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  • Longtime DuPage County clerk ready for retirement Nov 28, 2014 10:24 AM
    DuPage County Clerk Gary King has taken his final roll call. After spending nearly 20 years as a county employee and then serving another 28 years as an elected official, King is ready for retirement. His last day will be Saturday, when he comes into the office to tie up some loose ends. “I really had a great time,” the Glen Ellyn resident said. “I love doing what I’m doing, but it’s time for me to leave.”

  • Celebs bringing carols to the suburbs early Nov 28, 2014 11:13 AM
    Singer, musician and former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald and other artists are bringing their holiday shows to the Chicago area this holiday season. Here is our guide to a number of upcoming holiday shows.

  • Getting an education is a privilege Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: I am thankful to have grown up in a household that encourages learning, to have been in school since I was 4, to continue my education in college, and for all of the possibilities an education can create.

  • Park district’s program has been a blessing Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Elllyn letter to the editor: Thank you, Wheaton Park District Leisure Center and Linda Dolan and her wonderful staff! Fourteen years ago I was widowed — and let me tell you what a blessing it was to have the Wheaton Leisure Center provide camaraderie.

  • Students’ acceptance benefited 2 young athletes Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Glenbard West High School’s cheerleading and dance team this year made history. I would like to thank all the participants and coaches who included and incorporated students with disabilities in their routines.

  • Children can be the best teachers Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: When I began volunteering, I expected to meet a few children and help them become better students. Every day that I leave tutoring, I realize Lwe Wah and the children at GECRC have made a tremendous impact on my life.

  • Having family around makes her feel fortunate Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be healthy. Everyone needs to remember that good health is a privilege, and not something guaranteed.

  • Boosters help make high school years great Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: Every day I leave my school, the castle on the hill, so thankful. At Glenbard West there are various sports and clubs. There is a place for everybody to fit in and be himself or herself. It wouldn’t be possible without our principal, sponsors and, most importantly, boosters.

  • Suburban businesses counter Black Friday with Small Business Saturday Nov 28, 2014 5:21 AM
    As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear this weekend, locally owned businesses are urging suburban shoppers to think small. Saturday is "Small Business Saturday," which encourages shoppers to patronize Main Street stores and restaurants when buying gifts.

  • Upside to Obama’s immigration action Nov 26, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: While many are angered over President Obama’s recent unveiling of his plans for immigration reform, I believe that we should take a step back and look at the positive side of this action.

  • Glen Ellyn business owner chosen to fill DuPage vacancy Nov 26, 2014 12:15 PM
    A Glen Ellyn business owner has been tapped to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board. Board Chairman Dan Cronin said Wednesday that Karyn M. Romano is his choice to fill the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24. The full board is scheduled to vote Dec. 9 on Romano’s appointment. “I’m thrilled and delighted that a person of her caliber, talent and work experience wants to serve,” Cronin said of Romano.

  • New Bartlett Arts Center to hold Ribbon Cutting on December 9 Nov 28, 2014 6:58 AM
    New Bartlett Arts Center to hold Ribbon Cutting on December 9

  • Bring food to Glen Ellyn Turkey Trot to aid local pantry Nov 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District will sponsor its annual Turkey Trot Thursday, where residents of all ages can run, walk or jog five miles before they fill up on turkey and mashed potatoes.

  • Windsor Park presents musical evening with Glen Ellyn Wheaton Chorale Nov 25, 2014 3:57 PM
    Windsor Park, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will host local favorite Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15.

  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

  • Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 hires firm to study full-day kindergarten spaces Nov 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board members voted Monday to hire a firm that will study the possibility of building an early learning center and modifying the district’s current schools so that the district could implement full-day kindergarten through either option.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

  • A Christmas season program at Windsor Park Nov 25, 2014 4:41 PM
    Windsor Park, a faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, will ring in the holidays with a Christmas Season program produced by Bill Phemister, a retired professor of music emeritus at the Conservatory of Wheaton College. The program is set for Monday, Dec. 1, at 12:30 p.m.

  • COD honors inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni Nov 25, 2014 5:08 PM
    The College of DuPage Foundation recently honored eight alumni for their outstanding achievements as part of the 2014 Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Reception.

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