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  • The Label Printers wins TLMI’s Eugene Singer Award For Management Excellence Mar 24, 2015 5:45 PM
    The Label Printers in Aurora has once again won the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Inc. Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence.

  • U.S. Appellate Court Judge Wilson to deliver Riley Lecture on Professionalism Mar 24, 2015 3:52 PM
    The Northern Illinois University College of Law will host its 22nd annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27. The Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Tampa, Florida will present, “That Justice Shall Be Done — Constitutional Requirements, Ethical Rules, and the Professional Ideals of Federal Prosecution.”

  • Lombard couple launches healthy lunch business Mar 25, 2015 8:42 AM
    At a time when consumers want their fresh bread baked without “yoga mat” chemicals, a new healthy option is emerging in the school lunch business. WT Cafe, being launched in Naperville by Mimi and Matt Tolkin of Lombard, is offering private schools and summer camps the ability to sell midday meals that include fresh fruits, vegetable-infused sauces, whole grains and an overall emphasis on nutrition. “It’s also part of our mission to educate kids on what they’re eating,” Matt Tolkin said.

  • Step off to help find a cure at Walk MS May 3 Mar 24, 2015 1:20 PM
    The Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its annual Walk MS event on Sunday, May 3, at 11 locations statewide.

  • Priest helps heroin addicts heal 'hole in the soul' Mar 24, 2015 12:36 PM
    Rev. Jim Swarthout of Barrington has buried 14 people who died from heroin overdoses in the past three years, but every week he works with others who are addicted to try to prevent them from going down that path. Swarthout, 60, is clergy community coordinator for Rosecrance Health Network, and he's a cross between a priest and an addiction counselor. He's a resource for other clergy members as they deal with addiction issues popping up in their communities.

  • Images: Our best photos you may have missed this weekend Mar 23, 2015 10:03 AM
    See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

  • Images: See our best staff photos from the past week. Mar 23, 2015 10:15 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Daily Herald staff photos of St. Baldrick's events, St. Patrick's events, and saintly weather events.

  • College of DuPage Welcomes Community to Renovated Naperville Regional Center Mar 23, 2015 5:41 PM
    Judy Thommes (far right), lead instructional assistant at the Naperville Learning Commons, speaks with visitors to the Naperville Regional Center Grand Re-Opening Open House. The recent event attracted more than 100 community members, students and prospective students to tour the 20,460 square-foot facility, where recent renovations included a new science lab, new student lounge areas, a multi-purpose conference room and a faculty workroom. In addition, all classrooms have been updated to reflect a state-of-the-art learning environment. Click here for more photos from the event. (Photos by Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)

  • Author Sam Weller Shares Work at College of DuPage Writers Read Series Mar 23, 2015 5:43 PM
    Acclaimed author and authorized Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller recently read and discussed his work as part of the “Writers Read” series sponsored by the Creative Writing Committee, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club and the Liberal Arts division at College of DuPage. Click to view more images or a video from the event. Weller is the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury. His book “The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury” was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography and a Bram stoker award finalist. (Press Photography Network/ Special to College of DuPage)

  • College of DuPage Offers New Game Animation and Design Degree Mar 23, 2015 5:36 PM
    College of DuPage is offering a new Game Animation and Design degree that will give students the skills to design video and computer games across multiple platforms. Recently approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the associate in applied science degree will provide the knowledge for students to gain entry-level positions as a designer and animator in such fields as game development and design, broadcast design, and television effects. “The digital revolution has created jobs that never existed before, while other jobs continue to evolve because of the rapid advancement of technology,” said Erin Birt, Chair of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. “Students earning this degree will find work creating everything from mobile applications to corporate videos.” John Kronenburger, Associate Dean of Technology, said the degree is a collaborative effort between the Computer Information System and Animation programs at COD. The new degree consists of 68 credit hours and combines existing courses from both programs in a new way. “We are taking both design and development skills that have been taught separately and integrating them together for the first time,” he said. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for software publishers, including game development, is expected to increase 30 percent through 2018. Tony Venezia, Professor of Motion Picture/Television and Animation, said Illinois is the sixth highest state in the nation for game development. More than 49 game development companies and 48 animation companies are located in the Chicago region, as well as one of the fastest-growing independent game development markets in the country. “This is a unique degree because we are combining classic animation techniques with video game skills and integrating animation into two- and three-dimensional programming,” he said. “It’s exciting to bring these areas together because of the tremendous potential for student success in the workplace.” For more information, call (630) 942-2020, (630) 942-2599 or email

  • Naperville mayoral candidates promise changes in liquor enforcement Mar 23, 2015 5:27 PM
    Naperville night-life fans take note: One candidate for mayor promises to be a more “aggressive” liquor commissioner and another says he’ll make sure all liquor laws are actively enforced.

  • COD physics professor gets nailed in class Mar 23, 2015 6:35 PM
    College of DuPage physics professor David Fazzini lies on a bed of nails as physics professor Tom Carter smashes a cinder block on top of him. The demonstration in Fazzini’s Physics 1100 class was part of a lecture on the principles of energy.

  • Glendale Heights business owners rebuild home after fire Mar 24, 2015 10:06 AM
    Kukec's People features Cindy and Gary Blaski, owners of Allegra Marketing Print and Mail in Glendale Heights, who saw their home of 25 years destroyed in a fire. No one was hurt, but they lost everything. Now he and his wife are putting their lives and home back together and they continue to balance their company needs.

  • Ex-Islamic Foundation finance director admits theft Mar 23, 2015 10:24 PM
    The former finance director of the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Inam Rahim, 60, of the 1700 block of Conan Doyle Road, in Naperville, entered the plea Monday, moments before a jury was to be selected for his trial.

  • Naperville golf courses swing open for season Mar 22, 2015 8:56 PM
    Time for spring became time to swing — a golf club, that is — for players who came out to the opening weekend at the Naperville Park District’s Springbrook and Naperbrook golf courses. “We are very pleased to see that both courses emerged from the winter in very good shape, without the winter damage seen in previous years,” said Kevin Carlson, superintendent of golf.

  • Missing deaf teenager last seen in Naperville Mar 22, 2015 10:25 PM
    The Naperville Police Department is asking the public for help in finding a missing deaf teenager. Chanyaa Bennett, 13, is described as a black female, approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 150 pounds with long black hair and dark brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, pink and black pajama pants and turqouise shoes, according to a Sunday night news release.

  • All-American Soap Box Derby in St. Charles a family affair Mar 22, 2015 6:44 PM
    Nearly three dozen racers from the suburbs and as far away as Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, gathered at The Quad in St. Charles this weekend for the Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association’s indoor All-American Soap Box Derby.

  • Author appearances: Meet ‘One and Only Ivan’ author at Anderson’s in Naperville Mar 21, 2015 7:00 AM
    Katherine Applegate, author of "The One and Only Ivan," discusses and signs copies of her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. Also, best-selling young adult author Richelle Mead discusses “The Ruby Circle,” the final book in her “Bloodlines” series, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

  • Images: See the winning entries from our weekly photo contest Mar 20, 2015 7:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 16.

  • 5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend Mar 20, 2015 3:12 PM
    See Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek (formerly of Naperville) when he joins Meryl Davis, Charlie White and other skating greats in the return of “Stars on Ice” Saturday at Rosemont's Allstate Arena. Other fun options for the first official weekend of spring include “Les Miserables” at Aurora's Paramount, legendary blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis at Elgin's Hemmens and the 23rd Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.

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