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  • Alyssa Peterson of Hoffman Estates sings during Sunday's performance of the top 20 finalists of the Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition Sunday at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

    Top 20 compete in Suburban Chicago's Got TalentJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The top 20 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent perform at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. They're competing for two major prizes. One is "STARter Kit" prize package that includes a performance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles and a concert photo shoot. The other is the Fan Favorite prize which is decided upon by people voting online at

  • Maria Lopez, of Rolling Meadows, greets her great-granddaughter, Layla Marie Cali, four months, of Buffalo Grove, with a kiss as she is lifted from her stroller by her grandmother, Elsa Cali, also of Rolling Meadows, during the Long Grove Strawberry Festival Saturday.

    Images: The Week in PicturesJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a host of summer festival photos, a picture of the World's Largest Swimming Lesson, and an attempt at a world record longest Pinwood Derby Track.

  • St. Charles Arts Council’s neXt gallery pop-up art gallery program invites visual artists to submit their work.

    Call to visual artistsJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is sponsoring the "next" neXt gallery, a pop-up art gallery program. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for jurying.

  • VA, especially Hines, unfairly malignedJun 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: After reading the letters attacking the Veterans Affairs, in particular Hines VA hospital, I felt it was worthwhile sharing my recent experience with them. As a newly reintroduced veteran into the system (I am returning after a 40 year hiatus), I could not be more pleased with my interaction.

  • Book notes: Anderson’s brings Lisa See to NapervilleJun 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Meet New York Times best-selling author Lisa See as she reads from and signs copies of her newest title, “China Dolls,” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

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    Meet the Top 20 finalists for Suburban Chicago's Got TalentJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's showtime for the Top 20 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. They've made it through the initial auditions and now they have to shine for the judges, starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Schaumburg's Prairie Center for the Arts, to move on in the summerlong competition sponsored by the Daily Herald, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Prairie Center for the Arts.

  • Glen Ellyn exploring fire safety awardsJun 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn is considering a program to reward business and property owners who make fire safety improvements to their buildings. The award would be aimed at businesses or property owners who install fire alarms or sprinkler systems primarily in the central business district.

  • Lightning strikes Glen Ellyn-area homeJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    A reported lightning strike caused a fire on the roof of a house Thursday night in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn, authorities said. The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire on Stratford Court, located west of Stratford Road, about 9:30 p.m.

  • The Village Vocal Chords last competed in November in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, where they became the organization’s championship chorus for an unprecedented 19 times.

    Area competition has a harmonious endingJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harmony Inc.’s Area 4 Contest and Convention was held recently in Aurora. The Glen Ellyn-based chorus, the Village Vocal Chords, were in attendance, along with other choruses from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin. While not competing this year, the chorus performed on multiple occasions and were on hand to celebrate the win by their "sister" chorus, the Misty River Music Makers, based in the Fox Valley area.

  • Glen Ellyn considering regulations for rental propertiesJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glen Ellyn is following the lead of several other suburban communities by considering policies to regulate the quality of multifamily rental properties. Officials say there are roughly 1,700 rental units in Glen Ellyn and some have been affected by issues with pests, mold, a lack of fire and smoke alarms, and poor maintenance. “We believe there are ... some apartment complexes that have code violations and are not at the standards that we think our residents deserve,” Village Manager Mark Franz said.

  • Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn will be closed for several days next week to allow crews to finish work on the parking lot, but will continue to accept injured or orphaned animals.

    Wildlife center to temporarily close to visitorsJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn will be closed to visitors for several days next week so crews can finish work on a new parking lot. But the native wildlife education and rehabilitation center will continue to accept injured or orphaned wild animals during the closure, which is scheduled to begin on June 24.

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    Survey will document economic impact of county fairsJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Agricultural county fairs have a long tradition in Illinois, but the impact goes far beyond delightful squeals from children on the Tilt-A-World and sticky fingers from cotton candy. In a cooperative effort, University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, fair-goers in 15 counties will be surveyed to assess the economic impact of Illinois' agricultural fairs.

  • Brian Basilico is the author of “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon; Relationship Marketing in a Social Media World,” which was recently named a dual winner in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. Submitted Photo

    Aurora author’s first book wins awardsJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brian Basilico, owner of B2b Interactive Marketing, pens book as an educational tool for owners of small- to mid-sized businesses.

  • VVCs compete in Windsor, ON, 2013 BestBets Photo

    Harmony Inc. holds contest and conventionJun 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harmony Inc’s Area 4 Contest and Convention was held this past weekend in Aurora, IL

  • State of veterans care deplorableJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: There can’t be anything more shameful than a country that does not honor and care for its military veterans. It’s becoming clear that a culture of incompetence has somehow been put in charge of caring for these brave and worthy Americans.

  • A new public art exhibit celebrating biking is on display for the next month in Glen Ellyn.

    New Glen Ellyn public exhibit turns old bikes into artJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A face made of bicycle parts and an old bike that looks like a bee are part of a new public art exhibit in Glen Ellyn dedicated to the joys of biking. The Bike It! exhibit opened Sunday and will be on display for a month, organizers say. It features roughly 13 bikes at different spots in the village, each decorated and crafted into a work of art.

  • OneChurch Precision Shopping Cart Brigade Performs in 4th of July ParadeJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Precision Shopping Cart Brigade once again performs during the 4th of July Parade in Glen Ellyn. The marchers are collecting food donations for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The Brigade performs coordinated maneuvers to entertain the parade audience, accept donations, and raise awareness about hunger in our community.

  • The Wheaton Muncipal Band, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Moss performs each Thursday night (With the exception of July 2nd) in Memorial Park in Downtown Wheaton. Elohim Photograpy

    Wheaton Municipal Band Honors Great Men of MusicJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    On June 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Park the Wheaton Municipal Band presents it second concert of the 2014 Wheaton Municipal Band Summer Concert Season featuring great music by great composers recently lost.

  • Joseph Malham engages his Opening Night audience with his wit and wisdom. His new Triptych is shown above the altar at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Peter Vagt

    Highlighting Friday night’s Opening Reception for Iconographer Joseph Malham’s Trinity Icon Exhibit at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn was his newest work, the Triptych of Christ, Mary and John the Baptist.

  • Zito Garden, one of the 6 private gardens featured at the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk Arlene Zito

    Glen Ellyn Junior Woman’s Club to host Annual Glen Ellyn Garden WalkJun 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Spend an afternoon garden gazing at the 2014 Glen Ellyn Garden Walk on Saturday, June 21st, 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM

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