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  • Spirito! singers take their talents on tour Jul 1, 2014 3:44 PM
    Local girls’ choirs return from successful shows outside of Chicagoland

  • Berkshire Partners to buy Portillo's restaurants for almost $1 billion Jul 2, 2014 6:18 AM
    Oak Brook-based Portillo Restaurant Group Inc. confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it has agreed to sell its restaurant chain to Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm in Boston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but some reports say it could be about $1 billion. Berkshire Partners said in a statement that it will work closely with Dick Portillo, founder of Portillo's, to support the growth of the company.

  • TreeHouse Foods to buy snack maker Flagstone for $860 million Jun 30, 2014 5:01 PM
    Oak Brook-based TreeHouse Foods is buying Flagstone Foods for $860 million as a way to gain access to the growing healthy snacks category. Flagstone, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, makes private label snacks such as trail mix and dried fruit.

  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 51 Recruits Jun 27, 2014 7:12 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

  • Two DuPage Democrats knocked off the November ballot Jun 27, 2014 6:20 PM
    The campaigns of two Democrats came to an end Friday in DuPage County after an electoral board decided the candidate’s names won’t appear on the November ballot.

  • Prison sentence stands in Oak Brook armed robbery Jun 25, 2014 1:41 PM
    A Detroit man serving an eight-year prison sentence for the armed robbery of an Oakbrook Center jewelry store may have come to grips with the seriousness of his crime, but it won’t help shorten his sentence. DuPage Judge Blanche Hill Fawell refused Wednesday to reconsider the sentence she first handed down in December to 25-year-old Levert Jones.

  • 4th at First! Jun 25, 2014 4:22 PM
    Invitation to 4th at First.

  • David Iglesias Named Director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center Jun 25, 2014 4:20 PM
    David C. Iglesias was recently appointed to the Wheaton College faculty as Director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy and to The Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Endowed Chair of Political Economy as Associate Professor of Politics and Law.

    Summer-long child safety campaign helps parents, grandparents and caregivers create kids’ identification cards and install child safety seats

  • Funnel clouds spotted over DuPage County not tornadoes Jun 25, 2014 5:33 AM
    The National Weather Service said it received reports of funnel clouds from places in DuPage and Cook County. The agency got reports, photos and videos of funnel clouds near Oak Brook, Western Springs, Hinsdale and other locations Tuesday, according to a National Weather Service online special weather statement. Pictures of the clouds were posted in social media.

  • Fusion of talents, food focus of couple's new BBQ restaurant Jun 23, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Alice Banach of North Barrington, a rock-and-roll fan, who turned her enjoyment of that era and love of cooking into a new restaurant called Rock 'N Ribs in at the Village Square Shopping Center in Lake Zurich. She and her husband, Terry Banach, opened in May and then held a grand opening last week.

  • Call to visual artists Jun 23, 2014 7:03 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is sponsoring the "next" neXt gallery, a pop-up art gallery program. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for jurying.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jun 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of June 16.

  • Vehicle Show and Open House in Palatine to Benefit Local Animal Charities on June 21 Jun 19, 2014 8:14 AM
    BGV Motorsports and City Limits Harley-Davidson present the “Best in Show” Animal Rescue Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Fundraising Event and Open House, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at host venue, City Limits Harley-Davidson. The open house will occur from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the car, truck, and motorcycle show will occur from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event is free for community spectators. All show cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vehicle clubs are welcome. There will be a five dollar donation for each show vehicle. Event amenities will include food, vendors, a silent auction, live music, and five awards for the top vehicles and club. Donations will be accepted for canned dog food and treats made in the U.S.A., paper towels, blankets, collars, leashes, brushes, bowls, and toys at the event. All proceeds will benefit 501(c)3 charities Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue of Vernon Hills, Chicagoland Lab Rescue, Inc. of Oak Brook, and The Buddy Foundation of Arlington Heights.

  • Aurora author’s first book wins awards Jun 19, 2014 10:32 AM
    Brian Basilico, owner of B2b Interactive Marketing, pens book as an educational tool for owners of small- to mid-sized businesses.

  • Survey will document economic impact of county fairs Jun 19, 2014 11:59 PM
    Agricultural county fairs have a long tradition in Illinois, but the impact goes far beyond delightful squeals from children on the Tilt-A-World and sticky fingers from cotton candy. In a cooperative effort, University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, fair-goers in 15 counties will be surveyed to assess the economic impact of Illinois' agricultural fairs.

  • Oak Brook wins appeal of former chief’s pension Jun 18, 2014 6:09 PM
    Oak Brook isn’t responsible for paying most of the $740,000 bill related to a pension bump former police Chief Thomas Sheahan received, a DuPage County judge ruled. The written opinion, issued Tuesday by Judge Terence Sheen, reversed a decision by the Illinois Municipal Retirement System Board by saying Sheahan violated the state pension code by attempting to transfer service credits from his previous jobs in Deerfield and Chicago.

  • Which suburbs are income tax givers and takers? Jul 16, 2014 1:17 PM
    Since municipalities and counties share in the income taxes collected by the state, how much is coming back home? That depends on where you live. Some suburban workers pay a lot more to the state than what comes back through what's known as the Local Government Distributive Fund. But some places get much more back from the state — in one case, as high as 25 percent of what residents paid in.

  • Devon Seafood + Steak Introduces One Buck Shuck, A Oyster Happy Hour Jun 17, 2014 4:36 PM
    Devon Seafood + Steak in Oakbrook Terrace introduces their new One Buck Shuck happy hour, featuring a rotating offering of oysters hand-selected by Executive Chef John Cosnotti.

    Highlighting Friday night’s Opening Reception for Iconographer Joseph Malham’s Trinity Icon Exhibit at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn was his newest work, the Triptych of Christ, Mary and John the Baptist.

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