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  • College Theater Presents ‘The Dreams of Antigone’Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    College Theater presents “The Dreams of Antigone” from Thursday, April 17, to Sunday, April 27, in the Playhouse Theater of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • West Chicago schools seek Hall of Honor nominationsApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Community High School District 94 board is seeking nominations its Hall of Honor, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the school, community or society.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reportsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jose A. Sanchez, 18, of West Chicago, and Adam J. Prior, 18, of Coventry Circle, Glendale Heights, were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop for a loud muffler at 2:47 a.m. Saturday at Butterfield and Mitchell Roads near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • The Fight against Hunger ContinuesApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Depleted food items that HSP needs for their pantry, which they hope to collect during their food drive initiative for the Feinstein Challenge in the month of April.

     
  • Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago Prairie Landing

    West Chicago’s Prairie Landing Golf Club tees up for 2014 seasonApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    As the last of the snow melts away, golf season in the western suburbs is getting into full swing with the opening of Prairie Landing Golf Club. Despite chilly weather, golfers are dusting off their clubs to play the championship ‘prairie links’ style 18-hole course rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest.

     
  • Say ‘Yes’ to Good Health During Public Health WeekApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    National Public Health Week is April 7-11 and the DuPage County Health Department will be celebrating the work of public health professionals more than ever this year as public health continues to evolve at a rapid pace with the onset of Affordable Health Care.

     
  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

     
  • College of DuPage to Host ‘Food Matters’ Sustainability Lecture April 16Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage will host a free lecture titled “Food Matters: Examining Issues of Environmental Justice in Meat Production” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in the Student Resource Center, Room 3114, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • College of DuPage to Host Adult Education Expo on April 24Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Continuing Education department at College of DuPage will host a free Adult Education Expo from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Tri-Village Garden Club Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood invites everyone to meetings and May 17th plant sale.

     
  • B.R. Ryall YMCA Keeps Youth Moving, Learning and Exploring this SummerApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County is offering summer camps to give kids and teens an adventurous, active and healthy summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

     
  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 59 RecruitsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 59 recruits representing 38 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began in January.

     
  • Photo of 2013’s group at Northern Illinois Food Bank.

    Tri-Cities AFS-USA volunteers give back during World’s Largest Service Event Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    AFS-USA’s Northern Illinois Area Team is proud to announce its participation in the AFS National Day of Service on April 12.

     
  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

     
  • Schroeder Named Jeff Awards Committee MemberApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    College of DuPage Speech Communication Professor Steve Schroeder was recently selected to serve as a member of the prestigious Jeff Awards Committee.

     
  • Emily Guevara, 18 of East Aurora High School finds a prom dress she likes during Thursday’s “Prom Goes Green” event sponsored by USAgain at West Chicago Community High School.

    ‘Prom Goes Green’ at West Chicago dress giveawayApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    At a West Chicago event that offered prom dresses Thursday in a kaleidoscope of colors, the focus was green -- a symbol of the recycling effort that made thousands of dresses available to students for free. “We believe events like this, like Prom Goes Green, are a great way to spread awareness of reuse and re-wear and recycle among high school students," said Rasham Grewal, marketing manager for USAgain, which hosted the giveaway.

     
  • Open Enrollment Closed-Where to Go For Help With Enrollment IssuesApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    DUPAGE COUNTY-The inaugural year for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has come to a close and despite the rocky roll-out and technical glitches, has resulted in 7.1 million (and counting) Americans signing up for private insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace according to public statements made by the President of the United States.

     
  • Environmental cleanup of a portion of the former Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago still needs to be done — but won’t, according to West Chicago officials — unless the federal government provides the $15 million reimbursement it owes.

    West Chicago asks Congress for $15 million to clean up former Kerr-McGee siteApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    West Chicago officials are asking the federal government for a $15 million reimbursement that they say will allow a stalled environmental cleanup project at the former Kerr-McGee factory site to be completed. An environmental response trust hasn’t been able to complete the work because it hasn’t received additional federal funding since the stimulus program of 2009, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda said.

     
  • Disaster Ministry Workshop at Wheaton College June 10-12Apr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College will offer its second annual Disaster Ministry Workshop June 10-12, 2014.

     
  • In this 1943 photograph by Jack Delano, Clarence Dwight Averill takes a break from his job as a freight train conductor. The West Chicago man spent nearly 50 years working for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway.

    Photography exhibit shows suburban railroaders on the jobApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new photography exhibit opening Saturday in the Chicago History Museum features suburban railroaders who helped power a key industry during World War II. For the descendants of the workers, the images fill missing chapters in family history. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I see my father in him,'" said Marilyn Theobald, when she studied a photo of her grandad.

     
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