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  • Chaparral Fitness Grand Opening April 26Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage will hold the grand opening of Chaparral Fitness from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, at the Physical Education Center at College of DuPage.

     
  • College Theater Presents ‘The Dreams of Antigone’Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    College Theater presents “The Dreams of Antigone” from Thursday, April 17, to Sunday, April 27, in the Playhouse Theater of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Using LinkedIn™ and College of DuPage in Your Job Search April 22Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage will host “Using LinkedIn™ and College of DuPage in Your Job Search” on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2201, on the College’s main campus in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Avni Patel, 4-H member of Busy Beavers in Lake County. Cindy Sarkady

    Local 4-H members part of legislative team in SpringfieldApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Avni Patel promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois’ delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H’s Legislative Connection. Avni from Lake County was one of the 29 4-H members statewide who met with state legislators March 25 and 26 to show the impact of University of Illinois Extension 4-H on the lives of Illinois families.

     
  • Naperville is testing varieties of LED lights from six different vendors before choosing which to install throughout the city during the next years. Serving as one test area for the new lights is this stretch of Diehl Road west of Washington Street.

    Naperville testing LED bulbs for streetlight upgradesApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Call it a light bulb fashion show. Naperville is soon to embark on a five-year, $6.3 million project to install new LED lights in more than 11,000 streetlights. But first, city staff members want to make sure they choose the best bulb. Varieties of LED bulbs from six vendors have been installed at eight locations so the public can comment on their brightness, color, glare, light distribution and safety until April 20.

     
  • Becky Anderson

    Illinois Reading Council names Becky Anderson Hall of Fame winnerApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Becky Anderson, co-owner of Anderson's Bookshops, was named the 2014 Hall of Fame Award winner by Illinois Reading Council.

     
  • Sanjib Sahoo

    From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovatingApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

     
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  • Women’s suffrage program in NapervilleApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Five historical figures from the women's sufferage movement are portrayed in an April 9 program at the 95th Street Library in Naperville.

     
  • Keillor coming to NapervilleApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Famed radio host and author Garrison Keillor will be in Naperville May 6 to discuss his new book.

     
  • Naperville, Elmhurst kids win ‘Money Smart’ essay contestApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Middle school students Akshaya Raghavan of Naperville and Zorian Schiffman of Elmhurst have been named the winners of the COUNTRY Financial Money Smart Kid Essay Contest, and each will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

     
  • Last of Naperville smart meter criminal cases expected to endApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The final case against one of two Naperville women who stood in the way of crews attempting to install wireless, electronic smart meters on their homes is likely to come to an end today. Malia “Kim” Bendis, 41, of 2200 block of Mercer Court, faces misdemeanor charges of attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer for allegedly filming the January 2013 arrest of another Naperville woman who refused to let workers install a smart meter on her home and resisting her own arrest.

     
  • The Human Race, organized by Giving DuPage, brings together supporters of nearly 60 DuPage nonprofits for a single 5K run and fitness walk with participants choosing which group benefits from their registration fees.

    Runners help the cause of their choice in Human RaceApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Many groups working directly in DuPage County don’t have the resources to organize their own 5K fundraisers. Fortunately, Giving DuPage does. A nonprofit itself, Giving DuPage aims to match donors and volunteers to nonprofit groups serving the county. To this end, the group created the Human Race, a 5K run and fitness walk that benefits not one but nearly 60 participating DuPage nonprofits.

     
  • Susan McNeal-Bulak of Naperville volunteers at Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry. She’ll raise money for the pantry by joining in the Human Race organized by Giving DuPage.

    Human Race: Helping at pantry ‘rewarding’ to volunteerApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Susan McNeal-Bulak knew she wanted to help ensure no one goes hungry and started volunteering at Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry in Naperville after retiring. Her mornings on the pantry floor helping clients choose fresh and nonperishible foods quickly became her favorite part of volunteering at the pantry. She'll take part in the Human Race to raise money for Loaves and Fishes.

     
  • Allison Schuck of Naperville, left, worked for Teen Parent Connection and will walk in the Human Race to benefit the organization.

    Human Race: Teen Parent Connection helps families make strong startApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Teen Parent Connection provides a range of support for pregnant adolescents and new young parents with the purpose of helping them build strong families while continuing to pursue their own education and life goals. Teen Parent Connection is among the nearly 60 organizations benefitting this month from Giving DuPage’s Human Race. Allison Schuck of Naperville will walk in the Human Race to support her former employer.

     
  • Neil Samuels will run in the 2014 Human Race representing Project HELP.

    Human Race: Runner serves as Project HELP parent mentorApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neil Samuels of Naperville was looking for a volunteer opportunity when he heard about Project HELP. All it took was hearing how the organization's one-on-one parent mentoring had changed one person's life and he knew he'd found the right organization. Samuels will run in the Human Race organized by Giving DuPage to benefit Project HELP.

     
  • Laura Cosenza, a volunteer with Naperville Humane Society, will join the 2014 Human Race to benefit the organization. In 2013, her dog Maggy, adopted through the shelter, was the first dog to cross the finish line.

    Human Race: Volunteer drawn to help at Naperville Area Humane SocietyApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Laura Cosenza started her volunteering quite simply: she walked dogs at the Naperville Area Humane Society to give the strays a little exercise and time to socialize. But the more time she spent at the shelter, the more she wanted to help. Now involved with fundraising and outreach, Cosenza will take part this month in the Human Race to raise money for the organization.

     
  • Theresa Hughes of Elburn makes Kei’anna Bateman of Kaneville laugh Saturday during a Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break program at First Baptist Church in Geneva. Hughes and Rachel Christopherson, 13, of Aurora team up and work with Kei’anna during the program designed to provide a brief break for the families of children with special needs.

    ‘Buddy Breaks’ expanding to offer respite from kids’ special needsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban churches in Geneva, Sugar Grove and Wheaton are joining a national nonprofit in a movement to offer Buddy Breaks, a respite program that provides fun and care for children with special needs so their parents can take a breather and recharge. “It gives us an ability to catch up and breathe easy for a while and re-energize,” said Matt Brooks of Batavia, whose 7-year-old son Tommy has a genetic disorder that causes developmental delays. “My wife and I will go on a date, have lunch and do errands.”

     
  • Sixth graders listen intently as Fern Schumer Champman tells the inspiring story of her mother's imagration from Nazi-Germany through a little-known American program during a presentation at Gavin South School in Ingleside Thursday.

    The week in picturesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids doing charity work and fundraising, charity, give-away prom dresses, and people starting to relax outside in warming temperatures.

     
  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

     
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