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  • Chicago Family Fun Expo offers hands-on fun Sep 22, 2014 3:29 PM
    Chicago Family Fun Expo is coming to the DuPage Expo in St. Charles Oct 18-19. The primary goal of the Chicago Family Fun Expo is to assist nonprofits through the promotion of hands-on activities and fun shows and seminars throughout the weekend.

     
  • Suburban designers add edge to Gracious show house Sep 21, 2014 6:00 AM
    Looking for dramatic, urban design, edgy even? Turn suburban interior designers loose on a northside Chicago home. We're talking hot pink artwork that could take over a house, shredded wall covering and a chandelier made of beaded chain.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Funds Unique Rehabilitative Program for Incarcerated Youth Sep 19, 2014 4:36 PM
    WHEATON, IL—Storycatchers Theatre is a unique company that focuses on creating original musical theatre as a therapeutic process for incarcerated young people. The program was founded more than 30 years ago and in 2013 received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the U.S. President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the highest honor given to organizations who serve youth through after-school or out-of-school arts and humanities programs.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

     
  • Dining events: Pinstripes hosts bocce tourney, wine dinner Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
    Bocce fans rejoice in a weekend-long tournament at Oak Brook's Pinstripes featuring bocce lovers from all over the country. The weekend kicks off with a five-course wine dinner Saturday, Sept. 21. Qualifying rounds begin Saturday and championship rounds happen Sunday with a $15,000 first-place prize.

     
  • Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inducts individuals from Tri-County Area Sep 18, 2014 7:50 PM
    In August, more than 1,000 supporters watched the induction of 66 new members into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, including three representatives of the tri-county area of DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. Area winners include: Laura Bennett, DuPage County; Carol McKellar, Kane County; and Mary Ann Petersen, Kendall County.

     
  • Tri-County 4-H members earn top honors at Illinois State Fair Sep 18, 2014 6:45 PM
    Tri-county 4-H’ers earned 34 Superior Honors and 60 Awards of Excellence at the Illinois State Fair junior exhibit judging in Springfield in August. Nearly 100 DuPage, Kane and Kendall County youth shared their qualifying 4-H projects with judges on Aug. 9. The Award of Excellence is given to youth whose county project earned them a trip to the Illinois State Fair.

     
  • Forest preserve needs third vote to hire executive director Sep 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    For the third time in five weeks, DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners are slated to hire the same person to become the district’s next executive director. This time, the board must take another vote on John Lapinski’s contract because he can’t start as executive director until December — two months later than planned.

     
  • Did Oak Brook Beanie Babie creator get off too easy? Sep 17, 2014 5:06 PM
    Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker’s sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system’s ability to deter other tax evaders.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • World Class Basketball taking registration for winter travel teams Sep 16, 2014 5:34 PM
    The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit organization, runs travel teams for boys in fourth through eighth grade. They are now accepting registrations for your 2014-15 winter travel program.

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinis Rail Safety Week Sep 15, 2014 4:40 PM
    State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinois Rail Safety Week

     
  • Bensenville Police Facility Awarded $6.8 Million in Energy Conservation Bond Sep 15, 2014 4:36 PM
    On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 the DuPage County Board approved the award of an $6.8 million Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) for the construction of a new police facility which broke ground in November of 2013.

     
  • McDonald’s to test ordering burgers from tablets Sep 14, 2014 7:38 AM
    If you’ve ever felt guilty ordering at McDonald’s, the fast-food mega-chain has just the fix: You can now order your own quarter-pound bacon cheeseburger from a welcoming, non-judging machine.

     
  • Oak Brook woman travels world, finds ways to make a difference Sep 11, 2014 11:01 AM
    June Scott, 83, of Oak Brook has traveled to Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia and penguin-populated parts of Africa to see the world's 17 varieties of penguins in their natural habitat. In November, she heads to Manitoba to have her first look at polar bears in the wild.

     
  • Russia delays McDonald’s suit Sep 11, 2014 8:28 AM
    A Moscow court delayed hearing a case filed by the consumer-safety regulator against McDonald’s Corp. for a month as the U.S. fast-food chain defended the calorie count it publishes for its food. The watchdog, at a hearing today in the Tverskoy district court in Moscow, called for McDonald’s to publicly acknowledge it had understated the caloric value of its burgers and milkshakes.

     
  • Oak Brook police release images of burglary suspects Sep 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    Oak Brook police have released surveillance video images showing the weekend burglary of the Louis Vuitton store at Oakbrook Center.

     
  • John Hershey selected as a Daily Herald Business Ledger 2014 Award Winner Sep 10, 2014 10:25 AM
    Libertyville, Illinois: John Hershey, President of J. Hershey Architecture, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

     
  • Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois Sep 10, 2014 5:15 PM
    Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois

     
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