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  • Demand for Abortion Recovery on RiseMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Demand for abortion recovery is on the rise. CareNet DuPage's program to address the problem has received a substantial grant from Christ Church of Oak Brook.

     
  • Crown Service Systems Joins A Non ProfitMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Crown Service Systems Donating Free House Cleaning to Women With Cancer

     
  • Tim Fenton

    McDonald’s COO to retire; executives restructuredMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s says its chief operating officer is retiring and that it won’t refill the position. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says Tim Fenton, 56, will retire in October, then act as a special adviser to CEO Don Thompson. Fenton joined the company as a teenager in 1973 as a worker at a restaurant in Utica, N.Y.

     
  • Celebrate nature throughout April with ‘Eco 30’ programMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites area residents to celebrate Earth Day throughout April with activities at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook.

     
  • Small but making a big statement, these blooms on a witch-hazel tree Wednesday are one of the traditional first signs of spring for Doris Taylor, manager of the plant clinic at Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

    Officially, winter gives way to spring todayMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal mildness, come,” poet James Thompson of Scotland wrote in 1728. But the kilt-friendly, Scottish winter of 1727-28 was nothing compared to our long-underwear-required suburban winter of discontent in 2013-14.

     
  • How video games might actually help kids lose weightMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kids these days are often living a more sedentary lifestyle which has contributed to increasing obesity.

     
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  • One of the exhibiters at the Fitness February Fair was Zumba Instructor Lisa McDaniel who also volunteers as Secretary for the Healthy Lombard Foundation. Here she is shown sharing information with visitors to the Healthy Lombard 2014 Fitness February Fair that was held in the Center Court of the Yorktown Center Mall. Jay Wojcik

    Healthy Lombard NEEDS Your Vote!Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Healthy Lombard has made it to Round Two in the Health Mart Pharmacy Grant Challenge. Now it needs on-line votes to move to Round Three and possibly win $30,000.

     
  • Spring is around the corner near Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.

    Images: The Week in PicturesMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features some St. Patrick's events, some St. Baldrick's events, and more shoveling snow.

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation surpasses $50 million in managed endowmentMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    WHEATON, IL—This winter, The DuPage Community Foundation surpassed $50 million in total assets under management! “This is truly a momentous milestone for our community,” said David McGowan, president of The DuPage Community Foundation. “It is the culmination of nearly 30 years of dedicated work by our Board and staff and the generous advocacy and support of our many donors, volunteers and other friends who share our passion.”

     
  • Republicans Joe Cantore, left, and Mary Lou Wehrli are hoping to become their party’s nominee for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission.

    Forest president candidates focus on their differencesMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    With days left before Tuesday’s primary, the two Republicans hoping to become the next president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission are making their case for why they should be the GOP nominee. For candidate Mary Lou Wehrli, that involves stressing the differences between herself and her opponent, Joe Cantore.

     
  • Best of all, this won’t raise taxesMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Oak Brook letter to theeditor: The Construction Industry Service Corporation strongly endorses passage of the Glenbard High School District 87 zero-tax-rate-increase bond referendum that will appear on the Tuesday, March 18 ballot.

     
  • Gabe Weininger receives congratulations for sixth place in the European Fencing Confederation’s Cadet Circuit for men’s epee in Goteborg, Sweden unknown

    Illinois Fencers Club Kicks Off 2014 With Successes at Home and AbroadMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois Fencers Club Kicks Off 2014 With Successes at Home and Abroad

     
  • Spring is around the corner near Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.

    Images: Wednesday’s SnowMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    A late-winter blanket of heavy, wet snow covered the suburbs on Wednesday.

     
  • Gabe Weininger receives congratulations for sixth place in the European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Circuit for men's epee in Goteborg, Sweden

    Illinois Fencers Club Kicks Off 2014 With Successes at Home and AbroadMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois Fencers Club Kicks Off 2014 With Successes at Home and Abroad

     
  • Fonda Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with Personal Growth Associates with offices in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake. She can be reached at (847) 413-9700 x336 or (847) 975-6294.

    Will Winter Ever End? Overcoming the Wintertime BluesMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Does it feel as if spring will never come? Do you feel unusually sad, irritable, moody or anxious?" - This article covers symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and depression caused by our unusually bad winter this year. It then discusses various treatments, including light boxes, and multiple tips to help individuals and families overcome the wintertime blues.

     
  • McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain, posted fourth-quarter profit that was little changed from a year earlier as U.S. same-store sales fell amid shaky consumer confidence and increased competition.

    McDonald’s struggles worsened by snowMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook-based McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. — and all that snow didn’t help. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.

     
  • The Oak Brook district office, led by Managing Director Corey McQuade, is part of The McTigue Financial Group, a leading Northwestern Mutual network office. For four consecutive years The McTigue Financial Group has earned the best-in-class Northwestern Mutual Team Award. This company award recognizes superior leadership in new financial representative recruiting, development and retention. Karen Spillers

    Oak Brook-based Northwestern Mutual Office Seeks to Add 11 Financial Representatives in 2014Mar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwestern Mutual’s The McTigue Financial Group in Oak Brook aims to add eleven financial representatives and ten financial representative interns in 2014. The effort is part of Northwestern Mutual’s nationwide goal to actively grow its field force to keep pace with increasing demand locally for financial security guidance, products and services.

     
  • Chicago USTA Photo Release: From left to right: Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center Representatives Andre Dockens, Tennis Professional; Brooke Wedding, Tennis Professional; Leticia Limonez, Assistant Tennis Center Manager; Alin Pop, Tennis Center Manager; and Roger Emig, Tennis Professional accept the 2013 award for Outstanding Facility of the Year from the Chicago USTA during the 25th Annual Evening of Champions.

    Oak Brook Tennis Center Named Chicago USTA Facility of the YearMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Oak Brook Park District Tennis Center, located at 1300 Forest Gate Road in Oak Brook, was presented with the Chicago Tennis Patrons’ 2013 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award during the 25th Annual Evening of Champions on Sat., Feb. 22, 2014

     
  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

     
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