LeRoy Gaertner: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:33 PM
    Candidate information for LeRoy Gaertner, running for Bloomingdale Library Board (4-year Terms)

  • Need to renew a book? In Tri-Cities, use your phone Jun 25, 2012 1:17 PM
    Patrons at the St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia libraries now have a new way to reserve and renew library items: Using their phones. The LINC consortium, which contains nine suburban library systems, including those from the Tri-Cities, has launched a service that allows patrons to manage their accounts via text messages on their phones.

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