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  • Glen Ellyn moves forward with Taylor Avenue underpass plans Mar 17, 2015 5:29 PM
    Despite cost concerns, the Glen Ellyn village board has approved an engineering contract that brings the community one step closer to getting a new pedestrian underpass at Taylor Avenue. The underpass east of downtown, which handles both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, is causing safety concerns because the road is only 10 feet wide and runs against a 3-foot-wide sidewalk.

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

     
  • “Why Opera?” program coming to Wheaton’s Danada Room March 25 Mar 16, 2015 5:36 PM
    Have you ever noticed how often opera is used in popular movies? Lawrence University musicologist Julie McQuinn leads a high energy exploration and discussion of that question in the free public program “Why Opera?” Wednesday, March 25 at the Danada Room, 3S501 Naperville Rd., Wheaton. The program is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, advance registration is requested at go.lawrence.edu/chicago. A free reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. will be held prior to the program, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Joining McQuinn for the program will be soprano Emily Birsan, a performer with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Ravina Festival, who was the subject of a cover story in the February 2015 issue of Classical Singer magazine. Birsan will perform an aria from “La Traviata” and discuss reasons why talented singers pursue careers in opera. McQuinn, an associate professor of music at Lawrence, is a popular pre-concert presenter for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Her research interests include opera, film music and music’s intersections with memory, gender, and the fairy tale. Birsan, a 2008 graduate of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, recently finished her third year as a member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed on the Lyric Opera’s main stage as Servilia in the critically acclaimed Sir David McVicar production “La Clemenza di Tito” and the first flower maiden in Wagner’s “Parsifal.” Most recently, she portrayed Leila in Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers” for the Florida Grand Opera. Other roles include Adele in “Die Fledermaus,” Violetta in “La Traviata” and Mme. Silberklang in Mozart’s “Der Schauspeildirektor” with the Grant Park Music Festival. She has performed as soloist in Schubert’s Mass No. 6 with the Grant Park Symphony and “A Mirror on Which to Dwell” at the Ravinia Festival.

     
  • Naperville Teen Wins Soroptimist Award Mar 16, 2015 5:44 PM
    Trisha Prabhu of Naperville is the winner of this year’s Violet Richardson Award. Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago honors Trisha for her project, Rethink, which is an anti- cyberbullying app that will benefit others globally. Trisha is a student at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. In the fall of 2013, after learning about an 11 year old girl’s suicide because of cyberbullying, she set out to find a way to stop this from ever happening again. She wanted to define and design a long-term solution to stop cyberbullying. Her research and hard work led her to the product Rethink, which won a spot as a Google Science Fair 2014 Global Finalist. Rethink gives someone trying to post an offensive message on social media a second chance to reconsider their decision. Her “Rethink” has had a lot of media coverage both locally and globally. She spoke about “Rethink” at TEDxTeen in London (www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkzwHuf6C2U). She currently holds a Provisional Patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for her Rethink idea. She has always been interested in the inner workings of the brain. Prior to her Rethink project, Trisha won an award for her research on the cognitive distraction that causes distracted driving. As an advocate of STEM in education (importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for future United States global competitiveness and future economic prosperity), she believes that technology is the future. Aside from her love of science and technology, Trisha is a published author of four books. She was also named Chicago’s Financial Literacy Ambassador by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Soroptimists strive to improve the lives of women and girls in the local area and globally through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago offers several Grants/Awards for women and girls. The award celebration for Trisha and other Suburban Chicago winners will be held in May. If you would like to learn more about us, please visit our web site, www.si-suburbanchicago.org , or contact us at siofsuburban.chicago@soroptimist.net .

     
  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s father dies Mar 16, 2015 2:31 PM
    To know Verlyn “Swede” Roskam was to know his faith, his loved ones say. “That explains him entirely,” his son U.S. Rep Peter Roskam said. “Without a question, the most important thing was his Christian faith and sense of gratitude - and the sense of generosity that came directly from that.” Swede Roskam, of Wheaton, a father of five and grandfather of 17, died Friday surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 85.

     
  • Author appearances: Jon Agee launches ‘It’s Only Stanley’ in Naperville Mar 14, 2015 7:00 AM
    Meet children’s book author Jon Agee as he launches his book “It’s Only Stanley” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. To receive a number for the book-signing line, purchase “It’s Only Stanley” from Anderson’s.

     
  • Sled hockey to raise awareness, money for players with disabilities Mar 14, 2015 9:29 AM
    Sometimes a hockey game is about more than goals and saves. Sometimes it’s about helping others. That will be the case Saturday afternoon when the Glen Ellyn-based Admirals Hockey Club faces off against the Chicago Hornets, a youth sled hockey team for those with physical disabilities. “I think it’s great for a typical able-bodied hockey kid to kind of see what it’s like to be disabled for an hour," the Hornets GM said.

     
  • Display your skills for collegiate coaches at JUCO Spring Hoops Showcase Mar 13, 2015 11:49 PM
    High school and junior college men’s and women’s basketball players with collegiate aspirations are invited to display their talents for coaches at the JUCO 2015 Spring Showcase. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, at Judson University in Elgin.

     
  • Glen Ellyn board candidates talk downtown development Mar 12, 2015 4:20 PM
    The four candidates vying for a spot on the Glen Ellyn village board have slightly different visions for the development of the community’s historic downtown.

     
  • Businesses at College of DuPage targeted for back property taxes Mar 13, 2015 6:48 AM
    Milton Township Assessor Chris LeVan said the U.S. Bank branch at College of DuPage should be paying property taxes. His office is also investigating whether the controversial college-run Waterleaf restaurant should also lose its tax exempt status.

     
  • Express Employment Professionals Hosts National Leadership Event Featuring Daymond John, Dan Aykroyd and Liz Murray Mar 13, 2015 4:02 PM
    Back for its sixth year and sponsored by the Chicagoland Express Employment Professionals offices, the FREE event will be held Wednesday, April 8 at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, Ill. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 7:50 a.m.

     
  • New public relations firm triggers latest dispute at COD Mar 12, 2015 9:59 PM
    College of DuPage Trustee Kathy Hamilton is blasting the school for using a Chicago-based public relations firm to help it address a growing number of questions concerning oversight at the Glen Ellyn campus. In a memo dated Wednesday, COD board President Erin Birt said the board’s legal counsel, Franczek Radelet, has retained Res Publica Group to “assist us in our communication efforts to ensure the public and media have the facts and to prevent the spread of misinformation.”

     
  • COD trustee candidates talk about improvements for students Mar 12, 2015 5:30 AM
    The twelve candidates vying for three seats on the College of DuPage board of trustees shared different visions Wednesday about the most important improvements they would like to make for students.

     
  • Join GLMV Chamber of Commerce at economic luncheon Mar 13, 2015 12:57 PM
    Business leaders, managers and executives can prepare for the future at the GLMV Chamber of Commerce 2015 Economic Outlook Luncheon to be held Tuesday, March 17, at Dave & Busters, Westfield Mall, Vernon Hills.

     
  • COD board leader reviewing alcohol, dining reimbursement policies Mar 12, 2015 2:56 PM
    The chairman of the College of DuPage board says she wants to adopt new policies in the next two months to “ensure the academic integrity of the college remains strong.” Erin Birt issued a memo that appoints four members of the seven-person board to review two issues. The first is an “extensive” review of the college's expense and procurement policies. The second is a review of the College of DuPage Foundation Board.

     
  • GLMV Chamber of Commerce Presents Breakfast For Growth Seminar: ‘March Into Marketing You Biz’ - 3/18 Mar 12, 2015 10:13 AM
    Get pro tips and discover how to use the power of marketing to increase exposure and visibility of your business, at the upcoming GLMV Chamber of Commerce Breakfast For Growth Seminar "March Into Marketing Your Biz" to be held Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 - 9 am at the GLMV Chamber Office, 1123 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

     
  • Hadley Junior High School set to dazzle audiences this weekend with Shrek the Musical Jr. Fun for the whole family. Mar 10, 2015 5:42 PM
    More than 100 talented Hadley Junior High School students are set to open the curtains with Shrek the Musical Jr. based on the award winning DreamWorks animation film. This show promises fun for the entire family. The sixth- to eighth-grade performers have been working on the play since December. An army of volunteers including set designers, production teams and backstage hands helped in the effort. The play features musical numbers and a poignant story, all backed by a profession-grade sound, lighting and staging system. “This is a twisted fairy tale with everyone’s favorite Ogre that is both entertaining and meaningful,” said the directors. “The kids have worked very hard to make sure the audience is dazzled with the sets, costumes, music and characters. This will be a show that delights all ages.” The theater program is produced through the Hadley PTA. Performances will take place at Hadley Junior High School, 240 Hawthorne Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The performances will be on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday March 14th at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at TICKETS or purchased at the show, subject to availability.

     
  • COD misses deadline to pay for audit Mar 10, 2015 8:26 PM
    College of DuPage trustees will miss a deadline set by state lawmakers to approve funding for a voluntary performance audit of the beleaguered community college. Lawmakers gave the COD board of trustees until Thursday to authorize spending up to $234,000 for Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland to conduct the probe. But the board has not scheduled a meeting for Thursday and cannot legally do so now because such a session requires 48 hours notice.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Mar 9, 2015 1:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos, representing two dozen communities, of young musicians performing, young chefs competing, young people playing and more ice and snow.

     
  • COD critics aim to force Breuder out after election Mar 10, 2015 6:01 AM
    Asked if an attempt to oust Robert Breuder as president of the College of DuPage and repeal his severance agreement could provoke an expensive lawsuit, Trustee Kathy Hamilton said, “Let him sue us. You have to stand for something and I would like to see him defend this (financial) record.”

     
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