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  • Christmas haunted house set to open in Lombard Dec 3, 2014 6:37 PM
    A controversial Christmas-themed haunted house is opening this Saturday in Lombard. The attraction, called Frightmare Before X-Mas, is hosted by the new Lombard Commonwealth organization. It will be held Dec. 6, 13 and 20 in a strip mall at 20 Yorktown Center. “I know there’s a handful of people that are trying to stop us at every turn and have contacted Yorktown and threaten to boycott us, but Yorktown is very supportive,” said Jackie West, president of Lombard Commonwealth.

     
  • American India Foundation’s annual Chicago Gala raises over $950,000 Dec 2, 2014 5:08 PM
    A crowd of more than 500 prominent business leaders, elected officials, and community organizers gathered at Chicago’s Union Station on Nov. 8 to celebrate at the Chicago Chapter of the American India Foundation’s ninth annual Chicago Gala, “Bow Ties and Bangles.”

     
  • Christmas program to serve local families in need Dec 2, 2014 5:44 PM
    In the coming weeks, the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County will serve 350 underprivileged, local families with nutritious groceries as well as provide Christmas gifts to needy children and senior citizens through its annual Christmas Offering program. The nonprofit is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to ensure the success of this program.

     
  • College of DuPage new student orientation Jan. 13 Dec 2, 2014 3:20 PM
    College of DuPage will welcome new students during two orientation sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • New bakery planned for downtown Lombard Dec 2, 2014 3:32 PM
    Lombardians looking for some freshly baked pastries or a place to grab a lunchtime sandwich may soon have a new place to turn. Next week, the village board is expected to approve plans for Balkan Bakery and Coffee, which is hoping to open this winter at 14 W. St. Charles Road. Community Development Director Bill Heniff said the property has sat vacant since a custom cabinet store moved about a year ago.

     
  • Free forum on fracking Dec. 7 at DuPage UU Church Dec 1, 2014 5:53 PM
    Fracking will be the topic of a forum at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville. The forum, part of the church’s popular Science Sunday series, will clarify the basic facts and techniques used in the fracking industry, including myths and misconceptions about the process. The speaker will be Mike Winter, a member of DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church and chair of the Science Sunday series.

     
  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

     
  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

     
  • College of DuPage new student orientation Jan. 13 Dec 2, 2014 6:19 PM
    College of DuPage will welcome new students during two orientation sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 13. “This comprehensive program introduces our students to the College, its programs and the tremendous number of assistance and services we have in place to ensure their success while attending College of DuPage,” said COD Board Chairman Erin Birt.

     
  • Bush impresses crowd in early visit to Lombard Dec 1, 2014 4:32 PM
    Former President George W. Bush was funny, candid and relaxed during the first of two appearances Monday in DuPage County. County board Chairman Dan Cronin and his wife met Bush at a private charity event in Lombard that raised money for affordable housing. The event was hosted by Dan Goodwin, chairman and CEO for the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies. “He’s very engaging, very personable,” Cronin said of Bush. “One on one he shines. His personality is warm, and he has a good sense of humor. It really comes through very strong.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • New Bartlett Arts Center to hold ribbon cutting Nov 28, 2014 6:36 PM
    New Bartlett Arts Center to hold Ribbon Cutting on Dec. 9.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • George W. Bush coming to Naperville for book signing Nov 26, 2014 5:26 AM
    Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to make two appearances next week in DuPage County, including one in Naperville to promote his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father.” Bush’s Naperville appearance will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the downtown Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. Also on Monday, Bush is expected to attend a private charity event hosted by Daniel L. Goodwin, chairman and CEO for the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, according to sources close to Goodwin.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Benedictine’s criminal justice degree, new student club preps students to succeed Nov 25, 2014 4:55 PM
    Benedictine’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminal Justice program prepares students to excel in a wide range of careers — from forensic scientist, legal analyst to police chief or detective.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling, retailer join forces Nov 25, 2014 4:52 PM
    On Sunday, Dec. 7, join Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service in shopping at Ten Thousand Villages, 503 Pennsylvania Ave. in Glen Ellyn, from 1 to 4 p.m.

     
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