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  • Cantore focused on the future of DuPage forest preserve Dec 11, 2014 10:16 AM
    Joseph Cantore already has several goals he wants to meet as president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve commission. They include implementing a reorganization of the district and finding an executive director. “I am looking forward to doing the business of the forest preserve,” Cantore said. “There's a lot of issues we've got to get accomplished.”

  • Naperville community treats parents of sick kids just like family Dec 8, 2014 11:00 AM
    A visit to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Edward Hospital is like a tour through the generosity of Naperville on a micro scale. The room is a well-stocked 1,700 square feet full of comforts for families of young patients in the pediatric or neonatal intensive care unit. “It’s compact, but we have a lot here,” said volunteer Jessica Jozwiak of Naperville. “Random acts of kindness are common here."

  • Take a Santa selfie, win $50 at Algonquin Commons Dec 8, 2014 11:31 AM
    Take a Santa selfie and you could win a $50 gift card at Algonquin Commons on Randall Road.

  • Lisle woman’s charity offering ‘date nights’ for special needs caregivers Dec 7, 2014 11:01 AM
    Parents of kids with special needs say they're thankful for Becky Pundy of Lisle, who has created Respite Endowment Organization, a nonprofit that provides them with rest, education and opportunities. “We feel like she has insight that most people don’t have,” Jeremy Curran of Naperville said. “She knows these sort of things don’t fix themselves overnight. It’s not just with the child, it’s with all aspects of your life — care of the child, social life, marital or relationship life. She sees all the aspects that having a special needs child affects.”

  • Mundelein artist said his journey in working with glass never ends Dec 5, 2014 11:01 PM
    Artist Peter Patterson has been working with hot glass for more than 34 years and says he’s still amazed at the mysteries that it has to offer.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Dec 5, 2014 1:01 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 December, 1.

  • U-46 seeks adults to mentor students Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Game Changers is looking for volunteers to mentor at all Elgin Area School District U-46 middle and high schools. The goal is to connect students with adults working in fields they are interested in pursuing or an adult that will help them with goal setting toward their career interest.

  • Loves to dance, willing to help: Joe Greenberg Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Someone to be Thankful for in Geneva is the assignment, and "Joe Greenberg" is the name I'm given. I call Jean Gaines, director of the Chamber of Commerce, for guidance: Who is this guy? "He's a Geneva institution!" she crows. "And he's my hero!"

  • Car raffle to benefit Fox Valley Habitat project Dec 4, 2014 12:50 PM
    Fox Valley Buick/GMC in St. Charles will give away a new car Saturday, Dec. 13, to help Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity provide affordable housing. Emir Abinion, Fox Valley Auto Group owner, will draw a winning raffle ticket at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

  • Pierotti reflects on 20 years as DuPage forest preserve president Dec 4, 2014 9:50 AM
    Through a period of dramatic change for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, the one constant was D. "Dewey" Pierotti. The 80-year-old Addison resident served for two decades as president of the forest preserve commission. The Pierotti era at the forest preserve officially came to an end on Dec. 1 when the former attorney began his retirement from public life.

  • Sneak peek: Geneva Christmas House Tour homes Dec 3, 2014 7:01 AM
    Get holiday decorating ideas at the annual Christmas House Tour. Five homes, each with their own distinctive character, will open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Each home will shine in holiday adornments presented by local decorators and designers.

  • Learn about wolves and if they are endangered Dec 2, 2014 8:07 AM
    “What do wolves to at night?” “How many canine species are there?” “Have wolves ever been extinct?” Curious young patrons at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein posed these questions after attending naturalist Deb Krohn’s talk, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”

  • Two Libertyville District 70 school buildings are now solar-powered to save electricity costs Dec 2, 2014 11:42 AM
    Libertyville Elementary District 70 will take a slice out of its electric bills in the months ahead now that the largest two of its five schools are topped with solar panels.

  • Children Advocacy Center hosts fundraiser for Healing Garden Dec 2, 2014 11:54 AM
    Lake County State's Attorney Michael G. Nerheim announced the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) is hosting a fundraiser for their Healing Garden.

  • Enjoy seasonal music at annual Steeple Walk Dec 2, 2014 4:59 PM
    As part of the always popular weekend in Geneva that begins each year’s Christmas season, the Steeple Walk returns from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Now in its sixth year sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, it features a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches, all within walking distance.

  • Find holiday spirit at Geneva Christmas Walk and House Tour Dec 2, 2014 7:01 PM
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the holiday elves have been busy creating a magical experience in Geneva for its 47th Christmas Walk on Friday, Dec. 5, and House Tour festivities on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

  • DuPage charities looking for #GivingTuesday donations Dec 1, 2014 1:00 PM
    Just more than two years ago, Giving Tuesday was merely an idea: What if there were a Black Friday for charitable giving? Two years ago today, the idea became a grass-roots social media movement with donors talking about their charities and gifts on Twitter and the like, all under the hashtag #givingtuesday. Now in its third year, Giving Tuesday already enjoys hearty public support and organizations throughout DuPage County would be grateful for your donations.

  • Gurnee police begin yearlong crime prevention campaign Dec 1, 2014 1:26 PM
    The village of Gurnee police and administration departments will be collaborating on a yearlong crime prevention campaign entitled the “Year of Public Safety” to discuss common crimes and prevention strategies with the public.

  • Vernon Hills group donates sports equipment to schools in need Dec 1, 2014 9:37 AM
    Without assistance from a Vernon Hills charitable group, Farragut Career Academy in Chicago might be a different place. Farragut received sports equipment from The Sports Shed, started by Tina Sernett, that has helped keep the school’s baseball and softball teams playing, and in doing so, is giving teens a chance to make better choices.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 28, 2014 1:01 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 November 24.

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