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  • Tim and Beth Bolt of Oak Brook successfully completed their first Choose to Lose competition in 2012. In 2014, the program turned out for be a lifesaver for Tim.

    Weight loss program proves to be a lifesaver for participantApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District's Choose to Lose program turned out to be a lifesaver for participant Tim Bolt who attended a free Cardiac Seminar as part of the program, realized something was not right, and got a complimentary calcium score screening that resulted in him having a quadruple bypess.

     
  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

     
  • Craig Duchossois is the CEO of The Duchossois Group which is buying four Oak Brook Buildings.

    Duchossois spends about $18m on 4 Oak Brook buildingsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Duchossois Real Estate LLC has purchased four buildings in Oak Brook to as develop corporate office space. Duchossois finalized two transactions on March 31. One deal includes three buildings on Windsor Road for a total of about $10.2 million. The second deal is the former Follett building on Swift Road purchased for about $7.7 million. Follett, a college bookstore and an online educational firm, has moved to Westchester.

     
  • Laura Meehan recently opened Callie’s Cuties, the western suburbs’ first nut-free bakery. Amy Weiland

    Nut free bakery opens in western suburbsApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Families with nut allergies can now outsource birthday cakes, wedding cakes, holiday treats, and much more thanks to a new nut free bakery in the western suburbs.

     
  • First Folio Theatre announced the plays in its 2014-15 season, staged at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.

    First Folio announces seasonApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook, opens its 2014-2015 season with "The Gravedigger," a new drama by Joseph Zettelmaier inspired by Frankenstein's Monster.

     
  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

     
  • IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

    Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    IBPS Chicago will have a Buddha’s Birthday Celebration this year on Sunday, May 4. Besides the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they also have a Baby Blessing Ceremony for newborns and children up to 10 years of age.

     
  • A Scholarly ExampleApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glenbard West graduate Janet Vazquez is currently in her second semester at the College of DuPage thanks to a full two-year scholarship presented to her by Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare. Each spring the GEIW scholarship committee works closely with the counseling staffs at Glenbard West and Glenbard South to award full time two year scholarships to graduating seniors.

     
  • 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

     
  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

     
  • Learn how to ‘green clean your home’Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    DuPage County residents can learn about environmentally friendly solutions to home cleaning at "Homemade 101" on Wednesday, April 9, at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center.

     
  • Two former McDonald's Corp. store managers, assisting with a campaign to raise pay for fast-food workers, said they helped withhold employees' wages at the restaurant chain after facing pressure to keep labor costs down.

    Ex-McDonald's managers say they withheld workers' payApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two former store managers of Oak Brook-based McDonald's Corp., assisting with a campaign to raise pay for fast-food workers, said they helped withhold employees' wages at the restaurant chain after facing pressure to keep labor costs down.

     
  • Disaster Ministry Workshop at Wheaton College June 10-12Apr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College will offer its second annual Disaster Ministry Workshop June 10-12, 2014.

     
  • New program lets churches provide baby essentials to needy familiesApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    CareNet Pregnancy Services of DuPage has created CareNet Cube to allow area churches supply baby basics such as diapers to struggling parents.

     
  • Mike Mele of Mundelein grills flatbread pizza Monday before the White Sox’ first game of the season at U.S. Cellular Field.

    Sox fans relish perfect past, hope for future, live in presentMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    White Sox fans kicked off the 2014 baseball season by reminiscing about past glories while considering the mediocre present just a means to a future success. “Build for the future,” says fan Patrick Nelson. “That’s what I’m excited about.”

     
  • Children’s music instructor Susan Nierman, of Mundelein, helped Kensho Beasley, 5, also of Mundelein, play a trumpet during “Ms. Sue’s Musical Petting Zoo!” program Thursday at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein. Nierman introduced young children to a variety of musical instruments.

    Images: The Week in PicturesMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids' spring break activities, a gaggle of clowns, and Lake County seniors producing a cable television show.

     
  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
  • Some of the macaroni and cheese collected by the members of Congregation Etz Chaim Humanitarian Service Project

    Congregation Etz Chaim works to feed impoverished childrenMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Congregation Etz Chaim of Lombard hosted a “Mac n Cheese” drive on March 15, 2014 to help Humanitarian Service Project feed needy families through the Feed the Kids (FTK) program.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
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