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  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Naperville mulls mandating apartment crime-prevention program Nov 18, 2014 9:41 AM
    The crime-free housing program that’s been in place since 2002 in Naperville is voluntary for landlords and property managers, and Deputy Chief of Investigations Brian Cunningham said the program has worked well. But now there’s talk of making it mandatory. “I think it’ll be helpful for us,” Cunningham said. “We’ll get larger buy-in from the rental communities.”

     
  • “It’s A Wonderful Life” at Tivoli Theatre to benefit sharing Connections Furniture Bank Nov 18, 2014 3:28 PM
    George Bailey and the magical town of Bedford Falls return for “It’s Wonderful Life.” The holiday classic will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Sharing Connection Furniture Bank. Come early and enjoy the preshow music on the Tivoli’s Wurlitzer pipe organ.

     
  • College of DuPage constructing Homeland Security Training Center Nov 18, 2014 3:04 PM
    College of DuPage has begun construction of the new Homeland Security Training Center, a 39,714-square-foot facility that includes a state-of-the-art indoor firing range and a call center training lab. This facility is Phase II in the completion of the College’s Homeland Security Training Institute.

     
  • COD only Illinois Community College District to grow FTES enrollment over past five years Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM
    Of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage was the only college district to grow Full Time Equivalent Student enrollment over the past five years.

     
  • COD students earn 1st, 3rd place in inaugural 597 Pipefitters Union Competition Nov 18, 2014 2:57 PM
    College of DuPage HVACR students Terrance Buckley of Bolingbrook and Joshua Vacek of Willowbrook earned first and third place, respectively, in the inaugural 597 Pipefitters Union competition.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Liberals eager to destroy coal industry Nov 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Carol Stream letter to the editor: In light of the comments from John Gruber which sounded more like a brag on how they deceived the public over Obamacare we should all be skeptical on whatever comes down the road from this administration.

     
  • Donations bring paper products to area seniors Nov 15, 2014 5:04 PM
    It’s not unusual for a FedEx truck to pull into an industrial park loaded with important packages, but it’s not every day those boxes are filled with tissues and toilet paper. Through the shipping company’s FedEx Cares-Deliver Hope campaign, employees on Saturday brought a truck with about 1,000 bags of paper products to donate to the Humanitarian Service Project. The donation will supply eight months’ worth of toilet paper, facial tissues and paper towels to the 125 clients in the Carol Stream charity’s Senior Citizens Project.

     
  • DuPage jury finds Chicago man guilty of drug charges Nov 15, 2014 12:13 AM
    A DuPage County jury is currently deciding the fate of the Chicago man prosecutors say was the first lieutenant of a massive heroin distribution network in Cook and DuPage counties for the past several years. Terrence Steele, 37, of Chicago is charged with nine counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, one count of racketeering and conspiracy and one count of racketeering.

     
  • Love the outdoors? Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist Nov 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    Are you someone who loves nature but doesn’t know how to learn more about it? Do you wish you could explore the woods but feel too shy to do it on your own? Come out of the closet and join like-minded people in the Kane County Certified Naturalists program.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Aging Expert Provides Seven Ways to Increase Happiness Nov 14, 2014 7:50 AM
    Aging Expert Provides Seven Ways to Increase Happiness

     
  • Carol Stream man pleads guilty to 2011 attempted murder Nov 13, 2014 4:45 PM
    A Carol Stream man, days away from facing trial for the 2011 roadside shooting of his wife in Oakbrook Terrace, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Ronald D. Smith, 37, of the 700 block of Bluff Street, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and Judge Daniel Guerin also agreed Smith will serve 85 percent of a 31-year sentence when he is sentenced on Dec. 2.

     
  • Local club seeking applicants for educational grant Nov 13, 2014 6:27 PM
    The Suburban Chicago Club of Soroptimist International is seeking applicants for educational grants.The Virginia Wagner Educational Grant is specific to these states in the Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve releases director’s termination letter Nov 10, 2014 4:57 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners unanimously agreed that former executive director Arnie Biondo’s management style wasn’t a good fit for the district and had no chance of becoming one, according to the termination letter they sent him in early August and finally have made public. Commissioners wanted to keep the Aug. 4 letter that ended Biondo’s brief tenure secret but released it last week.

     
  • Cronin seeks applicants for DuPage County Board vacancy Nov 9, 2014 7:45 AM
    Whoever is selected to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board must support efforts to make county government smarter and more efficient, according to the person responsible for nominating someone for the position. County board Chairman Dan Cronin is accepting applications for the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24.

     
  • “Cottages of the Woods” annual Scandinavian Arts Sale: 18 cottages open doors Nov 8, 2014 8:19 PM
    Ted Bowman of Elgin has been carving dala horses and dala rocking horses for decades. He will demonstrates his talent and sell his carvings with dozens of other artists at the fifth annual “Cottages in the Woods” Scandinavian Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov. 16, at Good Templar Park in Geneva.

     
  • ESO to perform “America’s Musical Treasures” Nov. 15-16 Nov 7, 2014 9:17 PM
    Andrew Grams will be returning on Nov. 15-16 to conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concert, "America's Musical Treasures." Joining Maestro Grams and the ESO onstage will be pianist William Wolfram. This ESO concert will feature music from some of our nation’s favorite composers, including Aaron Copland, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein.

     
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