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  • OTTO Engineering spent millions restoring 10 W. Main St., above, one brick at a time. The restoration involved cleaning the bricks and salvaging bricks from another building that was scheduled for demolition and restoring the original turret that had been removed, above. At left is the building as shown in “The Historic Business District of Carpentersville” before the family that owns OTTO renovated the three-story structure. The building has been standing since the 1800s and was in disrepair when the Roeser family bought it in 2005. During the restoration, 240 Dumpsters of junk were removed, according to the book.

    Book shows the highs and lows of Carpentersville's business districtJun 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Phil Aleo's passion for history is contagious. Aleo, 57, a local author, has penned a new book called “The Historic Business District of Carpentersville,” a photographic history of the buildings that once housed Illinois Iron & Bolt Company, Star Manufacturing Company and that OTTO Engineering occupies today.

  • Muzammil Ali

    DuPage County academic team honorable mentionsJun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 DuPage County academic team honorable mentions

  • The 2012-2013 Daily Herald DuPage County Academic Team members pose for a photo at the College of DuPage. They include, from left to right: Danny Zhuang of Metea Valley High School, Jourdan Ewoldt of Glenbard East High School, Vassil Mladenov of Lake Park High School, Lucia Korpas of Naperville Central High School, Megan Knister of Hinsdale Central High School, Alex Liu of Neuqua Valley High School, Alana Osterling of Downers Grove North High School, Maria Anastasia Arianas of Fenton High School, Cassandra Crifase of Addison Trail High School, and Andrew Bean of Glenbard South High School.

    2012-2013 DuPage County Academic Team Jun 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    They are the among the best and brightest students at DuPage County's high schools. The ten members of the 2012-2013 DuPage County Academic Team have worked hard to get stellar grades and test scores not only to better themselves but to help improve the world around them. “I know my mission is to give everyone an equal chance to receive the most up-to-date medical treatments, regardless of which profession I choose,” writes Alana Osterling of Downers Grove North.

  • Going to the fireworks show? Bring canned food Jun 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you’re going to see the Dundee Township Park District’s upcoming fireworks show, please be sure to bring a canned item with you to keep the FISH Food Pantry stocked with food all summer.

  • Carpentersville cops on rooftops to benefit the Special OlympicsMay 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the 11th consecutive year, Carpentersville police will join hundreds of cops all over the state on 150 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to support the Special Olympics in Illinois. Starting at 6 a.m. Friday, May 31, Carpentersville cops will man the roof at the Dunkin' Donuts at 2270 Randall Road to raise awareness and money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which supports the cause.

  •  Naperville is one of the DuPage County communities seeking federal assistance to help pay for the cleanup costs related to last month’s floods.

    DuPage flood damage estimates top $6.5 million May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Cleaning up the aftermath of last month's widespread floods will cost communities throughout DuPage County at least $6.58 million. The estimate provided Wednesday more than doubles the $3.16 million threshold DuPage needed to reach to qualify for a federal assistance.

  •  The rainbow trout that anglers will be fishing at three DuPage County lakes during the spring season weigh at least a pound and are 12 to 15 inches long.

    Trout fishing season opens Saturday in three DuPage preserves Apr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Certain things are worth waiting in line for. Among local fishing enthusiasts, that list apparently includes the Saturday, April 6, launch of the spring rainbow trout season. DuPage County Forest Preserve officials predict cars and trucks will be lined up well before the 6 a.m. opening of the gates at the three DuPage lakes stocked with trout. "By the morning, it's shoulder to shoulder on the shore line," said Scott Meister, the district's natural resource management coordinator.

  •  Kurt Pazdra is the Candy Man in Harvest Christian Academy’s presentation of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Thursday and Friday.

    ‘Willy Wonka’ at Harvest Christian Academy Mar 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Harvest Christian Academy presents 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' Thursday and Friday at the Elgin School. "This is the fourth year of theater at Harvest Christian Academy, and the program is getting bigger and better every year," said HCA Theater Director Johanna Johnson.

  •  Lexi Ryan, a pug from St. Charles, is all decked out for the dog costume contest at last year’s St. Charles St. Patrick’s Day parade.

    Bringing a piece of Ireland to St. Charles Mar 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The 2013 version of St. Charles' St. Patrick's Day Parade will feature lucky dogs, dancer troupes and an homage to the founders of the parade.

  •  With a green suit to match his bright green hair, Kevin Combest rides through the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade in East Dundee last year. This year’s parade is Saturday, March 16.

    Get your green on in East Dundee Mar 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    East Dundee's Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. It honors the memory of the parade's founder, a longtime Dundee business owner who died of cancer in June 2010.

  • Dundee Lions Club gets kudos for serving breakfast Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club garners appreciation from West Dundee this week for its efforts to make sure more than 300 people went to the Shop with a Cop event on a full stomach. Shop with a Cop pairs needy children with a local police officer to do holiday shopping at Walmart — cops from Carpentersville, Gilberts, the Dundees, Pingree Grove and Sleepy Hollow are all involved.

  • ECC to stage play based on former slave’s autobiographyFeb 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present "Voices of the Middle Passage," a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson and directed by Robert Hines III, ECC theater adjunct faculty, Feb. 12 at the school.

  •  CASA Kane County’s Grow a Healthy Child Garden — at the Third Street courthouse in Geneva — still has a variety of giving levels available from $150 bricks, $1,000 pavers, $5,000 garden planters, and $7,500 benches, with naming opportunities for individuals or companies to purchase in memory of or in celebration of a loved one.

    CASA Kane County concludes 2-year endowment campaign Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    CASA Kane County concluded its two-year endowment campaign with $1.2 million in the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, received 40 percent of every dollar donated up to $1 million from the Dunham Fund, whose grant also concluded at the end of the year.

  •  Henry Hanson of Gilberts reaches to guide a pair of magnets through a maze, created by Naperville Central High School students, during last year’s Fermilab Family Open House in Batavia.

    Family Open House starts at 1 p.m. Feb. 10 Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fermilab's annual Family Open House will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Wilson Hall. The free event is geared toward students in third grade and older.

  • Christian Friberg of St. Paul, Minn., launches from the 150-foot ramp at last year’s Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove. This year’s tournament takes place Jan. 26-27.

    Enjoy international competition at Norge Ski ClubJan 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you want to watch U.S. ski jumpers compete against international jumping teams on a 70-meter hill, then mark your calendars for the upcoming 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove. The tournament will be on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Norge Ski Club, north of routes 14 and 22 in Fox River Grove.

  • Geneva children's author Laura Crawford signs her book, “The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z,” at the Barnes and Nobles Books at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. For those interested in writing a children's book of their own, Crawford will lead a seminar called introduction to writing on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the bookstore.

    Want to learn how to write a children's book? Jan 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Has it ever been your dream to pen a children's book? If so, the Barnes and Noble at Spring Hill Mall is holding a seminar called Introduction to Writing that will give you an overview of the process through publication and include an extended question and answer session. The event is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the store, located within Spring Hill Mall.

  • Sarah Ahmed

    DuPage Leadership Team honorable mentions Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 DuPage County Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Meet the DuPage County Leadership Team. From left: Alex Senak, Benet Academy; Emily Rohman, Glenbard West High School; Sarah Huddleston, St. Francis High School; Tara Tsaparis, Wheaton North High School; Christine Young, Lisle Senior High School; Venkata Surapaneni, Neuqua Valley High School; Kelsey McDonnell, Neuqua Valley; William B. Dawes, Montini Catholic High School and Kate Berens, Timothy Christian High School. Not pictured, Adam Graham Erickson, Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

    2012-2013 DuPage County Leadership Team Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    There are students from high schools throughout suburbs giving their time to help others in the community. But the members of the Daily Herald Leadership are the ones who stand out among their peers. Here is a look at the 10 members of the 2012-13 team from DuPage County.

  • Carpentersville Fire Dept. supports breast cancer patientsNov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    A fundraiser that the Carpentersville Fire Department recently held to help breast cancer patients at a pair of local hospitals, raised $1,600. The fire department sold pink T-shirts for several days in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign was dubbed "Wear Pink."

  • Get rid of 29 percenters Nov 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Mundelein letter to the editor: Percentages have been in the news quite a bit lately, but here is one that has not been addressed, the 29 percenters.

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