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  • Redick picked to fill forest preserve vacancy Dec 5, 2014 4:33 PM
    A former DuPage County Board member who sits on the Illinois tollway board has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the DuPage forest preserve commission. Forest preserve President Joseph Cantore wants Jeffrey Redick to take his former seat on the commission. The board is expected to vote on Redick’s appointment during a specially called commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning. “I’m honored that President Cantore considered me for this position,” Redick said Friday.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Metra riders not onboard with fare hike Nov 7, 2014 5:11 AM
    Some commuters spoke their minds about a proprosed 14 percent hike to Metra monthly passes and other fare increases at a Thursday hearing. Metra leaders are expected to vote Nov. 14 on whether to approve the 2015 budget, which includes an average hike of 10.8 percent.

     
  • DuPage board candidates tackle budget, social issues Oct 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    DuPage County Board member John Curran says he would continue to pursue ways to deliver county services more efficiently if he’s elected to another term on the board. Meanwhile, his opponent in next month’s election — Pamela Miles — is promising to promote community involvement by being a visible presence in the district she hopes to represent.

     
  • DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities Aug 30, 2014 7:40 AM
    More than two dozen referendum questions will appear on the November ballot in DuPage County and cover a variety of topics, from deteriorating streets in Villa Park to complaints about airplane noise in towns neighboring O'Hare International Airport. “The residents are really getting clobbered with plane noise,” Itasca Village President Jeff Pruyn said.

     
  • Arlington Hts. names new village manager Aug 29, 2014 11:36 PM
    Randy Recklaus, the manager of Southwest suburban Clarendon Hills, will be the next village manager of Arlington Heights, village officials have announced. Recklaus, 39, begins in early November and will be paid a starting salary of $180,000. The board will vote to approve his contract at its Sept. 15 meeting.

     
  • Neighbors rally against Hinsdale club's skeet shooting plan Aug 15, 2014 5:17 AM
    Residents opposing a plan to build a seasonal skeet shooting range at a private country club near Hinsdale say the proposal would cause noise, pollution and other problems. More than 100 neighbors urged DuPage County officials to reject Ruth Lake Country Club's request for a conditional use permit for a gun club on its golf course. “This gunshot range ... is going to destroy a way of life for us,” Ron Hanson said.

     
  • Country House restaurant getting new spot in Lisle Aug 1, 2014 9:35 AM
    After nearly 30 years in its current spot in Lisle, The Country House restaurant is moving to a bigger space in another part of the village. Company officials confirmed that the restaurant, which is best known for its “Country Burger,” will be closing its location at College Square Shopping Center later this year. The restaurant then will reopen in a roughly 6,300-square-foot space at 2799 Maple Ave. in Lisle.

     
  • Two DuPage Democrats knocked off the November ballot Jun 27, 2014 6:20 PM
    The campaigns of two Democrats came to an end Friday in DuPage County after an electoral board decided the candidate’s names won’t appear on the November ballot.

     
  • Supreme Court says man must register as sex offender Feb 6, 2014 5:24 PM
    A DuPage County man has to remain on the state sex offender registry after his bid to remove himself was rejected by the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday. Christopher Bailey of Clarendon Hills plead guilty in 2007 to sexual assault for having sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend when he was 17.

     
  • Credit union CEO to help Hispanics, younger people Jan 20, 2014 7:38 AM
    Kukec's People features Jose Garcia, president and CEO of Northwest Community Credit Union, who has spent most of his career in finance and found his niche in credit unions, living by its philosophy of “people helping people.” That’s why he aims to boost awareness of how credit unions can help more people, especially Hispanics, aim to increase membership and even focus more on social media to draw in the younger generation.

     
  • DuPage secures state money for roads Jul 10, 2013 5:09 PM
    DuPage County will receive $3.65 million from the Illinois Department of Transportation to help pay for four major road projects. County board members, who approved four separate pacts with IDOT this week, say the extra money ensures projects along 55th Street, 75th Street, Fabyan Parkway and Gary Avenue will proceed as planned.

     
  • Three nabbed on robbery charges near Clarendon Hills Mar 8, 2013 3:30 PM
    Three men accused of robbing a juvenile in unincorporated DuPage County were held Friday on $100,000 bail. Kelechukwu Akuba, 20, of Romeoville; Leverenzel Booth, 18, of Darien; and Jerron Wilbut, 19, of Willowbrook, each face one count of robbery.

     
  • Marriage equality good for communities Feb 25, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Clarendon Hills letter to the editor: It's good for business, it's good for our communities, it's good for children to be raised by committed parents who are recognized in the eyes of the law, and it removes the linguistic ambiguity that currently challenges couples in civil unions.

     
  • Man convicted in 2005 beating death deported Jan 23, 2013 4:32 PM
    A man imprisoned for the 2005 beating death of a University of Illinois-Chicago student has been released from prison and deported to his native Lithuania. Mantas Matulis was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his part in the beating death of Tombol Malik.

     
  • Cantigny Park announces photo contest winners Jan 18, 2013 12:40 PM
    Cantigny Park has announced the grand prize winners of the 2011 Cantigny in Focus amateur photo contest. The winners were chosen by Cantigny visitors from among the 40 photos displayed at the park througout 2012.

     
  • Array of questions on DuPage County ballots Sep 17, 2012 10:26 AM
    From term limits to video gambling to whether corporations are people, voters throughout DuPage County will be asked to weigh in on a wide range of topics during the upcoming election. Local government entities — either by choice or compelled by citizen petition drives — have put nearly two dozen questions on various Nov. 6 ballots.

     
  • Ride the rails on the Nebraska Zephyr Sept. 22-23 Sep 14, 2012 6:12 PM
    The Illinois Railway Museum, in cooperation with Amtrak and the BNSF Railway, will operate the Nebraska Zephyr, built in 1936 and powered by the 1940 vintage Burlington Route locomotive “Silver Pilot” on an all-day excursion between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This will be the first time the Nebraska Zephyr has operated carrying passengers from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg, Ill., since it was retired in 1968 and the first time it has ever operated carrying passengers to Quincy, Ill.

     
  • 6 years for Des Plaines intruder coralled by dog Aug 15, 2012 3:41 PM
    A man who trespassed into a Clarendon Hills home in the middle of the night and was barked into a corner by the homeowners' dog received a maximum 6-year prison term Wednesday, prosecutors said. Korey Blackwood, 31, of Des Plaines, had pleaded guilty in July to residential trespass. He was sentenced by DuPage County Judge John Kinsella.

     
  • Health dept. reports first human case of WNV in DuPage in 2012 Aug 14, 2012 4:05 PM
    The DuPage County Health Department reports the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in DuPage County in 2012 is a female in her 50s from Downers Grove.

     
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