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DuPage County's farm heritage celebrated at St. James Farm
May 28, 2016 5:18 PM
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District held Family Field Day Saturday at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville.
29th annual Midwest Golf Celebrity Pro-Am to benefit Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois
May 27, 2016 12:10 PM
Erik Soderholm, Cliff Levingston, Tim Stoddard, Jim Thornton and Brent Novoselsky are just a few of the sports celebrities hitting the green for the 29th annual Midwest Golf Celebrity Pro-Am on Monday, June 20.
College of DuPage Celebrates 49th Commencement
May 25, 2016 5:18 PM
College of DuPage Outstanding Graduates Dianne Hlinsky of Downers Grove and Ana Pliego of Wheaton addressed more than 630 of their fellow graduates during the 49th annual Commencement ceremony and spoke about the powerful influences of COD. Click here for photos from the event. Check out #codgrad for contributions made by students during the ceremony.
Tom Cullerton passes measure to spread DuPage model throughout Illinois
May 25, 2016 9:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD- To mirror the success seen in DuPage County, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) has passed his initiative to streamline and remove redundancies in local government. "Through our bipartisan work, we have made DuPage County a leader in government consolidation," Cullerton said. "It's time to use the lessons we have learned and spread our success throughout the state to save valuable taxpayer dollars."
Tom Cullerton works to streamline Illinois voter registration
May 25, 2016 9:01 AM
SPRINGFIELD- Currently there are more than 2 million Illinoisans who are eligible to vote, but aren't registered. To alleviate this problem, Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) sponsored Senate Bill 250 which would automatically register eligible citizens when they renew their drivers' license or state ID.
Annual gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show returns this weekend
Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association
May 23, 2016 8:40 PM
Seven area hobby clubs are celebrating the Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association's Ruby Jubilee! Experience the excitement of Illinois' largest gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, at the DuPage County Fairgrounds.
COD Faculty Member Named Next Generation Indie Book Finalist
May 25, 2016 9:16 AM
College of DuPage Assistant English Professor Trina Sotirakopulos recently was named one of five finalists for the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards during a ceremony held recently at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Sotirakopulos and her co-editor Michelle Duster were honored in the Women's Issues category for their work, "Shifts: An Anthology of Women's Growth Through Change" (for which she is credited as Trina Sotira). The anthology, which also was a 2015 USA Best Book Awards finalist, features poems, short stories and essays by 35 women from various backgrounds, highlighting their strength and growth through life changes, including divorce, parenthood, job situations and loss.
Albright shakes things up with 'In the Next Room' June 10-25
May 25, 2016 9:26 AM
The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia is all abuzz over its next production, "In the Next Room, or the vibrator play" by Sarah Ruhl. While the show is a comedy offering plenty of laughs, there are surprisingly poignant moments as well. "The playwright uses humor to illustrate the search for intimacy in the lives of these characters," said director Maureen Morley.
College of DuPage Offers 'Citizens Public Safety Academy' this Summer
May 25, 2016 9:13 AM
The Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage is offering the Citizens Public Safety Academy, designed to provide participants the opportunity to become more aware of and involved with their own safety. Classes will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 7 to Aug. 2, in the Homeland Security Education Center, on the College's main campus. Click here for directions.
Tom Cullerton passes measure to keep retired police dogs with officers
May 25, 2016 9:18 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Working to keep retired police dogs with their handlers, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D--Villa Park) passed Senate Bill 3129 today, which creates the Police Dog Retirement Act. "As a dog owner myself, I know there is a special bond between an officer and their dog," Cullerton said. "It's important that we take the necessary precautions to honor the special relationship between an officer and their police dog."
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