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  • Glen Ellyn considering fee for shoppers who want paper, plastic bags Jan 31, 2015 7:36 AM
    Shoppers who want to use a plastic or paper bag may soon have to pay a fee at some Glen Ellyn businesses. The village’s environmental commission has drafted an ordinance calling for some retailers to charge their customers a fee of not less than 5 cents per disposable bag when they check out. The charge would be applied to both plastic and paper bags. Some materials would be exempt, such as bags used before the point of sale to wrap flowers or meat.

     
  • Designing Interiors Inc. wins Best of Houzz award Jan 30, 2015 3:29 PM
    Designing Interiors Inc. of Aurora has been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The interior design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • COD board candidates largely oppose buyout package for Breuder Jan 30, 2015 5:35 AM
    Candidates for the College of DuPage board of trustees are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the existing board's controversial decision to approve a $762,000 buyout package for the president of the Glen Ellyn school. One incumbent defends the amount. Here are their responses one by one.

     
  • County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois Jan 30, 2015 10:26 AM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
  • Should COD building be named for Breuder or Medal of Honor recipient? Jan 30, 2015 9:39 AM
    A decision to name the College of DuPage’s Homeland Security Education Center after college President Robert Breuder is drawing criticism from some veterans and others who say it would be more appropriate to name it in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, a Medal of Honor recipient from Wheaton. “It makes no sense to put (Breuder’s) name on that, especially in light of the controversy,” one critic said.

     
  • COD president Breuder chose against guaranteed pension Jan 28, 2015 2:35 PM
    Departing College of DuPage President Robert Breuder’s decision to self-manage his retirement benefits cost him thousands of guaranteed dollars even though taxpayers have contributed at least $418,000 on his behalf. “Most academics might choose this option because of the mobility of their profession,” said Keith Brainard, research director at the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. “It is riskier.”

     
  • Catholic Schools Week celebration takes flight Jan 27, 2015 4:19 PM
    Members of the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team spent a whole lot of time in the air Tuesday during a performance celebrating Catholic Schools Week in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Area School Districts Collaborate To Host Second Chinese Student Cultural Performance Jan 27, 2015 7:10 AM
    Area School Districts Collaborate To Host Second Chinese Student Cultural Performance

     
  • COD to vote again on Breuder $762,000 severance package Jan 27, 2015 6:53 AM
    College of DuPage trustees are expected to take another vote Wednesday on a controversial $762,000 buyout package for President Robert Breuder, which has prompted a government watchdog group to urge officials to reject the severance deal this time around. The college's board voted 6-1 Thursday to accept the early retirement of President Robert Breuder. But the college announced Monday that it's holding a special meeting Wednesday night “to clarify a procedural motion to approve” the deal.

     
  • Nancy Writebol, Rear Admiral Ziemer to headline “Work: For Flourishing” events at Wheaton College Jan 23, 2015 10:00 PM
    Ebola survivor and missionary Nancy Writebol, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, and faith and vocation experts Steven Garber and Katherine Leary Alsdorf are among the speakers at “Work: For Flourishing,” a series of events taking place on the Wheaton College campus Jan. 24 and 27-29. On Saturday, Jan, 24 at 7 p.m., Writebol, with her husband David, will share how their sense of calling sustained them during their experience as medical missionaries in Liberia and when Writebol contracted Ebola.

     
  • B.R. Ryall YMCA to add new weight room Jan 22, 2015 1:05 PM
    A new weight room is expected to open in early February at the B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Lake in the Hills third safest, website claims Jan 22, 2015 1:15 PM
    Lake in the Hills ranked third on NeighborhoodScout.com’s list of the 100 Safest Cities in America with 25,000 or more people based on the number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. “I’m not all that surprised we ranked that high,” Village President Paul Mulcahy said. “It’s absolutely a testimony to the excellence of our police department and just the quality of the town across the board."

     
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library creates new collection for emerging authors Jan 23, 2015 10:10 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Public Library has created a new collection that suppports self-published authors and gives locals a way to get hard-to-find reads. To be in the library's new Emerging Author Collection. books must be about the Chicago metro area or be written by authors who live within the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
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