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  • Bob Carne: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2013 2:16 PM
    Candidate information for Bob Carne, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Karrsten Goettel: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Karrsten Goettel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jean Cabel: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Jean Cabel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Vanessa Bell-LaSota: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Vanessa Bell-LaSota, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Brian Charles: Candidate Profile Mar 15, 2013 10:03 AM
    Candidate information for Brian Charles, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • St. Charles parks teen job fair Feb. 18 Feb 13, 2013 2:19 PM
    The St. Charles Park District’s annual Teen Job Fair will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 in the Pottawatomie Community Center gym, 8 North Ave. This is for youth, age 16 to 24, who are looking for summer employment, and want to gain experience through a job in a field that interests them.

  • St. Charles school, park board incumbents face challengers Dec 28, 2012 8:53 PM
    The St. Charles Unit District 303 school board may see major changes as the four incumbents up for re-election have challengers. They include a Tea Party member and a critic of the district's decision to turn Davis and Richmond Elementary Schools into grade level centers.

  • Why you should like lichens Oct 6, 2012 10:50 AM
    They're friends with benefits. They lead unassuming lives, and their living arrangement goes largely unnoticed. They get along famously, and they're committed to each other for life. This odd couple is called lichen, a partnership of algae and fungi.

  • 10th annual Tyler Caruso Memorial Concert set for Thursday May 22, 2012 11:28 AM
    Some people are so special, they continue to have an impact on their community even after they are gone. Tyler Caruso's dream of uniting the community through music lives on in the 10th annual Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in Lincoln Park.

  • St. Charles’ Delnor Woods to nearly double in size Mar 6, 2012 1:01 PM
    One of the larger parks in the heart of St. Charles will nearly double in size thanks to a purchase recently inked by park district officials. Delnor Woods adds 19.1 acres through a deal with the Dellora A. Norris Trust. There are no major plans in the immediate future to improve the land.

  • Kids, animals interact at Discovery Days Feb 19, 2012 6:38 PM
    Emily Czajkowski, of St. Charles, learned Sunday that a possum’s fur is soft. The 11-year-old got the chance to see and touch the possum, a goose and a turtle with her family during the second of three Discovery Days weekends at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles.

  • St. Charles farm shows kids the ins and outs of raising chickens Feb 18, 2012 6:58 PM
    Children and their families learned Saturday what it takes to make scrambled eggs from scratch — chicken scratch, that is. Primrose Farm Park in St. Charles showed them how chickens are raised. The restored farm specializes in teaching urban dwellers about production farming of the 1930s.

  • St. Charles Park District honored for 100 years of service Nov 28, 2011 11:47 AM
    The St. Charles Park District recently received awards in honor of its centennial from the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois State Historical Society.

  • Tight economy or not, Halloween house decor creeps on Oct 28, 2011 5:26 AM
    Jon Gear of St. Charles won the “High scare-low budget” category of the annual St. Charles Park District "Gallery of Ghoulish Homes" tour contest. The Halloween fan, who worked as a teenager at Hades Haunted House in Villa Park, estimated he spent about $75 this year decorating his townhouse. That's more than the expected national average for Halloween decor.

  • Suburbs host gay softball World Series Aug 29, 2011 12:05 PM
    The Gay Softball World Series comes to the Chicago area this week, kicking off with an opening ceremony Monday at Navy Pier. After that, 150 teams will play games from Tuesday through Saturday at fields in Schaumburg, St. Charles and Elmhurst.

  • St. Charles parks stalwart Carol Glemza to retire after 69 years Aug 20, 2011 5:00 AM
    After 69 years at the St. Charles Park District, Carol Glemza is retiring. Friday, co-workers and friends held a party to thank her for her years of service. “When I think of Carol, I think of her commitment and loyalty to the park district and board, and it is unparalleled,” park board member Jim Cook said.

  • St. Charles Park District celebrates refurbished Swanson Pool Aug 4, 2011 4:26 PM
    A dime has little value in today’s economy, but on Saturday it's the price to pay to enter Swanson Pool. From noon to 4 p.m. the Swanson Pool will take a trip to the past for a day in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the St. Charles Park District.

  • Gay Softball World Series is coming to suburbs Jul 28, 2011 10:37 AM
    For the first time since 1986, the Chicago area will host the Gay Softball World Series Aug. 29-Sept. 4. Games will be played in Schaumburg, St. Charles and Elmhurst. The series is expected to draw 4,000 athletes and fans to the Chicago area.

  • Family Circle names St. Charles No. 1 city in the country Jul 8, 2011 1:06 PM
    After hearing St. Charles had been named the No. 1 city in the country to raise a family by Family Circle magazine, Ray Ochromowicz said he just wanted to throw his hands in the air to celebrate.

  • Gizzae to perform in St. Charles Jul 5, 2011 4:02 PM
    The St. Charles Park District Concerts in the Park series continues with Gizzae at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7.

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