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  • Illinois Brass Band to perform three holiday concerts Dec 4, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Illinois Brass Band, under the direction of Stephen Squires, is proud to announce the schedule for its upcoming holiday performances.

     
  • DuPage judge dismisses Winfield trustee’s lawsuit Nov 21, 2014 2:39 PM
    A DuPage County judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit that a Winfield trustee filed against a local newspaper. Trustee Tony Reyes filed the lawsuit in April against The Winfield Express after the newspaper published an article that referenced a 2004 decision by a West Chicago school board while Reyes was on it. Judge Dorothy French Mallen this week ruled the lawsuit was without merit and ordered Reyes to pay the newspaper’s legal expenses. His attorney says an appeal is likely.

     
  • Elmhurst Turkey Trot supports DuPage food pantries Nov 21, 2014 3:43 PM
    In the 31st annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, runners will spend Thanksgiving morning helping to feed those in need. The race, which drew a record number of runners last year, steps off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, from the corner of Cottage Hill and Park avenues in Elmhurst.

     
  • DuPage GOP takes credit for Dem idea Nov 20, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elmhurst letter to the editor: Springfield legislators can take a lesson or two from the DuPage Republicans in how to take advantage of an issue raised by one of their opponents. The Republicans on the county board had no interest in dealing with the O’Hare noise problem that affects so many residents in the northern part of DuPage.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Seeds of good deeds at LCFS Harvest Gala Nov 19, 2014 8:22 PM
    A lot can happen in a quarter-century, and sometimes the positive things can get overlooked. The 25th anniversary celebration of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ Harvest Gala on Nov. 8 made sure to accentuate the positive.

     
  • COD offers new ‘Physics of Politics’ class in spring 2015 Nov 18, 2014 3:06 PM
    College of DuPage is offering a new honors seminar titled “The Physics of Politics” for the first time in spring 2015. “This class is geared toward students pursuing a broad range of majors, including everything from philosophy to mechanical engineering,” said physics professor Tom Carter. “This combination of significant writing, group projects and basic quantitative analysis will provide opportunities and challenges for everyone.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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!

     
  • Love Lights illuminate Elmhurst Hospital garden Nov 14, 2014 12:17 PM
    The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual Love Lights program recognizes a caregiver, colleague, volunteer, physician or special person in a meaningful way.

     
  • NIU Law starts The Chicago Initiative with information sessions and admission interview programs Nov 14, 2014 11:59 PM
    As part of its ongoing commitment to prospective Chicago-based students, Northern Illinois University Law has spearheaded a new program, The Chicago Initiative, based at the NIU Alumni Association office, located at 33 N. LaSalle. The Chicago Initiative enables the law school to offer the convenience of its various admission programs in Chicago, as well as on its campus in DeKalb.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Manny's in Elmhurst aims for neighborhood feel Nov 12, 2014 6:12 AM
    After years of working at beer-focused chain Yard House's Glenview location, Kleomenis Papadatos decided he wanted to use the knowledge he'd gained there to open his own neighborhood bar. He partnered with his father to open Manny's Ale House at 683 W. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst in August.

     
  • Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE Nov 10, 2014 7:45 AM
    Music on Stage’s White Christmas Supports our Veterans Through OPERATION SNOWFLAKE

     
  • Letter from Phares Miller Holdeman, World War I, shared by Karen Colvin Nov 10, 2014 12:11 PM
    Phares Miller Holdeman was a chaplain with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. His granddaughter, Karen Colvin, who lived for many years in Elmhurst, said his letters were always mysteriously headlined “Somewhere in France.” He ministered to American soldiers and to German POWs. This letter, dated Oct. 17, 1918, was written to his wife, Carrie, son Lawrence and daughter Mary by a man eager to go home — less than a month before the Armistice of Nov. 11, but after fighting had ceased in his area.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Celebrates Community Foundation Week November 12-18, 2014 Nov 10, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Foundation will celebrate Community Foundation Week by holding its Annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, November 15. The annual event will be held at The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook. This event is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser and is held to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and the invaluable contributions of our donors and other constituents who support our work. Additional information about the event may be found on the Foundation website, www.dcfdn.org. “This has been a banner year for the Foundation,” said David McGowan, CFRE, Foundation president. “We are growing in nearly every aspect of our work, which means that we can provide more grants to our partner agencies, which in turn means more for the people of DuPage County.” Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—that is advancing solutions to a wide range of social issues. Launched in 1989 through a proclamation by former President George H.W. Bush, the first Community Foundation Week included a congressional briefing about the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to address community needs. About The DuPage Community Foundation: The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $60 million and awarded more than $19 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond. Established in 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership activities. For more information about the Foundation, or to arrange future media opportunities, please contact Joelyn Kott, marketing & communications officer, at (630) 665-5556, extension 19, or jkott@dcfdn.org.

     
  • We honor the great correspondents of wartime — the soldiers Nov 11, 2014 3:42 PM
    The letters came from the front. Or from the PX. Or from the trenches. By the Civil War, something had changed about the average American soldier in combat — they were literate. Starting in the 19th century they wrote letters home in great numbers, eager to remain connected to their homes and loved ones. For Veterans Day 2014 we asked our readers to share some of those letters. You responded with some amazing family treasures.

     
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